Manhattanville Dominates #2 Oswego State, 4-1, to Capture Pathfinder Bank Title

Courtesy Manhattanville College

OSWEGO, N.Y. – 
Junior Tyler Feaver (Whitby, Ont./Whitby Fury (OJHL)) stopped the first 32 shots he faced and four different Valiants found the net as the Manhattanville College men's hockey team captured the 2018 Pathfinder Bank Classic title with a convincing 4-1 win over #4/2 Oswego State on Saturday night at the Marano Campus Center Arena.
 
Feaver had another excellent outing for Manhattanville (7-4-3), finishing with 32 saves for the second straight night to earn Tournament Most Valuable Player honors. He was joined on the All-Tournament team by senior co-captain Stephen Gaul (Downers Grove, Ill./Springfield Pics (USPHL)), who scored and won the shootout yesterday, and senior Kevin Loppatto (Plano, Texas/Springfield Pics (USPHL)), who added two assists today after scoring once yesterday.
 
Loppatto tied junior Cory Anderson (Bakersfield, Calif./Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)) for the game-high with two points, as Anderson scored once and added an assist. A trio of defensemen all scored as well for the visitors, with juniors Oscar Arfelt (Stockholm, Sweden/Connecticut Oilers (EHL)) and Axel Walltott (Stockholm, Sweden/Varmdo HC J20 (SWE)) and sophomore Joel Knight (Stoney Creak, Ont./Markham Royals (OJHL)) all helping the Valiants to the win.
 
Feaver came up big for Manhattanville in the opening period, as the Valiants were outshot by a 13-5 margin and spent seven minutes on the penalty kill. Less than 20 seconds after the visitors killed off a five-minute major, Arfelt completely swung the momentum with his second goal of the year from Loppatto and freshman Taylor Bommarito (Sterling Heights, Mich./Charlotte Rush (USPHL)) at the 16:14 mark to put Manhattanville up 1-0 after 20 minutes.
 
After a scoreless second stanza, the Valiants scored twice in the first five minutes of the third period to take an insurmountable lead. Walltott doubled the Valiant lead at 3:03 while the teams skated four-on-four from Anderson and sophomore Ryan Jackson (Montreal, Que./Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL)). Anderson then converted 90 seconds later on a five-on-three power play off feeds from Loppatto and junior Matt Lippa (Richmond Hill, Ont./Oakville Blades (OJHL)).
 
Michael Gillespie spoiled Feaver's shutout bid with 1:23 remaining in regulation, but Knight got that goal back with an unassisted empty-netter in the final half-minute to complete the scoring.
 
Oswego (10-3-1) finished with a slight 33-32 edge in shots, but Manhattanville doubled up the Lakers 16-8 in the crucial third period.
 
Manhattanville, which is unbeaten in its last five games, will look to keep the streak going on Tuesday when the Valiants host SUNY Cortland in a non-conference matchup beginning at 7 p.m. at Playland Ice Casino.

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