Monday, February 11, 2019

What would it take to host a playoff game?



This shows the standings with one week left to play. Brockport sits in fifth place and is in the playoffs.

What would it take to get a home playoff game (third and fourth place)?

Brockport HAS to win the Friday game against Geneseo, the #2 team in the whole country. That would have them end the season with 18 points. Then, there has to be a little help: Buffalo State currently has 18, Plattsburgh has 17.

If Buffalo State wins Wednesday against Geneseo, they secure third or fourth place. If they lose and Brockport wins Friday and they remain tied with Brockport at 18 points, Brockport wins the tie-breaker after having defeated Buffalo State twice this season.

Then there's the issue of Plattsburgh. They have two conference games left, one against Cortland (which they should win) and another against Oswego (which will be tough).

The biggest thing...Brockport HAS to win Friday to even have a chance of hosting a playoff game. It's going to be tough. Geneseo excels in all facets of the game. They are the toughest opponent all year.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Brockport dominates Cortland

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated SUNY Cortland Saturday night, by a score of 5-1. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 15-7-2 overall and 7-6-2 in conference, while the Red Dragons move to 9-14 and 3-11 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles came out flying in their second game of the weekend; dominating the Red Dragons from the drop of the puck in the first period. The Green and Gold wasted little time getting on the board as Ethan Solat scored the first goal of the game six minutes into the period with assists to Chris Pollini and Bryan Carville. Two and a half minutes later the Golden Eagles were at it again, Jordan Renaud found the back of the net with assists from Shane Visnick and Danny Rock. Brockport would make it three unanswered goals in the first period as Renaud tucked in his second of the night with five minutes remaining assisted by Ryan Romeo. The Golden Eagles headed into the locker room with a three-goal lead.

Brockport continued their dominance to start the second period as Danny Rock scored the Golden Eagles fourth goal of the game three and a half minutes in. The Red Dragons narrowed the score to three goals on the PP with five minutes remaining in the period. Brockport answered the Cortland goal two minutes later, Tyler Williams scored the Green and Gold's fifth goal of the night assisted by Connor Hutchins and Ethan Solat.

The Red Dragons started the third period with a powerplay opportunity but the Golden Eagles PK unit stood tall, holding the Cortland attackers to a single shot. The two teams skated to a scoreless third period. Brockport senior netminder, Jake Moore had another stellar outing making 21 saves on the night.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Brockport to play Cortland tonight

Despite last night's loss to Oswego, Brockport secured a playoff berth. They are sixth in the conference with two game left to play. They are tied in points with Fredonia and just one point behind fourth place Plattsburgh and two behind third place Buffalo State. Can Brockport get to third or fourth and host a playoff game? Anything can happen by the close of the regular season in the SUNYAC. Anything!

But, first, Brockport takes on Cortland on the road tonight. The Red Dragons are 9-13 overall and 3-10 in SUNYAC play. It's certainly a game the Golden Eagles can win....and HAVE to win.

Cortland has just 4 players with 4 or more goals, and only one with more than 5, Alex Storjohann, who has 9. So, Brockport's stingy D will likely have an exceptional game.

It's the other end of the ice where things are totally different. Junior Nick Modica is a special kind of awesome in goal. He has a .935 save percentage, a 2.59 goals against average, 2 shutouts, and a staggering 752 saves.

The team is all him. He's kept Cortland -- a team that is 74th in the nation in scoring at 2.09 goals per game -- in almost every game. If you've ever wanted to see a one man team, this might be it. He's the kind of player who makes you wonder -- could you vote for a player on a last place team for conference MVP?

Friday, February 8, 2019

HUGE crowd sees Brockport take on Oswego

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to No. 4 Oswego State Friday night, by a score of 3-0. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to 14-7-2 overall and 6-6-2 in conference, while the Lakers improve to 17-4-1 and 10-3-0 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles came out to a roaring crowd of 2200 in the first period of this SUNYAC matchup. The electric atmosphere propelled the Golden Eagles to a hard fought first period, going toe-to-toe with the Lakers from the puck drop. The Lakers would take lead eight minutes into the period on a five on three advantage. Brockport went to the PP one time in the first period but the Lakers penalty kill stood tall. Brockport outshot Oswego 11-6.

The second period was some of the most exciting action we've seen from the Golden Eagles all year. The two SUNYAC rivals played back and forth hockey for the entire 20 minutes of play, with the Golden Eagles outshooting the Lakers, 14-9. The Brockport PP had a few chances in the second period but came up short against the Oswego PK unit. The Lakers extended their lead to two with a minute and a half remaining in the period.

Brockport had a slow start in the third period as the Lakers controlled possession for the first five minutes. The Golden Eagles regained their momentum as they headed to the powerplay in the third. The Green and Gold had their chances on the PP but could not get the puck past the oppositions netminder. The Golden Eagles took the game to the Lakers the entire third period, outshooting their opponent, 8-7; but it was the Lakers who would put the final point on the board, scoring an empty netter to finish the game, 3-0.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Oswego is in town Friday



There are only two regular season home games left in what has been a magical season. One of those takes place this Friday when the Golden Eagles host Oswego.

They are a powerhouse, ranked 4th in the country. They are 16-4-1 overall, 9-3-0 in conference play. They are a fine 4-2-0 on the road. Last week they were shocked by Buffalo State in a 6-5 battle. 

They have a very balanced attack -- 8 guys have at least 6 goals, led by Joe Molinaro (11) and Josh Zizek (10).

David Richer has started in goal for most games and has a .900 save percentage to go with a 2.10 GAA.

When these teams met in the first semester, the Lakers declawed the Golden Eagles by a score of 5-2.

It's a special night Friday as there will be a reveal of the new Zamboni, t-shirts will be blasted into the crowd, and the first 150 students get a prize.

This has been a special season, so get out and enjoy the special night!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Zamboni Night


Pray is Brockport Athlete of the Week



Trevor Pray was selected as Brockport's Athlete of the Week. The freshman forward had a stellar weekend against the Morrisville Mustangs, scoring twice in Friday's 6-1 victory and once in Saturday's 5-1 win.

Schneider is SUNYAC Goalie of the Week



The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced its weekly honors Monday afternoon, and The College at Brockport Junior netminder, Matthew Schneider has been selected as the goaltender of the week.

Schneider had a stellar weekend for the Green and Gold, making ten saves in Brockport's 6-1 win over Morrisville State Friday night, and another ten save performance in their 5-1 win on Saturday. Over a two game span Schneider turned away all but two shots, posting a 1.00 goals against average (GAA). Schneider boasts an overall record of 4-1-1 when between the pipes for the Golden Eagles this season.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

SUNYAC standings 2/3/2019

The SUNYAC standings shows how important the two dominant wins were this weekend. Brockport is now in fourth place in the SUNYAC (which would see a home playoff game) with 3 games left to play. Now comes the hard part of keeping that slot! Good luck, men!


Brockport holds Mustangs to 11 shots again

Visnick's backhand goal and slick assist got him the fire helmet


The College at Brockport ice hockey team completed the weekend sweep of Morrisville State Saturday night, winning by a score of 5-1. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 14-6-2 overall and 6-5-2 in conference, while the Mustangs fall to 4-15-2 and 2-11-1 in the SUNYAC.

The Mustangs ran into penalty trouble in the first period, sending the Golden Eagles to the powerplay five times in the 20-minute span. Despite the Brockport advantage, the Green and Gold didn't score their first goal of the game until 16 minutes into the period. Ethan Solat opened the scoring at 4:26 of the first period with assists to Casey Winn and Connor Hutchins.

The Golden Eagles opened the floodgates in the second period, scoring four out of five of their goals on the night in the 20-minute frame. The Golden Eagles extended their lead six minutes into the period as Robby Flannery found Shane Visnick for his second goal of the season. The Golden Eagles scored again two minutes later on the PP; Doc Gentzler beat the opposition's netminder with assists to Danny Rock and Ryan Romeo. The fourth Brockport goal of the night came two minutes later as Connor Hutchins netted his eight of the year with assists from the Solat brothers. The Mustangs answered back with a goal of their own minutes later, bringing the game within three goals. The Golden Eagles hot-hand Trevor Pray silenced the comeback moments later, scoring his third goal of the weekend with assists to Visnick and Flannery.

The Golden Eagles dominated the third period but came away empty-handed in the goal scoring department. Brockport's netminder Matthew Schneider picked up his fourth win of the season with 11 saves on the night.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Brockport tames the Mustangs

Pray's two goals earned him the fire helmet


The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated Morrisville State Friday night, by a score of 6-1. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 13-6-2 overall and 5-5-2 in conference, while the Mustangs fall to 4-14-2 and 2-10-1 in the SUNYAC.

The first period was all Brockport as freshman forward Trevor Pray got the Golden Eagles started, scoring ten minutes into the period with the assist coming from Shane Visnick. Four minutes later it was the Golden Eagles again, this time freshman Mitchell Parsons was the goal scorer, beating the Mustangs netminder through the wickets with the assist to Jordan Renaud. Thirty seconds after the Golden Eagles second goal, Pray was at it again, scoring his fourth of the year and doubling his goals on the season.

The Green and Gold wasted little time in the second as Captain Connor Hutchins buried his sixth of the year six minutes into the period after a cross-crease pass from Ethan Solat. The Golden Eagles continued to pour on the pressure, extending their lead three minutes later as Parsons found Ethan Solat for Brockport's fifth goal of the night. The Mustangs answered 40 seconds later, scoring their first goal on the night on the powerplay to bring the game within four. Brockport outshot the Mustangs 18-6 after two periods.

The Golden Eagles were held off the scoreboard for 15 minutes in the third, the longest they went without a goal all night. Hutchins scored his second goal of the game on the PP, with assists to Hunter Laslo and Jeremy Solat, the goal game with 4:45 remaining in the third. Matthew Schneider picked up his third win of the season with 10 saves.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Twin bill at Morrisville



Brockport heads to Morrisville for a weekend twin bill. There is a 7:00 game Friday and a 4:00 matinee on Saturday.

These are MUST WIN games for the Golden Eagles. The Mustangs are only 2-9-1 in conference play, 4-13-2 overall. Brockport cannot overlook that record and must play with conviction and energy and win two winnable games.

If the Golden Eagles lose either game it's nearly certain they won't host a first-round playoff game (although it's likely they will make the playoffs) with 2 of the next 3 opponents being Oswego and Geneseo, two really tough teams. The players and fans want a home playoff game -- and the players deserve one with the great season they've had. There's nothing better than hosting a playoff game. Winning in Morrisville keeps that hope alive. 

They have to be careful, as three Morrisville players will give the Golden Eagles fits.

Containing CJ Stubbs is like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. The Mustang senior has 13 goals on the season, including 5 with the man advantage.

His linemate Nick DeVito is none too shabby with 8 goals. Like Stubbs, 5 came on the power play. And, he has a shorthanded goal.

Jared Young will likely start in goal. The junior has been hot in goal this month with save totals of 49, 39, 42, and 37.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Celebrating Jake Moore

ICYMI: This past weekend in the team's 3-0 win over Potsdam, Senior net-minder Jake Moore set the single season shutout record with 4, and tied the career record with 5!! Moore has the 4th most shutouts in Div.III, and is ranked 10th in GAA with 1.71


Monday, January 28, 2019

SUNYAC standings 1/28/19

If the season had ended this weekend, Brockport would be traveling to Plattsburgh for a playoff game. BUT, the season didn't end Saturday. There are still five games left. That may not seem like a many games, but a lot can happen in five games. The outcome we all want -- Brockport hosts a playoff game. Brockport has the focus, work ethic, talent, and underdog motivation to do just that!



Sunday, January 27, 2019

Plattsburgh downs Brockport

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to Plattsburgh State Saturday night, by a score of 4-1. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to 12-6-2 overall and 4-5-2 in conference, while the Cardinals move to 8-9-2 and 6-4-1 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles came out hungry in the first period, turning up the physicality from Friday night. The Golden Eagles went to the powerplay three times in the first period but the Plattsburgh penalty killers had all the answers. The Cardinals scored a short-handed goal with 44 seconds remaining in the period, extending their lead to two goals.

The Cardinals wasted very little time in the second period, scoring their second goal of the game a minute and a half into the period. The Golden Eagles went to the PP once in the second but were held to one shot on net. Brockport poured on the pressure late in the period, putting a flurry of shots on net, but the opposition's netminder shut the door.

Plattsburgh nabbed their third goal of the game six minutes into the third period on the PP. The Golden Eagles brought the game within two, three minutes later, Doc Gentzler took the puck coast to coast, walked around the Cardinals last line of defense and tucked the puck under the crossbar for his sixth goal of the season. The Cardinals put the game out of reach with three and a half minutes remaining in the period, scoring their fourth goal of the night.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Moore sports the helmet

After setting the Brockport record for shutouts in a season Jake Moore got to wear the fire helmet last night.


Brockport secures yet another shutout

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated SUNY Potsdam Friday night, by a score of 3-0. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 12-5-2 overall and 4-4-2 in conference, while the Bears move to 6-12-0 and 2-7-0 in the SUNYAC.

The two teams skated to an evenly matched first period, tying in shots 10-10. The Bears went to the powerplay early in the first as Ryan Romeo took an interference penalty at 16:30. The Golden Eagles penalty kill unit held the bears to only two shots on their first opportunity. Brockport had a PP of their own after a roughing call was made on the Bears, but the Potsdam PK kept the Green and Gold off the board. Potsdam returned to the PP with 4:44 remaining in the period, but once again the Golden Eagles PK stood tall, holding the Bears to a single shot.

The Golden Eagles came out flying in the second period, outshooting the Bears 20-5. The Bears ran into penalty trouble in the second, taking three penalties in the 20-minute span. It wasn't until the third Brockport PP that the Green and Gold capitalized. Freshman Jordan Renaud tucked in his sixth goal of the season on the powerplay with 4:04 remaining in the period with assists to Corey Tam and Hunter Laslo. The Golden Eagles headed into the locker room with the lead, 1-0.

Brockport turned up the intensity right from the drop of the puck in the third, giving the Bears barely any room to breathe. The Golden Eagles extended their lead to two at 12:12 of the third period when Jake Colosanti found Mitchell Parsons back door for his sixth goal of the season. The Green and Gold put the final nail in the coffin at 9:35 when Connar Bass let a shot fly from the point that was tipped in by Robert Flannery for a final score of 3-0.

Senior Goaltender Jake Moore set the programs single-season shutout record in the win, posting his fourth shutout of the season.

Friday, January 25, 2019

It's game day!


NY Hockey Journal story on Brockport

Today, NY Hockey Journal ran a story about Brockport's off-season commitment and how it has paid off in the wins department:

https://www.nyhockeyjournal.com/d3-brockports-offseason-commitment-has-translated-to-wins/

The North Country comes to Brockport this weekend

Given that they can travel through the heavy lake snow bands east of Lake Ontario, the two North Country teams -- Potsdam and Plattsburgh -- will be in town this weekend.

The Friday game against the Bears begins at 7:00 PM. In regard to the conference standings, they are on the outside looking in with a 2-6 SUNYAC record and a 6-11 overall record. They have just 1 win in their last 8 games. They allow 3.53 goals per game and and score 3.06 goals. It should be a win for Brockport as long as they don't underestimate their foe. The Bears are scrappy.

Bryce Ferrell is the man to watch with 7 goals while Vinny Guimond comes in with 6.  Nate Skidmore (.901 save percentage) will likely start in goal and he does yeoman's work despite getting peppered with shots to the tune of over 34 a game. Nate is solid and he's about due to steal a game, so be ready.

Saturday's affair is yet another 4:00 weekend matinee. Plattsburgh doesn't look like the totally dominant Cardinals of old with a 7-8-2 overall record, but they're still mighty tough with a 5-3-1  conference record. If Brockport wins Friday and can beat Plattsburgh Saturday, the Golden Eagles could overtake the Cardinals and claim fourth place in the SUNYACs (which is what you want for hosting a playoff game).

To do so, the Golden Eagles have to beat a defensive team that allows a solid 2.59 goals per game. Of benefit to Brockport's even-better defense, Plattsburgh's goal output ranks only 60th in all of DIII.

Rich McCartney has 7 goals and Pat Eagan has 5. Jimmy Poreda is a force in goal with a .935 save percentage. It will take some gritty lunchbucket goals to beat him -- he'll stop flash every time.

At this game you might see some familiar faces in the stands as the Brockport alumni game takes place earlier in the afternoon, bringing together players from recent and distant seasons.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Brockport ties 14th-ranked Fredonia

The College at Brockport ice hockey team tied No.14 SUNY Fredonia Tuesday night, by a score of 4-4. With the tie, the Golden Eagles move to 11-5-2 overall and 3-4-2 in conference, while the Blue Devils move to 11-3-2 and 5-2-1 in the SUNYAC.

The two teams skated to an evenly matched first period, with Fredonia outshooting the Green and Gold 13-11 after 20. Brockport was awarded a five on three powerplay in the first period but the Blue Devil penalty kill played tough. The Blue Devils were the first team on the board, scoring the go-ahead goal 14 minutes into the period and sending the Golden Eagles into the locker room down, 1-0.

Brockport battled back in the second period as Trevor Pray knocked in his second goal of the year nine minutes into the action. The Green and Gold weren't done there, scoring their second of the night on the powerplay three minutes later. Ethan Solat beat the opposition's netminder 12 minutes into the second period with assists to Hunter Laslo and Connor Hutchins. The Blue Devils would not lay down, however, tying the game at two with less than two minutes remaining in the period. The Blue Devils would regain the lead once more a minute later when a shot from the point on the PP beat Matthew Schneider, making the score 3-2.

The third period was full of action as these two SUNYAC foes battled for much needed two points. It was the Blue devils who extended their lead early, scoring their fourth goal of the night eight minutes into the third period. The Golden Eagles showed no quit, however, battling their interstate rival into the final minutes of the game. With four minutes remaining, head coach Brian Dickinson pulled Schneider to bring on the extra attacker; thirty seconds later Jeremy Solat scored his fifth goal of the season, bringing the game within one. Following the goal, Brockport pulled their netminder once more, this time with thirty seconds remaining in regulation, Ryan Romeo fired a shot past the Fredonia goalkeeper, sending the game into overtime.

After three periods and 65 minutes of hockey, a winner could not be crowned in this matchup. The Golden Eagles picked up one point in the tie, bringing them within a point of Buffalo State in the SUNYAC standings.

"It was a hard-fought battle between two very good teams," said Dickinson "To battle back from being down 4-2 with less than three minutes showed what this team is made of."

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sean Lincoln: Athlete of the Week

Sean Lincoln was named Brockport Athlete of the Week after having shutout Canton last Tuesday


Brockport zeroing in on the national polls

Brockport returns to national recognition in the Top Fifteen polls this week. The Golden Eagles picked up votes in the USCHO and D3Hockey.com polls. Were those polls to have slots past fifteen, Brockport would be ranked 22nd and 21st, respectively.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Brockport beats Buffalo State

Flannery's first NCAA goal got him the fire helmet


The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated Buffalo State Friday night, by a score of 4-2. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 11-5-1 overall and 3-4-1 in conference, while the Bengals fall to 7-8-1 and 4-4-1 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles came out flying in their first SUNYAC matchup of the new year. Freshman forward Robert Flannery got the Green and Gold started in the first, scoring his first NCAA goal eight minutes into the period on rocket of a slap shot, beating the net minder over his blocker side shoulder. Brockport found the back of the net again ten minutes later as Connor Hutchins extended the lead to two after a beautiful pass from line-mate Jeremy Solat. The Golden Eagles finished the period with a powerplay goal on a five on three opportunity. Freshman Jordan Renaud tucked in his fourth of the season with assists to Hunter Laslo and Connor Hutchins.

The Bengals battled back in the second period, scoring their first goal of the game shorthanded to bring the score within two. Buffalo State's second goal of the game came on another special teams' opportunity, this time the Bengals picked up a PP goal to bring the game within one heading into the third period.

Brockport wasted little time in the third, scoring their fourth and final goal of the game a minute and a half into the period. The fourth goal was scored by Mitchell Parsons with assists to Bryan Carville and Jordan Renaud. Brockport netminder Jake Moore picked up his seventh win of the season with 30 saves on the night.
 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Saturday's game is cancelled

Due to impending weather conditions, all Brockport Athletics contests have been cancelled for events scheduled for Jan. 19. The sports affected by the cancellations include Ice Hockey at Fredonia. Some events will be rescheduled and will be posted on GoBrockport.com when they are officially rescheduled. All events scheduled on Jan. 18 will take place as planned.