Monday, December 2, 2019

Buffalo State beats Brockport in Skidmore tourney

The College at Brockport men's hockey team lost to Buffalo State 7-3 in the consolation game of the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational on Sunday afternoon. Three Golden Eagles each scored one goal, and they were led by a one goal, one assist effort from Jordan Renaud. Renaud has now scored at least one point in eight of ten games this season and he is tied for the team lead with 10 points on five goals and five assists.

Brockport's record moved to 5-5 overall on the season and they remain atop the SUNYAC Conference standings with 10 points and a 5-3 league record.

Buffalo State jumped out to a commanding 4-0 lead midway through the second period to set the tone for the contest.  Sam Maddox, Joe McGraith, Reid Bibb and Nikita Kozyrev each netted a goal to help the Bengals gain the early 4-0 advantage.

Brockport netted two of the games next three goals to make it a 5-2 contest early in the third period. Renaud got the scoring started for Brockport with his team-best fifth goal of the season at the 14:47 marker of the second to make it 4-1.  Buffalo State answered with a goal of its own before the end of the stanza and the Bengals led 5-1 through 40 minutes of action.

Ryan Romeo and Hunter Laslo each added third period goals for the Golden Eagles, but the comeback bid fell short as the Bengals came away with the four goal victory.

Danny Rock posted two assists on the day, while Jake Colosanti, Scott Ramaekers and Trevor Pray each added one assist for the Golden Eagles.

Sam Maddox led Buffalo State with two goals and one assist, while Ryan Edgar added one goal and two assists for the Bengals.

Matt Schneider stopped 14 shots in 40 minutes of action for Brockport. He was relieved by freshman Aidan Curry, who stopped six third period shots in his collegiate debut. Connor Minch made 31 saves in net for the Bengals to earn his second win of the season.

Brockport returns to the ice when it travels to nationally-ranked Geneseo to take on the Knights Friday at 7 p.m.