Liggio scores big as Roo men's ice hockey beats Binghamton 6-2
(Canton, N.Y.)- Rob Liggio (Canton, N.Y.) scored three straight goals on Sunday and the SUNY Canton men's ice hockey team received strong special teams play as they beat Binghamton University 6-2 in an ACHA Division I game at the Canton Pavilion. Liggio also had an assist for the Roos who won their third game in as many days improving to 3-0. SUNY Canton's special teams were kept busy against the Bearcats as they faced four five-on-three situtations in the game.
But the Roos did an excellent job holding off Binghamton killing off the first three chances before allowing a goal on the final one. Liggio scored three straight goals, two in the first and one more in the second as the Roos built a 3-0 lead.Corey Frizell (Orleans, Ontario) made it 4-0 at the seven-minute mark of the second period when he scored on a beautiful give-and-go with linemate Adam Fedor (Orleans, Ontario).
Cory Bercume (Potsdam, N.Y.) and John Payne (Port Moody, B.C.) also scored and Payne recorded four points for the second straight night as he also had three assists.
Michael Pittman (Amarillo, Texas) got the nod to start in goal after senior Jimmy Merrow (Plainsboro, N.J.) played the first two games of the weekend beating RIT and Rochester. The freshman came up big stopping 20 shots and limiting the Bearcats to hardly any second chances to earn his first collegiate win. "I thought Michael played extremely well tonight," said head coach Eric McCambly. "It was a great game overall and I thought Binghamton had a hard time controlling the speed of our forwards. We did get a little undisciplined at times but for the most part we played our system and did a terrific job of working the puck down low."
Kyle Johnson and Adam Walker scored for the Bearcats and Brian Moore recorded 21 saves.
The Roos will host Eastern Collegiate Hockey League opponent Mercyhurst College next weekend at the Canton Pavilion. The two teams will face off Friday night at 7:30 and again on Saturday at 1:30.