GENESEO, N.Y. – The #17 Geneseo ice hockey team (16-8-1,
11-4-1 SUNYAC) wrapped up the regular season with a 6-2 win over visiting
Morrisville (4-19-2, 4-12-0 SUNYAC) Saturday in a State University of New York Athletic
Conference (SUNYAC) game.
The Knights are the third seed for the six-team SUNYAC playoffs, which begin next week. They’ll host sixth-seeded Potsdam in a quarterfinal game Wednesday at 7 p.m.; the winner will play at either top-seeded Oswego or second-seeded Plattsburgh in Saturday’s semifinal round.
Junior forward Garry Childerhose (Altoona, Man./Melfort Mustangs) had a career-high three points, first year forward AJ Sgaraglio (Hicksville/NY Bobcats) collected a goal and an assist and senior defenseman Colin deJersey (West Vancouver, B.C./Burnaby Express) and sophomore defenseman Jack Caradonna (Markham, Ont./Stouffville Spirit) both collected a pair of assists.
First year defenseman Alex Lubczuk (Kitchener, Ont./Georgetown Raiders) opened the scoring with his fourth goal of the season 13:58 into the game. Sgaraglio picked up his third goal of the year 1:31 later with Childerhose and Caradonna assisting on the play.
The Knights put the game out of reach with three goals in the second period. First year forward Devon Rice (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa Jr. Senators) converted passes from Childerhose and Sgaraglio three minutes in, giving him four goals on the year, and Childerhose followed with his second goal at the 6:17 mark. deJersey, who assisted on Lubczuk’s goal, and senior defenseman Brandon Angotti (Stamford, Conn./Springfield Falcons) were credited with assists. Senior forward Corbin Rosmarin (Rexford/Northern Cyclones) scored his team-leading 12th goal of the year on a Geneseo power play midway through the period. Caradonna and junior forward Zachary Vit (Villanova, Pa./Green Mountain Glades), who leads the team with 24 points, picked up assists as the Knights took a 5-0 lead.
First year forward Ryan Donnelly (Stittsville, Ont./Kanata Stallions) closed out the scoring, converting a pass from first year defenseman Nate Brown (Bethel Park, Pa./Bay State Breakers) with 1:05 left.
Senior Adrian Rubeniuk (Grandview, Man./Dauphin Kings) made 27 saves in goal with sophomore Bryan Haude (Hilton/Hartford Wolfpack) stopping all three shots he faced in the third period.