Sunday, November 25, 2018

Brockport wins Catamount Radio Invitational

The College at Brockport men's ice hockey team defeated Castleton University Saturday evening, by a score of 3-0. With the win, the Golden Eagles take home first place in the Catamount Radio Invitational and move to (7-1-1) on the season.

The Golden Eagles sought redemption in their eighth game of the season Saturday evening. The two opponents met one year earlier in the final game of the same tournament, Brockport came up short one year ago, falling to the Spartans in a tight battle 5-3. This year's championship game told a different story as the Golden Eagles dominated the game for a full 60 minutes, outshooting the Spartans 41-26.

The Green and Gold's power play was the difference maker again in this matchup as Doc Gentzler scored the first goal of the game on the PP with 50 seconds remaining in the first period. The Goal came after Danny Rock beat a few defenders and put a shot on net, forcing the opposition's netminder to kick out a rebound which Gentzler made him pay for.

The two teams skated to a scoreless second period with both opponents receiving chances on special teams. Castleton went to the PP twice in the second period but the Golden Eagles penalty kill unit stood tall. The Golden Eagles doubled the Spartans in shots in the second but Casleton's netminder stayed strong.

The third period started with a hooking call on a Spartans forward that allowed Brockport's red-hot PP unit to take the ice for another opportunity. The Green and Gold's power play capitalized quickly on their chance as Connor Hutchins found Mitchell Parsons streaking for a backdoor tap-in, giving Brockport the lead, 2-0. As the game winded down Brockport's captain Hunter Laslo sealed the deal with 30 seconds remaining, scoring his second goal of the year on the empty net, giving Brockport the 3-0 victory.

Following the game, Jake Moore and Ryan Romeo were honored as All-Tournament team selections, while Freshman Mitchell Parsons was named Tournament MVP.

"Total team effort tonight," said head coach Brian Dickinson "The guys have put team results over individual results which is resulting in very solid team defense, leading to great wins like tonight."