Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bengals shutout Golden Eagles

The College at Brockport ice hockey team drops a State University of New York Athletic Conference matchup against Buffalo State Saturday evening, losing by a final score of 3-0. The Golden Eagles falls to 9-8-1 (3-5-1) in 2018, where the Bengals move to 13-4-2 (6-2-2).

Both teams went toe-to-toe in the opening period as neither team could find the back of the net. Brockport slipped early in the first minute of play drawing a penalty to give Buffalo State a power play. The Golden Eagles penalty kill locked down and halted the Bengals man-up advantage. The best scoring chance for the Green and Gold came late in the first period when Zac Sikich received a pass in the slot, but was stoned by the Buffalo State goalie to keep the game scoreless going into the second.

Brockport opened the next period up on earning an early power play opportunity. The Golden Eagles man-up advantage struggled as they could not piece together a successful man-up advantage to have the score remain the same. The Green and Gold fell behind late in the second period as the Bengal's converted a goal to take a 1-0 lead. Brockport picked up the pressure, but found no luck in finding the back of the net to still be down going into the final period.

The third period was a hard-fought battle by the Green and Gold, but they fell short as they could not beat the keeper on any shot. The deficit was doubled as Buffalo State notched another goal to take a 2-0 lead. The Brockport offense picked up the pace as they ripped off 17 total shots throughout the period. The Golden Eagles made one last effort at the end of the game but fell short as Buffalo State tallied their third and final goal on an empty net.

Goalie Jake Moore stood strong in net as he finished the game with 18 saves.