Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Brockport's SUNYAC home opener is Saturday

The SUNY Brockport ice hockey team will host its home opener and first game of SUNYAC play this weekend on Saturday, November 6th, against Morrisville State College. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m in the Tuttle North Ice Arena.
Coming off of a 2-0 weekend down in Pennsylvania to start off the regular season, Brockports first win of the season came on Friday night at King's College which saw the Golden Eagles storm back from a 2-0 deficit with 12:15 remaining in the game to defeat the Monarchs by a score of 3-2. Jacob King started off the team's scoring rally as Mitchell Parsons and Trevor Pray would score the next two to secure the teams win. Pray's goal came with 2:14 remaining in the final period of action to give the Golden Eagle's its first lead and was marked as the game winning goal.
Following Friday night's come from behind win, the team then traveled to Aston, PA on Saturday where the Green and Gold looked to battle the Neumann University Knights. Trevor Pray would tally the Golden Eagles first goal in the game, picking up where he left off Friday night. Six different Golden Eagle's scored in the game, while Nolan Egbert recorded a total of 25 saves in net for the Green and Gold without allowing one goal to help set up the 6-0 shutout victory for Brockport.
Egbert's shutout effort against Neumann on Saturday was enough for the transfer senior to be rewarded the first SUNYAC Prestosports Goaltender of the Week Award for the 2021-2022 season. The news was announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
The SUNY Brockport men's hockey team is also receiving votes in the first release of the USCHO.com Division III National Poll released Monday afternoon by the highly popular college hockey website. The Golden Eagles are receiving six votes in the poll. 
Looking at Brockport's, upcoming opponent Morrisville, the Mustangs are 0-1 this season after falling to Lebanon Valley College Saturday evening by a score of 5-4. Morrisvilles Jake Kaplan and Curtis Abbott are tied on the team for first place in points with two apiece. Kaplan recorded each a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the Dutchman while Curtis recorded a pair of assists in the game. Goalie Owen Liskiewicz played a total of 58:21 in goal for the Mustangs as he allowed a total of five goals, saving 19 shots in the team's loss.
After this weekends SUNYAC home opener, the team will host a pair of game's SUNY Potsdam and Plattsburgh State. Facing Potsdam on Friday, November 12th, the Golden Eagles will host Senior Night prior to the start of the game. Saturday night the Green and Gold will then turn its attention to visiting Plattsburgh State. Both, contested as SUNYAC conference games, are slated for puck drop to take place at 7 p.m.