Brockport opened the 2007-2008 season in spectacular fashion, beating Lebanon Valley 9-1.
Let's hope there's more of the same this Saturday, as the Golden Eagles play host to the LVC Dutchmen to start the 2008-2009 season.
Last year's game was a lopsided affair that started off disastrously for the Dutchmen with Brockport's Steve Seedhouse scoring just 26 seconds into the game. Steve finished with a hat trick and Brockport outshot the visiting team 47 to 25.
This year should be no different. Lebanon Valley's offensive output is historically very weak and they lost last season's leading goal scorer (who had all of 5 goals). On top of that, their goalies are sieves. Their #1 (Miller) ended the season with a 5.37 GAA and a .875 saves percentage. Not good.
I really can't offer a quality scouting report because their team is just that bad. But, God bless 'em...they still play hard.
I'll hazard a guess that Brockport will win by shutout (a rarity in Brockport hockey), 8-0.
The game starts at 5:00 PM, a convenient time for visitors who are in town for the College's Family Weekend or the football game that's set to end around 4:00 PM. If you can't make the game it will be broadcast live on WBSU at 89.1 FM or http://www.891thepoint.com/
The game will feature a drawing for a hockey memorabilia raffle. Info about the raffle can be found here:
See you on Saturday!