Sunday, January 17, 2016


Fourteen Golden Eagles tallied a point Saturday night as The College at Brockport ice hockey routed Nazareth College with a 7-0 non-conference win.  Rookie goaltender Cole Burack picked up his first shutout of his career.

Brockport (7-7-2 overall, 3-4-2 SUNYAC) took advantage of three Nazareth (5-7-4 overall, 2-3-1 ECAC West) penalties in the second period to score three power play goals in a three minute span.  Zac Sikich started the scoring at the 4:35 mark after receiving a pass from Chris LukerNick Palumbo also picked up an assist on the play.  The next two goals were identical as Tim Kielich scored goals two minutes apart with Aidan Verbeke and Chase Nieuwendyk each picking up as assist on both goals.

Defensemen Jonathan Demme scored his first goal of the season midway through the second period with Jeremy DeFazio and Nick Gullo tabbing the assists.  Dylan Shapiro rounded out the scoring with less than five minutes remaining in the second period.  Sikich and Verbeke were credited with the assists.

A back and forth first period kept the game scoreless for the first 16 minutes of play.  Jesse Facchini changed that at the 16:37 mark as he netted his third of the season with Chad Cummings and Andrews Parks tallying the assists.  Less than a minute later Brockport extended its lead to 2-0 after defensemen Chris Luker rifled a shot to the back of the net.  Gullo and James Ryan each picked up an assist.

A balanced attacked allowed 14 Golden Eagles to tally a point on the night with 6 players recording multi-point games.  Brockport outshot Nazareth 36-34 and were able to hold the golden flyers to just three shots in the opening period of play.

Burack was unstoppable in net, tabbing 34 saves including 16 in the second period.  The rookie picked up his third win of the season in his first career shutout.

The Golden Eagles have a tough week ahead with two conference games.  Brockport will travel to Cortland Friday night then return home to host Oswego Saturday night with face off slated for 7 p.m. both nights.