Saturday, February 25, 2023

Galloway and Sanchez make All-SUNYAC teams

This week the SUNYAC announced the 2023 Men's Ice Hockey All-Conference and All-Rookie teams, as nominated and voted on by the conference coaches. The Golden Eagles had two players earn recognition in Connor Galloway and Manny Sanchez.
Connor Galloway – 3rd Team All-Conference

Galloway is earning his first career All-Conference honor following his junior campaign. He finished the season with 28 points, ranking fifth in the SUNYAC. With 12 goals and 16 assists, the forward was second on the team in goals and led the squad in assists. With a plus/minus rating of +10 for the year, Connor had the second-best rating on the season for Brockport. He also scored two game winning goals, the most on the team in 2022-23. He adds this all-conference selection to his career awards along with a SUNYAC All-Tournament Team honor from last year.
Manny Sanchez – All-Rookie Team

In his first season with the Green and Gold, Manny was tied for third on the team with 12 assists. Adding two goals to his season tally, the forward was fifth for Brockport with 14 points on the year. He also sported a positive plus/minus in his freshman campaign, earning a +1 for the season.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Brockport's season closes out with a loss to Geneseo

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team lost to SUNY Geneseo, 6-2, in the final game of the season. The Golden Eagles end their 2022-2023 season with an overall record of 10-15 overall and 5-10 mark in the SUNYAC.

Geneseo struck first with a goal at 13:48 into the first period, taking the 1-0 lead.

Right before the end of the first, Andrew Harley answered back with a goal for the Green and Gold. With just 23 seconds before the end of the period, Harley was assisted Ryan Brow and Josh Grund.

After a tie game through one, Geneseo scored four more goals in the second period. The Knights entered the second intermission up 5-1.

The Green and the Gold started the third period with Ryan Brow's first collegiate goal. Brown was assisted by Chris Aarons and Josh Grund. However, that would be the last score of the evening for Brockport.

Geneseo scored once more before the final buzzer, taking the win 6-2.

Nolan Egbert played 29:44 minutes on the ice starting in goal. Egbert made 26 saves and allowed 3 goals. Teammate Aidan Curry played 29:32 minutes on ice, stepping into the game during the second period. Curry made thirteen saves and allowed three goals.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

David Filak's commitment as reported by the EHL

A few weeks ago we mentioned David Filak's commitment to Brockport. Here's the official press release from the EHL:

David Filak, a goaltender for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2023.

The '02 native of Northville, MI joined the Rangers in late September, and through 25 total starts to date in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), Filak owns a record of 16-8-1 to go along with a 1.90 GAA and a .941 save percentage. The veteran netminder also has five shutouts to his credit so far this year.

"David came to us after the first 4 games of the season," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "He is a huge reason for the team's success.  He’s a great leader in the room, and competes everyday at the highest level.  Brockport is getting a tremendous  goalie and person."

Filak is one of two EHL netminders that have committed to Brockport so far this season, as he will team up with Trevor Joule from the New England Wolves. Brockport historically has always been a heavy recruiter of the EHL, having committed at least one player from the league in every season since the league was formed back in 2013. Overall, Filak is the 40th player in league history to choose the Golden Eagles' program.

"Coming to BJR was a really good decision for me," said Filak. "When I first got here the team really helped me feel comfortable and confident in the way I play. The coaching staff has been incredibly supportive in helping me reach my goal of playing college hockey."

With a record of 23-15-2, Filak and the Rangers are battling it out right at the top of the East Division standings. Boston has six games left to push for the #1 seed in the upcoming EHL Playoffs.


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Galloway and Sanchez secure weekly SUNYAC honors

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team had Connor Galloway and Manny Sanchez earn SUNYAC Men's Ice Hockey Athlete and Rookie of the Week honors.
Galloway was a large part of the Golden Eagle offense this weekend securing two important goals one in the second period Friday night against Fredonia, tying up the game, as well as the Game winning goal 1 minutes and 45 seconds into the first overtime. Saturday night Galloway scored Brockport's first goal on a power play getting the teams momentum going for the final 5-3 win over Buffalo state. He earned a total of three goals this weekend and a +/- rating of +2.
Sanchez was a large part of the golden Eagle offense this weekend earning a total of four points between both nights. Manny earned two assisted against Fredonia on Friday night as well as two on Saturday night against Buffalo State. After the weekend Manny is +3.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Brockport beats Buffalo State on the road

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team pushed through an action packed game to beat Buffalo State, 5-3, on the road. The squad is now 10-14 overall and 5-10 in SUNYAC play with just one regular season game left.
The Buffalo State Bengals struck first with two early goals in the first period. Nick Stuckless scored just 46 seconds into the game. Less than two minutes later at 2:22, Nikita Kozyrev netted the Bengals second goal of the night, as they earned a quick 2-0 lead.
The Golden Eagles answered quickly by taking advantage of a power play opportunity. Connor Galloway buried the puck in the back of the net at 3:24 in the first to make it a 2-1 game. Galloway was assisted by Andrew Harley and Scott Ramaekers on the play.
Exactly four minutes later Andrew Harley scored Brockport's second of the night, tying the score up at an even 2-2. Harley was assisted by Jordan Rosenbaum and Manny Sanchez, 7:24 into the first period.
To cap off a fast-paced opening period, Zach Norby got on the board 16:31 into the first. Norby was assisted by Chris Aarons and Manny Sanchez, as Brockport held a 1-goal lead going into the first intermission.
Zach Norby was a big part of the Golden Eagle offense on the night, as he kept the momentum going for Brockport in the second. At 13:42 into the period, he scored his second of the night. In a tense and physical second period, Norby was assisted by Manny Sanchez and Nick Serafin.
Serafin recorded his first collegiate point, as the Green and Gold had the lone goal of the second period. The team headed into the third with a 4-2 advantage on the scoreboard.
Showing signs of life to start the third, Michael McCosh scored what would be Buffalo State's final goal of the night just 1:04 into the period. The Bengals still trailed, 4-3, with plenty of time remaining.
14:41 into the third period, Scott Ramaekers locked up the insurance goal the Golden Eagles needed. Ramaekers was assisted by Andrew Harley and Ryan Brow earning the men the, 5-3, victory.
Nolan Egbert did his job on the backline for the Golden Eagles defense. He made 27 saves during his 60 minutes in net tonight, allowing three goals in the win.
Despite picking up two big wins this weekend, Fredonia's win over Geneseo on Saturday officially knocks the Golden Eagles out of postseason contention.
Brockport will close out the season next week on the road against Geneseo. Game is set for 7pm on Saturday, February 18th.

Galloway nets game winner in OT

                                    Photo courtesy Brockport Athletics -- Katie Wilson

In a must-win game at home, the Golden Eagles defeated Fredonia in overtime, 5-4, to keep their postseason hopes alive. Connor Galloway scored the game-winner in overtime to keep the squad in contention for a spot in the conference tournament.

Brockport will head into another crucial game on Saturday against Buffalo State with a record of 9-14 overall and 4-10 in the SUNYAC.

Fredonia struck first with a goal at 12:44 from Ryan Bailey. Two minutes later Bryce Witman capitalized on a power play opportunity scoring Fredonia's second goal at 15:02.
After being held scoreless in the first, Brockport entered the first intermission down 2-0.
Scott Ramaekers put the Green and Gold on the board with a goal 47 seconds into the second period. Ramaekers was assisted by teammate Alex Monteleone on the play.
Brockport kept it rolling with a shorthanded goal from Andrew Harley. Manny Sanchez sent the puck to Harley during a 2-on-1 breakaway, allowing Harley to tuck the puck in the back of the net tying the score at 2-2.
Fredonia struck back as Jack Blackwell scored at 13:15 in the second. However, Connor Galloway provided the answer with the final goal of the second period at 14:51, assisted by Harley and Sanchez. The Golden Eagles and Blue Devils went into the third period tied, 3-3, with major postseason implications on the line.
The third period kicked off with a power play goal from Fredonia's Gregg Lee, who put the final Fredonia goal on the board.
Adam Beauvais scored at 5:33 in the third, assisted by Monteleone. The Golden Eagles comeback effort tied the game up at 4-4, as the two conference opponents were headed to overtime.

Fredonia begin the overtime down a man, giving the Green and Gold a 4-on-3 advantage. Monteleone found Galloway who buried the puck in Fredonia's net, scoring the game-winning, power play goal just 1:45 into overtime.

With the 5-4 win, Brockport remains in contention for a spot in the postseason with two more regular season games left to play.
Aidan Curry goes home with 38 saves and a win in net. Curry allowed four goals and played a total of 61:25 minutes in tonight's contest.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Oswego downs Brockport

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team lost, 4-1, at home Saturday night to Oswego State. The Golden Eagles are now 8-14 overall on the season and 3-10 in conference play.
For the second time this weekend the men went into the first intermission tied at 0-0 with a clean slate going into the second. Oswego outshot Brockport, 20-11, in the opening period but both goalies were up for the challenge to keep the game scoreless.
The game came alive in the second with a goal at 9:11 from Oswego State's Noah Bull. The first score was soon followed by a power play goal from Oswego's Jackson Arcan, putting the visiting Lakers up 2-0.

Brockport had an answer with a power play goal of its own before the end of the period. Alex Monteleone struck back at 18:52 in the second to make it a 2-1 score, with assists coming from Scott Ramaekers and Josh Grund.

The Golden Eagles entered the final period down by just one, but Oswego would close the game out in the third. The Lakers scored twice more in the third to put the game away, 4-1.

Between the pipes tonight for the Golden Eagles was Nolan Egbert. Egbert made a total of 41 saves and allowed four goals.

Brockport falls to Cortland

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team fell, 3-2, on the road at SUNY Cortland on Friday night. After going down 3-0, Brockport nearly completed the comeback in the third before running out of time.
Both Josh Grund and Connor Galloway scored goals for the Green and Gold, with Galloway, Jake Mendeszoon, and Scott Ramaekers all getting assists. Galloway extends his point streak to eight games after the contest.

After a first period with nothing on the board for either team, the conference opponents entered the first intermission tied at 0-0.
Cortland owned the second period, taking advantage of Brockport penalties with three power play goals. Nick Grupp struck first at 1:16 in the second. Johnny Facchini was close behind with a goal at 3:32. Trevor Veneklse scored Cortland's final goal of the night at 8:11 in the second.
The Golden Eagles entered the final period, trailing the Red Dragons 3-0.

Brockport turned up the intensity in the third period with a pair of goals, looking to mount a comeback. Josh Grund scored at 6:06 in the third after receiving the puck from Connor Galloway and Jake Mendeszoon.
Galloway scored the final goal of the night on a power play at 11:47 in the third. He was assisted by fellow captain Scott Ramaekers. The squad had a few more chances down the stretch to tie the game up, but Cortland held off the comeback attempt for the 3-2 win.
Aidan Curry played between the pipes tonight for the Green and Gold. Curry made a total of 32 saves in 59:14 minutes of action, allowing three goals