Saturday, December 3, 2016


The Golden Eagle hockey team fell to Buffalo State by a score of 4-1 Friday night, dropping them to 3-5-1 on the season, while the Bengals improve to 7-2-1.

The majority of this contest was a back-and-forth affair, with the teams knotted at a goal apiece with just seven minutes remaining in the third period. Two late empty net goals put the game out of reach, allowing the Bengals to come away with the win.

The lone goal of the first period went to Buffalo State, when Mac Wood found the back of the net off of assists from Anthony Passero and Zach Remers. Despite the goal, the Green and Gold controlled the period, leading the shots on goal battle 9-8.

Brockport was able to tie the game at 1-1 early in the second when Connor Hutchins notched his fifth goal of the season off of assists from Aidan Verbeke and Jake Taylor. Hutchins is now tied with Verbeke for the team-lead in goals, having each scored five.

Despite suffering his first loss of the season, freshman goaltender Matt Schneider had another terrific outing, stopping 22 of the 24 Bengal shots he faced, for a save percentage of .916.