Saturday, February 22, 2014


Tonight is Senior Night, when the team recognizes the elder statesmen of the program for their 4 years of commitment to the program.

Those who will be leaving us after the playoffs:

Chris Cangro: The cerebral forward has played in 89 games in which he has posted a 25-33-58 line. He has been instrumental in securing a playoff spot this year: A man possessed in conference play, he has 17 points in 13 such games this season. He ranks 3rd in the SUNYAC in conference scoring (just 2 points back from the leader) and is ranked 1st in conference assists this season.

Bobby Conner: Young Bobby is a fan favorite -- you can tell by his gigantic blow-own photo that has adorned many a game from the Eagles Nest. He has seen action in 47 games in which he has produced a 6-14-20 stat line. His best season was his freshman year, when he led all Brockport freshman and sophomores in games played (24), assists (8) and scoring (12). 

Matt DeLuca: The captain has been one of the most professional men on and off the ice over the past four years, always setting an example. He has seen action in 96 games and sports a 4-15-19 line which belies his importance to the team: He is a defense-first -- and defense-always -- blueliner who does the not-so-sexy things that don't appear on the score sheet. A testament to his focus: He has amassed only 62 penalty minutes over his NCAA career.

Joey Reagan: Despite being a mid-season cut, Joe will still be recognized at Senior Night. And for good reason: Over 4 seasons Joe saw action in 17 games, in which he posted a .886 save percentage and 4.65 GAA. His first season was one of the best for a freshman Brockport goalie -- playing in half the games, he had a .895 save percentage that had been sitting above .900 for most of the season.

Brendon Rothfuss: The two-sport star has been snake-bitten by injuries over the years. The always-hustling forward has sustained numerous injuries at the rink and on the lacrosse field which have kept him from playing and have limited his talent on the ice. Even so, he has played in 77 games, in which he has an 18-25-43 line.Among his more exciting goals was the OT game-winner against WNEC earlier this year.

Steve Sachman: The senior with the NHL-calibre shot has played in 67 games in which he has amassed a 12-15-27 line. He has really brought the thunder over the years when called upon. His best year was his sophomore campaign, in which he had played in 25 games and had a 7-9-16 line with a shorthanded goal and a game-winner. In November of that year he was SUNYAC player of the week thanks to a win against #14 Geneseo on the road in which he scored 2 goals.

Sean Wallace: A local product, Sean has played in 35 games as a blueliner, posting a 3-3-6 line. It was good to see him back with the Golden Eagles after a missed junior year. Among his highlights was a goal in a memorable and emotionally-draining affair against Fredonia at Tuttle North that ended in a 2-2 tie on 2011's Senior Night (just one night after he netted his first collegiate goal).

Thank you for the memories, guys, and may your post-college careers and family lives be exciting and fruitful.