FREDONIA, N.Y. – Host Fredonia State Blue Devils rattled off four first period goals and put the visiting Morrisville State College men's hockey team away early as they captured the 5-1 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory Friday night in Fredonia.
Morrisville State, with the loss, falls to 6-15-3 overall on the season, 3-12 within conference play. They return to the ice tomorrow for the 2018 season finale, facing the Blue Devils once again at 7 p.m.
Fredonia set the tone early, capitalizing on an early Morrisville State penalty for the power play score just 1:20 in, before adding a second nearly a minute later for the 2-0 advantage minutes into the contest.
They added to their lead at the 9:31 mark with a short handed tally, before collecting a second power play goal at 13:05 for a commanding 4-0 first period lead.
After a scoreless second, Morrisville State was able to put one on the board midway through the third as Stevie Ray Adams (Akwesasne, Quebec) put home the feed from Ian Wood (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Jared Young (Pueblo West, Colo.).
Fredonia, though, added a final tally at the 18:52 mark for the 5-1 win.
Sal Stalteri (Woodbridge, Ontario) collected 13 saves in the opening period of action to record the loss, before being relieved by Young for the remainder of the contest. Young turned away 24.
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.