Friday, December 28, 2012


Trenton Golden Hawks forward Nick Marinac (photo credit - Gary Keys/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join The College at Brockport Golden Eagles beginning with the 2013-14 SUNYAC season.

The 20-year old native of Burlington, Ontario is currently in his fourth OJHL season after starting his junior career as a member of the Streetsville Derbys in 2009-10.  The 17-year old rookie would finished fifth in scoring on the club with 37 points in 49 games played and after notching 21 goals and 48 points the following season, Marinac was traded to the Georgetown Raiders for the club's playoff run.  Last seasons saw Marinac join the Cobourg Cougars where he finished second in scoring with 57 points as the club had their most successful season in history despite being upset by Whitby in the playoffs.  Joining the Golden Hawks this season, the speedy forward has thus far notched 19 points in 28 games played for the first place club and is an integral part of their success.

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2009-10 Streetsville Derbys OJHL 49 16 21 37 48 8

2010-11 Streetsville Derbys OJHL 40 21 27 48 60 ----------
2010-11 Georgetown Raiders OJHL 10 2 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Cobourg Cougars OJHL 47 25 32 57 30 5 2 7 9 0
2012-13 Soo Eagles* NAHL 1 0 0 0 0 1

2012-13 Trenton Golden Hawks OJHL 28 8 11 19 20 0

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Trenton Golden Hawks veteran forward Andrew Parks (photo credit - Robert John Boucher/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join The College at Brockport Golden Eagles beginning with the 2013-14 SUNYAC season.

The 20-year old native of Orillia, Ontario would play a single game for his hometown Couchiching Terriers in 2008-09, before joining the club full-time in 2009-10, where he would notch three goals and five points in 42 games as a rookie. 

With the team suspending operations during the off-season, Parks would join the Orangeville Flyers, where the intelligent, hard-working forward would team up with head coach Jerome Dupont for the first time. 

After improving his offensive output to five goals and 16 points with the Flyers, he would follow Dupont to Trenton, joining the Golden Hawks last year.  Once again upping his totals during 2011-12, Parks had a tremendous off-season and training camp, entering this season on a high note with four points in his first seven games played, before an injury at the end of September that continues to see him out of the Hawks lineup.

Monday, December 10, 2012


The Golden Eagles deliver Saves For a Cure teddy bears to Golisano Childrens Hopital

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Five different players scored for The College at Brockport Men's Hockey team as the Golden Eagles dropped Western New England 5-3 on Saturday afternoon. Brockport snapped a five-game losing streak with the win and have now defeated the Golden Bears all six times they have played.

After falling behind 1-0 early on, Brockport scored three first period goals to skate ahead of the Golden Bears. The Golden Eagles added a goal in the second period from Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT/Vaughan Vipers) and one in the third from Steve Sachman (Medford, NY/New York Bobcats) to take the nonconference victory. Brendon Rothfuss (Webster, NY/Syracuse Stars) and Sachman each had one goal and one assist on the night.

Western New England got on the board first with a goal at the 7:35 mark of the first period. Jeremy DeFazio (Oakville, ONT/Georgetown Raiders) received a pass from Rothfuss on the left side on netted the equalizer. The Golden Bears scored 16 seconds later to regain the lead.

Brockport caused a turnover in the Western New England zone as Rothfuss received a pass in front of the net to score his first goal of the season. Chase Nieuwendyk (Georgetown, ONT/Trenton Golden Hawks) and Marcus Farmer (Caledon, ONT/Brampton Capitals) were credited with the assists.

Mike Hollander (Thornhill, ONT/North York Rangers) netted the third Brockport goal on assists from Sachman and Chris Luker (New Hartford, NY/Buffalo Jr. Sabres). After receiving a pass from Luker, Sachman found Hollander from behind the net to put Brockport up 3-2 after one period of play.

The Golden Eagles carried the one-goal lead midway through the second period until Hayward netted his fourth goal of the season. Luke Colavecchia (Brampton, ONT/North York Rangers) found Hayward from behind the net and the senior captain buried the one-timer. Hayward is tied for the team lead with nine points on the year.

Sachman finished off the Brockport scoring with his fourth goal of the year 1:24 into the third period. The Brockport defense held Western New England scoreless for the final 22:49 to take the win.

Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT/St. Michaels Buzzers) earned his second win of the year as the sophomore stopped 24 shots on the day. Green stopped 10 shots in both the first and third periods to pick up the victory.

Brockport outshot the Golden Bears 35-27 and won 35 face-offs on the day. Brockport killed off all six Western New England power plays, including four in the first period alone.

The Golden Eagles are off for the next month for the holiday break, but Brockport returns to action on the road, taking on Nichols Jan. 11 and Suffolk Jan. 12

Saturday, December 8, 2012


The College at Brockport Hockey team suffered its fifth straight loss as the Golden Eagles fell to Geneseo 2-0 on Friday night. Brockport is now 3-9-1 overall and 3-5-0 in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play.

Geneseo got on the board first with a late first period goal that proved to be the game-winner. The Knights tacked on a second goal on a power play with just over five minutes left in the second period to take the conference victory. After losing three in a row, Geneseo has won its last four and improves to 7-4-1 overall and 6-1-1 in the SUNYAC.

Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT/St. Michaels Buzzers) took the loss for the Golden Eagles. The sophomore stopped 30 shots on the night. The Golden Eagles were outshot 32-28 on the night.

Brockport had an opportunity to get ahead of the Knights late in the first period. With just over five minutes left in the first session, Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT/Vaughan Vipers) had an open net shot but Geneseo goalie Bryan Haude made a diving save across the crease to keep the game scoreless. The Knights buried their first goal three minutes later to go up 1-0.

After a Brockport penalty early in the second period, Geneseo took advantage of the power play and scored its second goal. The Golden Eagles staged a comeback with a fury of shots in the third period but to no avail as the Knights moved up in the conference standings.

Brockport will take on Western New England on Saturday for a nonconference game. Game time is set for 4:00 pm.

Friday, December 7, 2012



After a surprising start the Golden Eagles hit a bump in the road, a 4 game losing streak that reached its lowest depths with last week’s upset by cellar-dweller Morrisville, a game that may have playoff implications come late-February (Brockport currently resides in a logjam for 5th and 6th place in the SUNYAC).

So, how do they make things right again and get back onto the winning path? There’s no better way than this weekend, especially Friday’s game against the team’s most hated rival – Geneseo.

The Brockport-Geneseo games are what college hockey is all about – rabid rivalries that have become a traditions, a culture, within their campuses. The games are hard fought and emotional, while the stands are abuzz with fan support. This is a match-up just as exciting as Plattsburgh-Oswego and is one that carries playoff weight as the middle-of-the-pack teams vie for a home playoff game and one that has meaning for Rochester-area bragging rights.

Geneseo is a great 4-1-1 in conference play with a 5-4-1 record overall. Over the course of the season they’ve upset 4th ranked Plasttsburgh and scored 3 or more goals on 7 occasions. They have 2 blemishes on their record, a 5-1 thumping by Hobart and a 10-1 rout by Oswego (remember that Brockport tied Hobart and lost 2-0 to Oswego).

They are a well-balanced attack. Consider that their top 3 scorers -- Jack Cardonna (13 points), Zach Vit (12), and Rich Manley (8) – have 2, 2, and 1 goals each. So, this is a team that spreads the wealth. The leading goal scorer is Ryan Baluch with 5.

It should be noted that Vit is a special talent – he was 3rd team All-SUNYAC last year. Cardonna is a force to reckon with – how many teams see a defenseman as their points leader? Someone else to watch out for who doesn’t get a lot of attention is Corbin Rosmarin, who may be coming into his own as a senior…in 7 games he has 4 goals.

Adrian Rubeniuk is their #1 goalie and he sports a very good .910 saves percentage and 2.56 GAA. Once this season he’s been goalie of the week for the SUNYAC, on the strength of a 43 performance against Potsdam.

This game starts at 7:00 Friday.

The team might be physically and emotionally spent after such a powerful rivalry, so it’s good that Saturday’s late-matinee – a 4:00 start – is against a non-conference opponent, Western New England College.

The Golden Bears are no slouch, though, at 6-3-0. Their bedrock is really stellar goaltending courtesy of Tim Carr (.958) and Eric Sorenson (.924). As a team, they’ve allowed just 2.22 goals per game this year. With backstops like that, the forwards can flourish, none more so than Brandon Stroud (6-6-12) and Alan Martin (5 goals). WNEC is solid all the way around.

See you at the Arena!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Reporter Brandon Wood at the Stylus offers this analysis of last weekend's Morrisville game...

The Golden Eagles ice hockey team’s bus was dead silent following their game at Morrisville State Friday, Nov. 30.

“It was one of the most quiet two-hour bus rides I can remember,” Head Coach Brian Dickinson said. “There wasn’t a whole lot of talking going on.”

 Perhaps the silence can be attributed to the fact they lost to a team that was winless entering the game. Maybe it was because the Eagles lost after holding a 3-1 lead more than halfway through the game. Or possibly it was because the team that defeated them kept Brockport out of the SUNYAC playoffs last season and made their fight to earn a playoff spot that much more difficult.

Whatever the reason, the Eagles (3-8-1 overall, 3-4 SUNYAC) could not hide from the fact they lost to Morrisville 5-4.

“We didn’t say much at the rink [following the game],” Dickinson said. “We had a lengthy meeting when we got back. It’s tough when you play a team below you in the standings. You have to pay attention to detail while you’re playing them, and we didn’t do that for sixty minutes.”

Ten minutes later, freshman Chris Luker scored his first collegiate goal, tying the game on the power play. Brockport finished the night 1-for-3 with a one-man advantage, and struggled on breakaway and two-on-one opportunities.

“We really worked hard on two-on-one situations during practice this week,” Dickinson said. “I was disappointed that we didn’t capitalize more when we had those chances.”

Early in the second period, Jeremy DeFazio and Troy Polino scored five minutes apart to put the Eagles up 3-1.

Brockport held a 24-9 advantage in shots at one point during the game. However, Morrisville wouldn’t go away, as they had in so many other games this season, and outshot Brockport 26-4 throughout the rest of the game.

Morrisville scored a goal to make it 3-2 late in the second period, and its momentum carried into the third period. Anthony Scornaienchi scored a shorthanded goal five minutes in to tie the game for the Mustangs. Just 19 seconds later, Marc-Antoine Chaput gave Morrisville the lead.

Brockport found a way to tie the game on the stick of junior Chris Cangro three minutes later. This was Cangro’s fifth goal of the season, tying him with Shane Cavalieri for the team lead.

With four minutes remaining, Ryan Marcuz scored the game-winning goal for the Mustangs. Brockport was unable to find the net, even with Green pulled for the final minute of the game. Green finished the game with 30 saves.

The Eagles play SUNYAC rival Geneseo Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. They take on Western New England College in a non-conference game Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. Both games will be played at home in Tuttle North Ice Arena.

“The loss to Morrisville makes our upcoming game against Geneseo huge,” Dickinson said. “We have to start winning some of these conference games if we’re going to improve our chances of getting back to the [SUNYAC] playoffs.”

Brockport has not been to the SUNYAC playoffs since the 2009-10 season. The Golden Eagles are currently sixth in the SUNYAC conference. The top six teams make it to the postseason.

While on break from classes, the Golden Eagles will get a break from hockey until Jan. 4 when they report back for practice. They have games one week later in Boston, Mass. against Nichols and Suffolk State.

“Bringing them back [Jan. 4] gives us a whole week to get them back into shape and get them conditioned,” Dickinson said. “We might even do two practices a day a couple of those days. We have two non-conference games and then we’re right back into SUNYAC play.”

SUNYAC play resumes for the Eagles Jan. 18 at home against Buffalo State, two weekends before classes resume on campus.


Saturday, December 1, 2012


A Morrisville goal with less than four minutes remaining in regulation kept Brockport from earning at least a point in the State Univeristy of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) as the Golden Eagles fell 5-4 at Morrisville Friday night. Brockport is now 3-4-0 in conference play.

Brockport held a 3-1 advantage midway through the second period but the Mustangs rallied back to take a 4-3 lead. Chris Cangro (Holbrook, NY/New York Bobcats) tied the game up at four eight minutes into the third period but Morrisville responded with the game-winner at the 16:24 mark to steal the conference victory, its first of the season.

The Mustangs got on the board first with a goal five minutes into the first period. Chris Luker (New Hartford, NY/Buffalo Jr. Sabres) answered Morrisville with a power play goal, his first goal of the season to tie the game at one. Troy Polino (Limerick, PA/New York Bobcats) was credited with his third assist of the season. The game remained tied for the rest of the first period.

Jeremy DeFazio (Oakville, ONT/Georgetown Raiders) put Brockport up 2-1 on an assist from Matt DeLuca (Skippack, PA/Syracuse Stars) at the 4:33 mark of the second period. Brockport wasted little time building its lead to two as Polino scored four minutes later on assists from Cangro and DeLuca. Polino had been held scoreless since his two goal performance against Cortland on Nov. 3, a span of six games.

Morrisville's comeback began with four minutes left in the second period, cutting the Brockport lead in half. Trailing 3-2, the Mustangs netted two goals in the span of 19 seconds five minutes into the third period to regain the lead.

Cangro's goal put the game back into a deadlock with 12 minutes to go in regulation. DeFazio and DeLuca each recorded an assist on the score. DeLuca, a defenseman, entered the night with just two assists on the year before adding three helpers to his name against the Mustangs.

Cangro was penalized for boarding at the 14:09 mark as Morrisville went on the power play. The Golden Eagles were able to kill of the disadvantage, but Morrisville netted the game-winner just 17 seconds afterwards. Brockport was able to kill off all six Mustang power plays on the night.

The Golden Eagles converted one of three power plays on the night but allowed a shorthanded goal. Brockprot was outshot 35-28. Aaron Green (Mt. Albert, ONT/St. Michaels Buzzers) faced 35 shots on the night, making 30 saves.

Brockport will have a week off before taking on Geneseo at 7:00 pm on Dec. 7 at Tuttle North Ice Arena.