Golden Eagles dissect Canton in chippy affair, 7-2
Updated: 6 days ago
BROCKPORT, NY - The Brockport Golden Eagles defeated the Canton Kangaroos by a score of 7-2 at home Friday night. Brockport started red hot with 19 shots on goal in the first period, which resulted in goals for Ryan Romeo and Andrew Harley. The Golden Eagles went into the intermission with a 2-0 lead. Canton would adjust and score early in the period to half the deficit off the stick of Matt Passaretti. Brockport would respond with a power play goal shortly after as Romeo set up Harley. Penalties later became the story of the night.
Brockport would go up 4-1 as Connor Galloway was set up by Harley for another goal. In spite of a stronger second period, the Kangaroos were overwhelmed defensively. Despite making 4-2 off a blast from Brett Bannister, Sam DiBitetto would answer quickly to restore Brockport's three goal advantage. The second period ended with Brockport up 5-2. The game continued to become more and more chippy as the third period began. Scott Ramaekers scored off a beautiful cross-crease feed from Zach Norby, and Anthony Hora would rip one top left corner to put the Golden Eagles up by five. Pushing and shoving after whistles was constant and reached its head when Canton forward Jesse Farabee cross checked Ryan Romeo in the face, leading to his ejection from the game. Canton took 14 penalties, while Brockport took 10. The two teams combined for a total of 67 penalty minutes in the scrappy affair.
Nolan Egbert stopped 26 of 28 Canton shots on goal, and his offense did the rest, as Brockport closed out a 7-2 win, their third in a row, to improve to 11-5 on the season. The Golden Eagles will play Canton again on the road Saturday night, which will be their final non-conference game on the regular season. Their next home game is Saturday, February 5th against SUNYAC rival Cortland.
PHOTO CREDIT: Haley Brown