Monday, January 10, 2011


Junior Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) has been selected as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Player of the week for the week ending Jan. 9 and freshman Joe Reagan (Yonkers, NY) has been tabbed as the conference Rookie of the Week for the same time period.

Finnerty was honored due to his high scoring output for the week. In three games, the junior center scored three goals and handed out five assists. He scored once against No. 15 Hobart College early in the week and then added two goals and four assists in a 9-6 victory over Western New England College Friday night. The six points in a single game has not happened for Brockport hockey since October 2000 when Nick Smyth scored five goals and added an assist in a win over Humber College. In Saturday’s rematch with Western New England, Finnerty added two more assists to his weekly tally.

Regan was equally impressive on the defensive end of the ice as he played in each of the three games in the week earning a 2-0 record with a 2.13 goals against average and a .926 saves percentage for the week. The freshman played the second half of the Tuesday night game at Hobart and turned away all 20 shots he faced. Against Western New England on Friday, he made 19 saves and allowed two goals in the first 51 minutes of the game before being replaced by senior backup Jeremy Rossignolo. On Saturday, Reagan played the entire game allowing three goals and making 24 saves.

For Brockport, the awards are the third and fourth weekly conference awards earned by the Golden Eagles this season. Oliver Wren was the goalie of the week for the first week of the season and freshman defenseman Patrick Hayden was the conference Rookie of the Week award winner for the week ending December 6.