Thursday, February 17, 2022

Regular season finale this weekend

 The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team (13-9-2, 6-7-2) will look to prepare for its final home game this Saturday, February 19th at 7:00pm against #3 SUNY Geneseo (18-3-1, 10-2-1) in the Tuttle North Ice Arena.
Weekend Recap:
The Golden Eagles went 0-2 this weekend after facing Buffalo State on Friday night and Fredonia State on Saturday. Against Buffalo State the Golden Eagles lost by a score of 3-2 in Overtime after tying up the game with five seconds remaining in the third period to send it into OT before giving up Buffalo States game winning goal. on Saturday the Golden Eagles fell 4-0 to Fredonia.
Leading The Stats
Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Golden Eagles have four players in the Top 10 amongst scoring leaders in the SUNYAC
Where Art Thou Romeo
A Fairport, NY native, defensemen Tyan Romeo is the team and conference's points leader with a total of 35 points on 11 goals and 24 assists. Romeo has cemented his name into the Brockport record books as he ranks 10th in single-season assist leaders with his 24 assists this season. Along with being in. the record book, Romeo is also tied for third in the nation in assists and with his 35 points, Romeo is currently ranked 6th in the country amongst scoring leaders. Through 24 games Romeo is also tied for first in the conference in plus/minus with +24.
Cruising like a Harley
Playing high school hockey for Brockport High and now a sophomore at SUNY Brockport, left winger Andrew Harley is second on the team and third this season in the SUNYAC along with tied for 30th in the country in points with 14 goals and 16 total assists for 30 points. His 14 goals tie him for second in the conference and 19th in the nation.
Leading the Galloway
As a sophomore right wing from Sugar Hills, Georgia, Galloway has transitioned well to the snowy Western New York winters as he currently has a total of 25 points which puts him at 7th place in the SUNYAC. Amongst point leaders, Galloway is also ranked third in the conference and tied for 36th in the country in assists this season with 17.
All Hail The King
A freshman center hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Jacob King has done very well in his first year as a Golden Eagle scoring 10 goals on 14 assists for 24 points. In points, he's ranked fourth on the team and eighth in the SUNYAC in points. In plus/minus, he is tied for 6th in the conference with a +15. On faceoffs, King currently has a 284-174 win-loss ratio for a 0.62 Faceoff percentage.
Team Statistics
Through 24 games, one of the team's biggest accomplishments has been drawing power-play opportunities (PPO). The Golden Eagles lead the conference in PPO with a total of 114 chances. The next closest team is Plattsburgh with 92. On those power-plays, Brockport has capitalized 19.3% of the time ranking 5th in the conference. #3 Geneseo ranks first with a 27% PP% on 89 PPO's. on offense, Brockport ranks third in goals scoring 86 total goals this season with a total of 149 assists for a total of 235 points. Brockport's goaltenders have played a crucial role this season too as Nolan Egbert and Aidan Curry have combined to make 832 saves, the second most in the SUNYAC.
Looking at #3 SUNY Geneseo
Before the Knights come to Brockport, they recently hosted Fredonia State on. Tuesday, February 15th which saw #3 SUNY Geneseo lose in upsetting fashion to the Blue Devils by a score of 3-2. #3 Geneseo has been at the top of the rankings all year rankings all year, including a few weeks as the #1 team in the country. Having only lost two games this season to Elmira and SUNY Cortland, SUNY Geneseo is making a push to earn the #1 Seed in the SUNYAC as they are currently 3 points behind Oswego State. Leading #3 SUNY Geneseo's offense, Peter Morgan currently has 34 points this season tied for the ninth most in the country with 14 goals and a team high 12 assists through 21 games. Leading the team in goals, Dan Bosio has a total of 15 this season, tying him for the 14th most in the nation. Matt Petizian has spent a total of 1013:30 minutes in net allowing a total of 26 goals and making 379 saves. He is the fifth best goaltender in the country with 14 wins and 3 losses with a save percentage of .936%.
SUNYAC Standings
With only one game remaining for Brockport in the regular season the Golden Eagles will make an appearance in the SUNYAC Tournament this season.  This is the seventh time in eight seasons that the Golden Eagles have made an appearance in the SUNYAC Tournament. With each team playing a total of 16 conference games. Plattsburgh State is currently the only team to have cemented their regular season record with #3 SUNY Geneseo needing three games for a possible total of nine points and #12 Oswego State potential being able to earn six points this week, the race for first place is set. Along with #12 Oswego State, SUNY Cortland, and Fredonia State each have two games to play while SUNY Brockport's final regular season game is scheduled for Saturday. The only way for SUNY Brockport to host a first round game of the SUNYAC Tournament would be for The Green and Gold to defeat #3 SUNY Geneseo and watch both SUNY Cortland and Fredonia State lose both its games this upcoming weekend. Any other scenario would see The Golden Eagles take their talent on the road. 

Rank Team Points Record (Conference/Overall)
#1 #12 Oswego State - X 34 (11-2-1), (16-5-1)
#2 Plattsburgh State - X 32 (11-4-1), (15-7-3)
#3 #3 SUNY Geneseo - X 31 (10-2-1), (18-3-1)
#4 SUNY Cortland - X 23 (7-5-2), (12-9-2)
#5 Fredonia State - E 21 (7-7), (9-9-1)
#6 SUNY Brockport - X 21 (6-7-2), (13-9-2)
#7 SUNY Potsdam - E 10 (3-11-1), (4-16-1)
#8 Buffalo State - E 9 (3-10), (5-16)
#9 Morrisville State - E 7 (2-12), (7-14-2)
* Tournament Champion
x - Clinched Playoff Berth
# - Indicates Tournament Seed
e - Eliminated from Playoff Contention
Points - Win (3) / OT Win (2) / OL or Tie (1)
Point Formula - (# of Wins x 3) + (# of OL + T x 1)-(# of OW x 1)