Sunday, November 28, 2021

Brockport falls to Connecticut in Skidmore Invitational

The SUNY Brockport hockey team lost its third game in a row to Connecticut College on the first day of the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational. Brockport's comeback came up short, as the team fell 3-2, making its record 5-3 overall.
Mitchell Parsons tallied one goal and one assist in the contest, while Ryan Romeo scored the other goal for the Green and Gold. Zach Norby and Jacob Rodrigue were both credited with helpers in the game. Aidan Curry got the start between the pipes, coming up with 17 saves in the loss.
Connecticut owned a 3-0 lead in the second period before Brockport started to rally. Norby served Parsons up for the team's first goal of the game about halfway through the second to get Brockport on the board. Romeo took advantage of attacking on the power play to make it a 3-2 game. The crew was unable to find the game tying goal down the stretch, resulting in the one-goal defeat.
 The Golden Eagles were 1-for-6 on the power play and held their opponent to 1-for-4 in power play chances. They also outshot Connecticut, 44-20, in the contest and narrowly won the faceoff battle, 30-26.
Ryan Romeo remains the team leader with 11 total points on the season after he found the back of the net for the fourth time this season. Mitchell Parsons is right behind his teammate with 10 points now, after recording his fourth goal and sixth assist of the year.
Jacob King, Andrew Harley, and Scott Ramaekers all had plenty of shots on net in the game. The three combined for 24 shots, while King was 14-for-23 on the faceoff. Jake Mendeszoon did his part defensively by blocking six shots in front of the net. Kevin Mainello was also successful on the faceoff, winning 11 of his 19 opportunities.
Connecticut College received two goals from Seth Stadheim and one from Paul Capozzi. The goaltender, Michael McHale made 42 saves to help the team get its first win of the year. Connecticut will face the host school, Skidmore College at 4 pm on Sunday for the Championship of the Thanksgiving Invitational.
The Golden Eagles look to put a stop to this losing skid on Sunday in the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational Consolation Game. They will face Chatham University at 1 pm.