Monday, November 27, 2023

Brockport beats #15 Skidmore in shootout to win Invitational

The Golden Eagles impressed once again Sunday afternoon, winning a shootout against No. 15 Skidmore College to claim the Thanksgiving Invitational Championship. After playing to a 2-2 tie through overtime, Brockport took the tournament title with a 1-0 mark in the shootout. The team is now 3-6-1 overall after upsetting a pair of Top-15 teams over the weekend.
Jacob Gates got the ball rolling scoring his first collegiate goal at 18:25 in the first period. The Green and Gold defender was assisted by Spencer Flansburg and Chase Maxwell. Brockport went into the first intermission of the night up 1-0 over the hosting Thoroughbreds.
Matt Anastasio kept the momentum going, scoring at 13:03 into the second period. He was assisted by Nick Serafin on the play to provide the Golden Eagles with a 2-0 lead.. Skidmore snuck a goal past Filak five minutes later, going into the second intermission down 2-1.
Skidmore tied up the game at 1:58 in the third, putting the score at 2-2. With neither team able to find the back of the net to finish out regulation, the contest headed into overtime. 
After a scoreless 5:00 minute over time both teams headed into their first shootout of the season. Matt Anastasio scored the lone shootout goal and David Filak saved all three attempts of the night earning the Golden Eagles the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational title. 
David Filak played 65:00 minutes in goal making 37 total saves and allowing two goals. Brockport won 34 of the 59 face offs and were 4-for-4 on the penalty kill. The Golden Eagles were outshot, 39-16, on the night but still snagged the tournament title.