Sunday, November 25, 2012


The recap of Sunday's game, courtesy of the sports information desk...

Three third period goals brought The College at Brockport Hockey team to defeat on Sunday afternoon, falling to Tufts University 6-3 in the consolation game of the Rutland Herald Invitational in Rutland, VT. The Golden Eagles are now 3-7-1 on the year.

Brockport held a 3-2 advantage midway through the second period, but the Jumbos tied the game up moments later. Tufts scored a goal at the 2:28 mark of the third period and tacked on two more scores to close out the game. Chase Niewundyk (Georgetown, ONT/Trenton Golden Hawks) scored Brockport's first two goals while Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT/Vaughan Vipers) netted the third.

Joe Reagan (Yonkers, NY/NY Bobcats) made his first appearance of the season in net for Brockport as the junior stopped 22 shots in 60 minutes of action.
Tufts opened up the game with a goal at the 3:54 mark of the first period. Brockport played from behind for the next ten minutes until Nieuwendyk netted his first goal of the season. The freshman was making just his second appearance of the year. Nieuwendyk's goal came one minute into a power play opportunity. Hayward and Bobby Chayka (Hardwick, NJ/Granite City Lumberjacks) were credited with the assists.

The Jumbos regained the lead just one minute into the second period but the Golden Eagles didn't waste time responding. At the 5:36 mark, Nieuwendyk found the back of the net again, this time on assists from Scott Fasano (Mississauga, ONT/Orangeville Flyers) and Brendon Rothfuss (Webster, NY/Syracuse Stars).

Hayward gave Brockport its first lead of the four-team, two-day invitational with just over nine minutes remaining in the period. The senior captain netted his first power play goal of the season as Chayka and Rothfuss each earned their second assist of the day.

Brockport's lead was short-lived as Tufts scored the equalizer at the 14:53 mark of the second period. The Jumbos scored the game-winner early on in the third period and shutout Brockport for the final 20 minute period.

The Golden Eagles outshot Tufts 37-28 and won 37 of the game's 71 face-offs. Tufts scored just one power play goal against Brockport, but the Golden Eagles racked up 25 penalty minutes throughout the contest.

Brockport returns to State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play on Nov. 30 as the Golden Eagles travel to Morrisville for a 7:00 pm matchup with the Mustangs.