Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lakers down Brockport

The College at Brockport ice hockey teams falls short against Oswego State Saturday night, losing by a final score of 4-1. The Golden Eagles drop to 11-12-1 (5-9-1) on the year, where the Lakers move to 18-3-2 (13-0-1).

Brockport trailed early in the first period as Oswego took a 2-0 lead in the first six minutes of play. The Green and Gold fought back firing three shots on frame, which all were saved by the visiting goalie. Both teams continued to battle it out for the remainder of the period, but either side could not find the back to hold the same score.

The Golden Eagles continued to slip in the second period as the Lakers added another goal to take 3-0 advantage. Brockport struck halfway through the period as Brandon McMartin teed up a slap shot past the keeper to cut the deficit to 3-1. The Green and Gold kept the offensive pressure high, but found no luck on converting another goal for the rest of the period.

Brockport earned an early power play opportunity in the third period. Tim Kielich and Aidan Verbeke fired off a shot a piece but were shut down the Laker goalie. The Golden Eagles found another power play late in the period, but the Oswego penalty kill locked down to hold the same score. In one last attempt, Brockport pulled their goalie while on another power play to give a six-on-four player advantage, but Oswego capitalized on the empty net to lock the final score at 4-1.

McMartin was the lone scorer for Brockport with Kielich and Verbeke being charged for the assists. Goalie Matt Schneider finished the game amassing 32 saves, with a few during crucial moments of the contest.