SCOUTING THE GOLDEN EAGLES
After starting the season, 7-7-1, Brockport ended the first half of the season going 1-4-0, falling to No. 6 Oswego and No. 2 Geneseo. The Golden Eagles are 2-2-0 at home this season, including a shutout win in their last home game.
Brockport ranks fifth in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 1.77 goals per game. Connor Hutchins leads the team with 11 points on three goals and eight assists while Ryan Romeo also has eight assists. The trio of Doc Gentzler, Mitchell Parsons and Jordan Renaud all lead the team with four goals. Parsons has a team-high three power play goals while Renaud has three game-winning goals.
In net, Jake Moore ranks sixth in Division III with a 1.59 goals against average and eighth with a .938 save percentage. His three shutouts also rank tied for third.
SCOUTING THE KNIGHTS
Genseo has won its last nine games, outscoring its opponents, 46-7 with five shutouts. The Knights have three shutouts this season on home ice. The only loss this season came versus Plattsburgh after Geneseo nearly erased a three-goal deficit. The Knights boast the second best offense, scoring 5.07 goals per game while their defense leads all of Division III, allowing just 1.00 goal per game.
Cole Keenan leads the nation with 2.23 points per game, 0.36 better than the next closest player. Keenan has 13 goals and 16 assists. Meanwhile, Andrew Romano leads the country in assists per game, totaling 23 on the year. Tyler Empey shares the nation lead with seven power play goals. In net, Devin McDonald leads the country with a 1.00 goals against average and seven shutouts while ranking second with a .951 save percentage.
ON THE ROAD...AGAIN
The Mustangs begin a five-game road trip in 2019 and are on the road for seven of their next nine. Stevenson competes in four non-conference games, including a trip to second-ranked Geneseo next weekend. The team is just 2-4-0 on the road this season and 10-15-6 overall. Stevenson will play 15 of its 25 games away from Reisterstown Sportsplex this season.
When the Mustangs take on second-ranked Geneseo, it will be the 10th game in program history Stevenson will face a ranked opponent. The team is winless in the previous nine games, having been outscored 39-14. The Mustangs have been held to two or fewer goals in all eight of those games, having been shutout twice. Stevenson has also allowed six goals in four of those games.
PLAYING IT CLOSE
Twenty-three of Stevenson's 64 games have been one-goal games with an additional nine games ending in ties. The team is 14-9 in one-goal games in program history, including 4-3 this season. Of those 23 games, 12 of them have been decided in overtime, with the Mustangs posting a 5-4 record in overtime games, excluding ties. Last season, the Mustangs were 4-3 in one-goal games, winning their final three one-goal games.
DIFFERENCE IN A DAY
Stevenson is 0-6-0 on Friday this season and 5-3-0 on Saturday. The Mustangs are averaging 1.0 goal per game on Friday compared to 2.8 goals per game in their eight Saturday games. In comparison, Stevenson is allowing 3.5 goals on Friday and 2.5 on Saturday.
OUT IN FRONT
This season, the Mustangs are 4-1-0 when scoring the game's first goal compared to 1-8-0 when the opponent nets the first goal. Stevenson is 2-1-0 when leading at the first intermission and 4-0-0 when leading after two periods. When trailing after one period, the team is 2-4-0 and when trailing after two, the Mustangs are just 1-7-0.
OUT OF THE BOX
Over the last two games, the Mustangs were whistled for just four penalties. In the team's last outing, Stevenson were not penalized for the first time in program history. In the team's eight road games, the Mustangs are averaging just 8.25 penalty minutes per game compared to 28.5 penalty minutes per game in the six home games.
Luke Benitez is one power play goals shy of moving into solo second for a single season (5).
Christian Ripley is one assist shy of solo third all-time (20).
Carl Lyden is one goal shy of moving into a tie for seventh in a single season.
Dominic Brenza is one assist shy of moving into a tie for eighth in a single season.