Saturday, October 23, 2010


The official report by Brockport Athletics...

Junior James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) took a centering pass from senior Tom Galiani (Lindenhurst, NY) and tapped in his first goal of the season for The College at Brockport Hockey team but Utica College battled back with three goals to post a 3-1 win over the Golden Eagles in a non-conference season opener Friday night in Utica.

Cody’s goal, with just two seconds left on a Brockport (0-1) power play, started when the Golden Eagles won the faceoff in the Utica (1-0) zone and fought to get the puck in front of the net where Galiani worked the puck free from a Utica defenseman and fed Cody in front of the net for the goal with nine minutes left in the first period.

In the second period, Utica scored late in the period on its fifth power play opportunity of the game to tie the game with 1:08 left in the period. The Pioneer took the lead five minutes into the third period. The third Utica goal came late in the period into the empty net after Brockport had pulled goalie Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT) for the extra attacker.

“We found out a lot about ourselves tonight,” said head coach Brian Dickinson. “We played a tough team very hard and just made a few early-season mistakes. Overall I was pleased with the effort.”

Wren made several big saves and finished with 34 stops.

Brockport will open the home portion of its schedule at 7 pm Friday night with a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game against Potsdam and complete the first full weekend of action with a 7 pm Saturday game against Plattsburgh.