Sunday, November 14, 2010


The Athletics Department offers this report on last night's loss....

The College at Brockport Hockey team suffered another setback on the road with a 7-0 loss to Fredonia Saturday night at Steel Hall Arena in Fredonia in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game.

Brockport (0-6 Overall, 0-5 SUNYAC) fell behind early as Fredonia (2-5, 2-3) scored 21 seconds into the contest. The Blue Devils had a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period. Fredonia added two goals in a span of 2:41 midway through the second period to stretch the lead to 4-0 and tacked on three more goals in the third period for the final margin of victory.

Wren had double-digit saves in each period including 16 in the third period as Fredonia fired 47 shots on goal.

The Dunkirk Observer reported on the game in today's paper...

The Fredonia State hockey team wasted little time jumping on top of Brockport and cruised to an impressive 7-0 victory on Saturday evening.

"It was a much needed SUNYAC win," Fredonia State head coach Jeff Meredith said.

Just 21 seconds into the game senior Alex Morton gave the Devils a 1-0 lead. It was Morton's team-leading fourth goal of the season. Sophomore Will McLaughlin upped the lead to 2-0 at the 15:50 mark.

The Devils would score twice in the second period, with junior Bryan Ross and senior Jordan Oye each scoring. Ross got off a spectacular shot, as he was hit in the act of shooting, falling to the ice from just outside the crease, beating the Brockport goaltender. Oye's goal was his fourth of the season and gave the Devils a 4-0 lead heading into the third.

"I thought we played about as close to a 60 minute effort as we have all year," Meredith said. "That's the first thing. The second thing is we got pucks to the net. And I think when we got pucks to the net, we generated opportunities and we generated rebounds and I think that's how our offense was able to prosper tonight."

The Devils would add three more goals to give the 7-0 final. Ross, freshman Andrew Christ and sophomore Ben Waldman accounted for the final three scores. Waldman's goal was the game's lone power play.

Oye also added a pair of assists on the evening.

Mark Friesen earned the shutout in goal making 31 saves. Brockport's Oliver Wren allowed all seven goals while making 40 saves.

"We got pretty good penalty killing," Meredith said. "And we got excellent goal tending from freshman Mark Friesen."

The Devils improve to 2-3 in the conference and 2-5 overall. Brockport drops to 0-5 in the SUNYAC and 0-6 overall.