David scores twice as Roos men’s hockey cruises past Morrisville, 5-1
Canton, NY – Sean David scored a pair of goals and added an assist as SUNY Canton earned a 5-1 win v. Morrisville State in men's hockey action on Friday evening. The win is the fourth in the last five games for the Roos, with their lone loss coming to No. 2 nationally-ranked SUNY Geneseo.
THE BASICSResult: SUNY Canton 5, Morrisville State 1
Location: Roos House – Canton, NY
Records: SUNY Canton (11-9-2) | Morrisville State (4-16-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
David got the scoring started at 8:38 of the first period just over two minutes after the Roos killed off their first penalty of the contest. Connor Tuttle and Max Routledge earned helpers on the play.
Tyler Bullard doubled the Canton lead off passes from Joe Deveny and Tyson Bruce five minutes later. Austin Washkurak stopped all six shots he faced as Canton took a two-goal lead to first intermission.
Jimmy Philbin put home the lone Morrisville goal at 5:17 of the second period after a defensive zone give away by the hosts.
Canton got that goal back three minutes later when Zach Pease left the puck for Routledge below the right circle. He hit Kyler Matthews at the point who cycled a pass to Bruce on his left. Bruce and Matthews exchanged places as Bruce left the puck for a one-timer from Matthews that beat Mustang goaltender Jared Young top shelf over the right shoulder.
The Roos quickly turned a 3-1 game into a 5-1 contest with a pair of goals eight seconds apart. Sean Shepard won the puck at center ice and fed a beautiful break out pass to Sean David who stayed onside at the blue line. He skated in alone on the breakaway roofing his eighth goal of the season under the cross bar.
Moments later David won the faceoff back to Matthews who fed the puck back to David near the blue line. He played a pass from his knees to Bruce on his left who put home his sixth goal in 11 games in a Roo uniform.
Washkurak made 17 saves on 18 shots in his second win of the season, while Young made 13 stops in the loss.
Canton was 1-for-4 on the power play and 7-for-7 on the penalty kill.
These two teams close out the home-and-home weekend series on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Morrisville.