Saturday, November 9, 2013


The recap from the Brockport Sports Information Desk...

Freshman Jake Taylor (Port Perry, ONT) scored two goals to lead The College at Brockport men's hockey team to its first win of the season defeating Potsdam 6-3 on Friday evening in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) matchup.

Potsdam got on the board first with a goal just six minutes into the game. Brockport answered back quickly with a tying goal on a power play at 8:40 as Chase Niewendyk (Georgetown, ONT) tallied his first goal of the season with assists from Jesse Facchini (Mississauga, ONT) and Ryan Johnson (Barrie, ONT).

The Bears took back the lead at the 15 minute mark and held onto it for the remainder of the period.
Despite two early penalties in the second period, the Golden Eagles tied the game back up at 10:24. James Ryan (Richmond Hill, ONT) netted a goal with the help from Shane Cavalieri (Richmond Hill, ONT) and Andrew Parks (Orillia, ONT).

Brockport took its first lead of the game with less than four minutes remaining the period two. Taylor recorded his first goal of the game at 16:27. Brendon Rothfuss (Webster, NY) and Matt DeLuca (Skippack, NY) were credited with assists.

In the final period, the Golden Eagles sealed the victory with three goals. Taylor's second goal was also the game-winner. Taylor scored a goal at 4:11 on a power play while Rothfuss and Cavalieri each tallied another assist. Three minutes later, Cavalieri gave Brockport a 5-2 lead off of a pass from Bobby Chayka (Hardwick, NJ).

Potsdam was able to take advantage of a power play mid-way through the third period. The Bears cut the Golden Eagles lead to two, but it was not enough to make a comeback.

Brockport tallied its final goal of the game with only 3:46 remaining in the game. Troy Polino (Limerick, PA) scored the goal, while Facchini and Chad Cummings (Caledn, ONT) earned assists.

The Bears held a slight 33-31 advantage in shots on goal, but Golden Eagle goalkeeper Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT) finished with 24 saves to keep Brockport on top.

The Golden Eagles return to action Saturday for another SUNYAC matchup. Brockport faces Plattsburgh on the road at 7:00 pm.