Sunday, December 12, 2010


The College at Brockport rallied from a third-period deficit against No. 11 Neumann University before surrendering the go-ahead goal with just 53 seconds remaining. Neumann added an empty net goal for a 5-3 non-conference win over the Golden Eagles Saturday night at the Ice Works Arena in Aston, Pa.

Junior James Cody’s (Schwenksville, PA/Philly Little Flyers) even-strength goal with 5:18 to play in the third pulled the Golden Eagles (1-11-1 overall) even at 3-all before Neumann scored twice in the game’s final 53 seconds to get the win.

Junior Adam Shoff (Port Dover, ONT/Port Colborne Sailors) staked Brockport to a 1-0 lead just four minutes in on a power-play goal, with an assist from senior Justin Noble (Georgetown, Ont./Guelph Dominators).

Neumann, ranked 11th in the latest U.S. College Hockey Division III poll, answered with the tying goal 63 seconds later.

Freshman Mike Hayward’s (Toronto, ONT/Vaughan Vipers) second goal of the season just 1:26 into the second reclaimed the lead for Brockport, but again, Neumann responded with the equalizer, this time knotting the score with 31 seconds remaining in the second.

Brockport trailed for the first time all game when Neumann scored with 13:28 to play in the game, but Cody’s team-leading eighth goal of the season tied the score at 3-all.

Junior Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA/Philly Little Flyers) had two assists for Brockport.

Junior Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT/Oakville Blades) stopped 30 of 35 shots for the Golden Eagles, who are off for the rest of the year before returning to action against Hobart College at 7 p.m. Jan. 4, 2011.