Sunday, November 15, 2009


The Dunkirk Observer ran this recap of the game in today's newspaper...

The Fredonia State hockey made it a SUNYAC sweep this weekend, claiming a 5-3 win at Brockport. They won at Geneseo the previous evening.

"We continued to get stronger as the game went on. Two of our goals came within the last six minutes," Fredonia State coach Jeff Merredith said.

Brockport scored first and held a 2-1 lead after the first period. A Chris de Bruyn power-play goal was sandwiched between a pair of Golden Eagle scores. Jordan Oye and Steve Rizer assisted.

"It was a top to bottom team effort. It was a physical dog fight all night long," Merredith said.

The Devils scored twice in the second period to take a 3-2 lead. James Muscatello scored unassisted at 9:08. It was his seventh goal of the season. Mat Hehr scored his sixth with 1:22 left in the second. Rizer and Oye both recorded their second assists of the evening.

"We just were battling to get to the front of the net and we are getting greasy goals," Merredith said.

Brockport tied the game 3-all 8:20 into the third period. The Devils closed the deal with a pair of scores as Ian Cosgrave and Bryan Ross found the back of the net to give the Devils a 5-3 victory. de Bruyn recorded an assist on both goals, giving him a four-point game.

"We scored to go ahead and the officials decided the net had came off. Our guys could have felt sorry for themselves, but they went out and two shifts later they buried one. It showed a lot of character," Merredith said.

Pat Street improved to 4-1 in goal for the Devils, making 26 saves. Brockport's Todd Sheridan gave up all five scores, while stopping 35 shots.

Both teams converted on one of six power plays.

The Devils improve to 5-3-0 overall, and 3-3-0 in SUNYAC play. Brockport falls to 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the conference.