Brockport is a four-year, state-sponsored college located in upstate New York near Rochester. The college has 9,000 students and 23 Division III sport teams, among them the Golden Eagles ice hockey team.
The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Stan Moore as assistant men's ice hockey coach.
A veteran coach with over 30 years of experience in coaching, Moore fills the position vacated by Eric Graham, who was named head coach at Johnson & Wales University last month.
A native of Potsdam, N.Y., Moore played collegiate hockey at Oswego State University and professionally with the Enschede Lions of the Dutch Ice Hockey Federation.
Following coaching stints at Potsdam State and Brockport State, Moore coached at Division I with Brown, Providence, Colgate and Union. He was named interim head coach at Colgate in 2003-04, where he led the team to a 22-15-5 record and was named the ECAC Coach of the Year. Since then, Moore had coaching stops at Providence and Colby, where he was the interim head coach for the Mules in 2011-12.
Most recently, Moore was a coach at Kents Hill School and Bridgton Academy and this past winter led Kaltern Rothoblaas Hechte to the Italian Hockey League Series B Championship.
The Regina Pats Hockey Club has announce that Director of Hockey Operations Gord Pritchard has been named to Hockey Canada's staff for the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Pritchard will be working with Hockey Canada for the first time in his career as the Guest Director of Hockey Operations. He joined the Pats ahead of the 2014-15 season after spending three seasons with the Yorkton Terriers of the SJHL, winning an RBC Cup in 2014. Pritchard played his junior hockey in the MJHL with the Neepawa Natives and went on to play with SUNY Brockport for four seasons.
Pritchard's Brockport career ran from 2004-2005 through 2007-2008. As a junior, he scored 12 goals and his senior campaign saw a 26-point season.
The 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup will run from August 5-10 in Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The team held their annual year-end banquet on Friday at which the seniors were given their Brockport Hockey chairs and the following men were given these awards for their contributions to a great season:
Brian Cavanaugh MVP Award-- Connor Hutchins
EJ McGuire 7th Player Award (Player that performs above and beyond all expectations)-- Jake Moore
Bob Pedersen Coaches Award (Player that showed exceptional Leadership and Dedication to the program)-- Hunter Laslo
Tim Panek Award (Brockport Hockey's Finest Citizen award)-- Connar Bass
Jimmy Mac Most Improved Player Award-- Trevor Pray
Chris Palin Rookie of the Year Award-- Co-Winners Jordan Renaud and Corey Tam
Zach Norby, a forward for the Boston Jr. Rangers, has committed to SUNY Brockport for the fall of 2019. The '98 native of Bristow, VA spent the last three seasons with the Rangers organization, playing at both the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) levels.
"We are very proud to announce Zach's commitment to Brockport,” said Rangers head coach and general manager Rich DeCaprio, “Having recruited him 3 years ago, and seeing the strides he’s made not only as a player but as a human, has been very rewarding as a coach. He has been a great teammate and very easy player to coach. His skill set and IQ are well above average and his perseverance is right there as well. Zach will have a great college career."
Looking back at Norby's first season with the Rangers, and he played a key role on the 2016-17 EHLP team that reached the finals. That season Norby scored 20 goals and dished out 30 assists in 48 total games. Following that season, Norby went on to spend the past two years with the Rangers' top team, tallying 82 points in 107 career games in the EHL.
Overall, Norby put together a solid three-year career with the Rangers, and for that he is very grateful.
"Playing for the Jr. Rangers for the last three years has been a great experience," said Norby. "Coach DeCaprio, Coach Aucoin, and Coach Blair have all really helped me develop as a player and a person, and ultimately helped me achieve my goal of playing college hockey. I'm very excited to be joining SUNY Brockport next fall. I'd also like to thank all my teammates as well as my family, I wouldn't be where I am today without them.”
While the Rangers season ended soon than they had hoped, Norby and his teammates still have plenty to be proud of with what they accomplished this year. Norby will now set off for Brockport in the fall, where he will be joined by his teammate Aiden Curry, who made the same decision back in December.
Yesterday on Twitter, Scott Ramaekers announced his commitment to Brockport. The forward spent the last two seasons with the Buffalo Junior Sabres of the OJHL. In 102 games over those two campaigns he amassed 22 goals and 23 assists.
Brady Farkas at 101.3 FM in Burlington/Plattsburgh is reporting Plattsburgh's Bob Emery has retired.
Wow. I heard rumors all season but didn't think they were true.
Of all of Brockport's SUNYAC rivals I always liked watching Bob Emery's Plattsburgh squads. He coached with an edge and a focus on self-discipline and awareness of the task, and he had amassed and nurtured some great talent.
Three College at Brockport student-athletes have been named to one of the three 2019 Men's Ice Hockey All-State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) teams, as announced Thursday by the conference office. Sophomore defenseman Ryan Romeo was tabbed to the All-SUNYAC Second Team, while Junior forwards Connor Hutchins and Doc Gentzler were selected to the All-SUNYAC Third Team.
Romeo back-boned the Brockport blue line this season, finishing the '18-'19 campaign second on the team in points with 17 (4g-13a). His 17 points on the year placed him fourth amongst all SUNYAC defenseman. The sophomore defenseman from Fairport, N.Y. was an impact player for the Green and Gold all year, his best game coming in a 3-0 win over Neumann College where he had a goal and an assist.
Hutchins, a center on the Golden Eagles top line helped the Green and Gold to their best season in 30 years. The junior from North Richland Hills Texas lead the Golden Eagles in points this season with 26 (8g-18a). Hutchins top game this year came in a 7-3 win over Lebanon Valley on Jan. 12, as he recorded two goals and added two assists.
Gentzler rounded out the Brockport offense with his gritty style of play that made him a nightmare for the opposition's defense. Gentzler lead the forecheck for the Green and Gold and added a flash of skill while doing it. The junior forward had a breakout season for the Golden Eagles touching the double digits for the first time in his career with 14 (9g-5a). Gentzler lead the team in goals this season with nine.