Tuesday, November 9, 2010


From this week's Stylus...

Hockey remains winless
Andy Lipari

Brockport hockey is still looking for its first victory of the season after an 8-2 loss at Morrisville Friday, Nov. 5. Following a 5-2 loss against Potsdam and a 7-3 loss to Plattsburgh last week, Brockport is now the last team in the SUNYAC without a win.

As they did last week, Brockport started competitively against Morrisville. The first period ended scoreless. Morrisville found the back of the net first when senior forward Dave Shultz scored at 5:06 in the second period.

Dan Galiani tied the game at 6:45 with assists from Ray Tremblay and James Cody.

At 10:37, Jamie Nelson scored for Morrisville and Tremblay committed a tripping penalty as the goal went in. Derek Matheson scored 15 seconds later on the ensuing power play to give Morrisville a 3-1 lead after two periods.

Morrisville blew the game open in the third period. Shultz scored his second of the game at 2:41 and Curtis Renaud put the puck in the net at 5:03.

"I felt that in the third period we gave the Morrisville forwards too much time and space to skate with the puck and to receive passes from the defensemen in the neutral zone," Brockport Head Coach Brian Dickinson said. "This allowed them easy entries into our defensive zone and allowed them to be rewarded with a two-on-one goal, a breakaway goal and a powerplay goal when the Morrisville player had too much speed for our defenseman to handle."

Brockport goalie Oliver Wren was pulled and freshman Joe Reagan saw his first action of the season.

"Pulling Ollie had nothing to do with the way he was playing," Dickinson said. "He did give up five goals but I was looking for a spark and a lot of times a goalie change is just what the team needs. It gave Joe a chance to get some work at this level."

Reagan didn't fair too well, either. Tom Longland scored on the power play at 9:26 and Nelson scored his second of the game 29 seconds later to give Morrisville a 7-1 lead halfway through the third.

Cody scored late for Brockport and Morrisville's senior forward Rob Sgarbossa scored at 18:10.

Wren made 31 saves on 36 shots in his 45 minutes of action. Reagan made eight saves on 11 shots in 15 minutes of playing time.

Goalie Caylin Relkoff stopped 32 shots for Morrisville.

Dickinson didn't say he was going to pull Wren out of the starting goaltending position, but he also didn't rule it out.

"As we do every week, we will evaluate how the goaltenders look in practice and we will make a decision on who will play Friday night," he said.

Brockport has fallen into a quick last place in the SUNYAC at 0-3 and 0-4 overall. They will look for its first win of the season next week on the road at Buffalo State Friday, Nov. 12 and Fredonia Saturday, Nov. 13.