Saturday, November 8, 2008


In yesterday's "scouting report" I was right on one count...last night's game against Geneseo was going to be a great game.

I was wrong in saying it would be a close game. Dead wrong.

Brockport beat their greatest rivals 7-2.

Now, I'm really bummed that I missed the game.

Among the highlights....Mike Gershon got a hat trick. As if that's not a rare enough feat, it's an unbelievable accomplishment for a defenseman. And, to add icing to the cake, he beat his brother - Geneseo's backup goaltender Cory Gershon - for one of them! He has some serious bragging rights at the family dinner table.

Sean O'Malley also had a huge game, registering 4 assists on the night.

Todd Sheridan made 25 saves, continuing his monster season. After 3 games he's sitting on a .955 saves percentage.

Here's what the Brockport Athletic Department reports...

High-Scoring 2nd Period Leads Hockey past Geneseo

Senior Mike Gershon (Sparta, NJ) scored once in the first period and twice more in the second to lead The College at Brockport Hockey team to a convincing 7-2 victory over SUNY Geneseo in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game Friday night in Geneseo.

Geneseo (5-2 Overall, 1-1 SUNYAC) scored to take an early 1-0 lead 4:35 into the first period but five minutes later freshman James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) scored his second goal of the season to knot the score at 1-1.

Gershon added his first of the night two minutes later as Brockport worked the puck around the offensive zone with Sean O’Malley (Lakewood, OH) and Jason Gorrie (Etobicoke, ONT) earned assists on the play as the puck ended up at the point where Gershon fired a shot past Geneseo’s Michael Battaglia for the 2-1 lead.

In the second period, Brockport exploded for five goals with three coming on the powerplay and two coming from the stick of Gershon. Senior captain David McNab (Hamilton, ONT) scored the first goal of the period 53 seconds into the period and less than a minute later Gerson added another powerplay goal.

At the 8:13 mark of the period, Aaron Boyer (Calgary, ALB) made it a 5-1 game and with less than five minutes to play in the period, the defensive tandem of Andrew Simmons (Middleburgh, NY) and Gershon scored in a span of three minutes to make it a 7-1 score. O'Malley added his fourth assist of the night on the play.

In the third period, Geneseo added a late goal despite taking six penalties in the period including a game misconduct for checking from behind. Brockport was whistled for just one penalty in the final period.

Todd Sheridan (Edison, NJ) was credited with 25 saves including a fantastic glove save late in the second period.