Sunday, October 31, 2021

Brockport shutsout Neumann

The Brockport ice hockey team faced off against the Neumann Knights on the road in a non-conference match. With Brockport claiming a 6-0 shutout victory over the Knights, it now makes Brockport 2-0-0 to open the regular season. 

Head Coach Brian Dickinson was please with his team's performance on the day when asked about how he felt about the win. "A total team effort from the opening faceoff. We were quick to the puck and in transition which resulted in great scoring chances. Nolan was superb in net and really helped our defensemen out with good puck handling tonight."

Trevor Pray managed to start off the scoring drive for the Golden Eagles following his game winner last night against King's college in the team's 3-2 victory over the Monarch's. Pray's goal against the Knights came unassisted 13-minutes into the first period to put Brockport up 1-0. 

4:58 into the second period, Ryan Romeo would score his first goal of the season off an assist by Andrew Harley and Jacob King. King's assist on the play is the first of his collegiate career. 

Leading 2-0, at 10:12 into the second period, Mitchell Parson's would give the Golden Eagles three straight unanswered of assists from Anthony Hora and Ryan Romeo to make the score 3-0. 

It wouldn't take long for the Green and Gold to increase its lead to 4-0 as at the 13:59 mark of the game, Sam Dibitetto would record his first colligate career. The goal came at even strength and was assisted by Parson's and Jake Colosanti

Entering the third period ahead by four goals, 1:51 into the start of the final period, Corey Tam would get in the goal column this season. His goal for the Golden Eagles was their first successful power-play of the evening as it gave the Brockport a commanding 5-0 lead. 

The goals would not stop coming as Bport's Casey Winn would get his first goal of the season. Winn's goal was unassisted with both teams being at even strength. His goal increased Brockport's dominant lead to six with 13:01 remaining in the game. 

In the stat column, the Golden Eagles made the most out of their shots recording a total of 25 shots on goal to the Knights 26. In Faceoff's Neumann recorded 28 faceoffs won over that of Brockport's 25. Overall, off the six goals scored a total of 11 assists occurred over the 60 minutes of play. 

Nolan Egbert was a brick wall for Brockport as he picked up the first shutout of his colligate career. Spending all 60-minutes in goal, The transfer from UMASS Boston tallied a total of 26 saves in the game. The rest of the Green and Gold blocked nine shots in the contest. 

The Golden Eagle's next game will be the team's home opener on Saturday, November 6th against SUNYAC opponent Morrisville State College. The game will be the Golden Eagles first conference matchup of the year with Puck drop currently set for 7 p.m. in the Tuttle North Ice Arena.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Ryan gets the helmet

Ryan picks up where he left off before the pandemic shutdown hockey. The young man deserved All-American honors in 2019-2020. This season, he'll get it.

Brockport rally topples King's

The Brockport ice hockey team rallied back on the road to pick up the 3-2 win over the King's College Monarchs in its first regular season game of the season.
Trailing 2-0 with 10:53 remaining in the third period, the Golden Eagles managed to rally back off three unanswered goals by Jacob King, Mitchell Parsons and Trevor Pray.
At 5:04 into the first period, the Monarchs would get on the board following a power play goal to give King's College the 1-0 lead. That one goal by the Monarchs would remain the only point on the board for either squad all the way up into the third period.
The second goal of the game came at the 9:07 mark with King's College increasing its lead over Brockport to give them a 2-0 lead.
Digging deep, following 47:45 minutes of scoreless play, the Golden Eagles first goal of the season came off the stick of freshman Jacob King on a power play goal. King's goal against the Monarch's came off assist from sophomore Andrew Harley and graduate student © Ryan Romeo at the 12:15 minutes into the third. The goal also marked the first collegiate assist of Harley and first collegiate goal of Jacob King.
Sparking the Golden Eagle's comeback, senior Mitchell Parson's would even up the game as he found the back of the net at 16:22 into the third period with a power play goal. Helping even up the game off Parson's goal were assist from © Corey Tam and Sam Dibitetto. The game tying goal would mark the first collegiate assist for Dibitetto.
Answering from being down two goals earlier in the game, Trevor Pray would be the hero for Brockport. Pray managed to score the game winning goal off a cross to the left side of the goal, on a pass that King's goalkeeper couldn't keep up with. Giving the Golden Eagle's the 3-2 lead, its first of the game, with 2:14 remaining, the Green and Gold managed to fight off the Monarch's as time expired to give Brockport its first victory of the season.
Out shooting the Monarch's, the Golden Eagles managed to record a total of 38 shots on goal to King's 27. Brockport also edged out King's College on faceoff's 45-42.
Junior goalie Aiden Curry spent the full 60-minutes in net for the Golden Eagles. He managed to record a total of 25 saves in the game picking up his first career win and third all time for his collegiate career. Tyler Sayger recorded the loss in net for the Monarchs allowing three goals and making 35 saves.
Following the game when asked about his thoughts on some of the highlights that he saw from the team following the late game comeback, Head Coach Brian Dickinson had this to say.
"It was one of those games where we generated a number of shots and got nothing to show for it. Received great leadership from [Ryan] Romeo to keep the men relentless. Once the first one went in, the momentum swung, and we were able to take control. I loved how resilient we played"
The Golden Eagles will return to action as they'll continue their road trip in Pennsylvania by making a stop at Neumann University. The game against the Knights puck drop is set for 4 pm.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

2021-2022 team photo


Regular season begins this weekend

The SUNY Brockport ice hockey team will begin regular season play this upcoming weekend with a pair of road games in Pennsylvania. For its season opener, the Golden Eagles will take on King's College on Friday, October 29th with puck drop scheduled for 7 p.m. in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Following Friday Night's game, the Green and Gold will travel to Neumann University in Aston, PA on Saturday for a 4 p.m. contest.
Coming off a pair of exhibition games against Hobart College over the past weekend, it was the first time the ice hockey team saw live action against opponents in 604 days. In Friday night's exhibition matchup against the statesmen, Aiden Curry started in net and recorded a total of 24 saves in 30-minutes of play, 21 of those saves came in the first period alone. Nolan Egbert would come in for the Golden Eagles for the second half of the game recording a total of nine saves in 30-minutes in net. Sophomore forward, Connor Galloway was the team's leading scorer in the exhibition games as he recorded two goals in Saturday's contest.
Jake Colosanti and Ryan Romeo rejoin the program as the Golden Eagles top goal scorers from the '19-'20 season. Colosanti and Romeo both shared 10 goals while Romeo's 16 assists made him the team's leader in points with 26.
Coming in this season ranked in ninth place out of 10 teams in its conference, the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC), Kings College finished its last season in 2019-2021 with an overall record of 3-21-1 and 2-15-1-1 in the UCHC.
Holding an overall record of 3-0 over the Monarchs, the Golden Eagles came away with a 5-4 OT win over King's in its last matchup in 2020. In the game, Mitchell Parsons recorded two goals for the Green and Gold. Corey Tam picked up a pair of assists with his second one coming off an assist from Ryan Romeo as well to help score the OT game winning goal.
Returning for King's College from that season will be the teams second highest points leader and team leader in assists Michael DiSchiavi. DiSciavi recorded 10 assists with four goals and ranked second in team points. As the only returning goalie from the '19-'20 seasons, Brandon Daigle made 11 starts for the Monarchs finishing with a record of 2-9. He allowed a total of 55 goals and recorded 445 saves while allowing 19 power play goals.
Looking at Neumann University, the Golden Eagle's ice hockey program holds an overall record of 10-1 over the Knights as the Green and Gold are currently on a six game winning streak. In its last game against the Knights in '19-'20, Trevor Pray and Ryan Romeo each recorded a goal in the teams 5-4 victory. Rallying back from a 4-2 deficit with seven minutes remaining in the game, Mitchell Parsons, and Jake Colosanti each recorded an assist a piece in the game to help edge Brockport over the Knights.
Austin Boyle is the Knights best returning player this season from the 2020-2021 season as the Knights managed to play a shortened season the consisted of eight games. Boyle finished tied for third in most points that season with a total of four points. He was tied for first in goals on the team with three and tallied one assist on the year. Returning in net for the Knights, Kyle Pantelone finished the 2020-2021 season as the teams most experienced goalie as he recorded a 1-3-2 overall record in six starts. He made 205 saves on 220 shots faced allowing a total of 15 goals.
Following its season opening weekend, the Golden Eagle's will host their home opener on Saturday, November 6th at 7 p.m. in the Tuttle North Ice Arena against SUNYAC opponent Morrisville State College

Monday, October 25, 2021

Athletic Department's season preview

With fall sports championships on the horizon, the start of hockey season is near. Coming off a year hiatus of action from the 2020-2021 season, the 2019-2020 season saw the Brockport Ice hockey team qualify for the SUNYAC Tournament with an overall record of (15-9-1) and conference record of (8-6-1). In the final game of the season, that years team battled it out with Plattsburgh in the first round of the SUNYAC Championship, but fell in heartbreaking fashion by a score of 3-2 in double overtime. Brockport's 2019-2020 season was a historic one for the program as it's seven consecutive game win streak broke the programs record for consecutive wins in a single season. The Green and Gold will begin this years journey with a pair of exhibition contest against Hobart, the first being held on Brockport's home ice at the Tuttle North Ice Arena on Friday, October 22nd with puck drop set for 7 pm. The second echibition game will be held at Hobart on Saturday Oct. 23rd at 4 pm.
Head Coach Brian Dickinson will return for his 25th season with the Golden Eagles. Over the past 10 years, Dickinson has led his team to six appearances in the SUNYAC Tournament and an overall record of 41-32-4 since the 2017 season. From its last season, Dickinson will return 14 players with 15 incoming student athletes joining the program over the past two years. Dickinson will be joined by Assistant Coach Brian Fedele. This will be be Fedele's first season with the program
Dickinson has named senior Corey Tam and graduate student Ryan Romeo as this years team's captains. Over his time at Brockport as a defenseman, Tam has recorded three goals, all off power plays, while picking up 12 assists and a plus/minus of +5. Last Season, Romeo was voted as part of the SUNYAC Conference First Team, scoring 10 goals and 16 assists. Since the beginning of his career at Brockport in 2017, Romeo has accumulated a total of 16 goals and 32 assists for 58 total career points.
Returning from last season, Casey Winn and Romeo return to the team as the duo are pursuing their master's degrees as graduate students. Corey Tam, Mitchell Parsons, Robert Flannery, Trevor Pray and Jake Colosanti all come back as the teams' seniors. The junior class will be made up of Aidan Curry, Logan Warner, Zach Norby, Kevin Mainello Scott Ramaekers, AJ Przystawski and Anthony Hora. Transferring into the program, forward senior Sam Dibitetto joins the Golden Eagles from Norwich University along with senior Nolan Egbert transferring from UMASS Boston.
15 skaters will see their first action as Golden Eagles this season. Joining the program last year as incoming students, Andrew Harley, Jake Mendeszoon, Tyler Knicley, Michael Meredith, Connor Galloway, Tim Cronin, Cam Barbagallo and Dylan Wiemer makeup the sophomore class. In their first year of college, Tyler Rossi, Chris Aarons, Jacob King, Jacob Rodrigue and Jordan Rosenbaum round out the 2021-2022 Brockport ice hockey team.
Jake Colosanti and Ryan Romeo rejoin the program as the Golden Eagles top goal scorers from the '19-'20 season. Colosanti and Romeo both shared 10 goals while Romeo's 16 assists made him the team's leader in points with 26.
Looking at this year's goalie's, Aidan Curry is the only returning goalkeeper from two years ago. Appearing in a total of four games, having started two, Curry managed to make 47 total saves and record a 2-0 record. Senior Transfer Nolan Egbert comes from UMASS Boston where in seven appearances managed a 3-2-1 record recording 129 saves in that time span. As the third goalie in the mix, sophomore Dylan Wiemer comes from the East Coast Wizards of the EHL. Over the span of his time with the Wizards, Wiemer accumulated 13 wins and 12 losses making 719 saves.
Breaking down the team's schedule, the Golden Eagles will play in 25 regular season games made up of 16 conference and nine non-conference matchups., Following its pair of exhibition contests against Hobart, the men will travel to King's College and Neuman University in Pennsylvania on October 29th and 30th to begin regular season play. Following its road trip, the Golden Eagles will then host four consecutive home SUNYAC games. The highlight of this home stand will take place on Friday, November 12th against SUNY Potsdam when the team will hold senior night. After its home stand, the team will travel to Cortland prior to its trip at Skidmore for the Thanksgiving Invitational. The final home game for Brockport before winter break will see the Golden Eagles take on Elmira on December 7th at 7pm.
The Team will then return to play on January 7th and 8th at home against Lebanon Valley for a 7pm puck drop followed by Stevenson the following day at 4 pm. On Wednesday, January 19th the team then travels to Morrisville for a SUNYAC matchup before splitting a home and away contest with SUNY Canton on January 21st and 22nd. After SUNY Canton, Bport will play a stretch of seven conference games to finish out the season. The home events for this home stand will all take place at 7 pm on February 5th vs Cortland, February 11th vs Buffalo State and February 19th vs Geneseo to finish off the regular season schedule.­­ In the Preseason Poll for the SUNYAC, Brockport ranked at #5 in the middle of the conference which is made up of nine teams.
The SUNYAC Championships will consist of the top six teams in the conference with the #1 and #2 teams receiving a bye in the first round. The first round will matchup the #3 vs #6 team and the #4 vs #5 team. The semifinals will then take place on Saturday, February 26th with the #1 seed facing the remaining lowest seeded team and the #2 team facing the second lowest ranked team. The winners of those games will then faceoff on Saturday, March 5th for the SUNYAC Championship.
Brockport's first home contest will take place on Saturday, November 6th at 7 pm. In the Tuttle North Ice Arena against SUNYAC opponent Morrisville.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Brockport fifth in SUNYAC poll

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has released its 2021-22 men's ice hockey preseason poll as voted on by the conference coaches. Geneseo, the 2020 SUNYAC champion, sits at the top of the poll while Oswego was voted No. 2 and Plattsburgh No. 3.

The 2021-22 season will kick off with non-conference games on October 29. Conference competition will begin on November 3. The first round of the SUNYAC men's ice hockey championship is set for February 23.

2021-22 SUNYAC Ice Hockey Preseason Poll

1. Geneseo
2. Oswego
3. Plattsburgh
4. Buffalo State
5. Brockport
6. Cortland
7. Potsdam
8. Fredonia
9. Morrisville