Thursday, February 20, 2020

Brockport hosts Geneseo Saturday

The SUNY Brockport men's hockey team is at home this Saturday night for the final game of the regular season. Brockport will take on #2 Geneseo, starting at 7 pm at Tuttle North Ice Arena.

Spirit Bracelet Night: This Saturday's contest is Pura Vita Spirit Bracelet Night in Brockport. The first 100 students at the arena, with a Brockport I.D., will receive bracelets. The event is sponsored by Bittersweet Brockport, located at 41 main street in downtown Brockport. Bittersweet has been the place for handcrafted jewelry and American crafts in town for over 35 years.

Last Time Out: In the team's last outing, Brockport defeated Cortland on the road, 3-2. Danny Rock, Jake Colosanti, and Doc Gentzler all found the back of the net in the win. Brockport improved to 15-8-1 overall, matching last season's win total, and is now 10-3 on the road.

Regular Season Finale: Tonight's game will be the team's final contest of the regular season, with postseason play to come next. With a win over Geneseo the Green and Gold can record its first 16-win season since the 1987-88 year. In the 1987-88 season, the team finished 17-8-1 to record the most wins in program history.

Schneider's Record: In Brockport's 3-2 victory over Cortland, Matt Schneider rewrote the record book with his 30th career win in net, making him first all-time in career wins. He made 22 saves in the contest, and with the win helped the team secure a home game for the first round of the SUNYAC Tournament.

Strong Finish: The Golden Eagles are looking to close out the regular season with a three-game win streak with a win over Geneseo. They defeated Buffalo State, 2-0, and Cortland, 3-2, in the previous two outings. Both wins were crucial as it allowed Brockport to clinch a spot in the conference tournament and the chance to host a first-round contest in the postseason.

Scouting Geneseo: The Geneseo Knights are currently ranked second in the nation in the most recent USCHO poll. Geneseo is 19-3-2 overall and 12-1-2 in SUNYAC play heading into the final weekend of the regular season. The team is on a six-game winning streak and is 8-2-1 on the road this year. The Knights have officially clinched the number one seed going into the conference tournament, earning a first-round bye and hosting duties for the semi-finals.

Home Playoff Game: Brockport recently clinched a home playoff game for the first round of the SUNYAC Tournament. The contest will be played at the Tuttle North Ice Arena on Wednesday, February 26th. Official time and the opponent have yet to be determined.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Schneider owns the SUNYAC

It doesn't matter what team you play for and what conference it plays in. Nine-times-out-of-ten, a goalie's numbers will always be better, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, in non-conference games.

Well, we've got one of the rare one-time-out-of-ten scenarios on our hands this season...big time.

Consider this split:

Matt Schneider has a .869 save percentage and 3.15 goals against average in 6 non-conference games this season.

In 15 SUNYAC games he has a .913 save percentage and 2.28 GAA.

Wow!

He's dramatically better in the more difficult, high-pressure, do-or-die games in our conference.

That's clutch, seriously clutch.

THAT should give you some major confidence in a deep playoff run. He's the sort of performer you want on your team!

Reliving playoff history



I've been watching Brockport Hockey for 27 seasons. Next Wednesday will be only the third time, and the first since 2010, that Brockport has hosted a playoff game over that time. I'm really looking forward to experiencing playoff hockey again at Tuttle North ice arena!

If you'd like to relive the past, here are my recaps of the playoff games of yore...

2009's win over Potsdam:

https://brockporthockey.blogspot.com/2009/02/brockport-gets-3-1-playoff-win-against.html


2010's shutout of Potsdam:

https://brockporthockey.blogspot.com/2010/02/brockport-beats-potsdam-3-0-in-playoff.html



What memories!

New memories will be made next week!

Brockport beats Cortland

The SUNY Brockport men's hockey team secured its first home playoff game since 2010 and senior goalie Matt Schneider set a new program-record for career wins (30) following a 3-2 win on the road at SUNY Cortland on Tuesday night.

Schneider stopped 22 shots and Danny Rock added one goal and one assist as the Golden Eagles picked up their 15th win of the season for the second straight year.  Brockport's record moved to 15-8-1 overall and 8-6-1 in SUNYAC play.  The Golden Eagles are now unbeaten in 11 of their last 13 contests.  Cortland's record moved to 12-10-1 and 5-9-0 in SUNYAC play as the Golden Eagles completed the regular season sweep of the Red Dragons.

The Golden Eagles jumped out to a commanding 3-0 lead in the first 30:51 of action.  Rock got the visitors on the board first when he netted his third of the year off assists from Chris Pollini and Mitchell Parsons at the 14:13 marker of the first period.

Brockport added two more goals in the first 10:51 of the second period to push its lead to three goals. Jake Colosanti netted his ninth of the year at the 9:41 ledger, just 1:10 before Doc Gentzler registered his sixth goal of the year.  Hunter Laslo and Jordan Renaud each tallied an assist on Colosanti's goal.  Renaud now has 11 helpers this season.  Pollini picked up his second assist of the night on Gentzler's goal, while Rock added his second point of the evening and 11th assist of the season.

Cortland threatened with two third period goals to make it s a 3-2 contest.  Conor Tierney made it 3-1 at the 3:27 marker of the third period. Cortland's Luca Esposito then added the home team's second goal of the night with just 38 seconds left in regulation, but the comeback bid proved to be too late as the Golden Eagles locked up the key conference victory and a home playoff contest as they now have 17 league points.

Brockport earned a 32-24 shot advantage on the afternoon. Cortland's Nick Modica stopped 29 shots in net for the Red Dragons.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Schneider is SUNYAC Goalie of the Week

Brockport's Matt Schneider has been named the SUNYAC Men's Ice Hockey Goalie of the Week, in a release by the conference office on Monday.

Schneider recorded a shutout as he led the Golden Eagles to a 2-0 win on the road at Buffalo State Saturday night, as Brockport clinched a spot in the upcoming SUNYAC Conference Tournament. Schneider made 22 saves and the senior tied the program-record for career wins as he picked up his 29th victory over the course of the last 4 seasons. He needs just one more win to earn sole possession of the record while becoming the first goalie in program-history to reach 30 career victories.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Brockport beats Buffalo State

The SUNY Brockport men's hockey team clinched a spot in the upcoming SUNYAC Conference Tournament with a solid 2-0 win on the road at Buffalo State Saturday night.  Senior goalie Matt Schneider made 22 saves and tied the program-record for career wins as he picked up his 29th victory over the course of the last four seasons.  He now needs one more win to earn sole possession of the record while becoming the first goalie in program-history with 30 career victories.

Brockport's 14 wins this season are just one shy of last year's total. The Golden Eagles are now 14-8-1 overall and 7-6-1 in conference play and they will be making their second straight trip to the SUNYAC's.

Ryan Romeo got the Golden Eagles on the board early when he netted his tenth goal of the season at the 14:46 marker of the first period on the power-play.  Romeo's power-play goal was assisted by freshman Anthony Hora and senior Connor Hutchins. Hutchins now has 14 assists this season and 94 career points.

Brockport's Jeremy Solat then netted his second in as many nights off an assist from his brother Ethan Solat to give the Golden Eagles a 2-0 advantage just 1:23 into the third and final period of play.

Schneider stood strong through the third period and held the Bengals off the board to pick up his 12th win of the year. He needs just two more wins this season to tie the program record for wins in a single season.  Schneider now has four career shut outs to his credit.


Brockport returns to the ice on the road at Cortland Tuesday night when they take on the Red Dragons at 6 p.m. The Golden Eagles return home for the regular season finale on Saturday as they host Geneseo at 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Brockport upset by Fredonia on big night



The SUNY Brockport men's hockey team rallied with two third period goals, but it was not enough to overcome an early 5-0 deficit as the Golden Eagles lost for just the second time in their last 11 games on Friday night against Fredonia.  The contest was part of the Golden Eagles Teddy Bear Toss & First Responders Night.  Following Brockport's first goal the Golden Eagle faithful launched hundreds of stuffed animals out onto the ice for collection and distribution to children in need at the Bivonia Child Advocacy Center.

Brockport also hosted First Responders Night and dawned special edition uniforms in honor of local law enforcement.  Brockport Police Chief Mark Cuzzupoli, University Police Chief Daniel Vasile and our honored guest Rochester Police Officer Denny Wright performed the ceremonial puck drop prior to the start of the contest.  Brockport is auctioning off its special edition uniforms until Wednesday at 12 p.m., with all proceeds benefitting Officer Wright.  For more information about the jersey auction please visit www.gobrockport.com/auction.

Brockport's record moved to 13-8-1 overall and 6-6-1 in SUNYAC play, while Fredonia improved to 6-9-7 overall and 3-7-3 in league play. Doc Gentzler finished the night with one goal and one assist to lead the way for the Golden Eagles.

The home team earned a heavy shot advantage on the evening (39-21) but they could only capitalize on one of eight power-play chances in the loss.

Fredonia's Jacob Haynes led the way for the Blue Devils as he posted three points on one goal and three assists.  Both of Haynes' goals came short-handed for the visitors.

Fredonia led 3-0 through two full periods of play behind goals from Ethan Kirbis, Haynes and Bryce Witman.  Haynes then added an early third period goal and Antonio Demacopoulos capped the Fredonia scoring as he posted his third goal of the season to hand the visitors a convincing 5-0 lead midway through the third period.

Jeremy Solat got the Golden Eagles on the board with this sixth of the year at the 10:08 marker of the third period. His goal was assisted by Doc Gentzler and Ryan Romeo.

Gentzler then added his fifth goal of the season with just 19 seconds left in the contest to make the score 5-2. Connor Hutchins and Anthony Hora were each credited with an assist on the final goal of the contest.

Fredonia goalie Anton Rosen stopped 37 shots on the evening to pick up second star honors for the visitors.  Brockport's Matt Schneider made 15 saves.

Friday, February 14, 2020

This weekend's games

The SUNY Brockport men's hockey team is at home on Friday to play Fredonia for its First Annual Teddy Bear Toss and it is also First Responders Night. The game starts at 7 pm. On Saturday the team travels to face Buffalo State at 7 pm for a crucial SUNYAC matchup.

First Responders Night: The Golden Eagles will dawn special edition uniforms throughout the contest as a tribute to first responders. The game worn jerseys will be available for purchase via silent auction from Feb. 7 through Wednesday, February 19th until 12:00 p.m. (EASTERN).  For bidding information please visit gobrockport.com/auction. The bidding on all 27 players uniforms will start at $50 with proceeds to benefit Rochester Police Officer Denny Wright. Bidding should be done in a minimum $5 increments. You can place a bid by emailing Head Coach Brian Dickinson at bdickins@brockport.edu with your name and current bid.

Teddy Bear Toss: The Golden Eagles will be hosting their First Annual Teddy Bear Toss as well on Friday. Fans are being asked to bring a stuffed animal to the game and throw it onto the ice following Brockport's first goal of the game. The toys will be collected and are to be donated to the Bivonia Child Abuse Center in Rochester.

Every Point Matters: In the team's last outing, Brockport tied Oswego 2-2 to earn a key point in the conference standings. Robert Flannery scored the game-tying goal with just a minute left in the second period, as the program tied Oswego for the first time since 2014. Goaltender Matt Schneider was outstanding in net, coming up with 37 saves in the game which was just one shy of his career-high.

SUNYAC Picture: With a record of 6-5-1 in conference, the Green and Gold sit in fourth place in the standings with 13 points. Geneseo and Oswego were the first two teams to clinch a postseason berth, sitting in the two tops spots ahead of the weekend. Brockport is just two points behind Buffalo State in the standings and only one point ahead of Potsdam. With just four games left in the regular season, the team will be fighting each night for a spot in the SUNYAC Tournament.

Receiving Votes: For the second week in a row, the Golden Eagles are in the receiving votes category in the USCHO Division III national poll. After the tie with Oswego, the team is up to two votes now in the poll and remain just one of two SUNYAC teams gaining national attention.

10 Game Recap: Brockport is unbeaten in nine of its last 10 contests.  With an 8-1-1 record since the calendar changed to 2020, the team has turned it on at the right time to make a postseason push. Included in this stretch of games was a seven-game win streak, setting a new program record for consecutive wins.

Fredonia Matchup: This will be the second meeting between these two teams, as Brockport looks to sweep the season series against Fredonia. The last game resulted in a 4-3 victory on the road for the Green and Gold, thanks to some late game heroics. Entering the third period tied at 3-3, Jordan Renaud found the back of the net late in the contest to lift the team to a road win. The Blue Devils are 1-1-3 in their last five games, which puts them at 5-9-7 overall and 2-7-3 in SUNYAC play.

Buffalo State Matchup: This will be the third time Brockport has faced the Bengals this season and is looking for its first win against this conference opponent. Buffalo State sits just one spot above the Green and Gold in the SUNYAC Standings, holding a two-point edge for third. The Bengals are 11-8-2 overall and 7-4-1 in the conference, with a matchup against Geneseo on Friday. With a win over Fredonia and Buffalo State, the Golden Eagles can jump into the third spot in the conference standings.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles will travel for its next game on Tuesday, February 18th for its rescheduled contest with Cortland that was previously postponed due to the weather. This SUNYAC battle will begin at 6 pm.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Jersey auction



The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team will host it’s annual First Responders Night on Friday, February 14th against Fredonia at 7 p.m. The Golden Eagles will don special edition uniforms throughout the contest as a tribute to first responders. The game worn jerseys will be available for purchase via silent auction from Feb. 7 through Wednesday, February 19th until 12:00 p.m. (EASTERN).

The bidding on all 27 players uniforms will start at $50 with proceeds to benefit Rochester Police Officer Denny Wright. Bidding should be done in a minimum $5 increments. You can place a bid by emailing Head Coach Brian Dickinson at bdickins@brockport.edu with your name and current bid.

Check here for current bids: https://gobrockport.com/sports/2018/11/27/tribute-to-law-enforcement-night-jersey-auction.aspx

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Brockport ties a tough Oswego team

The SUNY Brockport men's hockey team rallied from a 2-1 second period deficit to earn a key point in the SUNYAC Conference standings as the Golden Eagles skated to a 2-2 tie against visiting Oswego on Saturday night.  The result marked the first time the Golden Eagles have tied the Lakers dating back to 2014. 

Brockport is unbeaten in nine of its last ten games and the Golden Eagles moved their record to 13-7-1 overall on the season, including a 6-5-1 ledger in league play.  Brockport is also tied for third in the conference standings with 11 points. Oswego's record moved to 11-8-1 overall and 8-2-1 in the league.

Brockport's Kevin Mainello worked hard to secure possession of the puck behind the net late in the second period and he found a streaking Robert Flannery in front to help the Golden Eagles knot the score at 2-2 with just under one minute to go in the second period.  Flannery's goal was his second of the year and the assist for Mainello was his first collegiate helper. 

Brockport goalie Matt Schneider was a rock in net all evening as he turned away 37 shots, just one shy of his career-best.  Oswego finished the night with a 39-24 shot advantage.  Schneider stopped all 19 of the shots he faced in the third period and overtime.  Schneider is now 11-6-1 on the season and needs just one more victory to tie the school-record for career wins. 

Brockport's Ethan Solat gave the home team an early advantage as he posted his fifth goal of the season, unassisted, after converting a breakaway opportunity just 4:40 into the contest. 

Oswego answered in the first period as Alex DiCarlo scored on the power-play, his eighth of the season, with under three minutes to go in the opening stanza.  Michael Gillespie and Travis Broughman each were credited with an assist on the Lakers' first goal of the contest. 

Oswego then took a 2-1 lead early in the second period when Broughman netted his 12th of the year, assisted by Gillespie. 

Oswego goalie Steven Kozikoski moved his record to 3-0-1 on the year as he stopped 22 total shots for the visitors. 

Brockport will now host its annual First Responders Night on Friday against Fredonia at 7 p.m. The Golden Eagles will dawn special edition uniforms throughout the contest as a tribute to first responders. The game worn jerseys will be available for purchase via silent auction from Feb. 7 through Wednesday, February 19th until 12:00 p.m. (EASTERN).  For bidding information please visit gobrockport.com/auction.  Friday is also the program's first Teddy Bear Toss.  Following Brockport's first goal of the game fans will throw stuffed animals out onto the ice for collection and distribution to local charities.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Cortland make-up date

Tonight's Brockport men's hockey game at Cortland is postponed. The make up date at Cortland is Tuesday, February 18th at 6pm.

Cortland game postponed


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Teddy Bear Toss


Cortland and Oswego coming up

The SUNY Brockport hockey team has two games this weekend with a road game against Cortland on Friday before coming home to face Oswego Saturday. Friday's game starts at 7 pm, while Saturday's puck drop is scheduled for 4 pm.

Bounce Back Win: The Golden Eagles got back in the win column over the weekend with a 4-2 victory over Bryn Athyn on the road. They have now won eight of their last nine contests, holding a record of 13-7 overall and 6-5 in SUNYAC play.

Receiving Votes: In the latest USCHO.com Division III national poll, Brockport was recognized in the receiving votes category. The national poll was released by the highly popular college hockey website in the afternoon on Monday, February 3rd. Geneseo, currently ranked third in the nation, is the only other SUNYAC school getting national recognition in the poll.

Schneider's Net: Senior goalie Matt Schneider has 11 wins this season to go along with 279 saves and a 2.58 goals against average.  He has 28 career victories to his credit and needs just one more to tie the College's all-time wins record for a goalie, originally set back in 2010 by Todd Sheridan.  He also needs three more wins this season to tie the program record for most wins by a goalie in a single season.

Romeo's Impact: All-American candidate Ryan Romeo leads the team and ranks third nationally among defenders with an average of 1.20 points per game.  He now has 24 points on nine goals and 15 assists for the Golden Eagles. Romeo is also tied for 13th nationally with six power-play goals this season.

SUNYAC Picture: With a record of 6-5 against conference opponents, the Green and Gold currently sit in fourth place in the SUNYAC with 12 points. The team is just one point behind the third place Bengals from Buffalo State. Geneseo is in first place with 18 points on a 8-1-2 record in the league, while Oswego's 8-2-0 conference mark has the team in second with 16 points. With the non-conference schedule over, each game for the remainder of the season will impact seeding for the SUNYAC Tournament.

Scouting Cortland: The Red Dragons are holding a 10-8-1 overall record and are 5-7 in SUNYAC play. Cortland most recently defeated Plattsburgh in a tight 5-4 meeting on the road. Despite the team being below .500 in conference play, Cortland has had big wins this season including a shootout win over the top team in the country, Norwich. Brockport defeated its SUNYAC foe the last time the two teams faced off, 2-1.

Scouting Oswego: The Lakers are the winners of three straight games heading into the weekend where they will play Geneseo on Friday before coming to Brockport on Saturday. With a record of 11-8 overall and 8-2 in the SUNYAC, Oswego is currently ahead of the Green and Gold in the conference standings. The team most recently defeated both Plattsburgh and Potsdam by a combined score of 9-3. Oswego beat Brockport, 4-1, earlier in the season when the teams first met.

Teddy Bear Toss: The Golden Eagles will be hosting their First Annual Teddy Bear Toss & First Responders Night on Friday, February 14th. Fans are being asked to bring a stuffed animal to the game and throw it onto the ice following Brockport's first goal of the game. The toys are to be donated to the Bivonia Child Abuse Center in Rochester. The matchup against Fredonia is scheduled to start at 7 pm at the Tuttle North Ice Arena.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

SUNYAC standings


Matt Schneider lives up to his early billing



With his next win, goalie Matt Schneider will tie Todd Sheridan for the program's lead in career wins. It's hard to believe this clutch performer's career is nearing its end. Looking back through old posts, I found this assessment of Matt's freshman campaign....

Matt Schneider has entered into folk hero status in the hockey program. Like a modern day Paul Revere or Johnny Appleseed, he’ll always be known as “the guy who shutout the Cardinals at Plattsburgh.” That wasn’t the only highlight of a nice rookie campaign that also saw him get a .903 save percentage and a 3.02 goals against average while securing the pressure cooker “must-wins” that closed out the regular season.

Brockport receiving votes

The SUNY Brockport hockey team moved into the receiving votes category of the USHCO.com Division III national poll released by the highly popular college hockey website on Monday afternoon.

Brockport has now won eight of its last nine contests and currently holds a 13-7 overall record.  The Golden Eagles are 6-5 in the conference heading into a key weekend that features a road game on Friday at Cortland, before returning home to host Oswego on Saturday (4 p.m.).

All-American candidate Ryan Romeo leads the team and ranks third nationally among defenders with an average of 1.20 points per game.  He now has 24 points on nine goals and 15 assists for the Golden Eagles. Romeo is also tied for 13th nationally with six power-play goals this season.

Senior goalie Matt Schneider has 11 wins this season to go along with 279 saves and a 2.58 goals against average.  He has 28 career victories to his credit and needs just one more to tie the College's all-time wins record for a goalie, originally set back in 2010 by Todd Sheridan.  He also need three more wins this season to tie the program record for most wins by a goalie in a single season.

Jordan Renaud and Connor Hutchins are tied for second on the team with 17 points this season.  Renaud has seven goals and 10 assists, while Hutchins has five goals and 12 assists.  Renauds three game-winning goals this season lead the team.  Hutchins needs just eight more points this season to reach 100 for his career.

Monday, February 3, 2020

First Responders Night

Rochester Police Officer Denny Wright was seriously wounded in a brutal stabbing in October. The Golden Eagles will be holding a special jersey auction and raffle, showing their love for Denny and other first responders at their Valentine's Day match-up with Fredonia.


Sunday, February 2, 2020

Brockport beats Bryn Athyn

The SUNY Brockport ice hockey team got back in the win column on Saturday with a road victory over Bryn Athyn, 4-2. Brockport is now 13-7 overall and 6-5 in conference play.

The Golden Eagles took advantage of its power play opportunities in the first period with two power play goals in the opening period. Connor Hutchins got them on the board first with assists coming from Ryan Romeo and Jordan Renaud. The second Brockport goal was scored by Romeo less than two minutes later, assisted by Anthony Hora and Danny Rock. The team held a 2-0 lead heading into the second.

Early on in the second period Bryn Athyn finally got on the scoreboard to make the score read 2-1 after a power play goal of its own. The Green and Gold would answer back in a big way with two more goals to close out the period. Kevin Mainello and Robert Flannery both netted their first goals of the season to give the team a 4-1 lead heading into the final period. Shane Visnick and Scott Ramaekers both were credited with an assist.

Although Bryn Athyn found the back of the net for a second time early on in the third, Brockport held on for the 4-2 win. Senior goaltender Matt Schneider came up with 25 saves in the game, picking up the win in net.
 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Brockport's winning streak ended by Potsdam

The College at Brockport ice hockey team had its program-record, seven-game win streak snapped at home on Saturday. Brockport fell to Potsdam, 4-2, after the visiting Bears netted three goals in the third period.

The Green and Gold move to 12-7 overall and 6-5 in SUNYAC play after splitting the weekend with one win and one loss.

Corey Tam got the action started with a one timer coming right after a face-off in the offensive zone. Doc Gentzler won the puck drop in Ethan Solat's direction, who found Tam for the score. The 1-0 lead would stand until Jeremy Solat scored an unassisted goal later in the period to put Brockport up 2-0. Potsdam got on the board late in the first to make the score read 2-1 at the first intermission.

After a scoreless period in the second, it all came down to the third period. Potsdam scored two quick goals just inside of three minutes left in regulation to take a 3-2 lead. The Golden Eagles pulled the goalie to add an extra skater in the final moments to try and tie it up, but the visiting team found a way to score on the empty net putting the game away.

Senior goaltender Matt Schneider came up with 25 saves on the day, as the team was outshot 29-17 by Potsdam.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Brockport sets program record with 7th straight win

The College at Brockport ice hockey team set a new program record with its seventh win in a row Friday night, defeating Plattsburgh 4-1 at home. Brockport, on its longest win streak in program history, is now 12-6 overall and 6-4 in SUNYAC play.

Ryan Romeo put the Green and Gold on the board first with a one-timer, rocket on the power play. Connor Hutchins assisted on the first goal of the contest, as Brockport went up 1-0 early in the first.

Plattsburgh responded with a power play score of its own just minutes later to tie the game up at 1-1. However, the Golden Eagles would have the perfect response playing down a skater. Danny Rock got Jordan Renaud the puck for the short-handed goal to take the lead back at 2-1.

Entering the second period up by a goal and on the power play once again, Romeo found the back of the net for another score to put Brockport up 3-1 in the first minute of the second. Anthony Hora and Connor Hutchins were credited with assists.

In desperation in the final minutes of the third period, Plattsburgh pulled the goalie to add a skater. Jake Colosanti took advantage of the empty net with the team's third power play goal of the evening with assists from Ethan Solat and Corey Tam. The final score of the night put the game away, as Brockport took the 4-1 win over its SUNYAC opponent.

Senior goaltender Matt Schneider made 24 saves in the contest, playing the full 60 minutes for the Green and Gold. Ryan Romeo tallied two goals on three shots in the game. Colosanti and Renaud each found the back of the net once for the team.

Connor Hutchins made two assists in the win to lead the team. Tam, Solat, Rock, and Hora all registered one assist to aid Brockport's efforts. The team won the faceoff battle, 34-28, on the night and went 3-for-8 on the power play.
 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Story time

A few Golden Eagles took some time out of their night to give back to the community. Anthony Hora, Aidan Curry, and Casey Winn all took part in a little story time Thursday evening at the Hamlin Public Library



This weekend's games

The College at Brockport ice hockey team is back in action this weekend with two home games. Brockport will host Plattsburgh for a 7 pm start on Friday night and then play Potsdam at home Saturday starting at 4 pm.

Jimmy Z's Night: Friday night's matchup with Plattsburgh is Jimmy Z's Night at the Tuttle North Ice Arena. The first 150 fans to arrive in the arena will receive a free gift courtesy of Jimmy Z's and Jimmy himself will be manning the t-shirt cannon in-between periods.

Fill the Nest: It's Jimmy Z's Night and it's the first home athletic event on campus since classes started for the new semester. Come out, show support, and have some fun at the Tuttle North Ice Arena Friday night and help fill the nest for this big time SUNYAC conference matchup. Brockport is just one spot above Plattsburgh in the conference standings heading into the weekend.

Last Time Out: The Golden Eagles defeated Albertus Magnus College convincingly on the road in their last game, 4-0, to put a stamp on a successful four game road trip. Jake Colosanti scored in the first period to get things started and Brockport followed that up with three goals in the second to put the game away. Colosanti finished with two goals in the game, while Corey Tam and Jeremy Solat each had two assists. Goaltender Aidan Curry completed the shutout with 26 total saves between the pipes.

Hot Streak: The Green and Gold have been on a tear lately, winning six games in a row to start the 2020 calendar year. Since the new year started the team has defeated Neumann, King's, Lebanon Valley, Stevenson, Anna Maria, and Albertus Magnus. Brockport has been hot with most of its games on the road during the win streak. The team looks to continue its strong play as it returns to SUNYAC competition this weekend.

Clutching out Wins: During this winning streak on the ice, the Golden Eagles have won four games that have been decided by just one goal including two overtime wins. In a 5-4 win over Neumann, they scored four goals in the third period for a comeback win at home. Doc Gentzler was the hero with the game winning goal against King's College, as Brockport won 5-4 in overtime. The team pulled out another close one against Lebanon Valley with a 4-3 victory on the road. Its second overtime win during this stretch came at #11 Stevenson, who was ranked tenth in the country at the time, as Connor Hutchins buried the game-winner in overtime.

Goal Scorers: Jordan Renaud and Jake Colosanti are the team's two leading goal scorers so far this season. Both have tallied seven goals on the year for Brockport, including three game-winners combined. The two skaters have three power play goals each and are combined +9 while on the ice.

Helping Hands: Ryan Romeo has the most assists on the squad heading into the weekend with 13 to go with his five goals. Doc Gentzler also has double-digit assists, tallying 11 so far. Connor Hutchins, Danny Rock, and Renaud all have helped on nine goals this season.

Wearing Shots: It takes toughness on defense to sacrifice the body to block an incoming shot in front of the net. Defensemen Casey Winn and Corey Tam lead the team in blocks on the year. Winn has interrupted 15 shots so far, while Tam has 10 blocks defensively. Hunter Laslo and Romeo have contributed in the defensive zone as well with 15 blocks combined.

Between the Pipes: With a 7-4 record in the net and one shutout to his credit, Matt Schneider is the team's leading goaltender. Schneider has made 305 saves this season, as he eclipsed the 1,000-career saves mark earlier in the year. He also has a saves percentage of .892 as a senior. Aidan Curry recently recorded the first shutout of his collegiate career against Albertus Magnus and has made 46 saves on the season with a 2-0 record as a freshman.

Scouting Plattsburgh: The Cardinals are currently 6-8-2 overall this season and have a 3-3-1 mark in the SUNYAC. After winning two straight, the team tied its last game against #15 Williams, 2-2. Plattsburgh is 3-0-1 in its last four conference games, including a 7-5 win over Potsdam. In the last meeting between these two teams, Brockport came out on top with a 3-1 win last year.

Scouting Potsdam: The Bears are 3-13-1 overall and 2-6-1 in conference play ahead of the weekend. They will be facing off against #3 Geneseo on Friday before coming to Brockport Saturday.  Potsdam is just 1-4 in its last five outings with its last contest being a 5-3 loss to SUNY Canton. Brockport has defeated Potsdam three consecutive times heading into the weekend, with last year's win coming by a score of 3-2.