The season-opening game between the Aquinas Irish and the Geneseo/Avon/Livonia Lakers reflected the ability of each team to put the puck into the net.
In the end, after three periods and overtime Aquinas outlasted the Lakers to close the game with a 7 to 6 win.
The Lakers took an early lead with two first-period goals from Dominic Agosto (assist Fletcher Kingsbury) and Christain Rumfola (assist Jack Ruter).
Each team had three goals in the 2nd period, with Aquinas goals from Cameron Stewart (2) and Connor Mangone. Lakers’ goals were from Ryan O’Duffy (assist Christain Rumfola), Joey Cinquino (assist Christain Rumfola), and Dominic Agosto (assist Joey Cinquino).
In the 3rd period, the Lakers added a goal from Joey Cinquino (assist Jack Ruter), and Aquinas brought the score to six apiece with goals from Cameron Stewart (assist Connor Mangone) and Ryan Whitney (help Ares Miller, Connor Carey). Aquinas Ares Miller (assist Connor Carey) added a goal off a powerplay.
Lakers had 28 shots on goal to Aquinas had 31 shots on goal. Lakers Goalie Nate McDonald had 24 saves. Aquinas Goalies Andrew Gatti and Sammy Muir combined for 22 saves.
Aquinas scored on 2 of 6 powerplays as the Lakers compiled 18 penalty times to Aquinas’s 10 minutes in the box.
Geneseo/Avon/Livonia Lakers host their home opener at SUNY Geneseo Ice Arena on Friday, December 2nd, at 7 pm against Kenmore West.