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Four-goal third powers Brockport past Morrisville

By: Brayden Peters


Brockport's Spencer Flansburg drives back up the ice to go for the puck. (Photo Credit: Kat Althouse/Brockport Athletics)

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. - Brockport put the cherry on top to finish the regular season, beating Morrisville State 6-3. The win increased Brockport’s winning streak to two games and marked the first time this season they’ve won back-to-back games.  

 

Brockport found themselves getting slightly outplayed by the Mustangs in the first period. Both teams created scoring chances but were met with solid goalie play. The Mustangs found more ways to create odd-man rushes early on. There were times when Brockport goalie Dylan Wiemer was left alone to defend the net. 

 

Brockport’s Scott Ramaekers hoped the Golden Eagles offense would put more pressure on Mustangs goalie Garrett Boyonoski to get him out of his early rhythm. 

 

“I think we just got to get to the net more, put pucks on him,” Ramaekers said. “Just getting traffic in front of him and just stay with it, don’t get discouraged and keep going...” 

 

Wiemer gets ready for a face-off. (Photo Credit: Kat Althouse/Brockport Athletics)

Things started to go in Morrisville State’s favor in the second period. The Mustangs broke the scoreless tie with Curtis Abbott burying a power play goal. Not even four minutes later, Jacob Black scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway, extending the Mustangs lead to two goals. Morrisville had taken complete control of the game. 

 

Brockport looked deflated after the shorthanded goal, the fourth they have given up this season. They were rejuvenated after Dominic Chirico scored on a one-timer on the power play with almost a minute left in the second period. Chirico felt the team needed adjustments when it came to transitions to pull off a comeback. 

 

“I think it just starts from the defensive zone out,” Chirico said. “I think we got to be more focused on getting the puck out of our zone and having clean break outs.” 

 

Brockport's Chase Maxwell gets to take the face-off. (Photo Credit: Kat Althouse/Brockport Athletics)

The Golden Eagles looked locked in and determined to come out with a win in the beginning of the third period. A lot of momentum shifted to their side after Chase Maxwell scored in the early minutes of the period. Although Abbott scored his second goal in the game to put the Mustangs back up 3-2, Brockport followed up with four unanswered goals.  

 

It all started with Andrew Harley scoring a powerplay goal on an odd-man rush. A little more than a minute later, Ramaekers scored a wraparound goal to give Brockport its first lead of the night. 

 

Harley tries to control the puck off of a pass. (Photo Credit: Kat Althouse/Brockport Athletics)

In the back half of the third period, Ryan Brow buried a wrist shot past Boyonoski. To put the icing on the cake, Connor Galloway scored a one-timer, securing a 6-3 win for Brockport.  

 

With the win the Golden Eagles secured the fifth seed in the SUNYAC playoffs. They clinched a playoff berth after losses by Buffalo State and Fredonia State Friday night.  

 

Brockport will take on No. 5 seed Cortland in the first round of the playoffs. The Golden Eagles didn’t find much success against the Red Dragons in the regular season, going 0-2. However, Brockport head coach Brian Dickinson feels his team can exploit some weaknesses in Cortland. 

 

Galloway turns around and goes up the ice towards the action. (Photo Credit: Kat Althouse/Brockport Athletics)

“I still think their defense, although they got some skill back there, that’s the weak spot of their team,” Dickinson. “They are not really any more experienced than we are in terms of playoffs.” 

 

Brockport will be on the road for the game on Wednesday, Feb. 21 with puck drop scheduled for 7 p.m. 

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Looking forward to listening to the radio broadcast of the playoff game against Cortland! Hoping the Golden Eagles can flip the script on Cortland to keep their win streak going! Let’s go Golden Eagles!

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