Monday, November 15, 2021

Brockport moves up again in USCHO poll

The unbeaten SUNY Brockport men's hockey team continues to climb the ranks in the receiving votes category of the latest Division III National Poll released by the highly popular college hockey website on Monday afternoon.  Brockport is the first ranked team in the receiving votes category and 16th overall with 24 total votes.
The Golden Eagles (5-0, 3-0) have tied the program-record for consecutive wins to start a season, a record which was originally set back in 1980. Bport is one of three SUNYAC programs either ranked or receiving votes in the poll, alongside nationally ranked No. 1 Geneseo and Oswego (RV).

Brockport is currently tied for seventh with Geneseo in the nation in the PairWise Rankings out of 85 teams in Division III hockey.  The PairWise Ranking is a system which attempts to mimic the method used by the NCAA Selection Committee to determine participants for the NCAA Division III hockey tournament. The PWR compares all teams by these criteria: record against common opponents, head-to-head competition, and the RPI.

Brockport swept the SUNYAC Player of the Week honors this week after going 2-0 on its home ice against Potsdam and Plattsburgh Friday and Saturday.  The Golden Eagles defeated Potsdam 3-0 on Friday night, before turning around and defeating visiting Plattsburgh 7-3 on Saturday.  Senior captain Ryan Romeo was named the SUNYAC Player of the Week, Andrew Harley was named the Rookie of the Week and Nolan Egbert was named the Goalie of the Week.

Romeo leads the SUNYAC with nine points this season on two goals and seven assists, while Harley and Mitchell Parsons are tied for second with eight points. Brockport ranks second in the SUNYAC with 24 total goals.  12 players have atleast three or more points this season.  

Egbert is currently 4-0 and ranks second in the league with a 1.25 goals against average.  He has 96 total saves, two shutouts and a .950 save percentage in four starts for the Golden Eagles.