No. 10 Stony Brook Trounces Syracuse 8-2 in Saturday Night Duel
Updated: Feb 17
By Ryan Nelson
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Orange (11-12-3) were unable to withstand the attack of No. 10 Stony Brook Seawolves (15-9-1), falling on Long Island 8-2. The Orange were not without their chances throughout the night, though, as their 49 shots almost doubled the Seawolves’ 26.
The first period was dominated more on the defensive end, and both goalies for either side were stellar in net. Only six minutes in, Syracuse goalie Eric Parker stopped a Stony Brook breakaway to keep the Orange close early.
The Seawolves finally broke through later in the period in controversial fashion. After a pass in front, a Stony Brook forward buried the puck behind Parker, but the net was knocked off its bearings in the process. The referees ruled in favor of the home team and the goal was allowed.
Despite chances on a five-on-three powerplay late in the period, Syracuse was unable to capitalize on its opportunities and went into the first break down 1-0.
The second period flipped the script.
Syracuse was able to jump on a chance early in the second. After a shot on net by Ryan Dailey, Tim Kalinowski shoved home the rebound past senior goaltender Richard Shipman to knot up the game at 1-1.
That is Kalinowski’s eighth goal in only twelve games this season, and he attributes his success to the new chances he has been given.
“I’m playing with great players. Peter and Matt make it really easy for me they’re tremendous hockey players,” said the sophomore forward.
Stony Brook responded minutes later, but not just once. After the Seawolves’ Dustin Rinaldo made it a 2-1 game with a laser from the right circle 12 minutes into the period, another shot from the slot quickly gave the home team a two-goal advantage.
The momentum swung back to the Orange halfway through the period. While walking the blue line, Luke Caddo received a Peter-Owen Hayward pass and threw a shot past Shipman, bringing Syracuse within one.
The Seawolves would not relinquish though. They would score three more on Parker as the period came to a close with a 6-2 lead for Stony Brook.
There may have been another intermission, but Syracuse was still unable to stop the onslaught. Another two shots trickled past Parker in the third frame growing the Orange’s deficit to six goals.
After the disappointing loss, junior Ford Hatchett said he saw glimpses of good play within the tough match, but it just was not enough.
“I actually really liked our first period but the wheels fell off from there. Their top guys were better than ours, their depth was better than ours,” said the alternate captain.
“We’ve gotta be more aware and simplify,” Hatchett continued. “A lot of us, myself included, were trying to do way too much and it cost us some.”
The Orange have the opportunity to avenge this loss with a journey back to The Rinx tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Tune in to the game live here to see if the Orange can pull off a win on the road: INSERT LINK HERE.
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