Tuesday, January 13, 2015


On the heels of a team-record 6-game winning streak and an overall record of 8-5-1, it’s a good time to see how Brockport and its players rank nationally.

Looking at the leading point scorers in the nation, Chase Nieuwendyk comes in at 50th in the country with 1.14 points per game on the strength of a 9-7-16 line. He’s also 23rd in the nation in goals per game at .64 His 9 lamplighters are third in the SUNYAC --- Oswego’s Hulshof has 10 while Cortland’s Zappia has an utterly-insane 17. Chase also leads the nation in power play goals with 6. He is certainly making a case for All-SUNYAC and maybe All-American.

Defenseman Chris Luker is duplicating last season’s great output, as he’s 63rd in the nation in assists per game at .71. Among defensemen, he is 18th in the nation in scoring with .86 points per game. His 12 points are second in the conference to Oswego’s Gertsakis who has 13 points. Chris, too, is making a strong case for All-SUNYAC and All-American honors.

Ryan Kangas rounds out the top 100 assists men in the nation with .64 assists per game. His .79 points per game place him 31st in the nation among rookies.

Zac Sikic has 2 game winning goals and the national leader has 4.

Aaron Green’s goals against average of 2.17 is 22nd best in the country and fourth best in the SUNYAC. Jared Lockhurst’s 3.29 is good for 72nd overall.

Green’s save percentage of .931 would set a team record were he to maintain this pace. He’s 19th in the country. Jared Lockhurst is also in the Top 40, coming in at 38th with a .917.

Green’s winning percentage of .778 has him ranked 17th best in the country. Green’s 2 shutouts are just behind the national lead of 4. Conference leader Nick Horrigan of Geneseo has 3.

Brockport’s offense is 37th in the nation at 3 goals per game. The defense is 27th at 2.64 goals per game, which is third best in the SUNYAC.

Brockport’s power play is 9th best in the nation at 28.3%. Only Oswego has a better one in the conference. The penalty kill is 42nd, which accounts for a 14th ranking in terms of combined special teams, best in the conference.

The team’s winning percentage is .607 and 23rd best.

Amazing numbers across the board. They should pay off with a prolonged playoff run and, who knows, maybe a shot at the SUNYAC championship.