Saturday, February 21, 2009


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.

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