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Women’s Hockey Ties Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY- Breanna Roy (Orleans, ONT/ Nepean Wildcats) scored a goal and had two assists as the women’s hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie with host Buffalo State on Saturday afternoon. The Bengals got off to a quick 1-0 lead just 2:43 into the game. The Bears answered back when Roy assisted Stephanie Simons (Stratford, ONT/ Bluewater Hawks) on her first goal of the year.

Oswego Slips Past Potsdam Men’s Hockey

(POTSDAM, NY) A two-goal flurry near the end of the second period allowed Oswego to slip past SUNY Potsdam in Saturday’s 2-0 conference game in Maxcy Hall. The Bears now go to 3-6-3 (2-4-2 SUNYAC) while the Lakers advances to 8-4-1 (5-2-1) Mark Lozzi (Richmond Hill, ONT/ St. Michael’s Buzzers) scored the game-winner for Oswego at 14:28 while teammate Joe Hall (Schaumburg, IL/Wellington Dukes) took out the insurance policy at 15:42. Goalkeeper Chris Hyk (Hamilton, ONT/ Georgetown Raiders) had 21 saves for the win.

Potsdam Men Win SUNYAC Opener

Senior Damon Brown scored 18 points to lead the SUNY Potsdam men to a 60-55 victory over Geneseo in their SUNYAC opener Friday night in Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. The Bears now move to 5-1 (1-0 SUNYAC) while the Blue Knights go to 4-2 (1-1). Alvin Dike (Bronx/Msgr. Scanlan) followed with 14 points and 7 rebounds as Brown (Brooklyn/Port Richmond) also added 7 boards. Brendan Graney (Ticonderoga/Ticonderoga) scored 9 points and added 5 rebounds.

Poirier's 24 Points Leads Women to Victory

Cortney Poirer (Moira/Bruston-Moira) scored 24 points to lead all scorers as the women’s basketball team defeated visiting Geneseo 69-53. Poirier also had nine of the team’s 19 steals in the game. Maureen Curley (Madrid/Madrid-Washington) had 14 points and six rebounds and Hannah Fairchild (Bruston/Bruston-Moira) had 12 points for the Bears. Tracey Wangelin (Olean/GCC) had 15 points to lead Geneseo to go along with seven rebounds. Melissa Loughlin (Big Flats/Horseheads) contributed 13 points and had six rebounds.

Women’s Hockey Falls to Buffalo State

(Buffalo, NY)- The women’s hockey team faced another tough opponent in the Buffalo State Bengals and lost to the host team 3-0 on Friday night. Potsdam’s record is 2-6-1 while Buffalo State is 1-6-3. The Bengals goals were spread among three players. Buffalo State had a 32-24 lead in shots. The Bears were 0-4 on the power play while the Bengals were 0-7. Hillary Hitchman (Potsdam/Oswego State) made 29 saves in goal for Potsdam. Alyssa Koniar had 24 saves for Buffalo State. Both teams will meet again tomorrow at 4 pm.

Men's Hockey Denied by Cortland

Despite a two-goal come back in the second period, the SUNY Potsdam men fell 3-2 to the visiting Cortland Red Dragons in Friday’s home conference hockey contest. The Bears now go to 3-5-3 while Cortland moves 5-5-1. Cortland’s Mike Egan (Smithtown/NY Apple Core Jr. B) opened the games scoring with the only first period goal at 15:54. Kyle Haines (Topsfield, MA/ Marquette Rangers) connected at 12:03 of the second period to give the Red Dragons a brief 2-0 lead.

Women’s Basketball 2008-09 Outlook

With all five starters returning from last year’s 16-12 (11-5 SUNYAC) SUNYAC and ECAC Tournament team, SUNY Potsdam women’s basketball coach Tara Ruckh feels that her squad should contend for one of the top spots in the State University of New York Athletic Conference. Ruckh (Cortland State ’99), who begins her fourth year at Potsdam, has gone 27-26 over the last two seasons after inheriting a program that went 4-46 in the two previous years.

Catch The Met's new production of “Thaïs” at the Potsdam Roxy Theater

The Metropolitan Opera’s “The Met: Live in HD” series will continue at the Potsdam Roxy Theater with the presentation of “Thaïs,” Jules Massenet’s sensual opera that features SUNY Potsdam alumna Renée Fleming. The live broadcast will take place Saturday, Dec. 20, at noon, with an encore showing on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m.

Local artists' watercolors on display at Potsdam Public Library

The Potsdam Public Library is featuring a display of the watercolor work created by local students in SUNY Potsdam’s Adult Watercolor course, offered through the Office of Non-Credit Programs, through the month of December. The 12 participants in the 10-week course, taught by Mary Sue Seymour, worked at their own pace on a painting of their choice. The paintings are on display during normal library hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Hot beverages are available for purchase.


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Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
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