Sunday, October 30, 2011


The Athletic Department's recap of last night's game...

Sophomore Patrick Hayden (Springfield, PA) scored his first goal of the season for The College at Brockport Hockey team to give the Golden Eagles and early 1-0 lead Saturday night in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game against Buffalo State in the Tuttle North Arena in Brockport. The Bengals tied the score late in the first period and then scored three power play goals in the second period to take a 4-1 lead. A shorthanded goal and three insurance goals led to an 8-1 victory for the Bengals.

In the first period, James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) and Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) worked the puck around the zone before feeding Hayden at the point who fired a low shot that beat the Buffalo State goal to the glove side for the early lead with just 6:44 elapsed in the first period.

Buffalo State (1-1 Overall, 1-1 SUNYAC) knotted the game with less than three minutes left in the period but the Bengals had a man advantage for most of the second period and took advantage with three power play goals. The first came with just 31 seconds gone in the period and the second was two minutes later. The third advantage goal for the Bengals was with a two-man advantage at the 7:43 mark of the period.

In the third period, the Bengals scored a shorthanded goal to take a 5-1 lead and added on two more before five minutes had run off the clock in the final stanza.

A final goal at 11:31 was the final margin of victory.

Senior Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT) made 21 saves and freshman Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT) played the final 16 minutes and made seven saves.

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