Sunday, November 2, 2014


Here's the recap from the Brockport Athletic Department...

The College at Brockport dropped its first road game of the season Saturday night, falling 7-1 to Nazareth.

The loan goal for the Golden Eagles was scored by freshman Ryan Kangas (Williamstown, MA) late in the third period on an assist from junior Chris Luker (New Hartford, NY) to cut the lead to 4-1 but Brockport couldn't overcome the disadvantage.

Nazareth applied consistent pressure in the first period. Goalie Aaron Green kept the Golden Eagles in the game making 10 saves and holding Nazareth to a 1-0 lead.

The Golden Flyers held the power play advantage converting three of their seven opportunities into goals. Brockport was unable to score on its five power play attempts.

Junior Shane Cavalieri (Richmond Hill, ONT) had a nice opportunity on a power play in the second period as he took a shot off a deflection from defenseman Dylan Howatt (Fairport, NY). The Golden Flyers had trouble clearing the puck, but the Golden Eagles were unable to capitalize as Nazareth finally sent the puck down the length of the ice to clear the man advantage.

Late in the third period Brockport had trouble staying out of the penalty box and as a result gave up two short-handed goals in less than 30 seconds. Green finished the game with 23 saves.


Here's the recap from Naz's athletic department.....

Junior defenseman Don Olivieri scored two goals and added an assist and junior forward Rocky Gruttadauria also scored twice as Nazareth opened its 2014-15 hockey season with a 7-1 non-conference win over Brockport at the Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex.

The Golden Flyers built a 3-0 lead after two periods and scored four more times in the final 20 minutes to win decisively. Brockport opened its season Friday with a 3-1 loss to Hobart and now stand at 0-2.

Gruttadauria scored the first two goals of the game -- his first two as a Golden Flyer -- to stake Nazareth to an early lead. His first goal came midway through the opening period off an assist from junior Tom
Seravalli. Then in the second period, he scored on the power play at 13:45 with Brockport's Troy Polino in the box for tripping. Olivieri and Scott Dawson gained assists.

Before the second period ended, David Seward scored to make it 3-0 with assists from Ben Blasko and Dominik Gabaj.

Gabaj, who transferred to Nazareth from Monroe Community College, scored his first goal for the Golden Flyers at 1:38 of the third as Nazareth continued to dominate. Blasko picked up his second of three assists.

Brockport's Ryan Kangas broke up the shutout bid with the Golden Eagles' lone goal at 11:10 of the third, but Nazareth answered just 1:10 later when C.J. Murray connected off assists from Julius Tamasy and freshman Matt Manzella. That triggered a three-goal burst in the span of 1:23. After Brockport's Chad Cummings drew a major penalty, Nazareth scored twice on the five-minute power play with both goals coming from Olivieri, who also transferred to Nazareth last season. Dawson drew the assist on the first goal while Tamasy and Blasko assisted on the second.

Nazareth had shooting advantages in all three periods and had a 33-24 edge overall. Junior Ed Zdolshek kept the Golden Eagles off the scoreboard until midway through the third period and ultimately finished with 23 saves. Aaron Green started in goal for Brockport and had 23 saves before being lifted in the third period. Andrew Winsor played the finaol 6:15 and made three saves.

Nazareth went 3-for-5 on the power play, while Brockport was 0-for-5.