OSWEGO – The Utica College men’s hockey team led three different times in regulation, but No. 5 Oswego State answered all three Pioneer goals, neither team scored in overtime and the Pioneers and nationally ranked Lakers to a 3-3 tie at the Marano Campus Center Ice Arena in Oswego.

The Pioneers are 9-5-1 overall and are unbeaten in their last six games (5-0-1).

Oswego's Lakers are 11-3-1 overall and ranked fifth in the latest D3hockey.com Poll.

Utica’s penalty kill unit was among the top performers in the high profile matchup, as Utica remained perfect in 2019 by shutting off Oswego’s top-ranked 31 percent power play unit to an 0-for-4 clip on the night. Offensively, six different players had one point apiece, and Clinton's Gregg Burmaster had an assist and now has a point in eight straight games.

Gianluca Baggetta made 26 saves for Utica.

UC junior defenseman Joey Rutkowski, a Rome native who used to play for Oswego, scored his second goal in as many games when he banged in an even strength rebound just 1:14 into the matchup to give the Pioneers a 1-0 lead. Burmaster and Vaden McManus assisted on the play.

The Lakers'  Tyler Currie tied it with a wrist shot from the high slot. But with Baggetta taking control in his own end, Utica capitalized at th.e other end from point-blank range at 13:01 of the first period when sophomore forward Conor Landrigan gave Utica a 2-1 lead after one period.

Oswego's Tanner Spink tied it just 1:19 into the second period that ended with the teams tied at 2-2.

In the third period, Josh Haskin's third goal of the season, from Daniel Fritz and Tyler Pietrowski, gave the Pioneers a 3-2 at the 4:47 mark, but Oswego's Derek Brown answered just 69 seconds later and the teams then played a scoreless overtime.

• Justin Felhaber's hat trick led Hamilton College to a 7-4 victory over Connecticut College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) game at Russell Sage Rink in Clinton. Sam Jones had a goal and an assist, Joe Beniers, Teddy Simson and Chad Varney scored the other goals and Anthony Tirabassi made 28 saves for Hamilton College, 4-3-1 in the conference and 6-6-1 overall.

 

Hamilton men's basketball

shot down in second half

Hamilton College's sixth-ranked men's basketball team had a 13-point lead early in the second half, but Wesleyan University's Austin Hutcherson had the hot hand late and the Cardinals knocked off the previously unbeaten Continentals 73-69 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game in Connecticut.

Hutcherson, a 6-foot-6 sophomore guard, scored 24 of his 32 points in the second half, including 12 straight for during a 12-1 run that gave Wesleyan (2-1, 10-4) – which hadn't led since scoring the game's first basket – the lead for good. Wesleyan traied 60-54 before Hutcherson hit three 3-pointers and converted a 3-point play that gave the Cardinals a 66-61 lead.

Senior Michael Grassey scored 20 points for Hamilton (1-1, 13-1). Kena Gilmour scored all 15 of his points in the first half and Peter Hoffmann added eight points and eight rebounds for the Continentals, who shot just 31.7 percent (13 for 41) in the second half.

• Alfred University extended Utica College's losing streak to four games with a 74-64 Empire 8 Conference win over the visiting Pioneers. Justin Mayers scored 16 points and Darius Hopkins had 12 for Utica College (0-3 E8, 6-6 overall).

 

UC, Hamilton women

lose conference games 

Utica College freshman Sydney Przygoda recorded her ninth double-double of the season – she had 20 points and 18 rebounds – but the Pioneers lost to Empire 8 Conference host Alfred University 71-57 in women's basketball Friday night.

Nicolette Conkin scored 10 points for Utica College (1-2 E8, 6-6 overall).

• Olivia Gorman scored 23 points and Wesleyan (1-2 NESCAC, 8-5 overall) handed Hamilton College (0-2, 8-4) its second straight league loss, 65-56 at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. Kendall Rallins led the Continentals with 12 points.