Sunday, February 10, 2013


Freshman Jesse Facchini (Mississauga, ONT/Mississauga Chargers) scored four minutes into the game for The College at Brockport Hockey team but Plattsburgh answered less than a minute later and went on to post a 3-1 victory Saturday night in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game at Stafford Arena in Plattsburgh.

The Plattsburgh win coupled with an overtime victory for Potsdam over Geneseo clinched at least second place in the SUNYAC standings for the Cardinals and bumped the Golden Eagles to seventh place in the standings just a single point behind Potsdam. Brockport finishes the SUNYAC schedule Friday with a home game against Morrisville while Potsdam plays home games against Oswego and Cortland needing a win to clinch the final SUNYAC Tournament playoff spot.

Junior Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY/NY Bobcats) started the scoring play for Brockport (5-16-2 Overall, 4-10-1 SUNYAC) sending the puck into the Plattsburgh (16-6-1, 11-2-1) zone off the back wall and collected the loose puck to the right of the Cardinal goal. Cangro passed the puck between his legs back to a waiting Facchini who sent a shot over the glove hand of the goalie into the top corner of the net for the early Brockport lead.

Less than a minute later, Plattsburgh scored with a crossing pass through the slot and to an open player on the corner of the goal to redirect the puck into the open side of the goal to knot the game at 1-1.

The score remained tied until late in the first period with the Cardinals took a 2-1 lead after stuffing in a loose puck after goalie Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT/St. Michaels Buzzers) had made the first two saves on the play. It looked as though Green had covered up the loose puck but referees ruled that the puck was still loose when the final shot was taken.

After a scoreless second period in which Green made 16 saves with several coming on good scoring chances for the Cardinals, Plattsburgh made it a 3-1 lead midway through the third period. The shot from 10 feet inside the blue line and along the boards deflected off a couple different legs in front of the net and the redirected puck slid past Green into the back of the net.

Green finished with 33 saves as Plattsburgh held a 36-25 shots advantage.