Monday, November 15, 2021
Brockport scores hat trick with weekly SUNYAC awards
The #16 SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team sweeps the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) PrestoSports Men's Ice Hockey weekly honors. Announced Monday afternoon, Ryan Romeo has been named the Player of the Week, Nolan Egbert the Goaltender of the Week and Andrew Harley the Rookie of the Week.
Over the weekend the Golden Eagles recorded a SUNYAC series sweep over Potsdam and Plattsburgh to tie the programs record of most wins to start a season with five, which was set back in 1980. Graduate student and Co-Captain Ryan Romeo played a big role in the weekends sweep as he recorded a total of four points in two games with a +/- of +6. In Friday night's 3-0 shutout victory against the Bears, Romeo managed to record two points off two assists and recorded a +1 in the +/- column. Handing Plattsburgh its second straight SUNYAC loss, Brockport managed to hand the Cardinals its most goals allowed this season, defeating them 7-3. Romeo's contribution in the game consisted of an empty net goal to close out Brockport's offensive drive, while also tallying an assist earlier in the night. in total Romeo was on the ice for five out of the seven goals Saturday night to record +5 in the +/- column. Romeo is the current leader in the points, assists and +/- categories in the SUNYAC a +10, nine points and seven assists in five games this year.
The Golden Eagles sophomore forward and Brockport, NY native Andrew Harley, was the Green and Gold's points leader over the weekends SUNYAC Series sweep of both Potsdam and Plattsburgh. In both games, he recorded a total of five points scoring two goals and three assists. in Friday night's 3-0 shutout over the Bears, Harley managed to record a +1 on assists during Brockport even strength and power-play goals. In Saturday night's 7-3 blowout win over Plattsburgh, Andrew Harley played a big role in the Golden Eagle's win picking up a pair of goals on the night while tallying an assist in the game and picking +2 in the +/- column. Harley's help in the score column has allowed him to record a point in four consecutive games for the Green and Gold. In the Conference, Harley is tied for second in both points (8) and power-play goals (2) while sitting in third place in assists (5) this season.
Picking up his second Prestosports Goaltender of the Week Award this season, Egbert of the Golden Eagle's was a brick wall in net for Brockport in he teams weekend SUNYAC Series Sweep over Potsdam and Plattsburgh. In Friday night's 3-0 victory over the Bears, Egbert picked up his second shutout of the season over the Bears after making a total of 25 saves without allowing anything to get past him. Starting in goal again the next nights against Plattsburgh State, Egbert made total of 24 saves, one saves short of a total of 50 over the weekend. His efforts would made up following key saves off a couple of Plattsburgh breakaways, including one miraculous save that saw Egbert sprawl and lay out using his leg pads while laying down to block a shot up high. His weekends save percentage consisted of .942%. He currently ranks second in the SUNYAC in save percentage (.950%) and goals against average (1.25). Egbert's efforts in net his year have also seen him record the most wins in the conference totaling four this season, all in a row since his start in the second game of the season in a 6-0 shutout against Neumann University. Of goaltenders who have started games, Egbert has also allowed the fewest goals this season with five. He and the Golden Eagles are currently tied for the programs record of most consecutive wins to start a season with five, a record set back in 1980. the Golden Eagles will look to break that record this weekend as they host Oswego St. on Friday night at 7pm in Brockport, NY at the Tuttle North Ice Arena.