Saturday, December 2, 2023

Brockport beats Buffalo State on Teddy Bear night

The Golden Eagles defeated the Buffalo State Bengals, 5-3, Friday night in their annual teddy bear toss game. Brockport wins its first SUNYAC contest of the season, improving to 4-6-1 overall and 2-4 in the conference. 
Connor Galloway had a big night for the Green and Gold, finishing with four points in the game (2 goals, 2 assists). He got the party started with the first goal of the night at 10:44 into the first for the celebratory Teddy Bear Toss goal. Josh Grund and Scott Ramaekers assisted Galloway on the play, as Brockport took a 1-0 lead.

Matt Anastasio kept the momentum going with a power play goal at 14:21 into the first. Anastasio was assisted by Jordan Rosembaum and Chase Maxwell. Brockport went into the first intermission up 2-0 over the visiting Bengals.
Buffalo State opened up the second with a goal at 3:53 into the period to make it a 2-1 score. Scott Ramaekers earned his second point of the night with a goal at 8:51 into the second to put the squad up 3-1. Ramaekers was assisted by Josh Grund and Connor Galloway.

The Bengals would respond by scoring two more times in the second period, sending the game into the second intermission all tied up at 3-3.
Connor Galloway earned himself his second goal of the night at 5:23 into the third period unassisted. Six minutes later Galloway was on a breakaway and sent the puck across to Grund who earned his third point of the night and the final goal of the game. These two scores would create the final tally of 5-3, as Brockport earns two big points for the conference standings.
Dylan Wiemer earned his third win of the year after playing all 60:00 minutes on the ice tonight. Wiemer gave up three goals and made 18 saves between the pipes.
Brockport went  1-for-3 on the power play tonight and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Golden Eagles won 46 of the 67 face offs and recorded a total of 37 shots compared to just 21 from Buffalo State.