The Brockport Athletic Department reports on last night's game and the playoff picture....
Junior Jason Gorrie (Etobicoke, ONT) scored both goals for The College at Brockport Hockey team in a 5-2 loss to SUNY Fredonia Friday night in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Fredonia.
Despite the loss, Brockport secured at least a top-four finish in the final regular-season SUNYAC standings by virtue of a SUNY Cortland loss to SUNY Potsdam and a Buffalo State loss to SUNY Geneseo on Friday night.
Brockport (13-8-3 overall, 7-6-2 SUNYAC) can finish no lower than fourth in the standings and a win over Buffalo State Saturday would secure the No. 3 seed in the SUNYAC Tournament, which begins Tuesday night. Brockport will host the fifth- or sixth-seeded team in the first round of the tournament. The game will be the first post-season hockey game played at Brockport since the program moved to the varsity level in 1973-74.
Against Fredonia (6-12-5, 4-7-4), the Blue Devils jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period before Gorrie put the Golden Eagles on the board with his first goal, 38 seconds into the second period.
Fredonia added a goal in the second for a 4-1 lead despite firing just five shots on goal in the period. The Blue Devils made it 5-1 seven minutes into the third period before Gorrie scored his second of the game with less than nine minutes remaining in the game.
Brockport finished with a 33-27 shots advantage and had nine power-play opportunities but found the back of the net on just one of the extra-man situations. The Golden Eagles were whistled for just two penalties in the contest.