Friday, October 28, 2022

2022-2023 season preview

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team is set to start regular season play this weekend at the Wegmans Ice Arena in Brockport, NY. The men will host the Kings College Monarchs on Friday, October 28th at 7pm and the Neumann University Knights on Saturday at 4pm to celebrate Senior Day. 
Last Season: The Golden Eagles finished their 2021-2022 regular season with an overall record of 14-11-2 and went 6-8-2 in the SUNYAC conference. They earned the sixth seed going into the conference tournament. That February they played the SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinals up north at Plattsburgh for the first round matchup. Connor Galloway scored with just one 1:17 left in the third period for his second hat trick of the season, tying the score 6-6 and pushing the game into overtime. After eight minutes of battle, Anthony Hora sent the puck down ice to Andrew Harley. Harley's shot was blocked, but brought the puck around the net and found teammate Scott Ramaekers who snuck it in the bottom left corner for the game winner. Ramaekers' overtime goal clinched Brockport's first postseason win against the Cardinals since 1976. The men then went on to face SUNY Geneseo in the semifinals, ending their 2021-2022 SUNYAC journey with a,  3-1, loss to the Knights.
Schedule Summary: Breaking down the team's schedule, the Green and Gold will play in 27 regular season games made up of 16 conference and 11 non-conference matchups. The Golden Eagles started their season by hosting two home exhibitions against the Niagara University Club team and the EHL All-Stars. The men have their home opener Friday October 28th, followed closely by Senior Day on Saturday October 29th. The team then heads on the road for three SUNYAC matchups before returning home to host the conference home opener against the Cortland Red Dragons. The men finish out November with two games on the road and start December in Fredonia before returning for two home SUNYAC matchups. Buffalo State will visit the Wegmans Ice Arena to play on Saturday, December 3rd. The last game of the semester will be played at home against SUNY Geneseo on December 9th.
Brockport will start the second half of the 2022-2023 season in Dudley, MA at the Nichols Tournament. The men will play four games over the course of January 7th and 8th before returning home to play a non-conference game against Fredonia. The Golden Eagles then spend another weekend in New England at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH on January 14th. They return home for a game to play Morrisville State, travel to Canton, before then hosting Canton in a busy week. Brockport plays seven SUNYAC opponents to finish out regular season, including a road game at Geneseo for the finale.
Key Returners: Our leading scorer returns after his rookie season last year. Forward, Andrew Harley will return to the ice for the Green and Gold after putting up 15 goals, 17 assists, and 32 points. Harley was Third-Team All-Conference, after finishing third in the conference for points and fourth overall for goals. Connor Galloway will also be back for the Green and Gold, this year as a team captain. Last season he was a vital part of the Golden Eagles offense with 11 goals, 20 assists, and 31 points. He was ranked third in the SUNYAC in assists and tied for fourth in total points. Anthony Hora and Scott Ramaekers will also be returning, this time as team captains for the 2022-2023 season. Hora was ranked second in the SUNYAC in goals amongst defensemen. Hora put up five goals last season as well as 13 assists and 18 points. Nolan Egbert will be between the pipes once again for the Golden Eagles. Last year Egbert played 1203:54 minutes, made 569 saves, and had a save percentage of .912.
New to The Nest: Joining his old teammate from Norwich University, defenseman graduate student, Alex Monteleone has transferred for his final season of college hockey. Also coming to the squad are twelve men making their collegiate debut with the Green and Gold this upcoming season. Chase Maxwell, Griffin Tominez and Manny Sanchez are joining the nest from the NCDC (National Collegiate Development Conference) Division of Jr. Hockey. Nick Serafin, Dominic Chirico, Tobin Winslow, Adam Beauvais, Josh Grund, Josh Higgins, Matt Anastasio, James Tilley and Ryan Brow have joined the crew from various teams in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).