Potsdam Defeats Williams
Bears Claim Western Mass Tourney Title

AMHERST, Massachuestts -- Eric Updike (Hyde Park, NY) notched an empty-net goal to seal the Championship for Potsdam in the Western Mass Tourney. The Bears defeated Williams 5-3 tonight at Orr Rink in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The Bears took a 4-1 lead into the third period where Williams scored 67 seconds into the final stanza on a power play goal by junior Jeff Russell (Arlington, MA). The Ephs cut the lead to one on Jon Collins's (Saugus, MA) second goal of the night. However, 36 saves by Bear netminder Scott Jones held off the Ephs for the title.

Potsdam improves to 7-6-2 for the season and will host Elmira on Friday. Williams falls to 6-2 and look forward to an ECAC-East matchup with Trinity on January 9.

Potsdam (7-6-2)		2	2	1 -- 5
Williams (6-2)		1	0	2 -- 3

Per.	Time	Team	Goal by			Assist(s)
1	4:10	Pot	Eric Curtis		Sean Trygested
1	11:04	Pot	Nathan Sunday		David Fink, Curtis
1	16:44	Wms	Jon Collins (pp)	Phil Deguire
2	8:13	Pot	Keith Hughes		Trygested, Brett Joly
2	9:44	Pot	Max Mnatsakanov		Eric Updike, Stephen Naughton
3	1:07	Wms	Jeff Russell (pp)	Bobby Moss
3	2:45	Wms	Collins			Eric Demment
3	19:26	Pot	Updike (empty net)

Goalie Saves		Min	1	2	3   -- F
P  Scott Jones		60:00	9	13	14  -- 36
W  Dave Haimson		60:00	13	11	6   -- 30

Penalties: P 8 for 16 minutes, W 9 for 26 minutes.
Power Play: P 0 for 5, W 2 for 4.

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