Thursday, December 7, 2023

Brockport beats Morrisville in rare Wednesday game

The Golden Eagles blew out the Morrisville State Mustangs Wednesday night, earning themselves an 8-2 win. Brockport is now 5-7-1 overall and 3-5 in the conference.
Morrisville struck first scoring just 54 seconds into the first period. However, Michael Meredith was quick to answer the call scoring at 2:33 in the first assisted by Connor Roach.

Connor Roach got on the board next with a goal at 6:02 into the first, assisted by Jacob Rodrigue. Morrisville would score once more in the opening period at 10:43 to tie the score at 2-2 heading into the first intermission.
Matt Anastasio scored on the power play just 22 seconds into the second period assisted by both Manny Sanchez and Chase Maxwell. Maxwell's assist extends his point streak to five games in a row with at least one point.
Now with a 3-2 lead, Ben Saurbaugh added Brockport's fourth goal of the night at 4:43 into the second period. He was assisted by Roach and Meredith on the break away goal.
Saurbaugh sent the puck flying into the back of the net again for his second goal of the night. Meredith earned himself his third point of the night with the assist to Saurbaugh as the Green and Gold went up 5-2. Tobin Winslow also picked up an assist on the Golden Eagles' fifth goal of the contest.
Andrew Harley capped off a four-goal showing for Brockport in the second period. He got on the board at 15:51 into the second, assisted by Jacob Gates, to make it a 6-2 lead for the Golden Eagles.
Up by four goals to start the third, Manny Sanchez got the ball rolling early in the period. With his goal just 1:07 into the period, assisted by Scott Ramaekers, Brockport held a commanding 7-2 lead. 
Josh Grund scored the final goal of the game at 2:26 into the third, assisted by Andrew Harley and Jacob Rodrigue. Grund's goal would be the final score of the game for either team, securing an 8-2 victory.
Dylan Wiemer spent 60:00 minutes in goal tonight making 34 saves, allowing two goals.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Stylus recap of Fredonia game

By Brayden Peters/Staff Writer

After going on a streak of wins, Brockport’s hockey team fell short to Fredonia in overtime 4-3 on Brockport’s Alumni Night. The Brockport alumni who were inducted into the Wall of Honor for 2023 recently were present at the game. To honor Brockport hockey’s 50th Anniversary, the team wore retro uniforms that were based on those worn back in the ‘70s. Although Brockport does get a point in the standings for sending the game to overtime, they are still towards the bottom.

Brockport was off to a slow start in the first period as Fredonia’s offense put them on their heels for most of the period. However, the Golden Eagles had some life after forward Chase Maxwell scored on the powerplay. Following that goal Brockport began to find a rhythm offensively. Even so, the Blue Devils’ defense prevented them from getting many high-quality scoring chances.

The Golden Eagles looked like they were going to go into the second period up 1-0. However, Blue Devils defenseman Kieran Furlonger scored a wrist shot goal from the point with 4.8 seconds left to go in the first. Maxwell knew that in the upcoming second period, they needed to play more consistently.

“We had a tough second period yesterday,” Maxwell said. “We got to make sure we don’t have a bad period…get pucks deep and we should be fine.”

However, the second period looked like Maxwell didn’t want it to go for the first half of it. Forwards Antoine St. Onge and Peter Buerfent each scored to give Fredonia a 3-1 lead, with St. Onge’s goal being on the power play. The game was looking like Fredonia would run away with it, but Brockport wouldn’t roll over.

The Golden Eagles responded with two goals of their own, with forward Michael Meredith and defenseman Cam Barbagallo scoring to tie the game 3-3. Meredith’s goal carried a little extra significance being he is from Fredonia and his father, Jeff Meredith, is the head coach for the Blue Devils’ hockey team. Whatever was working on offense in the back half of the second period, Meredith knew they needed to keep doing it in the third.

“We just need to get back to our game,” Meredith said. “We have to keep forechecking hard, but then it’s going to be the hard team that wins. That’s all it takes. Just keep grinding away down low.”

The third period didn’t bring as much excitement or fireworks as before. Both teams created many scoring opportunities, but couldn’t capitalize. This was thanks to good defensive play and outstanding performances from goalies Dylan Weimer for Brockport and Charles-Anthony Barbeau for Fredonia.

Due to no one lighting the lamp in the third period, the game was sent to overtime. Fredonia almost put the game away early in overtime, but Weimer came up with a huge pad save. Brockport tried to move the puck to create an open shooting lane, but defenseman Jacob Rodrigue turned over the puck to Fredonia defenseman Xavier Fortin. He took the puck down the ice all alone and scored the game-winning goal on Weimer, giving the Blue Devils a 4-3 win over the Golden Eagles.

It was a tough loss for Brockport as they were riding a wave of momentum from the previous three games that resulted in two wins and one tie, which ended in a shootout win for the Golden Eagles against Skidmore. With the loss, Brockport falls to 4-7 overall and 2-5 in SUNYAC play. As for Fredonia, the win puts them at 3-7 on the season and 3-4 in SUNYAC play. Brockport head coach Brian Dickinson has noticed how inconsistent play in the second period has hurt the team, even though injuries have played a role in this.

“When you don’t come out in the middle period, that’s the difference,” Dickinson said. “We just got to get a little bit more consistent. Part of that is the two guys up front that were out, with Schuyler (Flansberg) and Nick (Serafin). It kind of juggled our lineup in practice and these guys didn’t have a lot of time to practice with each other.”

Brockport has a quick turnaround before its next game against Morrisville State (3-9, 1-5) on Wednesday. With the short time that the Golden Eagles have to prepare, Dickinson believes it will come down to how much his team knows the importance of that game.

“It’s all about the preparation for us to make sure that we know going in that it’s two much-needed points for us,” Dickinson said. “Two points with Morrisville gives us the same two that Buff State got and we separate from them a little bit.”

The opening puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Wegmans Ice Arena on Wednesday.



Stylus recap of Buffalo State game

By: Brayden Peters/Staff Writer

The ball keeps rolling for the Golden Eagles hockey team as they beat Buffalo State 5-3 on Friday on Teddy Bear Toss Night. Brockport has now won three in a row including two over ranked opponents.

The first period brought a lot of excitement to the Brockport faithful as Brockport forward Connor Galloway got the puck past Buffalo State goalie Marcus Cumberworth’s left side. Teddy bears, big and small, rained down onto the ice after the goal was scored. The experience was surreal for Galloway.

“It seemed like every single person is throwing teddy bears,” Galloway said. “Right when it happened, you kind of just black out…and you are skating to the line and bears are hitting you, it’s a pretty cool feeling.”

Brockport kept pushing the puck into the offensive zone with little resistance, which allowed them to score another goal thanks to forward Matt Anastasio tipping in a shot from defenseman Jordan Rosenbaum. On the defensive side, Brockport was to simply put it: lights out. Buffalo State was only able to muster four shots in the period as the Golden Eagles’ defense forced several turnovers.

The second period was a complete turnaround for the Bengals. They started to put Brockport’s defense on their heels, playing with speed and physicality. With that, forward Joe Glamos managed to tip one in to make it a 2-1 game. Brockport responded, with forward Scott Ramaekers scoring on a one-timer.

Even though Brockport seemed to be at a comfortable lead, they struggled to clear the puck out of their defensive zone and took three penalties during the second period. This forced Brockport to defend for much of the second period. They successfully killed off all three powerplays, but the Bengals built momentum off of them. Before the second came to a close forwards Anthony Morin and Tyler Penree each notched a goal to tie the game at three heading into the third period.

Brockport’s offense still applied pressure on Buffalo State’s defense, which did better compared to the first period. However, the Golden Eagles looked off. Ramaekers felt throughout the whole team during the second period and knew work needed to be done in the third.

“We got to sell out,” Ramaekers said. “I mean we kind of eased up a little bit that period. They came with energy after we took it to them.”

In other games that we have seen from Brockport, they have struggled to bounce back to win games when they lost a great deal of momentum. However, they changed this narrative with their performance in the third period.

The Golden Eagles came out of the period swinging and reverted to how they played in the first. Buffalo State looked exactly like how they played in the first as well, struggling to get more than one shot on goal off the entire period. Due to Brockport’s play, Galloway went end-to-end and scored to put Brockport up 4-3.

Brockport wasn’t done yet, as forward Josh Grund scored to make it a 5-3 game. Although the Bengals were able to tie the game earlier trailing by two, it looked like the game was out of reach as they looked demoralized, and their tempers began to flare.

After scoring, Grund was knocked to the ground by Penree, leading Brockport defenseman Jacob Rodrigue to push him hard into the boards. A skirmish ensued from the incident and led to Rodrigue being thrown out of the game.

Although the loss of one of their top defensemen was critical, Brockport didn’t waver and secured the victory with a 5-3 win. Brockport Head Coach Brian Dickinson was happy with the win, even though he felt like he wasn’t watching the same game.

“That was a tale of like two different games or almost three different games,” Dickinson said. “It was a total team win.”

With the win, Brockport improves to 4-6-1 on the season and 2-4 in conference play. As for Buffalo State, the loss puts them at 4-7 for the season and 2-4 in conference play. Brockport will take on Fredonia Saturday night for Alumni Night, which Dickinson knows will not be an easy game.

“We’re going to play a team that plays heavy,” Dickinson said. “We got to be able to outplay them and outcompete them. If we can play like we have, two points are there for us to take.”

More alumni will have their names added to the Wall of Honor pregame and Brockport will be wearing their retro-styled uniforms that were recently released to mark the 50-year celebration. The puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.



Wegmans Ice Arena ribbon cutting


Fredonia takes down Brockport in overtime

The Golden Eagles fell to the Fredonia Blue Devils, 4-3, in overtime on Saturday night. Brockport is now 4-7-1 overall and 2-5 in conference play.
Chase Maxwell got the ball rolling with a power play goal at 13:11 into the first period, assisted by Jordan Rosenbaum and Jacob Gates. Fredonia snapped back right at the end of the 1st period sending the men into the first intermission tied, 1-1.
Fredonia scored twice to open up the second period, going on to take a 3-1 lead. Michael Meredith sunk one into the net at 8:49 to cut into the deficit for Brockport. Meredith was assisted by Ben Saurbaugh and James Tilley on the play. Cam Barbagallo scored Brockport's final goal of the night at 8:49 into the second period, assisted by Josh Grund and Connor Galloway.

Barbagallo's goal tied the game up at 3-3 where the score remained at the end of the second. The third period was scoreless and which sent the men into a 5:00 overtime period. Fredonia's Xavier Fortin scored the final goal of the game 48 seconds into the overtime period to give the Blue Devils the win.
Dylan Wiemer spent 60:48 minutes in goal, making 35 saves and allowing four goals. 
Brockport recorded a total of 43 shots and won 39 out of 65 face offs. Brockport was 2-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill on the night.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Brockport beats Buffalo State on Teddy Bear night

The Golden Eagles defeated the Buffalo State Bengals, 5-3, Friday night in their annual teddy bear toss game. Brockport wins its first SUNYAC contest of the season, improving to 4-6-1 overall and 2-4 in the conference. 
Connor Galloway had a big night for the Green and Gold, finishing with four points in the game (2 goals, 2 assists). He got the party started with the first goal of the night at 10:44 into the first for the celebratory Teddy Bear Toss goal. Josh Grund and Scott Ramaekers assisted Galloway on the play, as Brockport took a 1-0 lead.

Matt Anastasio kept the momentum going with a power play goal at 14:21 into the first. Anastasio was assisted by Jordan Rosembaum and Chase Maxwell. Brockport went into the first intermission up 2-0 over the visiting Bengals.
Buffalo State opened up the second with a goal at 3:53 into the period to make it a 2-1 score. Scott Ramaekers earned his second point of the night with a goal at 8:51 into the second to put the squad up 3-1. Ramaekers was assisted by Josh Grund and Connor Galloway.

The Bengals would respond by scoring two more times in the second period, sending the game into the second intermission all tied up at 3-3.
Connor Galloway earned himself his second goal of the night at 5:23 into the third period unassisted. Six minutes later Galloway was on a breakaway and sent the puck across to Grund who earned his third point of the night and the final goal of the game. These two scores would create the final tally of 5-3, as Brockport earns two big points for the conference standings.
Dylan Wiemer earned his third win of the year after playing all 60:00 minutes on the ice tonight. Wiemer gave up three goals and made 18 saves between the pipes.
Brockport went  1-for-3 on the power play tonight and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Golden Eagles won 46 of the 67 face offs and recorded a total of 37 shots compared to just 21 from Buffalo State.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

50 year jerseys

The team will celebrate 50 years of Varsity Ice Hockey this Saturday, December 2nd. The men will be wearing throwback jerseys

Teddy bear toss this Friday

The team will be hosting their annual Teddy Bear Toss game this Friday, December 1st, at the Wegmans Ice Arena. Bring a bear to throw on the ice after Brockport scores their first goal of the night. All teddy bears will be donated to local charities for the holiday season

Filak is SUNYAC Goalie of the Week

David Filak is SUNYAC Goalie of the Week.

Filak started and played all three games this week for the Golden Eagles. In Filak's 185:00 minutes on the ice this week he made 107 saves, allowed 7 goals giving him a save percentage of .939% and earned himself his first collegiate win.

Filak was a huge part of the Golden Eagle defense this weekend earning Tournament MVP at the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational. Filak was vital in the Golden Eagles effort, taking down two ranked teams in less than 24 hours. In Saturday's game against #10 Salve Regina, Filak had 33 saves and allowed two goals, leading the Golden Eagles to upset the Seahawks 3-2. Sunday Filak was vigilant in net making 37 saves amongst 65:00 minutes, allowing two goals. Filak saved all three attempts in the shootout securing the win for the Golden Eagles.


Monday, November 27, 2023

Brockport beats #15 Skidmore in shootout to win Invitational

The Golden Eagles impressed once again Sunday afternoon, winning a shootout against No. 15 Skidmore College to claim the Thanksgiving Invitational Championship. After playing to a 2-2 tie through overtime, Brockport took the tournament title with a 1-0 mark in the shootout. The team is now 3-6-1 overall after upsetting a pair of Top-15 teams over the weekend.
Jacob Gates got the ball rolling scoring his first collegiate goal at 18:25 in the first period. The Green and Gold defender was assisted by Spencer Flansburg and Chase Maxwell. Brockport went into the first intermission of the night up 1-0 over the hosting Thoroughbreds.
Matt Anastasio kept the momentum going, scoring at 13:03 into the second period. He was assisted by Nick Serafin on the play to provide the Golden Eagles with a 2-0 lead.. Skidmore snuck a goal past Filak five minutes later, going into the second intermission down 2-1.
Skidmore tied up the game at 1:58 in the third, putting the score at 2-2. With neither team able to find the back of the net to finish out regulation, the contest headed into overtime. 
After a scoreless 5:00 minute over time both teams headed into their first shootout of the season. Matt Anastasio scored the lone shootout goal and David Filak saved all three attempts of the night earning the Golden Eagles the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational title. 
David Filak played 65:00 minutes in goal making 37 total saves and allowing two goals. Brockport won 34 of the 59 face offs and were 4-for-4 on the penalty kill. The Golden Eagles were outshot, 39-16, on the night but still snagged the tournament title.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Brockport beats #10 Salve Regina

The Golden Eagles defeated No. 10 Salve Regina, 3-2, in the first round of the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational. They will face No. 15 Skidmore on Sunday in the tournament championship at 4pm. 
Nationally-ranked Salve Regina scored on the first shift, just 0:58 into the game. Brockport went into the first intermission down 1-0 but came back strong in the second.
The Seahawks scored 1:44 into the second period, making it a 2-0 lead. Chase Maxwell scored for Brockport three minutes later, taking advantage of the power play situation. Maxwell was assisted by Manny Sanchez and Schuyler Flansburg at 4:22 into the second period.

Cam Barbagallo tied the game up with the team's second goal of the game at 9:53 in the second. He was assisted by Jacob Gates and Josh Grund, sending the Green and Gold into the third tied at 2-2.
Scott Ramaekers scored the final goal of the game at 1:15 into the third period, locking up the big win. Ramaekers was assisted by Cam Barbagallo and Connor Galloway on what became the game-winner.

David Filak earned himself his first career win tonight making 33 saves and allowing two goals. Brockport grabs a nice resume building victory, improving to 3-6 overall.
The Green and Gold recorded a total of 34 shots in the contest, while Salve Regina fired 35 shots. The Golden Eagles were 1 for 3 on the power play and 2 for 2 on the penalty kill.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Brockport falls to #2 Hobart in a rare Tuesday affair

The Golden Eagles fell 3-0 to the #2 Hobart Statesmen. Brockport is now 2-6 overall and 1-3 in conference play.
Hobart drew first blood scoring two goals in the first period. Hobart scored the first goal at 1:28 into the period, followed by a second goal at 18:14. The Golden Eagles entered the second period down by two.
Hobart scored its third goal of the game at 2:23 in the second. The Golden Eagles went into the second intermission down 3-0.
The third period was scoreless on both sides for the whole 20:00 minutes, resulting in the 3-0 final.
In goal for the Green and Gold tonight was David Filak. Filak played 60:00 minutes, made 37 saves and allowed three goals. 
Brockport recorded a total of 21 shots tonight, all of which were on goal. The Golden Eagles were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Holland commits to Brockport

Mike Holland
, a forward for the Connecticut Chiefs, has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2024.

The '03 native of Portsmouth, NH is in the middle of his second season of junior hockey, and first at the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) level. Holland's first year of juniors (2022-23) took place at the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) level, with his time split between the Railers Jr. Hockey Club and the Chiefs.

Overall to date, Holland's career numbers stand at 29 points in 41 career games in the EHLP, and three points in his first 15 games in the EHL.

"Mike is a hard-nose, 200-foot player, who competes every shift," said Chiefs head coach and general manager Greg Heffernan. "Brockport just got a player who focuses on process over points, and self sacrifice for the betterment of the team. He will thrive in Coach [Brian] Dickinson's program."

Speaking of the Brockport hockey program, the Golden Eagles have always heavily recruited players from the EHL, and look no further for proof then the 21 alumni currently on the roster.

As for next fall, Holland is now one of two EHL players that have committed to Brockport so far this year, as he will team up with Connor McAleer from the Railers when he arrives on campus.

"God really answered my prayers and felt that it was his will for me to commit to SUNY Brockport," said Holland. "When I toured SUNY Brockport, I saw first-hand their amazing athletic facility, amazing campus, education, coaching staff and hockey program. Coach Dickinson is tremendous coach, and the players on his roster told me so many great things about how much he cares about them on and off the ice, and how he wants to help them grow as students and athletes. Coach Dickinson was very open, honest, and supportive to me and my parents when we met. Another thing that really helped is he loves the type of player that I am and is confident on what I can bring to his team and to the school as an athlete and student. I’m very grateful that God has led me to the Connecticut Chiefs organization to play under Coach Heffernan and the other great coaching staff. My teammates and coaches have really helped me to continue pushing me to develop at my role and being a leader, both on and off the ice."

Holland is the 2nd Chief in three years to choose Brockport, as he will follow the path paved by Dominic Chirico back in the 2021-22 season.

Monday, November 20, 2023

Holland commits to Brockport


Cortland downs Brockport

The Golden Eagles fell to the Cortland Red Dragons Saturday evening, 6-2. After this weekend of conference play Brockport is 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Connor Galloway drew first blood scoring his first goal of the season at 1:27 in the first period, assisted by Josh Grund and Scott Ramaekers. Cortland answered almost instantly scoring at 2:39 in the first to tie the game up. That was followed by a second Cortland goal at 15:39 to enter the first intermission up 2-1.
The Red Dragons opened the second period with a goal at 8:32. Josh Grund answered the call with a goal at 14:04 in the second making the score 3-2. Grund was assisted by Jacob Rodrigue and Galloway on the play. The Golden Eagles trailed by just one goal heading into the third period.
Cortland scored three goals in the third period, pulling away at the end to secure a 6-2 win at home.

Brockport recorded a total of 29 shots to Cortland's 37. The Green and Gold won 36 face-offs to Cortland's 25 and only recorded one penalty.
Dylan Wiemer played 60:00 minutes in goal tonight making a total of 31 saves, allowing six goals.

Oswego beats Brockport

The SUNY Brockport ice hockey team fell to the Oswego State Lakers, 2-1, in a tough battle at home Friday night. Oswego is now 4-0 In conference play and 5-1 overall as Brockport moves to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the conference. 
Brockport put up a total of 11 shots in the first period to Oswego's 13. Both team's battled but the game remained scoreless going into the first intermission tied at 0-0.
Rocco Andreacchi scored for the Lakers unassisted at 2:17 in the second period to make it a 1-0 lead for Oswego.

Nick Serafin answered the call sending the puck into the back of the net, tying up the score with his first collegiate goal. Jacob Rodrigue picked up his second assist of the season on the play, while Ben Saurbaugh earned his first assist. The Golden Eagles headed into the third intermission tied 1-1 with the Lakers.
Oswego broke the tie at 11:10 in the third, going up 2-1 late in the contest. Brockport pulled the goalie looking for help from an extra skater, but was unable to find the equalizer.
Both teams were successful on the penalty kill, as neither team netted a power play goal. Brockport recorded a total of 38 shots to Oswego's 31 on the night.
Dylan Wiemer spent nearly the full 60:00 minutes in goal, allowing two goals and making 29 saves.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Plattsburgh beats Brockport

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team fell, 3-1, to the Plattsburgh State Cardinals Saturday afternoon. Brockport turns to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in SUNYAC play.
Scott Ramaekers scored the first goal of the game at 5:40 in the first period assisted by Connor Roach and James Tilley. Brockport owned possession in the first, not giving the Cardinals a chance to answer back.

This is the first time this year a team has scored before the Cardinals and is also the first time this season the Cardinals have been down going into the first intermission. 
Plattsburgh's Jake Lanyi evened up the score in the second before getting ejected 10 minutes later. The teams went into the third tied at 1-1.
The Cardinals scored twice more in the third and had a second ejection in the game. The final score of 3-1 is the Cardinals' lowest scoring game of the season thus far.
Dylan Wiemer spent 57:59 in goal tonight for the Golden Eagles making 48 saves and allowing three goals. 
Brockport was 5-for-5 on the penalty kill tonight.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Brockport beats Potsdam

The SUNY Brockport Men's Ice Hockey team beat Potsdam 6-3 on Friday night. The Golden Eagles are now 2-2 on the season and 1-1 overall in the SUNYAC conference. 
Brockport got the ball rolling scoring the first two goals of the game. Schuyler Flansburg scored the first goal of the game 0:18 seconds into the first shift assisted by his brother Spencer Flansburg and teammate Manny Sanchez. Jordan Rosenbaum sent the puck into the back of the net three minutes later at 4:04 in the first, assisted by Chase Maxwell and Connor Galloway. Potsdam snuck one in before the Golden Eagles sent into the first intermission up 2-1.
Potsdam scored its second goal of the game at 2:03 in the second followed by Spencer Flansburg's first collegiate goal at 4:40. Spencer was assisted by Andrew Harley and Connor Galloway.

Michael Meredith scored unassisted at 6:49 in the second. Schuyler Flansburg scored Brockport's 5th goal and his third of the season, assisted by Manny Sanchez and Dominic Chirico at 7:51 in the second. The rest of the period was scoreless sending the Golden Eagles into the third up 5-2.
Potsdam scored their final goal of the game at 7:39 in the third. Brockport's Ben Saurbaugh scored his first collegiate goal and the final goal of the game on an empty net, assisted by Jacob Rodrigue
Dylan Wiemer spent 60:00 minutes in goal tonight making 27 saves and allowing 3 goals. 
Brockport recorded a total of 53 shots to Potsdam's 30.The Golden Eagles went 1 for 1 on the power play and 1 for 2 on the penalty kill, winning 40 of the 74 face offs in tonight's game.

Friday, November 10, 2023

Gotkin closing in on 600 wins

Rick Gotkin played for Brockport in 80-'81 and '81-'82, racking up 21 and 26 points in those seasons. He then spent an additional year with the program as an assistant coach. He's now in his 36th season as the head coach at Mercyhurst. The team's next win will be his 600th victory as a head coach!

Here's the story from USCHO:

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Brockport falls to Geneseo in SUNYAC opener

The Golden Eagles fell, 6-2, to the Geneseo Knights in the first SUNYAC matchup of the 2023-2024 season.
Geneseo struck first halfway through the first period, followed by a goal from Chase Maxwell putting the Golden Eagles on the board. Maxwell's first goal of the season was assisted by Connor Galloway sending Brockport into the first intermission tied at 1-1.
With a pair of scores in the second, Geneseo regained the lead. Dominic Chirico sent the puck into the back of the net for the Green and Gold, scoring his first collegiate goal assisted by Spencer Flansburg. However, the Knights went on to bury three more goals in the third to put the game away for the 6-2 final.
Dylan Wiemer spent 60:00 minutes in goal for the Green and Gold on the night, as the squad moves to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Meet the seniors


Huge 2nd period sees Chatham take control during Brockport's Senior Night

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team fell, 9-4, to Chatham on Senior Night. Brockport is now 1-1 overall early on in the season. 
The Golden Eagles opened the game with a pair of goals sending them into the first intermission up 2-0. Connor Roach got the ball rolling, scoring unassisted at 12:43 in the first period for his first collegiate goal.

Manny Sanchez scored Brockport's second goal of the night, assisted by Jordan Rosenbaum and Connor Galloway at 19:25 into the first.
Chatham came into the second period with a new mindset, scoring seven of their nine goals in the period. It started with a quick score just 47 seconds in the second and the hot streak continued all the way through with the seventh goal coming in the final minute of the second.

Brockport faced a 7-2 deficit heading into the third frame. Dylan Wiemer played the first 40:00 minutes making 16 saves, allowing the first seven goals. David Filak played the final 20:00 for Brockport making six saves allowing two goals.
Chatham opened the third period with a goal at 3:26 into the third. Brockport's Schuyler Flansburg snuck the puck in the bottom right, scoring his first collegiate goal unassisted. Chatham scored its final goal of the game at 13:51 to go up 9-3. Ryan Brow scored the final goal of the night at 15:00 in the third assisted by Schuyler Flansburg, to create the 9-4 final.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Brockport wins Game One of the 2023-2024 season


Coach asks and Coach shall receive.

In an interview recorded with WBSU before the game, Brian Dickinson said he hoped Manny Sanchez scored early in the season to keep the momentum going from Manny's hot second half of last year.

Lo and behold, Manny scores the game winner in game one, in overtime!

The win was the 250th of Brian's career! Congratulations!

The recap from Brockport Athletics:

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team opened the 2023-2024 season with a 2-1 win in overtime against Chatham University. The win was a special one for Head Coach Brian Dickinson, being his 250th career win as a head coach of the Golden Eagles. Brockport begins the year 1-0, winning a sixth consecutive season opener. 

The Chatham Cougar's struck first scoring at 15:42 into the first period, taking a 1-0 lead. It took Brockport until the third period to tie the score up at 1-1. Jacob Rodrigue scored the power play goal, with assists coming from Scott Ramaekers and Matt Anastasio. Brockport's early goal at 1:55 into the third, would send the first game of the year to overtime.
Manny Sanchez finished the game for the Golden Eagles, scoring at 2:06 into overtime assisted by Cam Barbagallo. Brockport gets the win on the road, 2-1, to begin the season.
The Green and Gold recorded a total of 46 shots to Chatham's 36. Connor Galloway (6), Jacob Gates (5), James Tilley (5), Cam Barbagallo (4), Jacob Rodrigue (4), Chase Maxwell (4), Manny Sanchez (3), Schuyler Flansburg (3), Spencer Flansburg (3), Jordan Rosenbaum (3), Dominic Chirico (2), Nick Serafin (2), Matt Anastasio and Scott Ramaekers all recorded shots for the Green and Gold. Brockport went 3/3 on the penalty kill and won 45 of the 82 face-offs in the circle.
Dylan Wiemer spent 62:06 minutes in goal this afternoon making a total of 35 saves and allowing one goal. Wiemer earned his himself his first win of his senior season and a save percentage of .972%.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

McAleer commits to Brockport

Connor McAleer
, a forward for the Railers Jr. Hockey Club, has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2024.

The '03 native of Holt, MI has been with the Railers since 2021-22 season, where he was their top scorer at the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) level, finishing the year with an even 42 points in 42 games.

Since making the full-time transition up to the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) level the following season (2022-23), McAleer has carried his scoring touch over to the top level of the league, having tallied 49 points in 59 career games to date.

“Mac has matured so much, both on and off the ice in his three years here with us,” said Railers head coach and general manager Sean Bertoni. “He’s one of the hardest workers every day in our building. His relentless effort on the ice is tremendous and has made him ready for the next step. He has trusted the process while spending one year in the P, two in the E, as well as taking college courses and picking up his grades.”

As Bertoni mentioned, McAleer stuck to the path that the Railers provided to him, which has ultimately led to this commitment. Overall, the veteran forward is the 46th player in league history to commit to Brockport.

“I came into Worcester as a boy fresh out of high school, and now I’m going to be leaving a young man,” said McAleer. “This year, I’ve played the best hockey I’ve ever played in my life. You get all the tools here to succeed, and I've seen it in my linear progression. My time in the P helped me learn hockey in a different way, and it made the transition easy for me.”

Bertoni went on to talk about the connection with Brockport, and how this was truly an easy decision for the Golden Eagles' program.

“Coach [Brian] Dickinson fell in love with Mac, watching him at the showcase in Worcester and on FloHockey,” Bertoni recalled. “He had several options, but he [McAleer] loved the vibes and the feel of the campus.”

McAleer went on to echo that sentiment from his coach.

“I really like the opportunity that Coach Dickinson presented to me,” McAleer explained. “They’re graduating some forwards and they have big shoes to fill. I want to accept that challenge. Also, I love the atmosphere there for college hockey and I feel like I’m going to a school where hockey is a priority. I’m looking forward to winning a lot of games there.”

McAleer and the the Railers are currently riding a seven-game winning streak, and they will look to make it eight straight victories today at Noon. With a win today over the New York Apple Core, McAleer and the Railers would also move into 1st place in the Central Division standings.


Monday, October 23, 2023

50th anniversary apparel

A Brockport Hockey apparel sale -- featuring the 50 year logo -- is underway. Get your orders in soon....the sale ends on October 29th

Friday, October 20, 2023

Alumni Weekend -- 50 years of hockey

Brockport ice hockey is celebrating its 50th year of being an NCAA sanctioned varsity program and will host its alumni weekend December 1-2! Come out for a weekend featuring back-to-back SUNYAC, the Teddy Bear Toss, alumni family skate, unveiling of the 2023 Wall of Honor inductees, social gatherings and a ceremonial puck drop.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

2023-2024 season preview

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team is set to start their regular season of play on Friday, October 27th against Chatham University 7 pm at in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The team will return the following night, Saturday the 28th for the home opener at 5 pm in the Wegmans Ice Arena. 
Pre-Season: Brockport will host a weekend of preseason games before diving into the regular season schedule. On Friday, October 20th Brockport will host Geneseo at 5 pm. The next day the men will host the EHL All-Stars at 2 pm. 
Specialty Games: Brockport will honor their seniors for Senior Night on Saturday, October 28th at 5 pm against Chatham University in their home opener. 
Ice Hockey will host their 50th Year of Varsity Hockey Celebration weekend the first weekend in December. This year's Teddy Bear Toss game will be Friday, December 1st against Buffalo State at 7 pm. Brockport will host their 50th Year Celebration game the following night, December 2nd against Fredonia State. For this game, the men will be wearing special "Retro Throwback" jerseys. 
Brockport will be raising money again for the Willie Bee Foundation with a Jersey Auction and ceremonial puck drop for their Willie Bee Foundation Jersey night on January 9th against Fredonia State at 7 pm.  
Last Season: The Golden Eagles finished their 2022-2023 regular season with an overall record of 10-15-0 overall and 5-11-0 in the conference. The men fell short of the postseason tournament ending the season seventh in the SUNYAC Conference falling two points short of Fredonia. Brockport brought home the Defensive Player of The Year for the second season in a row with Alex Monteleone's performance on the ice. Monteleone led the Golden Eagles in plus/minus with a +14, which was good for 12th in the SUNYAC overall. 
Andrew Harley and Connor Galloway both earned their 50th career point last season. Harley is heading into the 2023-2024 season with 61 career points and Galloway with 59. Harley ended last season tied for the third most points in the SUNYAC Conference and fourth for most goals with 14. Galloway ended last season tied for fifth in the conference for overall points. Both men will be returning to the ice this fall.
Schedule Summary: Brockport will start the season by hosting two preseason exhibition games before heading into a weekend with Chatham University. The men will travel to Pittsburgh Friday, October 27th before returning home to host them on Saturday, October 28th.
Brockport will start November in Geneseo on Friday the 3rd for their first SUNYAC Conference matchup of the semester. Brockport will then go on the road for their yearly North Country Road trip playing Potsdam on Friday the 10th and Plattsburgh on Saturday the 11th. Brockport will return home for a 7pm Friday night game against Oswego State on November 17th. The men will head back on the road on November 18th to travel to Cortland State for another 7 pm puck drop. Brockport will travel to Geneva to play the reigning DIII Hockey National Champions Hobart College. Brockport will play Thanksgiving weekend at the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational on both Saturday, November 25th, and Sunday, November 26th.
The Golden Eagles will start December with a special weekend at home. Hosting Buffalo State on Friday, December 1st for their annual Teddy Bear Toss game at 7 pm. The following night Brockport will host Fredonia State for the 50th Year of Varsity Hockey Celebration for a 7 pm puck drop. Brockport will host Morrisville on December 6th at 7 pm and Elmire College on December 9th at 4 pm before heading into winter break.
Brockport opens 2024 with a weekend with SUNY Canton. Brockport will travel to Canton on Friday, January 5th before returning home to host them the following night for a 7 pm game. Willie Bee Foundation Jersey Night will be the following Tuesday, January the 9th at 7 pm against Fredonia State in a non-conference match-up. The men will dive back into conference play the following weekend with a 7 pm home game against Geneseo on January 19th. The following weekend Potsdam and Plattsburgh will head to Wegmans Ice Arena on the 26th and 27th for Brockport's final games of January. 
February 2nd the Golden Eagles will travel to Oswego State for a 7 pm puck drop. The next night they will return home to host Cortland on the 3rd, before going on the road for the final three games of the regular season at Buffalo State, Fredonia, and Morrisville. The SUNYAC Tournament starts on Wednesday, February 21st.

2023-24 SUNYAC Men's Ice Hockey Preseason Poll:

The SUNYAC released its 2023-24 men's ice hockey preseason poll as voted on by the conference coaches. Plattsburgh, the 2023 SUNYAC champion, sits at the top of the poll while Oswego was voted No. 2 and Geneseo No. 3. The Golden Eagles come in at sixth in the preseason poll heading into the new year. 

  1. Plattsburgh
  2. Oswego
  3. Geneseo
  4. Cortland
  5. Buffalo State
  6. Brockport
  7. Fredonia
  8. Morrisville
  9. Potsdam
Key Returners: In addition to both Harley and Galloway 18 other men will be returning to the ice this fall. Tyler RossiRyan BrowMatt AnastasioManny SanchezJosh GrundMichael MeredithScott RamaekersTobin WinslowGriffin TominezCam BarbagalloJames TilleyDylan WiemerDominic ChiricoJacob RodrigueNick SerafinJordan Rosenbaum and Chase Maxwell
New to The Nest: Brockport is welcoming nine new players to the team. Victor MalzahnJack PowersConnor RoachJacob GatesBen SaurbaughSchuyler FlansburgSpencer Flansburg,  David Filak and Trevor Joule will make their collegiate debuts this season!
Brockport will also welcome Alumni Sam Dibitetto to the coaching staff.

2023-2024 team photo


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Your 2023-2024 Golden Eagles