The College at Brockport men's ice hockey team will travel to nationally-ranked No. 5 Geneseo on Friday to take on the Knights in a key SUNYAC Conference contest to wrap up first semester play. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m.
Follow the Action Live: Live stats and video will be provided by the Geneseo Athletic Communication office.
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How We Got Here: Brockport has played more SUNYAC games
than any other team in the league at this point in the season and the
Golden Eagles have not disappointed. Brockport currently sits atop the
league standings with 10 points and a 5-3 league record. The Golden
Eagles began the season on a tear, winning three straight against SUNYAC
opponents as they topped Plattsburgh, Potsdam and Morrisville in
consecutive contests, outscoring their opponents 12-3 in the stretch.
Brockport then dropped two straight to Morrisville and national-power
Oswego, before posting two thrilling one goal victories over Cortland
and Fredonia. Brockport's most recent conference contest was a loss
against Buffalo State at home back on Nov. 23rd. Brockport
has a 5-5 overall record this season. Geneseo is currently 7-2-1 overall
and recently dropped from fourth to fifth in the latest USCHO Div. III
poll. The Knights sit in second place in the conference standings with a
4-4-1 record in league play.
Skidmore Invitational: Over the Thanksgiving break, the
Golden Eagles headed to Saratoga Springs for a weekend tournament
against two non-conference opponents. On Saturday, they narrowly missed
on a win versus Skidmore College, falling 2-5. Hunter Laslo opened up the scoring with his first goal of the season and Ryan Romeo,
later added a power play goal. Sunday, the Green and Gold met Buffalo
St., one of the two teams that have handed Geneseo their only losses.
Both Romeo and Laslo added another goal each and Jordan Renaud
tacked on one of his own, his fifth of the year. All three of
Brockport's goaltenders saw action through the two games and stopped a
combined 43 total shots.
Brockport's Leaders: Both Renaud and Romeo have hit the
double-digit point mark, with 10 apiece. Romeo is tied for third in
overall points for all defenseman. Anthony Hora
is also tied for third in the SUNYAC with three power play goals. 16
Brockport players have registered multiple points already this season in
only 10 games played. Junior defenseman Casey Winn
leads the team in blocked shots with seven. Goaltender Matthew
Schneider has nine of the 10 possible starts and has secured a shutout
as well as 198 total saves. His current save percentage is .896% as he
turns toward the second half of the season.
Top-Ranked Geneseo: The Knights have only dropped two
matchups this year, coming at the hands of Buffalo State and Williams
College. They also ended their season opener against Potsdam in a draw
2-2. Currently ranked fifth in the nation, Geneseo lost in the
semifinals last year to Norwich and will look to have another top finish
in the 2019-2020 season. Five of their players have reached the
double-digit point plateau, led by Senior Andrew Romano with 20. Their
two goaltenders, Aaron Mackay and Matt Petizian have five starts apiece
but neither have been able to capture a shutout despite the team's hot
What Comes Next: The Golden Eagles don't take the ice
again until after New Year's, when they begin a five-game non-conference
stint. They have back to back home games starting Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. and
then Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. both against Pennsylvania opponents.