Sunday, December 4, 2016


The Brockport hockey team fell in a tightly contested, high scoring game against Fredonia Saturday night to fall to 3-6-1 on the year, and 2-5 in the SUNYAC conference.

After Fredonia notched the first two goals of the contest in the first period, Brockport got on the board when Jake Taylor buried his third goal of the season off of assists from line mates Aidan Verbeke and Connor Hutchins. The Golden Eagles were unable to convert on a late power play opportunity, so the opening stanza ended with a 2-1 Fredonia lead.

The Blue Devils added another early in the second, giving them a 3-1 lead they would hold until the 19:20 mark of the period when Taylor once again found the back of the net for his second of the night, closing the gap to 2-1 at the end of the period.

The third period was a high scoring affair, with the teams trading goals until Fredonia eventually took a 6-4 lead they would hold on to. Connor Hutchins notched the first goal of the stanza off an assist from Zac Sikich, knotting the game at 3-3.

After the Blue Devils regained the lead just over three minutes later, Brandon McMartin beat the Fredonia goalie on a power play goal that was assisted by Nick Palumbo to tie the score once again at 4-4.

Two straight Blue Devil goals gave them a controlling 6-4 lead, that would end up being enough to hold on for the win. Zac Sikich registered an unassisted goal at 14:15 to close the gap to 6-5, but it was to no avail as Fredonia was able to hold on the remaining five minutes for the 6-5 victory.

The Golden Eagles ended 2-8 on the power play, with both of the goals coming in the third period.

Cole Burack finished the contest with 33 saves in net, for an 85% save percentage.

Brockport hockey will be back in action next weekend when they travel north for matchups with SUNYAC foes Potsdam and Plattsburgh.