The College at Brockport ice hockey team is back in action this weekend
with two home games. Brockport will host Plattsburgh for a 7 pm start on
Friday night and then play Potsdam at home Saturday starting at 4 pm.
Jimmy Z's Night:
Friday night's matchup with
Plattsburgh is Jimmy Z's Night at the Tuttle North Ice Arena. The first
150 fans to arrive in the arena will receive a free gift courtesy of
Jimmy Z's and Jimmy himself will be manning the t-shirt cannon
Fill the Nest:
It's Jimmy Z's Night and it's the first
home athletic event on campus since classes started for the new
semester. Come out, show support, and have some fun at the Tuttle North
Ice Arena Friday night and help fill the nest for this big time SUNYAC
conference matchup. Brockport is just one spot above Plattsburgh in the
conference standings heading into the weekend.
Last Time Out:
The Golden Eagles defeated Albertus
Magnus College convincingly on the road in their last game, 4-0, to put a
stamp on a successful four game road trip. Jake Colosanti
scored in the first period to get things started and Brockport followed
that up with three goals in the second to put the game away. Colosanti
finished with two goals in the game, while Corey Tam
and Jeremy Solat
each had two assists. Goaltender Aidan Curry
completed the shutout with 26 total saves between the pipes.
The Green and Gold have been on a tear
lately, winning six games in a row to start the 2020 calendar year.
Since the new year started the team has defeated Neumann, King's,
Lebanon Valley, Stevenson, Anna Maria, and Albertus Magnus. Brockport
has been hot with most of its games on the road during the win streak.
The team looks to continue its strong play as it returns to SUNYAC
competition this weekend.
Clutching out Wins:
During this winning streak on the
ice, the Golden Eagles have won four games that have been decided by
just one goal including two overtime wins. In a 5-4 win over Neumann,
they scored four goals in the third period for a comeback win at home. Doc Gentzler
was the hero with the game winning goal against King's College, as
Brockport won 5-4 in overtime. The team pulled out another close one
against Lebanon Valley with a 4-3 victory on the road. Its second
overtime win during this stretch came at #11 Stevenson, who was ranked
tenth in the country at the time, as Connor Hutchins
buried the game-winner in overtime.
Goal Scorers: Jordan Renaud
and Jake Colosanti
are the team's two leading goal scorers so far this season. Both have
tallied seven goals on the year for Brockport, including three
game-winners combined. The two skaters have three power play goals each
and are combined +9 while on the ice.
Helping Hands: Ryan Romeo
has the most assists on the squad heading into the weekend with 13 to go with his five goals. Doc Gentzler
also has double-digit assists, tallying 11 so far. Connor Hutchins
, Danny Rock
, and Renaud all have helped on nine goals this season.
It takes toughness on defense to sacrifice the body to block an incoming shot in front of the net. Defensemen Casey Winn
and Corey Tam
lead the team in blocks on the year. Winn has interrupted 15 shots so far, while Tam has 10 blocks defensively. Hunter Laslo
and Romeo have contributed in the defensive zone as well with 15 blocks combined.
Between the Pipes:
With a 7-4 record in the net and one shutout to his credit, Matt Schneider
is the team's leading goaltender. Schneider has made 305 saves this
season, as he eclipsed the 1,000-career saves mark earlier in the year.
He also has a saves percentage of .892 as a senior. Aidan Curry
recently recorded the first shutout of his collegiate career against
Albertus Magnus and has made 46 saves on the season with a 2-0 record as
The Cardinals are currently 6-8-2
overall this season and have a 3-3-1 mark in the SUNYAC. After winning
two straight, the team tied its last game against #15 Williams, 2-2.
Plattsburgh is 3-0-1 in its last four conference games, including a 7-5
win over Potsdam. In the last meeting between these two teams, Brockport
came out on top with a 3-1 win last year.
The Bears are 3-13-1 overall and
2-6-1 in conference play ahead of the weekend. They will be facing off
against #3 Geneseo on Friday before coming to Brockport Saturday.
Potsdam is just 1-4 in its last five outings with its last contest being
a 5-3 loss to SUNY Canton. Brockport has defeated Potsdam three
consecutive times heading into the weekend, with last year's win coming
by a score of 3-2.