Tuesday, April 22, 2008


The Brockport athletic department's news release about the hockey team's annual dinner...

The College at Brockport Ice Hockey team held their end of the year awards banquet at the Brockport Free Methodist Church in April.

Senior Chris Koras (Toronto, ONT) was honored with the JP Sportswear MVP Award. Koras led the team with 30 points, as he scored 10 goals and had 20 assists on the season. For his career, Koras recorded 22 goals and 60 assists.

Junior Tim Crowley (Brasher Falls, NY) was awarded the EJ McGuire 7th Player Award Winner after he finished the season with 11 goals and had eight assists.

The Jimmy Mac Most Improved Player Award Winner was freshman Justin Noble (Georgetown, ONT) who finished with four points on a goal and three assists.

Senior Gordon Pritchard (Yorkton, SASK) was awarded the Bob Pederson Coaches Award. Pritchard scored six goals and tied for the team-lead with 20 assists. He ends his Brockport career with 31 goals and 41 assists.

The ice hockey team finished with a 7-15-3 record and a 4-10-2 SUNYAC record, with 10 of the losses by two goals or less. Koras was named to the All-Conference Team with a Second Team All-SUNYAC selection and Seedhouse was awarded the Best Defensive Forward after leading the Golden Eagles with 15 goals on the season.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


The College at Brockport honored 25 student-athletes with the Chi Alpha Sigma Honorees National College Athletic Honor Society at the Seventh Annual Senior Student-Athlete Recognition Luncheon on Wednesday afternoon. The yearly event honors the seniors from each sport for their time, commitment and dedication to The College at Brockport Athletics. In order to receive the prestigious Chi Alpha Sigma honor, a student-athlete must maintain a minumum 3.4 cumulative grade point average and earn a letter in his or her particular sport.

Hockey was well-represented by Steve Seedhouse, Chris Brown, Chris Koras, Steve Wowchuck, Gordon Pritchard, and Jason Dolgy


USCHO.com reports that the concept of DIV (created by a split of DIII) was turned away by the DIII schools. Thank God! It would have been a real mess. Here's what they say:

The NCAA has announced that a possible split of Division III into two levels, or the creation of a “Division IV” does not find favor among member institutions.

Nearly 82 percent of NCAA Division III member schools support or strongly support the current Division III structure instead of the creation of a new division or subdivision, results of the Division III Membership Survey show. Of the 442 active or provisional D-III programs, 96 percent responded to the mandatory survey.

In light of the survey results, the Division III Working Group on Membership Issues and the Executive Committee Working Group on Membership have concluded their work to address the membership growth and diversity in Division III.

The Division III Working Group on Membership Issues, which last fall proposed creating a new division or subdividing Division III in anticipation of divisional growth to 480 members by 2020, made the decision after reviewing results from a membership survey that asked for opinions about restructuring, among other questions.

“While Division III still has its differences and issues it will have to face if it continues to grow as expected, we see the survey results as very significant news,” said Rudy Keeling, chair of the DIII group and commissioner of the ECAC. “Our members are saying that despite their differences, they like being a part of Division III.”

To read the article in its entirety, go here:



Here I take a slight diversion away from regular hockey reporting....

By being in the SUNYAC, Brockport must every year head into the North Country for one game a piece against Potsdam and Plattsburgh. The North County has some strange delicacies that Brockport's fans and players are exposed to. One of them is a dish that has its roots in Plattsburgh and is widely popular in the Adirondacks....the Michigan.

A Michigan is a hot dog slathered in meat sauce. I suppose you could compare it to a Coney Island or a Texas Hot.

Last night I messed around with a Michigan sauce which was pretty good (and could actually double as a Sloppy Joe mix). So, if you're partying sometime and are looking to spice up boring hot dogs, here's how to make the Michigan sauce.....

You need:

1.5 pounds ground beef (I used venison)
1 onion
1 six-ounce can of tomato paste
1 tsp. mustard
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp. garlic
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp. ketchup
8 ounces of water

Saute the onions.

Brown the meat. Add the onions and all other ingredients. Simmer for one hour. Make sure the sauce stays a little moist.

It's an easy and tasty recipe.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


This past season LW Steve Seedhouse led the team in goals with 15. As good as he is on the ice, he's even better in the classroom. As a matter of fact, he's one of the best.

Yesterday, Steve was one of 275 SUNY students to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence as presented by SUNY Chancellor John Clark.

The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence is the highest honor that SUNY bestows upon students. It is presented annually to SUNY students who demonstrate academic excellence and integrate it with other qualities such as leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, entrepreneurship, or career achievement.

Steve will receive a medallion, which will be worn at commencement.

Steve is in rare company. Think about this: Total enrollment in the SUNY system is over 427,000 students....putting him in the top 0.06% of all students. Wow.

Monday, April 7, 2008


One of the most popular online social networks craved by pop culture is MySpace.com. This internet site allows people to connect with classmates, long lost friends, and those of like interests. It is extremely popular amongst college students, so I look at this venue as a great way to promote the team on campus. I've created a Brockport Hockey profile on MySpace. Check it out at:

Friday, April 4, 2008


LEBANON VALLEY: Sat. Oct. 25...5 p.m.

PLATTSBURGH: Fri. Nov. 14...7 p.m.

POTSDAM: Sat. Nov. 15...7 p.m.

FREDONIA: Fri. Dec. 5...7 p.m.

BUFFALO STATE: Sat. Dec. 6...7 p.m.

WORCESTER STATE (MA): Fri. Jan. 9...7 p.m.

WORCESTER STATE (MA): Sat. Jan. 10...3 p.m.

MORRISVILLE: Sat. Jan. 24...7 p.m.

GENESEO: Fri. Jan. 30...7 p.m.

OSWEGO: Fri. Feb. 13...7 p.m.

CORTLAND: Sat. Feb. 14...7 p.m.


Hobart: Fri. Oct. 31...7 p.m.

Morrisville: Sat. Nov. 1...7 p.m.

Geneseo: Fri. Nov. 7...7 p.m.

Oswego: Fri. Nov. 21...7 p.m.

Cortland: Sat. Nov. 22...7 p.m.

Castleton(VT) Tournament: Sat. Nov. 29...3/6 p.m.

Castleton(VT) Tournament: Sun. Nov. 30...12/3 p.m.

Framingham State (MA): Fri. Jan. 16...7 p.m.

Framingham State (MA): Sat. Jan. 17...7 p.m.

Western New England College: Wed. Jan. 21...7 p.m.

Plattsburgh: Fri. Feb. 6...7 p.m.

Potsdam: Sat. Feb. 7....7 p.m.

Fredonia: Fri. Feb. 20...7 p.m.

Buffalo State: Sat. Feb. 21...7 p.m.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Last month the team was well-represented by Mike Gershon, Craig Carlyle, Gordon Pritchard, and Coach Dickinson, who all in uniform went to the Brockport Elementary School to participate in the Read Across America program. They each read a book to the kids and then signed autographs and answered any questions the youngsters had.

All Golden Eagle teams took part in this event, but hockey had the most from one team offer their time to this cause.

Here, Mike Gershon has every one's attention:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Adam Shoff is a new recruit from Port Dover, Ontario, who will be joining the team for the 2008-2009 season. The 5'9", 185-pound, 21-year-old just completed a season in which he captained the Port Colborne Sailors (Junior B team of the OHA), a franchise that has produced the likes of NHL Hall-of-Famer Teeder Kennedy. In 45 games this past season, Adam had 7 goals and 23 assists. He added two more goals in a six game playoff against the Niagara Falls Canucks.

I interviewed Adam about hockey and coming to Brockport.....

BOB: What's your hockey history?

I started playing hockey in my hometown of Port Dover ON. Then Moved onto AAA in Brantford ON, and from there to junior where I played 4 years, including Brantford, ON, Campbellton New Brunswick, Oakville, ON and finally Port Colborne, ON.

BOB: How was it playing for the Port Colborne Sailors the past few years?

ADAM: Playing in Port Colborne the past two years was the best two year of my junior career. I really enjoyed the players, and coach’s there, and loved playing hockey there.

BOB: How would you describe your style of play?

I would describe my style of play as a very hard worker, with good vision, and good play making ability.

BOB: Who are your all-time favorite NHL-ers?

My all time favorite NHL-ers are no doubt Dougie Gilmore, and Wendel Clark.

BOB: What brings you to Brockport?

I visited a few schools before I decided to come to Brockport. There was a bunch of things that brought me here but definitely one of the big reasons was when I went on a tour with Coach Dickinson, the amount of people that asked about the hockey game or commented on the game from the night before was huge. Along with it being a highly ranked academic school, helped a lot.

BOB: What are your thoughts about adjusting to the American and NCAA style of play?

I definitely think that there will be an adjustment period next year. I think getting use to the speed is going to be the biggest adjustment next year when I make the jump.