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Laker Ranger
02-28-2010, 12:36 AM
This is in lieu of the now locked OS 2009-10 thread.

The Lakers have now placed a 24-2 record going into next Saturday to play Plattsburgh for the SUNY Athletic Conference Championship. This comes after a goal-bonanza game against Morrisville, that had Oswego resort to sheer numbers of goals to turn an early 3-nill deficit to an 8-5 win.

The Lakers had entered this season with a squad strongly disproportionate in seniority to youth, and it could have been anybody's guess at the time on how far OSU could sail this year. From my point of view, no fan could have asked for a more entertaining and thrilling season than what our Lakers have put on this year - and even if things have looked rocky over the last few games, our guys are still in the SUNYAC's (and likely NCAA) and have been anything but "disappointing" the entire season.

Win or lose, I'd like to give this thread a shot for the rest of the Oswego State Lakers postseason, if you posters would permit it - God willing, let's get moving and set sail from Lake Ontario to Lake Placid in a few weeks, shall we?

GO LAKERS!

Laker Ranger
02-28-2010, 01:02 AM
Beckwith or KGT for Plattsburgh? Paul was a suitable solution for last night to stop the bleeding early, but obviously KGT has had the Cards in his pocket twice now...

Should one assume no Leis this time too?

nysportsfan29
02-28-2010, 02:31 AM
Beckwith or KGT for Plattsburgh? Paul was a suitable solution for last night to stop the bleeding early, but obviously KGT has had the Cards in his pocket twice now...

Good question. One that I'm sure Gosek will put a lot of thought into.

KGT seems to be on a bit of a cold streak recently giving up 3 goals in his last 4 games. That may not seem terrible with them winning 3 of those 4 (altho he certainly did little to help tonight/yesterday) but his GAA has risen close to 2 after he was under 1.7 for most of the season and his SV% dropped from around .930 to under .920

Certainly those are still good stats but that is attributed to how well he fared before this recent stretch.

Beckwith has the hot hand, but KGT is the 1st Laker goalie to beat Plattsburgh 2x in a season since Ryan Scott in 05-06. So I have absolutely no idea what I'd do let alone what must be going on in Gosek's head


Should one assume no Leis this time too?

Absolutely. He's 0 for 2 against Oswego this year and Williams is next up in the rotation.

The only goalie I'd be more stunned to see next Saturday in net, other than Leis, would be Dan Jones.

OZFEST
02-28-2010, 08:49 AM
True nightmare scenario almost played out for the Great Lakers last night, I only was alble to catch the 3rd period when they started "playing" again, and Morrisville was tiring. WTOP, excellent job by the way.

You want to know frustration-updates on your bb when your team is down. No play by play, or forum, just the "what the hell is going on..." feeling

Since I missed the first two periods I wasn't able to watch KGT. Fact is he's hasn't the hot hand; it's ended for now. Losses at Genny and almost last night causes me to wonder about starting Beckwith. When was the last time OZ pulled a goalie who wasn't cramping? To be fair I don't know what kind of defense what in front of KGT last night but 3 goals on 9 shots in the 1st period won't win any games. 1st time all season Oswego goalies have allowed more than 4 goals. Something is amiss.

DIIIFan
02-28-2010, 09:12 AM
I was fortunate to watch most of the game via the internet. The goalie positiion really doesn't give me anyworry. But bigger concern and this has been the case for the 8-10 games I have seen this year is Oswego starting out cold and playing catch up hockey. They just can't keep starting out each game in the hole it will catch up to them and now is not that time of the year for that to happen. Also a hugh concern is the Selleck, Fox, and Langangier line. They have almost dissappeared in the last 2 games. And this is the top scoring line in the country. Just my thoughts
Oswego '89

netizen
02-28-2010, 10:40 AM
To be fair I don't know what kind of defense what in front of KGT last night but 3 goals on 9 shots in the 1st period won't win any games.

To be fair to KGT, there was virtually no defense in front of him in the beginning of the game. A Laker passed the puck right to a Moville player for first goal (not sure why a Mustang had an assist on that play). Second goal was a rebound after a bad turnover. Third goal was a power-play blast, though it's the type of save he often makes.

The Laker D picked it up after Kyle was pulled, but you could attribute that to the wake-up call of Gosek saying anyone could sit if not playing up to par or whatever. Beckwith gave up one goal on a great play by Cristini, and the second was really a garbage-time goal.

My thought: Oswego still has two good goalies. But against Plattsburgh, you need your goalie to really perform. I'm guessing -- just a guess -- KGT gets the start because of his success against Plattsburgh thus far.

mdmadison
02-28-2010, 01:59 PM
To be fair to KGT, there was virtually no defense in front of him in the beginning of the game. A Laker passed the puck right to a Moville player for first goal (not sure why a Mustang had an assist on that play). Second goal was a rebound after a bad turnover. Third goal was a power-play blast, though it's the type of save he often makes.

The Laker D picked it up after Kyle was pulled, but you could attribute that to the wake-up call of Gosek saying anyone could sit if not playing up to par or whatever. Beckwith gave up one goal on a great play by Cristini, and the second was really a garbage-time goal.

My thought: Oswego still has two good goalies. But against Plattsburgh, you need your goalie to really perform. I'm guessing -- just a guess -- KGT gets the start because of his success against Plattsburgh thus far.

KGT has not played well for the last 3 games. He has not been focused and has allowed questionable goals. The only reason KGT has beaten Plattsburgh twice was because he was the only goalie playing those 2 games. If Beckwith had played a game and KGT had played a game and Beckwith had lost, I can see your logic. That being said, if Gosek is true to form you will see KGT in net against Plattsburgh because he always goes with his regular season starter regardless of current events (read Potter even when his "cramps" came to light in important games). The real problem last night was that the defense was awful. Why would you start Van Boxmeer in a playoff game when you had no confidence in him during the last half of the season. Not to let the offense off the hook, what has happened to the Fox, Selleck, Laginier (sp) line? The have not been on the same page for the last few games. Have the individually decided that they are the stars of the team. Last night was the night of the strange bounces in which Oswego managed to pull out a win. It is a testement to the character of the team that they battled back after being down 3-0 to win the game.

Laker Ranger
02-28-2010, 07:21 PM
KGT has not played well for the last 3 games. He has not been focused and has allowed questionable goals. The only reason KGT has beaten Plattsburgh twice was because he was the only goalie playing those 2 games. If Beckwith had played a game and KGT had played a game and Beckwith had lost, I can see your logic. That being said, if Gosek is true to form you will see KGT in net against Plattsburgh because he always goes with his regular season starter regardless of current events (read Potter even when his "cramps" came to light in important games). The real problem last night was that the defense was awful. Why would you start Van Boxmeer in a playoff game when you had no confidence in him during the last half of the season. Not to let the offense off the hook, what has happened to the Fox, Selleck, Laginier (sp) line? The have not been on the same page for the last few games. Have the individually decided that they are the stars of the team. Last night was the night of the strange bounces in which Oswego managed to pull out a win. It is a testement to the character of the team that they battled back after being down 3-0 to win the game.

Gilchrist has been a decent player this year in my opinion - perhaps Boxmeer got into the rotation at his place to give him some rest. Regardless, the D was awful for quite some time, and even if it were a psychological "kick in the pants" when Beckwith came in, he still seemed to hold his ground alright.

There's two threads going right now for the playoffs - is there a one that's preferred from here on out (I'll kill this one if need be, but not a huge fan of calling the postseason a "disappointment")?

nysportsfan29
02-28-2010, 08:13 PM
There's two threads going right now for the playoffs - is there a one that's preferred from here on out (I'll kill this one if need be, but not a huge fan of calling the postseason a "disappointment")?

Nah, keep it. Especially since I read somewhere you're supposed to wait until the previous thread is closed before starting a new one which you did.

mdmadison
02-28-2010, 08:15 PM
I agree, keep this thread going. Don't like to hear the word disappointment quite yet.

one_to7
02-28-2010, 08:35 PM
I'd keep the other one open, honestly.

Just use it as the post-season thread, with the chance that you'll get to hold it over Carey for.ev.er.

Laker Ranger
03-06-2010, 10:20 PM
*frantic digging with spade through threads* AHA! FOUND IT!

:D No playoff disappointment tonight - congratulations to the 2010 SUNYAC Conference Champions Oswego State Lakers!:D An absolutely thorough performance marred by some slightly dumb play late, but a job well done. Now it's on to waiting for tomorrow and seeing the match-ups...

Ok - said my piece on this one. I'll dig it up again later hopefully;) . Now, back to the "disappointment thread":confused: .

OZFEST
03-06-2010, 10:46 PM
We won, but......I need to know.....were we the better team?

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

2009-10 SUNYAC CHAMPIONS!

OSUPBPMike
03-06-2010, 10:51 PM
Congrats Lakers!

It's been a fun ride and it isn't over just yet

bakdraft21
03-06-2010, 11:54 PM
We won, but......I need to know.....were we the better team?

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

2009-10 SUNYAC CHAMPIONS!

lol, yea but they had more SOG's lol.........this was a complete butt kicking , the lakers wanted it more and it showed..way more quality scoring chances, I thought most of the birds chances were from way out and off to the side not to threatening....I think they put the " better team " fantasy to bed.........win it on the scoreboard.....must say the birds do look pretty the way they pass the puck around but hey not much production.......and wow the lakers do have a few guys that can wheel, and it showed at times.....ok on to the NCAA's....congrats all around.....

Laker Ranger
03-07-2010, 05:38 PM
Shameless plugging once again - a tribute to our guys for taking the SUNYAC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc2h_rqLxmc

And yes - it's not the computer format again. Hope you like it!:D

mjbeckman
03-07-2010, 08:50 PM
Beat Bowdoin!!!!

OSUPBPMike
03-07-2010, 09:06 PM
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Laker Ranger
03-07-2010, 09:26 PM
Beat Bowdoin!!!!

Anyone recognize the gentleman in here that called Bowdoin his alma mater (serving as a professor in multiple subjects and as the school president and governor of Maine)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYDhAmjmxYk

Sorry, but I had to - heard that Bowdoin is coming to town and this movie comes to mind immediately (history geek moment:rolleyes: ). Hope it'll be a fine match.

One to Placid, Oswego - beat the Polar Bears, and the Laker Express thunders eastward.:cool:

OSUPBPMike
03-07-2010, 09:41 PM
So does anyone know how ticket sales work for Saturday? Will the CC box office sell them or will they have to be purchased online?