It’s not very often that the Plattsburgh State Cardinals win against the Oswego State Lakers during the two regular season games and then lose in the postseason, but that is exactly what happen this past Saturday. Oswego was able to win the game 4-0 and give their coach, Ed Gosek, a birthday present he will never forget.
Oswego was able to get on the board with less than 5 minutes left in the first and would never look back. With most of the second period gone, Plattsburgh looked to be getting their legs working and were trying to get the tying goal. However, on a delayed too many men call, Oswego would capitalize and up the score to 2-0. Plattsburgh would not be able to gain back that moment as Oswego worked all sides to make sure they were winning that SUNYAC Title. Both teams penalty kills would prevail as Oswego was unable to get any goals on the Power Play.
The sold out crowd at the Campus Center would count down the final 10 seconds as the Oswego bench emptied onto the ice and over to tournament MVP goalie Andrew Hare.
This is Oswego’s ninth SUNYAC Title and they are on to their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Osewgo will play their first game this Saturday in Michigan against Adrian College. Oswego lost to Adrian in the Seminfinal game back in 2011. The Lakers will be looking for redemption against the Adrian Bulldogs in an attempt to make it to the Final Four at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, NY on March 15.