Wednesday, October 9, 2019

SUNYAC Preseason Poll

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men's ice hockey coaches voted Geneseo No. 1 in the 2019-20 preseason poll. Geneseo had 63 points while Oswego finshed second with 57 points and Plattsburgh was third with 44.

Geneseo men's ice hockey finished the 2018-19 season with an overall record of 25-2-2. They were undefeated on their ice with only one tie giving them a home record of 14-0-1. Head coach Chris Shultz looks to lead his team to their third SUNYAC title in a row (seventh overall) and another Division III tournament appearance. Geneseo defeated Oswego in last year's SUNYAC championship, 4-3. Geneseo's NCAA Division III Tournament run ended against Norwich University in the semifinals, 4-2.

Oswego is coming off a 19-7-2 season under Head Coach Ed Gosek. The Lakers made an appearance in both the SUNYAC Championship and NCAA Division III tournament. Oswego fell to Geneseo in the SUNYAC championship game (4-3) netting second place in the tournament. After receiving an at-large bid, Oswego made it to the quarterfinals of the NCAA DIII tournament, but lost to Hobart, 3-2.

Plattsburgh was ranked third in this year's preseason poll after ending last season with an overall record of 13-12-2 and a home record of 6-5-2 under the guidance of head coach, Bob Emery. Plattsburgh advanced to the semifinals in last season's SUNYAC tournament, but fell to Oswego, 3-2.

2019-20 Ice Hockey Preseason Poll
Geneseo - 63
Oswego - 57
Plattsburgh - 44
Buffalo State - 40
Fredonia - 39
Brockport - 34
Potsdam - 21
Cortland - 18
Morrisville - 8

Friday, September 20, 2019

Trento joins staff

 A new face you'll see around the arena this year is Dominic Trento who has joined the Brockport Athletics staff as a first year assistant coach for the men's ice hockey team.

Prior to coming to Brockport, Trento served as the assistant captain for the University of Massachusetts Minutemen of Hockey East. The Brockport, N.Y. native played for multiple leagues prior to playing at the collegiate level including the Dineen Cup Champion, New Jersey Hitmen of the EJHL, where he was the leagues offensive MVP.

Trento's responsibilities will be serving as the teams second assistant coach in addition to holding the position of hockey operations coordinator, where he will have a focus on video breakdown and analysis.

While at Brockport, Trento will also be pursuing his graduate degree in Athletic Administration while also serving as a faculty liaison for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Zamboni dash cam

If you haven't yet seen Kevin Grady's video about building the ice at Tuttle North -- you'd better see it!

Friday, August 30, 2019

New logos on the ice

The coaches and players worked hard yesterday to get the ice painted and the logos installed at the ice arena.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 has been retired

Ray Biggs, editor of, announced today in a series of tweets that his website is no more.

I appreciate everything Ray has done through the years -- his website entertained and educated those of us who love our DIII hockey. Luckily, Ray is still deeply involved with the sport in a variety of ways.

Here are his tweets...

After a lot of thought and reflection this offseason, I have decided to relinquish editorship of The demands of running the site as a volunteer endeavor, in addition to multiple jobs, simply became too great.

It gives me no pleasure to have to make that move. Unfortunately having this website stacked on top of two jobs on weekends in the winter was a bit more than the hours in the day held, and trying to finish the site's work while falling asleep was all too frequent.

I love the game very much to this day, and will continue to be involved in it in so many ways, including my work at Utica, the UCHC, and And I will tinker with keeping this {Twitter} account going as a resource. But running the site is no longer possible.

Thanks to each and every one of you for making this site a reality. We couldn't have done any of it without you. I'll see you all at the rink this winter, and every winter.

Monday, August 19, 2019

What college hockey teams generate in revenue

Over the past week, numerous business media outlets, like Arizona Business Daily, shared a report that looked at what the various hockey programs across the country generate in revenues for their colleges and universities. Using 2016 data, Brockport was ranked 133 out of 142 schools, generating revenues of $91,888. Coming in at #1 was Boston University at $8,567,700

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

AHCA honors student-athletes

The College at Brockport men's ice hockey team received recognition for their success off the ice Wednesday morning, as nine athletes were recognized as All-American Scholar Program recipients.

Each year the American Hockey Coaches Association selects players for this honor who had outstanding academic performances as well as strong on-ice contributions. In order to receive the honor, recipients must have achieved at least a 3.6 GPA in both the fall and spring semesters.

The Golden Eagle recipients for the 2018-2019 NCAA ice hockey season included:

Connar Bass, Senior Defenseman
Bryan Carville, Senior Defenseman
Sean Lincoln, Sophomore Goaltender
Ryan Romeo, Sophomore Defenseman
Shane Visnick, Sophomore Forward
Robert Flannery, Freshman Forward
Jordan Renaud, Freshman Forward
Jeremy Solat, Freshman Forward
Corey Tam, Freshman Defenseman

Monday, August 12, 2019

Digby becomes associate head coach of Oswego women's hockey

Congrats to Brockport hockey alumnus Mark Digby on his newest gig. Great hockey player, great coach and, above all, a great guy. He's on the path to becoming a NCAA head coach -- and I hope it's very soon!

Friday, July 26, 2019

2019-2020 schedule

The 2019-2020 schedule is out.

The regular season begins on Friday, November 1st with a trip to the North Country and it concludes on Saturday, February 22nd when Brockport hosts Geneseo.

The schedule is unique this year in that the Golden Eagles play 11 matinee games. Six of those games take place on home ice, all with 4:00 starts.

Here are some key home dates to mark on your calendar:

Friday, November 8, 7:00: It's the home opener against Morrisville.

Saturday, January 4th, 4:00: This matinee affair has Kings College on campus -- the team coached by former Brockport assistant Stephen Mallaro.

Friday, January 24th, 7:00: Brockport hosts Plattsburgh, the first time the Cardinals appear at Tuttle North after the close of the 30-year Bob Emery era in Plattsburgh.

Saturday, February 22nd, 7:00: The Golden Eagles' greatest rival -- Geneseo -- is in town and they will be, once again, the most talented team in the SUNYAC. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Former Brockport assistant finds a new home

The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Stan Moore as assistant men's ice hockey coach.

A veteran coach with over 30 years of experience in coaching, Moore fills the position vacated by Eric Graham, who was named head coach at Johnson & Wales University last month.

A native of Potsdam, N.Y., Moore played collegiate hockey at Oswego State University and professionally with the Enschede Lions of the Dutch Ice Hockey Federation.

Following coaching stints at Potsdam State and Brockport State, Moore coached at Division I with Brown, Providence, Colgate and Union. He was named interim head coach at Colgate in 2003-04, where he led the team to a 22-15-5 record and was named the ECAC Coach of the Year. Since then, Moore had coaching stops at Providence and Colby, where he was the interim head coach for the Mules in 2011-12.

Most recently, Moore was a coach at Kents Hill School and Bridgton Academy and this past winter led Kaltern Rothoblaas Hechte to the Italian Hockey League Series B Championship.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Almnus Pritchard gets Hockey Canada role

The Regina Pats Hockey Club has announce that Director of Hockey Operations Gord Pritchard has been named to Hockey Canada's staff for the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

Pritchard will be working with Hockey Canada for the first time in his career as the Guest Director of Hockey Operations. He joined the Pats ahead of the 2014-15 season after spending three seasons with the Yorkton Terriers of the SJHL, winning an RBC Cup in 2014. Pritchard played his junior hockey in the MJHL with the Neepawa Natives and went on to play with SUNY Brockport for four seasons.

Pritchard's Brockport career ran from 2004-2005 through 2007-2008. As a junior, he scored 12 goals and his senior campaign saw a 26-point season.

The 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup will run from August 5-10 in Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Good luck to the seniors

A special shout-out to the seniors who are graduating this weekend: Connar Bass, Bryan Carville, and Jake Moore...

Thank you for all the excitement you provided on the ice and for your commitment to being excellent STUDENT-athletes.

Your time at Brockport -- in the classroom and outside of it, on the ice and in the community -- has prepared you well for what the world offers...from family to work to service to others.

Good luck in everything you do and enjoy all of life's adventures.

We will be watching to see the great things you do.

Thank you for the memories.

Thank you for being you.

Be good and do good.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The 2018-2019 award winners

The team held their annual year-end banquet on Friday at which the seniors were given their Brockport Hockey chairs and the following men were given these awards for their contributions to a great season:

Brian Cavanaugh MVP Award-- Connor Hutchins

EJ McGuire 7th Player Award (Player that performs above and beyond all expectations)-- Jake Moore

Bob Pedersen Coaches Award (Player that showed exceptional Leadership and Dedication to the program)-- Hunter Laslo

Tim Panek Award (Brockport Hockey's Finest Citizen award)-- Connar Bass

Jimmy Mac Most Improved Player Award-- Trevor Pray

Chris Palin Rookie of the Year Award-- Co-Winners Jordan Renaud and Corey Tam

Scholar Athlete-- Bryan Carville

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Norby commits to Brockport

Zach Norby, a forward for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2019. The '98 native of Bristow, VA spent the last three seasons with the Rangers organization, playing at both the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) levels.

"We are very proud to announce Zach's commitment to Brockport,” said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio, “Having recruited him 3 years ago, and seeing the strides he’s made not only as a player but as a human, has been very rewarding as a coach. He has been a great teammate and very easy player to coach. His skill set and IQ are well above average and his perseverance is right there as well. Zach will have a great college career."

Looking back at Norby's first season with the Rangers, and he played a key role on the 2016-17 EHLP team that reached the finals. That season Norby scored 20 goals and dished out 30 assists in 48 total games. Following that season, Norby went on to spend the past two years with the Rangers' top team, tallying 82 points in 107 career games in the EHL.

Overall, Norby put together a solid three-year career with the Rangers, and for that he is very grateful.

"Playing for the Jr. Rangers for the last three years has been a great experience," said Norby. "Coach DeCaprio, Coach Aucoin, and Coach Blair have all really helped me develop as a player and a person, and ultimately helped me achieve my goal of playing college hockey. I'm very excited to be joining SUNY Brockport next fall. I'd also like to thank all my teammates as well as my family, I wouldn't be where I am today without them.”

While the Rangers season ended soon than they had hoped, Norby and his teammates still have plenty to be proud of with what they accomplished this year. Norby will now set off for Brockport in the fall, where he will be joined by his teammate Aiden Curry, who made the same decision back in December.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Ramaekers commits to Brockport

Yesterday on Twitter, Scott Ramaekers announced his commitment to Brockport. The forward spent the last two seasons with the Buffalo Junior Sabres of the OJHL. In 102 games over those two campaigns he amassed 22 goals and 23 assists.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Plattsburgh's Emery steps down

Brady Farkas at 101.3 FM in Burlington/Plattsburgh is reporting Plattsburgh's Bob Emery has retired.

Wow. I heard rumors all season but didn't think they were true.

Of all of Brockport's SUNYAC rivals I always liked watching Bob Emery's Plattsburgh squads. He coached with an edge and a focus on self-discipline and awareness of the task, and he had amassed and nurtured some great talent.

Thanks for the memories, Bob.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Moore signs with Marksmen

Brockport senior Jake Moore has signed with the Fayetteville Marksmen of the Southern Professional Hockey League. He was 9-6-1 this season for Brockport, with a 1.93 GAA and .925 percentage

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Brockport lands 3 on All-SUNYAC Teams

Three College at Brockport student-athletes have been named to one of the three 2019 Men's Ice Hockey All-State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) teams, as announced Thursday by the conference office. Sophomore defenseman Ryan Romeo was tabbed to the All-SUNYAC Second Team, while Junior forwards Connor Hutchins and Doc Gentzler were selected to the All-SUNYAC Third Team.

Romeo back-boned the Brockport blue line this season, finishing the '18-'19 campaign second on the team in points with 17 (4g-13a). His 17 points on the year placed him fourth amongst all SUNYAC defenseman. The sophomore defenseman from Fairport, N.Y. was an impact player for the Green and Gold all year, his best game coming in a 3-0 win over Neumann College where he had a goal and an assist.

Hutchins, a center on the Golden Eagles top line helped the Green and Gold to their best season in 30 years. The junior from North Richland Hills Texas lead the Golden Eagles in points this season with 26 (8g-18a). Hutchins top game this year came in a 7-3 win over Lebanon Valley on Jan. 12, as he recorded two goals and added two assists.

Gentzler rounded out the Brockport offense with his gritty style of play that made him a nightmare for the opposition's defense. Gentzler lead the forecheck for the Green and Gold and added a flash of skill while doing it. The junior forward had a breakout season for the Golden Eagles touching the double digits for the first time in his career with 14 (9g-5a). Gentzler lead the team in goals this season with nine.

Moore is in the record books

It was a record setting season for senior goalie Jake Moore.

Here are the Golden Eagle records he now holds:

Regular Season

Save percentage: .925
Goals against average: 1.93
Shutouts: 4

Goals against average: 2.77
Shutouts: 5

Brockport falls to Plattsburgh in playoff game

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to Plattsburgh State Wednesday night, by a score of 3-1. With the loss, the Golden Eagles are eliminated from the SUNYAC post-season, finishing the year with a final record of 15-9-2. The Cardinals will advance to the SUNYAC semi-finals.

The Golden Eagles wasted little time getting on the board in the first period as Aidan Salerno beat the Cardinals netminder a little over two minutes into the game. The Green and Gold had the Cardinals on their heels from their first goal, outshooting Plattsburgh 14-8 in the first. Brockport went to the powerplay three times in the first period but couldn't find their second goal of the night.

The second period was more of the same from the Green and Gold, pressuring the Cardinals at all ends of the ice. The Cardinals went to the PP twice in the second period but the Brockport penalty killers held the door shut. Brockport netminder, Matt Schneider made a few saves to end the period, allowing the Golden Eagles to hold onto their one goal lead.

The Cardinals broke their goal drought six minutes into the period, finding a loose puck in the slot and putting it past Schneider. Moments later, the Cardinals were at it again, scoring their second of the night, and taking the lead, 2-1. The Golden Eagles were awarded a five-minute PP with 10 minutes remaining, Captain Connor Hutchins and Freshman Corey Tam traded off scoring opportunities but the Plattsburgh goalie shut the door. The Cardinals went to the box again with 1:55 remaining in. the game, giving Brockport the man advantage for the remainder of the game. As a last chance effort, the Golden Eagles pulled Schneider giving them a 6 on 4 opportunity, the Cardinals found a loose puck and fired it into the Brockport empty net.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Plattsburgh's preview of tonight's game

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The third-seeded Plattsburgh State men's ice hockey team begins its quest for its 24th conference title on Wednesday evening at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena, as the Cardinals host sixth-seeded The College at Brockport at 7 p.m. in the first round of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament.
TICKET PRICING: Tickets are $7 and can be purchased either at or at the box office starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the game... Students from SUNYAC schools with valid identification will be admitted free of charge.
ABOUT THE SERIES: In a series that dates back to 1975-76, the Cardinals are 82-5-5 all-time against the Golden Eagles… Plattsburgh State was 1-0-1 against Brockport this year, battling the Golden Eagles to a 1-1 overtime tie on Nov. 10 at home before posting a 4-1 victory over Brockport on Jan. 26 on the road.

: Plattsburgh State is in the SUNYAC Tournament for the 28th consecutive season and enters Wednesday's game riding a four-game winning streak... The Cardinal offense is led by senior forward Cam Owens and freshman defenseman Matt Araujo, who have a team-high 14 points apiece. Owens is tied for the team lead in goals with seven, while Araujo has a team-leading 12 assists, which is tied for 21st in the SUNYAC… Sophomore goaltender Jimmy Poreda has enjoyed a breakout season in goal for the Cardinals, earning four SUNYAC Goaltender of the Week honors this year… He ranks among the NCAA Division III leaders in save percentage (ninth, .936), shutouts (tied for 11th, 3) and goals-against average (13th, 1.86)… Plattsburgh State boasts Division III's top penalty kill (.913) and is tied for 24th nationally in scoring defense (2.44 goals allowed per game)… Head coach Bob Emery is in his 30th year piloting the Cardinal men's ice hockey program and boasts a career record .of 623-214-65.

: Brockport is making its first appearance in the SUNYAC Tournament since 2015-16 and is in pursuit of its first-ever SUNYAC championship… The Golden Eagles' 15 wins so far this year are the most a Brockport men's ice hockey team has achieved since 1987-88… Brockport has been a thorn in the Cardinals' side the past few years with a 3-2-1 record against Plattsburgh State during that span, including a 1-1-1 mark at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena… Brockport is led offensively by junior forward Connor Hutchins, who has a team-leading 26 points on eight goals and 18 assists… Sophomore defenseman Ryan Romeo leads the blueliners offensively with 17 points (4g, 13a)… Senior goaltender Jake Moore has been a steady presence in goal this season, ranking among the Division III leaders in shutouts (tied for fifth, 4), goals-against average (17th, 1.93) and save percentage (tied for 29th, .925)… Brockport is tied for 12th in Division III in scoring defense (2.00 goals allowed per game) and ranks 23rd nationally in scoring margin (1.04)… Head coach Brian Dickinson is in his 22nd year at Brockport and is in his 25th season overall as a head coach… He boasts a career overall record of 210-371-58.

: Fourth-seeded Buffalo State is hosting fifth-seeded Fredonia in the other first-round game... The lowest remaining seed will visit top-seeded SUNY Geneseo in the semifinal round, while the second-lowest remaining seed will visit second-seeded Oswego State in the semifinals.

Press-Republican previews playoff game

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican offers this look ahead to tonight's playoff game between Plattsburgh and Brockport:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Playoffs begin Wednesday

The playoffs begin Wednesday and all hopes are on Brockport making this magical season continue.

They will be traveling to Platsburgh. In two games this year the teams tied 1-1 and then the Cardinals beat Brockport at Brockport 4-1.

The Golden Eagles have to apply pressure against a defensive team that allows a solid 2.44 goals per game and got better as the season went on. Of benefit to Brockport's even-better defense (2.00 goals per game), Plattsburgh's goal output ranks only 57th in all of DIII (2.60 goals per game). They have 3 guys with 7 goals and none more than that. They don't even have a 15-point scorer! Highly unusual for a Bob Emery team.

Jimmy Poreda has been their savior in goal with a .936 save percentage. It will take some gritty lunchbucket goals to beat him -- he'll stop flash every time.

It's going to be a hard-fought, physical game in a tough environment.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Brockport falls to #2 Geneseo

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to No. 2 SUNY Geneseo Friday night, by a score of 6-3. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to 15-8-2 overall and 7-7-2 in conference, while the Ice Knights move to 22-1-2 and 13-1-2 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles were in a dog fight from the drop of the puck Friday night against the Ice Knights. It was Geneseo who found the back of the net first, scoring ten minutes into the period, Jake Moore made the initial save but the rebound squeaked by him. The Ice Knights extended their lead a little over a minute later, bringing the score to 2-0. Brockport went to the PP twice in the first period but couldn't find the back of the net.

Brockport started the period man-down as Ryan Romeo went to the penalty box at the end of the first period for a tripping call. Romeo sprung from the box a minute into the period and found himself on a breakaway after a long pass from Doc Gentzler, Romeo snapped off a shot that beat the opposition's netminder over his glove side, narrowing the score, 2-1. Two minutes later the Knights scored their third of the evening to bring their total to three goals. Less than 30 seconds later, Aidan Salerno fired a puck on net that beat the Geneseo goalie, once again, bringing the Golden Eagles within one. Four minutes after the Brockport goal, Geneseo scored again, this time on a tic-tac-toe passing play that snuck past Moore. The Ice Knights added one more goal to end the period, sending Brockport into the locker room down, 5-2.

The Golden Eagles looked to battle back in the third as they took the play to the Ice Knights early on in the period. The Green and Gold went to the PP at 9:15 of the third period and capitalized on the opportunity, the third Brockport goal of the night was scored on the rebound by Gentzler after a one-timer off the pads from Connor Hutchins. Geneseo would extend their lead to three at 12:39 of the third, for a final score of 6-3.

Monday, February 11, 2019

What would it take to host a playoff game?

This shows the standings with one week left to play. Brockport sits in fifth place and is in the playoffs.

What would it take to get a home playoff game (third and fourth place)?

Brockport HAS to win the Friday game against Geneseo, the #2 team in the whole country. That would have them end the season with 18 points. Then, there has to be a little help: Buffalo State currently has 18, Plattsburgh has 17.

If Buffalo State wins Wednesday against Geneseo, they secure third or fourth place. If they lose and Brockport wins Friday and they remain tied with Brockport at 18 points, Brockport wins the tie-breaker after having defeated Buffalo State twice this season.

Then there's the issue of Plattsburgh. They have two conference games left, one against Cortland (which they should win) and another against Oswego (which will be tough).

The biggest thing...Brockport HAS to win Friday to even have a chance of hosting a playoff game. It's going to be tough. Geneseo excels in all facets of the game. They are the toughest opponent all year.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Brockport dominates Cortland

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated SUNY Cortland Saturday night, by a score of 5-1. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 15-7-2 overall and 7-6-2 in conference, while the Red Dragons move to 9-14 and 3-11 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles came out flying in their second game of the weekend; dominating the Red Dragons from the drop of the puck in the first period. The Green and Gold wasted little time getting on the board as Ethan Solat scored the first goal of the game six minutes into the period with assists to Chris Pollini and Bryan Carville. Two and a half minutes later the Golden Eagles were at it again, Jordan Renaud found the back of the net with assists from Shane Visnick and Danny Rock. Brockport would make it three unanswered goals in the first period as Renaud tucked in his second of the night with five minutes remaining assisted by Ryan Romeo. The Golden Eagles headed into the locker room with a three-goal lead.

Brockport continued their dominance to start the second period as Danny Rock scored the Golden Eagles fourth goal of the game three and a half minutes in. The Red Dragons narrowed the score to three goals on the PP with five minutes remaining in the period. Brockport answered the Cortland goal two minutes later, Tyler Williams scored the Green and Gold's fifth goal of the night assisted by Connor Hutchins and Ethan Solat.

The Red Dragons started the third period with a powerplay opportunity but the Golden Eagles PK unit stood tall, holding the Cortland attackers to a single shot. The two teams skated to a scoreless third period. Brockport senior netminder, Jake Moore had another stellar outing making 21 saves on the night.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Brockport to play Cortland tonight

Despite last night's loss to Oswego, Brockport secured a playoff berth. They are sixth in the conference with two game left to play. They are tied in points with Fredonia and just one point behind fourth place Plattsburgh and two behind third place Buffalo State. Can Brockport get to third or fourth and host a playoff game? Anything can happen by the close of the regular season in the SUNYAC. Anything!

But, first, Brockport takes on Cortland on the road tonight. The Red Dragons are 9-13 overall and 3-10 in SUNYAC play. It's certainly a game the Golden Eagles can win....and HAVE to win.

Cortland has just 4 players with 4 or more goals, and only one with more than 5, Alex Storjohann, who has 9. So, Brockport's stingy D will likely have an exceptional game.

It's the other end of the ice where things are totally different. Junior Nick Modica is a special kind of awesome in goal. He has a .935 save percentage, a 2.59 goals against average, 2 shutouts, and a staggering 752 saves.

The team is all him. He's kept Cortland -- a team that is 74th in the nation in scoring at 2.09 goals per game -- in almost every game. If you've ever wanted to see a one man team, this might be it. He's the kind of player who makes you wonder -- could you vote for a player on a last place team for conference MVP?

Friday, February 8, 2019

HUGE crowd sees Brockport take on Oswego

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to No. 4 Oswego State Friday night, by a score of 3-0. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to 14-7-2 overall and 6-6-2 in conference, while the Lakers improve to 17-4-1 and 10-3-0 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles came out to a roaring crowd of 2200 in the first period of this SUNYAC matchup. The electric atmosphere propelled the Golden Eagles to a hard fought first period, going toe-to-toe with the Lakers from the puck drop. The Lakers would take lead eight minutes into the period on a five on three advantage. Brockport went to the PP one time in the first period but the Lakers penalty kill stood tall. Brockport outshot Oswego 11-6.

The second period was some of the most exciting action we've seen from the Golden Eagles all year. The two SUNYAC rivals played back and forth hockey for the entire 20 minutes of play, with the Golden Eagles outshooting the Lakers, 14-9. The Brockport PP had a few chances in the second period but came up short against the Oswego PK unit. The Lakers extended their lead to two with a minute and a half remaining in the period.

Brockport had a slow start in the third period as the Lakers controlled possession for the first five minutes. The Golden Eagles regained their momentum as they headed to the powerplay in the third. The Green and Gold had their chances on the PP but could not get the puck past the oppositions netminder. The Golden Eagles took the game to the Lakers the entire third period, outshooting their opponent, 8-7; but it was the Lakers who would put the final point on the board, scoring an empty netter to finish the game, 3-0.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Oswego is in town Friday

There are only two regular season home games left in what has been a magical season. One of those takes place this Friday when the Golden Eagles host Oswego.

They are a powerhouse, ranked 4th in the country. They are 16-4-1 overall, 9-3-0 in conference play. They are a fine 4-2-0 on the road. Last week they were shocked by Buffalo State in a 6-5 battle. 

They have a very balanced attack -- 8 guys have at least 6 goals, led by Joe Molinaro (11) and Josh Zizek (10).

David Richer has started in goal for most games and has a .900 save percentage to go with a 2.10 GAA.

When these teams met in the first semester, the Lakers declawed the Golden Eagles by a score of 5-2.

It's a special night Friday as there will be a reveal of the new Zamboni, t-shirts will be blasted into the crowd, and the first 150 students get a prize.

This has been a special season, so get out and enjoy the special night!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Zamboni Night

Pray is Brockport Athlete of the Week

Trevor Pray was selected as Brockport's Athlete of the Week. The freshman forward had a stellar weekend against the Morrisville Mustangs, scoring twice in Friday's 6-1 victory and once in Saturday's 5-1 win.

Schneider is SUNYAC Goalie of the Week

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced its weekly honors Monday afternoon, and The College at Brockport Junior netminder, Matthew Schneider has been selected as the goaltender of the week.

Schneider had a stellar weekend for the Green and Gold, making ten saves in Brockport's 6-1 win over Morrisville State Friday night, and another ten save performance in their 5-1 win on Saturday. Over a two game span Schneider turned away all but two shots, posting a 1.00 goals against average (GAA). Schneider boasts an overall record of 4-1-1 when between the pipes for the Golden Eagles this season.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

SUNYAC standings 2/3/2019

The SUNYAC standings shows how important the two dominant wins were this weekend. Brockport is now in fourth place in the SUNYAC (which would see a home playoff game) with 3 games left to play. Now comes the hard part of keeping that slot! Good luck, men!

Brockport holds Mustangs to 11 shots again

Visnick's backhand goal and slick assist got him the fire helmet

The College at Brockport ice hockey team completed the weekend sweep of Morrisville State Saturday night, winning by a score of 5-1. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 14-6-2 overall and 6-5-2 in conference, while the Mustangs fall to 4-15-2 and 2-11-1 in the SUNYAC.

The Mustangs ran into penalty trouble in the first period, sending the Golden Eagles to the powerplay five times in the 20-minute span. Despite the Brockport advantage, the Green and Gold didn't score their first goal of the game until 16 minutes into the period. Ethan Solat opened the scoring at 4:26 of the first period with assists to Casey Winn and Connor Hutchins.

The Golden Eagles opened the floodgates in the second period, scoring four out of five of their goals on the night in the 20-minute frame. The Golden Eagles extended their lead six minutes into the period as Robby Flannery found Shane Visnick for his second goal of the season. The Golden Eagles scored again two minutes later on the PP; Doc Gentzler beat the opposition's netminder with assists to Danny Rock and Ryan Romeo. The fourth Brockport goal of the night came two minutes later as Connor Hutchins netted his eight of the year with assists from the Solat brothers. The Mustangs answered back with a goal of their own minutes later, bringing the game within three goals. The Golden Eagles hot-hand Trevor Pray silenced the comeback moments later, scoring his third goal of the weekend with assists to Visnick and Flannery.

The Golden Eagles dominated the third period but came away empty-handed in the goal scoring department. Brockport's netminder Matthew Schneider picked up his fourth win of the season with 11 saves on the night.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Brockport tames the Mustangs

Pray's two goals earned him the fire helmet

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated Morrisville State Friday night, by a score of 6-1. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 13-6-2 overall and 5-5-2 in conference, while the Mustangs fall to 4-14-2 and 2-10-1 in the SUNYAC.

The first period was all Brockport as freshman forward Trevor Pray got the Golden Eagles started, scoring ten minutes into the period with the assist coming from Shane Visnick. Four minutes later it was the Golden Eagles again, this time freshman Mitchell Parsons was the goal scorer, beating the Mustangs netminder through the wickets with the assist to Jordan Renaud. Thirty seconds after the Golden Eagles second goal, Pray was at it again, scoring his fourth of the year and doubling his goals on the season.

The Green and Gold wasted little time in the second as Captain Connor Hutchins buried his sixth of the year six minutes into the period after a cross-crease pass from Ethan Solat. The Golden Eagles continued to pour on the pressure, extending their lead three minutes later as Parsons found Ethan Solat for Brockport's fifth goal of the night. The Mustangs answered 40 seconds later, scoring their first goal on the night on the powerplay to bring the game within four. Brockport outshot the Mustangs 18-6 after two periods.

The Golden Eagles were held off the scoreboard for 15 minutes in the third, the longest they went without a goal all night. Hutchins scored his second goal of the game on the PP, with assists to Hunter Laslo and Jeremy Solat, the goal game with 4:45 remaining in the third. Matthew Schneider picked up his third win of the season with 10 saves.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Twin bill at Morrisville

Brockport heads to Morrisville for a weekend twin bill. There is a 7:00 game Friday and a 4:00 matinee on Saturday.

These are MUST WIN games for the Golden Eagles. The Mustangs are only 2-9-1 in conference play, 4-13-2 overall. Brockport cannot overlook that record and must play with conviction and energy and win two winnable games.

If the Golden Eagles lose either game it's nearly certain they won't host a first-round playoff game (although it's likely they will make the playoffs) with 2 of the next 3 opponents being Oswego and Geneseo, two really tough teams. The players and fans want a home playoff game -- and the players deserve one with the great season they've had. There's nothing better than hosting a playoff game. Winning in Morrisville keeps that hope alive. 

They have to be careful, as three Morrisville players will give the Golden Eagles fits.

Containing CJ Stubbs is like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. The Mustang senior has 13 goals on the season, including 5 with the man advantage.

His linemate Nick DeVito is none too shabby with 8 goals. Like Stubbs, 5 came on the power play. And, he has a shorthanded goal.

Jared Young will likely start in goal. The junior has been hot in goal this month with save totals of 49, 39, 42, and 37.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Celebrating Jake Moore

ICYMI: This past weekend in the team's 3-0 win over Potsdam, Senior net-minder Jake Moore set the single season shutout record with 4, and tied the career record with 5!! Moore has the 4th most shutouts in Div.III, and is ranked 10th in GAA with 1.71

Monday, January 28, 2019

SUNYAC standings 1/28/19

If the season had ended this weekend, Brockport would be traveling to Plattsburgh for a playoff game. BUT, the season didn't end Saturday. There are still five games left. That may not seem like a many games, but a lot can happen in five games. The outcome we all want -- Brockport hosts a playoff game. Brockport has the focus, work ethic, talent, and underdog motivation to do just that!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Plattsburgh downs Brockport

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to Plattsburgh State Saturday night, by a score of 4-1. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to 12-6-2 overall and 4-5-2 in conference, while the Cardinals move to 8-9-2 and 6-4-1 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles came out hungry in the first period, turning up the physicality from Friday night. The Golden Eagles went to the powerplay three times in the first period but the Plattsburgh penalty killers had all the answers. The Cardinals scored a short-handed goal with 44 seconds remaining in the period, extending their lead to two goals.

The Cardinals wasted very little time in the second period, scoring their second goal of the game a minute and a half into the period. The Golden Eagles went to the PP once in the second but were held to one shot on net. Brockport poured on the pressure late in the period, putting a flurry of shots on net, but the opposition's netminder shut the door.

Plattsburgh nabbed their third goal of the game six minutes into the third period on the PP. The Golden Eagles brought the game within two, three minutes later, Doc Gentzler took the puck coast to coast, walked around the Cardinals last line of defense and tucked the puck under the crossbar for his sixth goal of the season. The Cardinals put the game out of reach with three and a half minutes remaining in the period, scoring their fourth goal of the night.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Moore sports the helmet

After setting the Brockport record for shutouts in a season Jake Moore got to wear the fire helmet last night.

Brockport secures yet another shutout

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated SUNY Potsdam Friday night, by a score of 3-0. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 12-5-2 overall and 4-4-2 in conference, while the Bears move to 6-12-0 and 2-7-0 in the SUNYAC.

The two teams skated to an evenly matched first period, tying in shots 10-10. The Bears went to the powerplay early in the first as Ryan Romeo took an interference penalty at 16:30. The Golden Eagles penalty kill unit held the bears to only two shots on their first opportunity. Brockport had a PP of their own after a roughing call was made on the Bears, but the Potsdam PK kept the Green and Gold off the board. Potsdam returned to the PP with 4:44 remaining in the period, but once again the Golden Eagles PK stood tall, holding the Bears to a single shot.

The Golden Eagles came out flying in the second period, outshooting the Bears 20-5. The Bears ran into penalty trouble in the second, taking three penalties in the 20-minute span. It wasn't until the third Brockport PP that the Green and Gold capitalized. Freshman Jordan Renaud tucked in his sixth goal of the season on the powerplay with 4:04 remaining in the period with assists to Corey Tam and Hunter Laslo. The Golden Eagles headed into the locker room with the lead, 1-0.

Brockport turned up the intensity right from the drop of the puck in the third, giving the Bears barely any room to breathe. The Golden Eagles extended their lead to two at 12:12 of the third period when Jake Colosanti found Mitchell Parsons back door for his sixth goal of the season. The Green and Gold put the final nail in the coffin at 9:35 when Connar Bass let a shot fly from the point that was tipped in by Robert Flannery for a final score of 3-0.

Senior Goaltender Jake Moore set the programs single-season shutout record in the win, posting his fourth shutout of the season.

Friday, January 25, 2019

It's game day!

NY Hockey Journal story on Brockport

Today, NY Hockey Journal ran a story about Brockport's off-season commitment and how it has paid off in the wins department:

The North Country comes to Brockport this weekend

Given that they can travel through the heavy lake snow bands east of Lake Ontario, the two North Country teams -- Potsdam and Plattsburgh -- will be in town this weekend.

The Friday game against the Bears begins at 7:00 PM. In regard to the conference standings, they are on the outside looking in with a 2-6 SUNYAC record and a 6-11 overall record. They have just 1 win in their last 8 games. They allow 3.53 goals per game and and score 3.06 goals. It should be a win for Brockport as long as they don't underestimate their foe. The Bears are scrappy.

Bryce Ferrell is the man to watch with 7 goals while Vinny Guimond comes in with 6.  Nate Skidmore (.901 save percentage) will likely start in goal and he does yeoman's work despite getting peppered with shots to the tune of over 34 a game. Nate is solid and he's about due to steal a game, so be ready.

Saturday's affair is yet another 4:00 weekend matinee. Plattsburgh doesn't look like the totally dominant Cardinals of old with a 7-8-2 overall record, but they're still mighty tough with a 5-3-1  conference record. If Brockport wins Friday and can beat Plattsburgh Saturday, the Golden Eagles could overtake the Cardinals and claim fourth place in the SUNYACs (which is what you want for hosting a playoff game).

To do so, the Golden Eagles have to beat a defensive team that allows a solid 2.59 goals per game. Of benefit to Brockport's even-better defense, Plattsburgh's goal output ranks only 60th in all of DIII.

Rich McCartney has 7 goals and Pat Eagan has 5. Jimmy Poreda is a force in goal with a .935 save percentage. It will take some gritty lunchbucket goals to beat him -- he'll stop flash every time.

At this game you might see some familiar faces in the stands as the Brockport alumni game takes place earlier in the afternoon, bringing together players from recent and distant seasons.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Brockport ties 14th-ranked Fredonia

The College at Brockport ice hockey team tied No.14 SUNY Fredonia Tuesday night, by a score of 4-4. With the tie, the Golden Eagles move to 11-5-2 overall and 3-4-2 in conference, while the Blue Devils move to 11-3-2 and 5-2-1 in the SUNYAC.

The two teams skated to an evenly matched first period, with Fredonia outshooting the Green and Gold 13-11 after 20. Brockport was awarded a five on three powerplay in the first period but the Blue Devil penalty kill played tough. The Blue Devils were the first team on the board, scoring the go-ahead goal 14 minutes into the period and sending the Golden Eagles into the locker room down, 1-0.

Brockport battled back in the second period as Trevor Pray knocked in his second goal of the year nine minutes into the action. The Green and Gold weren't done there, scoring their second of the night on the powerplay three minutes later. Ethan Solat beat the opposition's netminder 12 minutes into the second period with assists to Hunter Laslo and Connor Hutchins. The Blue Devils would not lay down, however, tying the game at two with less than two minutes remaining in the period. The Blue Devils would regain the lead once more a minute later when a shot from the point on the PP beat Matthew Schneider, making the score 3-2.

The third period was full of action as these two SUNYAC foes battled for much needed two points. It was the Blue devils who extended their lead early, scoring their fourth goal of the night eight minutes into the third period. The Golden Eagles showed no quit, however, battling their interstate rival into the final minutes of the game. With four minutes remaining, head coach Brian Dickinson pulled Schneider to bring on the extra attacker; thirty seconds later Jeremy Solat scored his fifth goal of the season, bringing the game within one. Following the goal, Brockport pulled their netminder once more, this time with thirty seconds remaining in regulation, Ryan Romeo fired a shot past the Fredonia goalkeeper, sending the game into overtime.

After three periods and 65 minutes of hockey, a winner could not be crowned in this matchup. The Golden Eagles picked up one point in the tie, bringing them within a point of Buffalo State in the SUNYAC standings.

"It was a hard-fought battle between two very good teams," said Dickinson "To battle back from being down 4-2 with less than three minutes showed what this team is made of."

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sean Lincoln: Athlete of the Week

Sean Lincoln was named Brockport Athlete of the Week after having shutout Canton last Tuesday

Brockport zeroing in on the national polls

Brockport returns to national recognition in the Top Fifteen polls this week. The Golden Eagles picked up votes in the USCHO and polls. Were those polls to have slots past fifteen, Brockport would be ranked 22nd and 21st, respectively.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Brockport beats Buffalo State

Flannery's first NCAA goal got him the fire helmet

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated Buffalo State Friday night, by a score of 4-2. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 11-5-1 overall and 3-4-1 in conference, while the Bengals fall to 7-8-1 and 4-4-1 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles came out flying in their first SUNYAC matchup of the new year. Freshman forward Robert Flannery got the Green and Gold started in the first, scoring his first NCAA goal eight minutes into the period on rocket of a slap shot, beating the net minder over his blocker side shoulder. Brockport found the back of the net again ten minutes later as Connor Hutchins extended the lead to two after a beautiful pass from line-mate Jeremy Solat. The Golden Eagles finished the period with a powerplay goal on a five on three opportunity. Freshman Jordan Renaud tucked in his fourth of the season with assists to Hunter Laslo and Connor Hutchins.

The Bengals battled back in the second period, scoring their first goal of the game shorthanded to bring the score within two. Buffalo State's second goal of the game came on another special teams' opportunity, this time the Bengals picked up a PP goal to bring the game within one heading into the third period.

Brockport wasted little time in the third, scoring their fourth and final goal of the game a minute and a half into the period. The fourth goal was scored by Mitchell Parsons with assists to Bryan Carville and Jordan Renaud. Brockport netminder Jake Moore picked up his seventh win of the season with 30 saves on the night.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Saturday's game is cancelled

Due to impending weather conditions, all Brockport Athletics contests have been cancelled for events scheduled for Jan. 19. The sports affected by the cancellations include Ice Hockey at Fredonia. Some events will be rescheduled and will be posted on when they are officially rescheduled. All events scheduled on Jan. 18 will take place as planned.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Buffalo State and Fredonia are on the schedule this weekend

SUNYAC play returns this weekend when Brockport takes on the far Western New York teams.

On Friday, they host Buffalo State at Tuttle North Ice Arena at 7:00 PM. The Bengals are 7-7-1 and a solid 4-3-1 in conference play. These teams already faced off this season, Brockport winning a 5-1 affair in Buffalo.

It would be nice if Brockport’s new lines could have a repeat performance. They will be facing sophomore Connor Minch in goal who has a .894 save percentage and a 2.99 GAA. He faces a fair number of shots per game – just over 28 – so the forwards will have their chances.

Buffalo State’s offense is 30th in the country with 3.33 goals per game. They are led by senior Mac Wood (8 goals) and sophomore Vadim Vasjonkin (7 goals) who hails from Estonia.

One fellow to not overlook is Braeden Doust. He doesn’t get a lot of minutes, but he makes the most of them. Last year he didn’t score a goal, but this year has 4 – and he’s done that in only 8 games (and one of those goals was against Brockport).

Brockport will then travel to Fredonia Saturday – that is, if the winter storm doesn’t have other ideas.

The Blue Devils are ranked 15th in the country – so this is a big game for the Golden Eagles. Fredonia already beat Brockport once this season, 3-1, at Brockport. Fredonia is 11-2-2 and a stellar 5-1-0 in SUNYAC games. They are 6-1-0 at home.

It’s going to be a nail-biting defensive affair. If you like physical chess matches with low scores (as I do), this is the one for you.

They allow 2.20 goals per game, so Brockport’s goal-starved offense (2.81 goals per game) will have to do their darnedest in the puck possession game. Fredonia’s offense isn’t much more potent (3.07 goals per game, just a quarter-of-a-goal more than Brockport), so they, too, will have their work cut out for them…Brockport allows just 1.75 goals per game.

These teams are so closely matched it’s scary, they’re like twins. It shows you how close Brockport is to being a top ranked team.  

If you can’t make the trip because of the snow, you can watch the Fredonia game on their website. Their TV-style coverage has long been the best in the SUNYAC.