Contact Us

Utica College Upset by Morrisville on Friday

Gary Heenan
(Photo by Bill Keeler)
The nationally-ranked No. 8 Utica College men’s hockey team rallied from an early 2-0 deficit, but their comeback bid fell short, as Morrisville stunned the Pioneers 3-2 in a non-conference contest on Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.
Morrisville’s Matthew Beer scored what proved to be the game-winner on the power-play 6:17 into the third period, and the Pioneers threatened to tie the game again on several occasions down the stretch, but the Mustangs stood strong to earn their first win over the Pioneers in program-history.

Morrisville, coached by Utica College alum and former Pioneer hockey player Kevin Krogol, snapped a four game skid and improved to 2-6-1 overall on the year. The Mustangs took national-power Plattsburgh State down to the wire last Saturday but eventually lost, 4-3. The Pioneers dropped to 6-2-1 overall on the year.

Darren Young led the way for the Mustangs as the only multiple point scorer with two assists, while senior goalie Christopher Azzano stopped an incredible 38 shots, including 30 in the final two periods, to earn his first win of the season.

Utica will hit the road tomorrow when they travel to Connecticut College to take on the Camels in game two of a nine game non-conference stretch. The Pioneers return home next Saturday, December 7th for the New York Sash Teddy Bear Toss as they take on Salve Regina at 7 p.m. The event, which is one of Utica’s favorite holiday traditions, will be televised live locally by WUTR. Game attendees are asked to bring a donation of a new teddy bear or stuffed animal and when the first Utica College goal is scored fans throw the stuffed animals onto the ice. Thousands of teddy bears will rain down to be collected by New York Sash and the Pioneers. Last year 4,500 toys were collected and since its beginning, the New York Sash Teddy Bear Toss has been able to donate nearly 20,000 toys to the community.

More From WIBX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!