Friday, February 14, 2020

This weekend's games

The SUNY Brockport men's hockey team is at home on Friday to play Fredonia for its First Annual Teddy Bear Toss and it is also First Responders Night. The game starts at 7 pm. On Saturday the team travels to face Buffalo State at 7 pm for a crucial SUNYAC matchup.

First Responders Night: The Golden Eagles will dawn special edition uniforms throughout the contest as a tribute to first responders. The game worn jerseys will be available for purchase via silent auction from Feb. 7 through Wednesday, February 19th until 12:00 p.m. (EASTERN).  For bidding information please visit The bidding on all 27 players uniforms will start at $50 with proceeds to benefit Rochester Police Officer Denny Wright. Bidding should be done in a minimum $5 increments. You can place a bid by emailing Head Coach Brian Dickinson at with your name and current bid.

Teddy Bear Toss: The Golden Eagles will be hosting their First Annual Teddy Bear Toss as well on Friday. 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 will be collected and are to be donated to the Bivonia Child Abuse Center in Rochester.

Every Point Matters: In the team's last outing, Brockport tied Oswego 2-2 to earn a key point in the conference standings. Robert Flannery scored the game-tying goal with just a minute left in the second period, as the program tied Oswego for the first time since 2014. Goaltender Matt Schneider was outstanding in net, coming up with 37 saves in the game which was just one shy of his career-high.

SUNYAC Picture: With a record of 6-5-1 in conference, the Green and Gold sit in fourth place in the standings with 13 points. Geneseo and Oswego were the first two teams to clinch a postseason berth, sitting in the two tops spots ahead of the weekend. Brockport is just two points behind Buffalo State in the standings and only one point ahead of Potsdam. With just four games left in the regular season, the team will be fighting each night for a spot in the SUNYAC Tournament.

Receiving Votes: For the second week in a row, the Golden Eagles are in the receiving votes category in the USCHO Division III national poll. After the tie with Oswego, the team is up to two votes now in the poll and remain just one of two SUNYAC teams gaining national attention.

10 Game Recap: Brockport is unbeaten in nine of its last 10 contests.  With an 8-1-1 record since the calendar changed to 2020, the team has turned it on at the right time to make a postseason push. Included in this stretch of games was a seven-game win streak, setting a new program record for consecutive wins.

Fredonia Matchup: This will be the second meeting between these two teams, as Brockport looks to sweep the season series against Fredonia. The last game resulted in a 4-3 victory on the road for the Green and Gold, thanks to some late game heroics. Entering the third period tied at 3-3, Jordan Renaud found the back of the net late in the contest to lift the team to a road win. The Blue Devils are 1-1-3 in their last five games, which puts them at 5-9-7 overall and 2-7-3 in SUNYAC play.

Buffalo State Matchup: This will be the third time Brockport has faced the Bengals this season and is looking for its first win against this conference opponent. Buffalo State sits just one spot above the Green and Gold in the SUNYAC Standings, holding a two-point edge for third. The Bengals are 11-8-2 overall and 7-4-1 in the conference, with a matchup against Geneseo on Friday. With a win over Fredonia and Buffalo State, the Golden Eagles can jump into the third spot in the conference standings.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles will travel for its next game on Tuesday, February 18th for its rescheduled contest with Cortland that was previously postponed due to the weather. This SUNYAC battle will begin at 6 pm.