Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Otto Isenberg, a huge fan of Brockport hockey and one of the Eagles Nest masterminds, has a blog called Barrel of Sports at

In today's installment he further analyzed the strength of Brockport's schedule, which offers insight on how tough the hockey team has had -- and will have -- it this year. Here's what he wrote...

This is simply a follow up to a recent article on regarding the strength of schedule that Brockport is playing this year. I decided to look into the strength of the schedule outside of the venomous SUNYAC conference schedule. Of the 15 different opponents that the Golden Eagles play this year only five of them currently have a sub .500 winning percentage. I would expect to see three of them, Fredonia, Elmira, and Hobart get back above that and for Potsdam to stay right in that range.

There are seven different teams on the schedule for Brockport that currently are in the top 15 for the USCHO poll or that have received votes. In order and the number of points they received this week:

Oswego 295

Neumann 137

Geneseo 122

Castleton 41

Buffalo State 37

Plattsburgh 27 (votes)

Elmira 3 (votes)

The SUNYAC in general must be one of the strongest conferences in the Nation; I have a hard time believing that there is a conference with more than 4 teams receiving votes. Brockport's schedule also must also be near the top since most schools cannot claim that nearly half their schedule receives votes in the poll.