Fulton varsity hockey looking for first win

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity hockey team is 0-4-1 after its first five games of the season.

Rome Free Academy cruised past Fulton 6-1 in the Dec. 2 season opener.

On Dec. 4, the Red Raiders played Fayetteville-Manlius to a 3-3 tie. Oswego topped Fulton 6-2 on Dec. 6.

The Baldwinsville Bees held off Fulton 3-2 Dec. 7 while West Genesee rolled past Fulton 7-1 on Dec. 10.

In the RFA game, Rome Free Academy got off to a quick start building a 2-0 lead during the first period. RFA added to its lead during the second period with 2  more goals to take a 4-0 lead.

Fulton was able to get onto the scoreboard during the third period, but was unable to cut into RFA’s lead.

Leading the way for Fulton was Ryan Ross with one goal. Brandon Ladd and Landon VanAlstine combined to save 30 shots for the Red Raiders.

Fulton skated a competition first period in the game again Fayetteville-Manlius  and were tied 1-1 after the first.

The game proved to be equally as competitive during the second period. Again, both teams scored a goal each as the game was tied at 2 headed into the third period.

Each team scored a goal down the stretch as the game concluded in a 3-3 tie.

Fulton was led by Seth DeLisle with a goal and an assist. Following DeLisle were Matt Billion and Nick Meyer with a goal each. Ryan Ross added 2 assists. Landon VanAlstine saved 21 shots in the net for the Red Raiders.

Fulton lost to county rival Oswego in the opening game of The Baldwinsville Tournament. After a competitive first period, the Red Raiders trailed Oswego, 1-0.

Fulton kept it interesting during the second period as well. Both teams scored 2 goals each while Oswego maintained a slim, 3-2 lead. But, Oswego pulled away during the third period, scoring 3 unanswered goals down the stretch to cap off the win.

Leading the way for Oswego was Bentley Brosch with 2 goals and an assist, followed by Zach Zerrahan with a goal and 3 assists. Jacob Oleyourryk had a goal and an assist. Noah Lee and Brandon Tracz chipped in a goal each. Sean Mooney is credited with 3 assists. Roy Donovan saved 14 shots for Oswego.

Fulton was led by Cameron Clark and Austin Vashaw with a goal each against Oswego. Spencer Evans saved 39 shots for The Red Raiders.

Fulton lost a close one to Baldwinsville  in the second game of The Baldwinsville Tournament.  After a hard fought first period, Baldwinsville had a 1-0 lead over the Red Raiders.

Baldwinsville added to its lead over Fulton during the second period, outscoring Fulton by a goal to take a 3-1 lead.

Fulton made things interesting during the third period, cutting Baldwinsville’s lead to 3-2 down the stretch. But Fulton was unable to get any closer as the Bees held on for the 1-goal win.

Leading the way for Fulton were Kris Grow and Bryce Knight with a goal each. Following were Austin Forte, Trae Sheldon and Ross Ryan who combined for 3 assists. Spencer Evans saved 29 shots in net.

West Genesee got off to a solid start in its game versus Fulton when the Wildcats jumped out to an early 4-0 lead.

West Genny added to its lead during the second period, outscoring the Red Raiders by a goal to take a 6-1 lead. West Genesee scored a goal during the third period to cap off a 7-1 win over Fulton.

The Red Raiders were led by Bryce Knight with a goal assisted by Nick Meyer. Spencer Evans and Landon VanAlstine combined to save  31 shots for Fulton.

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