Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Brockport hosts Hamilton Saturday

Brockport has just one game this weekend, but it's a 7:00 PM home game on Saturday, so you can't go wrong with that!

The Golden Eagles will be hosting the Hamilton College Continentals who have yet to play this season. They open their schedule Friday against Amherst. They were a 15-win team last season.

Lucky for Brockport they won't have to face superstar goalie Evan Buitenhuis who graduated last year. He was the 2017 DIII Player of the Year with a .941 save percentage and 1.78 goals against average. Last season he was even better, with a crazy .954 - 1.28 line.

But, that doesn't mean they're out of the woods.

The heir apparent to Buitenhuis, junior Anthony Tirabassi, saw action in half of Hamilton's games last year as Buitenhuis was plagued by injuries. Tirabassi was pretty darn amazing himself, with a .929 save percentage and 1.88 GAA. He will be motivated to play well Saturday night as it's a sort of home game for him -- no doubt friends and family will make the drive from his hometown of Niagara Falls to watch him play.

He will have good help up front in two excellent seniors -- Roy Gagnon who had 15 goals last year and Jason Brochu who had 10. Watch out for junior Nick Ursitti who had 12 goals.

Between the goaltending and firepower, this will be another good test for Brockport. If the Golden Eagles can do the puck-possession thing that they've mastered this season -- minimize shots on our goalie while peppering their goalie with shots -- they'll come out victorious and might make a huge leap in the national rankings.

Saturday's game is worth the price of admission.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Video highlights from the Plattsburgh game


Parsons is SUNYAC Rookie of the Week



The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced its weekly honors Tuesday afternoon, and Brockport ice hockey forward Mitchell Parsons was selected as rookie of the week.

Parsons had a big weekend for the Green and Gold, tallying a goal and an assists in Brockport's come from behind win over SUNY Potsdam Friday Night. Parsons has been a key contributor for the Golden Eagles this season as he leads the team in points after six games (3g-3a-6pts). The freshman forward has been paired on a line with Captain Connor Hutchins (2g-4a-6pts) and fellow freshman Jordan Renaud (2g-1a-3pts), the trio has combined for 15 points this season.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Brockport on the fringe of the Top 15 on 11/2/18

The weekly polls came out and Brockport's strong play is attracting some attention.

D3Hockey.com's Top 15 saw Brockport get a vote, which had it been counted would place the Golden Eagles 22nd in the nation.

Brockport picked up 2 votes in the USCHO.com Top 15 poll, which would have them ranked 25th in the country were USCHO's poll to go that far.



SUNYAC standings as of 11/12/18


Jake Moore's hot start

How hot of a start is Jake Moore off to? After 4 games, he's tied for first in the nation with a 0.98 goals against average and his .960 save percentage is second.


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Newspaper coverage of the Plattsburgh game

Here's the Press-Republican's recap of the tie with Plattsburgh:

https://www.pressrepublican.com/sports/brockport-battles-plattsburgh-state-to---overtime-tie/article_efd1c21c-e56c-11e8-937c-ab29ba04e659.html

Brockport ties Plattsburgh

The College at Brockport men's ice hockey team tied Plattsburgh State Saturday night, by a score of 1-1. With the tie, the Golden Eagles move to (4-1-1) on the season and (2-1-1) in the SUNYAC, while the Cardinals move to (3-0-1) overall and (3-0-1) in conference.

The two teams skated to a scoreless first period, with Plattsburgh outshooting the Golden Eagles 14-8 in the first 20. Brockport's netminder Jake Moore stood tough to all 14 including three shots that came on the powerplay. The Green and Gold took to the PP three times in the first period but the Cardinals penalty killers had all the answers.

The Golden Eagles took the lead eight minutes into the period off a powerplay goal scored by Doc Gentzler with assists to Hunter Laslo and Casey Winn. The Cardinals answered with a goal of their own five minutes later, tying the game at one goal apiece.

Brockport took to the power play a minute into the third period but the Cardinals penalty killers held the Green and Gold to one shot on net. The Cardinals peppered Moore with 14 shots in the final twenty minutes of regulation but he shut the door. Neither team could pull away after 60 minutes, resulting in a five-minute overtime period.

After 65 minutes of hockey, a winner could not be decided, Brockport's goalie Jake Moore finished the night with a 45 save performance and stays unbeaten as a starter.

"I thought the entire team battled hard for 65 minutes," said head coach Brian Dickinson "Jake Moore was phenomenal in goal and kept (Plattsburgh) at bay when we scrambled defensively, It was a great college hockey game."

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Colasanti is player of the game for 11/09


After picking up his first collegiate goal in a 4-2 win over Potsdam, Jake Colosanti is the Golden Eagles Player of the game.

Brockport declaws Potsdam

The College at Brockport men's ice hockey team defeated SUNY Potsdam Friday night, by a score of 4-2. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to (4-1) on the season and (2-1) in the SUNYAC, while the Bears fall to (3-2) overall and (0-1) in conference.

Potsdam got the best of the Golden Eagles early in this matchup, scoring eleven minutes into the period to take the lead, 1-0. The Bears didn't stop there, tallying their second of the night a minute and a half later to extend their lead by two. The Golden Eagles headed to the locker room down, 2-0.

The second period told a different story for the Green and Gold, as Mitchell Parsons netted his third goal as a Golden Eagle three minutes in with assists from Doc Gentzler and Danny Rock to bring the game within one. Two minutes later, freshman, Jake Colosanti picked up his first in a Brockport sweater on a power play opportunity, with assists from Hunter Laslo and Gentzler. The two teams battled as the period winded down but the Golden Eagles found an opening at 15:08 when Jordan Renaud buried his second goal of the season with assists to Connor Hutchins and Aiden Salerno.

The Golden Eagles put the final nail in the coffin at 8:59 of the third period when captain Connor Hutchins netted a powerplay goal with assists from Ryan Romeo and Parsons, solidifying the win for the Green and Gold, 4-2.

Friday, November 9, 2018

North Country road trip this weekend

With Western New York getting its first real taste of winter this weekend, it’s fitting that the Golden Eagles are heading off on their annual North Country road trip.

The foe they face on Friday is Potsdam. The Bears share a record identical to Brockport’s, 3-1-0 overall. Last Friday’s win was a 3-2 nailbiter with Canton that they took in overtime. A few days earlier, they had a Tuesday affair with Elmira which they lost 3-2. Before that, they beat Saint Michael’s 3-1 (with the third goal being an empty netter). So, they play some really, really tight hockey. That happens when you’ve got great goaltending. Senior Nate Skidmore is like a brick wall and has an incredible .935 save percentage. Brockport likes to pour on the shots, so hopefully volume yields results. Should be an exciting game.

On Saturday Brockport plays Plattsburgh. They are 2-0 after having thoroughly beaten Morrisville twice last weekend. Last year, Brockport and Plattsburgh spilt the season series, continuing the recent success against the Cardinals that came after decades without a win. The player to watch: Plattsburgh's Rich McCartney, who is becoming a DIII superstar. The 5’10” lightning bolt had 17 lamplighters in his freshman campaign. There will NOT be a sophomore slump with this guy. He’s good, and fun to watch. He already has 3 goals with only 2 games under the Cardinal’s belts.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Brockport bedeviled by Fredonia in home opener

The College at Brockport men's ice hockey team fell to Fredonia Saturday night, by a score of 3-1. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to (3-1) on the season and (1-1) in the SUNYAC, while the Blue Devils improve to (2-1) overall and (1-1) in conference.

The Blue Devils were the first team on the board with five minutes to go in the first but the Golden Eagles dominated the play for the majority of the first 20 minutes. The Golden Eagles outshot the Blue Devils 10-8 in the first period. Fredonia took a five-minute major for boarding with 3:58 remaining in the period, sending the Green and Gold to the powerplay. Brockport couldn't capitalize on the PP chance before time expired, sending them to the locker room down, 1-0.

The Golden Eagles started the second period with a minute and some change left on the PP opportunity. The Green and Gold would waste very little time as Jordan Renaud scored his first collegiate goal 21 seconds into the frame with assists from Ryan Romeo and Mitchell Parsons. The Blue Devils would not be tied for long as they scored their second of the night two minutes later on the power play, taking back the lead, 2-1. The Golden Eagles would go back to the power play at the end of the period but the Fredonia penalty killers stayed strong.

Brockport came out hungry in the third, firing early and often on the Fredonia netminder. While the Golden Eagles outshot the Blue Devils in the third, Fredonia scored their third and final goal of the night with three minutes to go, solidifying the win, 3-1.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Player of the game for 11/2

It's fitting that Jake Moore gets to wear the helmet, because he is on fire. He had a shutout last weekend and last night he held Buffalo State's powerful offense to just one goal.


Brockport tames Buffalo State's offense

The College at Brockport men's ice hockey team defeated Buffalo State Friday evening, by a score of 5-1. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to (3-0) on the season and (1-0) in the SUNYAC, while the Bengals drop to (1-2) overall and (0-1) in conference.

The two teams skated to a scoreless first period, with the Bengals having the better of the scoring opportunities. Brockport's senior netminder Jake Moore had a solid showing in the first keeping the Bengals offense at bay.

The Golden Eagles dominated the second period, outshooting the Bengals 15-4. The Green and Gold opened the scoring with 3:45 remaining in the second period, when Danny Rock found an opening, netting his first of the year with the assist from Bryan Carville. Brockport added one more goal to end the period, Captain Connor Hutchins found the back with one minute left in the period, sending the Golden Eagles into the locker room ahead, 2-0.

The Bengals came out with a jump to start the third, scoring just two minutes into the frame to bring the game back within one. The Golden Eagles regained their two-goal lead on a powerplay opportunity 14 minutes later when Captain Hunter Laslo, beat the Bengals goalie for his first of the season with assists from Doc Gentzler and Casey Winn. Brockport added another goal a minute later, this time Ethan Solat solved the Buffalo State netminder, extending the lead to three goals.  The Golden Eagles sealed the deal at 18:08 of the third when Gentzler buried an empty-netter to cap the final score, 5-1.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Brockport hockey attire

If you want to wear Brockport hockey attire and show your team pride players, families, and fans can now order. The deadline to order is Thursday, November 8th. Click on the photo to enlarge.



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

SUNYAC play begins this weekend

On Friday, the Golden Eagles travel to Buffalo State to start the SUNYAC season. the Bengals are a rock solid team, having made it to the second round of the SUNYAC championships last year. In Round One they beat Potsdam 4-3 then they suffered a 5-2 loss to Geneseo. The have a good amount of firepower and there 6 top scorers from last season have returned. All 6 of them broke the 20-point barrier last season, led by Mac Wood's 13 goals. Michael Anthony Guerrera is a special talent at the blueline, having scored 9 goals and contributed 17 assists. This squad will be an excellent test for Brockport's outstanding defensive approach.

The home opener is Saturday when Brockport hosts Fredonia (coached by Brockport alumnus and reigning SUNYAC Coach of the Year Jeff Meredth) at 7:00. They are another excellent team, having made it all the way to the SUNYAC Championship where they bowed out to Geneseo. They did so without a single player on the 18-man All-SUNYAC team. Meredith managed all the pieces to have really balanced scoring (11 players with 10 or more points). One player to watch Saturday is Brockport's Connor Hutchins...he loves playing against Fredonia: In 4 career games against them he has 1 goal and 6 assists.    

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Senior Night December 8th

Looking ahead, Senior Night will be held on December 8th when the Golden Eagles take on Anna Maria College.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Corey Tam is SUNYAC's Rookie of the Week

The accolades keep coming for young Corey Tam...

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Ice Hockey Athletes of the Week have been selected. The Player of the Week is Tyson Empey (Swift Current, Saskatchewan/ Flin Flon Bombers), the Rookie of the Week is Corey Tam (Nepean, Ontario / Nepean Raiders), and the Goaltender of the Week is Nate Skidmore (Syracuse, N.Y.).

Brockport's Corey Tam opened his collegiate career during the weekend by scoring 2 goals and adding one assist. He wasted no time getting on the score sheet, scoring just seven minutes and 44 seconds into the first period of the first game against Neumann. Tam added another goal in the second period, helping the Golden Eagles to a 4-3 win. In his second game against King's College, Tam assisted on one of the two Brockport goals and they went on to win 2-0.

Tam: Athlete of the Week



After a great weekend in which the freshman defenseman scored 2 goals in his collegiate debut, Corey Tam was named Brockport's Athlete of the Week!

Brockport faced Ron Tugnutt's son on Saturday



On Saturday Brockport faced off against King's College in a game in which the Golden Eagles won 2-0. The score could have been higher had it not been for a valiant effort by King's Jake Tugnutt who made 39 saves. Jake is the son of retired NHLer Ron Tugnutt. The elder Tugnutt played in the league from 1987-1988 through 2003-2004. He retired with an .895 save percentage and 3.05 GAA. Ron gained acclaim after stopping an amazing 70 shots for the Nordiques in a 3-3 tie against Boston in 1991. Believe it or not, he also made 70 saves in a playoff game, too, in 2000 against the Flyers. His greatest season was 1998-1999 when he sported a .925 save percentage and a 1.79 GAA.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Parsons is Player of the Game for 10/27


In the season preview it was mentioned that you should keep an eye on Mitchell Parsons -- he is going to produce at a high level in the NCAA. Here it is Game Two of his career and he already is, scoring both goals in the 2-0 win over King's.

Brockport beats King's 2-0

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated Kings College Saturday afternoon, by a score of 2-0. The Golden Eagles move to 2-0 on the season, where the Monarchs drop to 0-2.

The Golden Eagles had a dominative performance in the first period, outshooting the Monarch's 13-4. Junior Captain Connor Hutchins led the offensive charge with three shots of his own in the first 20 minutes.  The Green and Gold had a powerplay chance mid-way through the period but the Monarchs PK unit stood strong, keeping the Golden Eagles off the board.

Mitchell Parsons got the Golden Eagles off to a quick start in the second, scoring the first goal of his collegiate career four minutes in on the power play. The Monarchs would find themselves in penalty trouble again a minute later, allowing Brockport's red-hot power play to take the ice for another opportunity. The Golden Eagles extended their lead a minute into the power play when Connor Hutchins found Parsons for his second of the night. The Green and Gold headed into the locker room ahead, 2-0.

The Golden Eagles outshot the Monarch 15-5 in the third period but the Kings goaltender stood tall. Brockport's goalie Jake Moore, picked up his first win and shutout of the season, turning away 16 shots on the night.

"The boys dictated play from the opening faceoff," said head coach Brian Dickinson. "A very successful road weekend to build off of as we move into league play next weekend."

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Player of the Game for 10/26



I liked all the reports on Corey Tam heading into his freshman year: Wherever he played he was a leader. Looks like Brockport will be no different -- the young man got 2 goals in his first collegiate game!

Brockport defeats Neumann in seson opener

The College at Brockport ice hockey defeated Neumann University in their season opener Friday evening, winning by a score of 4-3. The Golden Eagles move to 1-0 on the season, where the Knights drop to 0-1.

"The guys came to play tonight and competed in every aspect of the game," said head coach Brian Dickinson "A very solid team win on the road."

The Green and Gold wasted no time in the first period as freshman Corey Tam tucked his first collegiate goal just eight minutes in on the power play with assists from Connor Hutchins and Ryan Romeo.

The Knights were the first team to strike in the second period, scoring shorthanded with four minutes to go in the 2nd, knotting the game a two goals apiece. The Golden Eagles would not stay tied for long as Tam lit the lamp again, scoring his second powerplay goal of the night with assists from Hutchins and Romeo. The Golden Eagles would head into the locker room ahead by one.

Brockport would pull away early in the third, pushing the Knights back on their heels. Jeremy Solat got the third-period scoring started just five and a half minutes in, burying his first as a Golden Eagle with assists from Connor Bass and Ethan Solat. Brockport wasn't done there; Danny Rock tucked his first of the season off a pass from Ethan Solat to extend the Golden Eagles lead to three. The Knights would eventually push back with two minutes and twenty seconds to go in the third, scoring off a quick faceoff. The Knights tried to complete the comeback, scoring their third goal of the night one minute later but too little too late, Brockport was able to hang on, picking up their first win of the season.

Friday, October 26, 2018

USCHO SUNYAC preview

USCHO's SUNYAC preview is out and they have Brockport pegged to finish sixth in the conference. Their Golden Eagles to watch: Connor Hutchins and Hunter Laslo:

https://www.uscho.com/2018/10/25/geneseo-the-preseason-favorite-in-sunyac/