Thursday, August 27, 2009


Adam Winslow played in 6 games for the Golden Eagles in the 2001-2002 season games (0 G, 0 A) and graduated from the College in 2003.

The Rochester Americans report on his new role in their organization...


The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has named Adam Winslow the Manager of Hockey Operations for the 2009-10 American Hockey League season. In his new role, he will work closely with the Amerks Senior VP of Hockey Operations, Ted Nolan, and the Director of Player Personnel, Jody Gage.

“I am honored that the organization has again let me branch out into another area, which will assist me in my professional development,” said Winslow. “It’s also exciting to know that I will be working with two great hockey legends in Ted Nolan and Jody Gage.”

“We believe that you get the best results from people in your organization when they work in an area where they want to be,” said Amerks President Lewis Staats. “One of the principles we use in our business is that we need to let people take on new challenges and Adam is doing just that moving into hockey operations.”

Winslow, 29, enters his seventh season with the Amerks, having worked his way up from season ticket sales, group sales and corporate sales to the VP of Ticketing and Suites for the Amerks and Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League in 2008-09.

Winslow graduated from SUNY Brockport in May 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education/sport management. He also graduated from SUNY Morrisville in May 2001 with an associate’s degree in individual studies/business management.

Along with a strong professional and educational background, Winslow brings to the job 19 years of organized hockey experience. In his career, he has played for the Auburn Hockey Club, the Syracuse Stars Junior Program, Auburn High School Hockey and for college programs at SUNY Morrisville and SUNY Brockport. He also coached Auburn High School from 2003-07.

Adam currently resides in Auburn, NY, with wife, Nichole.

Monday, August 24, 2009


The Athletic Department has posted to the web the 2009-2010 membership application for the Golden Eagle Society. For nine years running, the GES has given friends of the College a chance to support Brockport sports and even attend the games at a discounted rate. There are various donation levels ranging from $25 to $1,000.

For Brockport hockey fans who are not students - parents, alumni, townsfolk - the $25 membership is a steal. By joining at that level you get a pass for two to all athletic events. At a few bucks a ticket at the door, the pass pays for itself after a few games (and there are 10 home games this season).

The form can be downloaded here:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


The ice hockey team will be holding a raffle this fall to raise money for the program. They have 3 prints that they will be raffling off at the November 7th game vs Hobart.

Players and coaches will be selling the raffle tickets throughout the fall for $10.00 per ticket.

The prizes are:

1st Prize-- Sidney Crosby "Winter Classic". Framed 38" x 38" Signed by Sidney Crosby and one of only 87 copies

2nd Prize-- Bobby Orr "The Prize" Framed 26" x 34" Signed by Bobby Orr and is an Open Edition

3rd Prize-- Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle Framed 30.75" x 24.75" One of only 40 copies

You can get information by calling Coach Dickinson's office at 585.395.5351

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


The location of the Division III version of the Frozen Four for the 2009-2010 season has been a topic of debate in recent months. Some NCAA documents and those who closely follow the game had the site located out west at Ridder. Other documents and fans said the championship would be held yet again at Lake Placid.

Well, the drama is over. The Olympic Regional Development Authority says that the village of Lake Placid is hosting the event for the third year in a row on March 19 and 20 of 2010.

That is great news for New Yorkers. Once again, DIII's premier event will be in our backyard (albeit six hours away from Brockport) at the most hallowed venue for American hockey, Herb Brooks Arena. I'm looking forward to attending again, making it the fourth DIII Frozen Four I've been to.

ORDA has posted an event for this on Facebook:

To buy tickets and get information in the coming months, visit ORDA's website:

Monday, August 17, 2009


In an effort to continue the promotion of the team on campus, in the community, and across Division III, I have created a Twitter account for the team that will focus on newsy items about the team and tidbits from this blog.

To follow the Twitter go to:

Sunday, August 16, 2009


The Golden Eagles Hall of Fame recognizes athletes, coaches and/or administrators who have made outstanding contributions to the intercollegiate athletics program at the State University of New York College at Brockport.

So far, 151 athletes and coaches have been inducted...and not one of them from the hockey program.

That will change this fall. The Athletics Department has announced that E.J. McGuire is among the 5 inductees in this year's Hall of Fame class who will be inducted on September 26th.

E.J. is a 1975 graduate of the College who was a gritty, hardworking player best known for his five assists (a single game record) against St. John Fisher in his senior year. Shortly after finishing his masters degree, the cerebral McGuire took control of the team and was the head coach from the '77-'78 season through the '81-'82 season, compiling a 44-74-1 record.

The Brockport experience helped prepare him for a great career in the management side of professional hockey. McGuire is one of the most respected men in NHL circles.

He twice served as a Philadelphia Flyers assistant coach, under Mike Keenan from 1984 to 1988 and Bill Barber in the 2001-2002 season. In the 80's stint McGuire and the team won three straight Patrick Division titles and went to the Stanley Cup Finals twice.

McGuire is now the Director of Central Scouting for the NHL. The Central Scouting Service provides leagues and team directories, schedules and rosters for dozens of leagues and tournaments in North America and Europe that have NHL prospects participating in them. A focus is placed on the CHL, U.S.College and US Junior leagues and as a result, the department provides NHL scouts a weekly injury update and player movements report for those leagues. Along with these reports, Central Scouting provides NHL teams with video footage of top prospects and two player ranking lists during the season. These lists are used by NHL clubs as a second opinion and as an aid in making their own prospect evaluations. Over the last few years Central Scouting has been inviting approximately 100 of the top prospects from around the world to Toronto for Medical and Fitness testing. This event allows NHL teams to view these top players prior to the entry draft during medical and physical tests and gives them an opportunity for one on one interviews with the players.


One of Brockport's newest students and hockey players is Adam Korol, a 6'2", 185-pound defenseman from Hurley, NY who played in 40 games for the Walpole Express last season. Here's an interview with Adam...

What's your hockey history?

07-09 Walpole Express (AJHL)
06-07 Hudson Valley Eagles (MJHL) / Brewster Bulldogs (Empire Jr. B)
05-06 Albany Jr River Rats (CHA)

How would you describe your style of play?

Stay at home defenseman

The GM of the Walpole Express, Rob Barletta, calls you "Mr. Steady." How did that name come about?

Mr. Barletta and my coach at the time Chris Cerrella used to call me that. It was because I played hard and consistent every game.

Who are your all-time favorite NHL players and why?

I'm a Devils fan so players like Brodeur, Stevens, and Daneyko

What sold you on Brockport?

The players, when I came to visit, were great and made it a fun time for me. Also, the in-state tuition helped my decision a lot, being from New York.

Monday, August 10, 2009


In May, Tim Crowley graduated from the College at Brockport after an enjoyable and productive 4 years in the hockey program. Last season, he had 27 points. In his junior year he was arguably Brockport’s best player down the stretch when he had 19 points, 13 of them in January and February when Brockport was trying to make the playoffs.

Tim has always played the game the right way. Now, he’ll be coaching it the right way.

Tim was recently hired as the assistant coach for Brockport-rival Potsdam, joining Chris Bernard on the restructured coaching staff of a competitive team that went 6-6-4 in the SUNYAC last season and has a long history of success.

Brockport opens it season against Tim’s new team on October 30th. I recently interviewed Tim for Here’s the conversation…

How does it feel being hired by a team that was your enemy for four years?

I am really excited about the opportunity that I was offered and I am very thankful to Chris Bernard. As far as being offered the job in Potsdam ,to be honest I never felt they were much of an enemy because they were from my hometown so I always looked forward to competing against them.

Being that you're from Brasher Falls, which is basically in Potsdam's backyard, being able to coach your hometown college must be a hockey-dream-come-true...

Absolutely. I feel very fortunate that I have this coaching position because it was something I had always wanted to do when my college career came to an end. That, combined with the fact that it is essentially in my backyard, I would consider it a dream come true.

What do you see as some of Potsdam's greatest strengths heading into the 2009-2010 season?

I feel that we will be a team that will work hard day in and day out. I think that we have the talent to be a top team in the SUNYAC.

Brockport and Potsdam are long-time SUNYAC rivals and you'll get to see your old team twice a season. I imagine that has to be bittersweet and exciting at the same time...

I am sure that when the day comes it will be quite nerve wracking but at the end of the day I still want to win, regardless of who the opponent is.

What sort of experiences from your Brockport days will you be bringing with you to your coaching role?

I learned quite a bit throughout the past three years being coached by Coach Dickinson and Coach Digby. I will try to bring those experience and my own knowledge to the way I coach.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


The Brockport Golden Eagles have added another recruit in Mike Hayward. The 6' 2", 200-pound defenseman and Toronto native played for the Vaughan Vipers of the OJHL in 2008-2009. In 48 games he scored three goals while assisting on 21 more.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Gentry Zollars played for Brockport in 2007-2008, a season in which he tallied 10 points in 23 games. Now he's in Evansville. Here's the news release...

The Evansville IceMen of the All American Hockey League are excited to announce that they have signed 8 players to Training Camp Agreements. All eight of the player were present at the teams 2 day tryout camp in Evansville this weekend.

"It was a great 2 days of working out", IceMen head coach Jack Collins said. "We saw a lot of good things from a lot of players. In the end, these eight guys were the ones that really stood out and that we wanted to make sure we got into camp."

Thirty Seven players participated in the two day tryout camp that consisted of two on ice sessions and a full morning of strength and conditioning testing.

Players signing with the IceMen include:

Gentry Zollars: A 6 foot, 190 pound defenseman/forward from Bethel Park, PA. Gentry played at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He played the previous season for SUNY Brockport College, near Rochester, NY.

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