Monday, November 20, 2017

Brockport falls to Canton

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell against SUNY Canton Friday evening losing by a final score of 6-3. The Golden Eagles fall to 4-2-1 on the 2017 season, where the Roos bounce to 2-3.

Brockport came out stumbling as the Roos claimed an early goal one minute into the first period to take a 1-0 advantage. The Green and Gold battled back for the remainder of the period to then tie the game up 1-1 on a power play goal. Zac Sikich received the puck in the corner and brought it up to the blue line, to then pass it off to Chris Pollini who made a hard pass across the ice to find Tim Kielich who was there to bury his shot in the top corner. Brockport found some trouble with time expiring in the first period as Canton scored on a breakaway to have the Golden Eagles trail going into the first break, 2-1.

The Green and Gold came out fighting in the second period as they notched their second goal on the night 12 minutes into the frame to tie the score up, 2-2. Sikich grabbed the puck in the corner who hit Tyler Williams across the ice at the blue line, to have Aidan Verbeke deflect his shot into the upper-90 over the goalie's glove.  The Roos has themselves a power play opportunity with the final two minutes of the second period, but the Golden Eagles defense kept them off the scoresheet to hold the same score heading into the final period.

Brockport fell behind early in the third period after Canton connected on a long pass to have a 1-on-1 with the goalie in which they converted to take a 3-2 lead. The Green and Gold continued to struggle as the Roos tallied another goal one minute later to extend their lead to 4-2. The Golden Eagles chipped away at the lead after Sikich scored a goal to have the score set at 4-3. Pollini received a pass at the blue line and put a shot on net that was blocked, but Sikich was there to collect the rebound and beat the goalie high. Brockport conceded another two goals throughout the remainder of the third and could not recover the deficit as they lost the match by a final score of 6-3.

Sikich led the offense with a goal and two assists, while Verbeke and Kielich tallied a goal apiece. Matt Schneider finished the game with 23 saves and a .821 save percentage.