Saturday, November 12, 2011


Sophomore Steve Sachman (Medford, NY) scored two third period goals to seal a 6-1 victory for The College at Brockport Hockey team Friday night in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game in Geneseo.

Brockport (1-4-1 Overall, 1-3-1 SUNYAC) fell behind in the first period when Geneseo (3-3-0, 3-2-0) scored on a power play with less than six minutes to play in the opening period.

Three minutes later, sophomore Mike Hollander (Thornhill, ONT) scored his first goal as a Golden Eagle to tie the score as the evenly played first period ended in a 1-1 tie.

In the second period, Brockport wasted little time in taking the lead as freshman Troy Polino (Limerick, PA) scored his first collegiate goal giving the Golden Eagles a 2-1 lead just 1:30 into the second stanza.

With Brockport holing the one goal lead until late in the period, the Golden Eagles started to pull away in the final minutes of the period as senior James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) and junior defenseman Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT) scored two minutes apart in the closing three minutes of the period for a 4-1 Brockport lead after 40 minutes of action.

Sachman added a power play goal midway through the third period and then, 1:30 later, scored a short-handed goal to make it a 6-1 Brockport lead. Both of Sachman's goals were unassisted.

Brockport was 2-for-6 on the man advantage and took just three penalties in the game limiting Geneseo to two power play opportunities.

Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) and Brendon Rothfuss (Webster, NY) added two assists each while Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY), Adam Shoff (Port Dover, ONT) and Bobby Conner (Lititz, PA) contributed one assist each for the Brockport offense.

Senior Oliver Wren (Oakville, ONT) made 27 saves including 15 in the third period to record his first win of the season.