Men's ice hockey shut out at No. 5 SUNY Oswego
Nationally ranked No. 5 SUNY Oswego received goals from seven different players and the Lakers routed Hamilton College 8-0 in a non-conference game at Oswego’s Campus Center Ice Arena on Jan. 19.
Oswego (15-3-0 overall) has won seven of its last eight games. The Lakers rank second in Division III with 5.11 goals per game.
Luke Moodie '13 and Jon Whitelaw '13 led Oswego with one goal and two assists apiece. Tyler Leimbrock '13 netted two goals and Paul Rodrigues '13 added one goal and one assist. Rodrigues leads Division III with 34 points and 21 assists.
Taylor Farris '13, Chris Ayotte '13 and Peter Rodrigues '15 all recorded one goal. Andrew Hare '13 made 18 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, which is tied for second in Division III. His 1.77 goals against average ranks fifth in Division III and his save percentage sits at .934.
Joe Quattrocchi '14 started in goal for the Continentals (4-8-3) and made 12 saves in the first period. Cam Gibbar '13 played the final two periods and stopped 21 shots between the pipes.
Moodie wasted no time finding the back of the net as he scored just 39 seconds into the first period. Paul Rodrigues sent a pass through the neutral zone to Whitelaw for a 2-on-1 breakaway with Moodie. As the defenseman went to cover Whitelaw, he slid the puck to Moodie, who carried the puck through the crease with his backhand and tapped it in.
At the 12:54 mark, Ayotte intercepted an errant pass in the Hamilton zone and fired a wrist shot from the left circle that beat Quattrocchi top shelf for a 2-0 lead. Just 1:22 later, Paul Rodrigues, Moodie and Whitelaw teamed up for another goal with Rodrigues picking up his 13th for a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period.
Jesse McConney '13 found Whitelaw behind two defenders in the neutral zone just 19 seconds into the second period. Whitelaw took the puck and skated in on a breakaway for his fifth goal. At the 3:08 mark, Peter Rodrigues notched his first collegiate goal from the crease, and Leimbrock added another at 6:04 to give the Lakers a 6-0 advantage. Matt Singleton '13 earned the assist on Rodrigues’ goal and Zach Josepher '13 was credited with his 10th assist on Leimbrock's.
Leimbrock recorded his eighth goal of the season on a broken play in front of Gibbar 2:34 into the third. Farris rounded out the scoring with his first goal this season midway through the final period.
Oswego enjoyed a 41-18 shot advantage. Hamilton was 0-for-2 on the power play and Oswego was 0-for-3.
Hamilton returns home for another non-conference game against SUNY Potsdam on Sunday, Jan. 20.