CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE - Tonight's game has been pushed back, due to Oswego bus issues. The game will now start at 8:30 PM - Doors will open at 6:00 PM.
GENESEO, N.Y. – The SUNY Geneseo men's ice hockey team will host Oswego in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship game on Saturday (Mar. 2) at 7:00 p.m.
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A live broadcast of Saturday's game will be available on GeneseoKnights.com, including live commentary provided by Geneseo student radio station WGSU FM's Nate Sharman (PbP) and Sam Cooper (Color). Live statistics will also be available at GeneseoKnights.com while in-game updates will be posted on Twitter (@GeneseoKnights). Fans can also have updates delivered directly to their moblie devices by downloading the Geneseo Knights Front Row app (available on Google Play and in the Apple App Store) and turning on "notifications" for men's hockey.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
The top-seeded Knights (23-1-2) defeated fifth-seeded Fredonia, 5-2, in last Saturday's semifinals to advance to their third championship game appearance in the last four years. Second-seeded Oswego (19-5-2) took down third-seeded Plattsburgh, 3-2, to clinch its sixth title game appearance in the last eight years.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Geneseo is in the hunt for its third SUNYAC crown in the last four years and second in a row after defeating visiting Fredonia, 7-1, in last season's championship. The Knights also took down top-seeded Plattsburgh, 7-1, on the road to win the 2016 title. Oswego will be in the hunt for its first title since winning back-to-back championships in 2013 and 2014.
Geneseo and Oswego have met in the SUNYAC Championship game four times, most recently in 2014 when the third-seeded Lakers upset the top-seeded and host Knights, 7-6. Oswego led, 5-1, with under eight minutes remaining in the second period before four-straight Geneseo goals tied the game, 5-5, early in the third. The teams traded goals over the next 10 minutes before the Lakers notched the game-winning tally with 29 second left in regulation. Oswego defeated Geneseo, 5-4, in the 1989 final and again, 6-2, in the 1991 championship, while the Knights bested the Lakers, 3-2 (OT), to win their first SUNYAC Championship in 1986.
BEST OF THE BEST
Geneseo junior forward Conlan Keenan was named the SUNYAC Herb Hammond Player of the Year while senior Devin McDonald was voted the SUNYAC Goalie of the Year, announced Wednesday. Oswego senior Devin Campbell landed his second-consecutive SUNYAC Defensive Player of the Year recognition. Keenan (first-team) and McDonald (first team) were two of Geneseo's league-best six all-conference players, while Oswego was second with four.