Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Celebrating Jake Moore

ICYMI: This past weekend in the team's 3-0 win over Potsdam, Senior net-minder Jake Moore set the single season shutout record with 4, and tied the career record with 5!! Moore has the 4th most shutouts in Div.III, and is ranked 10th in GAA with 1.71

Monday, January 28, 2019

SUNYAC standings 1/28/19

If the season had ended this weekend, Brockport would be traveling to Plattsburgh for a playoff game. BUT, the season didn't end Saturday. There are still five games left. That may not seem like a many games, but a lot can happen in five games. The outcome we all want -- Brockport hosts a playoff game. Brockport has the focus, work ethic, talent, and underdog motivation to do just that!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Plattsburgh downs Brockport

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to Plattsburgh State Saturday night, by a score of 4-1. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to 12-6-2 overall and 4-5-2 in conference, while the Cardinals move to 8-9-2 and 6-4-1 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles came out hungry in the first period, turning up the physicality from Friday night. The Golden Eagles went to the powerplay three times in the first period but the Plattsburgh penalty killers had all the answers. The Cardinals scored a short-handed goal with 44 seconds remaining in the period, extending their lead to two goals.

The Cardinals wasted very little time in the second period, scoring their second goal of the game a minute and a half into the period. The Golden Eagles went to the PP once in the second but were held to one shot on net. Brockport poured on the pressure late in the period, putting a flurry of shots on net, but the opposition's netminder shut the door.

Plattsburgh nabbed their third goal of the game six minutes into the third period on the PP. The Golden Eagles brought the game within two, three minutes later, Doc Gentzler took the puck coast to coast, walked around the Cardinals last line of defense and tucked the puck under the crossbar for his sixth goal of the season. The Cardinals put the game out of reach with three and a half minutes remaining in the period, scoring their fourth goal of the night.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Moore sports the helmet

After setting the Brockport record for shutouts in a season Jake Moore got to wear the fire helmet last night.

Brockport secures yet another shutout

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated SUNY Potsdam Friday night, by a score of 3-0. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 12-5-2 overall and 4-4-2 in conference, while the Bears move to 6-12-0 and 2-7-0 in the SUNYAC.

The two teams skated to an evenly matched first period, tying in shots 10-10. The Bears went to the powerplay early in the first as Ryan Romeo took an interference penalty at 16:30. The Golden Eagles penalty kill unit held the bears to only two shots on their first opportunity. Brockport had a PP of their own after a roughing call was made on the Bears, but the Potsdam PK kept the Green and Gold off the board. Potsdam returned to the PP with 4:44 remaining in the period, but once again the Golden Eagles PK stood tall, holding the Bears to a single shot.

The Golden Eagles came out flying in the second period, outshooting the Bears 20-5. The Bears ran into penalty trouble in the second, taking three penalties in the 20-minute span. It wasn't until the third Brockport PP that the Green and Gold capitalized. Freshman Jordan Renaud tucked in his sixth goal of the season on the powerplay with 4:04 remaining in the period with assists to Corey Tam and Hunter Laslo. The Golden Eagles headed into the locker room with the lead, 1-0.

Brockport turned up the intensity right from the drop of the puck in the third, giving the Bears barely any room to breathe. The Golden Eagles extended their lead to two at 12:12 of the third period when Jake Colosanti found Mitchell Parsons back door for his sixth goal of the season. The Green and Gold put the final nail in the coffin at 9:35 when Connar Bass let a shot fly from the point that was tipped in by Robert Flannery for a final score of 3-0.

Senior Goaltender Jake Moore set the programs single-season shutout record in the win, posting his fourth shutout of the season.

Friday, January 25, 2019

It's game day!

NY Hockey Journal story on Brockport

Today, NY Hockey Journal ran a story about Brockport's off-season commitment and how it has paid off in the wins department:


The North Country comes to Brockport this weekend

Given that they can travel through the heavy lake snow bands east of Lake Ontario, the two North Country teams -- Potsdam and Plattsburgh -- will be in town this weekend.

The Friday game against the Bears begins at 7:00 PM. In regard to the conference standings, they are on the outside looking in with a 2-6 SUNYAC record and a 6-11 overall record. They have just 1 win in their last 8 games. They allow 3.53 goals per game and and score 3.06 goals. It should be a win for Brockport as long as they don't underestimate their foe. The Bears are scrappy.

Bryce Ferrell is the man to watch with 7 goals while Vinny Guimond comes in with 6.  Nate Skidmore (.901 save percentage) will likely start in goal and he does yeoman's work despite getting peppered with shots to the tune of over 34 a game. Nate is solid and he's about due to steal a game, so be ready.

Saturday's affair is yet another 4:00 weekend matinee. Plattsburgh doesn't look like the totally dominant Cardinals of old with a 7-8-2 overall record, but they're still mighty tough with a 5-3-1  conference record. If Brockport wins Friday and can beat Plattsburgh Saturday, the Golden Eagles could overtake the Cardinals and claim fourth place in the SUNYACs (which is what you want for hosting a playoff game).

To do so, the Golden Eagles have to beat a defensive team that allows a solid 2.59 goals per game. Of benefit to Brockport's even-better defense, Plattsburgh's goal output ranks only 60th in all of DIII.

Rich McCartney has 7 goals and Pat Eagan has 5. Jimmy Poreda is a force in goal with a .935 save percentage. It will take some gritty lunchbucket goals to beat him -- he'll stop flash every time.

At this game you might see some familiar faces in the stands as the Brockport alumni game takes place earlier in the afternoon, bringing together players from recent and distant seasons.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Brockport ties 14th-ranked Fredonia

The College at Brockport ice hockey team tied No.14 SUNY Fredonia Tuesday night, by a score of 4-4. With the tie, the Golden Eagles move to 11-5-2 overall and 3-4-2 in conference, while the Blue Devils move to 11-3-2 and 5-2-1 in the SUNYAC.

The two teams skated to an evenly matched first period, with Fredonia outshooting the Green and Gold 13-11 after 20. Brockport was awarded a five on three powerplay in the first period but the Blue Devil penalty kill played tough. The Blue Devils were the first team on the board, scoring the go-ahead goal 14 minutes into the period and sending the Golden Eagles into the locker room down, 1-0.

Brockport battled back in the second period as Trevor Pray knocked in his second goal of the year nine minutes into the action. The Green and Gold weren't done there, scoring their second of the night on the powerplay three minutes later. Ethan Solat beat the opposition's netminder 12 minutes into the second period with assists to Hunter Laslo and Connor Hutchins. The Blue Devils would not lay down, however, tying the game at two with less than two minutes remaining in the period. The Blue Devils would regain the lead once more a minute later when a shot from the point on the PP beat Matthew Schneider, making the score 3-2.

The third period was full of action as these two SUNYAC foes battled for much needed two points. It was the Blue devils who extended their lead early, scoring their fourth goal of the night eight minutes into the third period. The Golden Eagles showed no quit, however, battling their interstate rival into the final minutes of the game. With four minutes remaining, head coach Brian Dickinson pulled Schneider to bring on the extra attacker; thirty seconds later Jeremy Solat scored his fifth goal of the season, bringing the game within one. Following the goal, Brockport pulled their netminder once more, this time with thirty seconds remaining in regulation, Ryan Romeo fired a shot past the Fredonia goalkeeper, sending the game into overtime.

After three periods and 65 minutes of hockey, a winner could not be crowned in this matchup. The Golden Eagles picked up one point in the tie, bringing them within a point of Buffalo State in the SUNYAC standings.

"It was a hard-fought battle between two very good teams," said Dickinson "To battle back from being down 4-2 with less than three minutes showed what this team is made of."

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sean Lincoln: Athlete of the Week

Sean Lincoln was named Brockport Athlete of the Week after having shutout Canton last Tuesday

Brockport zeroing in on the national polls

Brockport returns to national recognition in the Top Fifteen polls this week. The Golden Eagles picked up votes in the USCHO and D3Hockey.com polls. Were those polls to have slots past fifteen, Brockport would be ranked 22nd and 21st, respectively.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Brockport beats Buffalo State

Flannery's first NCAA goal got him the fire helmet

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated Buffalo State Friday night, by a score of 4-2. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 11-5-1 overall and 3-4-1 in conference, while the Bengals fall to 7-8-1 and 4-4-1 in the SUNYAC.

The Golden Eagles came out flying in their first SUNYAC matchup of the new year. Freshman forward Robert Flannery got the Green and Gold started in the first, scoring his first NCAA goal eight minutes into the period on rocket of a slap shot, beating the net minder over his blocker side shoulder. Brockport found the back of the net again ten minutes later as Connor Hutchins extended the lead to two after a beautiful pass from line-mate Jeremy Solat. The Golden Eagles finished the period with a powerplay goal on a five on three opportunity. Freshman Jordan Renaud tucked in his fourth of the season with assists to Hunter Laslo and Connor Hutchins.

The Bengals battled back in the second period, scoring their first goal of the game shorthanded to bring the score within two. Buffalo State's second goal of the game came on another special teams' opportunity, this time the Bengals picked up a PP goal to bring the game within one heading into the third period.

Brockport wasted little time in the third, scoring their fourth and final goal of the game a minute and a half into the period. The fourth goal was scored by Mitchell Parsons with assists to Bryan Carville and Jordan Renaud. Brockport netminder Jake Moore picked up his seventh win of the season with 30 saves on the night.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Saturday's game is cancelled

Due to impending weather conditions, all Brockport Athletics contests have been cancelled for events scheduled for Jan. 19. The sports affected by the cancellations include Ice Hockey at Fredonia. Some events will be rescheduled and will be posted on GoBrockport.com when they are officially rescheduled. All events scheduled on Jan. 18 will take place as planned.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Buffalo State and Fredonia are on the schedule this weekend

SUNYAC play returns this weekend when Brockport takes on the far Western New York teams.

On Friday, they host Buffalo State at Tuttle North Ice Arena at 7:00 PM. The Bengals are 7-7-1 and a solid 4-3-1 in conference play. These teams already faced off this season, Brockport winning a 5-1 affair in Buffalo.

It would be nice if Brockport’s new lines could have a repeat performance. They will be facing sophomore Connor Minch in goal who has a .894 save percentage and a 2.99 GAA. He faces a fair number of shots per game – just over 28 – so the forwards will have their chances.

Buffalo State’s offense is 30th in the country with 3.33 goals per game. They are led by senior Mac Wood (8 goals) and sophomore Vadim Vasjonkin (7 goals) who hails from Estonia.

One fellow to not overlook is Braeden Doust. He doesn’t get a lot of minutes, but he makes the most of them. Last year he didn’t score a goal, but this year has 4 – and he’s done that in only 8 games (and one of those goals was against Brockport).

Brockport will then travel to Fredonia Saturday – that is, if the winter storm doesn’t have other ideas.

The Blue Devils are ranked 15th in the country – so this is a big game for the Golden Eagles. Fredonia already beat Brockport once this season, 3-1, at Brockport. Fredonia is 11-2-2 and a stellar 5-1-0 in SUNYAC games. They are 6-1-0 at home.

It’s going to be a nail-biting defensive affair. If you like physical chess matches with low scores (as I do), this is the one for you.

They allow 2.20 goals per game, so Brockport’s goal-starved offense (2.81 goals per game) will have to do their darnedest in the puck possession game. Fredonia’s offense isn’t much more potent (3.07 goals per game, just a quarter-of-a-goal more than Brockport), so they, too, will have their work cut out for them…Brockport allows just 1.75 goals per game.

These teams are so closely matched it’s scary, they’re like twins. It shows you how close Brockport is to being a top ranked team.  

If you can’t make the trip because of the snow, you can watch the Fredonia game on their website. Their TV-style coverage has long been the best in the SUNYAC.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Brockport puts up another shutout in a rare Tuesday affair

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated SUNY Canton Tuesday night, by a score of 3-0. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 10-5-1 overall, while the Roos move to 7-8-2.

The two teams skated to a scoreless first period with Canton outshooting the Green and Gold 10-9. Brockport went to the powerplay twice in the first period but the Roo's penalty kill unit was able to keep the Golden Eagles off the board. Canton received one PP of their own in the first period after a boarding call was made on Corey Tam but the Brockport penalty killers held the opposition to only one shot on their opportunity.

The Golden Eagles broke the scoreless tie six minutes into the second period as Doc Gentzler tipped in his fifth goal of the season. The Gentzler goal came on the PP with assists to Ryan Romeo and Mitchell Parsons. The Golden Eagles PK unit was busy in the second as they turned away the opposition on four separate PP chances, including one five on three opportunity. The Green and Gold outshot the Roo's 11-8 in the second.

It took the Golden Eagles half the third period before they netted their second goal of the night. It all started when Connor Hutchins stripped the oppositions forward of the puck and found Kyle Collette in the slot, Collette snuck the puck between the goalie's pads for his fourth of the year. Ryan Romeo put the final nail in the coffin with thirty seconds remaining in the period, finding the empty net for his second of the season. Sophomore netminder Sean Lincoln had a huge game for the Green and Gold, turning away all 28 shots he faced and picking up his first NCAA shutout.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Solat is SUNYAC Rookie of the Week

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced its weekly honors Monday afternoon, and The College at Brockport red-shirt sophomore Jeremy Solat has been selected as rookie of the week.

Jeremy Solat had a solid weekend for the Golden Eagles, scoring two goals in the teams 7-3 victory over Lebanon Valley College Saturday evening. The red-shirt sophomore scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and added on a power play goal in the third for his fourth of the season.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Offense comes to life against LVC

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated Lebanon Valley College Saturday afternoon, by a score of 7-3. With the win, the Golden Eagles move to 9-5-1 overall, while the Dutchmen move to 6-6-2.

The first period saw exciting back and forth action from the two squads, but it was the Golden Eagles who snagged the first goal of the game. Captain Connor Hutchins netted his third of the season on a bank pass off the end wall from Corey Tam and Aidan Salerno, the goal came at 8:49 of the first. The Dutchmen battled back late in the period, tying the game with two and a half minutes remaining in the first twenty. Brockport led the first period in shot totals 14-12.

The Golden Eagles wasted little time in the second period as Jeremy Solat scored a backdoor tap in after a beautiful tic-tac-toe passing play from Hutchins and Ethan Solat. Following the goal Brockport continued to pour on the pressure, outshooting the Dutchmen 14-3 in the second. All that pressure would eventually pay off as the Green and Gold netted their third of the night on the powerplay. The PP goal came from Hutchins, his second of the game on a one-timer from Jordan Renaud and Corey Tam.

 Danny Rock got the Golden Eagles started in the third, scoring his fourth of the season a minute and a half into the period, giving Brockport the 4-1 lead. The Green and Gold didn't stop there, twelve minutes later Jeremy Solat buried his second of the game from Tam and Hutchins. The Dutchmen brought the game within three moments later, scoring a PP goal with 6:20 remaining in the period. Brockport answered right away as Rock put away his second goal of the game with the assist credited to Bryan Carville. The Dutchmen didn't give up the fight, however, scoring their third of the game two minutes after the Rock goal. The Golden Eagles would not let that be the last goal of the game as freshman Trevor Pray scored his first collegiate goal with nine seconds remaining in the period, tipping the puck off the post and solidifying the win, 7-3.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Brockport stunned at home by Stevenson

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell to Stevenson University Friday night, by a score of 2-0. With the loss, the Golden Eagles move to 8-5-1 overall, while the Mustangs move to 6-9-0.

The Golden Eagles found themselves behind early in this matchup as Stevenson netted their first goal of the game seven and a half minutes into play. The Golden Eagles picked up a powerplay opportunity in the first period but came away empty handed. The Green and Gold's penalty kill unit came up big in the first, holding the Mustangs to one shot on their only man-up opportunity in the first twenty.

The Golden Eagles turned up the physicality in the second period, hitting everything that moved in the first five minutes. Both teams worked their way into penalty trouble in the second but the Mustangs were able to take advantage of their PP chance, scoring their second goal of the night with 8:15 remaining in the period. The Golden Eagles outshot the Mustangs 17-11 after two.

The third period saw more of the same from the two teams, both playing most of the period either short-handed or man-up. The two teams combined for seven penalties in the third, with Brockport taking to the PP four times. The Stevenson PK unit played tough, holding Brockport to a scoreless third. The Green and Gold finished the period with an onslaught of offensive chances but the Mustangs goalie proved to be too much.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Second semester of play begins this weekend

School might be out of session for the winter break but that doesn't mean hockey is! The team has two games this weekend, both on campus.

Heading into the second semester there are questions a-plenty:

* Can the defense continue their amazing success of the fall semester?
* Who will provide the goals that Brockport so desperately needs?
* Can Jake Moore set the single season -- and career -- records for save percentage, shutouts, and goals-against-average?
* Will Corey Tam and Ryan Romeo make the All-SUNYAC Team?
* Will Brockport host a playoff game?
* Can this team make it all the way to the SUNYAC Championship game?

Friday's game starts at 7:00 and has Brockport hosting Stevenson. The Mustangs are 5-9-0. Sophomore Carl Leyden is their scoring threat, finding the back of the net 6 times this season. Defenseman Aaron Murray leads the team with 9 points. Freshman Riley McVeigh doesn't look the part of a rookie between the pipes with a .904 save percentage and 2.57 GAA.

Saturday's matinee has a 4:00 start and will be a really exciting game with Brockport playing host to Lebanon Valley, a long-time opponent of the Golden Eagles.

This year's Flying Dutchmen are stellar, with a 6-4-2 record that saw them put up 6 or more goals 4 times already. Brett Johnson is scary -- he already has 14 goals. Brian Hovanec is no chump, either, with 8 lamplighters. Travis Acker has 7 goals, too. Great offense from a number of guys.

Goalie has been by committee, but they may have found some magic in freshman Nick Sorgio -- with 42% of the ice time under his belt he has a .940 save percentage.

Brockport has long had LVC's number, but the tables could be turned this year. This is a great test to get rid of the Christmas break rust.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Besner transfers

Every once in a while we lose a player between semesters. We did a few weeks ago when freshman defenseman Simon Besner transferred to Plymouth State, a DIII program in New Hampshire. We wish the young man the best at his new college.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Hockey players are super stars in the classroom

The hockey team had a very successful fall semester in the classroom. 12 players attained Dean's List with one securing a perfect 4.0. Another 8 players were above 3.0 and the team grade point average for the fall semester was 3.25.Great job, guys!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Alumni game

The annual alumni game will take place on the 26th of January at 12:00 PM at Tuttle North ice Arena, a perfect segue into Brockport Hockey's 4:00 affair versus Plattsburgh. If you played for the team and are interested in playing with and against guys who also did years and even decades ago, please let Ryan Shannon know. His email address is: rsha0403@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Player to watch: Corey Tam

Photo courtesy Sam Cherubin and Brockport Athletics

A player to watch in the second half of the season is defenseman Corey Tam. The freshman has 3 goals and 6 assists and is on pace for an 18-point season. Those are exceptional numbers for any NCAA DIII hockey player, let alone a blueliner. Among SUNYAC defensemen he is second in goals, behind Geneseo's Duggie Lagrone's 5 lamplighters.

His best number, though, is his team-leading plus/minus of +14. The next closest Brockport player comes in at +7. That means he's he pretty special at helping to prevent opponent's goals while also helping to score on those opponents. A double-digit plus at the break is something Brockport Hockey hasn't seen in many, many years.

He's incredibly polished for a freshman and he's a hard worker who looks to improve on all of those fantastic numbers.