Russell Jaslow, the SUNYAC beat reporter for USCHO.com, for his column this week writes that the Brockport/Geneseo game is the SUNYAC game of the week:
Instead, it’s going to be the battle of Rochester, which once again means something. After the stunning loss to Morrisville, Geneseo is just one point ahead of a resurgent Brockport team for third place. This game in Brockport is not just for position, but to try and strengthen a home playoff spot for the play-in round. It also might decide which team still has a shot at chasing down Oswego for second place.
“The attitude of our players is one of excitement,” Brockport coach Brian Dickinson said. “They are really starting to get a feel for the special-ness of this season. They can easily get up for a Geneseo game, but knowing they will be coming in well prepared for us after what happened last time, makes our guys even more ready.”
The campus of Brockport has not anticipated a game like this in a long time.
“It’s been pretty neat knowing that the school is riding a nine game unbeaten streak, the longest in our school history, and now we have a chance to host a playoff game,” Dickinson said. “In the past, we’re always beating ourselves up just trying to make the playoffs. Now, we can do better than that.”
Special promotions are being held for this game including a green shirt giveaway for the first 500 fans, as they attempt a “greenout.” It would be great to see a huge partisan crowd in the Tuttle North Ice Arena.
“Everybody is excited to jump on board to support the guys the best they can,” Dickinson said. “There’s a lot of buzz around campus.”
Russell also wrote about Morrisville - a team I saw as a welcome addition to SUNYAC - having some problems in being a full-fledged SUNYAC team. Check it out, it's an interesting read and a thorough study: