Sunday, January 14, 2018

Brockport beats LVC

The College at Brockport ice hockey team score three goals in the third period to push past Lebanon Valley College, winning by a final score of 5-3. The Golden Eagles jump to 8-6-1 in 2018, where the Dutchmen drop to 5-7-1.

Brockport opened the first period with a penalty to give the Dutchmen an early power play opportunity. The Golden Eagle penalty kill locked down Lebanon Valley's offense as they could only get off one shot during their man-advantage. The Green and Gold had a solid scoring opportunity late in the opening period as they tallied off five straight shots, but could not convert any to keep the game scoreless.

Brockport found some trouble early in the second period as the Dutchmen notched a goal to take a 1-0 advantage. The Golden Eagles fought back to eventually tie the game up at 1-1 midway through the period. Aidan Verbeke collected the puck and hit a drop pass to Connar Bass, and he ripped his shot top corner far side. The Green and Gold slipped as Lebanon Valley answered seconds later to reclaim the lead at 2-1. The game was tied up minutes later on an offensive fast break by Brockport. Tim Kielich carried the puck up the ice and hit Doc Gentzler in front of the net to bury his shot and tie the game 2-2. The score remained the same as both teams went into the third and final period.

The Golden Eagles went to work in the third period notching three goals to help capture the win over the Dutchmen. Hunter Laslo was the first to cash in for the Green and Gold, as he converted his shot on the power play to take a 3-2 lead. The game was tied up 3-3 in the 12th minute as Lebanon Valley scored on the power play. Minutes later, Ethan Solat received a pass from Gentzler in front of the net and ripped a shot past the goalie to take a 4-3 lead over the Dutchmen. The last goal was tallied by Verbeke in the last moments on an empty net to set the final score at 5-3.

Verbeke and Gentzler led the Brockport offense with a goal and an assist a piece, while Kielich dished out two assists. Jake Moore stood strong in net finishing with 20 saves on the contest.