Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Weekend preview

Brockport, NY – The SUNY Brockport ice hockey team will prepare for a couple of SUNYAC matchups this weekend as they'll host Potsdam and Plattsburgh State. The men will take on Potsdam in Friday, November 12th with puck drop scheduled for 7:00 pm. On Saturday night, the men will then turn its attention to Plattsburgh state with a start time of 7:00 pm. Both games will take place at the Tuttle North Ice Arena connected to the SERC lobby.
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Senior Night: Prior to Friday night's game the team will hold senior night. Eight seniors who have joined the program over the past five years will be honored and given thanks to for all they've done while at SUNY Brockport. The list of seniors includes Captains Ryan Romeo and Corey Tam along with, Jake Colosanti, Trevor Pray, Robby Flannery, Casey Winn, Mitch Parsons, and goalie Nolan Egbert.
Over The Weekend: Following it's 5-2 victory over visiting Morrisville State, the ice hockey team is currently 3-0 to begin the year for the fourth consecutive season. Four different Golden Eagle's tallied a goal in the contest as Jake Colosanti recorded two goals with Scott RamaekersAndrew Harley, and Jacob Rodrigue each tallying the first goals of their collegiate careers. In net for the Green and Gold was Nolan Egbert for his second career appearance at Brockport.  Against the Mustangs he managed to pick up the win making 22 saves in the process.
Looking at Potsdam: The Bears are currently 0-2 to begin the season having lost a pair of contests to SUNYAC opponents Oswego St. and SUNY Cortland over. Against the Lakers, Potsdam lost by a score of 2-1 before falling to Cortland the next with a final score of 4-1. Jack Bloem is the currently leading goal scorer for the Bears scoring both goals in each game. In net, Connor Green recorded both losses managing to give up a total of five goals in two games. In just two games, The Bears defense has allowed a total of 76 shots to occur. The Golden Eagle currently have won four of seven games against the Bears since the 2017-2018 season.
Looking at Plattsburgh: The Game against Plattsburgh this Saturday night will be the first time the two teams will meet up against one another since the First Round of the 2019-2020 SUNYAC Playoffs which saw the Golden Eagles fall in a heartbreaking 3-2 double overtime game. The Cardinals are 2-1-1 to begin the regular season and 1-0-1 in the SUNYAC. In this past weekends games, Plattsburgh managed to record a 6-5 overtime win against SUNY Cortland and tied Oswego State 2-2.  Joey Mancuso is tied on the team for the Cardinals in points with seven, following his four goals over the weekend. His hat trick against Cortland and single goal against Oswego St. was enough to earn him Prestosports Rookie of the Week. Bennett Stockdale managed to tally three goals, three points, one game-winning goal, 10 shots on goal and a +4 rating over the weekend to earn himself the Prestosports Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Week. So far, the Cardinals starting goaltender, Anthony Del Tufo has allowed a total of 11 goals this season while making 106 saves in four games played.
Coaches Quote: When asked about this upcoming weekend matchup here is what Head Coach Brian Dickinson had to comment.
"We're looking forward to the next game on our schedule. We're excited to honor the seniors who have done so much for our program in their time here at Brockport. We'll need to be ready to play against a very hungry Potsdam team coming in after a couple of losses. They will be a tough test as our games with them are always hotly contested affairs. We'll prepare for them all week and will turn our attention to Plattsburgh after the game. The league is going to be very tight this year and although we're excited about the quick start, we've gotten off to we have to maintain a one game at a time mentality each week."
USCHO Ranking: In other Golden Eagles ice hockey news, the 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 fifth ranked team in the receiving votes category and 20th overall with 17 total votes. 
Looking Ahead: After this weekend's games, Brockport will face off against Central New York SUNYAC opponents Oswego State and SUNY Cortland. Bport will host Oswego State in the team's final home game prior to Thanksgiving break on Friday, November 19th at 7:00 pm in the Tuttle North Ice Arena. The next day the men will travel to Cortland to take on the Red Dragons on at 7 p.m.