Sunday, November 12, 2017

Unbeaten streak snapped by Potsdam

The College at Brockport ice hockey team lost for the first time on Saturday against a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) opponent, SUNY Potsdam, by a score of 6-4.

Brockport now sports a 4-1-1 record and 1-1-1 in conference play. The Bears move to 4-1-1 on the year and 1-1-0 in SUNYAC competition.

The Golden Eagles got on the board first in the first period as Dylan Shapiro netted his third goal of the young season 3:27 into the frame. The lead was short lived however, as Brockport witnessed three unanswered goals land in the back of their net. As the horn sounded for the first intermission, the Green and Gold were down 3-1.

The second period saw the gap increase as Potsdam netted two more goals, to bring the score to 5-1. The fifth goal forced the hand of head coach Brian Dickinson and he made a goalie switch to bring in Matt Schneider in relief of Jake Moore. Schneider was immediately tested, but kept the Bears off the board the remainder of the period, making seven saves.

Brockport picked up their play in the final period of the game after Potsdam sixth-goal. In a matter of 30 seconds Danny Rock and Aidan Verbeke each netted a puck. Rock's goal came unassisted and Verbeke scored on a power play thanks to assists by Connor Hutchins and Hunter Laslo. Shane Visnick kept the run going, knocking in the team's third straight goal to cut the deficit to 6-4. Unfortunately, the team's comeback fell short and they suffered their first loss of the season.