Friday, February 15, 2013


Brockport can make the playoffs only if they win Friday's game and Potsdam loses both of their weekend games. So, be sure to keep an eye on the Potsdam scoreboards. You can follow their Twitter feed at:

Potsdam's demise notwithstanding, this weekend will mark the last games for team captain Mike Hayward and Colby Spooner, our last connections to the playoff years. Mike, who was Second Team all-SUNYAC last season, comes into his final 2 games with a 14-39-53 line in 97 career games. His fellow blueliner, Colby, sports a 4-5-9 line in 68 NCAA match-ups. 

In 2008-2009 Todd Sheridan set the Brockport single-season record for saves percentage with a stellar .917. Todd will be at Tuttle this weekend for the Saves For a Cure events and will likely see his record fall. Freshman Jared Lockhurst comes into the weekend at .919, facing a Morrisville squad with three 20-point forwards not afraid to attack the net. In such chippy conference affairs, Lockhurst has been dominant with a .922 saves percentage.

Freshman Jesse Facchini needs only 3 points to reach 20 on the season. He will become the first freshman to lead the team since all-time great James Cody did so in 2008-2009. If he doesn't hit 20, this will be the third Brockport squad of this century to lack a 20-point scorer (2001-2002 and 2005-2006 were the other two).

Shane Cavalieri has a team high 8 goals on the season -- 2 short of the magical 10 goal barrier. If he gets double digits he will join James Cody as the only Brockport rookies in the past 16 years to score that many.

Brockport has only 279 penalty minutes on the season. In DIII, anything sub-320 is awesome. If they come out of the weekend with 20 penalty minutes earned, it will be the first sub-300 Brockport squad in my 20 seasons watching the team -- and it may be the first ever on campus.