Monday, February 13, 2012


Junior forward Nick Panepinto (Tonawanda, NY) of the men’s ice hockey team has been named The College at Brockport Male Athlete of the Week following two weekend victories for the Golden Eagles.

On Friday night against No. 3 Nationally Ranked Plattsburgh, Panepinto scored the game-winning goal with three minutes remaining to upset the Cardinals at Tuttle North Ice Arena. Brockport added an insurance goal to seal the 4-2 victory.

On Saturday night, Panepinto scored two goals against Potsdam as the Golden Eagles moved into a tie for sixth place, the final playoff spot in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), with the Bears. Panepinto scored the game’s first goal in the second period. With Brockport clinging to 4-3 lead, Panepinto added his second goal of the game with five minutes remaining to seal the victory for the Golden Eagles.

Panepinto now has nine goals and eight assists for 17 points on the season, good enough for fourth on the team. The Golden Eagles and Potsdam both have 12 points in the conference standings. Brockport has one game remaining, a Feb. 18 meeting at Morrisville while Potsdam has two games remaining against Cortland and Oswego.