Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Freshman Shane Cavalieri (Richmond Hill, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Rookie of the Week for the week ending January 20.

Cavalieri single-handedly kept Brockport in a close 3-2 loss to Buffalo State on Friday night as the freshman scored both goals against the Bengals. Cavalieri collected a rebound in front of the Buffalo State net with just 14 seconds remaining in the first period to give Brockport a 1-0 lead.

Six minutes after the Bengals tied the game, Cavalieri struck again. The rookie was on the doorstep again to bury a rebound and put Brockport up 2-1. The Golden Eagles allowed two third period goals to drop the SUNYAC matchup.

Against Fredonia on Saturday, Cavalieri won four out of six faceoffs as the Golden Eagles skated to a 1-1 tie with the Blue Devils.

Cavalieri leads all Brockport players with seven goals on the year and is third on the team with nine points. Cavalieri's seven goals are second most among all rookies in the SUNYAC.

Cavalieri becomes to second Golden Eagle to earn the Hockey Rookie of the Week award this year after Chase Nieuwendyk (Georgetown, ONT/Trenton Golden Hawks) earned the award on Nov. 26.

The Golden Eagles will take to the road this weekend for a pair of conference matchups against Oswego on Friday night and Cortland on Saturday night.