SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Five different players scored as The College at Brockport shutout the University of New England, 5-0, in the opening round of the Skidmore Men's Hockey Invitational Saturday evening at Saratoga City Rink.
The Golden Eagles (3-5) move on to play Nichols College in Sunday's 4 p.m. title game, after the Bison notched a 3-2 overtime win against host Skidmore College. The Nor'easters (0-4) will face the Thoroughbreds in the consolation match at 1 p.m.
Sophomore forward James Cody (Schwenksville, Pa.) got Brockport going at 5:35 of the opening period, and senior forward Sean O'Malley (Lakewood, Ohio) gave the Golden Eagles a 2-0 lead at first intermission with a goal at the 9:16 mark.
Junior forward Justin Noble (Georgetown, Ontario) tallied the only goal of the second period to increase the cushion to three (3-0), finding the back of the net just 1:34 into the frame.
Forwards Dan and Tom Galiani (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) added third period scores 21 seconds apart with a little over six minutes to play to provide the final margin.
Cody as well as both Galiani brothers registered three points on the night, while sophomore Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, Pa.) and first-year Adam Korol (Hurley, N.Y.) each tallied a pair of assists.
Senior netminder Todd Sheridan (Edison, N.J.) turned aside 27 shots for the Golden Eagles to earn his first shutout of the season.
Junior Mike Roper (New Glasgow, Nova Scotia) stopped 31 shots for UNE, which did not allow a power play goal for the second straight game.