Friday, January 6, 2023

Brockport heads to Boston for tournament

 The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team will be shipping up to Boston this weekend to play at the Warrior Ice Arena in Boston, MA, for the Boston Landing Collegiate Invitational. The team will play two games this weekend, the first being against Lebanon Valley on Saturday, January 7th at 5:40pm. The winner of that game will play the winner of Nichols or Rivier Sunday.

Last Game Recap: The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team hosted the third annual Teddy Bear Toss Game on Friday, December 9th in front of a crowd of 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 to 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  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.
Looking at Lebanon: The Dutchmen are 2-8-1 overall and 1-6-1 in the UCHC going into this tournament weekend. The team has recorded a total of 302 shots and 22 goals this season. They average two goals a game and their leading scorers are Brad Viola and Jared Stevenson.
Between the pipes are Ty Franchi, Gabriel Pigeon and Cole Bradley. Franchi has spent 482:57 minutes in the goal this season, allowing 28 goals and making 310 saves giving him a save percentage of .917%.
Looking at Nichols: The Bisons are 4-7 overall and 2-7 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. They have recorded a total of 316 shots and 38 goals this season, averaging 3.5 goals a game. Their leading scorers are Sophomore Nathan Carl with six goals and Dylan McMahon with five.
Guarding the net for Nichols are Tyler Bost, Mathias Backstorm, Korbinian Lutz, and Anthony Bonaldi. Bost has spent 212:29 in the goal this season making a total of 157 saves and allowing 14 goals. Backstrom has seen 178:54 minutes on the ice, made 84 saves and has allowed eight goals giving him a save percentage of .913%.  Lutz has spent 177:31 in the net making 123 saves allowing 13 goals, giving him a percentage of .904%. Bonaldi has spent 88:12 minutes on the ice making 40 saves and allowing seven goals giving him a save percentage of .851%.
Looking at Rivier: The Raiders have an overall record of 5-7-1 overall and 0-0 in conference play. Their top scorers are Avery Arnold with six goals and Jack Tos, Jon Tavella and Kurt Watson with four. 
Between the pipes are Will Augustine, Luke Newell and Andrew LoRusso. Augustine has seen 139:49 minutes in goal making 71 saves, allowing 8 goals, giving him a percentage of .899%. Newell has spent 429:32 in the goal making 182 saves, allowing 18 goals, giving him a save percentage of .910%. LoRusso has spent 216:47 minutes on the ice, recording 91 saves, allowing 11 goals giving him a percentage of .892%.