Jeffs Upset Defending Champion Oswego State, 3-1

Senior Mike McIntosh scored the eventual game-winner in the third period.

Courtesy Oswego Sports Information

OSWEGO, NY - The Amherst College Lord Jeffs defeated the Oswego State Lakers 3-1 on Saturday night at the Pathfinder Bank Oswego Hockey Classic at the Campus Center Ice Arena in Oswego. Amherst first-year goalie Jonathan Larose (Boyle, Alberta) made 30 saves in the victory for Amherst.

The Lord Jeffs opened the scoring 7:38 into the first period on a sharp angle shot from sophomore Jack Baer (Edina, MN) that snuck through Oswego State goalie Ryan Scott. There were no goals in the remainder of the first period or the entire second period, as Oswego State out-shot Amherst 14-3 in the middle period.

Amherst extended its lead to 2-0 on a partial breakaway by senior Michael McIntosh (Soldotna, AK) with 5:31 left to play in the third period.

Oswego State answered quickly with a power-play goal by Peter Magagna on a wraparound to end Larose's shutout bid. Brendan McLaughlin and Francois Gagnon picked up assists on the Laker goal.

The Lakers earned another power play late in the third period, but couldn't find a way past the Amherst defense, and the Lord Jeffs scored a short-handed empty-net goal by senior co-captain Kyle Schoppel (Cambridge, Ontario) with 49 seconds left to seal the victory. Oswego State goalie Ryan Scott made 17 saves.

Amherst will face top-ranked Saint Norbert College in the championship game at 3 p.m. Sunday in Oswego. The Lakers will play against Curry at 7 p.m. in the third-place game.