Lakers Win the Laker Showdown Ships Wheel Trophy 2.October.2013
October 2, 2013
Lakers Win the Laker Showdown Ships Wheel Trophy
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 hockey team began their 2013-14 season with a trip to John Carroll University in Ohio and Mercyhurst University in Pa.
The Lakers, in their first game of the season, faced #19 John Carroll on Saturday. The first period was scoreless until early in the second period when Oswego got on the scoreboard first as Chris Timmons scored on a pass from freshman Andrew Schutt. The home team scored 2 goals during the second to go up 2-1. The third period saw John Carroll scoring early to make the score 3-1. The Laker defense did a great job as the home team could not score again until Laker goalie Dylan Niewiemski was pulled for an extra skater and John Carroll scored the empty net goal. Niewiemski had 32 saves for Oswego.
The following day Oswego was in Erie, Pa. for the annual Laker Showdown with Mercyhurst University, who are also called The Lakers. This rivalry, which started 6 years ago, features both Laker teams with the winner of the game receiving the Laker Showdown Ships Wheel Trophy. The ships wheel was donated by an alumnus of Mercyhurst. For the past 5 years, the trophy has gone to Mercyhurst.
The game was scoreless until the second period when freshman Ben Paige scored on passes from Matt Brady and Brendon Wormley. Mercyhurst scored twice and Oswego then scored 3 goals by Paige, DJ Mazzoni and Devin Coon to go up 4-2. Assists were credited to Bobby Drexler, Jon Gianchetta and Chris Timmons. The third period saw Mercyhurst evening the score with 2 goals which sent the game into overtime. No one scored during the extra 5 minutes and according the ACHA rules, the game must go into a shootout.
Oswego Lakers Kegan Storjohann scored in the shootout to keep Oswego alive and Devin Coon scored the game winner. Sophomore goaltender Dylan Niewiemski had 44 saves for his first Oswego win.
After the game, the Lakers were presented with the trophy by the Mercyhurst coaching staff. It will stay with Oswego until the game next year when Mercyhurst travels to Oswego.
Oswego opens their home season this weekend with a pair of important NECHL games. Oswego hosts Canisius this Friday night at 7:00. The game will be played at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena. On Saturday, league rival Cortland travels to the Campus Center for a 1:00 game. The annual alumni game will be played at 10:00. The game on Saturday will be webcast through the website.
For more information on the team, pictures, roster and videos, please visit the updated and redesigned website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey. The team is sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Uniforms Etc., Damn Good T-shirts and Dasher Sports.
Canisius and Cortland State Come to Town 8.October.2013
Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 News
October 8, 2013
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 hockey team hosted 2 tough opponents last week as both Canisius and Cortland State came to town.
The Lakers and the Griffs faced off at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena on Friday night and the game had the Griffs scoring the first 2 goals of the game. Oswego answered back as Richie Santini and freshman Kegan Storjohann both scored goals on assists from Austin Frost and Mike Pisarevsky. Canisius scored late in the third period but Oswego’s Storjohann answered back to tie the game. The game was tied after regulation and went into a 5 minute overtime period with both goalies doing outstanding jobs turning away shots. ACHA regulations state that a shootout must determine the winner of the game. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Canisius won the shootout 1-0. Oswego goaltender Dylan Niewiemski had 34 saves in the 4-3 loss.
The following afternoon, league rival Cortland traveled to Oswego to face the Lakers. The Red Dragons jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but it was all Oswego after that as the Lakers scored 9 unanswered goals. Scoring for Oswego was junior Devin Coon (2), freshman Andrew Schutt (2), freshman Devin Smith, Richie Santini (2) and Chris Timmons. Assists were credited to Santini, George Scouras, freshman Ben Paige, Bobby Drexler, Timmons, DJ Mazzoni, Pisarevsky, Storjohann and Matt Brady. Goaltender Dylan Niewiemski had 19 saves and Chris LoBosco, making his first appearance in the net for Oswego, had 5 saves. The Lakers took a record 64 shots on net.
The team would like to thank Oswego senior Tara Fox for singing the national anthem before our home games.
Oswego will be hosting the Binghamton Bearcats on Friday, October 11 for an NECHL game. The puck drops at 7:00. Admission to all home games at the Campus Center is free.
The team is sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Damn Good T-Shirts, The Hockey Stop and Dasher Sports. For more information, pictures and stats, visit the team website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey or email the team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakers defeat Binghamton 16.October.2013
Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 Hockey News
Lakers defeat Binghamton
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 hockey team hosted the Binghamton Bearcats in an NECHL game last Friday and defeated the visitors 4-1 in a defensive battle.
Oswego got on the board first at the beginning of the first period on a goal by Ben Paige from a pass from Bobby Drexler. Laker Mike Pisarevsky scored the 2nd goal of the game with 6 minutes left in the period. Assists were credited to Devin Coon and Brendon Wormley. Binghamton closed the gap as they scored 3 minutes later and the period ended 2-1.
There was no scoring until 13:54 of the third period as Pisarevsky scored his second of the game on passes from Kegan Storjohann and Richie Santini. Senior Laker DJ Mazzoni scored the final goal of the game as Chris Timmons and Andrew Schutt assisted. Sophomore goaltender Dylan Niewiemski had 26 saves in the win.
Oswego travels to Niagara University and University of Buffalo this weekend for 2 NECHL games. This will be the first meeting for these teams this year.
The Lakers will be celebrating their second annual “Pink the Rink” weekend October 25-27 as they host Niagara, St. Bonaventure and Syracuse University to raise funds for the Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse. All proceeds from raffles and admissions will be donated to the Cancer Center.
The local ABC television affiliate Channel 9 will be doing a special segment about the team and their Pink the Rink Weekend on Thursday, October 24 during the television show, Bridge Street. The show will air live at 10:00 a.m. and will feature Laker captain Matt Brady and assistant captain Chris Timmons. They will talk about the upcoming weekend with Bridge Street host Chris Brandolino.
For more information on the team, please visit the website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey.
2nd Annual Pink the Rink Weekend 22.October.2013
Pink the Rink Weekend
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 hockey team will be hosting the second annual Pink the Rink weekend October 25-27. The Lakers will be playing the Niagara Purple Eagles on Friday, October 25 at 7:00 at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 in Baldwinsville. They return home to the Campus Center Arena on Sunday, October 27 and welcome Syracuse University at 2:00. That game will be broadcast live by Oswego State’s WTOP.
There is a suggested $5 donation at the door as well as raffles and a chuck a puck contest with all proceeds being donated to the Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse. Special dignitaries will be dropping the ceremonial pink puck including News Chanel 9 news anchor Christie Casciano- Burns, a hockey mom and author of the book The Puck Hog, a copy of which will be included in the raffle.
The team will be featured on Thursday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. on the local ABC television news program Bridge Street with host Chris Brandolino as they talk about the upcoming weekend.
The ACHA also featured an article on the Oswego team on their national website. The ACHA is made up of both men’s and women’s D1, D2 and D3 teams across the country. Oswego is one of the 58 D1 teams in the nation.
The Lakers raised $1200 last year in their first Pink the Rink Weekend and hope to match that amount this year.
For more information on the weekend, please email email@example.com.
Dear Editor 29.October.2013
October 29, 2013
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 hockey team would like to thank the Oswego community for their support during our second annual Pink the Rink weekend which was held October 25-27. We raised $1,003 for the Upstate Cancer Center, bringing our 2 year donation total to $2,203.00.
We could not have done this without the help of others. A big thank you to our honored pink puck droppers Greg Molfese, Christie Casciano from ABC News channel 9 and Mrs. Mary Gosek. We would also like to thank Bridge Street on channel 9 for promoting our weekend and to WTOP at Oswego State for the live broadcast of our game on Sunday.
Thank you to the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena for the use of their rink for 2 of our games and to Tara, Ashley and Easton, all music majors at Oswego State who sang our national anthem at the games. A big thank you goes to the Oswego State women’s figure skaters for their help on Sunday with the chuck a puck contests.
We would like to recognize our opponents for the weekend- Niagara University, St. Bonaventure University and Syracuse University – who also participated by pinking their sticks and skates. A special thank you goes to St. Bonaventure for their generous team donation to the Cancer Center which they presented to us on Saturday.
We could not have done this without the support of our fans and, especially of our parents. They brought items to raffle off, spent countless hours at the rink setting up and selling tickets and providing help when we needed it. You are the best.
As a team, we realize how lucky we are and we feel very fortunate that we are able to give back to our community in some small way. Even though our pink jerseys and socks are being stored away until next season, we are already looking forward to next year when we hope to raise more funds to help this worthy cause.
Real men do wear pink.
Jay Peacock, Head Coach
Greg Molfese, Justin Smith and Brian Young, Assistant Coaches
The Players of the Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 Hockey Team
Meet the Newest Lakers 19.September.2013
September 19, 2013
The Oswego State Mens ACHA D1 hockey team held tryouts last week for the 2013-14 team and a record 68 players tried out for 29 roster spots. With so many talented players trying out, the coaching staff had a hard time narrowing the team down to just 29. The following players will be representing Oswego State this year in the NECHL:
The new freshmen are:
Goaltender Jim Albright who played for the Syracuse Cougars last year;
Robert Colyvas, a defenseman who played for the Jr. Royals;
Nick Epping, a former member of the Webster Thomas high school varsity team;
Austin Frost, a defenseman who comes to Oswego from the New Jersey Rockets Junior A ;
Jonathan Gianchetta, who played for the Freeport Arrows;
Michael Lucarelli is an alumnus of the Greece Thunder varsity team;
Matt Peters comes to Oswego from Niagara Wheatfield High School ;
Michael Pisaresky is a native of Brooklyn who last played for the New Mexico Renegades;
Andrew Schutt,a former player for the Binghamton Jr. Senators
Devin Smith, Brendon Wormley and Nick Winters are all from Saratoga and were members of the Saratoga High School State Championship team; and
Kegan Storjohann whose hometown is Anthem, Arizona and last played for the Twin City Steel of the NAHL.
Joining the new freshmen are juniors Ben Paige and Devin Coon who are graduates of Monroe Community College and Teris Wright, a native of the Netherlands who last played for County College of Morris in New Jersey. He was also a member of the Dutch National Team that won the silver medal in the World Hockey Championships. These new players join 13 returning players to make up the new team.
The Lakers open their season on Saturday, Sept. 21 when they host D2 powerhouse Siena College from Albany. The puck will drop at the Campus Center at 7:00.
Oswego will travel the next weekend to nationally ranked John Carroll University and Mercyhurst University for 2 non-league games.
The Lakers are a D1 ACHA hockey team and a member of the NECHL. They are sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State, DamnGood T Shirts, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant and Dasher Sports. For the complete schedule and updated website, please visit www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey.
Team beats Cortland 7.November.2013
November 7, 2013
Oswego State Men’s ACHA Hockey News
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA Hockey team traveled to league rival Cortland last weekend for an NECHL game. This was the second meeting of these two teams this season.
Oswego got on the scoreboard first with 2 quick goals in the first 6 minutes of the first period. Scoring for the Lakers were Richie Santini and Mike Lucarelli with assists credited to Devin Coon, Brendon Wormley, Teris Wright and Matt Brady.
Cortland refused to quit as they scored 2 goals in the second period to even the score. Oswego’s Chris Timmons put the Lakers ahead on a pass from Andrew Schutt and DJ Mazzoni before the period ended. The third period started with Oswego widening their lead on a goal by Kegan Storjohann. Assisting were Richie Santini and Mike Pisarevsky. The Red Dragons slipped the puck past goaltender Dylan Niewiemski but Oswego’s Tom Rahill and Lucarelli put the game out of reach with goals 6 and 7 on passes from Bobby Drexler, Devin Smith and Ben Paige. The final score was 7 – 3.
Sophomore goaltender Dylan Niewimeski had 36 saves for the win as Oswego swept Cortland this season.
The Lakers travel to St. Bonaventure University this Saturday to face the Bonnies in Olean. Oswego defeated St. Bonaventure earlier this month but Olean is always a tough place to play in.
Oswego is a D1 ACHA team and a member of the NECHL. They are sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University, Damn Good T-Shirts, Bags for Sports, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant and Dasher Sports.
For more information on the team, pictures, stats and player information, please visit the website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey.
8-3 Win in St. Bonaventure 12.November.2013
Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 Hockey News
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA hockey team traveled to Olean this past weekend to take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in an NECHL game and defeated the home team 8-3. The win gives the Lakers the season sweep of St. Bonaventure as they defeated them earlier this month 9 – 1.
Six different players scored for Oswego: Devin Coon and Andrew Schutt each had 2 while Bobby Drexler, Nic Epping, Jon Gianchetta and Mike Pisarevsky tallied one goal apiece. Assisting on the goals were Matt Brady, Ben Paige, Brendon Wormley and George Scouras. Sophomore goaltender Dylan Niewiemski had 18 saves and freshman goaltender Jimmy Albright, who entered the game with 8 minutes left to go, had 2 saves.
The Lakers have a tough weekend ahead as they travel to Syracuse on Friday and to Canisius on Saturday night for a pair of games. They defeated Syracuse two weeks ago 2-0 but lost to Canisius in a shootout early in October.
Oswego is a member of the ACHA and the NECHL which also includes Syracuse, Binghamton, Buffalo, Niagara, Cornell, Cortland, Ithaca, St. Bonaventure, Canisius and RIT. They are sponsored by the Student Association, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Uniforms, Etc., Bags for Sports and Dasher Sports.
For information on the team, please visit the website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey.
Syracuse and Canisius 21.November.2013
Oswego State Men’s ACHA Hockey News
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 hockey team faced 2 tough rivals last week, Syracuse and Canisius, and ended up losing to Syracuse in overtime and defeating the Griffs of Canisius.
The Lakers traveled to Syracuse on Friday to face the Orangemen in an NECHL game. Oswego defeated Syracuse earlier in the season 2 – 0 in a hard fought game. Oswego jumped out to a 2- 0 lead in the first period on goals from Mike Lucarelli and Devin Coon on assists from Devin Smith, Teris Wright, Brendon Wormley and Kegan Storjohann. Syracuse tied the score in the second period but Oswego’s DJ Mazzoni scored an unassisted goal. The third period saw Syracuse score 3 times to Oswego’s 2 to tie the game sending the game into overtime. The Orange scored the winning goal 1:23 into the overtime period to seal the win. Oswego’s Brendon Wormley and Andrew Schutt scored goals 4 and 5 on assists from Chris Timmons. Laker goaltender Dylan Niewiemski had 54 shots in the loss.
The following night Oswego traveled to Niagara Falls to take on The Canisius Griffins. This was the second meeting this season of these two teams, with Canisius taking a shootout win earlier in the year.
This time it was all Oswego as the Lakers scored at 3:55 of the first period and never looked back, defeating the hosts 8 – 0. Oswego goals were scored by Teris Wright, Mike Pisarevsky, Chris Timmons, Mike Lucarelli, DJ Mazzoni, Richie Santini (2) and Tom Rahill. Assisting were Lucarelli, Storjohann, George Scouras, Mazzoni, Wright, Wormley, and Mike Henry. Dylan Niewiemski had 12 saves before Chris LoBosco replaced him in the net and had 5 saves.
The Lakers scored 13 goals in 2 games this weekend. They will travel to Ithaca on Friday night before returning to the Campus Center Arena on Sunday, Nov. 24 to host Cornell in an NECHL game. The puck will drop at 2:00. This will be the only meeting of these two this season.
The team will also be honoring graduating senior Tom Rahill after this game. He is graduating in December with a degree in Public Justice. The team has a 100% graduation rate, a fact they are very proud of.
The Synchronized Skating Team will be performing between the 1st and 2nd period of the game. As always, admission is free to all home games. WTOP will be broadcasting the game live.
For more information on the team, stats, pictures and videos, please visit the website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey. The Lakers are sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Bags for Sports, Damn Good T- Shirts and Uniforms Etc.
Ithaca and Fall Senior Game 26.November.2013
Oswego State Men’s ACHA Hockey News
November 26, 2013
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 Hockey Team went 2 – 0 this past weekend as they defeated both Ithaca College and Cornell University in league play.
The Lakers traveled to Ithaca on Friday to face the Bombers for their first meeting of this season. Oswego dominated from the first drop of the puck as they defeated their hosts 15 -1. Laker goals were scored by Devin Coon, Tom Rahill, Chris Timmons, Nick Winters, Matt Peters, Kegan Storjohann, Ben Paige, Teris Wright, Richie Santini, DJ Mazzoni and Brendon Wormley. Assisting on the goals were Coon, Rahill, Bob Drexler, Timmons, Winters, Peters, Storjohann, Devin Smith, Santini, Austin Frost, Mike Pisarevsky, Andrew Schutt and Mike Lucarelli. Goaltender Dylan Niewiemski had 11 saves through the 2nd period when Chris LoBosco took over and stopped 5 shots.
On Sunday, the Lakers returned home to the Campus Center to host Cornell University for the only meeting between the two teams this season. Oswego got on the scoreboard first on a goal from Chris Timmons and didn’t stop as they defeated Cornell 5 – 0. Other Lakers scoring goals were Andrew Schutt, Bob Drexler, George Scouras and Brendon Wormley with assists being credited to Timmons, Schutt, Mazzoni, Rahill and Pisarevsky. Goaltender Dylan Niewimeski had 19 saves in the win and also was awarded his 3rd shutout of the season.
After the game, senior forward Tom Rahill was honored as he will be graduating in December with a degree in Criminal Justice. Tom has been on the team for 4 years and, although his presence on the team will be missed, his teammates and coaches are proud of the fact that he has earned his degree and accomplished what he came to Oswego to do 4 years ago. The team has a 100% graduation rate, a fact that is very important to the players and staff.
We would like to thank WTOP and the Palladium Times for covering the game and also the Ice Effects Synchronized Skating Team for their performance in between periods.
Oswego is playing very well and the Lakers have outscored their opponents 28 – 1 over the last 3 games. Their final game of this semester will be on Friday, December 6 when they host RIT at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena at 7:00.
For more information on the team, please visit the website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey. Oswego is sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Uniforms, Etc., Bags for Sports and Dasher Sports.
Fall 2013 comes to a close 11.December.2013
December 11, 2013
Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 Hockey News
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 hockey team ended the semester with a win, defeating RIT 8-0 in NECHL action last weekend. Laker freshman Andrew Schutt scored the first goal at 10:55 of the first period on a pass from Austin Frost and Chris Timmons. Brendon Wormley, Timmons, Mike Lucarelli and Matt Brady scored during the second period. Assisting were Kegan Storjohann (3),Schutt and Frost. The third period goals were scored by Ben Paige, Timmons and graduating senior Tom Rahill on passes from Bob Drexler, Richie Santini, Nick Epping, Schutt and Wormley. Sophomore goaltender Dylan Niewiemski recorded his 4th shutout of the season and had 24 saves in the win.
With the shut out, Niewiemski tied with 3 other D1 goaltenders across the nation with 4 shutouts each. He is also ranked 3rd in the nation with a save percentage of .924 and is 3rd in the nation with a GAA of 2.38. The ACHA has 57 D1 teams across the country.
Oswego has gone 8 – 0 – 1 in their last 9 games and the Lakers have outscored their opponents 36 – 1 over their last 4 games.
The players will return to campus on January 13 to prepare for the second half of their season. They will travel to national junior college champions Monroe Community College on January 15 for a non- league game and then will travel to Washington and Jefferson College in PA for a 2 game weekend on Jan 17-18. They return home to the Campus Center Arena on Saturday, January 25 when they host D2 powerhouse RPI. The puck drops at 7:00. Admission is free to all home games.
The players and coaches of the team would like to congratulate senior Tom Rahill on graduation this Saturday and want to wish him well in his profession as a NYC police officer. The team is very proud of the fact that they have a 100% graduation rate.
The Lakers are ACHA D1 team and also a member of the NECHL. They are sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Uniforms Etc., Damn Good T- Shirts, Bags for Sports and Dasher Sports. For more information, visit the website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey.
Second Semester Starts Monday 9.January.2014
January 9, 2014
Oswego State Men’s ACHA Hockey News
With a very successful first semester behind them, the players of Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 hockey team will return to school this Monday to prepare for their second half of the season. The Lakers, who return 2 weeks early, will travel to Monroe Community College on Wednesday for their first game of the new semester in a non-league contest. On Friday, Jan. 17, the Lakers travel to Pittsburgh for 2 games with Washington and Jefferson College. This will be the first meeting for these two teams and W and J will be a formidable opponent for Oswego as they roster the #2 scorer in the nation, Andrew Zona.
Oswego is currently ranked #9 in the nation, out of 68 D1 teams, on the Hockey 101 computer rankings. Those rankings are based on a team’s score against other opponents. Oswego has gone 8 – 0 -1 in their last 9 games and have outscored their opponents 36 – 1.
The team will return home to the Campus Center Arena on Saturday, January 25 when they host D2 powerhouse RPI. The puck drops at 7:00 and admission to the game is free.
The Lakers are sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Uniforms, Etc., Bags for Sports, Dasher Sports and Damn Good T- Shirts. For more information on the team, please their website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey.
Nieweimski earns Goaltender of the Month 15.January.2014
January 15, 2014
Laker Goaltender is awarded the ACHA National Goaltender of the Month award for December
Oswego State Men’s ACHA D1 ice hockey coach, Jay Peacock, is proud to announce that Laker goaltender Dylan Niewiemski has been named the ACHA Warrior National Goaltender for the month of December.
Niewiemski, a sophomore from Rochester, NY, was the only men’s D1 player in the nation to earn an ACHA honor in December. He has a GAA of 1.65, a save percentage of .941 and has 4 shutouts this season so far. A graduate of Churchville-Chili high school in Rochester, he was the Greater Rochester Player of the Year two years in a row. Dylan is an NECHL Academic All League, an award that is presented to freshmen and sophomores who have a GPA of 3.75 or above. He is also a member of the local fire department here in Oswego as well as his hometown of North Chili.
His teammates and the coaching staff are very proud of this recognition that Dylan has received and congratulate him and his family. He is very deserving of this honor.
LoBosco and Albright get 1st starts and 1st wins 22.January.2014
January 22, 2014
Oswego State Men’s ACHA Hockey News
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA hockey team started off the second semester of the school year the way they ended 2013 with 2 ACHA wins on the road. The Lakers traveled to Connellsville, PA last weekend to face Washington and Jefferson College for 2 ACHA D1 games.
The Lakers got off to a slow start in the first game as they got used to the Olympic size ice surface at the Ice Mine and W & J’s Andrew Zona took advantage of it as he scored the first goal of the game. Oswego got their legs under them as Brendan Wormley (2 goals), TJ Goodwin, Chris Timmons and Mike Henry each scored for Oswego with assists being credited to Nic Epping, Henry, Nick winters, DJ Mazzoni, Wormley (2) and Devin Coon. Sophomore goaltender Chris LoBosco had his first start in net as a Laker and had 19 saves in the win.
The following day the same two teams met again and the Lakers defeated the home team 9 – 1. Scoring for Oswego were Nick Epping, Mike Pisarevsky (2), Mike Henry, Mike Lucarelli, Devin Smith (2), Brendan Wormley and Chris Timmons. Assisting were George Scouras, Wormley, Bobby Drexler, Matt Brady, Jordan Alhart and Lucarelli. Freshman goaltender from Syracuse, Jimmy Albright, started in the Laker net and recorded his first win with 24 saves.
Oswego returns home to the Campus Center this Saturday, January 25 as they host D2 powerhouse RPI. The puck drops at 7:00 and admission is free to the game. The game will be webcast live.
The Lakers are a D1 ACHA hockey team and a member of the NECHL. They are sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University, Damn Good T-Shirts, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Uniforms, Etc. and Dasher Sports.
For more information, pictures and stats, please visit the website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey.
Lakers face RPI, Timmons 100th point 29.January.2014
Oswego State Men’s ACHA Hockey News
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA hockey team returned home to the campus center on Saturday to play their first game there in over 2 months as they hosted Supereast power house RPI. This was the first meeting between these two teams and the Lakers defeated the Engineers 8 – 0.
The first period was back and forth down the ice and ended with neither team scoring. Oswego came out on fire, however, for the second period and scored 5 unanswered goals. Scoring for the Lakers were Matt Brady, Bobby Drexler, Chris Timmons, Nick Winters and Andrew Schutt with assists credited to Richie Santini, Brady, Kegan Storjohann, Mike Lucarelli, Devin Smith, Timmons, Matt Peters and Schutt.
The third period was also all Oswego as the Lakers scored 3 additional goals. Teris Wright, Storjohann and Schutt found the back of the RPI net as the assists went to Robert Colyvas, Timmons and Storjohann.
Sophomore goaltender Dylan Niewiemski had 28 saves in the win and the Lakers outshot the Engineers 49 to 28. Niewiemski also recorded his 5th shutout of the season.
Senior assistant captain Chris Timmons scored his 100th career point as a Laker and was awarded the game puck.
Coach Jay Peacock was especially proud of the team’s success as every line scored during the game.
Although this was a non- league game, one team statistic that stands out is that Niewiemski and the stingy Laker defense have only allowed one goal in the past 5 league games.
Oswego would like to thank the local fans who turned out for the game, especially the two youth hockey teams from Fulton and Saratoga. A lucky Saratoga fan was also the winner of the raffled off Oswego jersey.
The Lakers will host the University of Buffalo this Sunday at 1:00 at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena in Lysander. This is the second meeting this season for the two teams and Oswego hopes to avenge an earlier season loss to the Bulls.
Oswego is a D1 ACHA hockey team- one of 59 across the country- and a member of the NECHL. For more information on the team, player stats, webcasts and pictures, visit the team website at www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey. The team is sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Uniforms Etc., Damn good T-shirts, and Bags for Sports and Dasher Sports.
3-0 Weekend, Senior Night 29.January.2014
Oswego State Men’s ACHA Hockey news
Feb. 12, 2014
The Oswego State Men’s ACHA hockey team went 3 -0 last weekend as they defeated RIT, University of Scranton and Ithaca College. In the three games, they outscored their opponents 22 – 6. Hockey 101 has the Lakers ranked #6 in the nation in their power rankings based on goals scored against league opponents.
The Lakers traveled to Rochester on Friday to face the RIT Tigers in and NECHL game. Oswego defeated the home team earlier in the season but weren’t taking anything for granted. The Lakers got on the score board first as Richie Santini scored 2 goals but RIT quickly tied the game. Jordan Alhart put Oswego ahead only to have RIT tie once again. The third period so Oswego put the game away for good as Chris Timmons and Kegan Storjohann each scored a goal. Assists were awarded to Brendan Wormley, Ben Paige, Bobby Drexler, Santini and Storjohann. Goaltender Dylan Niewiemski had 27 saves.
The following day, Scranton traveled to the Campus Center for the first meeting of these two teams. The Lakers dominated the game, winning 11 – 2. Goals were scored by Timmons, DJ Mazzoni, Paige, Santini, Devin Coon, Rob Colyvas, and Drexler with assists going to Matt Brady, Mike Henry, Wormley, Paige, Devin Smith, Teris Wright, TJ Goodwin, and Mike Pisarevsky. Freshman goalie Jimmy Albright had his second start and win as a Laker with 15 saves.
Sunday was a special day as the Lakers hosted Ithaca in an NECHL game and as they also celebrated their seniors on Senior Day. Oswego defeated Ithaca 6 – 1 on goals by Wormley, Timmons, Smith (2), Storjohann and Mazzoni. Assists were credited to Nick Winters, Coon, Colyvas, Andrew Schutt and Teris Wright. Dylan Niewiemski had 20 saves in the win.
After the game, the five graduating seniors, Jordan Alhart, Bobby Drexler, Matt Brady, DJ Mazzoni and Chris Timmons, and their families were honored by the rest of the team and the fans. Matt, DJ and Bobby will be attending graduate school, Jordan will be working in the business sector in Rochester and Chris has accepted a position with an accounting firm in NYC. DJ, Jordan and Chris are Academic All Americans and all 5 seniors continue the team’s 100% graduation rate, a fact that Coach Peacock and Academic Advisor Bruce Zellar are very proud of. The ceremony was webcast by Chris LoBosco and is on the team’s website.
The Lakers will be hosting Monroe Community College this Saturday at 1:00 in a non- ACHA contest and then will travel to Michigan the following weekend to face Rochester College in 2 D1 ACHA games.
Oswego is a D1 ACHA hockey team and a member of the NECHL. They are sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Uniforms, Etc., Bags for Sports and Dasher Sports. The website is www.oswego.edu/orgs/icehockey.
Saratoga Trio Making a Difference at Oswego 29.January.2014
It’s an unusual position for this trio of Saratoga Springs alums.
Brendon Wormley, Devin Smith and Nick Winters find themselves on a team fourth in the league, heading into a postseason as something other than an anticipated finalist.
The one familiar aspect of it all is these three freshman forwards for Oswego State’s club team are still together.
“We all talked about it as we were narrowing our college choices down,” Wormley said. “All three of us knew that Oswego was definitely up on the list. We all wanted to continue playing hockey. We did really all just make the decision on our own, as far as where was best for us, but it was talked about in the locker room last year and after the season.
“Once we decided we were going to play together, it was a good feeling knowing we were going to go into this season knowing some guys in the locker room and not going into it blind.”
Wormley is a business administration major, Smith a wellness management major and Winters a bio-chem major.
Coach Jay Peacock is familiar enough with Section II athletics to know getting three guys from the Blue Streaks’ roster, a roster that won last year’s NYSPHSAA Division I championship, is a sweet deal.
Peacock is an Albany Academy alumnus and was the athletic director at Schenectady from 1997-2000.
“They’ve contributed in such a huge way that it’s made us a real power in the league we play in,” Peacock said. “And we play in a league where the top teams draw a lot of their kids from junior programs, so we’ve got 18-year-old freshmen playing against 21-year-old freshmen.”
In 25 games, the Lakers have 16 regulation wins, one in overtime, one tie, five regulation losses, one in overtime and one in a shootout.
They have three games left on the schedule before playing No. 5 Canisius in the quarterfinals of the Northeast Collegiate Hockey League tournament on Feb. 28. The league is one of seven in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.
In their last two seasons at Saratoga, the trio combined for 70 goals and 118 assists. In a combined 57 games as freshmen at Oswego State, they have 20 goals and 31 assists.
Peacock said last season, his rookies posted maybe five goals. Wormley has nine goals and 18 assists in 25 games this season.
Smith is playing on a line with another freshman and a junior, and he has six goals and 10 assists in 20 games. Winters has five goals and three assists in 12 games and has spent more time getting the puck into open areas for his more experienced linemates, Peacock said.
“It’s definitely a lot quicker,” Smith said. “You’ve got to move the puck a little more, you’ve got to know where your teammates are. I’m on a line with two good hockey players, and it’s made it easier for me because they play pretty much the same style I do. Overall, though, the game is much quicker than in high school.”
“It’s faster, quicker, but it’s been nice to know you’re playing with two guys who, you know what they like to do,” Winters said. “If you get out there with Brendon on the point, you know if you get the puck to him, it’s going on goal. Little things like that that you know are going to happen, that makes it easier.”
All three were captains last season with Saratoga. This season, they are, for the most part, letting the upperclassmen run the show.
Wormley said he took a couple of weeks to get acclimated, but being a talker, he eventually started stepping in and offering his thoughts in the locker room.
Smith and Winters take slightly different approaches.
“We’ve been captains before, we’ve been leaders on a team, and we know when to step up and say something,” Smith said. “Being a freshman, I just try to lead by example and work as hard as I can.”
Winters prefers to help any teammates in need with one-on-one conversations.
“I like, when you’re on the ice or on the bench, just between linemates, helping them out or talking through plays,” he said. “Just giving help when it’s needed here and there.”
Buffalo and Syracuse are the top dogs in the league and received byes to the semifinals, but the young Lakers have a confidence of champions and are excited about the challenge.
“In the playoffs, everybody knows anything can happen,” Wormley said. “Anybody can beat anybody. While Syracuse and Buffalo are definitely the top right now, we know they’re not that much better than us and we could definitely pull an upset in there and come away with the championship.”
2013-2014 Season Comes to a Close 18.March.2014
With expectations high coming into the season, the Lakers looked to make a difference this past season. A lot of new and young faces bolstered a Lakers roster that would set a new record for most wins in one season. Traveling everywhere from Buffalo, Michigan, and Ohio, this year's schedule made for some good match-ups. Although the season did not end the way they had envisioned, this season was certainly one to remember. Now the Lakers must prepare for this upcoming off-season to replace some of the talent that will be leaving us next year. We wish those graduating players nothing but the best as they continue on with their careers on and off the ice. As for the returning players, they will make strides to improve themselves and the organization with some changes internally. Moving forward, it was a year to be proud of and we will be prepared for the next one, to make it bigger and better.
Brian Young Named Head Coach 27.April.2014
April 27 2014
Starting at the beginning of the 2014-2015 season, ex-Assistant Coach and Regional Scout Brian Young will take over as Head Coach of the Oswego State Lakers.
Coach Brian Young is an Oswego State Alumnus and has been the Head Coach of the Churchville-Chili Varsity High School team previous to accepting the position with the Lakers. As well as being a head coach, Coach Young was an Assistant Coach the past two seasons at Oswego, traveling to any games he was able to, due to his other commitments. Young has been acting as a regional scout for the team and has been in contact with many prospective players who inquire about the program. The program and players are very excited for the opportunity to work with Young.
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