Saturday, November 23, 2013


The recap from the Brockport Sports Information Desk...

Nick Marinac (Burlington, ONT) recorded three assists for three points on Friday evening as The College at Brockport men's ice hockey team fell to Cortland 5-3 in a SUNYAC matchup at the Tuttle North Ice Arena.

The Golden Eagles got three quick shots off to start the game, but all three were blocked.
Cortland was able to take an early lead with a goal just 4:12 into the first period. Three minutes later, the Red Dragons doubled their lead with another goal.

At 9:00, Shane Cavalieri (Richmond Hill, ONT) ripped a shot right in front of the net, but the Cortland goalkeeper made a quick save.

A minute later, Brockport goalkeeper Jared Lockhurst (Caledon, ONT) came up with a big save, pushing a Cortland shot up and over the net with his glove.

With a Golden Eagle power play winding down, Chase Nieuwendyk cut the Red Dragons lead to one with a goal at 11:10. Marinac was credited with the assist.

At the 14 minute mark, Brockport tied things up with a power-play goal. Bobby Chayka ripped a shot from just in front of the blue line off of passes from Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY) and Marinac.

The Golden Eagles nearly took the lead with under five minutes to play in the period after the puck was loose behind the Cortland goalkeeper, but he was able to cover it before anyone could get a piece of it.

In the final minute of the period, Cortland made a push but the Golden Eagle defense stayed strong and kept things tied heading into intermission.

Jesse Facchini
(Mississauga, ONT) had a great shot in the opening minutes of the second period, but the Cortland goalkeeper came up with another big save.

James Ryan
gave the Golden Eagles their first and only lead of the game with a power-play goal at 4:16. Cangro and Marinac earned the assists.

At 8:40, the Red Dragons missed an opportunity to tie the game up with a wide open net, but their shot sailed wide.

Late in the second period, Cortland tied things back up with a power-play goal at 16:05.

The Red Dragons quickly regained the lead and scored the eventual game-winner with 2:15 remaining the second period.

Lockhurst came up with a big save with six second to play in the period, keeping the Cortland lead to only one.

Both goalkeepers played strong in the third period, keeping the game 4-3 for the majority of the peroid. Brockport had some quality shots on net, but the Cortland goalkeeper denied them from tying the game.

With only 23 seconds remaining in the game, Cortland scored on an empty-net to seal the deal.

Lockhurst finished the game with 35 saves in 59:19.

The Golden Eagles return to action on Saturday at 7:00 pm for another SUNYAC matchup in Tuttle North Ice Arena against Oswego.