Power Play Goals and DeVito’s Hat Trick Give Mustangs Comeback Win at Potsdam

Power Play Goals and DeVito’s Hat Trick Give Mustangs Comeback Win at Potsdam

POTSDAM, N.Y. – The Mustangs fell behind early, but rallied in the third period to pick up a key State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) win on the road on Friday night 5-3 at Potsdam. 


  • Final Score:            
    • Morrisville 5, Potsdam 3
  • Location: Potsdam, N.Y.
  • Records:
    • Morrisville (4-11-1, 2-7 SUNYAC), Potsdam (6-11-0, 2-6 SUNYAC) 


  • Morrisville fell behind 1-0 just under half way through the first period as the Bears' Tyler Young found the back of the net.
  • The Mustangs responded late in the first to even the score.  Jimmy Philbin (Chicago, Ill.) notched the power play goal, with CJ Stubbs (Pleasant Grove, Utah) and Nick DeVito (Averill Park, N.Y.).
  • The Bears went up 2-1 midway through the second as they converted on a power play opportunity of their own.
  • The Bears and the Mustangs continued to battle for momentum throughout the rest of the second period and five minutes into the third before Potsdam pulled away 3-1 with another power play goal.
  • The Bears momentum swing would be short lived as the Mustangs rattled off three goals in a five minute span to take the lead 4-3.  Ben Sprague (Norfolk, N.Y.) started the rally, scoring just seconds after the faceoff following a Potsdam penalty.  DeVito tied the contest just over two minutes later with yet another power play tally at the 9:04 mark.
  • DeVito gave the Mustangs the 4-3 edge on the road at 11:36, but was not done there as he completed the hat trick just over for minutes later with an even handed strike, assisted by Stubbs for the 5-3 lead.
  • The Mustangs took advantage of their power play opportunities, converting three of their six attempts into goals.
  • Jared Young (Pueblo West, Colo.) earned the win between the pipes for Morrisville, recording 39 saves. 


The Mustangs and Bears will face off in their series finale tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM.  The afternoon puck drop is a change from the originally scheduled 7 PM start due to the incoming snow storm. 

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.