Sunday, November 11, 2012


As reported by the Athletic Department....

Four different players scored goals for The College at Brockport Hockey team including senior Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT/Vaughan Vipers) and freshman Shane Cavailieri (Richmond Hill, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore Patriots) in the third period but Elmira College built a 5-2 lead early in the third and held on for a non-conference victory Saturday night at the Murray Athletic Center in Pine Valley, NY near Elmira.

Brockport (2-4-1 overall) held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the first two periods as junior Steve Sachman (Medford, NY/New York Bobcats) and freshman Jeremy DeFazio (Oakville, ONT/Georgetown Raiders) each scored for the Golden Eagles. Elmira (3-2) scored with just 10 seconds left in the second period to tie the score heading into the final stanza.

In the third period, Elmira scored three times with two of the goals coming in a span of 12 seconds to take a 5-3 lead.
Brockport battled back and made it a 5-3 game after a turnover behind the Elmira goal was centered in front and a crossing pass to the stick of Cavailieri was redirected into the open half of the net.

The Golden Eagles trimmed the lead to just a goal as Hayward skated in from the blue line on a power play and made his way to the front of the net where he sent a shot past the glove hand of the Elmira goalie and Brockport trailed 5-4 midway through the final period.

Late in the period, both teams were whistled for penalties for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct after several hard hits were delivered by Brockport players. Brockport earned a power play opportunity in the final two minutes but were unable to capitalize but did control the play in the Elmira end of the rink for most of the remainder of the contest.

Brockport returns to action Friday as the Golden Eagles return to State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play hosting Potsdam and Plattsburgh on Friday and Saturday respectively.