Monday, November 29, 2021

Galloway ends losing streak with a hat trick

Connor Galloway registered his first collegiate hat-trick and Brockport snapped a three-game slide as the Golden Eagles topped Chatham University 7-1 in the consolation game of the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational on Sunday afternoon. Defenseman Ryan Romeo was named to the All-Tournament team after netting two goals and adding one assist over the course of two games.

Brockport's offense returned to form and matched a season-high with seven goals to earn a third-place finish at the tournament.  The Golden Eagles improved to 6-3 overall and they return to the ice on the road Friday when they take on host Buffalo State in SUNYAC action at 7 p.m. Chatham's record fell to 1-5-2 overall on the year.

12 different skaters registered at least one point for the Golden Eagles. Galloway led the way with three goals, while freshman forward Jacob King added a career-high three points on one goal and one assist. Andrew Harley and Corey Tam each added two assists, while Ryan Romeo chipped in with one goal and one assist. Romeo leads Brockport with 13 points on five goals and eight assists this season, while King ranks second on the team with 12 points six goals and six assists.

Senior goalie Nolan Egbert picked up his fifth win of the season between the pipes for the Golden Eagles. He stopped 24 shots, including 12 in the second period alone. Egbert has allowed one goal or less in three contests this season.

Brockport jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 43 seconds into the contest when Galloway found the back of the net to give the Golden Eagles the early lead.  King and Tam assisted on Brockport's first goal of the game.  Chatham knotted the score at 1-1 at the 16:04 marker of the first period on a power-play, but that was as close as the Cougars would get. 

Brockport took the lead right back just 39 seconds later when King netted his team-high sixth of the year off assists from Harley and Jordan Rosenbaum to hand the Golden Eagles a 2-1 advantage. 

Bport then rattled off five unanswered goals to seal the non-conference victory.  Trevor Pray netted his fourth goal of the year with two minutes left in the first and Brockport held a two-goal lead headed into the second period.  Michael Meredith and Kevin Mainello assisted on Pray's lone goal of the night. 

Brockport netted two goals in each of the final two periods to earn the convincing six goal victory.  Romeo got Brockport going in the second with his fifth of the year, before Galloway netted two straight goals to complete the hat-trick.  Zach Norby then added his first of the year with less than four minutes to go in the contest to cap the scoring on the evening. Jake Mendeszoon and Casey Winn each recorded an assist on the final goal of the contest.

The Golden Eagles outshot the visitors 38-25 on the day.  Chatham goalie Peter Siolas stopped 22 shots in relief of Thomson Phinney for Chatham.