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Rookie goalie gets big point for Union in debut

Union's Eli Lichtenwald, center, scores the first goal between Bowling Green's Mike Sullivan, left, and Connor Kucera at Messa Rink Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Union's Eli Lichtenwald, center, scores the first goal between Bowling Green's Mike Sullivan, left, and Connor Kucera at Messa Rink Friday.
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Union freshman goalie Alex Sakellaropoulos admitted to be nervous when he got to Messa Rink Friday, even though he knew junior and Niskayuna native Colin Stevens was starting the Dutchmen’s season-opening game against Bowling Green. But 6:21 into the game, Sakellaropoulos found himself out on the ice replacing Stevens, who was injured in a collision with the Falcons’ Bryce Williamson. Sakellaropoulos performed admirably, making 21 saves and helping the 16th-ranked Dutchmen earn a 3-3 tie ...


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