The Athletic Department reports on last night's loss...
Junior James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) played his first 66 games as a member of The College at Brockport's ice hockey team without ever recording a hat trick.
The dynamic forward changed all that with three goals during Brockport's 8-3 home win over Western New England College on Jan. 8, and it took him less than two periods against Potsdam Friday night to earn his second hat trick in as many games.
Cody recorded his second consecutive three-goal performance, scoring Brockport's first three goals on three shots, but the Golden Eagles fell to Potsdam 7-3 Friday night inside Potsdam's Maxcy Hall Ice Arena.
Freshman Joe Reagan (Yonkers, NY) stopped a career-high 54 shots in the loss for Brockport (3-13-1 overall, 1-8 SUNYAC). His previous career high of 46 came during the Rutland Herald Tournament at Castleton College on Nov. 27, 2010.
Brockport took a 1-0 lead when senior Tom Galiani (Lindenhurst, NY) found Cody for a score just 1:41 into the game.
Potsdam tied the score at 1-all nearly eight minutes later, but it wasn't tied for long. With 7:08 remaining in the opening period, and with Potsdam threatening on the power play, Cody notched a short-handed goal for a 2-1 edge.
The Bears (5-11-1 overall, 3-6 SUNYAC) netted the equalizer with 1:43 remaining in the first, as Potsdam scored a power-play goal to tie it at 2-all. Utilizing a quick-strike attack, Potsdam took its first lead of the game, 3-2, just 21 seconds into the second, and extended its lead to 4-2 on a sixth-minute score. The host Bears made it 5-2 on a power-play goal with 8:48 remaining in the second.
Brockport responded with a big goal late in the period when junior Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) found Cody to complete the hat trick.
The Golden Eagles did have a pair of third-period power play opportunities, but every time Brockport had a man advantage, Potsdam killed off each Brockport threat. The Bears took a 6-3 lead with 6:56 remaining and added an empty-net goal to finish the scoring.
Cody upped his season totals to 14 goals and 14 assists, and is currently tied for fifth among all Division III hockey players in goals scored. Cody's 28 points are the fourth-highest total among DIII players.