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College Hockey:
Cortland Upsets Fredonia in SUNYAC Challenge Championship

Red Dragons Down Two Conference Foes In Upsets

— Rookie head coach and alumnus Tom Cranfield added a second upset in as many nights to his unblemished record as Cortland beat host Fredonia 4-1 in the championship of the SUNYAC Challenge.

MattDonskov took advantage of a 5-on-3 just 2:37 into the contest to put the Red Dragons up for good. Nate Gagnon got the game winner at 5:38 for the visiting squad.

Fredonia scored its only goal of the night at 17:57 of the second period, as DanRohanna got his first of the season.

Dave Ambuhl scored late in the third to make it a 3-1 game, and Mike Pelletier added an empty-netter with eight seconds left.

Fredonia’s Will Hamele, who had shut out Buffalo State in the tournament’s first round, made 36 saves. Cortland’s John Larnerd stopped all but one of the Blue Devils’ 30 attempts.

Cortland (2-0-0) hosts Hobart Oct. 30 in its next matchup, while Fredonia (1-1-0) takes on Milwaukee School of Engineering at the Buffalo State All Sport Invitational, Friday, Oct. 26.

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