The SUNY Brockport ice hockey team earned its first win of the season on Friday at home in the Wegmans Ice Arena. The men defeated the Kings College Monarchs in a fast paced, 6-1, game.
Team captain, Anthony Hora was back in business in a big way to start his senior campaign. He scored the first goal of the season at 6:28 into the first period. Chris Aarons found Matt Anastasio who sent the puck across the ice to Hora for the score.
Eight minutes later Ryan Brow cleared the puck from behind his own net towards teammate Sam Dibitetto. Dibitetto sent the puck up ice to freshman forward Josh Grund to score his first collegiate goal. The Golden Eagles ended the first period with a 2-0 lead.
Brockport extended the lead early on in the second thanks to Connor Galloway. Galloway added another goal to the book 4:57 seconds in to the second period assisted by teammates Andrew Harley and Chase Maxwell.
The Kings Monarchs returned the favor at 9:14 into the second period to make it a 3-1 score. Jack Cooper scored the only goal for the Monarchs, assisted by teammate Erik Borschevsky.
Matt Anastasio was quick to make up the point allowed and scored a minute later at the 10:42 mark in the second. Teammates Chris Aarons and Alex Monteleone were credited with assists. The Green and Gold went into the third period up 4-1 over the visiting Monarchs.
The final period of play got off to a hectic start as two goals were scored for the Golden Eagles within a minute. Hora scored at 3:07 into the third, assisted by teammates Griffin Tominez and Chris Aarons. Andrew Harley got in on the fun with a goal 43 seconds later, assisted by teammates Connor Galloway and Jake Mendeszoon.
To start off the season Nolan Egbert spent 60 minutes between the pipes for the Green and Gold. Nolan made a total of 40 saves throughout the night only allowing one goal, which was scored in the second period.
The Golden Eagles return to the Wegmans Ice Arena on Saturday, October 29th for Senior Night. They play host to the Neumann University Knights for more non-conference action. Puck drop is at 4pm and can be watched live using the following link; Senior Night Link.