Saturday, October 29, 2011


From the pages of today's paper....

Fredonia State opened its SUNYAC season with a 4-4 tie Friday at the College of Brockport.

"(The game) was just what we expected," Fredonia coach Jeff Meredith said. "It was a good SUNYAC game. It was a good college hockey game."

Freshman forward Jared Wynia scored a pair of power-play goals, his second and third goals of the season.

His second of two goals broke a 3-3 tie early in the third period.

The Blue Devils (2-0-1 overall) trailed 3-1 until scoring twice late in the second period. Andrew Christ scored his first goal of the season at 18:28. Mat Hehr forged a 3-3 tie with his second goal at 19:45.

"Hopefully we were able to learn some lessons tonight," Meredith continued. "We lost some momentum in the second period and they scored three quick ones. Luckily, we were able to score a couple late in the second."

The momentum carried over into the third period. Wynia hit the back of the net 1:44 of the third period.

Brockport's Mike Hayward scored on a power play at 11:51 of the third period to tie the game at 4-4. It was the first power-play goal allowed by the Blue Devils after 17straight successful penalty kills.

A power-play goal by Wynia opened the scoring at 4:32 of the first period.

The Golden Falcons scored three straight goals in the second period the Steve Sachman, Adam Shoff and James Cody.

"I think we could have handled adversity better," Meredith added. "We're still in search of a full 60 minutes. Until we play a full 60 we're going to get what we deserve."

Fredonia State goaltender Mark Friesen made 35 saves, one fewer than Brockport's Oliver Wren.

The Golden Eagles ended the night 0-1-1 overall.