Sunday, November 9, 2014


Junior Chase Nieuwendyk (Georgetown, ONT) and freshman Dylan Shapiro (Rochester, NY) scored power play goals in the third period in a span of 3:34 lifting The College at Brockport Hockey team to a 3-2 victory over Potsdam Saturday night in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in the Tuttle North Arena in Brockport.

The win was the first of the season for Brockport (1-3 Overall, 1-1 SUNYAC) and the ninth in the last 11 meetings with Potsdam (2-2, 1-2).

The Bears took the early lead with a goal just 40 seconds into the first period.

Freshman Zac Sikich (Oak Park, CA) knotted the score at 1-1 just four minutes later with a pass from Nieuwendyk in the corner out in front of the goal where Sikich redirected the puck into the back of the net for his first career goal.

Potsdam made it a 2-1 game in the second period scoring with one second remaining in a power play.
In the third period, Potsdam was whistled for a cross-checking penalty at the 12:02 mark and just 15 seconds into the power play, Chris Luker (New Hartford, NY) lifted a shot toward the Potsdam goal and Ryan Kangas (Williamstown, MA) slapped the puck to Nieuwendyk who poked it under the Potsdam goalie to tie the score at 2-2.

Three minutes later, Potsdam was penalized again – this time for a slash and 34 seconds into that power play, Shapiro completed a 3-on-1 play redirecting the puck into the back of the goal for the 3-2 Brockport lead.

Junior Jared Lockhurst (Caledon, ONT) locked down the victory with three saves in the final minutes as Potsdam pulled its goalie to even up the skaters on the ice after being called for too many men on the ice with 1:14 left to play.

Lockhurst finished with 40 saves with 15 in each of the first two periods and 10 in the final stanza for the Golden Eagles.

Brockport will host Geneseo and Canton next weekend for the annual Saves for a Cure weekend of games. The jerseys worn by the Brockport players in each game will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Saves for a Cure foundation founded by former Brockport goalie Todd Sheridan.