Saturday, December 5, 2009


The report from Oswego's local newspaper...

OSWEGO — Oswego State senior Neil Musselwhite was a short-handed pain in the butt for the Brockport hockey team on Friday.

Musselwhite was involved in three consecutive short-handed goals and finished with a hat trick to ignite the Lakers in their 10-1 rout of Brockport in a SUNY Athletic Conference contest at Campus Center Ice Arena.

Eric Selleck’s unassisted power-play goal with 10:59 left in the second period gave the top-ranked Lakers a comfortable 4-1 margin.Musselwhite then went to work. On the ice with the penalty-killing unit in the final minute of the second period, Musselwhite stole the puck in the defensive zone and skated in on a breakaway. His shot picked the left side of the net with 23.7 seconds left, and it was 5-1.

Eleven seconds later, the margin grew to 6-1. Musselwhite passed to senior Brad Dormiedy for another short-handed goal.

Early in the third period, the Lakers’ Tyler Lyon went to the penalty box. Musselwhite took the ice and scored another short-handed marker with 17:24 to go in the game. This time, his sharp-angle shot from the left side beat Brockport starting goaltender Todd Sheridan high.

Oswego State (7-0-0 SUNYAC, 9-1-0 overall) dominated the Eagles (2-5-0, 4-6-0) after spotting Brockport the game’s first goal. Oswego State’s top goal scorer, junior Chris Laganiere, netted the tying and go-ahead goals. He tied it with 13:17 to go in the first period on a scramble in front of the net.

Musselwhite’s first goal of the game followed, and the hosts held a 3-1 lead after one period.

Selleck’s man-advantage goal in the middle stanza came on a sharp angle from the right side, and the Lakers’ short-handed frenzy followed.Senior goalie Kyle Gunn-Taylor improved to 6-0 on the season, making 14 saves.

Oswego State will host Geneseo at 7 p.m. Saturday at Campus Center Ice Arena.