Place Scores OT Winner As Potsdam Beats WNEC
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MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY
POTSDAM 4, WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 3 (OT/F)
After giving up a 3-0 lead, the Bears win thier first non-league contest of the weekend downing the Golden Bears.
A turnover in the neutral zone led to Adam Place on a break away where he back handed the game winner over WNEC goalie Tim Carr with 29.5 seconds left.
Potsdam bolted out to a 3-0 lead as Zack Blake redirected an Erick Ware shot at 5:48. Fourteen seconds later Mike Arnold took the puck after a face off win and wristed one top shelf for a 2-0 cuhsion. Billy Pascalli then finshed off an Adam Place pass to give the Bears a 3-0 lead eleven minutes into the game.
WNEC responded on their only power play of the period when William Preston turned around and snuck a long shot past Potsdam's Jon Hall to close the gap to two.
In the second, Chris Connors scored back to back goals with the game tying goal coming off a rebound at the 15:33 mark of the second knotting the game at 3-3.
Both goalies were tested in the third but neither yielded the game winner.
In Overtime, which was played at 4 on 4 because of ECAC Northeast rules, Matt Viola found the puck at the red line and tapped it ahead to Place for the game winner on the break away.
Erick Ware added two assists and Hall stopped 33 in his first colligate win. Carr managed 35 saves for the Golden Bears.
| || 1|| 2|| 3|| ot || F|
| Potsdam || 3|| 0|| 0|| 1|| 4|
| WNEC|| 1|| 2|| 0|| 0|| 3|
1st Period: POT Zack Blake (Matt Viola, Erick Ware) 5:48 PPG, POT Mike Arnold (Todd Thomas) 6:02, POT Billy Pascalli (Adam PLace, Nick Avgerinos 11:11, WNEC William Preston (Chris Lembo) 12:47 PPG
2nd Period: WNEC Chris Connors (Brian Prost, Michael Darrar) 9:10, WNEC Chris Connors (Brian Prost, Michael Darrar) 15:33
3rd Period: NO SCORING
Overtime: POT Adam Place (Matt Viola, Erick Ware) 4:31
Saves: POT Hall 33, WNEC Carr 35
Power Play: POT 1 for 4, WNEC 1 for 3
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY
Yale 5, St. Lawrence 3
Brown 3, Clarkson 2
WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY
St. Lawrence 5, Yale 1
Clarkson 2, Brown 1
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Brockport 83, Potsdam 71
Vassar 48, St. Lawrence 47
Clarkson 75, Bard 45
SUNY Canton 65, Vermont Tech 59
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Brockport 68, Potsdam 59
St. Lawrence 81, Vassar 60
Bard 52, Clarkson 46
SUNY Canton 58, Vermont Tech 49
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Malone 57, Potsdam 53
Canton 61, Salmon River 41
Heuvelton 64, Hermon-Dekalb 17
Morristown 48, Hammond 45
Edwards-Knox 47, Harrisville 44
Lisbon 61, Clifton-Fine 21
St. Regis Falls 64, Norwood-Norfolk 35
Brushton-Moira 36, Colton-Pierrepont 27
St. Lawrence Central 70, Parishville-Hopkinton 29
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
St. Lawrence Central 61, Parishville-Hopkinton 31
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY
Canton 1, OFA 1 (OT/F)
1000 Islands/Alex Bay 4, Salmon River 4 (OT/F)
Rome Free 4, Potsdam 3
Northwood Prep 5, Norwood-Norfolk 3
Lancaster 5, Massena 1
Plattsburgh 3, St. Lawrence Central 2