Sunday, February 8, 2009


From the Brockport Athletic Department....

Eight different Golden Eagles scored goals on Saturday night to lead The College at Brockport Ice Hockey team to an 8-6 victory over SUNY Potsdam in a key State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Potsdam.

Sean O’Malley (Lakeland, OH), Lucas Schott (Erin, ONT), Tim Crowley (Brasher Falls, NY), Mike Gershon (Sparta, NJ), Justin Noble (Georgetown, ONT), Aaron Boyer (Calgary, ALB), Dave McNab (Hamilton, ONT) and James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) all managed to find the back of the net at some point in the contest for the Green and Gold.

Brockport (12-6-3 overall, 6-4-2 SUNYAC) held leads of 3-0, 4-1 and 5-2 but took a 6-2 lead in the third period with a Boyer power-play goal with seven minutes remaining in the period. It was the fifth extra-man goal for the Golden Eagles in the game as Brockport went 5-for-7 on the power play.

One minute later, Potsdam scored to make it 6-3, and with three minutes left to play the Bears scored again to trim the lead to 6-4. Another minute later, Potsdam closed to within a single goal at 6-5 before McNab scored an empty net goal with 32 seconds remaining. Potsdam scored with eight seconds left to make it 7-6 but Cody scored another empty net goal off the ensuing face off to complete the scoring and a bring an end to a wild finish.

In the second period, Gershon took a pass at the point on a Brockport power play and whistled a snap shot past the Potsdam (7-10-5, 4-5-4) for a 4-1 Brockport lead five seconds into the man advantage for the Golden Eagles.

In the third period, freshman Gregg Amato (Ocean Gate, NJ) took a hard shot from the point that was deflected in at the net by Boyer for the 6-2 Brockport lead. The assist was the third of the game for Amato.

McNab and Cody each finished with a goal and two assists for Brockport as the Golden Eagles posted the most goals in a SUNYAC game since 1999 when Brockport scored a 9-3 victory over Buffalo State.