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Sheehan shines as Devils defeat Geneseo
FREDONIA, N.Y. -- Sophomore forward Neal Sheehan (Avon Lake, Ohio) scored two unassisted goals to lead Fredonia State over Geneseo 6-1, in SUNYAC play at Steele Hall
Junior forward Scott Bradley (Belleville, Ont.) and junior forward Matt Zeman (Rocky River, Ohio) each had one goal and one assist for the Blue Devils (5-2-1, 2-1-1 SUNYAC).
Senior goalkeeper Rick Cazares (San Jose, Calif.) stopped 33 of 34 shots to earn the win in net.
Fredonia State was 6 of 6 on the penalty kill.
The Blue Devils opened the scoring with a power-play goal by Scott Bradley at 1:30 of the first period. Zeman set up the play with a pass from behind the cage and the Blue Devils never looked back.
Junior forward Joe Muli (Sioux Lookout, Ont.) made it 2-1 on assists from Bradley and Sheehan at 13:59. The Blue Devils continued to dominate the play and took a 3-0 lead at 17:33 on Sheehan's first goal.
The Ice Knights (5-2-1, 2-2-0 SUNYAC) grabbed some momentum on a goal by junior forward Mitch Stephens (Forest, Manitoba) just before the buzzer sounded to end the first period. Senior defenseman Nick Onody (Richmond Hill, Ont.) and junior forward Mike MacDonald (New Glasgow, N.S.) picked up assists on the goal by Stephens, which came at 19:59.
Fredonia State regained momentum :17 seconds into the second period on Sheehan's second goal of the game. That prompted Ice Knight head coach Jason Lammers to lift starting goaltender freshman Jeff Pasemko (Redwater, Alberta) and replace him with Derek Jokic (Petersburg, Ont.) for the remainder of the game. Jokic stopped 21 of 23 shots in relief.
Zeman and senior forward Steve Greenberg (East Lansing, Mich.) added insurance goals at 12:29 and 19:05 of the third period, respectively. Zeman's goal was unassisted, while Greenberg was set up by freshman forward Shawn Walker (Wingham, Ont.) and sophomore defenseman Noah Hamilton (Carlisle, Ont.).
Fredonia State returns home Wednesday to meet Buffalo State at 7 p.m.