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Series Preview: Rutgers vs. Oswego State

10/04/2018, 9:15am EDT
By Namrita Singh

Your Rutgers University Ice Knights will continue conference play this upcoming weekend against Oswego State. 


Photo Credit: Steven Wojtowicz

Your Rutgers University Ice Knights will continue conference play this weekend and will look to build on their 3-0-1-0 record when they take on Oswego State. The last time these two teams met was the 2012-13 season when Rutgers won both games, 7-1 and 8-2.

Oswego State: the Lakers opened their 2018-19 campaign this past weekend and went 2-1-0-0 in three games on home ice. They won their season opener against Cornell 6-1, lost to Canisius 6-5, and shut out Mercyhurst 1-0. This is the Lakers’ first road trip of the regular season.

Oswego had a five-goal second period against Cornell but blew multiple two-goal leads to Canisius. Goaltender Alex Gallose made 32 saves against Cornell. CJ Walsh scored the lone goal in the contest against Mercyhurst and freshman goaltender Daniel Perepezko made 24 saves to earn the shutout. 

Sunday was Perepezko's first career ACHA start; Gallose is 1-1 with a 3.50 goals against average and a .908 save percentage (69 saves).

Adam Marvin (3G, 2A), Kyle Mcnamara (2G, 3A), and Luke Myers (2G, 3A) currently lead Oswego State in scoring with five points each. Marvin and Mcnamara each had three-point nights against Cornell and several other players have two points in three games.

Rutgers: the Ice Knights’ current record is 3-0-1-0 and they’re outscoring opponents 23-15 but allowed six goals to Cortland in their most recent game. Rutgers has not lost in regulation.

Rutgers began the 2018-19 season with a sweep of Villanova but split the series with Cortland State, losing 4-3 in overtime and winning 9-6 most recently. Freshman goaltender Brandon Schellin made 14 saves in regulation against the Red Dragons and sophomore Chris Fiorillo made 43 saves in Saturday’s win.

Schellin currently has a 1-0 record, a 2.50 goals against average, and a .900 save percentage (45 saves) through two games; Fiorillo has a 2-0 record, a 4.95 goals against average, and an .886 save percentage (78) over three games.

Freshman Josh Kim currently leads the Ice Knights in scoring with 19 points (9G, 4A). He has two hat tricks and four shorthanded goals in four games played. Captain Griffin Privitera has the most assists (five) and has nine points overall. Kim and Privitera are followed by junior Joe DeLandro with six points (3G, 3A) and sophomore Ian Zyvith with five (2G, 3A).

Puck drops are scheduled for 8:30PM Friday night and 3:30PM Saturday afternoon at ProSkate Ice Arena. 

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