Lets start with Syracuse.
After losing 3/4ths of their top line (MacKenzie out with surgery and Filatov up with the Jackets getting) the Crunch pulled out a 3-2 shootout victory over Binghamton Friday night. Craig MacDonald and Clay Wilson both picked up the tallies for the Crunch while rookie Maksim Mayorov notched 2 helpers. York, MacDonald, Mayorov and Vigilante all scored in the shootout to get the 2 points.
Unfortunately the following night saw a similar outcome that the Jackets suffered. The Crunch got creamed 7-1 versus Hershey. York had the only goal on the night but the Crunch certainly didn't go quietly as Pineault, Sestito and Mirasty all received fighting majors. Sestito and Mirasty all got 10 minute misconducts as well.
Mayorov is off to a nice start in his pro career collecting 1g, 2a in 4 games thus far.
Michael York currently leads the team in scoring with 2g, 3a for 5 points in 4 games.
Syracuse's record currently stands at 3-1.
The Ohio State Men's hockey team also split their series against Lake Superior State. The difference here being that they got their butts kicked in night 1 instead of night 2.
On Friday night it was a 7-3 blowout although the Buckeye's were the first to get on the board with a Hunter Bishop and the assist, his first point as Buckeye, went to freshman standout Zack Dalpe. Peter Boyd and Cory Elkins had the other two goals.
After training 2-1, the Buckeye's rallied on Saturday night to beat Lake Superior 4-2. Two of the goals, his first two as a Buckeye, were scored by Zac Dalpe.
Sophomore John Albert leads the Buckeye's in scoring with 6 points. He was a 6th round selection of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2007 NHL entry draft.
The win moves OSU to 1-2-1 in the CCHA as they head across the country to face a hockey powerhouse in Denver next weekend.