Saturday, October 30, 2021

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.