Saturday, February 16, 2013


The Sports Information Desk looks at last night's victory...

Freshman Shane Cavalieri (Richmond Hill, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore Patriots) scored 6:41 into the third period to break a 2-2 tie sending The College at Brockport Hockey team to a 4-2 victory over Morrisville Friday night in a key State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game at the Tuttle North Arena in Brockport. The game was the Fifth Annual Saves for a Cure contest with money being raised to benefit the charity started by Brockport alum Todd Sheridan. The Golden Eagles will auction off the jerseys worn in the game.

The victory pushed the Golden Eagles to 11 points in the SUNYAC standings with five win and a tie and are currently one point ahead of Potsdam in the standings. Potsdam has one game remaining at Cortland Saturday. A Potsdam win would put the Bears in the final playoff spot while a tie or a loss at Cortland would put the Golden Eagles into the final playoff position. A Potsdam tie at Cortland would cause a tie between the two teams with the tie not broken until the fourth tiebreaker criteria and Brockport holding a lower goal differential against all conference opponents for the season.

Against Morrisville (4-18-2 Overall, 4-11 SUNYAC), freshman Chris Luker (New Hartford, NY/Buffalo Jr. Sabres) scored early in the first period with his second goal of the year 1:34 into the contest to give the Golden Eagles an early spark.

Brockport (6-16-2, 5-10-1) made it a 2-0 lead eight minutes later as Colby Spooner (Hilton, NY/Aquinas Institute) scored his first goal of the season.

Morrisville cut the lead to 2-1 on a power play goal with just less than five minutes left in the opening period.

In the second period, the Mustangs tied the score at 2-2 five minutes into the stanza with their second power play goal of the game.

In the third period, Cavalieri netted the game-winner 6:41 into the period with assists from James Ryan (Richmond Hill, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore Patriots) and Jesse Facchini (Mississauga, ONT/Mississauga Chargers).

With the Morrisville goalie out of the net for the extra attacker in the closing moments of the third period, Brockport added an empty net goal for the final margin of victory.

Freshman Jared Lockhurst (Caledon, ONT/Wellington Dukes) made 27 saves in the Brockport goal while Christopher Azzano was credited with 31 saves for the Mustangs.