Seawolves sweep weekend series vs. Rutgers

Prior to Friday night’s home game against Rutgers, the Seawolves welcomed back many players from the past and honored them in the annual Alumni game. There were players going back from the graduating classes of 1978 through 2015. Mike Amodeo was awarded the game’s MVP of the Alumni game with three goals to help the White team beat the Red team 8-7. Friday night was also a special night because the Seawolves honored both Anthony Fronzoni and Chris Panatier in a form of a scholarship which was awarded to Junior Forward, Mathew Crockett and Senior Forward, Brian Boser. Both, Crockett and Boser are exemplary students and outstanding members within the Stony Brook University.
Friday night’s game started off well for the Seawolves when freshman forward, Devon Palmieri scored on the opening shift to give Stony Brook an early lead. However sloppy play from the Seawolves followed for the remainder of the period to keep the score at 1-0. Into the second period the Stony Brook started to find their play and it was Eddie Osowski who found the back of the net off a backhand shot from the slot. A few moments later it was Senior Forward, Chris Stemke scored a bar-down beauty to put the Stony Brook up 3-0 heading into the third. Rutgers was able to score one but Strong play by freshman goaltender, Payne Yoder kept them at one before Parker Bishop scored an empty netter to seal the game with a final score of 4-1.
Just like Friday night’s game the Seawolves took an early lead in Saturday’s game when sophomore defenseman Parker Bishop scored off a great feed from Stemke. Moments later it was junior forward Brendan Calello finishing the rebound off of defenseman Alex Miller’s point shot to give the Stony Brook a 2-0 lead after one period. During second period both teams were held scoreless. Heading into the third period the Seawolves knew the importance of getting the next goal to break the spirits of Rutgers and that’s exactly what they did. Senior forward, Brian Boser scored on a shorthanded breakaway to make it 3-0. Half way through the period it was Palmieri who found the back of the net to increase the lead to 4-0. Rutgers was able to score with four minutes left in the game to make it 4-1. However, Frank Coscia scored a one timer on the power play to make it a final score of 5-1. This weekend the Seawolves travel to Rhode Island to face off against divisional opponent the University of Rhode Island Rams. The Seawolves are back home on Saturday, February 18th at 8:30pm and Sunday, February 19th at 12:00pm against Indiana Tech. Saturday night’s game is senior night and Sunday night’s game is cub scout day. All home games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge, 660 Terry road.