Sunday, January 20, 2013


Freshman James Ryan (Richmond Hill, ONT/Toronto Lakeshore Patriots) scored midway through the third period to give The College at Brockport Hockey team a 1-0 lead but Fredonia battled back and tied the game three minutes later and the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game ended in a 1-1 tie Saturday night in Brockport.

After two scoreless periods of play, Ryan finally put the Golden Eagles (4-12-2, 3-6-1 SUNYAC) on the board sending the puck into the back of the net after a shot and save left several players in front of the Fredonia net. Jesse Facchini (Mississauga, ONT/Mississauga Chargers) and Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY/NY Bobcats) were credited with assists on the play.

Exactly three minutes later, Fredonia tied the game on a play in close to Brockport goalie Jared Lockhurst (Caledon, ONT/Wellington Dukes). Mat Hehr scored the goal for Fredonia.

Brockport had scoring chances late in the third period and also held a 5-1 shots advantage in the five minute overtime period but could not find the back of the net.

Lockhurst finished with 37 saves while Mark Friesen stopped 40 shots for Fredonia.

Brockport and Fredonia remain tied for the sixth and final playoff spot in the SUNYAC standings. The Golden Eagles return to action Friday with a trip to Oswego that starts a string of five consecutive road games before returning home Feb. 15 for the Fifth Annual Saves for a Cure Night game against Morrisville.