Monday, December 12, 2016


The Brockport men's ice hockey team used a late second period goal to squeeze past conference foe Potsdam on the road Friday night. The win improves their record to 4-6-1 overall, and 3-5 in SUNYAC play.

The Golden Eagles didn't take long to hop out to a 1-0 lead when Dylan Shapiro found the back of the net 5:46 into the opening period, using assists from Hunter Laslo and Tim Kielich. Potsdam tied it up 2:04 later, before Shapiro beat the Potsdam goalie once again, this time using assists from Tim Kielich and Aidan Verbeke to retake the lead 2-1.

Potsdam once again knotted the score at 2-2 with less than three minutes remaining in the opening stanza, allowing them to go into the first intermission with momentum.

The Green and Gold were quick to stall that momentum however, as their stingy defense kept the Bears off the board for the remainder of the game. The game-winning goal for Brockport came with 1:29 left in the second frame, when Zac Sikich scored off of assists from Tim Kielich and Dylan Shapiro, who recorded his third point of the night.

Not only was Shapiro dominant on offense, he also led the team in the faceoff circle, accounting for 15 of the squads 31 faceoff wins in just 25 attempts.