Thursday, February 2, 2012


In his SUNYAC wrap-up on Monday, Russell Jaslow mentioned this about Brockport's performance last Friday...

To say the Golden Eagles dropped a golden opportunity on Friday would be an understatement. All puns intended.

Brockport outshot Cortland, 51-38, led 2-0 in the first and 5-2 in the second, yet dropped the game, 6-5, in overtime.

Brockport could have been in a playoff spot right now, and could have been one point behind Geneseo for fifth and could have had a huge showdown with the Ice Knights this Friday at home.

Instead, it’s the Red Dragons who have now established themselves as a possible playoff contender, with a game in hand on Brockport with the same number of points and one point behind Potsdam.

The 2-0 lead was established by James Cody on a power play and Chris Marinakos. After the second goal, Michael Lysyj got one back 51 seconds later. Early in the second, Stephen Nardi tied the game.

Brockport then went on a three-goal barrage, with Chris Cangro notching the first two followed by Cody’s second with each team skating down a man.

Again, Cortland struck quickly when Joey Christiano scored a short-hander 34 seconds later. That was followed by a Nick Zappia goal to cut the lead to one before the second period ended. Jake Saville scored on a power play 55 seconds into the third period.

Zappia got the overtime game-winner on a power play at 1:20.

Read his full report here: