Devils rally to tie Bengals
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Fredonia State rallied from three goals down for a 6-6 SUNYAC tie Saturday with the Buffalo State Bengals.
James Muscatello (Baldwinsville) scored the tying goal with 4:33 remaining, his sixth of the year and second of the game, from Jeff Aonso (Toronto, Ont.). Aonso also had two goals and an earlier assist, while Ian Evans (Clinton) and Jordan Oye (Richmond, B.C.) also had goals. Muscatello also had an assist.
Nicholas Petriello (St. Catharines, Ont.) scored three goals for the Bengals (3-5-1, 2-2-1 SUNYAC), who led 6-3 prior to the Blue Devils mounting their comeback.
Cory Park (Mississauga, Ont.) added a pair of goals for the Bengals. Joel Sheppard (Pefferlaw, Ont.) had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Ramage (Ft. Erie, Ont.) added three assists for Buffalo State.
Pat Street (Annapolis, Md.) stopped Buffalo State's Jim Durham (Marilla) on a penalty shot with just 28 seconds remaining in regulation to preserve the tie after a Fredonia State player closed his hand on the puck in the crease during a scramble.
The Blue Devils jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the opening period, but Buffalo State evened the score at 2-2 by the first intermission. Both teams scored on their first shots of the second period, with Fredonia State scoring eight seconds in, and the Bengals tying the score just 18 seconds later. Buffalo State pushed the lead to 6-3, but the Blue Devils rallied with a goal late in the second and two more in the third period.
Fredonia State held a 39-31 advantage in shots. Kody Van Rentergem (Leduc, Alberta) allowed four goals on 12 shots before Street relieved him 7:47 into the second period. Street finished with 17 saves. Zach Grasley (Ancaster, Ont.) had 33 saves for Buffalo State.