Friday, December 3, 2010

Its Game Night in Brockport

The number one ranked team in the country according to the latest USCHO D-III polls, the Oswego State Lakers are at the Tuttle North Athletic Complex in Brockport, NY for a SUNYAC match-up against the Brockport Golden Eagles. Oswego earned 17 out of the possible 20 first place votes in the latest USCHO poll which was released this past Monday.

Oswego comes into the game at The College at Brockport with an overall record of 9-0-0 and a perfect 6-0-0 in Conference play.  Offensively, the Lakers are lead by Senior Justin Fox (6 G 8 A = 14 points) and Junior Transfer Ian Boots  (5 G 8 A = 13 points). Over the six conference games so far this season, Oswego has put 41 goals into the net setting up one of the most potent offenses in all of Division III Men's Ice Hockey. Oswego's defense and goaltending are key to their fast start so far this season. The Lakers have given up the fewest goals in conference this season with 13 with Paul Beckwith between the pipes. Beckwith has a Goals Against Average (GAA) of 1.45 and a save percentage of .947

Brockport comes into tonights home contest with an overall record of 0-9-1 and a conference record 0-6-0. The Golden Eagles last contests took place in the Rutland-Herald Invitational at Castleton State with Brockport getting a tie out of Tufts College 3-3 and losing the next night to host Castleton 5-1.  The Golden Eagles have only scored a total of 22 goals in conference this season while giving up the most goals in conference with 54. On offense, Brockport is lead by Junior Right Winger James Cody (7 G 7 A = 14 pts.) and Junior Ian Finnerty with 8 points (3 G 5 A). Between the pipes for the Golden Eagles, Oliver Wren has gotten much of the load as he has a GAA of 5.42 and a .875 save percentage. Also, Freshmen Joe Reagan has played a handful of games and has a GAA of 4.84 and a save percentage of .885

Student media for both teams will be carrying coverage of this SUNYAC match up. Oswego fans, listen to WNYO-FM 88.9 as Countdown to Faceoff will begin at 6:30 with play by play underway at 7:00. For Brockport's call of the game, 89.1 the Point (WBSU-FM) will be having coverage underway tonight at 6:45.