Friday, January 13, 2012


Senior Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) scored one goal and had one assist as The College at Brockport Men's Ice Hockey team took care of Western New England College 5-1 at Tuttle North Ice Arena Thursday night. The Golden Eagles improve to 5-9-2 overall.

Finnerty collected his ninth goal of the season in the third period to put the game out of reach. Along with his assist, Finnerty now has a team-leading 26 points. His 26 points also puts him in a tie for first place in the State University of New York Athletic Conference for total points.

Brett Jendra (Bolingbrook, IL) started off the scoring for the Golden Eagles just over seven minutes into the first period on an assist from Brendon Rothfuss (Webster, NY). Exactly one minute later Nick Panepinto (Tonawanda, NY) found the back of the net for a powerplay goal on an assist from Adam Shoff (Port Dover, ONT) and James Cody (Schwenksville, PA). Brockport dominated the physical first period with a 19-6 shot advantage and kept the puck in their offensive zone for the majority of the period.

Western New England scored a goal five minutes into the second period to bring the score to 2-1. With 38 seconds remaining in the period, Finnerty won a faceoff that went out to Patrick Hayden (Springfield, PA). Hayden found Cody on the wing who fired a shot for his team-leading 12th goal of the season.

Brockport kept the momentum going in the third period. Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT) dished a breakout pass to Panepinto on the opposite blue line. Panepinto found Finnerty open in front of the net for the goal. Steve Sachman (Medford, NY) closed out the game at the 13:25 mark with his fifth goal of the season to put the Golden Eagles up 5-1. Troy Polino (Limerick, PA) and Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY) were credited with the assists.

Wren finished the game with 15 saves. His assist in the third period was the first of the season and the third of his career. Brockport is back in action at Tuttle North Ice Arena tomorrow night as the Golden Eagles host Nichols College at 7 pm.