Thursday, February 20, 2020

Brockport hosts Geneseo Saturday

The SUNY Brockport men's hockey team is at home this Saturday night for the final game of the regular season. Brockport will take on #2 Geneseo, starting at 7 pm at Tuttle North Ice Arena.

Spirit Bracelet Night: This Saturday's contest is Pura Vita Spirit Bracelet Night in Brockport. The first 100 students at the arena, with a Brockport I.D., will receive bracelets. The event is sponsored by Bittersweet Brockport, located at 41 main street in downtown Brockport. Bittersweet has been the place for handcrafted jewelry and American crafts in town for over 35 years.

Last Time Out: In the team's last outing, Brockport defeated Cortland on the road, 3-2. Danny Rock, Jake Colosanti, and Doc Gentzler all found the back of the net in the win. Brockport improved to 15-8-1 overall, matching last season's win total, and is now 10-3 on the road.

Regular Season Finale: Tonight's game will be the team's final contest of the regular season, with postseason play to come next. With a win over Geneseo the Green and Gold can record its first 16-win season since the 1987-88 year. In the 1987-88 season, the team finished 17-8-1 to record the most wins in program history.

Schneider's Record: In Brockport's 3-2 victory over Cortland, Matt Schneider rewrote the record book with his 30th career win in net, making him first all-time in career wins. He made 22 saves in the contest, and with the win helped the team secure a home game for the first round of the SUNYAC Tournament.

Strong Finish: The Golden Eagles are looking to close out the regular season with a three-game win streak with a win over Geneseo. They defeated Buffalo State, 2-0, and Cortland, 3-2, in the previous two outings. Both wins were crucial as it allowed Brockport to clinch a spot in the conference tournament and the chance to host a first-round contest in the postseason.

Scouting Geneseo: The Geneseo Knights are currently ranked second in the nation in the most recent USCHO poll. Geneseo is 19-3-2 overall and 12-1-2 in SUNYAC play heading into the final weekend of the regular season. The team is on a six-game winning streak and is 8-2-1 on the road this year. The Knights have officially clinched the number one seed going into the conference tournament, earning a first-round bye and hosting duties for the semi-finals.

Home Playoff Game: Brockport recently clinched a home playoff game for the first round of the SUNYAC Tournament. The contest will be played at the Tuttle North Ice Arena on Wednesday, February 26th. Official time and the opponent have yet to be determined.