Sunday, November 20, 2011


The Golden Eagles return from their North Country road trip winless.

Here's the Atletic Department's recap of Friday's affair against Plattsburgh...

Senior Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT) made a career-high 53 saves and freshman Troy Polino (Limerick, PA) scored his first career goal but two early goals and a three-goal second period led to a 6-1 loss in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game Friday night to Plattsburgh, ranked No. 4 in the latest US College Hockey Online (USCHO) poll, at the Stafford Ice Arena in Plattsburgh.

Plattsburgh (4-1-0 Overall, 4-1 SUNYAC) wasted little time getting on the board scoring with just 26 seconds elapsed in the game for the early 1-0 lead. Late in the first period, the Cardinals took a 2-0 lead with a power play goal.

In the second period, Plattsburgh's Ryan Farnan scored three consecutive goals to stretch the lead to 5-0.

Polino netted his first goal as Golden Eagle at the 13:19 mark of the second period with a shot from the point trimming the lead to 5-1 but Plattsburgh added one more goal early in the third period to make it a 6-1 lead.

A period full of penalties but only the one goal ended the game as each team racked up double digit penalty minutes over the final 20 minutes of action.

Wren finished with 53 saves including 19 in the first period of play.

“(Oliver) Wren was our only player out there tonight,” said head coach Brian Dickinson. “Without Wren, this game could have been 16-1. We were coming off a great win (over Geneseo last Friday) and we didn't perform well at all. We gave them too much space and they are a dangerous team when that happens.”

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Here's the Athletic Department's analysis of Saturday's game against the Potsdam Bears...

Senior James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) scored a goal in the third period to attempt to fuel a comeback, but The College at Brockport Men's Hockey team fell short at Potsdam 5-3 on Saturday night. Cody and junior Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT) both had a goal and an assist on the night.

Both teams scored a goal in the first period, but the Bears scored three goals within the first 5:13 of the second period to pull away early. Hayward added his goal in the second period to make it 4-2. Potsdam scored its' fifth and final goal in the third period before Brockport attempted to climb back into the game.

James Cody appeared to have scored a goal early in the third period that was disallowed by the officials. Potsdam's goalie Dylan Ellis seemed to have made a save but dropped the puck across the line to signal a goal, however the officials made the call that Ellis controlled possession of the puck before it crossed the line. Three minutes later, Cody found the back of the net on an assist from Hayward on a power play to make the score 5-3.

At the 7:30 mark, Cody and sophomore Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY) took four shots on net on a Brockport power play in a thirty-second barrage as the Golden Eagles battled for a loose puck in front of the Potsdam net. Cangro scored the initial goal in the first period with an assist from Steve Sachman for the Golden Eagles to notch the score at one all.

Power play was the common theme for Brockport as Potsdam committed 16 penalties on the night. The Golden Eagles had a 5-3 advantage in the closing minutes of the game before time ran out.

“We wanted to keep pressuring them” said head coach Brian Dickinson. “We knew they were a very young team that would commit a lot of penalties. Heading into the third period, we just wanted to continue to work hard and keep pressuring them.”

Senior Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT) made several spectacular saves in net for Brockport. Wren was credited with 32 saves on the night.

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