No. 3 Men's Ice Hockey Ties Potsdam, 2-2, In Season-Opener

POTSDAM, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior forward Tyson Empey and junior forward Carson Kelley each scored power-play tallies, but it was the No. 3 Knights tying host Potsdam, 2-2, in the first contest of the 2019-20 season, Friday. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Potsdam built a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the final eight minutes of the first period 
  • The Knights got on the board with 12:04 left in the second period following a Potsdam interference penalty. The Knights cycled the puck around the Bear zone before senior defenseman Tanner Salsberry one-timed a feed from senior forward David Szmyd from the point that Carson re-directed into the goal. 
  • Geneseo turned a Bears' roughing penalty into the equalizer with 6:29 left in the third. Senior forward Andrew Romano swept a puck off the left boards to senior forward Conlan Keenan in front of the Potsdam goal. Keenan shuffled a pass to Empey outside the right post for a quick one-timer. 

GAME NOTES

  • Geneseo finished the night with a 39-17 shooting advantage while converting 2-of-6 power play attempts. 
  • First-year goalie Matt Petezian totaled 15 saves in his collegiate debut.
  • Geneseo led the nation in power-play percentage during the 2018-19 season (.282) while Empey finished second with 12 power-play goals. 

WHAT'S NEXT

Geneseo continues State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) action with a trip to Plattsburgh on Saturday (Nov. 2) for a 7:00 p.m. matchup with the Cardinals.