Monday, February 1, 2016


The line of James Ryan, Jesse Facchini and Jake Taylor scored two goals Saturday night but it wasn't enough as the College at Brockport ice hockey team fell in the final minute of overtime to SUNY Canton by a score of 3-2.

Canton (4-14-3) controlled the first period, outshooting Brockport (9-9-2) 9-7 and scoring the lone goal of the period to take a 1-0 lead to the first intermission.

The Golden Eagles scored a pair of goals in the second to jump out to a 2-1 lead.  Facchini buried his fifth of the year at the 10:19 mark off of passes from Ryan and Taylor.  An offensive battle kept both teams scoreless until just over two minutes remaining in the second.  Ryan drove through the crease and drew the Canton goaltender to the right post and was able to tuck it in behind his skate.  Taylor and Facchini each earned an assist on the play.

The Kangaroos scored midway through the third period to knot the game at two.  Despite two power plays, the Brockport offense was unable to score in the final period of regulation.

Brockport did not get a shot off in the extra frame.  A turnover in the neutral zone gave Canton a breakaway with one minute remaining to steal the game from Brockport.

The Golden Eagles outshot the Kangaroos 38-32.  Trevor Simonick and Chase Nieuwendyk led Brockport with five shots each.  Nieuwendyk and Tim Kielich were held pointless, snapping a 12 and 11 game point streak respectively.

Jared Lockhurst
suffered his sixth loss of the season in net.  The senior stopped 29 shots and held Canton scoreless on four power play opportunities.

Brockport will host SUNYAC rival Geneseo next Friday with face off set for 7 p.m.  Geneseo currently ranks second in the conference with 18 points while Brockport is in sixth, the final postseason slot, with 10 points.