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?