Friday, August 30, 2013


The College at Brockport Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Golden Eagle Society will induct a class of 13 former athletes, coaches and contributors into the Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 28 as part of the 2013 Homecoming Weekend festivities.

The Class of 2013 includes Donald E. Kwak '63.

Kwak was instrumental in the development of an ice hockey club at Brockport that eventually became the varsity team at the college. He went on to become one of the top off-ice officials in the National Hockey League.

The induction ceremony has been changed from the traditional Saturday evening dinner to a late morning brunch ceremony at 12 pm. The class will participate in the annual Homecoming parade at 4 pm and then be formally introduced at halftime of the Homecoming football game against Alfred that starts at 6 pm.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


The Golden Eagles ice hockey team spent Friday, August 23rd at the freshmen residence halls helping to move in some of the Freshmen class of 2017. The team assisted with unloading the new students' belongings from their vehicles into the students' rooms. This was the ninth consecutive year that the team has volunteered during Move In Day. In addition to providing a helping hand, the guys were very helpful in answering questions about where classrooms and offices were located as well as promoting the upcoming hockey season. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference-- in which DIII powerhouse Gustavus Adolphus plays -- has shaken up intercollegiate hockey by announcing that it will be the first conference in Division III to adopt the shootout for conference games.

They recently adopted the four-official system, mirroring what happened in the SUNYAC.

That begs the question: Will the SUNYAC copy the MIAC and go with shootouts?

I certainly hope not.

I'm old school with hockey: Shootouts take what was 65 minutes of a team game and total team effort and transform it into a game decided by a select few individuals each working independently. If I wanted a mano-a-mano sport, I'd watch tennis or bowling. Let's keep with tradition.

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Friday, August 16, 2013


In a league as competitive as the SUNYAC, all off-season changes carry serious weight, from the graduation of players to the addition of new recruits to coaching moves.

Such a change took place this week in the conference as Cortland head coach Joe Baldarotta announced his retirement. Cortland's current associate director of athletics Tom Cranfield will coach the Red Dragons in 2013-14. Cranfield previously coached the team from 2001-07.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013


The Sixth Annual Saves for a Cure fundraising weekend is scheduled for February 7-8, 2014 as the Golden Eagles take on Geneseo at 7 pm Friday night and host a fundraising brunch Saturday.

Six years ago an idea was hatched to hold a charity game and fundraising weekend around the Saves for a Cure organization that was started by former Golden Eagles goalie Todd Sheridan. Since its inception, the charity events have raised over $20,000 with a majority of that money being donated to the Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester.

The Brockport Department of Athletics will donate all of the ticket proceeds from the game and the commemorative jerseys worn by the Golden Eagles will be auctioned off for the charity as well.