Thursday, February 6, 2020

Cortland and Oswego coming up

The SUNY Brockport hockey team has two games this weekend with a road game against Cortland on Friday before coming home to face Oswego Saturday. Friday's game starts at 7 pm, while Saturday's puck drop is scheduled for 4 pm.

Bounce Back Win: The Golden Eagles got back in the win column over the weekend with a 4-2 victory over Bryn Athyn on the road. They have now won eight of their last nine contests, holding a record of 13-7 overall and 6-5 in SUNYAC play.

Receiving Votes: In the latest Division III national poll, Brockport was recognized in the receiving votes category. The national poll was released by the highly popular college hockey website in the afternoon on Monday, February 3rd. Geneseo, currently ranked third in the nation, is the only other SUNYAC school getting national recognition in the poll.

Schneider's Net: Senior goalie Matt Schneider has 11 wins this season to go along with 279 saves and a 2.58 goals against average.  He has 28 career victories to his credit and needs just one more to tie the College's all-time wins record for a goalie, originally set back in 2010 by Todd Sheridan.  He also needs three more wins this season to tie the program record for most wins by a goalie in a single season.

Romeo's Impact: All-American candidate Ryan Romeo leads the team and ranks third nationally among defenders with an average of 1.20 points per game.  He now has 24 points on nine goals and 15 assists for the Golden Eagles. Romeo is also tied for 13th nationally with six power-play goals this season.

SUNYAC Picture: With a record of 6-5 against conference opponents, the Green and Gold currently sit in fourth place in the SUNYAC with 12 points. The team is just one point behind the third place Bengals from Buffalo State. Geneseo is in first place with 18 points on a 8-1-2 record in the league, while Oswego's 8-2-0 conference mark has the team in second with 16 points. With the non-conference schedule over, each game for the remainder of the season will impact seeding for the SUNYAC Tournament.

Scouting Cortland: The Red Dragons are holding a 10-8-1 overall record and are 5-7 in SUNYAC play. Cortland most recently defeated Plattsburgh in a tight 5-4 meeting on the road. Despite the team being below .500 in conference play, Cortland has had big wins this season including a shootout win over the top team in the country, Norwich. Brockport defeated its SUNYAC foe the last time the two teams faced off, 2-1.

Scouting Oswego: The Lakers are the winners of three straight games heading into the weekend where they will play Geneseo on Friday before coming to Brockport on Saturday. With a record of 11-8 overall and 8-2 in the SUNYAC, Oswego is currently ahead of the Green and Gold in the conference standings. The team most recently defeated both Plattsburgh and Potsdam by a combined score of 9-3. Oswego beat Brockport, 4-1, earlier in the season when the teams first met.

Teddy Bear Toss: The Golden Eagles will be hosting their First Annual Teddy Bear Toss & First Responders Night on Friday, February 14th. Fans are being asked to bring a stuffed animal to the game and throw it onto the ice following Brockport's first goal of the game. The toys are to be donated to the Bivonia Child Abuse Center in Rochester. The matchup against Fredonia is scheduled to start at 7 pm at the Tuttle North Ice Arena.