Martin Tallies Assist in Collegiate Hockey Debut for SUNY Canton

Canton Alumnus Sam Martin ’19 notched an assist in his first collegiate hockey game for the SUNY Canton Kangaroos men’s hockey team Tuesday night in its 5-3 win over Route 11 Rival SUNY Potsdam.

Martin assisted on SUNY Canton’s first goal of the game, scored by sophomore defenseman Kyler Matthews at the 6:43 mark of the first period. Martin won a puck battle behind the net and played the puck to sophomore forward Sean David who found Matthews at the point for the goal.

Martin, who recently transferred from Elmira College where he played one season of soccer for the Soaring Eagles, has returned to Canton to play hockey and lacrosse for the Kangaroos.

As a senior at Canton Central School last season, Martin was the leading scorer for the Golden Bears and in Section X on the ice. He tallied 41 goals and 20 assists for 61 points in 21 contests for the Bears, helping lead them to a Section X Championship and a New York State Final Four bid. He was also named Most Valuable Player on the Times All-North hockey team.

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