Sunday, January 24, 2016


Dylan Shapiro, Chase Nieuwendyk and Tim Kielich each scored a goal but the College at Brockport ice hockey team gave up two goals in the third period and suffered a 5-3 loss Saturday night to Oswego State in a crucial State University of New York Athletic Conference matchup.

Oswego (9-6-2 overall, 6-3-1 SUNYAC) struck early, taking a 1-0 lead just over four minutes into the game.  Nine minutes later Brockport (8-8-2, 4-5-2) took advantage of a Laker major penalty to tie the game at one.  Unable to find an open man, Zac Sikich passed the puck to Nick Palumbo at the top of the point.  Palumbo sent a shot towards the goal but was met by the goaltenders pad.  Dylan Shapiro jumped on the rebound and one timed it to the right side of the net for his sixth goal of the season.

The Golden Eagles came out firing to start the second period and were able to score just over two minutes into the period.  Kielich rifled a shot from the blue line that hit the crossbar and ricocheted in. Rookie Kielich extended his point streak to 10 games.  Aidan Verbeke and Chase Nieuwendyk each picked up an assist on the play.

Two straight goals from the Lakers gave Oswego a 3-2 lead midway through the second period.  With less than five minutes remaining Brockport earned its fifth power play of the night.  At the point, Kielich sent a pass to Verbeke just to the right side of the goal.  Verbeke one touched a pass to Nieuwendyk camped out in front of the crease.  Nieuwendyk sent a one-timer to the left side of the net to tie the game at three and extend his point streak to 11 games.

The Lakers scored two goals, including a power play goal, seven minutes into the third period to jump out to a 5-3 lead.  Oswego dominated the period, outshooting Brockport 18-5, and handing the Golden Eagles their fifth conference loss of the season.

Cole Burack
suffered his second loss of the season in net.  The rookie stopped a career high 46 saves including 20 in the second period.

Brockport was outshot 51-30 but was able to win 31 of 59 face offs.  Nieuwendyk won 16 while Shapiro won seven.  Nieuwendyk and Shapiro also led the team with four shots each.

The Golden Eagles have a home and home series with SUNY Canton next weekend.  Brockport will travel to Canton on Friday night and then return home Saturday night with face off set for 7 p.m. each night.