Friday, February 4, 2011


The Athletic Department's recap of Friday's game....

Freshman Sean Wallace (Rochester, NY) scored his first collegiate goal, but The College at Brockport's ice hockey team dropped a 4-1 contest to Buffalo State Friday night at Brockport's Tuttle North Ice Arena.

Buffalo State scored just 26 seconds into the game, but junior Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT) made 10 first-period saves, and the score remained 1-0 through the end of the first.

The Bengals (9-9-3, 5-4-3 SUNYAC) added their second goal just 2:02 into the second period, and pushed the lead to 3-0 with 6:46 left in the second.

Wallace, a defenseman, pulled the Golden Eagles (3-16-2 overall, 1-11 SUNYAC) within 3-1 with 8:34 remaining in the third. Wallace received a pass from sophomore Nick Panepinto (Tonawanda, NY) and pushed his shot into the far side of the net for his first goal at Brockport.

Despite several good looks on goal after Wallace's goal, Brockport couldn't put one past Buffalo State goalie Kevin Carr (25 saves). The Bengals finished the scoring with an empty-net goal with two seconds left.

"Wallace had a strong game and he scored his first collegiate goal, so that was special," said Brian Dickinson, Brockport's head coach.

"He's a smart player and he's only getting stronger as the year goes on. ... We had the better of them (Buffalo State) in the third period, we just couldn't convert our chances. Our (Adam) Shoff, (Justin) Noble and (Brendon) Rothfuss line started to come around tonight, but still, it was too little, too late for us."

Wren finished with 25 saves for Brockport, which concludes the home portion of the regular season at 7 p.m. Saturday night when Fredonia comes to Tuttle North for Brockport's Senior Night.