Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Azevedo commits to Brockport

The Tampa Bay Juniors are proud to announce that forward Livio Azevedo has committed to play next season with SUNY Brockport. Brockport is located in Western New York.

“I am very grateful that TBJ, offered me a key forward position in the first line and brought me into their hockey family.” Stated Livio. “Great people and environment to be in. The coaching team has built a superior program, offering every player opportunities to enhance themselves and excel. Coupled with a state of the art facility, there are ample opportunities to get better on and off the ice.

“We were very fortunate to land a player of Livio’s talents!” Remarked Head Coach Garrett Strot. “Livio is one of the most complete players I have coached. He is a complete 200 foot player and the ultimate team guy! Livio will be an impact for Brockport from day one and be an assest not only to the hockey team but the school.”

“I came in with a strong foundation in the cognitive, neurological and athletic side of the game. For me it is important to keep working on those areas and that was the first and only place in junior hockey where I could do so, and where my talent was recognized and appreciated.” Continued Azevedo. “Especially with Brett who specialises his knowledge on the cognitive side, and speed of the game. Garrett and Brett assisted us through the season and we all can agree that we improved every single day. They knew what to do and respected every single players area of opportunity and worked on it individually. It was by far my best year with the greatest staff and teammates in junior hockey and I take every single moment with me. I wanna thank Tasha and Kuba for their great support, and a big thank you to Kevin being in the office every day doing the administration. The biggest thank you goes to the Strots, all their effort and passion behind what they do is enormous, a lot of respect to all of you!”

“I visited Brockport the first time I came to the States. It is a good place to study and pursue my passion for hockey at the same time. They have a solid sports management program and a great hockey facility, which allow me to focus on my education and hockey equally.”

The Tampa Bay Juniors wish Livio the best of luck as he continues his hockey journey!

“It is with gratitude and appreciation that I embarked on the next steps in my journey and am grateful for the TBJ team and all you have done for me.”

Monday, June 10, 2024

Harley transfers to Oswego

Andrew Harley is going to Oswego for his graduate studies and that's where his fourth year of eligibility will be played. Harley was an assistant captain last season and notched 74 points in 77 games during his time with the Golden Eagles. He was also named to the All-SUNYAC 3rd team at the close of the '21-'22 season.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Taylor commits to Brockport

The Oakville Blades have announced forward Aidan Taylor has committed to Brockport.

In 52 games played (counting the playoffs) this past season, he had a 12-17-29 line.

“I’m super excited to continue my academic and hockey career at Brockport. I’d like to thank my friends, family, and everyone who has got me to this point.” - Aidan Taylor

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Gershon returns to Chatham


Michael Gershon ('09) was an impressive hard-hitting defenseman for the Golden Eagles. In 2008, he scored a hat trick (the first Brockport blueliner to ever do so) in a 7-2 demolition of Geneseo and was awarded Second Team All-SUNYAC honors that same season.

Here's some news about Michael and Chatham University:

On Tuesday, Chatham Vice President of Athletics and Recreation Leonard Trevino announced the return of Michael Gershon as Head Men's Hockey Coach.

"We are excited to welcome Coach Gershon back to our program and look forward to the future of Men's Hockey at Chatham," said Trevino.

Gershon, who departed Chatham before this past season, is the program's all-time wins leader (28) and led the Cougars to their first winning season (2022-23) and first postseason appearance (2021-22).

Monday, May 20, 2024

Easter commits to Brockport

The Central Canada Hockey League and the Kemptville 73’s are pleased to announce goaltender Dax Easter has committed to SUNY Brockport for the 2024/25 season.

The 2003 born Brockville, ON native completed three seasons in the CCHL. This season, ending with the 73’s earning a record of 4-2 with a 2.62 GAA and 0.917 SVV%.

Prior to joining the 73’s this season, Easter played for the RSL Kings U14 AA/U15 AA, Cornwall Colts U18 AAA, Cornwall Colts, Brockville Braves and the Smiths Falls Bears.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Trudel commits to Brockport

Sacha Trudel of the Idaho Falls Spud Kings has committed to Brockport. The left winger from Quebec had a 2-13-15 line in 28 games for the Spud Kings this past season and wore the "C".

Said Trudel: "I am proud and honored to announce my commitment to play NCAA hockey at SUNY Brockport. Thank you to my family, teammates, coaches and everyone that helped me and supported me along the way. A special thank you to Erik Hudson, John Becanic, Susan and Ken Rhodes, and Spud Kingdom for an unforgettable end to my junior career."

GM Erik Hudson commented, “Sacha is exactly what we look for in players for the Spud Kings’ organization. His dedication, character, and hard work throughout his hockey career have afforded him the chance to play at the next level- which is NCAA hockey. We will miss Sacha, but he will always be a Spud King.”

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Brockport shines the spotlight on hockey alumnus Dave Zeis

The Dallas Stars are onto the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after defeating the defending champion Las Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 in game 7 of the first round. Shout out to the Stars head athletic trainer and SUNY Brockport Class of 1992 graduate Dave Zeis, who you can read more about in this profile posted by the College:


Dave Zeis ’92, a lifelong hockey fan and player, came to Brockport to study physical education and play on the hockey team. But after sustaining a knee injury he attended rehab and began to gain an interest in the field of sports medicine.

More than 30 years after his graduation, Zeis is in his 17th season as Head Athletic Trainer for NHL team the Dallas Stars — and the passion he developed at Brockport is what brought him to this point.

Dave Zeis posing in front of a hockey rink Dave Zeis posing in front of a hockey rink


“​​Brockport was vital in preparing me for what I do now. This is where I learn sports. This is where I learn the techniques. But more importantly, it gave me an avenue to get to this level,” Zeis said. “It was just a big network that really, really panned out to help me get into the professional side of hockey.”

Zeis credits the amount of educational experience he had working with athletes and injuries to the size of SUNY Brockport compared to larger institutions.

“In a lot of these Division I schools, you don’t even work with the athletes. They have hired staff,” Zeis said. “But at a smaller university like Brockport, you’re getting a much more hands-on experience. In my opinion, it’s much more exciting.”

Zeis initially  worked in the East Coast Hockey League, followed by some time in minor league hockey with the Rochester Americans. There, he served as an assistant athletic trainer until he moved into the major league in 2007 for his first season with the Dallas Stars. That very same season he was promoted to Head Athletic Trainer — the position he holds to this day.

“You always want to work at your highest level, no matter what your job is, right? So, for us in hockey, it’s the National Hockey League,” Zeis said. “I’ve worked in the world championships with Team USA. Working with the best of the best players is something I take pride in.”

Zeis recalled the 2022 incident in which Damar Hamlin, wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills, collapsed mid-game of cardiac arrest. This major event in the world of athletic training made an often-unseen job visible as Bill’s Athletic Trainer, Denny Kellington, gained widespread praise for his quick action.

“We actually had a similar event in Dallas about nine years ago. We had a player go into cardiac arrest and it actually helped design some of our protocols in the NHL,” Zeis said. “I think I’ve had three incidents that have been life-threatening situations. A lot of the things that we do are repetitive so we can be prepared. And then when something happens, everything falls into place. That’s where your skills and your tools and your education really come in.”

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Senior celebration

 The Athletics Department recently celebrated the senior student-athletes...including these guys:

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Day of Giving

The Brockport men's hockey team is participating in the Brockport Day of Giving on March 6th. Every little bit helps, no matter the size of the gift. Thank you so much for considering.


Thursday, February 29, 2024

Jimmy Z's closes

Today marks the end of an era in Brockport as Jimmy Z's closes. "Thank you!" to Jimmy for all the memories created over the past 21 years and for the incredible support of ice hockey and Brockport athletics.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

The end of an era

Last night’s playoff loss wasn’t just the end of the season, it was the end of an era, too.

It was Brockport’s final game as a member of the SUNYAC.

It’s bittersweet, for sure.

I’ll miss it. As a fan who’s been watching the team since the 1993-1994 season, the SUNY rivalry is all I’ve ever known.

For me, that’s 30 years of SUNYAC teams that we all knew inside and out, intense rivalries that we all understood, and foes who we at once respected yet saw as maddening thorns in our side – whether it was a determined coach like Plattsburgh’s Bob Emery or a slick defenseman like the Cardinals’ Nick Rolls or a big-time goal scorer like Oswego’s Mike Lukajic or an impenetrable goalie like Mike DeLaVergne of Buffalo State.

So many great players.

So many great games.

So many great memories.

Memories are all that SUNYAC will now be to fans like me.

Memories are all that SUNYAC will be to the men who laced up and will lace up their skates for Brockport.

Think of them and things they experienced, such as: Finally ridding the Golden Eagles of the long-held Plattsburgh curse and then having a bunch of ultra-competitive games with the Cardinals, including one of the longest games in NCAA history....making the playoffs in 2008-2009, hosting that statement game against Potsdam, and then routinely making the playoffs after that…the long road trips to the North Country during which the coaches and the guys could bond.

But, for all that we will miss about SUNYAC, the future is exciting.

There’s a new conference for players and fans next season -- the United College Hockey Conference.

New rivalries will be made as Brockport and Geneseo will compete for conference glory with Chatham, Manhattanville, Nazareth, Neumann, Utica, and Wilkes.

It will be interesting to see new grudges develop, to witness new talents twice a year and in the playoffs, and to wonder what new moments will come.

I’m sad about losing a beloved tradition, but happy about gaining a different future.

Thank you, SUNYAC, for what was for this fan three decades of really awesome hockey.

Brockport's playoff run -- and time in SUNYAC -- ends

The SUNY Brockport ice hockey team fell, 5-1, on the road Wednesday night in the first round of the SUNYAC Conference Tournament. Brockport ends the year 8-14-4 overall and 5-10-2 in the conference.

Cortland scored first, sneaking the puck in at 16:44 into the first period. Brockport recorded nine shots in the first but did not even up the score before heading into the first intermission.

The Red Dragons scored three times in the second period to take a commanding lead. They entered the second intermission with a 4-0 lead over the Green and Gold.

Brockport's Spencer Flansburg got the Golden Eagles on the board with their lone goal of the night at 11:00 into the third. Flansburg was assisted by Scott Ramaekers and Josh Grund. Cortland scored once more before the final horn, taking the win 5-1.

Dylan Wiemer played 59:18 minutes in goal making 30 saves.

Brockport ends its time in the SUNYAC with a mark of 5-9-2, as the program will head to the United College Hockey Conference next season.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Brockport heads to Cortland to start playoffs

 On Wednesday night the No. 5 seeded Golden Eagle ice hockey team will head down to No. 4 Cortland to face the Red Dragons in the 1st Round of the SUNYAC Tournament. The game is scheduled for 7pm start in the Alumni Arena.
Last Time Out: The Golden Eagles defeated SUNY Morrisville, 6-3, on Saturday night on the road. Brockport earned another two points towards conference standings, clinching a spot in the postseason as the 5th seed with an overall record of 8-13-4 and 5-9-2 in the conference.
Spreading the Love: In the latest win against Morrisville, 13 different Golden Eagles registered a point. Dominic Chirico, Chase Maxwell, Andrew Harley, Scott Ramaekers, Ryan Brow and Connor Galloway all found the back of the net. Spencer Flansburg, Jordan Rosenbaum, Tobin Winslow, Josh Grund, Manny Sanchez, Jacob Gates and Victor Malzahn each had an assist.
SUNYAC Standings: Brockport taking the No. 5 seed, the team will travel to face No. 4 Cortland. The other first round matchup in the postseason has No. 6 Potsdam traveling to No. 3 Plattsburgh. No. 1 Geneseo and No. 2 Oswego have earned byes straight into the Semifinals. Here is the full listing of the final postseason seeding:

  1. Geneseo
  2. Oswego
  3. Plattsburgh
  4. Cortland
  5. Brockport
  6. Potsdam
Postseason History: Brockport officially clinches a spot in the SUNYAC Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons. Head Coach Brian Dickinson gets the program to the postseason for the 11th time in that last 17 seasons. Since taking over the program iin 1996, Dickinson has put the Golden Eagles in the postseason 13 different times. This includes a recent run to the SUNYAC Semifinals in 2022.

Looking at the Red Dragons: Cortland is entering Wednesday's matchup with an overall record of 15-8-2 overall and 10-5-1 in the conference. The Red Dragons currently sit in the 4th seed. The team has recorded 95 goals this season and 927 shots. They average 3.8 goals a game. Their leading scorers are #18 Nate Berke with 12 goals and 19 assists, and #19 Colby Seitz with 10 goals and 16 assists. Between the pipes for the Red Dragons are Jack Riedell, Hunter Hein and Ronan Mobley. Riedell has played 650:56 in goal this season, allowing 24 goals and making 330 saves. His save percentage is .932% and he averages giving up 2.21 goals a game. Mobley has played 674:18 minutes on the ice this season making 328 saves and allowing 32 goals. He averages giving up 2.85 goals a game and has a save percentage of .911%

Monday, February 19, 2024

Brockport clinches 5th seed in SUNYACs

 On Saturday the Golden Eagle hockey team closed the regular season with a, 6-3, win on the road Against Morrisville. Brockport officially clinches a spot in the SUNYAC Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
Head Coach Brian Dickinson gets the program to the postseason for the 11th time in his career at Brockport. This group finished the regular season at 8-13-4 overall and 5-9-2 in SUNYAC play, earning the No. 5 seed for the conference tournament.
To start the contest, the Green and Gold outshot the opponent, 12-8, in the first period. However, neither goalie would allow a score in the first 20 minutes.
The Mustangs broke the tie in the second with a pair of scores, including a power play and a short handed goal. They hoped to enter the third up, 2-0, but Brockport answer back quickly. Dominic Chirico scored in the final two minutes of the second to make it a 2-1 game.
Spencer Flansburg and Jordan Rosenbaum assisted Chirico on his second score of the season. Rosenbaum made another assist in the third, helping Chase Maxwell find the back of the net to tie the game at 2-2.
Morrisville responded with a goal nearly a minute later to regain the lead, 3-2. Then the Golden Eagles took over the game with four unanswered goals in the final period. Spencer Flansburg got another assist along with Tobin Winslow on Andrew Harley's power play goal.
Harley tied the score (3-3), but Scott Ramaekers found the back of the net shortly after. Assisted by Josh Grund and Manny Sanchez, Ramaekers gave Brockport its first lead of the night (4-3).
It was Ryan Brow that made the score 5-3, with assists credited to Chase Maxwell and Jacob Gates. Connor Galloway would score a goal for a third game in a row, to create the 6-3 final.
Now with seven goals on the season, Galloway was assisted by Andrew Harley and Victor Malzahn. The Golden Eagles outshot the Mustangs, 16-9, in the third period.
Dylan Wiemer logged 59:55 mintues in the contest between the pipes and made a total of 20 saves in the road win. Brockport won the faceoff battle, 42-29.
The SUNYAC Tournament 1st Round game will be played at No. 4 seeded Cortland on Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Brockport beats Fredonia

The SUNY Brockport ice hockey team defeated Fredonia State, 4-2, on Saturday night in Fredonia. Brockport earned two big points towards the conference standings and now sits 7-13-4 overall and 4-9-2 in the SUNYAC.
Fredonia struck first scoring at 10:12 into the first period to go up 1-0 early. The Golden Eagles recorded 19 shots but could not even the score in the opening period.
Brockport came out of the first intermission swinging. Chase Maxwell scored Brockport's first goal of the night just 1:18 into the second. Maxwell was assisted by Spencer Flansburg on the play, tying the score up at 1-1.

Nick Serafin put another point on the board for the Green and Gold at 3:31 into the second, assisted by Tobin Winslow, to give Brockport a 2-1 lead. Spencer Flansburg locked up the second period with a goal at 16:18, assisted by Dominic Chirico. Brockport headed into the second intermission up 3-1.
Fredonia got back into the action in the third period with a goal at 14:38. The Blue Devils trailed 3-2 before Connor Galloway snuck the puck in at 17:51. He was assisted by Andrew Harley and Victor Malzahn on the empty net goal, securing the 4-2 win.
Dylan Wiemer played 60:00 minutes in net, making 28 saves and allowing two goals for an overall save percentage of .933%.

Brokcport ties Buffalo State

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team tied Buffalo State, 2-2, on Friday night in Buffalo. Brockport is now 6-13-4 overall and 3-9-2 in the conference.
Brockport recorded 23 shots in the first period to Buffalo State's 13, but neither team found the back of the net in the first 20 minutes.
The Golden Eagles struck first with Connor Galloway sending the puck past Cumberworth at 8:26 into the second period. Galloway was assisted by Chase Maxwell and Manny Sanchez on the play. The Bengals answered the call almost immediately scoring at 10:07 in the second to tie the score up at 1-1.

Spencer Flansburg broke the tie, scoring a goal at 14:53, assisted by Andrew Harley. Flansburg's score sent the men into the final intermission up 2-1.
Buffalo State scored its second goal of the night at 7:56 into the third evening up the score at 2-2. With no other score the game went to overtime. Neither team could score in the 5-minute overtime period, resulting in a tie.
Dylan Wiemer played 65:00 minutes in goal, making 31 saves and allowing two goals. He ended the night with an overall save percentage of .939%.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Oswego's broadcast of Brockport game was a special milestone

Last week, if you were watching Spectrum News' statewide broadcast, you may have seen a story about how special Oswego's broadcast of Friday's game against Brockport was -- WTOP aired its first-ever sports broadcast with a team made up entirely of women, on air and behind the scenes.

Here's Oswego's report on the milestone: https://www.oswego.edu/news/story/wtop-10-air-first-ever-all-women-run-sports-broadcast

Brockport falls to Cortland

 The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team lost to Cortland Saturday night 5-1 at the Wegman's Ice Arena. Brockport is now 6-13-3 overall and 3-9-1 in SUNYAC play.
Brockport recorded a total of 13 shots in the first period. Cortland's first goal of the night came at 17:24 into the first. 
Cortland scored three goals to open up the second period. Brockport's Schuyler Flansburg scored the Golden Eagles lone goal of the night at 18:06 into the second period. Flansburg was assisted by Chase Maxwell and Manny Sanchez. Cortland answered back quickly, scoring their fifth goal of the night at 18:55. 
After a scoreless third period, Brockport recorded a total of 40 shots to Cortland's 33, and won 29 of 54 faceoffs.
In goal for the Green and Goal was David Filak. Filak made 28 saves and allowed five goals on the night, giving him a save percentage of .848%.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Oswego beats Brockport

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team fell, 5-1, to the Oswego State Lakers in Oswego on Friday night. The Golden Eagles are now 3-8-1 in the conference and 6-12-3 overall on the season.
The Golden Eagles recorded a total of seven shots in the first 20 minutes compared to 11 from the Lakers. Both teams went into the first intermission scoreless.
Oswego scored twice in the second period to break the tie and take control. The first goal was scored at 4:26 into the period, followed by a second goal at 11:53. Brockport recorded a total of nine shots in the second and began the third period down 2-0.
The Lakers scored three more goals in the third period to take a commanding 5-0 lead. The Golden Eagles first and only goal of the night came at 14:28 into the third. Scott Ramaekers scored to prevent the shutout, assisted by Josh Grund. Oswego didn't allow for a chance at a comeback, taking the 5-1 win.
Dylan Wiemer spent 59:37 minutes in goal or the Green and Gold, making at total of 27 saves.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Golden Eagles tie #7 Plattsburgh

The SUNY Brockport ice hockey tied SUNYAC rival Plattsburgh State, 1-1, at the Wegmans Ice Arena. Brockport earned a big point in the conference standings and moved to 6-11-3 overall and 3-7-1 in the conference.
Plattsburgh struck first at 3:50 in the first period, but was held scoreless for the rest of the game. Brockport recorded nine shots in the first period and entered the first intermission down 1-0.
Both teams failed to score in the second, leading the Golden Eagles into the third period down by one still.
Josh Grund answered the call and evened up the score at 18:38 in the third period. Grund was assisted by Chase Maxwell and Spencer Flansburg. The late score would send this conference clash into overtime.

During the 3v3, 5-minute overtime period neither team would break the tie. Both teams earned a point in the standings following the 1-1 draw.

Dylan Wiemer played an outstanding game in net, making 42 saves and allowing just one goal.
On the faceoff, Brockport went 37-for-66 against the Cardinals.

Brockport falls to Potsdam

The SUNY Brockport ice hockey team lost, 2-0, Friday night against Potsdam at the Wegmans Ice Arena. Brockport is now 6-11-2 overall and 3-7 in the conference.
Brockport recorded a total of 8 shots in the first period to Potsdam's 7, yet both teams failed to score in the first. The score stayed tied at 0-0 heading into the first intermission.

It looked like the second period was going to end at 0-0 still, but the visiting Bears got on the board late in the period. Potsdam scored the first goal of the night at 19:58 into the second period, sneaking it past Wiemer with two second to spare. Potsdam was up 1-0 going into the final frame.

Brockport answered back early in the third period with strong defense and good possession in the offensive zone but failed to get the puck past Perno.

Brockport pulled Wiemer with less than a minute left looking to tie the game up with an extra skater. However, Potsdam scored on the empty net for the final goal of the night to earn the 2-0 win.

Dylan Wiemer played a total of 58:55 between the pipes tonight making a total of 18 saves and allowing one goal.

Brockport recorded a total of 44 shots and won 44 of 64 faceoffs on the night.

Brockport loses to Geneseo

Friday night, January 19th, the SUNY Brockport hockey team lost to the nationally ranked Geneseo Knights at home, 8-2. The loss puts Brockport at 6-10-2 overall and 3-6 in conference play.
It was Chase Maxwell and Manny Sanchez who found the back of the net for the Golden Eagles on the night. Maxwell scored in the second period, assisted by Spencer Flansburg on the play. Sanchez added Brockport's second goal in the third period, assisted by Andrew Harley and Nick Serafin.
David Filak got the start in net, making 18 saves in just over 31 minutes of action. Filak allowed six goals before Brockport made a goalie switch in the second period. Dylan Wiemer finished out the game between the pipes, making 16 saves and allowing two goals.
Halfway through the opening period Geneseo would strike first to take a 1-0 lead and went on to control the game the rest of the way. The Knights scored three times in the first, taking a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.
In the second period, Geneseo added four more goals to the tally on the scoreboard. Brockport put an end to the shutout bid with Maxwell's fifth goal of the season, thanks to Flansburg's sixth helper. However the visiting team remained in charge, 7-1, heading into the final frame.
The Knights would find the back of the net once more before the final horn, with their eighth goal of the game in the third period. With just four minutes left to play, Sanchez netted his fourth of the season to create the 8-2 final. Harley earned his sixth assist of the season, while Serafin registered his third.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Roach is SUNYAC Rookie of the Week

The SUNYAC announced on Monday that Brockport's Connor Roach was named the SUNYAC Men's Ice Hockey Rookie of the Week.
Roach made a strong impact in the Golden Eagles' win over Fredonia at home earlier in the week. He recorded two goals on eight shots in the game, as the squad pulled out the win 5-1. He also finished with a +2 rating for the night on the ice.

Miller commits to Brockport

 Kaleb Miller, a forward for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2024.

The '03 native of Traverse City, MI is in his second season with the Rangers' program, and over the course of 63 career games in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), Miller has tallied 49 points to his credit on 30 goals and 19 assists.

"We are very excited for Kaleb's commitment to Brockport," said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio. "He has worked so hard over the last 2 seasons here to become the player and person he is today. Fighting through adversity both on and off the ice, he's been able to keep his focus on his goals, both personally and as a leader of our team. His slick style, IQ, and goal-scoring touch will be welcomed at Brockport!"

Speaking of that 'goal-scoring touch', it's one area that Miller has displayed a drastic improvement in. After scoring five total goals throughout the entire 2022-23 campaign, Miller currently leads the EHL in goals scored so far this year, having found the back of the net 25 times. It makes it very safe to say that Brockport's interest continued to increase with every goal that he scored.

"The last two years with BJR have been unbelievable," said Miller. "Coach DeCaprio has helped me tremendously. He has truly helped me become the player and person I am today. His ability to get the most out of his players and teach us the college style of the game are a few of the many things that makes him such a great coach. Coach [Brian] Dickinson has been great as well. Throughout the recruiting process he has been honest and easy to talk to. It makes me very excited to be a part of Brockport, both academically and athletically, for the next 4 years."

Now, with this decision complete, Miller will turn his entire attention towards the remainder of the season in the EHL, as he hopes to lead the Rangers to back-to-back titles.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Brockport will have a new local foe: St. John Fisher

St. John Fisher University will add two intercollegiate hockey teams to its athletic offerings beginning in 2025, and will be the first collegiate partner of the Rochester Ice Center, the program’s home ice.

Logo: St. John Fisher University Athletics

The addition of men’s and women’s hockey teams to the roster of sports offered at the University broadens its total number of athletic teams competing in the NCAA Division III to 26.

Fisher’s athletics department is now in the recruiting phase, and incoming hockey student-athletes will enter the University in the fall 2025 semester. At the collegiate level, the hockey season runs from October to March.  

This news builds upon recent years of growth in the Fisher Athletics Department as well as the increasing popularity of hockey in the Western New York region and on campus. Fisher’s club hockey team won the American Division Championship at the AAU College Hockey Tournament in March 2023.

“We are confident that our University’s academic offerings, continuing growth, and reputation and record in the NCAA Division III will enable us to successfully recruit hockey student-athletes to Fisher who will add to our success,” said Jose Perales, vice president for enrollment management. “We look forward to providing the total Fisher experience to students who might now consider Fisher because of the opportunity to play intercollegiate hockey. Not only will they have access to a state-of-the-market academic experience but the exceptional Fisher Athletics experience as well.” 

The University anticipates a roster size of 25-30 student-athletes on both the men’s and women’s teams with an eye toward their first competitive intercollegiate game in fall 2025.

“This is an exciting time at Fisher and expanding our intercollegiate athletic offerings to reflect the growing interest in hockey adds to that excitement,” said Bob Ward, athletics director at Fisher. “Through our partnership with the premier facility in the region, the Rochester Ice Center, our student-athletes will have access to cutting edge facilities, and a place to call home.”

The University said that next steps include hiring a coaching staff and the finalization of the sport’s conference affiliation.

Willie Bee jersey auction

The SUNY Brockport men's ice hockey team hosted their second annual Willie Bee Foundation Jersey Night on Tuesday, January 9th.

The Golden Eagles wore special edition uniforms as a tribute to the Willie Bee Foundation. The game worn jerseys will be available for purchase via silent auction from January 9th at 8:00PM through Friday, January 19th until 12:00PM (EASTERN).

The Willie Bee Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization founded in August of 2017 to benefit local families who have a child facing a life-threatening illness. The Willie Bee Foundation was founded in memory of Will, who lost his life after a courageous battle with AT/RT, an aggressive brain tumor just a few weeks shy of his second birthday. "We look to ease the burden that families who have a child with a life-threatening illness face, we have realized that how we ease that burden looks different for every family we have the honor and privilege of doing something for. We listen to our families and assist where they can benefit most. We also aim to help families make memories."

The bidding on all 26 players uniforms will start at $50 with proceeds to benefit The Willie Bee Foundation. Bidding should be done in a minimum $5 increments. You can place a bid by emailing Head Coach Brian Dickinson at bdickins@brockport.edu with your name and current bid.

The jersey auction winners will be listed at https://gobrockport.com/news/2024/1/8/ice-hockey-willie-bee-foundation-night-jersey-auction.aspx and you will be notified via email.

Brockport beats Fredonia on Willie Bee Night

In tonight's non-conference matchup, the Golden Eagles soared past Fredonia on Willie Bee Night with a final score of 5-1. Brockport is now 6-9-2 overall on the season and remain at 3-5 in the conference. 
Scott Ramaekers got the Golden Eagles up on the board first with a goal at 6:45 into the first period. Scott was assisted by Jacob Gates and Connor Galloway. Fredonia neglected to answer the call and headed into the first intermission down by one.
Brockport opened the second period in similar fashion with another score. Connor Galloway scored at 4:12 into the second period, assisted by Dominic Chirico. The rest of the second was scoreless, sending Fredonia into the second intermission down 2-0.
The Golden Eagles once again opened up the third period with a goal by Matt Anastasio at 7:23. Ramaekers and Galloway both picked up another point with assists on the play.
Fredonia scored its first and only goal of the game on a power play at 11:11 into the third to prevent a shutout. Brockport remained ahead with a comfortable 3-1 lead in the final period.

Connor Roach scored the fourth goal of the night at 13:57 and the fifth at 17:27. His first goal was assisted by Andrew Harley and Manny Sanchez, while his final goal was an unassisted empty netter. Roach pushed the score to a 5-1 Brockport lead, providing the final tally.
David Filak spent 60:00 minutes in goal, making 31 saves and allowing just one goal.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Canton beats Brockport

 The SUNY Brockport hockey team fell to SUNY Canton Saturday evening, 4-3. Brockport is now 5-9-2 overall on the season and remains 3-5 in conference play after the weekend.
Canton drew first blood for the second night in a row, scoring at 5:46 into the first period to take an early 1-0 lead. Jack Powers answered with his first collegiate goal, tying the game up at 1-1. Michael Meredith earned his fourth assist of the season (8th point) on Powers' goal. Nick Serafin picked up the second assist on Brockport's first goal at 11:19 into the first. The score would remained tied at 1-1 to end the first.

Andrew Harley scored the Golden Eagles second goal of the night at 11:43 into the second period unassisted, putting Brockport up 2-1. Harley poked the puck free in the defensive zone and scored on the breakaway opportunity. Canton snuck one in at 13:55, sending both teams into the third tied at 2-2.

Now in the third period, Canton would break the tie with a goal at 5:10 to take a 3-2 edge. Josh Grund scored his fifth goal of the season (11thpoint) at 10:44 into the third to tie the game once again. Grund was assisted by Jacob Gates and Harley. At 14:33 in to the third, the visiting Roos scored the final goal of the game to grab the 4-3 win.

Dylan Wiemer spent 59:04 minutes on the ice tonight, making 30 saves and allowing 4 goals. Brockport pulled Wiemer late for a sixth skater, but the team was unable to find the equalizer.

Brockport ties Canton

 The SUNY Brockport hockey team tied SUNY Canton Friday on the road, 4-4. Brockport is now to 5-8-2 overall this season, with another matchup against Canton set for Saturday.
Canton struck first scoring at 18:22 in the first period. The rest of the first remained scoreless, sending the Golden Eagles into the second trailing 1-0.

Canton added to the lead in the second period with a goal at 6:11, taking a 2-0 lead. Michael Meredith answered the call with his fourth goal of the season, making it a 2-1 score. Meredith scored at 11:37 in the second, assisted by Josh Grund and Jordan Rosenbaum.

Grund added another point to the board shortly after, scoring his fourth goal of the season assisted by Meredith and Dominic Chirico. This goal would tie the game up at 2-2 late in the second. Canton snuck one into the net with 2.0 seconds left on the board, sending the Golden Eagles into the final period of regulation down 3-2.

The Kangaroo's scored just 38 seconds into the third period to take a 4-2 lead. Brockport's Matt Anastasio scored the crew's third goal at 17:57 into the third, assisted by Spencer Flansburg and Connor Galloway. With only 12 seconds left in regulation, Chase Maxwell tied up the score at 4-4 to send the game to overtime. Maxwell was assisted by Anastasio and Grund on the play.

After 5 minutes of a scoreless three-on-three overtime period, both teams add a tie to their overall record.

Trevor Joule had his first career start between the pipes, playing 65:00 minutes on the ice. Joule let up four goals and made 28 saves in the game.

Friday, January 5, 2024

Brockport to play Canton this weekend

 The SUNY Brockport Ice Hockey Program will head to Canton New York this Friday, January 5th for a 5pm puck drop against SUNY Canton. The Golden Eagles will then host the Roos the following night for a 7pm puck drop at the Wegman's Ice Arena.

What Happened in 2023: Through the first part of the season, Brockport owns a record of 5-8-1 overall. This included a big win over a No. 10, nationally-ranked Salve Regina. The Green and Gold also defeated No. 15 Skidmore in a shootout (1-0), after playing the Thoroughbreds to a 2-2 draw at their Thanksgiving Invitational. In SUNYAC play, the Golden Eagles are 3-5 heading into 2024. They hold the sixth spot in the conference standings with seven points.

Putting Up Points: Connor Galloway is first for the Golden Eagles with 12 points so far this season. He has three goals and leads the squad with nine assists. Josh Grund, Chase Maxwell, Scott Ramaekers, Manny Sanchez, Schuyler Flansburg, Michael Meredith, Ben Saurbaugh, and Matt Anastasio have all scored three goals. Grund is second on the team in points (8) and second in assists (5). Jacob Rodrigue also have five helpers on the year.

In Net: Dylan Wiemer has been the starter in net for Brockport through most of the games so far this season. In 10 starts he has made 304 saves and allowed 36 goals. This has earned him a .894 saves percentage and a 3.74 goals against average.

Looking at the Roos: SUNY Canton is 3-11 overall heading into this weekend's matchup. The Roos have recorded 33 goals and 382 shots. They average 2.4 goals a game and 27.3 shots. So far this season they are 4 for 44 on the power play and 41 for 54 on the penalty kill. Leading the team in goals is #27 Niko Schoner with 9 goals and 5 assists.
Between the pipes for the Roos are Trey Miller, Kelson Hooper and Nate Hopkins. Miller has seen 246:30 minutes in goal this season making 132 saves and allowing 16 goals. He has a saver percentage of .892 and is 1-2 on the season so far. Hooper has seen 365:31 minutes of ice time and has made 210 saves. He has given up 25 goals, and averages 4.10 a game. He is 2-5 going into this weekend's matchup. Hopkins has seen 222:41 minutes on the ice and made 122 saves, giving up 20 goals. He has a save percentage of .859% and a record of 0-4.