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