Senior Sean O’Malley (Lakeland, OH) scored 27 seconds into overtime to lead The College at Brockport Ice Hockey team to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over SUNY Morrisville Friday in the home opener and a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Tuttle North Ice Arena in Brockport.
Brockport (1-2 overall, 1-2 SUNYAC) fell behind 3-2 as SUNY Morrisville (1-2, 0-1) scored late in the second period, but the Golden Eagles tied the score on a James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) goal midway through the third period and then O’Malley led a 3-on-2 break racing down the right side of the ice and fired a snap shot from the top of the faceoff circle just inside the blue line that beat the Morrisville goalie to the top corner of the net for the game-winner.
The Mustangs opened the scoring with a short-handed goal midway through the first period but three minutes later junior Justin Noble (Georgetown, ONT) picked up a loose puck in front of the goal and tucked a shot past the Morrisville goalie for a 1-1 game.
In the second period, Brockport took a 2-1 lead as Dan Galiani (Lindenhurst, NY) scored with 10:56 left in the period. Three minutes later, Morrisville knotted the score at 2-2 with the first of two goals in a span of four minutes by Morrisville’s Adam Laite.
Laite scored the second short-handed goal of the game for the Mustangs with 3:15 left in the second period to give Morrisville a 3-2 lead heading into the final period.
Cody’s power-play goal at the 9:29 mark of the third tied the score for the Golden Eagles.
Late in the third period, Morrisville was whistled for a boarding penalty with less than a minute to play in the period. Brockport had a couple of scoring chances in the final minute but could not capitalize, sending the game into overtime. O’Malley’s goal was a power-play goal – the second of the game for Brockport.
Senior Todd Sheridan (Edison, NJ) made 25 saves for Brockport.