Friday, January 3, 2020

Brockport to open new year with two home games

The College at Brockport ice hockey team gets back to action on January 3rd, 2020 for some non-conference action. The team hosts Neumann University at 7 pm that Friday, before welcoming King's College on Saturday at 4 pm.

Before Break: As the fall semester ended the Golden Eagles had a break for the holidays. Prior to the pause in action they earned a record of 5-6 overall and 5-4 in the conference. The team has come up empty recently with a string of losses on the road, including a 4-2 loss to #3 SUNY Geneseo. With plenty of hockey left on the schedule the team has time to right the ship.

Conference Play: Brockport is currently sitting in fourth in the SUNYAC with its 5-4 mark in league play. The squad is only trailing Morrisville (5-3), Geneseo (5-1-1), and Oswego (6-1) in the conference. The Green and Gold are just one of four teams in the conference to record double-digit points in the standings.

Look to Bounce Back: The team has lost its last four games and is looking to get back on the right track against Neumann and King's this weekend. Brockport is 2-2 at home this season and should take advantage of playing on its home ice for the first game back from the holidy break.

SUNYAC Break: After playing nine games in the SUNYAC for the first part of the season, the Golden Eagles have a pause in conference play coming up. Starting with this weekend's matchups against Neumann and King's the team will face six straight non-conference opponents. The next SUNYAC matchup isn't until January 24th when Brockport hosts Plattsburgh.

Team Leaders: Jordan Renaud and Ryan Romeo lead the way for the squad. Both have 11 points on the season, while Renaud leads the team with six goals and Romeo has a team-best eight assists. Casey Winn has hustled and sacrificed his body to record 13 blocks on defense. Matt Schneider is the top performing goaltender on the roster, making 225 saves on the year and has one shutout to his credit.

Scouting Neumann: The Neumann Knights are 3-7 overall and 3-5 in UCHC competition. The team struggles to win at home, holding a 2-6 mark in its own barn. The Knights most recently fell to Wilkes University, 1-2, at home. Zac Boyle leads the way with 10 total points on the season from five goals and five assists. Barry Kneedler has also scored five goals, while teammate Richie Brusco leads the team with seven assists. Kyle Pantelone is 2-2 as the starting goaltender and has made 135 saves to earn a .912 saves percentage.

Scouting King's: King's College from Pennsylvania is 1-7 overall and 1-6 in UCHC play so far this year. The team is a winless 0-5 at home and has lost five straight games going into the weekend. The Monarchs will take on Geneseo Friday ahead of the Saturday meeting with Brockport. Tommy Cahill leads the team with eight points on three goals and five assists. Michael DiSchiavi has also scored three goals for the Monarchs. Tyler Sayger is 1-3 as the starting goaltender and has made 153 saves for a .911 saves percentage.