Sunday, November 4, 2012


The Athletic Department's recap of Friday's win...

Brockport celebrates one of 5 goals
(photo courtesy Corey Perry)

Four second period goals lifted The College at Brockport Men's Hockey team to a 5-3 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory over Cortland on Saturday night. Troy Polino (Limerick, PA/New York Bobcats) netted two goals, one which proved to be the game-winner as Brockport improved to 2-2-0 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles allowed a late first period goal, but tied the game at one just two minutes into the second period. Cortland regained the lead six minutes later but Brockport rattled off three goals in a six-minute span. Polino put Brockport up 4-2 on a power play late in the second period and then put Brockport up three with a goal two minutes into the third period as the Golden Eagles gained three points in the conference standings.

A night after putting up a solid effort against No. 2 nationally ranked Oswego, the Golden Eagles put together a strong first period against the Red Dragons. For the first 19 minutes of the period Brockport kept the Cortland offense in check. The Red Dragons scored with 53 seconds to play in the period to take the early lead.

At the 2:05 mark of the second period two freshmen hooked up for the equalizer as Shane
Cavalieri (Richmond Hill, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore Patriots) scored on a power play for his first career goal on an assist from James Ryan (Richmond Hill, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore Patriots). Cortland responded six minutes later with its own power play goal to regain the lead.

At the 13:37 mark Brockport leading-scorer Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY/New York Bobcats) collected a loose puck in front of the Cortland net and stuffed home the shot to tie the game back up at two. Mike Hollander (Thornhill, ONT/North York Rangers) gave Brockport a 3-2 lead after collecting a rebound from a Kody Vaisanen (Dundalk, ONT/North York Rangers) shot and scored on the backhand.

After Cortland received a game misconduct penalty, Brockport took advantage of yet another power play. Brockport, skating with a 5 on 4 advantage, netted its fourth goal just over a minute after going on the power play as Cangro received a pass from Jeremy DeFazio (Oakville, ONT/Georgetown Raiders) who found Polino in front of the net for the two goal advantage.

Polino netted his second score at 1:52 mark of the third period to lock up the victory for Brockport.

Freshman Jared Lockhurst (Caledon, ONT/Wellington Dukes) made 28 saves on the night to earn his second SUNYAC victory of his career.

Brockport outshot Cortland on the night 43-31, but the Golden Eagles advantage came on the power play as Brockport killed off four of Cortland's six power plays on the night while the Golden Eagles scored on two of their three opportunities.

The Golden Eagles will take a break from SUNYAC action as Hobart comes to town on Nov. 3. Brockport will take on the Statesmen at 7:00 pm at Tuttle North Ice Arena.