Friday, August 31, 2012


Brockport hockey alumnus Ray Tremblay is now in Europe, having signed the with Asnieres Castors Hockey Club in the French 2nd Division. You can follow the club and Ray's adventures here:


Tuesday, August 28, 2012


The Coaching staff alongside returners Mike Baxter, Chris Cangro, Bobby Chayka, Bobby Conner, Matt DeLuca, Aaron Green, Mike Hayward, Mike Hollander, Chris Marinakos, Troy Polino, Joe Reagan, Brendon Rothfuss, Steve Sachman, Colby Spooner and Sean Wallace spent Friday, August 24 at Benedict and Dobson residence halls helping to move in some of the Freshmen class of 2016. The team assisted with unloading the new students belongings from their vehicles onto trailers pulled by golf carts and then moving everything into the students rooms.
The team assisted over 200 new students move their belongings into their new rooms. This was the eighth consecutive year that the Ice Hockey team has volunteered during Move In Day. In addition to providing a helping hand, the guys were very helpful in answering questions about where classrooms and offices were located as well as promoting the upcoming hockey season.

Check out this YNN news video about the incoming freshmen, featuring appearances by Coach Dickinson, Sean Wallace, and Troy Polino:


Tuesday, August 21, 2012


USCHO is reporting the following change to the DIII championship, something that has long been debated and considered:

The NCAA championship games of men’s Division I and Division III will take place in the same location and on the same weekend in 2014 if NCAA committees sign off.

The Division III men’s hockey committee has approved the 2014 finale to be played at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Friday, April 11 — the day between the Division I semifinals and championship game.

The move needs to be OKed by the Division III Championships Committee and the Division III Management Council, which next meets Oct. 15-16. The budgetary impact is expected to be one of the top questions from those groups.

Organizers with the Philadelphia bid have already signed off on adding the game to the 2014 schedule, and plans call for adding it to the bid specifications for future Frozen Fours.

It would be a big change for the D-III tournament, which, until 2008, had been almost exclusively played on campus sites. Lake Placid, N.Y., was the site of the semifinals and finals in four of the last five seasons and is scheduled to host again in 2013.

A lot of DIII enthusiasts are excited about the potential change in DIII hockey culture. I'm not. Whether at Lake Placid or campus sites, the DIII championship has always been accessible and affordable for hardcore hockey fans like me, the student bodies of the affected schools, and, more importantly, the parents of the competing students. That all changes with the hook-up with DI. Now the Big Game will be held at big cities, destinations that are expensive to get to and expensive to stay at.

For many of us, this change will inhibit, if not prevent, our ongoing attendance at the Championship. I know I for one won't be going to Phillie or other metropolises like Denver or Tampa.

That said, the 2013 weekend in Lake Placid may be my last DIII Championship....unless of course, Brockport makes it to one.


Saturday, August 11, 2012


Timothy Crowley joins the Elmira College coaching staff as his first season as the Head Women's Golf Coach and Assistant Men's Ice Hockey Coach.

Crowley, a 2009 graduate of the College at Brockport, was a four year member of the Golden Eagles Men’s Ice Hockey team. He was a member of Brockport’s first playoff victory in school history. An assistant captain during his final year, Crowley was a SUNYAC All-Academic honoree. He also received the Bob Peterson Coaches Award as well as Brockport's Seventh Man Award.

After graduation Crowley was hired as the Assistant Men’s Ice Hockey Coach at SUNY Potsdam where the team qualified for the SUNYAC postseason in both the 2009-10 and 2011-12 seasons. Crowley served as the primary recruiter for the program where he brought in 23 recruits over a three year period. During his time with the Bears three players earned All-SUNYAC recognition and three members were named to the All-Rookie team.

Along with his coaching experience, Crowley leads by example off the ice as he helped find the Bears Stick it to Cancer and Hockey Day in Potsdam charities. While at Potsdam he assisted in Bears Back to Basics free community hockey clinics that ran once a month.

In his role as the Head Women’s Golf Coach, he is preparing for the teams return for the fall season that opens on September 8th at the St. Lawrence University Invitational.