Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Monteleone is Rookie of the Week

On Monday, December 12th the SUNYAC selected Brockport's Alex Monteleone as the SUNYAC Men's Ice Hockey Rookie of the Week.
Last Friday the Golden Eagles hosted Geneseo for the third annual Teddy Bear Toss Game. Monteleone scored the special event goal that sent hundreds of stuffed animals onto the ice, which were donated to local charities.
In his first season with the Green and Gold, Alex's score was his first goal since joining the program. He has three assists to give him four total points so far.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Brockport falls to Geneseo on Teddy Bear night

The SUNY Brockport Men's Ice Hockey team hosted the third annual Teddy Bear Toss Game on Friday night in front of a capacity crowd of around 1,800 fans. Brockport fell to SUNY Geneseo, 4-1, at the Wegmans Ice Arena, dropping to 3-8 overall and 2-6 in the SUNYAC.

This year it was Alex Monteleone who scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal, 17:58 into the second period. Monteleone was assisted by Scott Ramaekers and Sam Dibitetto for the power play score that sent a full crowd's worth of stuffed animals onto the ice.

The stuffed animals were collected following the cleanup after the goal, as they will be donated to local charities for the holiday season.

In the first period, the Geneseo Knights scored to get on the board first 10:20 into the game. They would add a second goal just 57 seconds into the second period. Another score gave Geneseo a, 3-0, lead nearing the midpoint of the second.

At 16:21 into the second period, Geneseo's Alex Wilkins was sent to the box for two minutes after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. With Brockport on the power play Scott Ramaekers sent the puck to teammate Sam Dibitetto who shot it across the ice to Alex Monteleone. Monteleone picked his spot with the puck, beating the opposing goalie in top left corner to send the teddy bears flying onto the ice.

Already leading, 3-1, in the third period, the visiting Knights added one more goal. They kept the Green and Gold from finding the back of the net the rest of the way, resulting in the 4-1 final.
Aidan Curry got the start in net, playing the full 60 minutes between the pipes. He made a total of 40 saves and allowed four goals.

The Golden Eagles will return to the ice in Dudley, Massachusetts at the Nicholas Tournament on January 7th and 8th.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Comeback falls short against Buffalo State

Buffalo State outlasted a late push by SUNY Brockport at the Wegmans Ice Arena for the, 4-3, win on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles drop to 3-7 overall and 2-5 in SUNYAC play.
Chase Maxwell opened up the scoring on power play goal with just under two minutes left to play in the first period. Maxwell was assisted by Alex Monteleone and Connor Galloway. Brockport would take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
Joe Glamos tied the score at 1-1 while Buffalo State had a man-up advantage from a Brockport penalty. Just before the end of the second period, Nikita Kozyrev would give the Bengals the lead, 2-1, going into the third.
Buffalo State kept its momentum, adding two more goals at the start of the third period. Drayton Todoroff scored unassisted just 1:20 into the period and Jared Figueroa would increase the Bengals lead to 4-1 a few minutes later.
The Golden Eagles showed great resilience as Jake Mendeszoon scored his second of the season halfway through the final period. He deflected the puck past the goalie, with assists being credited to Scott Ramaekers and Andrew Harley.
With just under three minutes left in regulation, Connor Galloway tallied his fourth goal of the season to make it a 4-3 game. Adam Beauvais assisted on the score, as the Green and Gold made the game interesting down the final stretch.
Bengals goaltender Emil Norrman stood strong as Brockport tried to find a late equalizing goal, keeping the Golden Eagles out of the net. Buffalo State held off the comeback attempt to walk away with the one goal victory.
Brockport goaltender Nolan Egbert played nearly the full 60 minutes in net, coming up with 19 saves including some huge breakaway stops.
The Golden Eagles return to conference play next Friday, December 9th at Wegmans Ice Arena to square off with SUNY Geneseo. It is the Teddy Bear Toss game so don't forget to bring a teddy bear or new stuffed animal to Friday night's game for free admission.

Brockport falls to Fredonia, 1-0

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team fell to Fredonia State, 1-0, on the road Friday night. Brockport moves to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the conference. 
The lone goal in the game came from Fredonia's Ryan Bailey. He put the puck into the back of the net at 11:01 in the third period. Brockport was unable to answer, resulting in the loss.

Brockport put up a total of 39 shots during the 60-minute effort. Connor Galloway was the top of the list leading the team with six shots on goal followed by Andrew Harley with five shots.

Alex Monteleone, Jake Mendeszoon, Ryan Brow, Manny Sanchez, Josh Grund, Adam Beauvais, Scott Ramaekers, Chris Aarons, Zach Norby, Sam Dibitetto, Jacob Rodrigue, Jordan Rosenbaum and Chase Maxwell also recorded shots for the Green and Gold.
Aidan Curry spent 59:17 minutes between the pipes, making a total of 38 saves and allowing one goal.