College Hockey: Pair of Oswego State Lakers Leading Division III in Scoring

Roman Uschak@@RomanUschakCorrespondent INovember 16, 2012

Oswego State photo
Oswego State photo

A couple of weeks ago, a couple of St. Lawrence University Saints were leading NCAA Division I men’s hockey in scoring.

Now, a pair of Oswego State Lakers are doing the same in NCAA Division III.

Oswego senior forwards Luke Moodie (pictured) and Paul Rodrigues are atop the Division III scoring scroll with 12 points apiece through five games, with each having tallied five goals and seven assists to date.

Moodie, who hails from Oakville, Ont., hit the century mark for career scoring last week, tallying his 100th point in an Oswego uniform with a goal in a 5-1 win over Morrisville. In 87 career games he has 46 goals and 54 assists, including 14 power-play goals and eight game-winning goals.

Rodrigues, who is from Etobicoke, Ont., has 39 goals and 60 assists for 99 points, also in 87 games. Included in his totals are 13 power-play scores and six game-winners.

Oswego plays in the State University of New York Athletic Conference, and skates out of the 2,000 seat Campus Center Ice Arena. Notable Oswego alums include ESPN broadcaster Steve Levy, who donated the press box at the arena.

The Lakers are 5-0 so far this season, including 4-0 in SUNYAC play, and have games this weekend against Buffalo State and Fredonia. The Lakers opened the year with a 7-4 win over SUNY Cortland and then a 9-0 shutout of Elmira, which has made the NCAA Tournament the past five seasons.

Oswego has also earned three straight NCAA Tournament berths, and won the 2007 Division III men's national championship, the first-ever NCAA title in school history.