Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Last week the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced the Commissioner’s List and All-Academic Team for the spring 2013 semester.

Qualifications needed to be named to the All Academic List are as follows:

1. Must be a varsity Athlete
2. Must have completed the entire season
3. Must have a minimum 3.3 grade point average for the semester in which they competed

Brockport's All Academic List honorees were...

Christian Cangro
Bobby Conner
Matt DeLuca
Jessie Facchinni
Scott Fasano
Aaron Green
Jared Lockhurst
Chris Luker
James Ryan
Colby Spoooner
Michael Zagari

Qualifications needed to be named to the Commissioner's List are as follows:

1. Must be a varsity Athlete
2. Must have completed the entire season
3. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 based on three semesters at the insitution. (Does not have to be consecutive semesters).

Brockport icemen on the list....

Matt DeLuca
Scott Fasano
Aaron Green
Brendon Rothfuss

Friday, June 21, 2013


I love DIII sports for a variety of reasons, one being the emphasis on academics -- the participants are called student-athletes for a reason.

It's always good to see the hockey players do well in the classroom, especially when they excel like one of this year's freshmen has.

Michael Zagari, the towering, powerful forward and winner of the Jimmy Mac's Most Improved Player Award, pulled off an amazing feat, securing a perfect 4.0 in both semesters this year!

That's an amazing accomplishment for any student --- especially one who is new to the college environment and is participating in a sport and all that it entails.

Kudos to Michael on his excellence on the ice and off of it!

Monday, June 10, 2013

2013-2014 SCHEDULE

One of the most exciting days of the offseason is that which sees the release of the upcoming season’s schedule. Today is that day.

The official schedule is out and can be seen in the right hand toolbar of this website.

The season starts off a little later than usual (November 2nd), following the new NCAA standards. But that’s just fine, because it keeps the sport in the winter when it should be played. From a fan’s standpoint it’s much appreciated, because what else is there to do on those long winter nights in Upstate New York? Brockport hockey is the ultimate relief for that.

The season starts off on the road against Utica and the road warriors end up playing 5 of their first 6 games away. As a matter of fact, the Golden Eagles have just 3 home games in the first semester.

Some might see this as a grind, a real test of mettle. It can be both, but I think most players love that because it keeps the team in the friendly confines in the second semester when the games take on special importance. Plus, those first few weeks can define who you are, and there’s no better test than the likes of Nazareth, Hobart, and Plattsburgh in their barns.

The men travel again for Thanksgiving and then see the first semester close out with the WNY affairs in Fredonia and Buffalo State.

The second semester starts with familiarity when WNEC and Utica come to town and some unfamiliarity when Stonehill visits.

Then, Brockport hosts 5 SUNYAC games from January 31st till February 22nd, ending the regular season against Buffalo State, whom Brockport may be battling for a playoff spot.

It’s a really fine schedule. I’ve already marked my calendars.

See ya at Tuttle North in 5 months!