Cortland men's hockey falls to Oswego, 3-1

Sophomore Connor Beck recorded an assist (Darl Zehr Photography)

Box Score

CORTLAND, N.Y. - Three different players scored goals as the nationally eighth/ninth-ranked Oswego men's hockey team earned a 3-1 win at Cortland in SUNYAC play Saturday night at Alumni Arena. The Red Dragons dropped to 0-3 and 0-1 in the conference, while the Lakers improved to 2-1 and 1-0.

Freshman Tom Ritchie (Spencerport/New York PAL Islanders) netted the first goal of his career for Cortland in the third period. Junior Mike Crowley (Buffalo/Springfield Blues) and sophomore Connor Beck (Richmond Hill, ON/Toronto Jr. Canadiens) each assisted on the goal. Senior Drew Weigman (Annapolis, MD/Northern Cyclones) registered 40 saves.

Sophomores Mitch Emerson (Pickering, ON/Trenton Golden Hawks), Jody Sullivan (Cardinal, ON/Ottawa Jr. Senators) and Michael Gillespie (New City/The Ohio State University) each scored a goal for Oswego. Junior Cameron Berry (Chandler, AZ/Philadelphia Little Flyers) and sophomores Joseph Molinaro (Mississauga, ON/Niagara University) and Josh Zizek (St. Catharines, ON/Nepean Raiders) recorded one assist apiece. Sophomore goalie David Richer (Mirabel, QC/Kingston Voyageurs) made 18 saves.

The Lakers took a 2-0 lead after the first period before Ritchie's goal made it a 2-1 game 1:57 into the third period. Gillespie added an insurance goal at 8:15 of the third. Cortland pulled Weigman for an extra skater over the final 2:11 but could not capitalize.

Oswego 3, Cortland 1

Score by periods:
Oswego 2-0-1 3
Cortland 0-0-1 1

Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists)
Oswego: Mitch Emerson 1-0, Jody Sullivan 1-0, Michael Gillespie 1-0, Cameron Berry 0-1, Joseph Molinaro 0-1, Josh Zizek 0-1
Cortland: Tom Ritchie 1-0, Connor Beck 0-1, Mike Crowley 0-1

Saves: Drew Weigman (Cortland) 40 saves (3 GA in 57:49), Empty Net 2:11; David Richer (Oswego) 18 saves (1 GA in 60:00)
Shots on Goal: Oswego 43 (14-15-14), Cortland 19 (4-8-7)
Penalties: Cortland 8-19:00, Oswego 4-8:00
Power Play: Oswego 0-6, Cortland 0-2

Records after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 0-3, 0-1 SUNYAC; Oswego (Lakers) 2-1, 1-0 SUNYAC (ranked 8/9 in Div. III)