Monday, November 28, 2011


The Athletic Department reports on Sunday's win...

Senior James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) scored career goals number 48, 49 and 50 to lead The College at Brockport Hockey team to a 7-3 victory over Nichols College Sunday afternoon in the consolation game of the Skidmore College Invitational Tournament in Saratoga Springs.

Cody's 50 career goals ties him for No. 6 on the all-time list with Sean O'Neill who played in the mid-90's. He also moved closer to the 100-career point mark and stands at 98 points with 50 goals and 48 assists in his prolific career.

Brockport (2-6-2) fell behind allowing a pair of goals in the second period but used a power play goal by Cody with 3:30 left in the period to get the offense back on track. One minute later, freshman Troy Polino (Limerick, PA) scored on a wrap-around shot to tie the game at 2-2.

“I was impressed with the way (James) Cody stepped up his play especially with the way we had to change up the lines during the game,” said head coach Brian Dickinson. “He took it upon himself to carry the team and he really kept his composure and gave the team a great spark at the end of the second period and into the third.”

Early in the third period, Ian Finnerty (Ardmore, PA) was whistled with a major penalty and a game misconduct for hitting from behind leaving the Golden Eagles on a five-minute penalty kill. Cody stole a pass a minute into the man advantage and skated the length of the ice on a breakaway and scored with a shot to the glove side to give Brockport the 3-2 lead.

Two minutes later, Nichols had a player called for a contact to the head and game misconduct penalty giving Brockport the man advantage and sophomore Steve Sachman (Medford, NY) took advantage with a power play goal to stretch the lead to 4-2 with less than 13 minutes left in the third period.

After Nichols (1-5-1) scored to cut the lead to 4-3 at the midpoint of the period, Cody completed the hat trick as time was running down with 2:10 left in the period as he sent a wrist shot into the top corner of the goal.

Just 43 seconds later, Polino scored his second goal of the game with assists going to Sachman and Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY) to make it a 6-3 Brockport lead. With 39 seconds remaining, Colby Spooner (Hilton, NY) netted his first goal of the season with assists from Brett Jendra (Bolingbrook, IL) and Alexander Quendler (Klosterneuberg, Austria) each picking up their first points of the season.

Freshman Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT) made his first career start and stopped 18 shots to earn the victory. Jacob Rinn made 30 saves including 17 in the third period when Brockport held a 22-5 shots advantage.

“Aaron (Green) played a very good game with his first career start,” said Dickinson. “He didn't need to make a lot of saves but he made the ones we needed him to especially in the third period when we were only up a goal and they were on a power play.”

Brockport returns to action, Saturday, December 3 with a 7 pm game at home against Morrisville. The game has been designated as the Saves for a Cure benefit game. Brockport will be wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. The on-line auction will run all week and end Sunday, December 4 at 5 pm.