Sunday, February 3, 2019

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.