Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Brockport goaltender Todd Sheridan's philanthropic organization "Saves For a Cure" is quickly becoming a reality. He is now only days away from final approval from New York State (for the group's non-profit status) and, late last week, the SFAC website was put online.

To learn more about the organization visit http://www.savesforacure.com/

Thursday, May 22, 2008


The Sports Information Department reports...

The College at Brockport has named its 2007-08 Male Most Outstanding Scholar-Athlete award winner. This year's recipient is senior Steve Seedhouse (Whitby, ONT) from the ice hockey team.

Seedhouse, an assistant captain, was a four-year member of the ice hockey team where he was voted the best defensive forward by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) head coaches on the ice and scored a team-high 15 goals this past season. He was third on the team with 22 points as he handed out seven assists to compliment his 15 goals. He completed his career with 27 goals and 19 assists for 45 points in 98 games.

He was one of just seven 2008 SUNY Chancellor's Award Winner for Student Excellence from Brockport and holds a 3.72 grade point average with a major in Chemistry with a minor in Biology and Math Statistics.

The voting on the Outstanding Scholar-Athlete award considered each individual team's Most Outstanding Scholar-Athlete and was held by each head coach and members of the Brockport Athletic Department administration.

Friday, May 16, 2008


The following hockey players are graduating from Brockport this weekend. Thanks for all the hockey memories, guys, and good luck in your post-Brockport lives!

Greg Van't Hof
Rick Gates
Chris Brown
Tony Marinello
Steve Seedhouse
John Gleason
Chris Koras
Steve Wowchuck
Gordon Pritchard
Jason Dolgy
Geoff Schweikhard
Derek Spence


Chris Koras, who graduates this weekend, has received yet another academic award. He is one of 76 student athletes in the SUNY system to earn the 2007-2008 Scholar Athlete Award.

“The Scholar Athlete Award is one of the most selective and prestigious awards bestowed by SUNY,” said Interim SUNY Chancellor John B. Clark. “It speaks volumes about the hard work, dedication and perseverance that our student athletes exhibit both in classroom and in their particular sport throughout the year. I commend the recipients as well as their coaches and other mentors on this extraordinary achievement.”

Koras, a pre-law student who majored in business administration and minored in economics, received the Department of Political Science’s award for the “the most promising senior pre-law student.” He also was the SUNY Chancellor’s Award of Excellence winner for ice hockey as announced by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) for the player with the highest cumulative grade point average. Koras was named to the All-SUNYAC team as a second-team selection after finishing the season with six goals and a team-leading 14 assists for 20 points in SUNYAC games. Overall, he finished with 10 goals and 20 assists for 30 points. He helped the Golden Eagles to a 7-15-3 record and led the squad with five power-play goals. He ended his career at Brockport with 98 games played and 82 career points on 22 goals and 60 assists.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Brockport will have a experienced freshman in the 2008-2009 season in Gregg Amato. The 21-year-old who hails from Ocean's Gate, New Jersey has spent the past three years playing in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League.

Last year for the Port Hope Predators (the same team that produced Brockport's Chris Koras) the 6'2", 200-pound defenseman posted 24 points in 49 games, leading all Predators defenders. The season before while on the Port Cobourg Cougars he was fifth on the team (first among defenders) with 31 points.

We recently interviewed him....

What's your hockey history?

I grew up playing youth hockey in New Jersey and stayed here all the way through my senior year in high school. After graduating I moved to Cobourg/ Port Hope, Ontario Canada where I was hosted by two families over the course of my three year junior hockey career in the OPJHL.

The Port Hope Predators have been one of the more competitive teams in the OPJHL. Yet, last season was tough: the team started slow, the GM and coach were suspended, and the team finished the season in a flurry, only to lose in the second round. What sort of lessons do you take from such a roller coaster season as that?

I asked to be traded to Port Hope because they were one of the top teams in the east and my coach from Cobourg from the previous season was making the jump there. The ups and downs are due to the almost daily trades. The GMs of every team are consistently trying to put the best team possible on the ice and bring in better players, but your have to have 20 guys who can fit in in the community and be respectful to the families who host us. As for losing in the second round, we were the three seed and they were the two seed. Our leading scorer was injured in the first game of the series and for the rest of the series they were a little bit better.

Brockport always faces some great offenses with taller players (Oswego, Plattsburgh). At 6'2" you definitely have the size to hang with them. How would you describe your style of play?

I've played against some of the top players from all of the SUNY schools in juniors and I feel my junior experience has prepared me for college hockey. My positive attributes offensively are my vision of the ice and playmaking from the defense position. Defensively keep it simple, I try to play positionally sound and make a good first pass. Never let them know your weaknesses.

Who are your all-time favorite NHL players?

I love Marty Broduer, the NJ Devils goaltender because of his standup style and amazing reflexes that no other goalie in today's NHL can compete with. Alexander Ovechkin is a very exciting forward to watch, with his scoring touch and physicality.

What brings you to Brockport?

Well, some of the schools I've visited I felt like I could get shot walking to class, so I like the country, non-city, atmosphere. It just felt right when I visited. I think it's a place I can step in and make an impact on the hockey team. I like the number of students and academically the school is at my level. It's close to Canada, which I love, but not too far from home.

Monday, May 12, 2008


The Point After is a sports talk show that airs live every Sunday night on the college radio station 89.1 WBSU. Last month they update their library of interviews available as podcasts at www.891thepoint.com.

One of the interviews focuses on goalie Todd Sheridan's battle with cancer. You can download the podcast here: