Sunday, January 30, 2022

Brockport falls to Plattsburgh

 The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team (12-6-1, 5-4-1) traveled to face Plattsburgh State (11-7-3, 7-4-1) on Saturday night where the Golden Eagles fell 4-3 to its SUNYAC opponent.
Ryan Romeo Scored two goals for Brockport adding to his incredible season giving him 32 total points all year on 11 goals and 21 assists. Connor Galloway also record two points on a goal and assists with Andrew Harley getting his two points this game off of two assists.
1st Period
Plattsburgh started out the game by scoring three unanswered goals against the Green and Gold within the first 10-minutes of the game before Ryan Romeo would score his 10th goal of the season with Andrew Harley and Connor Galloway assisting him. Before the period ended the Cardinals would record another goal leading Brockport 4-1 heading into the first intermission.
2nd Period
Brockport's defense stepped up in the second period not allowing a goal and helped the Golden Eagle's get one back. 5:36 into the period, Connor Galloway scored the only goal of the period to make the game 4-2. Putting Brockport back in the game the goal was assisted by Andrew Harley, his second of the night.
3rd Period
Not allowing a goal for the last two periods, Brockport would hold the Cardinals to four goals. 18:39 into the last period, Romeo would record his second goal and the Golden Eagles final goal of the game leaving the final score Plattsburgh 4, Brockport 3.
Brockport managed to block a total of 10 shots while Nolan Egbert saved for 26 shots on net. Jacob Hearne recorded a total of 13 saves while allowing two goals.
What's Next
The Golden Eagles will next travel to Morrisville on Wednesday, February 2nd for a 7 pm puck drop before traveling to Oswego on Friday, February 4th and hosting Cortland on Saturday, February 5th at the Tuttle North Ice Arena in Brockport, NY.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Potsdam ties Brockport 2-2

 The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team (12-5-1, 5-3-1) traveled to the North Country on Friday night where they took on the Potsdam Bears (2-14-1, 1-9-1).
 Following a hard fought game between both teams the result ended in a 2-2 tie following 60-minutes of regulation and a scoreless overtime period. Andrew Harley and Anthony Hora scored both goals for the Green and Gold with Ryan Romeo and Jacob King recording an assist each in the game.
First Period
Following strong defensive performances from both team, Potsdam managed to score the only goal of the period off a scrum in front of Brockport's net at 16:07 into the first period. With the Bears scoring the only goal of the first, they would go into the first intermission with a lead of 1-0 over the Golden Eagles.
2nd Period
Andrew Harley started off this weekend right where he left off from lasts scoring the Golden Eagles first goal of the game off an assist from Ryan Romeo 3:54 into the second period. The Golden Eagles would try to take the lead, but the bears scored late into the second at the 12:38 mark to take the 2-1 lead heading into the final period of regulation.
3rd Period
Trailing 2-1 in the third period, Anthony Hora would come in clutch for the team as following some dirty dekes and dangles he would tie the game with 3:07 remaining in the third period to make the game 2-2. Assisting Hora on his goal was Jacob King
With both teams playing their first overtime period, the Golden Eagles and Bears put up many shots on net. Following a scoreless period, the game would result in both teams first tie this year.
Career Highlights
Romeo recorded his 80th career point and 30th of the season. For a career Romeo has 25 goals and 55 assists. This season alone he's posted 9 goals and 21 assists. Sophomore Andrew Harley now bumps up his season total in points to 23 on 10 goals and 13 assists. Defender Anthony Hora recorded his 13th point this season on 3 goals and 10 assists.
Brockport came up big on the faceoffs winning 45 of 70 faceoffs. Jacob King won a career high 20 faceoffs tonight's while only losing 5. Kevin Mainello was perfect on the puck drops winning all eight of his faceoffs tonight's. Tying up on faceoffs for the Golden Eagles were Chris Aarons and Mitchell Parsons who each won seven faceoffs against the Potsdam.
Nolan Egbert was the Golden Eagles netminder tonight saving 19 shots as Brockport's defense barely allowed him to face a shot. The opposite went for Potsdam defense as they allowed a total of 54 shots on their goaltenders Connor Green who saved 52-of-54 shots tonight.
Brockport will next travel to Plattsburgh State (10-7-3, 6-4-1) tomorrow night to take on the Cardinals at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena in Plattsburgh, NY. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7pm.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Romeo and Harley get weekly SUNYAC awards

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has picked Brockport's Ryan Romeo and Brockport's Andrew Harley as this week's PrestoSports Men's Ice Hockey Athlete and Rookie of the Week in a release from the conference office Monday afternoon.
Ryan Romeo
Brockport's Ryan Romeo has now earned his third Prestosport Athlete of the Week Award this season. The Graduate Student Co-Captain from Fairport, NY recorded a total of four points on one goal and three assists against the SUNY Canton Kangaroo's this weekend. Playing the Roo's twice, on Friday nights 7-2 victory, Romeo recorded one goal and two assists while earning a plus/minus of +4 in the game. The Following night in Brockport's 3-1 win over SUNY Canton, Romeo tallied one assist with a plus/minus of +1 giving him a total of +5 for the weekend. This season, Romeo is currently ranked fourth in the nation amongst all skater in points (29), third in assists (20) tied for 18th in power-play goals and tied for 38th in the nation in goals (9) along with teammates Andrew Harley and Jacob King.
Andrew Harley
Harley earns his second Prestosports Men's Ice Hockey Rookie of the Week Award following the Golden Eagles weekend sweep of the SUNY Canton Kangaroo's. In Friday's first matchup against the Roo's, Harley put on a show in front of the home crowd as the sophomore and Brockport, N.Y. native recorded a single-game career high total of four points scoring two goals and recording two assists. Harley's second goal of the game came off a Brockport power-play and would be listed as the winning goal in the 7-2 blowout victory over SUNY Canton. The following night Harley on the road, Harley still managed to record three points in the 3-1 victory contributing a part in each of Brockport's goals. Harley's three points came off two goals and one assist. His first goal would go down as the game winner for the second night in a row with his second goal came on an empty net. He finished the weekend with a total of seven points from four goals and two assists with a plus/minus of +4 while recording one power-play goal, one empty net goal and two game winners. Harley is now ranked tied for 16th in the nation in points (23), tied for 18th in the nation in assists (14) and tied for 38th in the nation in goals (9).

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Brockport beats Canton 3-1

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team traveled to SUNY Canton and beat the Kangaroos 3-1 claiming the weekend series sweep after having previously defeated Canton last night 7-2.
Andrew Harley recorded two goals and one assist in the game one night after scoring two goals and two assists against the Kangaroos. Defenseman Casey Winn also scored for the Golden Eagles in the teams 3-1 victory. Connor Galloway picked up two assists tonight while Anthony Hora, Ryan Romeo and Jacob King picked one assist in the game.
1st Period:
Brockport defenseman Casey Winn scored the first goal of the game one-minute into the period. Assisting Winn were Galloway and Harley. With the score 1-0, SUNY Canton bounced back 17-minutes into the period to even up the game 1-1.
3rd Period:
Following a scoreless second period, the Golden Eagles took the lead when Andrew Harley scored to give Brockport the 2-1 lead 11:59 into the final period.  Harley's goal came shorthanded with assists from the defensive line of Ryan Romeo and Anthony Hora. With under a minute remaining in the game Harley recorded his second goal of the night on an empty netter with assists from Connor Galloway and Jacob King. Following the empty netter, time expired as Brockport came out victorious with the 3-1 win.
Junior Aiden Curry was in net for the Golden Eagle's making 19 saves against 20 shots on goal en route to his third win this season. Pierce Diamond recorded the L for SUNY Canton as he allowed two goals against 14 shots. With Curry's win tonight puts him at .500 for a Wins-to-Loss ratio this season.
Notable Stats:
With Andrew Harleys three points tonight and four last night, he finishes the weekend with seven points on four goals and three assists. Harley ranks third in the conference in points (27) and assists (13) as per With Romeo's assist in the game, he has now reached 20 assists, nine goals for 29 points this season. Romeo is the #1 defenseman in the country in points and #2 in the nation in assists according to
Looking Forward:
The men will return to SUNYAC action next weekend when they'll travel to the north country of New York where they'll face off against SUNY Potsdam on Friday, Jan 28th at 7 pm. Following the game against the Bears, the Golden Eagles will head to Plattsburgh State to matchup in a big SUNYAC standings matchup with the Cardinals. That game is set to begin at 7pm.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Brockport beats Canton 7-2

 The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team defeated the SUNY Canton Kangaroo's in a non-conference game by a score of 7-2 Friday night at the Tuttle North Ice Arena in Brockport, NY.
Six different Golden Eagle's scored in the game as seven of Brockport's skaters recorded assists. Tallying two goals for Brockport was the hometown native Andrew Harley who scored two goals in the game including the game winner off a power-play and also recorded two assists picking up four total points, a career high for the freshman. Ryan Romeo and Connor Galloway each recorded three points as both scored one goal while recording an assist. Romeo's three points now gives him 28 points this year on 9 goals and 19 assists. Anthony Hora picked up two points on one goal and one assist while Jacob King and Zach Norby recorded two points in the game on two assists. Scott Ramaekers and Sam DiBitetto picked up one point as each skater scored one goal while Chris Aarons and Mitchell Parsons also recorded one point off assists against the Kangaroo's.
Scoring Summery
1st Period: Ryan Romeo started off the Golden Eagle's offense tonight as the graduate assistant co-captain scored the first goal of the game 13:17 into the very first period of play off an assist from Norby. Three minutes later Harley found the back of the net for his first goal of the game as King and Hora provided the assists.
2nd Period: Starting the second period off with a 2-0 lead, Brockport would let up its first goal of the game as the Rochester native Matt Passaretti scored SUNY Canton's goal 6:33 into the second period of play. If you give a goal up you've got to get one back and that's just what Harley did for the Golden Eagle's scoring less than a minute as he followed up on the Kangaroo's goal 7:23 into the second period off a power-play opportunity putting the Golden Eagles up 3-1. Harley's second goal of the night came off assists from Galloway and Romeo. At the 12:03 mark of the period, Galloway would get his first goal, as it was Harley with an assist this time around with help from King. With Galloway's goal, it would give Brockport a 4-1 lead. 15:20 into the period, the Kangaroo's would score again making things a little closer as the they would now trail 4-2. At 18:17 Sam Dibitetto would extend the Green and Golds lead to three getting the puck into the back of the net with a little help from Parson's and Romeo.
3rd Period: leading 5-2, the Golden Eagles would continue adding on points as Ramaekers goal came 4:24 into the final period of play with Norby and Aarons getting's assists on the goal. Hora would score the final goal of the game with 11:09 remaining in the period off a power-play opportunity. Assisting Hora on the goal were Galloway and Harley. In the end the Golden Eagle's picked up the 7-2 Victory over SUNY Canton.
Penalties: The biggest stat line of the night came from the penalty chart as a total of 67 penalty minutes were handed out between both teams with SUNY Canton picking up 14 of the 24 penalties handed out including one 10-minute misconduct and a 5-minute major for cross checking resulting in the team's second 10-minute misconduct of the night.
Power-Play Summary: The Golden Eagle's continued to draw power-play opportunities as their four chances tonight gives them a conference high 89 total power-play opportunities. Going 2-for-4 on power-play chances against SUNY Canton, Brockport now has 22 power-play goals this season, another conference high. Brockport's penalty killing was just as strong tonight as the penalty kill managed to go 3-for-3 not allowing a single goal off any of SUNY Canton's power-play opportunities. Between both teams a total of 12 penalties were called for roughing, seven for SUNY Canton and five for the Golden Eagles.
Goaltenders: Nolan Egbert was back in goal for the Golden Eagles as one of the top goaltenders in Division III shut down the Kangaroo's allowing two goals against 28 shots. Egbert currently has 1.68 goals against average this season, a Brockport all-time low with a .940 save percentage this season. He currently is one win away from 10 wins in net this season posting a 9-3 record having spent nearly 715-minutes total in net for Brockport this season. For SUNY Canton Filip Schlyter drops to 1-4 in net for the Kangaroo's allowing seven goals while making 33 saves tonight.
Faceoffs: Brockport won 40 of 68 total faceoffs tonight. Jacob King won 10 of his 17 total faceoffs with Parsons winning 11 of his 19 while Chris Aarons won 9 of 12 of his faceoffs.
The Golden Eagle's will next travel to SUNY Canton on January 22nd to face off against the Kangaroo's as Brockport will try to take the weekend series sweep. Puckdrop is scheduled for 7pm.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Brockport beats LVC

 The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team (10-5,5-3) picked up its 10th win of the season with a victory over Lebanon Valley (2-11,1-7)  Saturday afternoon.
The Golden Eagles defeated the Flying Dutchmen by a score of 3-1. Jake Colosanti, Connor Galloway, and Mitchell Parsons were each responsible for a Golden Eagles goal throughout the game. Colosanti, Anthony Hora and Sam Dibitetto each recorded an assist as Ryan Romeo picked up two assists against the Flying Dutchmen. Romeo's two assists gives him a total of 17 this season, tied for first amongst all skaters in the nation.
Game Recap: The Golden Eagles struck first in the game as Colosanti recorded his fifth goal this season 15:26 into the first period of play. The goal came on a Brockport power-play with senior Sam DiBitetto assisting him for the goal.
In the second period, with Brockport a man down, and Lebanon Valley on the power-play the Flying Dutchman scored their first and only goal in the game to even things up 1-1.
With the score even at 1-1 heading into the final period of play, thanks to another Lebanon Valley penalty, Connor Galloway scored on the Brockport power-play 12:34 into the third period. Ryan Romeo picked up his first assist in the game as Anthony Hora picked tallied an assist as his shot deflected off Galloways stick and into the back of the net to give the Golden Eagles a 2-1 lead. Mitchell Parsons then scored in what would be the only even strength goal all game with Ryan Romeo and Jake Colosanti tallying their second points in the game giving the Green and Gold a 3-1 victory over the Blue and White.
Penalty Play: A total of eight penalties were handed out throughout the game. Lebanon Valley went on the penalty kill five times throughout including a five-minute major game misconduct.The Golden Eagles went 2-for-3 on their penalty kill opportunities. Brockport's five power-play opportunities now gives them a SUNYAC leading 84 all season.
Netminders: Nolan Egbert returned in net for the Golden Eagles making 23 saves against 24 shots playing the full 60-minutes in net. Aidam Richardson was a brickwall for the Flying Dutchman as the Pittsford, NY native returned to the 585 recording a total of 49 saves against 52 total shots.
SUNYAC Leaders: Egberts play for the Golden Eagles has been one for the books as he ranks second in the SUNYAC in goals against average (1.65), save percentage (.941) and win percentage (.727). With Romeo's 17 assists, he ranks first in the SUNYAC while his eight goals this season ranks him second in the conference in points with 25.
On To The Next: The Golden Eagles will resume SUNYAC play this Wednesday when they'll travel to Morrisville to take on the Mustangs at 7pm.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Brockport to host LVC

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team is set to host visiting Lebanon Valley this Saturday, January 15th at 2 p.m. in the Tuttle North Ice Arena.
Weekend Recap: The Golden Eagles (9-5) recently defeated visiting Stevenson (9-4-1) on Saturday by a score of 5-1. Brockport's Zach NorbyRyan Romeo and Sam Dibitetto all recorded a goal in the game with freshman Jacob King scoring twice in the contest. Aidan Curry was Brockport netminder against the Mustangs as he managed to play nearly 60-minutes of shutout hockey to pick up his second win of the season. Curry's play came as the result of saving a career high 35 total shots.
So far this season the Golden Eagles currently rank first in the SUNYAC in power-play opportunities (79), 14 more than any other team in the conference. Of their power-play opportunities, the Golden Eagles have capitalized with a power-play goal 21.5% of the time.
Individual National Rankings: Team Co-Captain Ryan Romeo has been playing as one of the best defenders this season not only in the conference, but in the nation across division III men's ice hockey. Through 14 games this season, Romeo is currently ranked first amongst defenders in points (23), tied for first amongst defenders in assists (15) and ranked second in the country amongst all skaters with his 23 points. As for his career, Romeo currently sits at 73 career points and is two shy away from ¾ of 100 points. Sitting where he is now in goals and points, he ended the 2019-2020 season with six goals and 10 assists and has already surpassed his previous seasons stats with 11 games remaining in the season. Other top points leaders in the nation from Brockport include freshman Jacob King who is tied for 21st (9-9-18) and freshman Andrew Harley who is tied for 38th (5-11-16).
Brockport has been backed up by phenomenal goaltending as Nolan Egbert ranks tied fourth in the nation in shutouts (2), ninth in the nation in save percentage (0.940%), 12th in the nation in goals against average (1.72%) and 21st in the nation in minutes played (594.21).
Looking at Lebanon Valley: The Flying Dutchmen are currently 2-9 overall and 1-7 in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC). Lebanon Valley's most recent game was played back on December 10th against Elmira College where they lost 10-0. Prior to traveling to Brockport on Saturday, the Flying Dutchman will faceoff against No.2 SUNY Geneseo Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. leading the team's offense in points is Blake Testo who's recorded 13 points on a team leading seven goals and six assists. Leading the team in assists this season is Alex Borowiec with 10. Gabriel Pigeon has spent the most time in net for Lebanon Valley appearing in nine games recording a total of 369.05 minutes allowing 28 goals and making 169 saves. He has a goals against average of 4.55% and save percentage of .858%.
Following Events: Following this weekend's game, The Golden Eagles will resume SUNYAC play where they will travel to Morrisville State on Wednesday, January 19th for a 7 p.m. puck drop.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Brockport starts off 2022 in style

 The SUNY Brockport Golden Eagle's men's ice hockey team returned home for the first time this year picking up a big victory over visiting Stevenson University.
The Golden Eagle's (9-5) defeated the Mustangs (9-4-1) by a score of 5-1. Brockport's Zach Norby, Ryan Romeo and Sam Dibitetto all recorded a goal in the game with freshman Jacob King scoring twice in today's contest.
The first goal of the game was recorded by Norby who was assisted on the play by teammates Connor Galloway and Jacob King. The goal came off a Brockport power-play at 15:43 to put the Golden Eagles up 1-0 heading into the second period of play.
As they have all season, Brockport tallied its most goals of the game in the second period. So far, of the 55 total goals that Brockport has scored all season, 25 have come during the second period of play with 10 goals recorded in the first period and 20 coming in the third.
To start off Brockport's second period scoring drive, the co-captain Ryan Romeo tallied his SUNYAC conference leading 23 points this season off a goal. Assisting him on the play were Connor Galloway and Zach Norby. The Golden Eagle's third goal of the game came at 15:35 into the second period with King picking up his first goal off assists from Jake Colosanti and Anthony Hora putting Brockport up 3-0. Giving the Green and Gold another point on the board was Sam Dibitetto who scored 17-minutes into the second period off a power-play goal as Jacob Rodrigue and co-captain Corey Tam tallied assists.  The Golden Eagle's final goal of the night was King's second of the game at 18:17 in the second with assists by Zach Norby and Ryan Romeo to help give Brockport a 5-0 lead heading into the third period.
Stevenson wouldn't go away empty handed as the Mustangs put up a goal 16:35 into the third period resulting in the final score of the game to end in a 5-1 Golden Eagles victory.
Jacob King's two goals in the game now puts him tied for third place in the conference in total goals (9). With an assist in the game, it puts him ranked third in the conference in points (18). Ryan Romeo still ranks as the SUNYAC's assists and points leader as his assists in today came gives him 15 on the season, four more than any other SUNYAC player. Romeo's goal, which gave him a total of two points to finish today's game puts him at 23 total points so far this season. Romeo and King's presence on the ice has been impactful for the Green and Gold as the graduate student, Romeo, is tied amongst conference leaders in plus/minus (+17) while the freshman, King, sits alone in fourth place (+12).
Aidan Curry was Brockport netminder today as he managed to play nearly 60-minutes of shutout hockey to pick up his second win of the season. Curry's play came as the result of saving a career high 35 total shots.
Ryan Kenny recorded the loss for the Mustang's in today's game allowing four goals in 37-minutes of action before being replaced by backup goaltender Marko Sturma. Kenny recorded 23 saves while Sturma picked up 14 saves during his time in goal.
Stevenson gained the edge over the Golden Eagle's in faceoffs as the Mustangs won 31 of 56. King lead all skaters for both teams in today's game in faceoff's win as he managed to takeaway 13 of 21 faceoffs he appeared in.
One of the biggest stats Stevenson had for today's game was the amount of penalty minutes they aquired taking a total of 11 penalties in the game compared to Brockport's six penalties. Brockport took advantage of Stevenson's penalties as the Golden Eagles went 3-6 on power play opportunities while Stevenson couldn't capitalize on any of their three power-play opportunites.
Brockport will return home next Saturday, January 15th when they will make up its postponed game from January 8th against Lebanon Valley in the Tuttle North Ice Arena at 4pm.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Celebrating two of the best


With the second half of the season here, it’s time to give a shoutout to two guys having absolutely magical seasons – Ryan Romeo and Nolan Egbert. Keep an eye on these guys this semester, appreciate every play they make. They are literally among the best in all of DIII.

It was thought that defenseman Ryan Romeo deserved serious consideration for All-American status in the season prior to the pandemic. The First Team All-SUNYAC selection had 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points. This year, he’s a shoe-in for national honors: He has a 7-14-21 line in just 13 games. He’s on pace for a 40-point season. Let that sink in. 40 points is a great season for a forward. For a blueliner, it’s an all-world season. That dynamic playmaking ability in no way dulls his primary duties of keeping the other teams’ best players in check. His plus/minus is +15, he’s blocked 8 shots, and he has just 8 penalty minutes.

I’ve been watching DIII hockey for a really, really long time, and I’ve always thought the best defenseman I ever saw was Nick Rolls, who played for Plattsburgh from 2005-2006 to 2008-2009. He was brilliant, the flow of the game itself went through him. Romeo is that kind of special talent. He’s an impactful player who is worth the price of admission and will belong on Brockport’s Mount Rushmore of hockey.

Why is Brockport consistently ranked among the top twenty teams in DIII this season? Look no further than Nolan Egbert. His brilliance in goal allows the team to do what they want, to take chances, to adjust their style of play of the competition, to make changes on the fly because he gives them the confidence to be able to dominate and win every game. With him behind you, there’s always a chance.

Somehow, he’s quietly having a season for the ages. His save percentage is .940 and his goals-against-average is 1.72. The team’s single-season records for those categories has been held by Jake Moore, at .925 and 1.93. He’s a great goalie to watch, too – he has textbook mechanics and cunning yet he can also make the stunning stop that’s worthy of television highlight reels.

Egbert can steal a game and he’s the key to getting the team to – and beyond – the SUNYAC championship game. He’s up for the task, too, the young man has preternatural calm behind the mask.

New fans, longtime fans, all of you…savor this semester and what these guys are doing. You’ll never forget what you’re seeing.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

LVC game put on hold

Lebanon Valley's games against Brockport and Geneseo have been postponed. While Friday's match is a no-go, Brockport will still, at this time, face Stevenson on Saturday.