Monday, December 3, 2018

Brockport to play Geneseo and Anna Maria

Coming off of a tough weekend that saw Brockport drop two conference games, including a very hard-fought home affair with Cortland on Saturday, Brockport is heading into their last weekend of play for the fall semester.

To gain some ground in the SUNYAC, Brockport will have to beat our greatest rival, Geneseo -- at Geneseo – on Friday. That’s always a tough thing to do, but this year it’s especially the case.

Geneseo is the odds-on favorite to get to the DIII championship game…they have the talent, chemistry, and drive to do just that. Their rosters is stacked. The 11-1-1 Ice Knights are riding an 8 game unbeaten streak and they look like a team that could carry that well into January. Defensively, they are the best team in the country, allowing just .92 goals per game. Offensively, they are third at 5.23 goals scored per game. Those are crazy numbers.

Likewise, their individual players are putting up crazy numbers. They have four players in the Top 40 in points, with Conlan Keenan leading the entire country with 2.27 points per game, thanks to a 10-15-25 line. A special talent is Duggie Lagrone, a blueliner who has a 5-11-16 line, the second best output among defensemen in the nation.

It’s going to be a very tough game, but if anyone can put up a fight it’s Brockport with the 6th best defense in all of DIII (1.73 goals allowed per game).   

On Saturday, Brockport hosts non-conference foe Anna Maria at 4:00. If the name sounds really familiar, that’s because Brockport played against them over the Thanksgiving weekend, a game the Golden Eagles won convincingly, 5-1.   

Saturday is Senior Night, something which was typically done at season’s end, but now, because of SUNYAC standards with time, etc. must now occur with a non-conference game. The seniors who will be recognized Saturday are Jake Moore, Bryan Carville, and Connar Bass.  

The matinee game will be a nice way for fans to get in some hockey on the Brockport campus before heading into the holiday break.