Sunday, January 11, 2015


Five different players scored for The College at Brockport Hockey team including the game-winner by Kody Vaisanen (Dundalk, ONT) in the second period as the Golden Eagles won for the school-record sixth consecutive game with a 5-3 victory Saturday over Elmira College in Pine Valley, NY. The six straight wins is tied with Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Trinity for the longest current winning streak in the country.

Vaisanen's goal – a short-handed goal – with just over six minutes to play in the second period gave Brockport (8-5-1) a 4-3 lead. The Golden Eagles added an insurance goal in the third period and kept Elmira (6-5-2) off the board for the final 20 minutes to secure the victory. The win moved Brockport's record against non-conference opponents to 5-2 on the year.

Elmira opened the scoring 4:21 into the game with a short-handed goal. It was the first time in four games that Brockport did not have the lead dating back to the second period of the Manhattanville victory in late November.

The lead did not last long as Brockport answered 34 seconds later and just as the Elmira penalty was expiring as Rob Hall (Schaumberg, IL) scored from the point to tie the score.

James Ryan
(Richmond Hill, ONT) gave Brockport a 2-1 lead late in the first period skating across the slot and firing a high shot into the corner of the net and the Golden Eagles took the 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

Late in the first period, Brockport was whistled for a five-minute major penalty and Elmira took advantage with a power play goal early in the second period as the man-advantage carried over to the next period.

A second power play goal four minutes later for Elmira gave the Soaring Eagles another lead at 3-2.
Midway through the period, Jesse Facchini (Mississauga, ONT) scored with the man-advantage for the Golden Eagles to tie the score at 3-3 and just over two minutes later, Vaisanen scored the go-ahead and eventual winning goal for Brockport.

Aaron Green
(Mt. Albert, ONT) made 42 saves for Brockport to earn his sixth straight win and moved him past the 1,000 career save milestone. He currently has 1,014 saves