Sunday, November 1, 2015


Let's call it a "1-0" game, because the second goal was an empty-netter with seconds left. That's how well Brockport played against one of the Top Five teams in the country! I know a lot of sports fans aren't big on "moral victories"...but this game showed where Brockport is at and who they can hang with or beat. I can't wait for the rematch at Brockport in January. I'm tellin' ya, this is going to be a great season.

Here's the recap from Brockport Athletics...

The College at Brockport ice hockey team suffered its first loss of the season as they fell 2-0 to State University of New York Athletic Conference opponent Oswego State Saturday night in a close matchup.

Brockport (1-1-0 overall, 1-1-0 SUNYAC) held Oswego (1-0-1 overall, 1-0-1 SUNYAC) scoreless for the first period. Jared Lockhurst tallied eight saves in the period including one on a three-on-one opportunity for the Lakers. Midway through the first the Golden Eagles found themselves on the penalty kill but Lockhurst didn't let anything by him during the two minutes and made an impressive glove save during a scramble in front of the net.

Seven minutes into the second period Brockport committed a penalty that proved costly. After Oswego won a faceoff, Chase Nieuwendyk stole the puck in the neutral zone and darted towards the goal. His breakaway pulled the Oswego goaltender out of the net, giving wingman Jesse Facchini a chance to open up the scoring. Facchini shot the puck wide and Oswego recovered the lose puck. The Lakers sped down the ice and scored on a breakaway to take a 1-0 lead with five minutes remaining in the second period.

The Golden Eagles had an opportunity to tie the game in the third period as the Lakers committed a penalty with just over three minutes remaining but were unable to capitalize. With Lockhurst on the bench and an extra attacker on the ice, Oswego scored in the final minute of play to hand Brockport its first loss of the season.

Lockhurst tallied 29 saves on the night including 15 in the second period. Tim Kielich, Jake Taylor and Nieuwendyk each recorded two shots while Rob Hall, Chad Cummings, David Horan, Chris Luker, Aidan Verbeke, Zac Sikich, Jeremy DeFazio, James Ryan and Facchini each had one shot.

Brockport will face off against Morrisville State College next weekend. Friday night's game will be played in Morrisville then the teams will head to Brockport Saturday with both games scheduled for a 7 p.m. face off.