BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Cortland men’s hockey team scored goals in the second and third periods to erase a 2-0 deficit and earned a 2-2 overtime tie at nationally 14th-ranked Buffalo St. Saturday night to pick up a key point in the SUNYAC standings. The Red Dragons are now 8-12-1 overall and 3-8-1 in the conference. The Bengals’ record stands at 15-5-3 and 8-3-3.
Freshman Michael Faliero (West Seneca/Buffalo Jr. Sabres) and senior Tommy Nolan (Mahopac/Connecticut Oilers) netted the goals for Cortland. Sophomores Connor Beck (Richmond Hill, ON/Toronto Jr. Canadiens), Martin Lavallee (Goose Bay, NL/Nepean Raiders) and Douglas Elgstam (Stockholm, Sweden/New Jersey Rockets) and freshman Logan Blaser (Aurora, ON/Brockville Braves) each recorded an assist. Senior goalie Drew Weigman (Annapolis, MD/Northern Cyclones) registered 24 saves.
Anthony Passero and Vadim Vasjonkin scored goals for Buffalo St. Ben Butcher, Cody Symonds, Mac Wood and Reid Bibb each contributed an assist. Goalie Ian Sylves made 28 saves.
The Bengals grabbed a 2-0 lead after the first period as Passero scored at 9:56 and Vasjonkin tallied his goal at 14:03. Faliero’s power-play goal at 9:16 of the second period cut Cortland’s deficit to 2-1. Nolan netted the game-tying goal just 1:29 into the third period. In overtime, Cortland held a 3-1 shot advantage.
Cortland 2, Buffalo St. 2 (OT)
Score by periods:
Cortland 0-1-1-0 2
Buffalo St. 2-0-0-0 2
Scoring Summary (Goals-Assists)
Cortland: Michael Faliero 1-0, Tommy Nolan 1-0, Connor Beck 0-1, Logan Blaser 0-1, Martin Lavallee 0-1, Douglas Elgstam 0-1
Buffalo St.: Anthony Passero 1-0, Vadim Vasjonkin 1-0, Ben Butcher 0-1, Cody Symonds 0-1, Mac Wood 0-1, Reid Bibb 0-1
Saves: Drew Weigman (Cortland) 24 saves (2 GA in 65:00); Ian Sylves (Buffalo St.) 28 saves (2 GA in 65:00)
Shots on Goal: Cortland 30 (6-13-8-3), Buffalo St. 26 (11-4-10-1)
Penalties: Cortland 5-10:00, Buffalo St. 4-8:00
Power Play: Buffalo St. 0-3, Cortland 1-2
Records after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 8-12-1, 3-8-1 SUNYAC; Buffalo St. (Bengals) 15-5-3, 8-3-3 SUNYAC (ranked 14th in Div. III)