Wednesday, December 9, 2009


From the pages of the Brockport Stylus...

Hockey ices Cortland
Andrew Lipari

For the second time this season, Brockport's ice hockey team faced the No. 1 team in the country, according to, as they faced Oswego Friday, Dec. 4.

Brockport got out to the early lead when Sean O'Malley scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season, on a power play. Unfortunately for Brockport, Oswego scored the final 10 goals, as they routed the Golden Eagles, 10-1.

Neil Musselwhite had a hat trick on the penalty kill alone, scoring three short-handed goals. He added another at even-strength for a total of four on the night. Brockport was out shot 20-5 in the first two periods, and 17-10 in the third. Kyle Gunn-Taylor had an easy night, making 14 stops for Oswego.

After O'Malley's opening goal, Chris Laganiere scored twice at 6:43 and 8:24. Musselwhite scored his even-strength goal at 12:51 and Oswego was up 3-1 after the first.Eric Selleck put in a power play goal at 9:01 in the second, and Musselwhite got two of his short-handed tallies within 11 seconds of each other in the final 30 seconds of the period. The third period picked up where the second left off with another short-handed Musselwhite goal at 2:36. Chris Muise scored his first of the year at 8:25, which made it 8-1, Oswego.

Sophomore Josh Roarke relieved Todd Sheridan in goal, but he didn't fair too well either in his first action of the season. Both Luke Moodie and Tyler Lyon got the puck passed Roarke, ending the 10-1 beat down. Roarke had eight saves after Sheridan's 19 on the night.

Brockport recovered Saturday and moved to 3-5 in SUNYAC with a 2-1 win at Cortland. The two teams played each other even for most of the game.

Both went 0-6 on the power play and Cortland out shot Brockport 37-31. After an awful game the night before, Sheridan had 36 saves in the win, their first conference win since Nov. 13 against Buffalo State. It only took Brockport 1:28 to get up on Cortland. Tom Galiani scored with assists from Tyler Davis and Ian Finnerty.

Jarrett Gold scored his ninth goal of the year for Cortland at 10:47. In the second, James Cody got the go-ahead goal at 17:26, with another assist from Finnerty. A scoreless third gave Brockport the 2-1 victory. In goal for Cortland, Brittan Kuhlman stopped 29 shots.

At 5-6, Brockport won't face another SUNYAC opponent for over a month, when they face Potsdam, Jan. 22, at home.