This past weekend, Stony Brook took on division opponent the Delaware University Blue Hens. Friday night’s first period against the Blue Hens was a defensive back and forth battle and ending the period scoreless. Stony Brook came out flat in the second period and the Blue Hens took advantage by netting 2 goals on the power play, sending the Seawolves to the locker room down 2-0 going in to the third period. Stony Brook battled back in the third period, thanks to assistant captain Frank Coscia scoring two goals with under 5 minutes remaining, sending the game to overtime. In the end, Delaware took the win with an odd man rush and putting the game winner past goaltender Richard Shipman.
On Saturday night Stony Brook came out flying as rookie defenseman, Kyle Huhn netted a goal just under five minutes into the game. After a broken play with 2 minutes to play in the first, Delaware scored to even the game at one a piece. Seawolves forwards Brad Riccardi and Devon Palmieri tallied a goal apiece in the first half of the second period; that was until Stony Brook got in to penalty trouble and Delaware scored two power play goals to end the second period. With 14 minutes left in the third period the Blue Hens scored the go ahead goal making it 4-3. However, the Seawolves battled hard and with just under 45 seconds remaining in the third period, center Ori Benyamini won a pivotal offensive zone face off to defenseman Frank Coscia to score his third goal of the weekend and tying the game, 4-4. With the spark of Coscia’s goal with just under a minute left in overtime, defenseman Frank Sherding skated the puck end to end and ripped a shot past the Blue Hen’s net minder to win the game 5-4.
The Seawolves next home games will be this Friday, January 26th at 9:00pm and Saturday the 27th at 8:30pm. Stony Brook plays host to the University of Colorado Boulder. Before the Seawolves game on Friday night the Stony Brook alumni will play against one another in the annual Stony Brook alumni game, as Friday night we celebrate the Seawolves alumni. Saturday night the Seawolves will be raising money for the k-9 companions foundation. Come down and support the Seawolves and two great events!
All home games are played at the Rinx in Hauppauge, NY 660 Terry Road.