Sunday, November 3, 2013


The recap courtesy of Brockport Athletics....

Freshman Andrew Parks (Orilllia, ONT) scored his first career goal in the opening game of the 2013-14 season, but The College at Brockport men's hockey team fell 5-2 on the road against Utica on Saturday.

Utica got out to a quick start, scoring a goal in the first 23 seconds of the game.

Brockport answered back quickly as Park notched the first goal of the season for the Golden Eagles off of a pass from fellow freshman Jake Taylor (Point Perry, ONT) at 1:52.

The Pioneers gained the lead back on the next play, registering goal number two at 2:09. Utica pushed its lead out to two with a goal on the power play at 14:31.

The second period saw much less scoring, as the Golden Eagles struggled to find the back of the net. Utica was able to add another goal at the 15 minute mark.

Heading into the final period, the Pioneers tallied their fifth and final goal at 11:42.

Bobby Chayka
(Hardwick, NJ) recorded a second goal for the Golden Eagles at 16:03, but with time running out, Utica's three goal lead proved to be too much to overcome.

Brockport goalkeeper Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT) made an impressive 40 saves.

Utica outshot the Golden Eagles 45-22. Both teams struggled on the power play. Brockport did not convert on any of their five opportunities, while Utica only converted on 1-out-of-7.

"They are a good team," said head coach Brian Dickinson. "They did what good teams do, they jumped on us from the beginning. We got a little better as the game went on. Hopefully we can continue to gel and get better."

Dickinson was also happy with the way that Green played in net for the Golden Eagles, as well as the production he received from the freshman in their first game.

The Golden Eagles return to action on Tuesday at Nazareth for a 7:00 pm matchup.

Here is the video of the news report from WKTV....