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.