Ice Knights Beat Potsdam 6-2

GENESEO, N.Y. – The Geneseo ice hockey team (5-4-1, 4-1-1 SUNYAC) won its second straight game, beating visiting Potsdam (3-4-0, 2-4-0 SUNYAC) 6-2 in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game Saturday at Wilson Arena.

The Ice Knights scored a pair of late second-period goals 1:02 apart to break a 2-2 tie.
Senior forward Kaz Iwamoto (Tomakomai, Japan/Wyoming Seminary) scored his first two goals of the season – including the game-winner – and first year forward David Ripple (Winter Springs, Fla./Coulee Region Chill) recorded a career-high four points on a goal and three assists.

Senior Adrian Rubeniuk (Grandview, Man./Dauphin Kings) made 16 of his 34 saves with the Bears a man up as the Ice Knights successfully killed off all six Potsdam power plays. Rubeniuk’s 34 saves were his highest regulation total this season.

first goal of the season snapped a two-all tie with 1:39 left in the second period. Sophomore Justin Scharfe (Webster/Bridgewater Bandits) netted his first goal of the year just over a minute later.

Geneseo scored on two of its first four shots, with goals by junior forward Jonathan Sucese (Fairport/Northfield Mount Hermon) and first year Ryan Donnelly (Stittsville, Ont./Kanata Stallions) giving the Ice Knights a 2-0 lead just 4:18 into the game. Donnelly’s goal was the first of his career.

Ripple assisted on both of the Ice Knights’ first-period goals as well as Iwamoto’s second goal (with 5:36 left to play), then capped the scoring by tallying his second goal of the year with just under three minutes to go.

Sophomore defenseman Jack Caradonna (Markham, Ont./Stouffville Spirit) and junior forward Zachary Vit (Villanova, Pa./Green Mountain Glades) both recorded a pair of assists; they remain tied for the team scoring lead with nine points apiece. Senior forward Ryan Bulach (Kelowna, B.C./Trail Smoke Eaters) contributed two assists as well.

Geneseo is idle until a Dec. 1 conference game at Morrisville.

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