Thursday, December 26, 2019

Hometown hero commits to Brockport

The East Coast Wizards are pleased to announce that Andrew Harley has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2020. In his second season with the Wizards, the '99 native of Brockport, NY has tallied 61 points in 76 career games in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).

"Andrew is far and away the most improved player on our team this season, and he may even be the most improved player in the entire league," said EHL head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "The dedication that he has put in both on and off the ice has been tremendous, and this year's results are completely earned. Kory [Falite] and I are beyond proud of the player that Andrew has become."

As Meyer mentioned, Harley has shown tremendous improvement during his time in the EHL, and it's very apparent from the numbers he's put up so far this year. After tallying an even nine goals and nine assists through all of last year, Harley already has 43 points (16 goals, 27 assists) in his first 30 games this year. Overall, Harley is tied with two other players for the 4th most points in the EHL.

"I would like to thank Coach Meyer, Coach Falite, and the entire Wizards organization for everything they have done over the past two years," said Harley. "I would also like to thank my parents for allowing me the opportunity to chase my lifelong dream of playing NCAA hockey. During my time with the Wizards I have made tremendous strides in developing my game. I cannot thank my coaches and teammates enough. With that said, I’m looking forward to getting back to work after the break, to make another push for Providence, before moving on to continue my academic and hockey careers at SUNY Brockport. I’m extremely excited to play for Coach Dickinson and the Golden Eagles in the SUNYAC, a top team in one of the best Division III conferences in the country."

EHL report on Cronin's commitment

Tim Cronin, a forward for the New Hampshire Avalanche, has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2020.

The '99 native of Derry, NH is in his third season with the Avalanche, and to date, he's tallied 82 total points in 75 career games in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).

"Timmy has been with us for three seasons combined between the junior and midget U18 programs," said Avalanche head coach and general manager Chris Cerrella. "He is a great teammate and has an incredible passion for the game. He is going to add some jam to the Brockport lineup over the next four seasons. I am very happy for Timmy; he had some great options for next season but felt Brockport was the best fit for him. I wish him and his family the best of luck. I am really looking forward to following his college career."

As Cerrella mentioned, Cronin will become an alum of not just the junior program, but the midget program as well. Working his way up the Avalanche system has helped the forward develop his game to the point where he is ready to play in college. Overall, Cronin is beyond thankful for everything that the Avalanche did for him.

"I can’t say enough great things about my experience with the Avalanche program," said Cronin. "I want to thank Coach Cerrella and Mario Martiniello for believing in me since day one. The Avs and the EHL have prepared me on and off the ice for the next level, and I am grateful for that. I couldn’t be more excited about joining the SUNY Brockport community next year. It has been a long journey to college hockey, but I am glad I chose the Avalanche program to help me get there.”

Monday, December 23, 2019

Galloway commits to Brockport

Yesterday, Connor Galloway took to Twitter to announce his commitment to Brockport. The 5'9" speedster from Georgia plays for the Boston Junior Rangers of the EHL. He's having a great season -- so far he has 11 goals and 9 assists in 20 games. He's clutch, too. In the EHL playoffs last year he had 3 goals in 4 games. His ability to light the lamp will be a welcome addition to the Golden Eagles.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The spirit of Christmas past

This classic pic from 2011 should get you in the holiday mood. That year's roster of the Golden Eagles sport their Movember mustaches and their ugliest Christmas sweaters.

Monday, December 16, 2019

EHL press release regarding Mendeszoon commitment

The New Hampshire Avalanche are pleased to announce that Jake Mendeszoon has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2020. The '99 native of Methuen, MA is in his second season with the Avalanche, and to date, he's tallied 47 points in 76 career games in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).

"Jake has been with us for two years, and with each month that passes he continues to improve," said EHL head coach and general manager Chris Cerrella. "This season so far he was a league all-star and has proven to be one of the top defensemen in the EHL. Mendy has earned it every step of the way and I could not be more proof of him. He is going to be a great addition to the Brockport hockey and academic family. We will miss him a lot next season, but we are happy to see him go. I want to wish nothing but the best of luck to Jake and his family!"

As Cerrella mentioned, Mendeszoon was part of the 2019 EHL All-Star Team that posted a 1-1-1 record against a trio of NCAA Division III opponents. That experience, along with be a minutes leader on one of the top teams in the EHL, has Mendeszoon prepped and ready for the next level.

"I want to thank everyone with the Avalanche organization for everything they’ve done the past two years to help me get to this point," said Mendeszoon. "Coach Cerrella and all my teammates have pushed me to become a better player and overall person as a whole. Brockport is a very good team that plays in arguably one of the best Division III conferences in the nation, so as an aspiring college hockey player it’s an easy decision to go there. The facilities are beautiful and they have my major of Computer Science, so it really is a perfect fit!"

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Cronin commits to Brockport

Tim Cronin has announced on Twitter his commitment to play at Brockport. The 20 year-old forward has been exceptional for the Avalanche of the EHL, averaging well over a point a game the past two seasons. This year he has a 11-22-33 line in 26 games. Last season, over 44 games he had 48 points.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Mendeszoon commits to Brockport

Jake Mendeszoon, a 20 year-old blueliner playing with the EHL's New Hampshire Avalanche, has announced on Twitter his commitment to Brockport.

He's an awesome recruit.

The 6'4" d-man from Massachusetts is an excellent two-way player. In 43 games last year he had 20 points. In 25 games this season he already has 21.

What speaks to his discipline as a defenseman is his penalty minutes. Six last year. None this year. Amazing.

Here's an article from USA Hockey that discusses his scoring touch:

A great takeaway from the article is the amount of work he puts into his game:

“What allowed me to get off to a good start this season was all the time I put in with coach Cerrella,” Mendeszoon said. “I would skate four to five times a week, just with him personally. I also skated with another coach as well, so I was skating six or seven times a week and doing private lessons.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Golden Eagles net SUNYAC honors

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) selects Anthony Hora (Clarence, N.Y.), Anthony Passero (Fort Erie, Ont.) and Matt Schneider (Manlius, N.Y.) as this week's PrestoSports Player, Rookie and Goaltender of the Week respectively. 

Passero helped the Lakers continue their win streak as they gained two wins SUNYAC wins against Buffalo State and Fredonia. On Friday against Buffalo State, Passero tallied an assist and recorded an on ice rating of +3 in the Lakers 5-0 win. The senior would continue his 4-game scoring streak as he posted a 3-point game (1 g, 2 a) against Fredonia while posting an on ice rating of +2. Passero now leads the Lakers in points with two goals and 12 assists and is tied for first in assists in SUNYAC play with eight. 

Defensemen Anthony Hora posted one assist as Brockport traveled to nationally-ranked Geneseo for a key SUNYAC contest on Friday.  Hora now ranks in the top 35 in the nation in both defensemen scoring and rookie scoring with an average of .78 points per contest.

Schneider stopped 27 shots against nationally-ranked Geneseo on Friday. He allowed three goals total, one of which came on a penalty shot midway through the third period.  He also held the Knight to a 1-for-7 effort on the power-play as the Golden Eagles were outshot 31-21 on the afternoon. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Brockport loses tight game to #5 Geneseo

The College at Brockport men's hockey team held a 2-2 tie early in the third period, but host and nationally-ranked No. 5 Geneseo netted two goals down the stretch to earn a 4-2 victory in SUNYAC Conference action on Friday night.

Jake Colosanti's goal 3:17 into the third period of play knotted the score at 2-2 for Brockport, but the Knight's proved to be too much down the stretch as they netted a penalty shot goal midway through the third period and added an insurance goal on an empty net to pick up the key SUNYAC victory.

Brockport (5-6, 5-4 SUNYAC) has now lost four straight and looks forward to a month long semester break from competition before beginning the second half of its schedule.  Geneseo, which now has a one point lead in the conference standings, improved to 8-2-1 overall and 5-1-1 in league play.  Brockport now sits in a second place tie in the league standings with Oswego and Morrisville.

Danny Rock assisted on both of the Brockport goals Friday night, while Colosanti and Jordan Renaud lit the lamp for the Golden Eagles. Renaud and Ryan Romeo are now tied for the team lead with 11 points each this season.

Renaud's first period goal, his sixth of the season, came on the power-play and was assisted by Anthony Hora and Danny Rock.  Hora now has four helpers on the year.  Renaud's goal tied the game at 1-1 at the 16:16 marker of the period and the score was set at 1-1 through 20 minutes of action.

Dan Bosio gave the home team a 2-1 lead when he recorded his fourth goal of the season late in the second period.  The Knights skated into the second period with a 2-1 advantage.

Geneseo's game-winner came on a penalty shot and was scored by Conlan Keenan at the 9:32 marker of the third to hand the home team a 3-2 lead.  Chris Perna netted the unassisted empty-netter with 33 seconds to go in the game to post a two goal win for the nationally-ranked Knights.

Matt Schneider made 27 saves between the pipes for the Golden Eagles as his record evened up at 5-5 on the season. Aaron MacKay stopped 19 shots in the victory for Geneseo.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Brockport heads to Geneseo tonight

The College at Brockport men's ice hockey team will travel to nationally-ranked No. 5 Geneseo on Friday to take on the Knights in a key SUNYAC Conference contest to wrap up first semester play. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m.

Follow the Action Live: Live stats and video will be provided by the Geneseo Athletic Communication office.
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How We Got Here: Brockport has played more SUNYAC games than any other team in the league at this point in the season and the Golden Eagles have not disappointed.  Brockport currently sits atop the league standings with 10 points and a 5-3 league record.  The Golden Eagles began the season on a tear, winning three straight against SUNYAC opponents as they topped Plattsburgh, Potsdam and Morrisville in consecutive contests, outscoring their opponents 12-3 in the stretch.  Brockport then dropped two straight to Morrisville and national-power Oswego, before posting two thrilling one goal victories over Cortland and Fredonia. Brockport's most recent conference contest was a loss against Buffalo State at home back on Nov. 23rd. Brockport has a 5-5 overall record this season. Geneseo is currently 7-2-1 overall and recently dropped from fourth to fifth in the latest USCHO Div. III poll. The Knights sit in second place in the conference standings with a 4-4-1 record in league play.

Skidmore Invitational: Over the Thanksgiving break, the Golden Eagles headed to Saratoga Springs for a weekend tournament against two non-conference opponents. On Saturday, they narrowly missed on a win versus Skidmore College, falling 2-5. Hunter Laslo opened up the scoring with his first goal of the season and Ryan Romeo, later added a power play goal. Sunday, the Green and Gold met Buffalo St., one of the two teams that have handed Geneseo their only losses. Both Romeo and Laslo added another goal each and Jordan Renaud tacked on one of his own, his fifth of the year. All three of Brockport's goaltenders saw action through the two games and stopped a combined 43 total shots.

Brockport's Leaders: Both Renaud and Romeo have hit the double-digit point mark, with 10 apiece. Romeo is tied for third in overall points for all defenseman. Anthony Hora is also tied for third in the SUNYAC with three power play goals. 16 Brockport players have registered multiple points already this season in only 10 games played. Junior defenseman Casey Winn leads the team in blocked shots with seven. Goaltender Matthew Schneider has nine of the 10 possible starts and has secured a shutout as well as 198 total saves. His current save percentage is .896% as he turns toward the second half of the season.

Top-Ranked Geneseo: The Knights have only dropped two matchups this year, coming at the hands of Buffalo State and Williams College. They also ended their season opener against Potsdam in a draw 2-2. Currently ranked fifth in the nation, Geneseo lost in the semifinals last year to Norwich and will look to have another top finish in the 2019-2020 season. Five of their players have reached the double-digit point plateau, led by Senior Andrew Romano with 20. Their two goaltenders, Aaron Mackay and Matt Petizian have five starts apiece but neither have been able to capture a shutout despite the team's hot start.

What Comes Next: The Golden Eagles don't take the ice again until after New Year's, when they begin a five-game non-conference stint. They have back to back home games starting Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. and then Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. both against Pennsylvania opponents.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Another Meredith commits to Brockport!

Mike Meredith, a forward for the Walpole Express, has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2020.

The '99 native of Fredonia, NY is in his third season with the Express, having begun his junior career at the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) level. After tallying 36 points in 42 EHLP games during the 2017-18 season, Meredith made the jump up to the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) this past year. To date, Meredith has dressed in 52 EHL games, and his leadership qualities have helped set himself apart as the team's captain this season.

“Mike has been a great leader both on and off the ice this season,” said Express head coach and general manager Cody Campbell. "He has been a gigantic part of our penalty kill and a very reliable center for us. Mike embodies the culture we want to have here and is going to be a wonderful addition to the hockey team and student body at Brockport. We couldn’t be happier for him accomplishing his goal of playing NCAA hockey.”

It's only fitting that Meredith would end up in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), as his father has been the Head Coach at SUNY Fredonia for the past 31 years. Meredith knows it will be interesting lining up against his dad, but is looking forward to playing for his father's good friend Brian Dickinson at Brockport.

“I want to study Exercise Science and Brockport has a great program for that, making it a great fit," said Meredith. "As an athlete Brockport just made sense to me. They’re a good team and play in such a competitive league. Playing for the Express has helped me develop so much as a player, but also as a person. My coaches are always pushing me to do my best and making sure I’m ready to make the jump into college hockey. I’m extremely thankful for my time with the Express and excited about joining the Golden Eagles!”

With Meredith's commitment, the streak continues between the EHL and SUNY Brockport, as this marks the 7th straight season that a player has committed to the Golden Eagles program. That's at least one per year since the league was formed back in 2013.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Buffalo State beats Brockport in Skidmore tourney

The College at Brockport men's hockey team lost to Buffalo State 7-3 in the consolation game of the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational on Sunday afternoon. Three Golden Eagles each scored one goal, and they were led by a one goal, one assist effort from Jordan Renaud. Renaud has now scored at least one point in eight of ten games this season and he is tied for the team lead with 10 points on five goals and five assists.

Brockport's record moved to 5-5 overall on the season and they remain atop the SUNYAC Conference standings with 10 points and a 5-3 league record.

Buffalo State jumped out to a commanding 4-0 lead midway through the second period to set the tone for the contest.  Sam Maddox, Joe McGraith, Reid Bibb and Nikita Kozyrev each netted a goal to help the Bengals gain the early 4-0 advantage.

Brockport netted two of the games next three goals to make it a 5-2 contest early in the third period. Renaud got the scoring started for Brockport with his team-best fifth goal of the season at the 14:47 marker of the second to make it 4-1.  Buffalo State answered with a goal of its own before the end of the stanza and the Bengals led 5-1 through 40 minutes of action.

Ryan Romeo and Hunter Laslo each added third period goals for the Golden Eagles, but the comeback bid fell short as the Bengals came away with the four goal victory.

Danny Rock posted two assists on the day, while Jake Colosanti, Scott Ramaekers and Trevor Pray each added one assist for the Golden Eagles.

Sam Maddox led Buffalo State with two goals and one assist, while Ryan Edgar added one goal and two assists for the Bengals.

Matt Schneider stopped 14 shots in 40 minutes of action for Brockport. He was relieved by freshman Aidan Curry, who stopped six third period shots in his collegiate debut. Connor Minch made 31 saves in net for the Bengals to earn his second win of the season.

Brockport returns to the ice when it travels to nationally-ranked Geneseo to take on the Knights Friday at 7 p.m.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Skidmore topples Brockport

The College at Brockport hockey team is at Skidmore College this weekend to compete in the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational. Brockport fell to the host team Skidmore, 2-5, on day one of competition.

The Golden Eagles struck first with a goal in the first six minutes of play. Danny Rock scored the goal to give the team a 1-0, with Hunter Laslo and Chris Pollini assisting. Skidmore would have a strong response for the remainder of the period, going up 3-1 before the first intermission.

Ryan Romeo would cut the lead down to just one goal with a score in the second period to make the scoreboard read 3-2. Jordan Renaud and Doc Gentzler were credited with the help, as Brockport closed the gap with the power play goal. However, two more goals in the third period for Skidmore would seal the deal for the 5-2 win on Saturday.

The Green and Gold outshot Skidmore 33-28 in the loss, as the team is now 5-4 overall on the year. Sean Lincoln made his first start of the season in net for Brockport, making 23 saves in his debut.

The Golden Eagles will play in the Consolation Game on Sunday, against the losing team between Buffalo State and Tufts. The puck will drop at 1 pm tomorrow to conclude the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Brockport to play in Skidmore tourney

The College at Brockport men's hockey team will travel to the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational this weekend and they open up the invite with a contest against host Skidmore College on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Golden Eagles will take on either Buffalo State or Tufts on Sunday in the consolation or championship game depending on Saturday's results. Sunday's consolation game begins at 1 p.m., while the championship tilt is set for 4 p.m.

Follow the Action Live: Live video and stats for the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational will be provided by the Skidmore athletic communications office.  Links for live video and stats can be found on the Brockport men's hockey schedule page at

How We Got Here: Brockport has played more SUNYAC games than any other team in the league at this point in the season and the Golden Eagles have not disappointed.  Brockport currently sits atop the league standings with 10 points and a 5-3 record.  The Golden Eagles began the season on a tear, winning three straight against SUNYAC opponents as they topped Plattsburgh, Potsdam and Morrisville in consecutive contests, outscoring their opponents 12-3 in the stretch.  Brockport then dropped two straight to Morrisville and national-power Oswego, before posting two thrilling one goal victories over Cortland and Fredonia.

Last Weekend: Brockport split a SUNYAC weekend set against Fredonia and Buffalo State last weekend. Jordan Renaud netted the game-winner with 2:32 remaining in regulation to lift the green and gold past the Blue Devils, 4-3, on the road last Friday.  Senior goalie Matt Schneider stopped 30 shots in his fifth win of the season.  Buffalo State came to town last Saturday and topped the Golden Eagles 3-0. The contest marked the first time all season that Brockport was held scoreless.

Our Leader: Head Coach Brian Dickinson picked up his 200th career win as the head coach at Brockport following a 2-1 victory over Cortland on Nov. 16th.  He now has 201 career victories in 22+ seasons as the Golden Eagles bench general.

Mr. Clutch: Sophomore forward Jordan Renaud  lifted Brockport with two consecutive third period game-winning goals over the course of the last two weekends.  He netted the game-winner with under one second to go in regulation to guide the Golden Eagles past Cortland at home 2-1.  He also tipped home the game winner late in the third period on the road at Fredonia last weekend as the green and gold came away with a 4-3 victory.  Renaud now has one goal in four of his last six games.  He leads the team with four goals and is tied for third on the team with seven total points this season.

What's Up Doc?: Senior forward Doc Gentlzer came out of the gates hot this season, posting seven points in his first three games.  He is tied for the team lead with eight total points this season.  He is also tied for seventh in the league with six total assists.

Brick Wall: Senior goalie Matt Schneider ranks fifth in the SUNYAC with a 2.26 goals against average.  He also ranks sixth with a .911 save percentage and he leads the conference with five wins through eight games. Over the course of 49 career games he now has 1,096 career saves, 22 victories and three shut outs to his credit.

Captain leads the Way: Senior captain Connor Hutchins is tied for the team lead with six assists this season. He had a three game stretch early on where he posted five assists and one goal to help the Golden Eagles split with Morrisville and defeat Cortland.  Hutchins is Brockport's active career scoring leader with 82 points (30 goals, 52 assists) in 84 career games.

Making a Name for Himself: Freshman defenseman Anthony Hora is tied for 14th nationally with three power-play goals this season. He is also tied for second nationally alongside teammate Jordan Renaud with two game-winning goals.  Hora also ranks 11th nationally among freshman with an average of 1.00 points per game.

High Scoring Defensemen: Junior Ryan Romeo and freshman Anthony Hora are ranked 13th nationally among defensemen with an average of 1.00 points per game this season.

National Polls: Brockport recently dropped out of the receiving votes category of the National poll following its loss at home to Buffalo State.  Prior to the loss, Brockport had spent three consecutive weeks in the receiving votes category following signature wins over Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Morrisville and Cortland.

Up Next: Brockport remains on the road on Dec. 6th when it travels to nationally-ranked No. 4 Geneseo for a crucial SUNYAC test at 7 p.m. The Golden Eagles will then rest and recoup for the second half of the season as they take a month long semester break from regular season competition before returning to take on Neumann on Jan. 3rd at home at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 25, 2019

#1 in SUNYAC

Sure, we might have played more conference games than the others, but nonetheless, savor what you see. A third of the way through the season Brockport is #1 in the SUNYAC

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Brockport is shutout by Buffalo State at home

The College at Brockport ice hockey team was at home on Saturday for a SUNYAC battle against Buffalo State. The visiting Bengals took the win, with the final score reading 3-0.

The loss puts the Green and Gold at 5-3 overall and 5-3 in conference play so far this year. The Bengals improve to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the SUNYAC.

Buffalo State scored one goal in each period to seal the deal. Brockport outshot its opponent but was unable to find the back of the net in the contest. The team also had a slight edge in the face-off battle, 38-36.

Matt Schneider would finish with 26 saves in the contest, including 12 in the third period.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Fredonia Observer recap of Fredonia game

Brockport beats Fredonia in tight game

The College at Brockport ice hockey team improved to 5-2 overall and in SUNYAC play on Friday with a road win against Fredonia. Jordan Renaud scored the game-winning goal with 2:32 remaining in the third period to give the team the 4-3 victory.

There was a lot of action in the first period of play, as the team's traded goals all period. Fredonia struck first to take a 1-0 lead just 8:35 into the game. The lead did not last long as the Green and Gold answered back less than a minute later to tie the score up at 1-1. Shane Visnick found the back of the net for his first goal of the season, assisted by Zach Norby.

Later in the first the hosting Blue Devils would score again to take back the lead, making the scoreboard read 2-1. Once again Brockport answered quickly as Jeremy Solat scored unassisted, just 25 seconds later. The opening period of the contest would end tied at 2-2.

Ethan Solat would give the Golden Eagles their first lead of the game early in the second, as they led 3-2. Doc Gentzler and Danny Rock were credited with assists on the score. Fredonia would go on the power play late in the period, capitalizing on the man-up advantage to tie the game up at 3-3 heading into the third and final period.

With the score still tied up with less than three minutes remaining in regulation, Jordan Renaud would be the hero for the second straight game. Doc Gentzler fed him with a great pass right in front of the net, and Renaud buried the game-winner. Brockport's 4-3 victory gives them two wins in a row heading into Saturday.

It was an even game from start to finish on the stat sheet. The face-off battle finished tied at 32-32, just as the teams both ended the game with 33 shots on goal. Goaltender Matt Schneider came up with 30 saves in the game, the third time this season with at least 30 stops in net.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Brockport does a WNY split this weekend

The Brockport men's ice hockey team (4-2) will head to Fredonia (1-3-1) this Friday for a 7 pm bout. The team will then matchup with Buffalo St. (2-2) at home Saturday at 4 pm.

Meet the Players: The Brockport hockey team will be signing team pictures on the ice following Saturday's game against Buffalo State. Those interested are asked to come down to ice level from by Locker Room C on the SERC side of the rink following the game. Meet your favorite Brockport hockey players Saturday!

This Past Weekend: The Golden Eagles fought hard their last time out, picking up a win against Cortland after a loss to the third ranked team in the country, Oswego. Brockport fell, 4-1, on the road to Oswego on Friday as the Lakers scored three goals in the second period. Saturday was a different story seeing the Green and Gold control the majority of the game. The game winning goal from Jordan Renaud came with just .4 seconds left in regulation. Connor Hutchins and Ryan Romeo assisted on the score that captured the 2-1 victory. Goaltender Matt Schneider bagged 46 total saves through both games.

Team Leaders: Doc Gentzler, Connor Hutchins and Ryan Romeo lead the team, each with seven points on the season. The trio are currently tied for seventh in the SUNYAC in points. Hutchins and Romeo are also tied for third in the conference with six assists a piece. Anthony Hora is one of just three players in the SUNYAC with two game-winning goals. Hora is also tied for third with three powerplay goals.

Schneider's Milestone: Senior goaltender Matt Schneider is the lone protector of the net to step on the ice this season for Brockport. With his 46 saves in the pair of games last weekend, Schneider has now surpassed the 1,000 saves mark for his career. He now has a total of 1,040 stops to his credit, as one of just two goalies in the SUNYAC to start all six games for their team.

Fredonia's Shaky Start: The Blue Devils are 1-3-1 overall and 0-3-1 so far in conference play. The team's lone win came against Chatham, with a score of 7-2. Junior Victor Tracy leads Fredonia with six total points, mainly coming from his five assists. Ryan Dunner is the team's top goal scorer, with three goals on the year. Fredonia most recently fell to Potsdam, 1-0, on the road and is hoping to get its first win at home against Brockport on Friday.

Buffalo State: The Bengals have a .500 record so far this season with their record standing at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the SUNYAC. The two wins for the team came against Potsdam, 6-3, and a 2-1 overtime thriller over Nichols. Buffalo State is led by two senior forwards, Zach Remers and Jon Colley who both have three points. The team's penalty kill squad has been the real back bone for the team, killing 12 of 15 penalties.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Coach's 200th win comes in dramatic fashion

The College at Brockport ice hockey team hosted Cortland for an SUNYAC matchup on Saturday. The Golden Eagles took the 2-1 victory, improving to 4-2 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

Jordan Renaud scored the game-winning goal for Brockport with just 0.4 seconds left in the game. The win over Cortland gives Head Coach Brian Dickinson his 200th career win as head of the program.

The Green and Gold took the first lead of the game in the opening period thanks to a goal from Trevor Pray. Corey Tam and Danny Rock assisted on the score. The team held a 1-0 lead going into the first intermission.

Cortland was able to tie the game up in the second period with a goal of its own. With no other goal in the second, the score would be tied at 1-1 going into the third.

After 19:59.6 played in the final period of regulation, Renaud found the back of the net for Brockport to sneak out a win at home. Connor Hutchins and Ryan Romeo assisted on the game-winner.

Goalie Matt Schneider made 16 saves in the game, helping the team earn a bounce back win at home. Brockport outshot Cortland 27-17 in the contest, despite the Red Dragons winning the face-off battle 27-25.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Lakers takedown Brockport

The College at Brockport ice hockey team was on the road Friday night for a SUNYAC matchup against Oswego. Brockport lost, 4-1, making the team's record 3-2 overall and 3-2 in conference play.

The Golden Eagles struck first with a goal from Jake Colosanti, as they took a 1-0 lead in the first period. Jeremy Solat and Corey Tam were credited with assists on the play. Before the opening period ended, Oswego would tie the game up at 1-1.

The second period was controlled by the Lakers, as the home team scored three unanswered goals. Brockport would trail 4-1 heading into the second intermission. With neither team scoring in the final period of play, Oswego would hold on for the three-goal victory.

The Green and Gold went on the power play six times, finding the lone goal on the advantage. The face-off battle was dead even, as both teams won 27 face-offs in the contest.

Oswego improves to 4-0 on the season and 4-0 in SUNYAC play. The Lakers outshot Brockport, 48-39, in the game.

Casey Winn
and Tyler Williams combined for five blocks defensively. Goalie Matt Schneider made 30 saves in the loss, just two shy of his season-high.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Oswegonian article about Mark Digby

Nice write-up about a nice guy. The Oswegonian looks at former Brockport player and assistant coach Mark Digby and his new role as associate head coach of Oswego women's hockey:

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dickinson in pursuit of 200

You're going to see this smile very soon. With the team's next win Brian Dickinson reaches a milestone -- it will be his 200th victory as coach of the green and gold!

I'm very happy for Brian. He's a great guy who is iconic on campus and in the community. He's been a fixture here since 1996, leading high-character teams who play good hockey and do good in the classroom and in service to others. Also, as the ice arena manager he's done so much to help teams and families from across the region enjoy this great sport.

Congrats, Coach! 200 wins is awesome. And, it's been fun to watch...thank you for all the adventures along the way.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hutchins in pursuit of 100

The century watch is underway!

Connor Hutchins' 4-point game on Friday has pushed him just over the point-a-game mark for his career...81 points in 80 games. He has 6 already this season and needs to get 19 more to reach 100 in his career -- he has 21 games plus the playoffs to get them.

If he does this, it will be an amazing accomplishment -- he will become only the 15th player in all of Brockport hockey's history to reach the century mark!

So, keep your eyes on the young man this season!

Knowing his style, this personal milestone is likely low on his list of things-to-do...what he really wants is a team milestone, to lead this talented young team deep into the playoffs in his senior season. He's just the man to do it!

Potsdam highlight video

SUNY Potsdam has produced this highlight video from the November 2nd Potsdam-Brockport game:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Brockport to play Oswego, Cortland this weekend

The 3-1 Golden Eagles have yet another tough SUNYAC weekend ahead of them.

On Friday, Brockport travels to Oswego, perhaps the toughest place to play in the conference. The Lakers are 3-0 and have lit the lamp a lot this young season. They put 6 on Cortland and 8 on Potsdam.

Leading the way are Travis Broughman, Max Novick, and Jody Sullivan with 2 goals each. Someone to watch for is Josh Zizek who had 13 goals last season and has yet to score. And, then, there's Joe Molinaro who had 15 goals in 2019-2020. David Richer will likely start in goal...he of the .945 save percentage.

It will be a tough game for sure...especially with the Toys For Tots teddy bear toss. As cute as the bears are, they make the fans rabid for goals.

On Saturday, Brockport hosts Cortland for a 4:00 PM matinee affair. The first 100 fans receive rally towels.

The Red Dragons are 1-3 overall, having lost SUNYAC games to Potsdam and Oswego. They were 9-16 last year.

One fellow to watch is blueliner Logan Blaser who has 2 goals and an assist in the 4 games. He's finding his offense now after having just 6 points in his previous 33 games. In goal will be Nick Modica who has put up a great .913 save percentage despite facing a whopping 43 shots per game.

Expect Brockport to pour the shots on goal and slay the Dragons. Be sure to be at Tuttle ice arena Saturday!

Rally towels Saturday

Monday, November 11, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Mustangs trample Brockport

The College at Brockport hockey team hosted Morrisville State on Saturday for the second matchup of the weekend. The visiting Mustangs took the win over Brockport, 4-1, on the day.

The Green and Gold are now 3-1 overall and in SUNYAC play to start the season.

The first period of play was filled with scoring as both teams got on the board. Morrisville struck first with two goals to earn a 2-0 advantage with just over three minutes remaining in the period.

During a Golden Eagle power play, Jordan Renaud found the back of the net to make the score read 2-1. Connor Hutchins and Ryan Romeo were credited with assists on the goal. Brockport was 1-for-5 on power plays in the contest.

The Mustangs would add to their lead with goals in the second and third period, both coming during power play opportunities. Morrisville would end up securing a 4-1 final lead.

Brockport goaltender Matt Schneider made 10 saves in the game. Brockport outshot its opponent, 26-14, and won the face-off battle, 40-24.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Golden Eagles corral the Mustangs

The College at Brockport men's hockey team netted four power-play goals and held visiting Morrisville to just 11 shots on goal as the Golden Eagles cruised to a convincing 6-0 victory in front of a capacity crowd on Senior Night and SAAC's Shatter The Stigma Mental Health Awareness Night at the Tuttle North Ice Arena on Friday. It was also the regular season home opener for the undefeated Golden Eagles, who are receiving votes in the National Poll.

Brockport improved to 3-0 overall and 3-0 in SUNYAC play, marking the third consecutive season that the Golden Eagles have started the year with three straight wins.  Morrisville dropped its first contest of the season after sweeping Fredonia on opening weekend and the Mustangs saw their record move to 2-1 overall and 2-1 in SUNYAC play.

Freshman defender Anthony Hora continued his hot collegiate start with two goals and one assist to lead the way. Hora now has a team best three goals to go along with three assists this season. Captain Connor Hutchins made his senior day count as he totaled a team-best four points (one goal, three assists), while classmate Doc Gentzler added three assists to move his team high point total to seven on the year. Jordan Renaud also added one goal and one assist and Ryan Romeo posted two helpers to round out the multi-point scorers for the Golden Eagles.

Senior goalie Matt Schneider stopped all 11 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of the season and the third of his career.

Hora scored the first and last goals of the game for the Golden Eagles.  His first came on the power-play just 1:23 into the contest off assists from Hutchins and Renaud. Just over a minute later the Golden Eagles went up 2-0 when Hutchins found the back of the net on the power-play for the first time this season. Gentzler and Hora assisted Brockport's second tally of the game.

Renaud then rounded out the first period scoring with his first of the season from Romeo and Corey Tam to put the home team on top 3-0 less than five minutes into the contest.

Jeremy Solat scored a power-play goal in the second period to put Brockport ahead 4-0. Hutchins and Gentzler were each credited with an assist on the goal.  Freshman Zach Norby then tipped home his first collegiate goal with 1:34 left in the second period to put the home team up 5-0.  Mitchell Parsons and Romeo earned the helper's on Norby's goal.

Hora capped the scoring in the third period with a power-play goal off assists from Gentzler and Hutchins to give the Golden Eagles a 6-0 lead.

Morrisville goalie Jared Young stopped 23 shots in net before being relieved at the start of the third period.

Brockport finished the day going 4-for-7 on the power-play, while holding the visitors to an 0-for-4 effort.  The Golden Eagles outshot the Mustangs 39-11 overall.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Mustangs ride into town

Can you feel the electricity?

The home opener is tonight and we're blessed with another home game on Saturday, too!

Friday's affair begins at 7:00 and it's also Shatter the Stigma night for mental health awareness. The first 300 people receive a Shatter the Stigma t-shirt.

Saturday's game is a matinee with a 4:00 start.

The opponent for both games is the Morrisville Mustangs.

They are looking good on this young season, coming in at 2-0 after having beat Fredonia 4-3 in OT last Friday, and 4-3 on Saturday. In Friday's game, freshman Eric Melso had a hat trick (what a debut!) and on the weekend senior Nick DeVito had 6 points on the weekend (3 goals and 3 assists).

They will be a handful for sure! Don't let their record from last year fool you (4-19-2).

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Stylus recap of opening weekend

By Carson Werner, Brockport Stylus

The College at Brockport ice hockey team opened its 2019-20 season with two road games against conference competitors. After dropping both exhibition matches a week earlier, Brockport had time to make adjustments before games on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 against Plattsburgh State and SUNY Potsdam. Based on the results, it seems as though the Golden Eagles’ alterations were beneficial to their success.

“Each year brings new challenges,” head coach Brian Dickinson said. “We felt we had unfinished business with Plattsburgh knocking us out of the playoffs last year. The guys have been waiting for the chance to avenge that outcome and were motivated and determined from the start.”
The first game against the Cardinals finished with four total goals that all came in the second period. After a scoreless first period, senior forward Doc Gentzler scored the first goal of the season for the Golden Eagles on the powerplay. Senior captain Connor Hutchins and junior defenseman Ryan Romeo assisted on the goal one minute into the period.

After one roughing penalty for each side, the Cardinals used four-on-four hockey to tie the game five minutes after. Brockport reclaimed the lead on junior forward Ethan Solat’s first goal of the year 30 seconds later.

“The boys executed the game plan and when we made a mistake [senior goaltender] Matt Schneider was there to make a big save for us,” Dickinson said. “I felt when Plattsburgh tied the score at one we answered quickly, which allowed us to take the momentum back. Scoring a third goal gave us a cushion and the team played very well defensively in the third period to lock down the win.”

Sophomore forward Mitchell Parsons increased the lead to two just over the halfway point in the period. Forwards Jordan Renaud, Hunter Laslo, Zach Norby and Gentzler all finished with an assist apiece. Schneider made 29 saves in the contest. At two different points in the game, Schneider was forced to make five consecutive stops to maintain the lead.

The second game of the weekend against Potsdam featured a more evenly-matched SUNYAC battle. Romeo put the Golden Eagles on the board five minutes into the first period, using assists from freshman defenseman Anthony Hora and Ethan Solat. The Bears managed to respond on their ninth shot of the period and the score remained tied going into the second.

The second period featured nine penalties and 14 shots between the two sides. It wasn’t until the final minute of the frame that either team capitalized on the man-advantage. With five seconds left, Potsdam took the lead and momentum to enter the final 20 minutes of play.

After failing to convert on four powerplays in the first and second periods, the Golden Eagles converted on two of three in the third to pick up the win. With help from Romeo and Hora, Gentzler evened the score at two with his second powerplay goal of the weekend. Just over a minute later, Hora scored his first collegiate goal to give Brockport the lead with 15 minutes left in the game. Schneider made nine saves to preserve the lead and Hora’s go-ahead goal turned into the eventual game-winner.

“It’s huge, obviously doing anything to help the team win is a big thing for me,” Hora said. “Nothing happens in that third period if we come out flat as a team. The pressure we put on Potsdam to start the third period was an enormous boost for us and really got our legs going.”

Hora played a huge role in the victory over Potsdam, finishing the game with a goal and two assists. In the exhibition matches leading up to this weekend, Hora collected a goal against Elmira as well.
“I’ve always been an offensive-minded defenseman growing up, but none of that happens without having a strong defensive zone presence,” Hora said. “It can take time for things to come for defenseman, but when it does, you just need to make the most of it.”

Between Romeo and Hora, the two accounted for two goals and four assists against Plattsburgh and Potsdam. However, the biggest influence in the two wins was Brockport’s powerplay offense.
The specialized lines went 3-10 with 10 shots during its opportunities. Last year, the squad scored 26 times on 143 man-advantage chances for a conversion percentage of .182.

“The powerplay needs to be better than last year for sure,” Dickinson said. “We felt that it let us down in many games last year and it’s been a point of emphasis since day one for us. We learned a lot about ourselves in our two exhibition games where we went 0-11. After solid video analysis, the players went back to work and had a very successful weekend. The powerplay needs to produce both by scoring goals or by keeping momentum in order for us to be successful this season.”

The Golden Eagles will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 with back-to-back home games against Morrisville State. Friday’s game, which starts at 7 p.m., will be Brockport’s senior night and Stop the Stigma Green Out.


Monday, November 4, 2019

Shatter the Stigma

Hora gets the helmet

Anthony Hora got the helmet after Saturday's win. What a game! In just his second NCAA game he played a part in all 3 Brockport goals

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Brockport beats Potsdam

Brockport's Doc Gentzler and Anthony Hora each netted a power-play goal just 1:33 apart early in the third period as the Golden Eagles rallied from a 2-1 deficit and topped host Potsdam 3-2 in SUNYAC Conference action on Saturday night. Hora, a freshman, played a part in all three goals including the game-winning goal as he finished the night with a team-best three points.

Gentzler totaled one goal and one assist and he now leads the team with four points on two goals and two assists this season.  Ryan Romeo also added one goal and one assist to give him three points on the year.

Brockport, coming off a 3-1 win at Plattsburgh on Friday night, is now 2-0 overall and 2-0 in SUNYAC play. The Golden Eagles return home on Friday night (7 p.m.) when they host Morrisville for Senior Night and SAAC's Go Green mental health awareness initiative.

Senior goalie Matt Schneider stopped 32 shots in net and picked up his second win of the young season.

Brockport got on the board first in the opening period when Romeo found the back of the net for the first time this season off assists from Ethan Solat and Hora.  Solat scored the game-winner against Plattsburgh on Friday night and he now has two points on the season.

Potsdam knotted the score at 1-1 midway through the first period when Rob Clerc scored at 11:59 off an assist from Sean Winikates. The Bears took the lead late in the second period after Tyler Young beat Schneider with just five seconds to go in the second period of play. Clerc and Bryce Ferrell assisted on what proved to be the final goal of the night for the home team.

The third period was all Brockport as the Golden Eagles netted two early power-play goals and the defense fended off the Bears onslaught for the remainder of the period.

Potsdam outshot Brockport 34-28 on the afternoon, but the Golden Eagles took advantage of their special team's chances as they finished the night going 2-for-8 with a man advantage.  Brockport's penalty kill also held the home team to a 1-for-6 effort on the power-play.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Game One star

Hold the Cardinals to one goal at Plattsburgh? You deserve the helmet, Mr. Schneider!

News report on Brockport's win

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican offers this recap of Brockport's big season opening win:

Brockport opens season with win at Plattsburgh

The College at Brockport men's hockey team used a three goal second period on its way to a hard fought 3-1 victory over host SUNY Plattsburgh in the SUNYAC season opener for both teams on Friday night. Brockport's Doc Gentzler registered one goal and one assist, while senior goalie Matt Schneider stood on his head, stopping 29 shots, to help the Golden Eagles snap a four game winless streak against their rivals from the North Country.

Brockport improved to 1-0 on the year (1-0 SUNYAC) and the Golden Eagles will stay overnight before facing host Potsdam on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Plattsburgh, under the direction of first year Head Coach Steve Moffat, saw its record fall to 0-1 on the season. The Cardinals are receiving votes in the preseason National Poll.

After a scoreless first period where Schneider stopped all ten shots he faced, the visitors broke out in the second period with three goals in the first 10:40 of the stanza.

Gentzler got the Golden Eagles going just 1:14 into the second period when he netted his first of the year, and the 17th of his career, on the power-play to hand the visitors a 1-0 lead.  Gentzler now has 34 career points under his belt.  The first goal of the season for Brockport was assisted by senior captain Connor Hutchins and junior defensemen Ryan Romeo.  Hutchins is the program's active scoring leader with 76 career points (29 goals, 47 assists).

Plattsburgh answered right back and knotted the score at 1-1 just over 5:30 later when Matt Araujo netted a 5-on-5 goal off an assist from Andrew Pizzo.

However, just 34 seconds later, junior forward Ethan Solat netted what proved to be the game-winner off assists from Jordan Renaud and Gentzler. It was Solat's first of the young season and the 11th of his career.

Sophomore forward Mitchell Parsons then netted an insurance tally at the 10:40 marker of the second to put the Golden Eagles ahead 3-1.  Parsons' first of the year was assisted by captain Hunter Laslo and freshman Zach Norby. The point for Norby was the first of his collegiate career.

Schneider turned away all eight of the shots he faced in the third and final period to help the Golden Eagles secure the two goal victory.

The Brockport special teams held Plattsburgh to an 0-for-3 effort on the power-play.  Plattsburgh's Jimmy Poreda stopped 15 shots in net for the home team as the Cardinals outshot the Golden Eagles 30-18 on the afternoon.

Brockport avenged last season's postseason loss, as the Cardinals knocked the Golden Eagles out of the SUNYAC Tournament in the first round by the score of 3-1 last year.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Brockport visits the North Country

It’s here.


The start of the 2019-2020 season.

The team comes into the First Weekend with high expectations for the season and a very real chance to be a team that makes an extended run in the playoffs.

The season begins with two away games on the always tough North Country road trip.

Friday finds Brockport at Plattsburgh, always a tough place to play. It’s the beginning of a new era there, as Steve Moffat is the man, taking over for a living legend in coach Bob Emery. Having spent 16 years as Bob’s assistant, he’s had a hand in the success the Cardinals have enjoyed through the years and he looks to continue that.

Brockport and Plattsburgh faced off three times last year. They tied 1-1 in a November affair at Stafford Ice Arena. The Cardinals soundly beat the Golden Eagles 4-1 at Tuttle Ice Arena in January. And, then, Plattie didn’t let Brockport past the first round of the playoffs, handing them a 3-1 loss.

Plattsburgh was a 13-12-2 team last year based on an incredible defense headlined by goalie Jimmy Poreda and his stingy .935 save percentage. Their offense was totally unlike any ever produced by Plattsburgh -- not a single player surpassed 15 points on the season! This likely never occurred there – Plattsburgh has always amassed amazing offensive talent. Heading into this season, they lost 5 of their top 6 scorers.

It will be a battle of great defenses, and Brockport has a major offensive edge. Brockport could secure an upset in front of an excited Cardinals crowd.

Saturday’s game finds Brockport taking on the Bears at Potsdam.

Brockport mauled them last year, a 4-2 win and a 3-0 shutout.

The Bears were 8-16-1 last year. They will be markedly improved this year as all 8 of their top scorers return, a year stronger, a year more experienced. Bryce Ferrel and Jack Bloem are the guys to watch, each lighting the lamp 9 times in 2018-2019.

With Nate Skidmore having graduated, the goalie situation is up in the air, especially since he was a workhorse and the others saw little ice time last year.