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.