Parsons, Solat each net pair; Daniel earns first win

By on January 13, 2020

The College at Brockport men’s hockey team overcame a 3-1 second period deficit and senior Doc Gentzler scored on the first shift of overtime to lead the Golden Eagles to a 5-4 win over visiting King’s College.

Sophomore Jeremy Solat evened the game 1-1 with an unassisted goal as he gathered up a loose puck after the King’s goaltender misplayed it behind his own net, but the Monarchs scored a power play goal late in the first and a shorthanded effort halfway through the second to build a 3-1 lead.

Sophomore Mitchell Parsons evened the contest 3-3 scoring on consecutive shifts – the second time he has scored twice in a game against King’s – before Solat gave Brockport their first lead with a power play goal low under the glove of the goalie at 9:28 of the third period.

But the Monarchs again tied the game 4-4 with a special teams goal leading to Gentzler’s game-winner just 18 seconds into the extra session with an assist from Fairport’s Ryan Romeo.

Freshman Aidan Curry made his first start in net for the Golden Eagles and had 14 saves to earn his first collegiate win. Brockport outshot King’s 59-18, their most shots since putting up 62 against Worcester State in 2009.

“It’s nice to know that you can still win without your best stuff,” Brockport head coach Brian Dickinson said. “We did a lot of good things; we just made it harder than we needed too. 

“This was a good chance for him (Curry) to actually have the emotion of starting … he showed some nerves but battled back in the third period and made some nice saves. It’s nice to get that first win out of the way and I think he’s going to be a quality goalie for us down the stretch.”