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%.