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.