Sunday, November 14, 2021

Brockport goes to 5-0; ties team record with start

The #20 SUNY Brockport ice hockey team hosted Plattsburgh State (2-3-1, 1-2-1 SUNYAC) and defeated the Cardinals by a score of 7-3 in Saturday nights contest. The win is the Golden Eagles fifth win in a row to start the year, tying the program record of five wins to start a season which was set back in 1980.
When asked about tying that record, Head Coach Brian Dickinson commented, "Tying that record was definitely a team goal this weekend and to achieve it at home was special. We'll enjoy a couple days and then get back to work Monday."
Andrew Harley was the Green and Gold's leading goal scorer tonight netting two goals and one assists. Five other Golden Eagles who tallied goals in the contest included Jake Colosanti, Trevor Pray, Jacob King, Sam Dibitetto and Ryan Romeo.
Connor Galloway led the team with two assists while Harley, King, Dibetetto, Romeo, Robert Flannery, Mitchell Parsons, Cam Barbagallo, Zach Norby and Jordan Rosenbaum all added a point next to their career assists as well.
The Golden Eagle's would get on the board first as Trevor Prey scored the game opening goal on a power-play opportunity at 3:22 into the first period giving the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead. The Cardinals would respond with a goal of their own with just under four minutes to go in the first period with the game tied at 1-1.
25 seconds into the start of the second period, Brockport's power-play unit would capitalize again as Andrew Harley scored the first of his two goals in the second period increasing Brockport's lead to 2-1. the Golden Eagle would go on to score four unanswered goals in the second period including Harley's second goal of the night along with Jake Colosanti, and Jacob King also finding the back of the net. Following Brockport's four straight goals in the second, Plattsburgh would answer, scoring the last goal of the period at the 12:51 mark.
Heading into the third and final period of play with Brockport leading by a convincing 5-2 score, Plattsburgh would make things closer when at the 9:09 mark of the period the Cardinals would score to make the game 5-3. Sam Dibitetto would get the Golden Eagles back its three goal lead finding the back of the net at the 13:13 mark into the third period, increasing Brockports lead to 6-3. The teams co-captain Ryan Romeo would net the final goal of the Golden Eagles busy night as he sent a shot from Bport's defensive zone into the back of Plattsburgh's open net following the Cardinals pulling their goalie. When the final buzzer hit the Golden Eagles would edge out the Cardinals 7-3.
When asked how it felt following a big victory over the team that knocked them out of the SUNYAC Playoffs last season in double overtime, Coach Dickinson commented
"The Boys were definitely amped up to get a little redemption. It was a great team effort for 60-minutes. The power play was a key factor in gaining momentum and then keeping it in the 2nd period."
The Golden Eagles were two for seven on the power-play against Plattsburgh shutting down the Cardinals who went zero for three on theirs. Brockport also defeated the Cardinals in the faceoff's category winning 36 of 68 faceoffs.
In net for the Golden Eagles was Nolan Egbert who recorded his fourth victory of the season as Brockport's brick wall in net. The Goaltender recorded a total of 24 saves tonight following his shutout over Potsdam last night.
The Golden Eagles will return home next Friday, November 19th when they'll host Oswego State (2-2-1, 2-0-1 SUNYAC) at 7pm, before traveling to SUNY Cortland the following night to battle the Red Dragons.
When talking about facing the Lakers to break the programs season opening winning-streak, Coach Dickinson commented,
"Playing Oswego is always a benchmark game. They're super talented and have been a premier team for a long time. We're excited to prepare all week for a great fast paced game."