Friday, November 30, 2012


Trenton Golden Hawks netminder Andrew Winsor has confirmed his commitment to join The College at Brockport Golden Eagles beginning with the 2013-14 SUNYAC season.

The 5'8", 175 lbs. native of Cobourg, Ontario joined the Golden Hawks last season, backing-up starter Spencer Finney, and he would not lose a single game in regulation time, posting an impressive 11-0-2 record with two shutouts, a 1.89 goals against average and a .934 save percentage in 14 games played.  The 19-year old entered this season as the Hawks starter and has not disappointed.

Season Team Lge GP A PIM Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct GP A PIM
2011-12 Trenton Golden Hawks OJHL 14 1 4 824 26 0 2 1.89 11 0 2 366 0.934 ---
2012-13 Trenton Golden Hawks OJHL 14 0 2 727 29 0 0 2.3910 2 0 319 0.917


Following a Thanksgiving weekend of non-conference play, the Golden Eagles travel to Morrisville tonight to take on these SUNYAC foes.

The Mustangs are dead last in the conference at 0-6 and they sport a 0-10-1 overall record. Their program has been in disarray since their coach resigned prior to the start of the season. 7 times this year they’ve allowed more than 3 goals. And, in 5 games they’ve scored only once (and put up just 2 goals on 2 other occasions).

Brockport should add to their league standing with this game, but, even so, Morrisville shouldn’t be discounted. They’re hungry for a win and as they showed in last season’s finale that kept Brockport out of the playoffs – they can bring it. These guys love to play spoiler and they play with plenty of pride.

Their #1 player is Mike Dolman, someone who lingered on a deep Neumann bench, but now that he has found a place where he can play, has shined (4 goals, 4 assists in 10 games). USCHO even ran an article about him this week:

Another fellow to watch out for is 6’1” junior defenseman James Jarvis who has posted two consecutive 15-point seasons (pretty solid for a DIII blueliner) and is on pace to rival that this year (7 points after 10 games). As a freshman, he was named honorable mention for the All-SUNYAC team.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Trenton Golden Hawks defenceman Robbie Hall (photo credit - Shawn Muir/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join The College at Brockport Golden Eagles beginning with the 2013-14 SUNYAC season.

The 20-year old native of Schaumburg, Illinois joined the Golden Hawks this season after being picked up from the CCHL's Smiths Falls Bears where he played the last two years. 

The stay-at-home, rock solid defenceman instantly became one of the club's leaders on the back-end and was named an alternate captain as well.  Thus far this season, the rearguard has recorded nine assists and ten points in 23 games played for the first place squad.

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2009-10 Texas Tornado NAHL 6 0 0 0 6 0

2010-11 Smiths Falls Bears CCHL 37 1 10 11 51  

2011-12 Smiths Falls Bears CCHL 56 9 28 37 67   4 0 2 2 6
2012-13 Trenton Golden Hawks OJHL 23 1 9 10 22 0


Chase Nieuwendyk has been selected as the SUNYAC Ice Hockey Rookie of the Week. Nieuwendyk scored two goals in just his second game of the season against Tufts. He scored the team's first goal, coming on a power play opportunity. Both goals scored came when Brockport was trailing by one goal at the time.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Freshman Chase Nieuwendyk (Georgetown, ONT/Trenton Golden Hawks) of the men’s hockey team has been selected as The College at Brockport Male Athlete of the Week. In just his second appearance of the season, Nieuwendyk scored two goals against Tufts University on Sunday.

Taking part in the Rutland Herald Invitational, Nieuwendyk made his first appearance of the season in the first round on Saturday against host Castleton. The freshman had just one shot against Castleton, but came back to score his first two goals of the season against Tufts in the consolation match.

Trailing 1-0 in the first period, Nieuwendyk’s first goal came on a power play opportunity to tie the game. Tufts scored its second goal 1:07 into the second period, but Nieuwendyk tied the game up once again. The Golden Eagles surrendered three third period goals and fell to Tufts 6-3.

The Golden Eagles will take on Morrisville on the road on Nov. 30 for a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


The recap of Sunday's game, courtesy of the sports information desk...

Three third period goals brought The College at Brockport Hockey team to defeat on Sunday afternoon, falling to Tufts University 6-3 in the consolation game of the Rutland Herald Invitational in Rutland, VT. The Golden Eagles are now 3-7-1 on the year.

Brockport held a 3-2 advantage midway through the second period, but the Jumbos tied the game up moments later. Tufts scored a goal at the 2:28 mark of the third period and tacked on two more scores to close out the game. Chase Niewundyk (Georgetown, ONT/Trenton Golden Hawks) scored Brockport's first two goals while Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT/Vaughan Vipers) netted the third.

Joe Reagan (Yonkers, NY/NY Bobcats) made his first appearance of the season in net for Brockport as the junior stopped 22 shots in 60 minutes of action.
Tufts opened up the game with a goal at the 3:54 mark of the first period. Brockport played from behind for the next ten minutes until Nieuwendyk netted his first goal of the season. The freshman was making just his second appearance of the year. Nieuwendyk's goal came one minute into a power play opportunity. Hayward and Bobby Chayka (Hardwick, NJ/Granite City Lumberjacks) were credited with the assists.

The Jumbos regained the lead just one minute into the second period but the Golden Eagles didn't waste time responding. At the 5:36 mark, Nieuwendyk found the back of the net again, this time on assists from Scott Fasano (Mississauga, ONT/Orangeville Flyers) and Brendon Rothfuss (Webster, NY/Syracuse Stars).

Hayward gave Brockport its first lead of the four-team, two-day invitational with just over nine minutes remaining in the period. The senior captain netted his first power play goal of the season as Chayka and Rothfuss each earned their second assist of the day.

Brockport's lead was short-lived as Tufts scored the equalizer at the 14:53 mark of the second period. The Jumbos scored the game-winner early on in the third period and shutout Brockport for the final 20 minute period.

The Golden Eagles outshot Tufts 37-28 and won 37 of the game's 71 face-offs. Tufts scored just one power play goal against Brockport, but the Golden Eagles racked up 25 penalty minutes throughout the contest.

Brockport returns to State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play on Nov. 30 as the Golden Eagles travel to Morrisville for a 7:00 pm matchup with the Mustangs.


The report from the Athletic Department is as follows...

The College at Brockport Hockey team dropped its opening game at the Rutland Herald Invitational Saturday night, falling to host Castleton 3-2 in Rutland, VT. Shane Cavalieri (Richmond Hills, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore Patriots) paced the Golden Eagles with two goals against the Spartans.

Brockport rallied from a one-goal deficit on two separate occasions, once in the first period and again in the second. Castleton scored the final goal of the game with less than 10 minutes remaining in the contest and the Golden Eagles were unable to overcome a third deficit.

Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT/St. Michaels Buzzers) stopped a season-high 30 shots in net for the Golden Eagles (3-6-1) in the loss.

Castleton got on the scoreboard first, scoring a goal at the 9:01 mark of the first period. Cavalieri evened the game six minutes later on assists from Jesse Facchini (Mississauga, ONT/Mississauga Chargers) and Matt DeLuca (Skippack, PA/Syracuse Stars). Facchini's seven assists on the season are tied for most among freshman in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).

The Spartans regained the lead just 38 seconds into the second period to go up 2-1. Castleton held the lead for nearly 15 minutes until Cavalieri struck again. Cavalieri received a pass from fellow freshman Chad Cummings (Caledon, ONT/Wellington Dukes) to tie the game at two at the 15:31 mark. Cavalieri has scored a goal in three of the last four games for Brockport.

Both teams were locked in a tie heading into the third period. Castleton netted the game-winner at the 11:36 mark of the final session. The Golden Eagles pulled Green to gain an extra attacker for the final 1:09 but were unable to find the back of net.

Brockport was outshot by the Spartans 34-24 and were 0-2 on the power play. The Golden Eagles did not provide Castleton with any power play opportunities on the night.

The Golden Eagles will take on Tufts University tomorrow on the second day of the Rutland Herald Invitational. The Jumbos lost to Manhattanville 7-0 on Saturday. Game time is set for 4:00 pm.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Here's the report on the game from the Stylus's Brandon Wood...

There was no upset this time around. The College at Brockport ice hockey team, which defeated Plattsburgh State for just the second time in program history when it came to Tuttle North Ice Arena last season, fell 3-0 to the fourth-ranked team in the nation Saturday night.

“It’s always tough to play a team like Plattsburgh after they lost a game like they did last night against Geneseo because their coaches are real strict with them,” Head Coach Brian Dickinson said. “They played more physical than a typical Plattsburgh team and I think that was something we weren’t expecting.”

The game was physical from both sides, as each team had six penalties called against them.

Brockport (3-5-1 overall, 3-3 SUNYAC) was 0-for-6 on the power play, and is 7-for-43 this season.

“[Our power play] needs to play together and play as a unit,” Dickinson said. “You saw as the game wore on, they became individualistic. Guys were trying to shoot through bodies, we weren’t making the pass to the open guy, we were trying to force it to a certain player, and you just can’t do that against [Plattsburgh].”

Plattsburgh scored a late first period goal while Brockport was on the power play. Jared Docking took control of the puck in the Golden Eagles end off a turnover and beat Aaron Green, who’s started the last two games after Jared Lockhurst hurt his ankle against Elmira last weekend.

The Cardinals doubled their lead in the second period on a power play after freshman Kody Vaisanen was called for tripping. Mark Constantine was open at the bottom of the right circle after a flurry of passes to put the puck past Green.

The final goal of the game came in the third period when Alex Jensen scored with 13 minutes remaining. Green ended the game with 28 saves.

“I was happy with the fact that they only scored one goal at a time.” Dickinson said. “To hold (Plattsburgh) to one goal each period is pretty good, they’re notorious for scoring goals in bunches.”
Plattsburgh’s goalie, Mathieu Cadieux, made 29 saves against the Golden Eagles, the third time this season they have been shutout.

Brockport’s offense could be seeing a significant boost as Chase Nieuwendyk, nephew of three time Stanley Cup winner Joe Nieuwendyk, has been cleared for contact in practice this coming Monday. Nieuwendyk has missed the beginning of the season with a head injury.

“He’s a very skilled offensive player,” Dickinson said. “He put up points in his Junior League, which is one of the best in Canada. He’s calm with the puck, and you can see he’s good in around the net and he’s got good vision. Offensively, he will be a nice addition to get back.”

Brockport travels to the Rutland Herald Invitational tournament to take on Castleton Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. Based on results, they will face either Tufts or Manhattanville Sunday, Nov. 25 in either the consolation or championship game of the tournament.



The report from Brockport Athletics...

The College at Brockport Hockey team dropped a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest to No. 4 Plattsburgh on Saturday night, falling 3-0 at Tuttle North Ice Arena. The Golden Eagles are now 3-3 in the SUNYAC while Plattsburgh improves to 5-1.

Brockport allowed a late first period goal to the Cardinals, ranked No. 4 in the latest polls. Plattsburgh tacked on one goal in the second and finished off the game with a third period score. Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT/St.  Michaels Buzzers) stopped 28 shots in net for the Golden Eagles as the sophomore falls to 1-2 on the season. The Golden Eagles failed to score for the first time in five games after averaging almost four goals a game in their last four contests.

Brockport kept the Plattsburgh defense on its heels in the first 20 minutes as Brockport controlled the puck in the Cardinals' zone but were unable to score. Plattsburgh netted its first goal with just 1:20 remaining in the first period to take an early lead.

Plattsburgh took the 2-0 lead at the 7:46 mark of the second period, converting on the power play opportunity. Seven minutes into the third period the Cardinals scored their final goal to complete the shutout.

Brockport kept with the Cardinals in shots throughout the game as Plattsburgh held a narrow 31-29 shots advantage. The Golden Eagles failed to score on each of their six power play opportunities in the game. Bobby Conner (Lititz, PA/Philadelphia Junior Flyers) led the Golden Eagles with four shots on goal on the night.

Brockport will take a break from conference play as the Golden Eagles head to Vermont to take part in the Rutland Herald Invitational hosted by Castleton State. The Golden Eagles will take on Castleton on Nov. 24 followed by a match against either Tufts or Manhattanville on Nov. 25.

Saturday, November 17, 2012



The official report on the game from the Athletic Department....

Three freshmen teamed up to score an overtime goal for The College at Brockport Hockey team as the Golden Eagles edged out a 4-3 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory over Potsdam on Friday night. Shane Cavalieri (Richmond Hills, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore Patriots) scored the game-winner on assists from Chad Cummings (Caledon, ONT/Wellington Dukes) and James Ryan (Richmond Hills, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore Patriots). The Golden Eagles improve to 3-2 in the SUNYAC with the win.

Brockport tallied one goal in each of the first three periods and held a 3-1 advantage late in the third period before Potsdam scored two quick goals to tie the game. The contest went into overtime where both teams played a back-and-forth battle for the first four minutes of the extra session. Ryan collected a rebound on the left side and fed Cummings at the top of the zone who in turn fired a shot on net. Cavaieri positioned himself in front of the net for the rebound and netted the game-winner, the first of his Brockport career.

The Golden Eagles jump ahead of Potsdam in the SUNYAC standings and are in sole possession of fifth place after an eventful night in SUNYAC play. Geneseo upset No. 4 nationally ranked Plattsburgh while Cortland (2-3) dropped third-place Fredonia (3-3).

Brockport struck first against the Bears as Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT/Vaughan Vipers) put home a power play goal at the 6:44 mark. Hayward found himself in front of the Potsdam net and deflected a shot into the back of the goal for his second score of the season. Cavalieri and Jesse Facchini (Mississauga, ONT/Mississauga Chargers) were credited with the assists. Facchini, a freshman, leads the Golden Eagles with six assists on the year.

Steve Sachman (Medford, NY/New York Bobcats) put Brockport up 2-0 with six minutes to play in the second period. Sachman has now scored in back-to-back games for the Golden Eagles. Marcus Farmer (Caledon, ONT/Brampton Capitals) and Bobby Conner (Lititz, PA/Philadelphia Junior Flyers) each earned their first assists of the season on the play.

Potsdam responded with its first goal of the game with just under three minutes to play in the second period to cut Brockport's lead in half.

The Golden Eagles hung on to the one-goal lead until Sachman buried his second goal of the game at the 10:21 mark of the third period. Sachman received a pass from Hayward and skated past the blue line into the Bears' zone and beat Potsdam goalie Austin Keiser from the left side. Potsdam responded just two minutes later and tied the game up with six minutes remaining in the game. Neither team was able to convert the game-winner in regulation.

Brockport was able to keep Potsdam out of the shots column in overtime as the Golden Eagles managed five strikes of their own, the final resulting in the game-winner. Cavalieri's goal is the third of the season for the freshman and has scored a goal in three of Brockport's last four games.

Sophomore Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT/Wellington Dukes) got his second start in net for the Golden Eagles and stopped 22 shots, including nine in the third period. Brockport fired off a season-high 56 shots on the night while holding the Bears to just 25 shots on net.

Brockport will take on Plattsburgh tomorrow night at 7:00 pm in the Tuttle North Ice Arena. The Golden Eagles upset the Cardinals, ranked No. 3 nationally at the time, at Tuttle last season, scoring a 4-2 victory on Feb. 10.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Tonight features another critical SUNYAC match-up at Tuttle North as the Golden Eagles play host to the Potsdam Bears at 7:00. Both teams are tied at 2-2 in conference play and tonight’s affair will decide between fifth place and sixth place in the league.

As if that’s not incentive enough to dominate, the upperclassmen are likely motivated by Potsdam’s finagling of Brockport’s postseason hopes last season. For those unaware:

Last February, on home ice, Brockport beat Postdam 5-3. During that game, All-American James Cody cleanly leveled a Bear against the boards, sending the kid to the ice for a few minutes. James wasn’t penalized, but a few days later Potsdam protested the hit with DIII.

The NCAA, citing the power of the hit, suspended James for what would have been his last regular season game – a game, that had Brockport won (likely with the SUNYAC MVP on the ice) would have put the team in the playoffs. Without James, the team fell to Morrisville with just 7.6 seconds left. That brought a frustrating end to the season…and the careers of a fine bunch of seniors.

Potsdam’s self-serving actions (they needed Brockport to lose the Morrisville game), left a bad taste with players and fans alike (as you can tell, I still haven’t dropped it).  

So, there are some serious motivations behind tonight’s game.

What does Potsdam bring to the table?


How about a 3-2-0 record that’s seen them produce some gaudy offensive stats against conference opponents; putting up 4 against Plattsburgh, 5 against Buffalo State, and 9 against Morrisville? They will be putting a lot of pressure on Brockport netminder Jared Lockhurst, who has been raising eyebrows around DIII.

Junior Mike Arnold already has 11 points on the season and looks to be on pace to crack the 30-point barrier. He’s not afraid to take a shot and has 8 goals on the young season --- a stunning 1.6 per game. Some might say he’s playing out of his mind (he had just 13 points all last season), but I really think you’re looking at the maturation of a hockey player.

Trevor Cope has been a good linemate for him, as he sports a 1-7-8 line.  

#1 goalie Austin Keiser has stopped shots at an .884 clip, good for a 3.73 goals against.

Considering all of the above it should be a great game…lots of scoring opportunities….lots of hitting…lots of emotion. Don’t miss it! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012


This week's SUNYAC installment at looks at our puckstopper, the impenetrable Jared Lockhurst....

Anyone who wants to describe the term “textbook goaltender” is probably talking about some fantasy tale. There are as many ways to play the net as there are those willing to fill it, which is to say, “If it feels good, do it.”

Or maybe, “Don’t mess with success,” which is the story being crafted by Brockport freshman netminder Jared Lockhurst.

Lockhurst took hold of a crease vacated by graduated goalie Oliver Wren and has already established himself as one of the SUNYAC’s most prolific puck stoppers.

So far, he’s stopped pucks by the bushelful, 204 of them (out of 219 shots leveled at him). That includes the 42 saves he pulled off in his college debut, a 4-2 win over Buffalo State.

“I’ve got a (few) games under my best,” said Lockhurst, who hails from Caledon, Ont. “I’m starting to get a good feel for it.”

Indeed he is.

“He’s a quality goaltender,” said Golden Eagles coach Brian Dickinson. “When we recruited him, we knew he would have a chance to compete for the job. The door got open for him, and he’s kind of slammed it shut. He’s been outstanding in every game he’s played.”

No more so, perhaps than Friday’s nonconference clash with Hobart, when the No. 6 Statesmen fired 48 shots at him and had to settle for a 2-2 tie.


The Eagles Nest on Brockport TV recaps the Cortland game with video footage...

Brockport Hockey vs Cortland (11/3/12) from Brockport TV on Vimeo.


Ryan Johnson
Photo Credit: Shawn Muir/OJHL Images

Trenton Golden Hawks forward Ryan Johnson has confirmed his commitment to join The College at Brockport Golden Eagles beginning with the 2013-14 SUNYAC season.

The 20-year old native of Barrie, Ontario is currently playing in his fifth OJHL season after starting his junior career as a 16-year old member of the Collingwood Blues in 2008-09.  After notching 10 goals in only 26 games as a rookie, Johnson would split the next season between the Blues and the Hamilton Red Wings. 

The past two years saw him play with the Aurora Tigers as one of the club's most consistent scorers before finally making the move to Trenton this season, where he currently sits tied for sixth in socring on the club with 11 points in 19 games played.

Coming in at 5'11", 175 pounds, his stat lines have been:

2012/2013 Trenton 19 4 7 11 12 0 1 0 0 0
2011/2012 Aurora 35 9 17 26 23 1 3 0 0 1
2010/2011 Aurora 50 15 17 32 42 3 4 2 1 1
2010/2011 Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009/2010 Hamilton 30 6 15 21 46 1 3 0 0 2

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


In her weekly sports column for the Stylus, Editor-in-Chief Cassie Negley writes about the new-look Golden Eagles...

This isn’t your father’s Brockport, according to 16-year Brockport hockey head coach Brian Dickinson.

No, it’s not. It’s not even your older sibling’s Brockport. 

In the past there have been blowouts, sloppy play and wishy-washy effort. We’ve seen the first this year in an unfortunate 2-7 slaughter to upstart Nazareth on opening night. We haven’t seen either of the other two, though, which are really the ones that matter most. 

“We always kind of say hard work beats talent at this level 95 percent of the time,” Dickinson said after the Eagles tied No. 7 Hobart 2-2 Friday, Nov. 9. “So if you work hard and you’re more talented, the talent should win.”

Dickinson said that’s what happened in the 5-3 victory over Cortland. It’s also what happens in all the losses, even though they are losses. 

Because unlike your father’s Brockport and your older sibling’s Brockport, this Brockport plays hard for every second of that 60 minutes. 

The upsets over Elmira and Plattsburgh last season certainly helped catapult the current 2-4-1 record. Elmira was ranked No. 5 when Ian Finnerty, then a senior, scored the game winner in overtime at home Dec. 9. 

No. 3 Plattsburgh had completely dominated Brockport for 34 years when the Eagles won only their second of 75 games between the teams Feb. 10 in Tuttle North. 

Those two games made a statement and this year’s team is continuing it. Assistant coach and lead recruiter Nick Unger tweeted Friday before the game that to get respect, you must make a statement. 
That statement?

“The statement is, Brockport’s here to stay and it’s going to be a battle every night and you better bring your best if you want a chance to beat us,” Dickinson said. 

Freshman first-liner Jeremy DeFazio was at Tuttle North for both upsets and is ready to take other team’s bests. He made his official visit as a recruit for the Elmira game during finals week. 

committed to Brockport and made a trip back for the Plattsburgh game. He had a bye in the playoffs with the Georgetown Raiders and decided “why not?”

An upset over the nation’s No. 5 team. An upset of the century over perennial bully and No. 3 Plattsburgh. DeFazio has to be the good luck charm, right? 

He says Unger and Dickinson like to call him that, but his answer goes back to the new view of Brockport hockey. 

“I think you create your own luck,” DeFazio said the night before he scored his first collegiate goal in a 4-5 loss at Elmira. “I wouldn’t say I’m the good luck charm, I’d say we’re going to create our own luck and win with work ethic. 

“We have a good squad and some great coaches who are being really patient with the obviously big freshman class and having a young team.”

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that. The Eagles are flying with only two seniors and with a whopping 14 freshmen who make up exactly one-half of the roster. 

Veteran players are riding the bench and rookies are dominating play. If you’re winning, why change things? If you’re working hard to not lose your spot and you deserve it, there’s no point in putting a guy in simply because he’s been around a few years.

“Nobody’s given the door a crack for the veterans to get back in who are out,” Dickinson said. “From a coach’s standpoint, it’s good to finally have that depth.”

Dickinson’s main example was last year’s finale in Morrisville. Ignoring that then-senior forward James Cody should never have been given a suspension for a hit he gave against Potsdam, the fact is he was out. And it hurt. 

The lines changed, resulting in one goal and missed playoff hopes in that game. Hopefully, that won’t happen this year, as the depth is deeper than your older sibling’s team by far. And the freshmen are downright dirty good. 

It’s all that, and maybe a little luck of the DeFazio, that makes this team more than its 2-4-1 record. It makes them a team to enjoy watching, even if the final score is a defeat. 

As Dickinson said,  “We’re not anybody’s cupcake.”



Here's a recap of the Hobart and Elmira games written by Brandon Wood for this week's Stylus..

For the second week in a row, the Brockport Golden Eagles ice hockey team took on a ranked foe and proved it will be competitive against any team it plays, according to Head Coach Brian Dickinson.

Brockport (2-4-1 overall) tied 2-2 with non-conference opponent No. 7 Hobart at home Friday, Nov. 9 on a night where it held a 2-0 lead after the first period.

“We came out with a lot of energy against a good team,” Dickinson said. “We took it to them in the first period and put them in some positions that they weren’t used to.”

Chris Cangro opened the scoring with his team-leading fourth goal while the Eagles were on the power play with seven minutes remaining in the first period.        

James Ryan scored his first collegiate goal four minutes later to make it 2-0 in favor of the Golden Eagles heading into the first intermission, despite Hobart leading 12-10 in shots.

In the second period, Hobart’s Robert Sovik scored an early goal to cut Brockport’s lead in half.

Two minutes later, Brockport freshman Michael Zagari was assessed a five-minute major penalty and ejected for contact to the head of Sovik. Dickinson was noticeably upset and animated on the bench after the call.

“He didn’t get him in the head, I don’t think,” Dickinson said. “The kid didn’t stay down, but apparently the [referees] saw it a little bit differently.”

Brockport did not allow a goal on the ensuing power play, but Hobart captain Frank Salituro scored a highlight reel type of goal from a tough angle near the bottom of the left circle to tie the game at two.

“[It was a] bad break there,” Dickinson said. “We do a great job of killing off the five, and [Salituro] wires one home. It was an NHL-style shot.”

Hobart dominated the third period and overtime, as they outshot the Golden Eagles 21-2. Freshman Jared Lockhurst continued his impressive season, making a season high 46 saves.

Brockport traveled to Elmira for another non-conference contest Saturday, Nov. 10. Despite holding two leads during the game, the Eagles were defeated 5-4.

Just like in the Hobart game, Brockport opened the game with a power play goal. Freshman Jeremy DeFazio scored his first collegiate goal with assists going to captain Mike Hayward and Jesse Facchini.

Elmira tied the game despite being shorthanded with one minute remaining in the first period.

Early in the second period, junior Steve Sachman scored to give Brockport a 2-1 lead, its last of the game as Elmira scored the next four goals of the game unanswered. Two of those goals came within a span of 12 seconds early in the third period.

Sophomore Aaron Greene replaced Lockhurst in goal mid-way through the third after he allowed five goals and made 23 saves. Lockhurst has faced 219 shots to date, allowing only 15 goals.

“We have many young defensemen and 14 freshmen on the team, so we’re still trying to get used to each other,” Lockhurst said about the large amounts of shots on goal this year. “We’ve definitely come a long way so far.”

The Golden Eagles climbed back into the contest with goals from Shane Cavalieri and a power play goal from Hayward to make the score 5-4, but were unable to score on a power play in the last two minutes of the game.

Despite being unable to score with a man advantage in the late stages of the game, Dickinson has been happy with the way his power play has evolved in recent games. Their power play, which was 1-for-19 to start the season, has scored five power play goals in their last 14 chances with a man advantage.

“It’s just cohesiveness,” Dickinson said. “[They’ve had] a chance to keep working in practice. We were well prepared for tonight, we had some good film from their recent game against Cortland and knew what they were going to do. We put in a specific power play against their penalty kill.”

For the third straight weekend, Brockport will face a ranked opponent as it returns to SUNYAC play next weekend. The Eagles play host to Potsdam Friday, Nov. 16 and No. 4 Plattsburgh Saturday, Nov. 17. Puck drop for both games is at 7 p.m. at Tuttle North Ice Arena.



This takes on special, added meaning nowadays when I see so many people texting and browsing their smartphones at the games...

Sunday, November 11, 2012



The Brampton (ON) Guardian has an article about Jared Lockhurst in Saturday's paper...

Freshman Jared Lockhurst of The College at Brockport hockey team was recently named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Goaltender of the Week.

Lockhurst stopped 68 shots in two games as the Golden Eagles went 1-1 in SUNYAC.

Lockhurst blocked 22 shots in the third period alone— and 42 saves overall— as Brockport hung on to a one-goal lead against Buffalo State University. Brockport scored an empty net goal on their only shot of the period to claim the win.

Fellow BYHA grad Jonathan Demme netted the game-winner for Brockport, who has several of Lockhurst’s Brampton Capitals teammates on the roster including Marcus Farmer, Chad Cummings and Chase Nieuwendyk. Brampton native Luke Colavecchia, who played  for the North York Rangers, is also at Brockport.

Lockhurst is 2-2 on the season with his losses being 2-0 and 1-0. He has a .944 save percentage and 2.01 goals-against average.

Ironically, the 2-0 loss Lockhurst suffered was to Oswego State, which had three more of Lockhurst’s former Capitals teammates on its roster— Chris Muise, Tyler Leimbrick and Taylor Farris.