PLATTSBURGH — A couple of freshman showed what they can do and all three goalies got some work as Plattsburgh State played a men’s hockey exhibition against Concordia Saturday at Stafford Ice Arena.
Newcomer Michael Radisa had two goals in the Cardinals’ 4-2 victory.
“We’re very fortunate to have Concordia come down here and play us. Gives us a good measuring stick on what we need to work on,” Plattsburgh coach Bob Emery said. “They were a big, strong team. I thought we showed some good work ethic.”
The Cardinals begin the regular season on Friday.
Sophomore defenseman Brandon Beadow slammed home a rebound in the middle of the first period to put Plattsburgh up 1-0 with assists from Alex Jensen and David Amnas.
Jensen was later rammed into the boards in the corner by Alex MacDonald, who received a hitting-from-behind minor and a game misconduct. Jensen was attended to by the trainer but returned to the ice later in the period.
The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead when Kevin Emmerling, a freshman forward, knocked the puck in from the side of the net early in the second after Paul Puglisi took a slap shot from the top of the slot.
Dany Potvin scored from down low at 11:04 to pull Concordia within a goal.
In the third, Radisa took a pass down low and put the puck in the open left side of the net at 6:15. Late in the period, the forward from Caledon, Ontario came in on the left side after a turnover and lifted the puck high for a 4-1 lead.
Concordia’s Olivier Jannard put one in from the doorstep with six seconds left in the game.
All 30 players on Plattsburgh’s roster rotated into the game, with just two players in the lineup for all three periods.