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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Syracuse, OSU split games

It seems everyone split games over the weekend.

Lets start with Syracuse.

After losing 3/4ths of their top line (MacKenzie out with surgery and Filatov up with the Jackets getting) the Crunch pulled out a 3-2 shootout victory over Binghamton Friday night. Craig MacDonald and Clay Wilson both picked up the tallies for the Crunch while rookie Maksim Mayorov notched 2 helpers. York, MacDonald, Mayorov and Vigilante all scored in the shootout to get the 2 points.

Unfortunately the following night saw a similar outcome that the Jackets suffered. The Crunch got creamed 7-1 versus Hershey. York had the only goal on the night but the Crunch certainly didn't go quietly as Pineault, Sestito and Mirasty all received fighting majors. Sestito and Mirasty all got 10 minute misconducts as well.

Mayorov is off to a nice start in his pro career collecting 1g, 2a in 4 games thus far.

Michael York currently leads the team in scoring with 2g, 3a for 5 points in 4 games.

Syracuse's record currently stands at 3-1.

The Ohio State Men's hockey team also split their series against Lake Superior State. The difference here being that they got their butts kicked in night 1 instead of night 2.

On Friday night it was a 7-3 blowout although the Buckeye's were the first to get on the board with a Hunter Bishop goal and the assist, his first point as Buckeye, went to freshman standout Zac Dalpe. Peter Boyd and Cory Elkins had the other two goals.

After training 2-1, the Buckeye's rallied on Saturday night to beat Lake Superior 4-2. Two of the goals, his first two as a Buckeye, were scored by Zac Dalpe.

Sophomore John Albert leads the Buckeye's in scoring with 6 points. He was a 6th round selection of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2007 NHL entry draft.

The win moves OSU to 1-2-1 in the CCHA as they head across the country to face a hockey powerhouse in Denver next weekend.



Mattlund said...

As an OSU student, I wish they didn't have these home games at the same time as CBJ games so I could actually go see the buckeyes take the ice some time.

Just doesn't make sense to me.

LTL said...

No doubt Mattlund. I've wondered the same.

If you look at the attendance for the weekend games they had just over 1k for Friday's game while they had over 4k Saturday... I wonder why that is...hmmm..

For being a college where everyone is supposed to be wicked smart you have to wonder who makes these decisions or if they really even care.


Anonymous said...

2 thoughts on the attendance to change the atmoshpere in the building...first winning would certainly bring more students to the games and second even if the 4k figure from Sat is the norm, maybe they should look into free student tickets and try to make the Schott "the place to be." I would think they would make up the difference on concessions alone.

Rick said...

I didn't know where else to post this. You gotta love this pic of Commodore,115920

LTL said...

Rick.. I was just coming here to post that...

It will be up in a few..