The Oswego State men’s ice hockey team saw its 22-game winning streak come to an end after suffering a 3-1 loss at Geneseo on Saturday night. Luke Moodie gave the Lakers a 1-0 lead early in the second period, but the Ice Knights went on to score the next three goals for the victory in the final game of the regular season. Oswego State moved to 23-2-0 overall and 15-1-0 in the SUNYAC, while Geneseo ended the year at 13-10-2 overall and 9-6-1 in the league. The Lakers, who are the top-seed entering the SUNYAC Tournament, will host a semifinal game on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. against the lowest remaining seed from the play-in games on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Oswego State’s Luke Moodie (pictured) (Fr., Burlington, Ont.) broke a scoreless tie in the second period with his 13th goal of the season with assists going to linemates Paul Rodrigues (Fr., Etobicoke, Ont.) and Jon Whitelaw (Fr., Huntsville, Ont.) at 5:26. Geneseo called its lone timeout minutes later, which proved to be effective, as the Ice Knights evened the score off the stick of Jonathan Redlick. Geneseo took advantage of a Laker interference penalty late in the frame when Stefan Decosse fed Jake Yard for the eventual game-winner at 17:27.
Oswego State tried to even the contest, but the Ice Knights took a two-score lead when David Arduin scored his 11th goal of the year at 15:09. The Lakers called timeout following the goal, but were unable to send the game into overtime.
It was a physical contest as both teams combined to commit 16 penalties for 59 minutes. Oswego State went 0-for-3 with the skater advantage, while Geneseo went 1-for-6. Laker goalie Kyle Gunn-Taylor (Sr., West Seneca, N.Y.) suffered his first loss of the season allowing three goals and making 20 saves in the losing effort. The Ice Knights’ Cory Gershon compiled 33 saves, including 17 in the first period when Oswego State came out of the gates quickly.
Story Courtesy of Oswego State Sports Information