Sunday, December 6, 2009


The Brockport Athletics Department reports on last night's match-up....

Sophomore James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) scored the game-winning goal late in the second period and The College at Brockport Hockey team held on for a 2-1 win over SUNY Cortland Saturday night in Cortland.

Junior Tom Galiani (Lindenhurst, NY) added a goal for Brockport (5-6 overall, 3-5 SUNYAC), while sophomore Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) collected two assists and sophomore Tyler Davis (Queensbury, NY) chipped in with one assist.

Senior goalie Todd Sheridan (Edison, NJ) made 36 saves. The 36 saves moved Sheridan into fifth place on the all-time Brockport career saves list. He has 1,546 career saves for the Golden Eagles.

Galiani gave the Golden Eagles the lead just one minute, 28 seconds into the game, when he put a rebound past the Cortland (5-6, 3-5) goalie for his sixth goal of the season.

Cortland evened the score at the 10:47 mark with a wrap-around shot from behind the Brockport goal.

Cody netted the gamewinner at 17:26 of the second period, 21 seconds after Brockport killed off a Cortland power play. Finnerty forced a turnover at the left boards in neutral ice, carried the puck in and fed a pass to Cody, who scored on a wrister from the right face-off circle.

Late in the third period, Cortland went on the power play and pulled its goalie with 50 seconds remaining, but Sheridan made key saves in the closing minute to preserve the win.