Sunday, December 1, 2013


Freshman Rob Hall (Schaumberg, IL) scored his first career goal and sophomores Chase Nieuwendyk (Georgetown, ONT) and Jesse Facchini (Mississauga, ONT) each added goals for The College at Brockport Hockey team in a 7-3 loss to Manhattanville in the first round of the Rutland Herald Invitational Tournament Saturday afternoon at Castleton, VT.

Brockport will play host Castleton State at Noon Sunday after the Spartans dropped a 4-3 decision to Tufts in the second Saturday matchup in the tournament. Manhattanville will play Tufts for the championship at 3 pm.

Manhattanville (4-4) scored three times in a span of just over three minutes in the middle of the first period to take the early lead. The second and third goals were on an extended power play as Brockport's Nick Marinac (Burlington, ONT) was whistled for a charging penalty as well as a game misconduct.

In the second period, Brockport (2-6-1) had an early power play with a chance to get on the board but instead surrendered a shorthanded goal giving the Valiants a 4-0 lead.

Facchini scored less than a minute later to get the Brockport offense going. Two minutes later, Manhattanville scored to take a 5-1 lead but the Golden Eagles would not give up scoring twice in a span of 1:07 just prior to the midpoint of the period to trim the lead to 5-3. Hall scored his first career goal as a Golden Eagle at the 8:45 mark of the period and Nieuwendyk scored at the 9:52 mark to keep Brockport within striking distance.

Manhattanville added a goal in the wild second period with 5:40 remaining in the stanza and took the 6-3 lead into the third period.

The final period included 70 penalty minutes and a combined five game misconducts and three major penalties with the lone goal in the period coming with just seven seconds left on the clock as the Valiants capped the scoring to come away with the 7-3 win.

Jared Lockhurst (Caledon, ONT) started the game in the Brockport goal and made 19 saves but allowed six goals. Freshman Andrew Winsor (Coburg, ONT) played the final five minutes of the second period and the entire third period making 21 saves and allowing just the late goal in his first action of his career for the Golden Eagles.