Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BROCKPORT IS FOURTH IN SUNYAC COACHES POLL

The College at Brockport Ice Hockey team opens its season at home Friday October 31 against Hobart at 7 pm in the Tuttle North Ice Arena.

The Golden Eagles were picked to finish fourth in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Preseason Coaches Poll that was released this week. Last season Brockport finished fifth in the SUNYAC after a sixth prediction in the preseason poll. Oswego has been chosen as the top team this preseason after defeating No. 2 Geneseo 7-6 in last years SUNYAC Championship game.

Brockport enters the 2014-15 season after posting a 10-13-3 record last season. Tied with Brockport in the fourth spot in the preseason poll is rival Buffalo State. Brockport's season ended last year at the hands of the Bengals in the SUNYAC Tournament.

For the past two seasons Brockport has tied Hobart, its home opening opponent.

The Golden Eagles return 19 players, including three of its top five scorers from the previous season. All three goalies that saw ice time last year return for another season as well.

Brockport students, faculty and staff with their Brockport ID will receive free admission to all hockey games throughout the year. General admission tickets are $5. Tickets for senior citizens and non-Brockport students will be $3.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SAVES FOR A CURE WEEKEND

Mark your calendars...

The annual Saves For a Cure weekend will take place November 14th and 15th when Geneseo and Canton come to town. Special jerseys will be worn for each of the two games and there will be two auctions running for them. All proceeds from the weekend's activities, ticket sales, and auctions will be donated to Saves For a Cure.

Details about all of the various activities will be shared here as we get closer to the date.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NCAA RULES CHANGES

The NCAA has 22 changes to the rule book this season. Here is their video describing them. It's a long video (14 minutes):

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ONLINE TICKET SALES

Now you can order Golden Eagle single game tickets from the convenience of your home. The Athletic Department has launched BrockportTickets.com 

The secure site operated through University Tickets Inc. allows fans to log in and purchase tickets for all hockey games. The tickets can be printed out and presented at the main entrance to the event and will be scanned by the ticket attendants to allow admission to the game.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MALLARO NAMED ASSISTANT COACH

 Steve Mallaro

Steve Mallaro has been named the new assistant coach for The College at Brockport Hockey team. The former defenseman for the Oswego Lakers was most recently assistant coach for Manhattanville College.

A member of the 2010 SUNYAC Championship Hockey team at Oswego, Mallaro was and assistant captain for the Lakers during his senior year and a First-Team All-SUNYAC selection in 2010 and a Second-Team pick in 2011. He led the Oswego defensemen in scoring as a junior and again as a senior.

After graduation, Mallaro played in the ECHL with the Elmira Jackals for the start of the 2011 season and finished the year with the Trenton Titans. He started the next season with the Titans but finished the season as a member of the Gwinnett Gladiators helping the team to a first place finish in the Southern Division of the ECHL and a second place finish in the Eastern Conference.

After a brief stint as co-owner and lead instructor for the MR Hockey School, Mallaro moved on to Manhattanville College as an assistant coach as he completed work on a master's degree in Sport Business Management from the school. He helped the Valiants to an ECAC West Conference title in 2012-13 and a semifinal appearance in 2013-14 Tournament.

As the lead assistant coach for defense and special teams, Mallaro coached the ECAC West Co-Defensive Player of the Year and a Third-Team All-American.

Mallaro earned a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Athletic Coaching from Oswego before earning a master's degree in Sport Business Management from Manhattanville.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

GORDON PRITCHARD EARNS A PROMOTION

Gordon Pritchard played at Brockport from the 2004-2005 season through the 2007-2008 season. In his senior year he was the team captain during a season in which he racked up 26 points on the strength of 6 goals and 20 assists.  Gordon has been coaching in his home province of Saskatchewan and here's a news release about his advancement:

Assistant GM Earns a Promotion

The Yorkton Terriers have graduated 5 players from their RBC Cup Championship team on to post secondary education and now their Assistant GM is graduating to the WHL.

The Terriers announced on their facebook page Tuesday afternoon that Gordan Pritchard has begun his new job as the Director of Corporate Affairs with the WHL's Regina Pats.

Pritchard, who played his junior hockey with the MJHL's Neepawa Natives and earned a law degree at SUNY-Brockport has been with the Dogs for three seasons and done everything but laundry for the club.

The SJHL would like to congratulate Gordon on his new job and wish him the best of luck with the Pats.


From Yorkton Terriers Facebook Page:

"Congratulations to Terriers Assistant General Manager Gord Pritchard on being named Director of Corporate Affairs for the Regina Pats in the WHL. Gord began his first day with the Regina Pats today after being with the Terriers the past three seasons. Gord was a big part of the staff in helping the Terriers win back to back SJHL titles, a Western Canada Cup and a Royal Bank Cup in his three years with the dogs. He was involved with game day staff, marketing, coaching, scouting, off ice training with the Terriers. He was a full time lawyer with Rusnak Balacko Kachur Rusnak law firm and did all of the duties with the Terriers as a volunteer. The Terriers will miss Gord but he has earned this opportunity and it is a big dream of his to be in the hockey business full time. We cannot thank Gord enough for everything he has done the past three seasons. All the best with the Regina Pats Gord!!!"

Thursday, July 31, 2014

2014 GOLF TOURNAMENT




The 2014 Brockport Hockey Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, August 23 at the Salmon Creek Country Club in Spencerport, NY.

The tournament is a scramble format and is set to begin at 7:30 am. Registration will take place at 6:45 am. Included in the $80 entry fee are 18 holes of golf, cart, and lunch at the turn. Also included is the Post Tournament Steak Dinner at approximately 12:30 pm. The tournament will feature multiple prizes and giveaways including a closest to the pin contest.

Registration is due by August 10. The registration form can be found here:

http://www.gobrockport.com/documents/2014/7/31/GolfFlyer2014.pdf?id=697

This years tournament will be a fund raising effort for the 2014-2015 hockey team and also the annual "Saves For a Cure" hockey game and jerseys. Last year, the team was able to raise enough money to purchase high quality game jerseys to wear in the Saves For a Cure game. As every year, they auction off those game worn jerseys to help the cause. Last year, they raised more money through the auction than ever before -- $3,625!

All of this money was given to the Saves For a Cure Foundation to benefit children that are in the battle of their lives. This foundation is founded by one of our own alum, Todd Sheridan, who fought, and won, his own battle with cancer.

Once again, the Golden Eagles are calling on your generous support to help them reach the same goals and surpass them. If you are not able to attend the golf outing you can still support the cause and the team by donating raffle prizes, sponsoring a tee sign, or through monetary donations.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the tournament. An Eagle Sponsor will be given tournament entry for one foursome, tee sign, and recognition at the dinner event. A Birdie Sponsor will include tournament entry for one foursome and tee signage and a Tee Sponsor will receive a signage on the course. For more information please contact assistant coach Nick Unger at nunger@brockport.edu.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PETE GALLIVAN INTERVIEW

From earlier this year, here is an excellent Eagles Nest interview with hockey alumnus Pete Gallivan, reflecting on his Brockport hockey career as well as his adventures at WGRZ TV 2 in Buffalo...



Thursday, July 3, 2014

UNGER MOVES ON

Brockport's assistant coach Nick Unger has moved on. He has assumed the head coaching role for the boys' ice hockey team at the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid.

Congratulations to Nick. We will miss him at Tuttle North, but are very happy for his new career.

Here is the National Sports Academy's look at Nick and his hockey career....

http://www.nationalsportsacademy.com/boys-hockey.html

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: AUGUST 23

The Golden Eagles cordially invite you to their annual Brockport Ice Hockey Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament.

This year the tournament will take place on Saturday August 23, 2014 with a shotgun start at 7:30am, at Salmon Creek Country Club in Spencerport, NY.

This will be a great opportunity to reconnect with old teammates, recent and distant alumni, parents of current players, friends and fans of Brockport hockey. This opportunity will include 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch at the turn, buffet dinner along with prizes and giveaways.

The coaching staff hopes you will join them for a lot of fun and a great opportunity to raise funds to provide the players of the Brockport hockey team the resources and opportunities needed to achieve great success out on the ice.

To reserve your spot in this tournament please print the flyer (click here) and send with a check made out to the “Golden Eagle Society” to:

Nick Unger, Assistant Ice Hockey Coach
350 New Campus Drive -- Athletics
Brockport, NY 14420

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you out on the course in August!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

SUNYAC ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has announced the Spring 2014 All-Academic teams, and members of The College at Brockport's sports teams were well-represented on the honor roll list.

74 student-athletes earned spots on the SUNYAC Commissioners List for maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher for three consecutive semesters. 135 Golden Eagles earned All-Academic team honors for having a spring semester grade-point average of 3.3 or higher.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Mark your calendars: The annual golf tournament for alumni, friends and supporters of the hockey team will take place on Saturday, August 23 with a 7:30am shotgun start at Salmon Creek.

Details and registration info will be posted here at a later date.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DELUCA IS TOP SCHOLAR-ATHLETE

Senior Matt DeLuca (Skippack, PA) from the Hockey team and junior Richie Welch (Avon, NY/Avon) from the Football team were voted the 2013-14 Co-Outstanding Male Scholar-Athletes of the Year as announced at the annual year-end awards reception Sunday, May 11 in the Union Ballroom on campus.

DeLuca was a senior captain of the Hockey team leading the Golden Eagles to the SUNYAC Tournament. The Exercise Physiology major and Biological Sciences minor was also named the George M. Rich Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete of the Year.

Welch was a key player on defense and special teams for the football team helping the squad to a share of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) regular season championship and an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northwest Bowl title with a win over Waynesburg State. The junior Kinesiology, Sport Science and Physical Education major with a concentration in Teacher Certification and Adapted Physical Education was also voted the Ed Matejkovic Special Teams Player of the Year.

The annual award is voted on by head coaches and administrators and the top players from each team are listed on the ballot for the award.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

HOWATT COMMITS TO BROCKPORT




Buffalo Jr. Sabres defenceman Dylan Howatt (photo credit - Brian Watts/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join The College of Brockport Golden Eagles beginning with the 2014-15 SUNYAC season.

The Fairport, New York native recently completed his third full season as a member of the Jr. Sabres after joining the club as a 17-year old in 2011-12 out of his local high school program.  Howatt has been a stabilizing force on the blueline for the team as they have had their most successful OJHL run in franchise history, finishing as back-to-back (2013, 2014) West Division champions, as well as winning the South-West Conference regular season title in 2012-13, the first time in franchise history.

As a rookie in 2011-12, Howatt posted a respectable 14 points in 36 games played, while also providing a physical edge that saw him take 50 penalty minutes.  He became one of the club's offensive catalysts from the point in 2012-13, finishing second among rearguards with 25 assists and 28 points in 43 regular season games.  This earned an invitation to join the West Division All-Star Team at the 2012 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge, but he was forced to miss due to injury. Further injuries would force Howatt to miss much of the first part of the season and after returning to the lineup in late November, he helped turn-around the team's fortunes, posting 17 points in 27 games, en route to a second consecutive West Division crown.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

BROCKPORT STANDOUT FINNERTY NETS ASSISTANT COACHING ROLE AT BRYN ATHYN



The Bryn Athyn College men's ice hockey program has recently announced the hiring of their new assistant coach. Director of Athletics, Matthew Kennedy, announced that Haverford, Pa native Ian Finnerty will be the program's new assistant coach.

Finnerty comes from a strong playing and coaching background. He played junior hockey in the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) from 2005 – 2008, where he helped his team reach the postseason every season. Finnerty attended SUNY-Brockport (SUNYAC- NCAA DIII) where he was a pivotal piece in the growth of Brockport's hockey program. He finished his college career totaling 87 points in 89 career games. Finnerty earned the 7th man award while at Brockport from 2009 – 2012.  Ian graduated in 2012 with a degree in Business Management.

Shortly after graduating from Brockport, he signed a pro hockey contract with the Mississippi River Kings in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL).  During his time in the SPHL, Finnerty contributed 14 goals and 15 assist for a total of 29 points.

This past year Ian took his hockey knowledge off the ice and to the UMBC Terriers (ACHA DII) bench. Ian was UMBC's assistant coach for the 2013 – 2014 season. Finnerty helped coach the UMBC Terriers all the way to the ACHA national semi-final and to a 3rd place finish in the nation.

Coach Burke expressed, "I am extremely excited and pleased to have Ian join the staff next season. I knew he would be a perfect fit for our hockey program. In my opinion, Ian has a great hockey mind and fully understands every aspect of the game. Ian has played at very high levels of hockey throughout his entire life, which will provide higher end knowledge to our boys.  Another positive is that Ian fully understands the junior hockey world and what it takes to play at the college level so he will help solidify our recruiting plans and expectations. From a personal perspective, Ian is a great person who will fit perfectly here at Bryn Athyn College and within the community. Overall, I am happy to have Ian join the staff and look forward to getting next season underway with him. I know we both have high expectations for our 2014-2015 team."

Coach Finnerty shared "I'm very excited to be a part of the Bryn Athyn College hockey program and the community. I look forward to helping the program compete for a national championship. I am also thrilled with the opportunity to reunite with my former teammate Andrew Burke, this time around on a coaching staff."