Cosgrove's Late Goal Forces Overtime Tie with No. 19 Union

Cosgrove's Late Goal Forces Overtime Tie with No. 19 Union

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Colgate men's ice hockey had several quality scoring chances throughout Friday night's game but couldn't get one to go until Trevor Cosgrove (Exeter, New Hampshire) forced overtime with 48.6 seconds to go in the third period.

The Raiders tied No. 19 Union 1-1 at Messa Rink and picked up a crucial point in the race for home ice. 
 
Bobby McMann (Wainwright, Alberta) circled around the goal before shifting the puck to Cosgrove at the left point. Cosgrove stepped into a shot and fired it through traffic to beat Union goaltender Jake Kupsky high, glove side with the game-tying goal. It was Cosgrove's fourth of the year.
 
Goaltender Colton Point (North Bay, Ontario) was stellar for the Raiders all night long as he recorded 21 saves, including 11 in the second period alone.
 
In the scoreless first period, both Point and Kupsky turned away several high quality scoring chances. Kupsky had two big saves on shots from Josh McKechney (Calgary, Alberta), with one on a breakaway and another on a backdoor tap.
 
The second period continued much like the first as Point made a great save early on. Colgate's best chance of the period came with 12 minutes to go as Jared Cockrell (Readfield, Maine) made a great play to control the puck next to the goal. He put the puck in the slot where Mike Panowyk (Whitby, Ontario) dove and flung it on goal. Kupsky made the save before denying two more shots from McKechney to keep it scoreless.
 
Union broke the deadlock with 1:44 to go in the second. After Cole Maier was knocked to his knees, he flipped the puck wide of the goal and Ryan Scarfo was there to deflect it home with the handle of his stick.
 
Point kept Colgate in the game with five saves in the third period before Cosgrove's game-tying goal.
 
BOTTOM LINE
No. 19 Union, 1, Colgate 1 (OT)
 
WIN/LOSS RECORDS
Colgate picked up a big point in ECAC Hockey play to improve to 13-14-6 (9-9-3 ECAC Hockey), and Union secured second-place in the league at 20-13-2 (15-5-1 ECAC Hockey).
 
KEY RAIDER INFO
-Cosgrove buried his fourth-goal of the season and first career game-tying goal
-Point recorded 21 saves in his return after missing four games
-McMann extended his point-lead to 27 with his 13th assist of the season and now has points in four consecutive games
-Nick Austin (St. Louis Park, Minnesota) picked up his 10th assist of the season, the fifth different Colgate player with 10 assists this year
-The Raiders have scored a goal in the final minute in two of their last three games
 
FACTS AND FIGURES
-Colgate outshot Union 25-22 and had a 7-3 edge in the third period in overtime
-Neither team was successful on the power play as they both went 0 for 3
-The Dutchmen held the advantage in faceoffs at 37-19, with Adam Dauda (Kitchener, Ontario) leading the Raiders with seven wins.
 
UP NEXT
The Raiders return to action Saturday night for the final game of the regular season at Rensselaer, with puck drop set for 7 p.m. at Houston Field House in Troy, New York.