Friday, October 30, 2009


The Brockport Athletics Department report....

Sophomore James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) scored seven minutes into the second period to give The College at Brockport Hockey team a 3-2 lead but SUNY Potsdam scored twice before the end of the period to regain the lead and added two more goals in the third period to post a 6-3 victory Friday night in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game to open the 2009-10 season for the Golden Eagles.

Brockport (0-1 Overall, 0-1 SUNYAC) fell behind 1-0 midway through the first period but tied the game a minute later on a goal by junior Chris Berardini (Batavia, NY) and the game remained tied for the remainder of the first period.

In the second period, the teams combined for five goals with the Golden Eagles opening the scoring just 1:03 into the stanza as Sean O’Malley (Lakewood, OH) netted the go-ahead goal for Brockport. Potsdam (1-0, 1-0) answered less than 30 seconds later to knot the game at 2-2.

Five minutes later, Cody scored his first of the season to give the Golden Eagles a 3-2 lead. Brockport held the lead for nearly five minutes before the Bears took advantage of a 5-on-3 powerplay situation scoring to tie the contest at 3-3. The Bears added another goal later in the period for a 4-3 lead.

In the third period, Potsdam scored a minute into the final period for a 5-3 advantage and scored the final goal of the game with 12 minutes left to play.

The six goals allowed by senior goalie Todd Sheridan (Edison, NJ) was the most in more than a year when Sheridan surrendered seven goals to SUNY Oswego on February 2, 2008 in his sophomore season. Sheridan finished with 30 saves against Potsdam.