Thursday, February 10, 2011


Brockport plays but one game this weekend, traveling to Geneseo on Friday. No doubt it will be another fiercely played game against these regional foes.

When last they played in November, Geneseo beat Brockport 3-2, the Ice Knights’ Jonathan Redlick breaking a tie with just under 5 minutes left in the game. If you remember this exciting match-up, James Cody nearly tied it with seconds to go, ringing one off the pipes. That last 2 minutes was utter chaotic and utterly entertaining.

Geneseo has had an awesome season. They are ranked 6th in the country in the latest USCHO poll and are 15-5-2 overall while sporting a 9-3-1 SUNYAC record. They are 7-2 in the second semester, losing close games to Plattsburgh and Elmira, two perennial powerhouses.

Their strengths come from the ability to score goals and stop goals…their forwards are really impressive while their goaltending crew is the very best – and deepest - in the conference.

Freshman Zack Vit has been a revelation. The young man has 30 points on the season and has lit the lamp on 10 occasions. So has another freshman, Rich Manley (who has 21 points). These 2 kids will terrorize the SUNYAC for 3 more years. That’s scary! The aforementioned Redlick has 25 points while 6 others have 10 or more.

They have 3 great goaltenders, led by Cory Gershon (.925) and Adrian Rubeniuk (.922). Benchwarmer Mike Battaglia sports a jaw-dropping .949. Cory will probably get the start against Brockport and he’s a high-energy, reflex guy. The best way to beat him is by feasting on rebounds, his sole weakness. No matter who is in goal, the Golden Eagles have their work cut out for them.

The game can be watched at There will NOT be WBSU coverage.