GENESEO — Scoring seven power-play goals, host Geneseo routed the Oswego State men’s hockey team 9-1 on Saturday in a battle for first place in the SUNY Athletic Conference.
The second-ranked Knights (3-0-1 SUNYAC, 5-0-1 overall) finished 7-for-12 on the power play. They led 3-0 after one period and 4-0 through two before tacking on five goals in the third period.
Third-ranked Oswego State (4-1-0 SUNYAC and overall) avoided the shutout when Mitch Emerson netted a power-play goal with 1:19 to play, assisted by Tyler Currie and Carson Vance. The Lakers finished 1-for-9 on the power play.
Tyson Empey notched a three-goal hat trick for Geneseo. Also getting goals for the Knights were Matthew Doran, Tanner Salsberry, Devin Brink (2), David Szmyd, and Matthew Doran. Goalie Aaron MacKay made 24 saves.
David Richer started in goal for the Lakers and made 24 saves. Cedric Hansen stopped two shots in the final 11:41.
The Lakers were whistled for 17 penalties in the game, compared to 10 for the Knights.
Geneseo grabbed the early lead on Empey’s first goal at 1:37 of the first period. Empey then put home a power-play goal at 15:38. Doran’s man-advantage marker with 18 seconds remaining in the third period put the home team on top 3-0.
Salsberry’s power-play goal at 8:38 of the second period was the only scoring of the stanza, and the Knights led 4-0 moving into the third period.
Empey completed his hat trick with another power-play goal at 3:18 of the third. Brink’s even-strength goal at 5:50 made it 6-0.
Szmyd, Doran, and Brink scored power-play goals to wrap up the Knights’ offense.
Oswego State’s next game is at 7 p.m. Friday at Hobart.