Sunday, November 8, 2015


In what was a game that saw a score more befitting an NHL All-Star game, Brockport beat Morrisville on Saturday 8-7 in what was one of the most exciting -- if not most unusual -- games in recent memory. It featured a little bit of everything, from hat tricks to milestones to two goalie changes to some pretty entertaining goals. It was worth the price of admission, which, by the way, went to a good cause. The report from the Athletics Department...

Chase Nieuwendyk scored a hat trick as The College at Brockport ice hockey team skated to an 8-7 win over Morrisville State College Saturday night in a State University of New York Athletic Conference matchup Brockport, N.Y.  The win marks number 150 at Brockport for head coach Brian Dickinson.

Brockport (2-2-0 overall, 2-2-0 SUNYAC) found itself in an early deficit as Morrisville (1-3-0, 1-3-0) scored 90 seconds into the game but the Golden Eagles answered back with four straight goals to take a 4-1 lead.  Ryan Kangas got the scoring started when he was able to beat the Mustang goaltender glove side.  Jonathan Demme and Jeremy DeFazio picked up the assists.  Just over two minutes later Chris Luker found Dylan Shapiro in front of the net who tipped it in. 

Luker picked up another assist on Brockport's third goal as he connected with Nieuwendyk.

The Golden Eagles earned a power play and were quick to take advantage of it.  Chad Cummings sent a pass up the ice to Aidan Verbeke who crossed a pass to Nieuwendyk to take a 4-1 lead less than five minutes into the game.

Less than a minute later Morrisville cut the deficit to two goals but Brockport answered back less than a minute later.  Nieuwendyk sent a sharp pass to Verbeke who beat the goalie five-hole to give Brockport a 5-2 lead after the first period.

Morrisville scored a goal just over a minute into the second period.  After over 16 minutes of scoreless play, James Ryan skated past the Mustang defense and scored an unassisted goal for his first goal of the season.  Less than thirty seconds later Nieuwendyk scored his third goal of the game.  Zac Sikich and Verbeke picked up the assists.

Four straight goals from the Mustangs made it a tie game midway through the third period.  With less than four minutes remaining in regulation, Jeremy DeFazio grabbed a loose puck and quickly wrapped around the net.  DeFazio sent a hard shot to the net which was tipped by a Mustang defender and trickled past the goaltender for the game winning goal.

Nieuwendyk finished with three goals and one assist.  Verbeke tabbed one goal and three assists while DeFazio had one goal and one assist.  Luker finished with two assists while Cummings, Sikich and Demme each picked up one.  Kangas, Shaprio and Ryan scored one goal each.  The Golden Eagles outshot the Mustangs 40-25.

Jake Moore
earned his first collegiate win after making four saves and allowing one goal in 11:04 minutes played.  Jared Lockhurst stopped 14 shots and allowed six goals in 48:56 minutes played.

All proceeds from tonight's game will be donated to Jason Stephanik, a member of the SUNY Geneseo hockey team who has been hospitalized since last week with a head injury.  Through ticket sales and donations, over $400 was raised for the Stephanik family.  You can donate here.

The Golden Eagles will head to Geneseo on Friday Nov. 6 for a SUNYAC matchup with face off scheduled for 7 p.m.