Saturday, January 11, 2020

Brockport grounds the Flying Dutchmen

The College at Brockport men's hockey team won its third straight contest to start the new year on Friday night as the Golden Eagles held on for a 4-3 victory on the road at Lebanon Valley College. Captain Connor Hutchins netted what proved to be the game-winner in the second period, while Jake Colosanti chipped in with two goals of his own.

Brockport improved to 8-6 overall on the season, while Lebanon Valley fell to 3-9-1 overall. Brockport went 3-for-6 on the power-play, while holding the Dutchmen to an 0-for-7 effort with a man advantage. Brockport senior goalie Matt Schneider stopped 19 shots, including all 11 he faced in the third period, to pick up his seventh win of the season.

Ryan Romeo added two helpers on the day, while Hutchins finished with one goal and one assist.  Danny Rock gave the Golden Eagles the lead for good in the second period as he netted a power-play goal, off assists from Romeo and Hutchins, at the 11:32 marker to hand the visitors a 3-2 lead.  Romeo now has 11 assists this season.

The two teams exchanged blows in the first period and the score was knotted at 2-2 through 20 minutes of action.  Colosanti got the Golden Eagles on the board with his third of the season just 1:46 into the contest off an assist from Jordan Renaud to put the visitors on top 1-0 early in the contest.  LVC answered right back less than seven minutes later to tie the score at 1-1.

Colosanti then added his fourth of the year off assists from Doc Gentzler and Ethan Solat to give Brockport back a one goal lead, 2-1, midway through the first.  Lebanon Valley responded just over a minute later and tied the game back up at 2-2.

Rock and Hutchins each added a second period goal to put the Golden Eagles on top 4-2. Rock's second of the year came at 11:32 of the second, while Hutchins also added his second of the season less than two minutes later.

Lebanon Valley was able to cut its deficit to one goal late in the second period and the two teams skated into the final 20 minutes with the score set at 4-3.

The Golden Eagle defense was able to kill off 12 minutes of penalties in the third and final period to preserve the victory for the visitors despite being outshot 11-1 in the stanza.  Brockport finished the day with a 30-22 shot advantage.