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.