Devils sweep J & W with 7-1 win
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FREDONIA, N.Y. -- Getting scoring from a multitude of players, the Fredonia State Blue Devils rolled over the Johnson & Wales Wildcats, 7-1, in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at Steele Hall.
Five players had multiple-point games for Fredonia State, led by Steve Rizer (Smithtown, N.Y.) with one goal and three assists. Mat Hehr (Sherwood Park, Alberta) had two goals. Overall, 10 Blue Devils had at least one point.
It was the third straight win for the Blue Devils and their sixth win in their last seven games. They improved to 9-4-0. Johnson & Wales dropped to 2-7-0.
Fredonia State took advantage of nine Johnson & Wales penalties for five power-play goals. In addition, the Blue Devils were credited with 61 shots. On Friday night, they took 59 shots in a 4-2 victory over the Wildcats.
The Blue Devils scored three times in the opening 10 minutes. Hehr and Rizer scored successive power-play goals at 1:55 and 6:07, respectively. Chris de Bruyn (Calgary, Alberta) made it 3-0 at the 10:00 mark.
Johnson & Wales cut the deficit to 3-1 on an unassisted goal by Joe Simeone (Cranston, R.I.) at 5:15 of the second period. The Blue Devils answered with power-play goals by Brett Mueller (Queensbury, N.Y.) and Jordan Oye (Richmond, B.C.) to take a 5-1 lead after two periods.
Alex Morton (Cannington, Ont.) and Bryan Ross (Livonia, Mich.) scored third-period goals for Fredonia State, with Morton getting his on the power-play. The Blue Devils were 5 for 8 with the man-advantage and 3 for 3 on the penalty kill.
Fredonia State goaltender Pat Street (Annapolis, Md.) was credited with 20 saves to improve to 6-1-0. For the Wildcats, Matt Cooper (Perrysburg, Ont.) had 54 saves.
The Blue Devils are back in action Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 when it plays host to Westfield State in a two-game weekend set.