Sunday, January 14, 2018

Brockport beats LVC

The College at Brockport ice hockey team score three goals in the third period to push past Lebanon Valley College, winning by a final score of 5-3. The Golden Eagles jump to 8-6-1 in 2018, where the Dutchmen drop to 5-7-1.

Brockport opened the first period with a penalty to give the Dutchmen an early power play opportunity. The Golden Eagle penalty kill locked down Lebanon Valley's offense as they could only get off one shot during their man-advantage. The Green and Gold had a solid scoring opportunity late in the opening period as they tallied off five straight shots, but could not convert any to keep the game scoreless.

Brockport found some trouble early in the second period as the Dutchmen notched a goal to take a 1-0 advantage. The Golden Eagles fought back to eventually tie the game up at 1-1 midway through the period. Aidan Verbeke collected the puck and hit a drop pass to Connar Bass, and he ripped his shot top corner far side. The Green and Gold slipped as Lebanon Valley answered seconds later to reclaim the lead at 2-1. The game was tied up minutes later on an offensive fast break by Brockport. Tim Kielich carried the puck up the ice and hit Doc Gentzler in front of the net to bury his shot and tie the game 2-2. The score remained the same as both teams went into the third and final period.

The Golden Eagles went to work in the third period notching three goals to help capture the win over the Dutchmen. Hunter Laslo was the first to cash in for the Green and Gold, as he converted his shot on the power play to take a 3-2 lead. The game was tied up 3-3 in the 12th minute as Lebanon Valley scored on the power play. Minutes later, Ethan Solat received a pass from Gentzler in front of the net and ripped a shot past the goalie to take a 4-3 lead over the Dutchmen. The last goal was tallied by Verbeke in the last moments on an empty net to set the final score at 5-3.

Verbeke and Gentzler led the Brockport offense with a goal and an assist a piece, while Kielich dished out two assists. Jake Moore stood strong in net finishing with 20 saves on the contest.
 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Brockport beats Stevenson in OT

The College at Brockport ice hockey team won in a hard-fought overtime battle over Stevenson University, Friday evening by a final score of 5-4. The Golden Eagles move to 7-6-1, where the Mustangs fall to 6-5-5 in 2018.

Brockport came out in the first period stumbling as they suffered an early penalty to give the Mustangs a power play opportunity. With the Golden Eagles being a man-down, Stevenson was able to capitalize and tally the first goal of the game. The deficit was double as the Mustangs found the back of the net to hold a 2-0 advantage over the Green and Gold. Things started to turn around after a Stevenson penalty to give Brockport a power play. Tim Kielich grabbed the puck in the corner of the offensive zone and sent a pass across the net to find Hunter Laslo as he put a quick shot past the goalie to now trail 2-1. The Golden Eagles kept rolling as they tied the score up 2-2 two minutes later. Brandon McMartin collected a pass at the blue line and ripped a shot wide of the cage, but the puck bounced back in front of the net where Dylan Shapiro was there to convert his shot. Both teams fought back and forth for the remainder of the period but the score stayed the same heading into the first break.

The Green and Gold kept the scoring going with a goal one minute into the second period to take a 3-2 lead over the Mustangs. Connor Hutchins stole the puck from the opposing team in the offensive zone and found a trailing Aidan Verbeke in the slot, and ripped his shot top corner. Brockport faced some adversity late in the second period as Stevenson notched two back-to-back goals to reclaim a 4-3 lead heading into the third period.

 The Golden Eagles came out fighting in the new period with constant pressure on the Mustang defense. The Green and Gold found no luck as they continuously rifled shots on frame but could not convert any of them. With less than a minute on the clock, Brockport pulled their goalie to give them a man-advantage to give them one last chance to tie the game up.  With 15 seconds left, Zac Sikich received a pass in the slot that he ripped on net. His shot was saved but Hutchins was there to score on the rebound to tie the game at 4-4 and force overtime.

The overtime period was dominated by the Green and Gold fired off 10 shots and didn't allow one shot on their own net. The game was ended as Kielich scored the game winning goal with a minute to spare to win by the eventual score.

Kielich led the Brockport offense with a goal and a pair of assists. Verbeke also contributed a goal and an assist, and McMartin dished out three assists. Jake Moore finished the game with 34 saves between the pipes.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Former opponent makes Olympic team

For longtime fans of Brockport hockey, it's time to turn on the "way back machine". Think way back to 2000-2001 to 2003-2004. There was a young man named Chris Lee who played for Potsdam. I think he hated Brockport -- or at least loved playing against us: In 7 games against the Golden Eagles he had 9 goals and 9 assists.

We'll, Chris is living the dream. He was chosen for Canada's Olympic team!

http://www.mpcourier.com/dco02/suny-potsdams-lee-named-to-canadian-olympic-hockey-team-20180111

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Brockport falls to Williams in rare Tuesday affair

The College at Brockport ice hockey team dropped their first game of the new year against Williams College by a final score of 5-1. The Golden Eagles fall to 6-6-1 on the season, where the Ephs move to 8-4.

Brockport fell behind early in the opening period, as Williams notched the first goal of the match four minutes into play. The deficit was doubled minutes later, as the Ephs tallied their second goal to take a 2-0 lead over the Green and Gold. Brockport fought back but continued to struggle as they allowed another goal in the 12th minute of play to trail 3-0. The Golden Eagles offense picked up the pace but could not convert any goals as Tim Kielich hit the post and Danny Rock smoked the crossbar. The Green and Gold suffered a last-minute goal as they headed into the second period trailing 4-0.

Brockport came out in the new period rifling off three shots from Kielich, Ethan Solat, and Casey Winn to have all stopped by the Ephs goalie. The Golden Eagles continued to stumble as Williams scored another goal to have a 5-0 advantage. Both teams battled it out for the remainder of the period, as they score remained the same heading into the final period.

The Green and Gold came out fighting in the third period as they kept contest pressure on the Williams defense. Brockport found some trouble midway through the period as the Ephs were awarded a power play opportunity. The Golden Eagles penalty kill buckled down and converted a short-handed goal to cut the deficit to 5-1. Bryan Carville started the sequence as he hit Aidan Verbeke up the ice, as he carried the puck into their offensive zone. Verbeke then passed the puck to slot where Dylan Shapiro was there to rip hit shot top corner over the goalie's glove. Brockport get the intensity up, as moments later Verbeke intercepted a pass to have a one-on-one with the visiting keeper, but his shot was saved. The Green and Gold had one final push to get back into the game, but they fell short losing by the eventual score.

Brockport leads the country in the penalty kill with a conversion rate of .964 and continued their lockdown defense as they stopped all four power play efforts from Williams.

Jake Moore played 40 minutes in net and tallied up 12 saves, while Matt Schneider played 20 minutes between the pipes and ended with 11. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Alumnus Gallivan gets new gig at WGRZ


Brockport hockey alumnus Pete Gallivan has been named as the co-anchor of WGRZ's Daybreak. That is one of the premier news desk positions in the Buffalo market -- it is the #1 rated morning news show! Congrats, Pete!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Golden Eagles are golden in the classroom

When it comes to DIII, they are student-athletes. Students first! Our Golden Eagles have excelled in that regard. The team achieved an overall grade point average of 3.259 for the fall semester. 11 guys made the Dean’s List of 3.40 or higher with another 5 guys attaining a 3.0 or higher. Keep up the great work!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The first semester by the numbers

As the first semester of play has come to a close, let's look at some key numbers:

RECORD: The Golden Eagles are 6-5-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the SUNYAC. They are fourth in the conference.

SCORING: The team has averaged 3.50 goals per game, the 23rd best output in the country. Aidan Verbeke and Zac Sikich share the team lead with 8 goals each. 7 Golden Eagles have scored 3 or more goals. Verbeke is the 35th-highest scoring player in the country, averaging 1.42 points per game. He is also third in the country in power play goals (3).

DEFENSE: The Golden Eagles have allowed 3.17 goals per game, which has them ranked 49th in the country. Goalie Matt Schneider sports a .905 save percentage and a 2.76 GAA.

SPECIAL TEAMS: It's a reversal of fortunes in special teams this year. The power play is ranked 55th in the country (15.4% success rate) after having consistently ranked in the Top 15 in that category since the 2013-2014 campaign. This year, the penalty kill unit is the best in the country, being successful 95.9% of the time. Last year, they were second-to-last in that category in 77th place. 

Brockport falls to Geneseo

The College at Brockport drops a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest against SUNY Geneseo Friday evening losing by a score of 6-2. The Golden Eagles fall to 6-5-1 (3-3-1 SUNYAC) on the season, where the Knights move to 8-3-1 (6-2-1 SUNYAC).

Both teams came out battling midway through the opening period, before Brockport suffered a penalty which lead to a Geneseo power play. The Green and Gold proved why they are ranked number one in the country for the penalty kill as they halted the Knights man-up advantage to keep the game scoreless in the first. The Golden Eagles fell behind in the 15th minute after Geneseo tallied the first goal of the match to lead 1-0 heading into the second period.

Brockport fell further behind as the Knights doubled their lead seven minutes into the second period. Moments later, Doc Gentzler for the Golden Eagles notched their first goal of the game to cut their deficit to 2-1. Gentzler collected a miss pass by Geneseo behind the opposing net, in which he wrapped the puck around to the front and sent his shot between the goalie's legs. The lead was extended for the Knights as they added two more goals throughout the second to take a 4-1 advantage. Brockport fought back in the last minutes of the period, as Ryan Romeo picked up a loose puck near the blue-line and took a one-time slap shot into the back of the net to bring the score to 4-2 as they headed into the final period.

The Green and Gold opened up the period on the power play but were unsuccessful on the man-advantage to still trail the Knights by two goals. Brockport slipped as Geneseo netted two back-to-back goals to take a 6-2 advantage. The Golden Eagles attempted to get back into the game but were unable to find the back of the cage for the remainder of the contest, as they lose by the eventual final score.

Gentzler and Romeo finished the night with one goal apiece, where goalie Matt Schneider ended with 27 saves between the pipes.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Brockport hosts Geneseo Friday

The first semester closes out this Friday when Brockport hosts our biggest rival -- Geneseo -- for a 7:00 match-up that is certain to be hard fought.

Geneseo is 7-3-1 while being 5-2-1 in conference. They are ranked #8 in the latest USCHO poll. They have allowed the 18th fewest goals-per-game in the country (only 2.09) while scoring at a clip of 4.00 goals-per-game (11th in the country).

Junior goalie Devin McDonald is showing the form of his freshman year, when he helped take the team to the Frozen Four. He has a .922 save percentage and a 1.99 goals against average.

In front of him are forwards and playmaking blueliners who spread the wealth -- 7 players have at least 3 goals, led by sophomores Conlan Keenan (9 goals) and Tyson Empey (8 goals). Two other sophomores already have double-digit assists -- forward Andrew Romano and defenseman Duggie Lagrone.

They are the team to beat in the SUNYAC and will be for at least a few seasons -- those are some talented second year players.

This will be an exciting game because of that -- and because of the bad blood this rivalry holds.



Hockey alumnus now Brockport's police chief

Mark Cuzzupoli -- who played hockey for the Golden Eagles -- has been named the next Chief of Police for the village of Brockport.

Here is the D&C's report:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/12/06/brockport-names-new-police-chief/929365001/

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jeff Meredith picks up 400th win

Fredonia coach Jeff Meredith is a Brockport graduate and an all-around nice guy. Last week, he secured his 400th win. The Observer offers this report and interview about Meredith's hockey career:

http://www.observertoday.com/sports/local-sports/2017/12/400-wins-countless-friendships/

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Oswego beats Brockport

The College at Brockport drops a tough State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) matchup against No. 5 /7 ranked Oswego Sate Saturday evening by a final score of 3-0. The Golden Eagles fall to 6-4-1 (3-2-1) on the season, where the Lakers jump to 6-1-1 (4-0-1).

Brockport found some trouble early in the first period on an Oswego power play within the first few minutes of play. The Golden Eagles penalty kill has had much success this season only allowing two goals all season, and continued their defensive statement by shutting out the Lakers on their first opportunity. The Green and Gold found their first scoring opportunity with a power play 12 minutes into the period. Tim Kielich and Zac Sikich ripped two shots a piece throughout the man-advantage but were unable to convert to keep the game scoreless in the first.

Brockport trailed early as the Lakers took a one goal advantage five minutes into the second period. The Golden Eagles found themselves on the power play in the 11th minute, but the Oswego penalty kill locked down and only allowed one shot. Moments later, Doc Gentzler carried the puck down the ride side of the boards into the offensive third and put a shot on net, to have Ethan Solat there to smack the puck out the air wide of the net. Both teams battled it out for the remainder of the second but the score remained in favor the Lakers, 1-0, heading into the final period.

The Green and Gold opened the third period earning a power play opportunity, but could not convert the three shots they took. The deficit grew for Brockport as Oswego tallied another goal shortly after the power play end. After two costly penalties for the Golden Eagles they were forced to play the last seven of the nine minutes remaining a man down. Once again, the Brockport penalty kill unit was successful and deterred any offensive threats by Oswego. The best scoring chance in the third was on a breakout pass to Shane Visnick after serving his penalty. He stepped onto the ice and received an across ice pass to have a one-on-one with the goalie, in which he could not convert. The game ended with Oswego tallying an empty net goal with time expiring to beat Brockport by a final score of 3-0.
 
Goaltender Matt Schneider finished the game with 23 saves in between the pipes.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Brockport beats Cortland

The College at Brockport ice hockey team defeated conference foe SUNY Cortland Friday evening by a final score of 3-1. The Golden Eagles move to 6-3-1 on the year, where the Red Dragons fall to 3-7.

Both teams went toe-to-toe in the first period but it was David Horan for the Green and Gold to get the scoring started in the 11th minute to take a 1-0 lead. Ryan Romeo hit Dylan Shapiro with a pass and crossed the blue line into the offense third, where he found a trailing Horan who ripped the shot passed the goalie. Brockport doubled their lead moments later when Shapiro collected a loose puck in front of the net, which he buried into the back of the goal. The Golden Eagles were tested late in the period on a Cortland power play, but goaltender Matt Schneider saved all shots on frame to keep the score 2-0 heading into the first break.

Brockport's lead was cut in the 10th minute of the second period when Cortland tallied their first goal of the game to bring the score to 2-1. The Green and Gold's offense picked up the pace and dominated the next seven minutes of play, which resulted in another Shapiro goal to extend the lead to 3-1. Aidan Verbeke carried the puck across the ice and took a shot on frame to have the rebound go right to Shapiro on the far side to then score on the open net.  Brockport had another scoring opportunity late in the second on the power play, but could not convert as the score stayed the same heading into the final period.

The Golden Eagles found some trouble early in the third period when Cortland was award a penalty shot opportunity. The Red Dragon player tried to deke Schneider to the right but was unsuccessful as the puck was poked away. Brockport played lock-down defense for the remainder of the period fending off two Cortland power plays to win the contest by the eventual score.

Shapiro led the offense for the Golden Eagles as he accounted for two goals and one assist, where Horan finished with one goal and Romeo dished out one assist. Schneider finished the contest with 26 saves in between the pipes.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Kielich is Brockport Athlete of the Week


Tim Kielich has been selected as Brockport's Athlete of the Week. He led the offense this past weekend for the Golden Eagles at the WYSB / Catamount Radio Invitational, as he tallied up two goals, three assists, and a plus-two on ice over the course of two games. He dished out three assists in the 5-3 win over Tufts University, and accounted for the first two goals, with one being on the power play, in the 4-3 lose against Castleton. With his excellent play throughout the course of the weekend he was named to the All-Tournament team.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Castleton claims Thanksgiving tournament with win over Brockport

The College at Brockport ice hockey team lost in the championship game of the WYSB / Catamount Ratio Invitational against Castleton University, 4-3. The Golden Eagles fall to 5-3-1 on the year, where the Spartans move to 4-5.

Brockport started hot as Tim Kielich notched the first goal of the contest 19 seconds into the first period. After a faceoff win, Kielich carried the puck across the ice to have a one-on-one with the goaltender and beat him near post. The lead was double six minutes later on the power play, when Kielich received a pass from Aidan Verbeke and ripped a shot past the goalie from the top of the right-side circle. The scoring onslaught continued when Verbeke scored the third goal in the first period, when he collected a rebound off a Connor Hutchins shot and buried the puck into the back of the net.

Brockport came out stumbling in the second period when Castleton tallied two quick goals in the first four minutes of play to trail by one goal, 3-2. The Golden Eagles added another goal late in period but after a referee review, the goal was disallowed to keep the same score heading into the third.

The score was tied up 3-3 as Green and Gold suffer a goal on a Castleton power play six minutes into the new period. Moments later, Brockport found themselves on the penalty kill but the Golden Eagles defense stopped the offensive threat. Both teams went toe-to-toe for the remainder of the period, but it was the Spartans who tallied the go-ahead goal to lead 4-3 with five minutes remaining in the contest. Brockport fought back but could not convert any goals as they lose by the eventual score.

Kielich led the way with two goals, while Verbeke accounting for a goal and an assist, and Chris Pollini finished with two assists. Matt Schneider ended the game with 22 saves and a .846 save percentage.

Two Golden Eagles were named to the All-Tournament team with Kielich earning on a spot on the offense, as he finished the weekend with two goals and three assists. Schneider was named as the All-Tournament goaltender as he racked up 52 saves through two games.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Brockport beats Tufts, 5-3

The College at Brockport ice hockey team opened up the WSYB/Catamount Radio Invitational winning the first game over Tufts University Friday afternoon, 5-3. The Golden Eagles move to 5-2-1 on the year, where the Jumbos drop to 0-3-1.

The Green and Gold were the first to strike in the opening period as Connor Hutchins tallied a goal on the power play in the 10th minute with the assists coming from Zac Sikich and Chris Pollini. Brockport doubled their lead less than 30 seconds later when Sikich beat the keeper with the assists from Aidan Verbeke and Tim Kielich.

The Golden Eagles stretched their lead to 3-0 early in the second, when Connar Bass blasted a low slap shot that snuck through traffic and the Tufts goaltender into the frame. Brockport suffered their first goal against midway through the period as the Jumbos cut the deficit to 3-1. Ethan Solat for the Green and Gold responded moments later as he one-timed a pass in front of the net from Danny Rock to increase their lead to 4-1. Tufts notched another goal late in the second as the score was set at 4-2 heading into the third.

Brockport opened the new period on the power kill but goalie Matt Schneider stopped both Jumbo shots on the frame. The Golden Eagles found some trouble in the last moments of the match when Tufts pulled their goalie to give them a six-on-five player advantage. With the additional player, the Jumbos were able to find the back of the net to trail by one, 4-3. After the faceoff, Tufts once again brought on an extra skater, but this time Hunter Laslo was able to score an empty net goal to have the final score set at 5-3.

Five different Golden Eagles found the back of the net, as Kielich dished out three assists, and Schneider finished with 30 saves between the pipes.

Brockport will face the winner of the Castleton-King's College game in the championship of the WSYB/Catamount Radio Invitational Saturday, Nov. 25, at 4 p.m.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Brockport falls to Canton

The College at Brockport ice hockey team fell against SUNY Canton Friday evening losing by a final score of 6-3. The Golden Eagles fall to 4-2-1 on the 2017 season, where the Roos bounce to 2-3.

Brockport came out stumbling as the Roos claimed an early goal one minute into the first period to take a 1-0 advantage. The Green and Gold battled back for the remainder of the period to then tie the game up 1-1 on a power play goal. Zac Sikich received the puck in the corner and brought it up to the blue line, to then pass it off to Chris Pollini who made a hard pass across the ice to find Tim Kielich who was there to bury his shot in the top corner. Brockport found some trouble with time expiring in the first period as Canton scored on a breakaway to have the Golden Eagles trail going into the first break, 2-1.

The Green and Gold came out fighting in the second period as they notched their second goal on the night 12 minutes into the frame to tie the score up, 2-2. Sikich grabbed the puck in the corner who hit Tyler Williams across the ice at the blue line, to have Aidan Verbeke deflect his shot into the upper-90 over the goalie's glove.  The Roos has themselves a power play opportunity with the final two minutes of the second period, but the Golden Eagles defense kept them off the scoresheet to hold the same score heading into the final period.

Brockport fell behind early in the third period after Canton connected on a long pass to have a 1-on-1 with the goalie in which they converted to take a 3-2 lead. The Green and Gold continued to struggle as the Roos tallied another goal one minute later to extend their lead to 4-2. The Golden Eagles chipped away at the lead after Sikich scored a goal to have the score set at 4-3. Pollini received a pass at the blue line and put a shot on net that was blocked, but Sikich was there to collect the rebound and beat the goalie high. Brockport conceded another two goals throughout the remainder of the third and could not recover the deficit as they lost the match by a final score of 6-3.

Sikich led the offense with a goal and two assists, while Verbeke and Kielich tallied a goal apiece. Matt Schneider finished the game with 23 saves and a .821 save percentage.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Brockport heads to Canton Friday

Brockport is taking a trip to the North Country this Friday as they head to Canton to take on the Kangaroos. One day soon, Canton will become a part of the SUNYAC. In the meantime, this stands as a non-conference game.

Canton is 1-3-0 on the season, but don't let that mislead you. They beat Plattsburgh and almost pulled off an upset of Oswego last weekend.

Goaltending has been their strength this year, with their Number One Mike Cerasuolo sporting a .918 save percentage while back-up Austin Washkurak has a .925. On average, they have faced 38 shots a game.

The offense has yet to hit its stride this year. All their goals have been scored by only 4 players. Josh Sova leads them all with 3 goals.

It will be a good tune-up for Brockport heading into the Thanksgiving tournament weekend.

Brockport holds on to 17th place in USCHO poll

Brockport is still knocking on the door of USCHO's Top 15 rankings. Once again, for the November 13th poll, they come in at 17th place:

http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-iii-mens-poll/

Monday, November 13, 2017

Schneider's performance gets kudos from USCHO

In his weekly recap, USCHO's Eastern correspondent Tom Costello handed out 3 biscuits for exceptional performances over the weekend. One of them went to Brockport's Matt Schneider:

http://www.uscho.com/mens-d3-blog/2017/11/12/east-wrap-nov-12/

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Unbeaten streak snapped by Potsdam

The College at Brockport ice hockey team lost for the first time on Saturday against a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) opponent, SUNY Potsdam, by a score of 6-4.

Brockport now sports a 4-1-1 record and 1-1-1 in conference play. The Bears move to 4-1-1 on the year and 1-1-0 in SUNYAC competition.

The Golden Eagles got on the board first in the first period as Dylan Shapiro netted his third goal of the young season 3:27 into the frame. The lead was short lived however, as Brockport witnessed three unanswered goals land in the back of their net. As the horn sounded for the first intermission, the Green and Gold were down 3-1.

The second period saw the gap increase as Potsdam netted two more goals, to bring the score to 5-1. The fifth goal forced the hand of head coach Brian Dickinson and he made a goalie switch to bring in Matt Schneider in relief of Jake Moore. Schneider was immediately tested, but kept the Bears off the board the remainder of the period, making seven saves.

Brockport picked up their play in the final period of the game after Potsdam sixth-goal. In a matter of 30 seconds Danny Rock and Aidan Verbeke each netted a puck. Rock's goal came unassisted and Verbeke scored on a power play thanks to assists by Connor Hutchins and Hunter Laslo. Shane Visnick kept the run going, knocking in the team's third straight goal to cut the deficit to 6-4. Unfortunately, the team's comeback fell short and they suffered their first loss of the season.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sikich is playing at another level



It's fun to watch Zac Sikich play. There's a reason he already has 6 goals on the season: His motor doesn't stop. He's a finisher. Consider his second goal last night: The whole world stopped for a second when Verbeke's shot rang off the post -- Sikich didn't and he scored on the rebound. He can score with flash, he can score with hard work.

Brockport beats #14 Plattsburgh

The College at Brockport ice hockey team remained unbeaten in 2017 with a dominant 5-2 victory over No. 14 Plattsburgh State on Friday evening. The team, which was receiving 10 votes in the latest USCHO Top-15 poll, moves to 4-0-1 on the season, including a 2-0-1 mark in conference play.

The opening period of this game was a defensive battle, as neither team was able to find the back of the net. Matt Schneider stopped all eight shots he faced in the frame, including a pair of saves on a late power play opportunity for the Cardinals. The Golden Eagles had four power play chances of their own, but were unable to score despite seven shots on net.

Play opened up in the second period when Plattsburgh's Charles Barber scored just 0:50 seconds into the stanza, giving them a 1-0 lead. Brockport was quick to respond however, as just two minutes later, Zac Sikich ripped his team-leading fifth goal of the season over the goaltenders shoulder, using assists from Doc Gentzler and Connor Bass to even things up at 1-1.

Play settled down for a while after the Sikich goal, before David Horan gave the Green and Gold their first lead of the game at the 18:41 mark of the second. The senior took a long outlet pass from Hunter Laslo and burned the Cardinal defenders before sending the puck through the five-hole and into the back of the net.

They nearly added another with just seconds left in the period when Dylan Shapiro had a chance in the slot, but a great save by the Plattsburgh goaltender held the score at 2-1 Brockport going into the second intermission.

The Cardinals were not going away easily, as Rich McCartney tied the score at 2-2 just 1:36 into the third period. The Golden Eagles had the answer yet again however, as just over a minute later, Horan sent a shot toward the net that was tipped in by Laslo, allowing Brockport to regain the 3-2 lead.

Sikich extended that lead at the 6:41 mark of the third, picking up the rebound from an Aidan Verbeke shot for his second goal of the game and sixth of the season. Verbeke and Hutchins, who rank first and second on the team in points this season, each were credited with assists on the tally.

Verbeke would pick up another point with less than two minutes left in regulation, using an assist from Casey Winn to send the puck into the empty net and give the Green and Gold their fifth and final goal of the night.

Schneider has been a brick wall in net this season for Brockport, moving to 3-0 with the win. The sophomore saved 31 of the 33 shots he faced on the night, raising his season-long save percentage to .957.