Sophomore Chase Nieuwendyk (Georgetown, ONT) scored twice including a power play goal early in the third period to pull within two goals but The College at Brockport Hockey team could not close the gap and dropped a 6-3 decision to Morrisville Saturday night in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Morrisville.
The loss snaps a four-game unbeaten streak for Brockport (5-9-3 Overall, 2-5-1 SUNYAC) and comes on the heels of a 7-3 Golden Eagles win over Morrisville (5-11-2, 2-7-1) one night earlier.
Brockport dominated play early holding a 10-5 shots advantage in the first 10 minutes of action but it was Morrisville who scored first, taking a 1-0 lead with less than five minutes left in the opening period.
Junior Troy Polino (Limerick, PA) knotted the score three minutes later with an assist from Jesse Facchini (Mississauga, ONT) and the teams entered the first intermission with a 1-1 tie.
In the second period, Morrisville took a 2-1 lead with a power play goal 1:06 into the period and increased the lead to 3-1 two minutes later.
Nieuwendyk scored the first of his two goals less than three minutes later as Brockport skated with a man advantage. Nick Marinac (Burlington, ONT) and Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY) were credited with assists on the play.
One minute later, the Mustangs regained the two-goal advantage and then late in the period added another power play goal for a 5-2 lead at the end of two periods of play.
Early in the third period, Morrisville was whistled with a five-minute major penalty and game misconduct for hitting from behind and later, a second Morrisville penalty gave Brockport a two-man advantage.
Nieuwendyk capped an offensive attack that saw five Brockport shots early in the power play with his second goal of the night trimming the lead to 5-3.
Brockport was not able to close the gap any further and Morrisville added an empty-net goal late in the period for the final score.