Monday, November 23, 2015


Chad Cummings scored two goals and Tim Kielich recorded three points but a 5-2 deficit proved too much for the College at Brockport ice hockey team as they fell 6-4 Saturday night at Buffalo State in a State University of New York Athletic Conference matchup.

Brockport (3-4 overall, 3-4 SUNYAC) struck first five minutes into the game.  Ryan Kangas passed the puck to Tim Kielich who circled around the net and ripped a shot from the right face off circle for his third goal of the season.  Kangas and Rob Hall both picked up an assist on the play.

After nearly 10 minutes of scoreless play, Buffalo State (4-2-2, 2-2-1) tied the game at one but shortly after, the Golden Eagles found themselves on the power play.  Aidan Verbeke, Kielich and Cummings passed the puck across the top, looking for a scoring opportunity.  Cummings saw one and ripped a shot through the Buffalo defense for his first goal of the game.  The Bengals scored with five seconds left in the period to take a 2-2- tie to the first intermission.

Buffalo State opened the second period with three unanswered goals in the span of six minutes including one power play goal to make the score 5-2 midway through the second period.  Jake Taylor cut the deficit to two after picking up a loose puck in Brockport territory.  Taylor skated right through the Bengal defense and beat the goaltender glove side for his first goal of the season.

With less than four minutes remaining in the second period, the Golden Eagles took advantage of their fourth power play of the night.  Cummings once again took a shot from the top of the point and tucked the puck in the top shelf for his third goal in two games.  Kielich and Kangas each picked up an assist.

The Bengals tacked on a goal in the opening seconds of the third period for the final goal of the game.  Brockport had a scoring opportunity midway through the period as they found themselves with a man advantage but were only able to get off two shots in the two minute span.

Cole Burack
turned away 37 shots including 17 in the first period alone.   Brockport found itself a man down six times during the game and allowed one power play goal.  Burack came up big on the power play kill, stopping 13 shots.

The Golden Eagles offense was led by Cummings with two goals and Kielich with one goal and two assists.  Taylor recorded one goal while Kangas contributed two assists.  Hall, Nick Palumbo and Aidan Verbeke each tabbed one assist.  In the face off circle, Brockport was narrowly beat 31-30 but was outshot 43-28.

Brockport will head to Castleton, Vt. on Nov. 27 as they take on Castleton State in the opening round of the Rutland Herald Invitational.