The stories flowed almost as easily as the goals Friday night in the semi-annual Plattsburgh State alumni hockey game at Ameri-Can North Sports Center.
Players representing four decades of Cardinal hockey relived the glory days in a contest that invoked memories of a highly successful program.
For the record, the White defeated the Red 16-10. The game consisted of two 30-minute halves.
Jay Perras scored five goals and Danny Brown, four, to lead the White while Ben Calkins and Jason Barnhart had hat tricks. Rick Strack, the Cardinals' All-America goalie turned alum forward, completed the scoring. Chad Kemp, Doug Carr, Jim Patrick, Mike Talbot and Mike Deloria all were credited with assists.
Trevor Cameron and Steve Moffat, who have dominated in senior league play at Ameri-Can, combined for seven goals, but couldn't deliver a victory to the Red side. John Wells, Doug Kimura and Michel Talbot lit the lamp for the Reds.
Joe Bevilacque picked up five assists while Bobby Owen, Lou Martin, Ed McGloine and John Laurie also figured for assists.
Jim Patrick was in goal for the White while Rick Brunner got the call for the Red.
Hockey Alumni weekend continues today with the annual golf tournament at Adirondack Golf & Country Club.
White 16, Red 10
Red 5 5 — 10
White 8 8 — 16
Red: 1, Cameron (Moffat), 2, Moffat (Wells, Bevilacque). 3, Wells (Owen, Cameron). 4, Moffat (Bevilacque, Owen). 5, Moffay (Cameron, Martin).
White: 1, Calkins (Kemp). 2, Brown. 3, Perras (Calkins, Carr). 4, Perras (Patrick, Strack). 5, Brown (Kemp, Calkins).
Red: 6, Kimura (Moffat,McGloine). 7, Cameron (Bevilacque). 8, Talbot (Kimura, Cameron). 9, Cameron (Bevilacque, Laurie). 10, Cameron (Bevilacque, Moffat).
White: 6, Calkins (Kemp, Strack). 7, Perras (Calkins). 8, Brown (Barnhart). 9, Strack (Calkins). 10, Barnhart. 11, Perras (Brown). 12, Perras (Calkins). 13, Calkins (Talbot). 14, Brown (Carr, Deloria). 15, Barnhart (Brown, Strack). 16, Barnhart.
Saves: Brunner, 12-12—24; Patrick, 11-11—22.