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- After beating Geneseo 5-1 in Saturday’s SUNYAC Tournament semifinals, Plattsburgh State will meet Oswego in the championship game for the fifth time in the last six years. The Cardinals won three of those games against the Lakers, including last year in Oswego.
- Chris Muise and David Titanic led the Lakers back into the final. They both scored twice Saturday as Oswego beat Buffalo State 5-2. The Bengals got on the board first, but the Lakers answered with four straight goals. Andrew Hare made 33 saves.
- Geneseo came into Saturday’s game with a power play that ranked first in the SUNYAC and sixth in Division III. But Plattsburgh’s penalty kill is tops in the conference, and the Cardinals held the Knights to 0-for-4 on the power play.
Jared Docking: “It feels good. Some of us, it’s our last home game here, so we wanted to come out on top. And the boys came out, played hard.”
Bob Emery on the Knights: “They came out fired up in that first period. And then they got the power play. And then they got a huge momentum boost from that power play in the first period, and I thought they had the edge in the first period. But I thought we did a good job coming out of the locker room. Second period, I thought we played really well.”
Emery on Docking: “He took a hard hit, but he’s pound-for-pound one of the toughest kids we’ve ever had here. He’s been a great leader for four years but really done a great job the second half of the year.”
Docking on his second-period goal: “I just came off the bench, and I saw they were going for a change so I was just going to stretch it. And then (Mike Grace) made a really great pass. I just took it hard to the net, didn’t get a lot on it, but it was lucky enough to go through his legs. So it felt good to get a two-goal lead.”
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