Saturday, November 22, 2014


2 weeks after staying with powerhouse Plattsburgh in a 1-0 loss, Brockport tied #2-ranked Oswego Friday night at Oswego. Brockport should beat Cortland tonight, so it will be great to come out of the weekend with 3 points.

Here's the recap from Brockport Athletics...

Sophomore Jake Taylor (Port Perry, ONT) and junior James Ryan (Richmond Hill, ONT) scored two goals each including one each in the third period as The College at Brockport Hockey team skated to a 4-4 tie with Oswego, ranked No. 2 in the country according to the latest poll, Friday night in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Oswego.

Brockport (2-4-1 Overall, 2-1-1 SUNYAC) took the early lead as Taylor scored in the first period with Jeremy DeFazio (Oakville, ONT) and Troy Polino (Limerick, PA) picking up assists just 6:14 into the contest.

Oswego (5-0-1, 3-0-1) answered with a pair of goals in a span of 32 seconds early in the second period to take a 2-1 lead.

Midway through the period, Ryan tapped home a rebound of a shot by Chris Luker (New Hartford, NY) from the point on a power play as the Golden Eagles knotted the game at 2-2.

Just 2:36 later on a Laker power play opportunity, Oswego regained the lead with its only special team goal of the game. The Lakers finished 1-for-5 with the extra man opportunity.

Ryan tied the game at 3-3 with 5:21 remaining in the third period on an assist from Dylan Shapiro (Rochester, NY) but the Lakers regained the lead just 25 seconds later and Oswego had a 4-3 lead with less than five minutes to play.

On the ensuing face off, Brockport controlled the puck and after it was dumped into the Oswego zone, Polino chased after the puck, winning possession behind the Laker goal before sending a centering pass out to Taylor who fired a shot past the Oswego goalie to tie the game at 4-4.

Each team had scoring opportunities in the closing minutes and the overtime period featured back and forth offensive rushes but neither team was able to score and Brockport's Jared Lockhurst (Caledon, ONT) finished with 41 saves including 16 in the first period and four in the overtime session for the Golden Eagles.