BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Plattsburgh State men's hockey team settled for a three-point weekend as the Cardinals skated to a 1-1 overtime tie at Buffalo State in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) matchup Saturday evening.
Plattsburgh State (4-0-1, 4-0-1 SUNYAC) jumped out to an early lead when Dillan Fox tallied a backhanded goal at 5:09 of the first period from Alex Jensen and Mark Constantine.
The Cardinals held on to that one-goal lead until the opening minutes of the third period when Buffalo State (3-2-1, 3-2-1 SUNYAC) got the equalizer on Kyle Whipple's second of the season at the 3:37 mark.
With a 6-1 advantage in shots on goal and a pair of power plays in overtime, Plattsburgh State was not without chances in the extra session. One of those opportunities came with 11 seconds left when the Cardinals pushed the puck in on a scramble, but the puck crossed the line after the whistle prompting the officials to wave off the goal.
A penalty-filled evening saw the two sides combine for 19 penalties and 38 penalties minutes. But both sides struggled on the power play as the Cardinals went 0-for-8 and the Bengals finished the night 0-for-7.
Buffalo State goaltender Kevin Carr continued to be a thorn in the Cardinals' side, stopped 43 shots in the tie. Mathieu Cadieux recorded 24 saves for the Cardinals.
Plattsburgh State looks to get back in the win column next Friday and Saturday with a two-game series at Morrisville. Both games are set for 7 p.m.