Monday, December 1, 2008


From the Brockport Athletic Department...

Roarke Makes Big Saves as Hockey Wins Consolation

Josh Roarke (Massapequa, NY) stopped 21 shots including a penalty shot with less than three minutes to play in the game as The College at Brockport Hockey team defeated Becker College 3-2 in the consolation game of the Castleton State Tournament Sunday in Rutland, Vermont.

Brockport (4-5-1) scored twice in the first period and then took a 3-0 lead early in the second period before Becker (2-6) came back with a pair of goals later in the second period to close the gap to 3-2.

In the third period, Brockport was whistled for penalty on a Becker breakaway giving Becker a penalty shot. Becker’s Patrick Bellew took the shot and tried for the top corner but Roarke made a blocker save to preserve the lead.

Senior Dave McNab (Hamilton, ONT) scored first for Brockport eight minutes into the contest as he tapped in a rebound after Rick Stanek (Clinton, NY) had his shot from the point saved. Six minutes later, Brockport took a 2-0 lead as senior Mike Gershon (Sparta, NJ) skated in on a 2-on-1 with sophomore Ray Tremblay (Peachland, BC). Trembley sent a centering pass to Gershon who deflected the puck between the legs on Becker’s Jake Rosenthal for the 2-0 lead.In the second period, Sean O’Malley (Lakewood, OH) scored with five minutes gone in the period to give the Golden Eagles a 3-0 lead. Becker scored twice in the final 11 minutes of the period to close the gap.

Roarke finished with 21 saves including 17 in the final two periods.