Saturday, January 19, 2013


The Sports Information Desk offers this report of last night's affair...

Freshman Shane Cavalieri (Richmond Hill, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore Patriots) scored a goal in each of the first two periods for The College at Brockport Hockey team but Buffalo State took advantage of nine power plays and scored two extra-man goals to post a 3-2 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory Friday night at the Tuttle North Ice Arena in Brockport.

The Golden Eagles (4-12-1, 3-6 SUNYAC) opened the scoring as they dominated a majority of the first 20 minutes of action. Cavalieri picked up the rebound of a shot from the point by Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT/Vaughan Vipers) and pushed a shot past Buffalo State (9-7-2, 4-4-1) goalie Kevin Carr with just 14 seconds remaining in the opening period for a 1-0 lead.

Early in the second period and just seconds after Brockport successfully killed off a penalty, Buffalo State knotted the score on a weak shot from the point that seemed to flutter in the air and was mishandled by Brockport goalie Jared Lockhurst (Caledon, ONT/Wellington Dukes).

Cavalieri scored again with less than nine minutes remaining in the second period to give Brockport another lead. Jeremy DeFazio (Oakville, ONT/Georgetown Raiders) slipped a pass under the Bengals goalie and Cavalieri found himself on the doorstep with an open side of the goal and scored to give Brockport the 2-1 advantage.

Late in the second period, Brockport's Michael Zagari (McKees Rocks, PA/Jamestown Ironmen) was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for checking from behind and Buffalo State took advantage of the long power play with the tying goal with 24 seconds remaining in the period.

Early in the third period, the Bengals added another power play goal with a two-man advantage for the final goal of the game.

Buffalo State was whistled for just two penalties in the contest for four minutes while Brockport was sent to the penalty box nine times for 21 minutes. After a first period when Brockport held a 13-4 shots advantage, Buffalo State fired 39 shots at Lockhurst for the final 40 minutes while Brockport was limited to 16 shots in the final two periods.

Lockhurst finished with 40 saves while Carr stopped 27 Brockport shots.