Sunday, December 9, 2018

Brockport wins big on Senior Night



The College at Brockport ice hockey team got back to their winning ways Saturday afternoon, defeating Anna Maria College, by a score of 4-0. With the win, the Golden Eagles improve to 8-4-1 overall, while the Amcats fall to 3-7-3.

Prior to the game, the Golden Eagles honored their three seniors, Bryan Carville, Jake Moore, and Connar Bass.

The Golden Eagles came out hungry for two points in their 13th game of the season. The Green and Gold had a handful of powerplay opportunities early in the first, including a five on three chance but the Amcats PK unit stood tall. Brockport took the one-goal lead late in the first as Jordan Renaud buried his 4th goal of the year with assists to Corey Tam and Ethan Solat.

Brockport got off to a quick start in the second period as Shane Visnick scored the Golden Eagles second goal of the game four minutes in with assists from Jake Colosanti and Robby Flannery. The physicality picked up as the period winded down, both teams seeing their fair share of the penalty box. Brockport held a two-goal lead heading into the intermission.

The Green and Gold wasted little time in the third period as Ethan Solat scored his fourth of the year on the PP, Solat found a rebound off Corey Tam's shot from the point and buried to extend the lead to three. Three minutes later Ethan Solat was at it again, scoring his fifth of the season and second of the game with the assist coming from his twin brother Jeremy Solat. Jake Moore posted his third shutout of the season on 16 shots which ties him for the most shutouts by a Brockport netminder in a single season.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Senior Night: Jake Moore


#2 Geneseo trounces Brockport

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to No. 2 SUNY Geneseo Friday night, by a score of 4-0. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to (7-4-1) overall and (2-4-1) in conference, while the Knights move to (12-1-1) and (7-1-1) in the SUNYAC.

The Knights came out flying on home ice, peppering Brockport's goalkeeper Jake Moore early on. The Golden Eagles responded quickly asserting their physicality while putting pressure on the opposition's netminder. The Knights scored the first goal of the game with a little under two minutes remaining in the first period. Brockport was outshot in the first period 10-9.

The Knights scored their second goal of the game halfway through the second period on the power play after a hooking call was made on Corey Tam. The Knights extended their lead two minutes later, pulling ahead, 3-0. Brockport had seven shots on the period.

The Golden Eagles played a solid third period, outshooting the Knights 12-10. Geneseo did find a way to extend their lead eight minutes into the period, bringing their total to four goals. Brockport went to the power play twice in the third but Geneseo's PK unit played tough.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hamilton highlights

Talon Television's Emily Astacio posted this highlight video of the game with Hamilton from a few weeks back. The best part: This version gives you the chance to see and hear again how dramatically close to the 2nd period buzzer Jordan Renaud's goal was. Wild!:

A successful Movember

At the end of October, the hockey team was a bunch of fresh-faced young men. Over the course of November they developed hirsute jawlines and mustaches in support of men's health through a Movember campaign. By sprouting those hairs they raised $1,093 for charity. Great job!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Recap of Oswego game

Here's the Oswegonian's recap of Friday's game with Oswego. The teddy bear toss was the only thing cute about the game -- otherwise it was a very physical and verbally aggressive affair:

https://www.oswegonian.com/2018/12/01/no-6-8-oswego-state-wins-physical-penalty-filled-contest-prepares-for-tough-no-2-2-suny-geneseo-team/

Brockport to play Geneseo and Anna Maria


Coming off of a tough weekend that saw Brockport drop two conference games, including a very hard-fought home affair with Cortland on Saturday, Brockport is heading into their last weekend of play for the fall semester.

To gain some ground in the SUNYAC, Brockport will have to beat our greatest rival, Geneseo -- at Geneseo – on Friday. That’s always a tough thing to do, but this year it’s especially the case.

Geneseo is the odds-on favorite to get to the DIII championship game…they have the talent, chemistry, and drive to do just that. Their rosters is stacked. The 11-1-1 Ice Knights are riding an 8 game unbeaten streak and they look like a team that could carry that well into January. Defensively, they are the best team in the country, allowing just .92 goals per game. Offensively, they are third at 5.23 goals scored per game. Those are crazy numbers.

Likewise, their individual players are putting up crazy numbers. They have four players in the Top 40 in points, with Conlan Keenan leading the entire country with 2.27 points per game, thanks to a 10-15-25 line. A special talent is Duggie Lagrone, a blueliner who has a 5-11-16 line, the second best output among defensemen in the nation.

It’s going to be a very tough game, but if anyone can put up a fight it’s Brockport with the 6th best defense in all of DIII (1.73 goals allowed per game).   

On Saturday, Brockport hosts non-conference foe Anna Maria at 4:00. If the name sounds really familiar, that’s because Brockport played against them over the Thanksgiving weekend, a game the Golden Eagles won convincingly, 5-1.   

Saturday is Senior Night, something which was typically done at season’s end, but now, because of SUNYAC standards with time, etc. must now occur with a non-conference game. The seniors who will be recognized Saturday are Jake Moore, Bryan Carville, and Connar Bass.  

The matinee game will be a nice way for fans to get in some hockey on the Brockport campus before heading into the holiday break.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

A tribute to law enforcement



You had to love the class and respect of the Brockport hockey team who held a tribute to law enforcement during yesterday's game. Kudos to the charitable Brockport community for bidding on the special police-style jerseys, the proceeds from which go to charity. It was an impressive event.




Photo Credit: Sam Cherubin from The College at Brockport State University of New York

Brockport loses tight game to Cortland

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated SUNY Cortland Saturday afternoon, by a score of 2-1. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to (7-3-1(overall and (2-3-1) in conference, while the Red Dragons move to (4-6-0) and (2-5-0) in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles fell behind early as the Red Dragons scored three minutes into the period on the powerplay. The Green and Gold had some chances on the PP of their own in the first but Cortland's penalty kill held off the attack.

The Red Dragons got off to a quick start in the second, scoring their second goal of the night 51 seconds into the period. Brockport narrowed the score within one after Ryan Romeo let a bomb go from the point with assists from Corey Tam and Connor Hutchins. The Golden Eagles first goal came on the PP with 14 minutes remaining in the period.

The two teams battled hard in the third period, each with their own chances on the powerplay but the early second period goal from Cortland would prove to be too much to come back from. Brockport's goalkeeper Jake Moore had another fantastic outing, making 22 saves on the night.
 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Oswego beats Brockport 5-2

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to No.6/8 Oswego State Friday night, by a score of 5-2. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to (7-2-1) overall and (2-2-1) in conference, while the Lakers improve to (5-1-0) and (3-1-0) in the SUNYAC.

The Lakers wasted little time in the first period, scoring their first goal of the game four minutes in. The Golden Eagles found themselves man down five minutes later after a two-minute tripping call was made on Doc Gentzler. The Lakers took advantage of the man-up opportunity, scoring their second of the night on the PP. Following the goal, Brockport fell into penalty trouble once more, giving Oswego another PP chance late in the period. The Lakers scored their third goal on the PP opportunity with 8:48 remaining in the period.

The Golden Eagles started the period with a PP opportunity after an Oswego player was sent to the box for tripping. The Green and Gold created a few chances on offense but the Lakers penalty killers stayed strong. The Golden Eagles brought the score within two, a minute after the power play expired when Jeremy Solat found Danny Rock for his third of the season. The Lakers extended their lead once more with two minutes remaining in the second, sending the Golden Eagles into the locker room down, 4-1.

Brockport narrowed the score two minutes into the third period when Hunter Laslo beat the Oswego netminder with assists from Doc Gentzler and Jake Colosanti. As the period winded down the game grew a chippy, Brockport fell into penalty trouble and the Lakers took advantage, scoring their fifth and final goal with 4:22 remaining in the third.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Brockport to play in two charity games this weekend

Coming off a successful Catamount Radio Invitational that saw the Golden Eagles’ record improve to 7-1-1, Brockport has a critical SUNYAC weekend coming up (then again, aren’t they all).It's also a charitable weekend.

Friday’s away game is the biggest test of the season. Brockport will be taking on 8th-ranked Oswego and a Brockport win virtually guarantees Brockport landing in the Top 15 of the weekly polls.

The Lakers had a late start to their season, so they are 4-1-0. They have a very stout defense, allowing just 2 goals per game. Their offense is pretty potent at 4 goals per game. If Oswego has a weakness, it’s their penalty kill which is 66th in the country, something Brockport’s 13th-ranked power play unit should take advantage of…that is, if Oswego can get in the box (they average only 10.2 penalty minutes per game).

Players to watch out for are junior Josh Zizek, who led the Lakers 13 goals last year and already has 3 of them, and netminder David Richer, who had a .934 save percentage last season. The latter is a little off this season (.873), so he’s looking for a rebound performance.



Friday is also Oswego’s 3rd annual teddy bear toss. Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears and/or stuffed animals to toss on the ice after the Lakers score their first goal, which netted 736 stuffed animals for local families last year. All of the teddy bears/stuffed animals thrown on ice will be collected and distributed by Toys for Tots to children in Oswego County for the holidays. Stuffed animals will also be available for a donation at the Toys for Tots table that evening.

If Brockport’s Jake Moore secures another shutout he’s going to break a lot of hearts in Oswego. Break some hearts, Jake, they can throw the bears after the game!

Charitable hockey continues Saturday when Brockport is home for a 4:00 PM affair against Cortland which is the 1st annual Tribute to Law Enforcement game. The College will be auctioning off exclusive jerseys recognizing the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Brockport PD, and SUNY police. Bid here: http://ow.ly/kmN630mLTua


Cortland is always a tough play, despite their 2-4-0 record (1-4-0 in conference play), which will make for a chippy, hard-fought game the fans will enjoy. Sean Perichak and Alex Storojohann each have 4 goals.

A Brockport player to keep an eye on in this game is defenseman Ryan Romeo. He could surpass 10 points already this season. That’s awful early for any d-man to break that barrier (most don’t in a season). He’s amassing numbers that, maintained over a season, could get him First Team All-SUNYAC honors and even pique the interest of All-American voters, especially if Brockport’s goals-allowed number remains ridiculously low all season.

Saturday’s game will be a good one -- for a good cause. Be there!

Hockey players spend time with kids at Library

Some of our icemen were at the Brockport public library last night reading to kids and talking to them about the great game of hockey.



Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tribute to Law Enforcement jerseys



This Saturday, December 1st, the Golden Eagles will host the 1st annual Tribute To Law Enforcement game at 4:00 PM when they take on Cortland. Throughout the next 7 days the College will be auctioning off these exclusive jerseys recognizing the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Brockport PD, and SUNY police. Bid here: http://ow.ly/kmN630mLTua

Jake Moore gets a biscuit

In his weekend wrap-up USCHO's DIII East columnist Tim Costello awarded Jake Moore with one of his "three biscuits":

https://www.uscho.com/2018/11/26/d-iii-east-weekend-wrap-nov-25-norwich-captures-primelink/

Parsons is Brockport Athlete of the Week



The State University of New York College at Brockport announced its weekly honors and Brockport freshman forward Mitchell Parsons has been selected as Athlete of the Week.

Parsons helped lead the Golden Eagles to a first-place finish at the Catamount Radio Invite this past weekend by contributing four points on offense (2g-2a). Parsons tallied a goal and added two assists in Brockport's 5-1 win over Anna Maria College Friday Night and picked up another goal in their 3-0 win over Castleton University Saturday. Following the championship game, Parsons was awarded tournament MVP. He currently leads the Golden Eagles in scoring, boasting 10 points in nine outings

Parsons is SUNYAC Rookie of the Week



The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced its weekly honors Monday afternoon, and for the second time this season The College at Brockport freshman forward Mitchell Parsons has been selected as rookie of the week.

Parsons helped lead the Golden Eagles to a first-place finish at the Catamount Radio Invite this past weekend by contributing four points on offense (2g-2a). Parsons tallied a goal and added two assists in Brockport's 5-1 win over Anna Maria College Friday Night and picked up another goal in their 3-0 win over Castleton University Saturday. Following the championship game, Parsons was awarded tournament MVP. He currently leads the Golden Eagles in scoring, boasting 10 points in nine outings.