Sunday, January 11, 2009


After putting up 7 against Worcester State on Friday, Brockport did the same on Saturday, besting the Lancers by a score of 7-3.

Wearing their “old school” away jerseys - featuring horizontal gold bands on a green background – the Golden Eagles brought an old school style of play. They were much more physical on Saturday than what they were on Friday, really plastering some of the WS players against the boards and not letting up with that aggressive style for the entire game. That did not detract from their puck control at all. As a matter of fact, they put 62 shots on the Worcester goal!

It was another great performance by Brockport. Some of my random observations from the game…

Adam Shoff had better be recognized as the SUNYAC Rookie of the Week. After getting his first goal and assists of the season on Friday, he netted two more goals on Saturday. An awesome weekend for the freshman!

Lucas Schott also had a great weekend, one worthy of SUNYAC Player of the Week. With a goal and two assists on Saturday he finished the weekend with a robust 7 points. I don’t think any SUNY players have rivaled that this weekend. Beyond just the numbers alone, he was all over the ice this weekend, hustling and making things happen.

Congrats to Oliver Wren on his first win. He stopped 20 shots and one of the goals was just Worcester luck, bouncing in off the post.

Lots of awesome hits in the game. James Cody had 4 great ones, knocking guys silly in each period. McNab, Justin Noble, and Mike Gershon had a handful of great hits as well (one of Mike’s forearm shivers caused a WS player to have an over-acting performance worthy of an Oscar). Everyone chipped in with a powerful check of their own. That sort of dominance bodes well for SUNYAC play later this month and next. If they bring this style of play to Plattsburgh, I know the Golden Eagles can upset the Cardinals on their home ice.

Dave McNab got a “DIII Gordie Howe Hat trick”. In the NHL such a hat trick, the combination of skill and toughness, consists of a goal, an assist, and a fight. I’ve been thinking of a DIII version…since fights are basically not allowed in the NCAA, knocking someone to the ice with a vicious hit will take its place…and Dave did just that while assisting on a goal and taking over the team lead in goals with his slapper in the third.

I was quite disappointed with the Worcester kids who were not in uniform and watching from the walkway. During the national anthems three of the kids in that group leaned against the edging up there, drank their beverages and ate their food, showing absolutely no respect or attention for either the Canadian or American flag. I guess that lack of discipline and general disrespect for all things proper is a good indicator of why they were 2-22-0 last year. Punks.

Being that it was out of semester, attendance was sparse. Friday’s game had 300 while Saturday saw only 200 fans.

Here’s the athletic department’s report…..

Freshmen Adam Shoff (Port Dover, ONT) scored two goals and seniors Lucas Schott (Erin, ONT) and Dave McNab (Hamilton, NOT) added a goal and two assists each as The College at Brockport Hockey team scored a 7-3 victory over Worcester (MA) State Saturday afternoon in the second game of the weekend against the Lancers at Tuttle North Ice Arena in Brockport.

Brockport (7-5-2) improved its unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1) on the strength of a four-goal outburst in the opening period. The Golden Eagles added a goal in the second and two more insurance goals in the final period while Worcester State (3-8) scored once in the first period and twice in the second but were held scoreless in the third period for the final margin.

Shoff scored both of his goals in the first 6:35 of the contest including a goal with just 30 seconds elapsed in the game. After Shoff gave the Golden Eagles the early 1-0 lead, the Lancers evened the score at the 6:11 mark of the period. Shoff answered with his second goal of the game just 24 seconds later to recapture the lead for Brockport.

Before the period ended, junior Rick Stanek (Clinton, NY) scored his first goal of the season and sophomore Ray Tremblay (Peachland, BC) added a goal with less than four minutes to play in the period and Brockport went into the first intermission with a 4-1 lead.

In the second period, Worcester scored to cut the lead to 4-2. Brockport senior Aaron Boyer (Calgary, ALB) regained the three-goal lead two minutes later and with less than a minute left in the second period, Worcester scored to make it a 5-3 game after 40 minutes of play.

In the third period, the teams racked up 57 penalty minutes and Brockport scored twice in the final period with McNab and Schott each scoring within a span of two minutes midway through the period. McNab scored Brockport’s third power play goal of the game at the 8:00 mark of the period and Schott added his goal for his seventh point of the weekend at the 9:20 mark.

Brockport freshman Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT) made 20 saves for his first career victory.