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Weekly Kats Wrap: SUNY Erie men’s hockey extend winning streak

Article by: Michael Farrell

BUFFALO—After a lengthy holiday break, the SUNY Erie Community College men’s hockey squad continued their pre-vacation-established winning streak and pushed it to four with a pair of weekend wins over Penn State Behrand, 6-2 (January 6) and 3-2 (January 7) at Buffalo’s HarborCenter. 

Freshman forward Timothy Pellittieri led the Kats in the first game with four points (two goals and two assists), while fellow forward Michal Swacha added a goal and two assists in the win. 

The Kats’ success continued in Sunday’s second game. Down one goal heading into the third period, Swacha swung into action, tying the game with a goal early in the third. Minutes later, sophomore forward Brendan McFall scored on the power play to give the Kats the lead and, eventually, the win. 

Looking ahead: SUNY Erie men’s hockey head to the University of Pittsburgh, where the team will play prime-time games on January 12 and 13. Men’s and women’s basketball return to the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center with a double-header on January 11 against Jefferson Community College, with women playing at 5 p.m., and the men immediately after. The women will also host Howard Community College on January 13 at 5:30 p.m. Swimming and diving will host the Erie Invitational at the Flickinger Center January 13 at 1 p.m.; and Kats bowling travels to Utica for the Hawk Invitational on January 14.

Since 1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu or call (716) 851-1ECC.