Sunday, February 21, 2010


Had it not been for Geneseo's scholarship problems and their subsequent exclusion from postseason play, Brockport would be playing at Geneseo on Tuesday night. Instead, Brockport is in fourth place by default and hosts only the second home playoff game in team history, playing host to the Potsdam Bears at 7:00. Fittingly, Brockport's first home playoff game occurred last season against Potsdam when Brockport dominated the Bears in a 3-1 victory.

This season, though, the teams have split contests. To start off the season Potsdam won by a score of 6-3. Last month, Brockport beat Potsdam on home ice by a score of 4-2 (well, really 3-2 because the fourth goal was an empty-netter).

Potsdam is 9-13-2 overall while Brockport is 13-11-1. Brockport has scored 77 goals on the season and Potsdam his lit the lamp 83 times. Brockport is much better defensively, allowing 79 scores on the year versus Potsdam's 105.

Their two best players are senior Connor Treacy (11 goals, 27 assists for a spectular 38 points) and sophomore Todd Hosmer who is having a huge season with 16 goals. Fraser Smith is a pretty solid player, too (26 points on 11 goals and 15 assists) who had a 16-goal season last year. Trevor O’Neill mans the net most of the time and posts an .863 saves percentage and 4.10 goals againt. In two of the last three games he has been beaten handily by Fredonia and Plattsburgh.

Brockport should be victorious on home ice but it will be a hard-fought game.

Per NCAA rules there is a cost to attend, $2 for students and $4 for non-students.

There will not be radio coverage by WBSU (other than token updates) as there are basketball playoffs on campus Tuesday as well. But, you can still watch the game on