Potsdam Bears Scratch Out One Goal Win Over Skidmore
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MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY
POTSDAM 6, SKIDMORE 5
Junior Matt Rhymer scored the game-winning goal with 6:47 remaining in the third period to give the SUNY Potsdam men’s hockey team a 6-5 victory over Skidmore Tuesday in a wild non-conference affair at Maxcy Hall Ice Arena. With the game in the balance after Skidmore tied the game at 5-5 with a pair of goals in a one-minute span midway through the third,
Rhymer took a pass from junior Sy Nutkevitch in front of the net and slapped it past the goaltender. It was the third goal of the season for Rhymer, who erased memories of three penalties from earlier in the contest. The Bears were able to prevail despite squandering leads of 3-1, 4-2 and 5-3 during the first 50 minutes of action and struggling through a rash of 10 penalties for the game. Potsdam faced similar struggles in losses to Fredonia and Buffalo State over the weekend.
Senior captain Fraser Smith got the scoring started in the first period with a deflection in front of the net off a shot from the point. Senior Patrick Choules and junior Hunter Syrydiuk were credited with assists on the play. After a Potsdam turnover in the zone led to Skidmore tying the contest at 1-1, the Bears struck twice in a 30-second span with short-handed, unassisted score by senior forward Colin MacLellan followed by a goal from Nutkevitch.
Potsdam kept the heat on in the second, scoring just 20 seconds into the period on a shot from the blue line by Syrydiuk, his first goal of the season. The Thoroughbreds scored moments later to cut their deficit to 4-2, but the Bears held on for the rest of the period, led by a superb showing from the power play killing unit, which held strong during simultaneous penalties on two different occasions.
Junior goaltender Trevor O’Neill finished with 36 saves for Potsdam, which was outshot 41-31 by Skidmore.
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1st Period: POT Fraser Smith (Pat Choules, Hunter Syrydiuk) 9:55, SKID Nick Dupuis (Tyler Doremus) 11:34, POT Colin McLennan (UNA) 17:09 SHG, Sy Nutkavitch (Fraser Smith) 17:35
2nd Period: POT Hunter Syrydiuk (Todd Hosmer) :20, SKID Jack Walsh (Tony Giacin, Brad Schuler) :54,
3rd Period: POT Nick Dupuis (Tyler Doremus Brad Schuler) :21 5 on 3 PPG, POT Brandon Couto (Kevin McLellan, Mike Arnold) 5:25, SKID Alex Radmin (Nick Dupuis, Tyler Doremus) 9:12 PPG, brendan Cottam (Vlad Gavrik, Alex Esseris) 9:51, POT Matt Ryhmer (Sy Nutkavitch, Todd Hosmer) 13:13
Power Play: SKID 2 for 9, POT 0 for 3
Saves: SKID Ross 2, Bessey 23, POT O'Niell 36
WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY
St. Lawrence 3, Vermont 0
Middlebury 3, Potsdam 1
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Plattsburgh 75, Clarkson 70
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Clarkson 65, SUNY Canton 45
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