Sophomore James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) scored one goal and added one assist to lead The College at Brockport Hockey team a 5-3 victory over Lebanon Valley College Friday night in the first of two non-conference games against the Flying Dutchmen in Pennsylvania.
Brockport (7-8) did not waste any time taking a lead with two goals in the first six minutes of action as Justin Noble (Georgetown, ONT) finished off a 3-on-2 break four minutes into the contest and then Cody made it a 2-0 lead with a quick shot to the upper corner of the net on a centering pass from Sean O’Malley (Lakewood, OH) two minutes later as Brockport was on a power play.
Late in the first period, Lebanon Valley (0-16) scored to cut the lead to 2-1 and a one-timer from in front of the Brockport goal.
The Golden Eagles were sluggish in the second period and Lebanon Valley took advantage with a goal to tie the game with less than a minute to play in the period.
In the third period, Brockport regained control with a pair of goals first by Jason Gorrie (Etobicoke, ONT) and the second by Adam Korol (Hurley, NY) to give Brockport a 4-2 lead.
The Flying Dutchmen did not give up and pulled to within a goal at 4-3 with two and a half minutes to play. Sophomore Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) gave the Golden Eagles their two-goal cushion again a minute later with his third goal of the season. Finnerty finished with a goal and an assist and Ray Tremblay (Peachland, BC) and O’Malley each dished out two assists.
Senior goalie Todd Sheridan (Edison, NJ) made 29 saves for Brockport to earn his sixth win of the season.
The same two teams play again at 3 pm Saturday afternoon.