Morrisville State men’s hockey play to four goal tie in back-and-forth battle with Chatham  

Morrisville State men’s hockey play to four goal tie in back-and-forth battle with Chatham   

 

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Visiting Morrisville State College men's hockey settled for a four goal overtime tie Tuesday evening against host Chatham University, as they head into the Thanksgiving break with a 1-5-3 overall record.

The Mustangs opened all scoring 11 seconds into the contest as CJ Stubbs (Pleasant Valley, Utah) one-timed the chip feed from Jimmy Philbin (Chicago, Ill.) for the game's first goal.

Chatham would pull even just over two minutes later, though, netting their first of the night as Jake Reed netted his first of the season from a Chris Lutz assist.

Morrisville State regained the lead at the 12:55 mark in the second period, as Philbin posted the shorthanded tally, but once again that was short-lived as the Cougars evened the contest at two with a power play score at 16:03.

Chatham took their first lead of the contest 1:50 into the third and maintained the slim one goal lead until the 17:01 mark when Philbin notched his second of the night on the breakaway feed from Stubbs.

Forcing a turnover in their defensive end, Morrisville State chipped the puck ahead to junior Stevie Ray Adams (Akwesasne, QE) who on the fast break was taken down from behind and awarded a penalty shot. Adams went top shelf over the shoulder of the Chatham goaltender for the 4-3 visitor lead with just under two minutes showing on the clock.

Chatham pulled their netminder for the extra attacker and with 20 seconds remaining, forced the overtime period as they slapped in the scrum on the crease to even it at four.

Both teams had ample chances in the overtime period, but neither could muster the game winning tally as they settled for the four goal draw.

Sal Stalteri (Woodbridge, ON) turned away 30 for the Mustangs in net, including three in the overtime frame.

Morrisville State returns to the ice Friday, hosting Salve Regina in a 7 p.m. faceoff on the Mustangs home ice.

Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.

 

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