Monday, February 13, 2012


The Sports Information Department reports on the clean sweep by the Brockport trio...

Senior Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT), junior Nick Panepinto (Tonawanda, NY) and Freshman Troy Polino (Limerick, PA) swept the weekly State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) awards. The Golden Eagles defeated No. 3 nationally ranked Plattsburgh for the first time in 30 years 4-2 on Friday night and defeated Potsdam 5-3 on Saturday night. The weekend sweep of the North Country teams is the first in school history.

Wren has been selected SUNYAC Goalie of the Week after earning both victories in net for Brockport. The senior posted 37 saves in 60 minutes of action against Plattsburgh and allowed just the two goals for .949 save percentage. The win over the Cardinals was just the second for Brockport in 75 meetings between the two. Against Potsdam, which also happened to be Senior Night for Wren and five other Golden Eagles, the netminder stopped 31 shots against three goals to improve his record to 6-8-2 on the season. Wren finished with a .932 save percentage on the weekend.

Panepinto has been named SUNYAC Player of the Week following the 2-0 week for Brockoprt. Panepinto scored the game-winning goal with less than three minutes to play in the third period to give the Golden Eagles a 3-2 lead and the eventual victory. The Golden Eagles rallied from two deficits during the game and scored the final three goals of the night, including Panepinto's. On Saturday night, Panepinto added two goals and an assist against Potsdam. His first goal was the game's first score and the second came as an insurance goal to put Brockport ahead 5-3 with under five minutes to play. Panepinto now has nine goals and eight assists for 17 points on the season. Panepinto is the fourth Golden Eagle to win the award this season, the most of any SUNYAC school.

Polino earned SUNYAC Rookie of the Week following a goal and an assist against Potsdam. Polino score the game-winning goal for Brockport against the Bears with 12 minutes left in the third period. Polino also assisted on Brockport's second goal of the game. The rookie also had three shots on goal against Plattsburgh. Polino is now tied for fourth place in the conference in rookie scoring 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists).

With the two wins the Golden Eagles improved their playoff chances drastically. Brockport is now tied with Potsdam for the sixth and final playoff spot. Both teams have 12 points, but Potsdam owns the current tiebreaker. Brockport has one game remaining, a Feb. 18 matchup against last-place Morrisville. Potsdam has two games remaining- Feb. 17 against Cortland and Feb. 18 against No. 1 nationally ranked Oswego.