Contact Us

Utica College Hockey Beats Brockport in Home Opener

Utica College Hockey
Utica College jumps out to a 2-1 lead with a total of three goals scored in the first three-minutes of play in their home opener against Brockport at the Aud in Utica, NY. Saturday, November 2, 2013. (Photo by Joe Leonard for WIBX)

The Utica College men’s hockey team debuted at the Aud Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd with a 5-2 win over Brockport.

UC seniors Trever Hertz and Adam Graff each totaled three points as the nationally ranked Pioneers bettered their record to 2-0. The Pioneers opened on
the road on Friday in Rochester with a 3-1 win over Nazareth.

“Opening the season with a couple of quality wins is always a positive,” said Head Coach Gary Heenan, who was named a finalist for the National Coach of the Year Award last season. “It was a solid team effort in front of another great home crowd. We have a long way to go, but this was a good opening weekend for our guys.”

Fans were given a quick display of offense in the first three minutes of the game. The Pioneers scored first at 23 seconds in, on a Jordan Hobaica (Clinton, NY) goal, making it 1-0. Brockport quickly responded with another quick goal, just 90-seconds later. Then, a mere 17-seconds after the Brockport goal, Utica’s Zac Lazzaro put the puck in the net at 2:09, past goalie Aaron Green, giving the Pioneers at 2-1 lead. Utica would never look back.

There’s plenty of hockey this week at the newly remodeled Utica Aud.

The Comets play at home on Tuesday night against Toronto and the Pioneers are back on home ice both Friday and Saturday nights, against Elmira and Hobart. All three games start at 7.

More From WIBX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!