Saturday, January 16, 2010


Sophomore Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) scored four goals including the game-winner for The College at Brockport Hockey team in a 6-3 victory over Lebanon Valley Saturday as the Golden Eagles completed a two-game sweep over the Flying Dutchmen in Pennsylvania.

Finnerty scored twice in the first period, completed his hat trick with 12 seconds left in the second period and notched his fourth goal midway through the third period. Three of his four goals were on the power play as Brockport (8-8) was 5-for-10 on the extra-man situations.

The win over Lebanon Valley (0-17) was the second in as many days as Brockport won a 5-3 decision Friday night.

In the first period, Brockport took advantage of the first Lebanon Valley penalty of the night as Finnerty scored with assists from Ray Tremblay (Peachland, BC) and Sean O’Malley (Lakewood, OH) 25 seconds into the power play to give the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead.

Three minutes later, Brockport was on the power play again and this time Tremblay scored with Gregg Amato (Ocean Gate, NJ) and Jason Gorrie (Etobicoke, ONT) picking up assists. Just 20 seconds later, Finnerty scored his second of the night to boost the Brockport lead to 3-0.

A powerplay goal by Lebanon Valley late in the period made it a 3-1 Brockport lead at the end of the first 20 minutes of action.

In the second period, the Flying Dutchmen cut the lead to 3-2 with an unassisted goal midway through the period.

Lebanon Valley was whistled for a hooking penalty with less than two minutes to play in the period and Finnerty took advantage with his third goal of the game with 12 seconds remaining in the period. Gorrie and Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT) assisted on the third power play goal of the night for Brockport.

After a skirmish in the corner near the Brockport goal, both teams were penalized but Brockport ended up with a 1-minute power play and Finnerty scored with 22 seconds left in the 5-minute fighting penalty assessed to Lebanon Valley for a 5-2 Brockport lead.

Just 16 seconds after the goal, Lebanon Valley was whistled for two penalties – roughing and too many players on the ice – giving Brockport its 10th power play opportunity of the game. Only 12 seconds into the 5-on-3 power play, junior Tom Galiani (Lindenhurst, NY) scored to make it a 6-3 Brockport lead.

With less than five minutes to play, Lebanon Valley scored for the final margin.

For the game, Brockport was 5-for-10 on the power play while Lebanon Valley was just 1-for-7 with the extra man.

Senior goalie Todd Sheridan (Edison, NJ) made 25 saves for Brockport to earn his seventh win of the season.