Sunday, February 17, 2013


The Athletic Department recaps Saturday's season finale...

Senior Colby Spooner (Hilton, NY/Aquinas) and freshman Chase Nieuwendyk (Georgetown, ONT/Trenton Golden Hawks) scored two goals each to lead The College at Brockport Hockey team to a 6-2 victory over Franklin Pierce University Saturday night in the season finale at the Tuttle North Arena in Brockport.

Brockport (7-16-2) needed a win or a tie by Cortland against Potsdam to qualify for the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament but the Bears posted a 2-1 victory which dropped the Golden Eagles out of the playoff bracket.

The Golden Eagles started quickly against Franklin Pierce (8-11-3) as Spooner scored 55 seconds into the contest on the first shift of the game as the senior , along with classmate Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT/Vaughan Vipers) were both in the starting lineup for the Golden Eagles. Spooner was assisted on the goal by Troy Polino (Limerick, PA/New York Bobcats) and Michael Zagari (McKees Rocks, PA/Jamestown Ironmen).

The Ravens answered at the 14:36 mark of the first period to even the score at 1-1 but Nieuwendyk scored the first of his two goals one minute later to regain the lead for Brockport. Polino assisted on the goal to pick up his second point of the game.

Late in the first period, Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY/New York Bobcats) made it a 3-1 Brockport lead scoring with 3:11 left in the opening period.

In the second period, freshman defenseman Chad Cummings (Caledon, ONT/Wellington Dukes) scored his first goal of the season for a 4-1 lead and Nieuwendyk added his second goal of the game 20 seconds later for a 5-1 Brockport advantage.

Spooner's second goal of the game with 9:10 left in the third period gave the Golden Eagles a 6-1 lead and Franklin Pierce scored with 7:26 remaining to end the scoring.

Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT/St. Michaels Buzzers) made 18 saves for the Golden Eagles while Pat Dunn and Kyle Moran combined for 35 saves for the Ravens.