June 24, 2010
28 Bears Named to ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team
For the third year in a row, the Brown men's ice hockey team led ECAC Hockey with All-Academic selections, as 28 Bears were among 181 student-athletes to earn the honor. Quinnipiac followed with 19, while Dartmouth and RPI each had 17 student-athletes earn recognition. Players are eligible for the All-Academic team if they earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or have a GPA over 3.00 over the past three semesters. Freshmen were eligible for the team for the first time in 2006-2007 and remain eligible for the team.
May 24, 2010
Three Student-Athletes Named CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District
Three Brown student-athletes all seniors - have been selected to the District I ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large teams. All three of Brown's nominated student-athletes were selected to the mens team with fencer Adam Pantel (Mendham, NJ) and water polo standout Kent Holland (Orinda, CA) both earning First Team honors. Mens ice hockey forward Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) earned a spot on the Second Team. By virtue of their selection to the All-District First Team, Pantel and Holland will now advance to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America national ballot. For the At-Large process, schools may nominate up to three student-athletes for the men's team and three student-athletes for the women's team. All three of Browns honorees were also recognized as Academic All-Ivy selections this year during the competition season for their respective sport.
April 22, 2010
Zolnierczyk Named 2010-2011 Mens Hockey Captain; Brownschidle, Maclellan, & Russell Named Assistant Captains
Brown junior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) has been named Captain for the 2010-2011 mens hockey team in an announcement made by head coach Brendan Whittet. Zolnierczyk will be joined in leading the team by classmates David Brownschidle (Lawrenceville, NJ) and Jeremy Russell (St. Albert, ALB) and sophomore Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB), who have been named Assistant Captains for the upcoming season.
April 10, 2010
Jordan Pietrus 10 Wins Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award
The Hockey CommissionersAssociation (HCA) today announced that Brown senior forward Jordan Pietrus (Winnipeg, MAN) is the winner of the fourth annual Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award. The award was established by the HCA in honor of former Army player Derek Hines, who was a consummate team player and team builder. Hines played at Army from 1999-2003 and was a four-year letterwinner as well as a co-captain his senior season. He was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan in September 2006.
April 7, 2010
Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
Providence, RI- The Ivy League released its winter list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with ten Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
March 26, 2010
Bears Earn Vote in Final USCHO Weekly Poll
Following its unprecedented playoff run, the Brown mens ice hockey team received a vote in the final USCHO weekly poll. Ranked 28th, it marks the first time since November 2005 that Brown has received votes in the weekly poll.
March 26, 2010
Yann Danis 04 Named to ECAC Hockey All-Decade Team
ECAC Hockey today announced its mens All-Decade Team made up of former student-athletes from nine different schools. Yann Danis 04 (Lafontaine, QUE) represents Brown on the team, earning First Team All-Decade honors. Cornell leads the way with three former alumni on the two teams, followed by Harvard and St. Lawrence with two former players each represented on the 13-player list. A committee made up of coaches, media members, and league administrators selected the group recognizing distinguished play of student-athletes in the league from the 1999-00 season thru the 2008-09 season.
March 25, 2010
Dan Rosen Signs with Gwinnett Gladiators
The Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL announced Wednesday that they have signed senior Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY). His signing comes in the wake of starting goaltender Danny Taylors sixth call-up to the American Hockey Leagues Syracuse Crunch this season.
March 22, 2010
NHL's Vancouver Canucks Sign Brown Forward Aaron Volpatti
Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) to a multi-year deal. Volpatti, 24, joins the Canucks after recently completing his senior season as a tri-captain for the Bears hockey team. A Third-Team All-ECAC Hockey selection and Second Team All-Ivy honoree, Volpatti finished his final season with 32 points (17g, 15a) in 37 games. During Browns playoff run, Volpatti led the Bears with 9 points (6g, 3a) in eight games.
March 20, 2010
Seniors Lead Brown to 3-0 Win in Third Place Game of 2010 ECAC Championship
Senior Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY) stopped all 21 shots he faced and senior Aaron Volpattis (Revelstoke, BC) 17th goal of the year would stand as the game-winner, as the Brown mens hockey team (13-20-4, 6-12-4) closed out its 2010 season with a 3-0 victory over St. Lawrence (19-16-7, 14-5-3) in the consolation game of the 2010 ECAC Championship Saturday afternoon at the Times Union Center. The win gives Brown its 13th of the season, the most wins in a season since the 2005 season when the Bears won 16 games.
March 19, 2010
Bears Fall to #7 Cornell, 3-0, in ECAC Semifinals
Seventh-ranked Cornell (20-8-4, 14-5-3) opened a 0-0 game with what would prove to be the game-winner with 5:25 remaining in the second period and then added a pair of third-period goals to earn a 3-0 victory over the 11th-seeded Brown mens hockey team (12-20-4, 7-12-4) in the ECAC semifinals on Friday afternoon at the Times Union Center.
March 19, 2010
Bears Ready for ECAC Semifinals vs. Cornell; Game to Air Live on NHL Network
The 11th-seeded Bears, coming off a Quarterfinal series win over top-seeded and sixth-ranked Yale (two-games-to-one) face second-seeded and seventh-ranked Cornell in the Semifinals. This marks the first time since 2003, and just the eighth time ever, that Brown has advanced to the League semifinals, while the Bears are in search of their first-ever Tournament Championship. Since the ECAC began the 12-team format in 2002-03, no seed lower than the nine seed has ever advanced to the semifinals, as Brown is the first-ever 11-seed to do so. In 2004, Clarkson advanced as the #9 seed, and defeated top-seeded Colgate, 2-1, in the semifinals.
March 18, 2010
Three New Interviews with Head Coach Brendan Whittet Posted to Video Section
Three new video interviews with head coach Brendan Whittet have been posted to the men's hockey video section. The three videos, each about 5-minutes in length, preview this weekend's coming ECAC Hockey Championship and Brown's semifinal game against second-seeded and seventh-ranked Cornell. Fans can listen to the videos in any order, but follow in order "whittetmar16-1," "whittetmar16-2," and "whittetmar16-3" for the complete interview in order.
March 18, 2010
Maclellan Named ECAC Player of the Week
Brown sophomore leading scorer Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) has been named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending March 15. Maclellan was instrumental in helping lead the Bears past top-seeded and sixth-ranked Yale in the best-of three Quarterfinal series, as Brown advanced to the ECAC semifinals for the first time since 2003. Maclellan had four points in the three games, scoring two goals and assisting two others, while finishing +2 for the weekend. He was also Browns top player in the faceoff circle, winning 36 of 61 in the three games.
March 15, 2010
Tickets on Sale for ECAC Championship; Athletics Department to Sponsor Student Fan Bus
Fresh off their ECAC Quarterfinal series win over top-seeded and sixth-ranked Yale, the Brown mens ice hockey team (12-19-4, 7-12-4) is set to travel to Albany, NY for the 2010 ECAC Championship presented by Bank of America and the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center. The Bears, who upset sixth-seeded RPI in the First Round, will face second-seeded and ninth-ranked Cornell (19-8-4, 14-5-3) at 4:00 p.m. in Fridays semifinals at the Times Union Center. The winner will advance to Saturdays Championship game, to be played at 7:00 p.m. against the winner of the Union-St. Lawrence game.
March 14, 2010
Bears Advance to ECAC Championship Tournament With 1-0 Win over #6 Yale in Deciding Game
Sophomore Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) scored his second short-handed goal in as many games, while sophomore Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) stopped all 44 shots he faced to earn his third career shutout as the 11th-seeded Brown mens hockey team (12-19-4, 7-12-4) upset top-seeded and sixth-ranked Yale (20-9-3, 15-5-2), 1-0, in the deciding game of the ECAC best-of-three Quarterfinal series.
March 13, 2010
#6 Yale Evens Series at a Game Apiece with 6-3 Victory in Game Two of Quarterfinal Series
Facing elimination, sixth-ranked Yale (20-8-3, 15-5-2) built a 4-0 lead after two periods and withstood Browns third-period comeback attempt to earn a 6-3 win over the Brown mens hockey team (11-19-4, 7-12-4) in game two of the ECAC best-of-three Quarterfinal series. With the series now tied at one game apiece, the two teams will square off in the deciding game tomorrow evening at 7:00.
March 12, 2010
Bears Set to Face #6 and Top-Seeded Yale in ECAC Quarterfinals
The 11th-seeded Bears, fresh off a first round series win over RPI (two-games-to-one) face #6 Yale, the #1 seed, in a best-of-three Quarterfinal series. It marks the second straight that year that Brown will play a Quarterfinal series, both of which have been at Yale. Brown will look to pick up its first victory in the Quarerfinals since the 2003 season when the Bears defeated Yale in three games. Brown was swept by Harvard in 2004 and by Colgate in 2005.
March 12, 2010
Bears Earn Hard-Fought 3-2 Win over #6 Yale in Quarterfinal Game One
The Brown mens hockey team (11-18-4, 7-12-4) earned a hard-fought 3-2 victory over #6 Yale (19-8-3, 15-5-2) in game one of their best-of-three ECAC quarterfinal series. Senior Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) and sophomores Jeff Buvinow (Turnersville, NJ) and Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) led the Bears with a goal and an assist apiece. The win is Browns first over Yale in 11 tries, as the Bulldogs had won the last 11 meetings between the schools with Browns last victory over Yale coming in December of 2006.
March 9, 2010
Brown Athletics to Sponsor Student Fan Bus for Friday Nights Quarterfinal Game at Yale
The Brown athletics department is sponsoring a student fan bus for Friday nights quarterfinal game at Yale. Advance reservations and payment are required. The cost is $20 per Brown student and includes the game ticket and transportation to and from Yale. The bus is limited to 50 people and all seats spots are first come first served. Call (401) 863-2773 or visit the Brown Ticket Office for your seats. Buses will depart from Meehan Auditorium at 4:00pm and return following each game.
March 9, 2010
Volpatti Named Finalist for ECACs Best Defensive Forward Award
Brown senior tri-captain Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC), who was recently named Third Team All-ECAC Hockey and Second Team All-Ivy, as been named a finalist for the Leagues Best Defensive Forward Award presented by Gladiator Custom Mouthguards. Volpatti joins Cornells Joe Scali and St. Lawrences Travis Vermeulen as finalists for the award, which is voted on by the League's 12 head coaches.
March 9, 2010
Tickets on Sale for Brown's Quarterfinal Playoff Series at Yale
Brown and Yale are schedule to meet in the Quarterfinal Round of the ECAC Hockey Tournament this weekend in New Haven. The puck drops on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and continues with game two scheduled for Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. If the two teams split the first two games, the third and deciding game will be played on Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.
March 8, 2010
Clemente and Volpatti earn ECAC Hockey Weekly Honors after First Round Series Win
Brown senior Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) and sophomore Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) have been named ECAC Hockey Player and Goalie of the Week, respectively, for the week ending March 7. The duo was instrumental in helping lead the Bears past RPI in their best-of-three First Round series, as the Bears advanced to the Quarterfinals for the second straight year. For Volpatti, this marks the first time in his career that he has been recognized with a weekly award, while Clemente has earned the honor for the second time this season.
March 7, 2010
3-2 Win in Decisive Game Three Sends Brown to ECAC Quarterfinals for Second Straight Year
The Brown men's hockey team (10-18-4, 7-12-4) battled to a 3-2 victory over Rensselaer (18-17-4, 10-10-3), clinching its first-round playoff series for the second straight season. The Bears scored one goal in each of the three periods, building a 3-0 lead, and then held on for the 3-2 win after an intense third period comeback attempt by RPI and a pair of Engineers' goals in the third period. The Bears now travel to New Haven, CT to face top-seeded Yale in the best-of-three Quarterfinal series, Friday, March 12th, Saturday, March 13th, and Sunday, March 14th, if necessary. The Bulldogs, who are coming off a First Round bye, defeated Brown in two games during the 2009 Quarterfinals.
March 6, 2010
Rensselaer Evens Series with 4-1 Win in Game Two
RPI broke open a 1-1 game with a pair of second period goals as the Engineers (18-16-4, 10-9-3) earned a 4-1 victory over the Brown men's hockey team (9-18-4, 6-12-4) Saturday night in game two of the best-of-three first round series of the ECAC Hockey Tournament. With the series now tied at one game a piece, the Bears and Engineers will face off tomorrow night in the third and deciding game, set to begin at 7:00 p.m.
March 5, 2010
Bears Set for Best-of-Three First Round Series at RPI
The 11th-seeded Bears face sixth-seeded RPI in a best-of-three First Round series. It marks the fifth straight that year that Brown will play a First Round series on the road and the sixth consecutive season that Brown will play in the First Round, as the Bears' last top-four finish and subsequent bye came during the 2003-04 season.
March 5, 2010
Bears Take Game One over RPI, 3-1, with Three Third-Period Goals
Trailing, 1-0, to start the third period, sophomores Jarred Smith (Pepper Pike, OH) and Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) scored a pair of goals 1:13 apart during the first three minutes of the period and the Brown men's hockey team (9-17-4, 6-12-4) hung on for a 3-1 win over Rensselaer (17-16-4, 10-9-3) in game one of the best-of-three first round series of the ECAC Hockey Tournament.
March 4, 2010
Buvinow and Volpatti Named 2010 All-Ivy
Brown sophomore defenseman Jeff Buvinow (Turnersville, NJ) and senior tri-captain Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) have been selected to the 2010 Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy team in a vote by the League's six head coaches. A Second Team honoree in 2009, Buvinow earned a spot on the First Team this season, while Volpatti was named Second Team All-Ivy.
March 3, 2010
Volpatti Named Third Team All-ECAC Hockey
Brown senior tri-captain Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) has been named Third Team All-ECAC Hockey in a vote by the League's 12 head coaches. Volpatti joins 17 other student-athletes in earning All-League recognition in the announcement made Tuesday afternoon.
March 3, 2010
Vokes in tune with what Devils need from him
It's always easy to tell when Trenton rookie forward Matt Vokes is sitting in the DJ's chair in the Devils locker room. Strands of old rock like U2, The Who or Bruce Springsteen blow out the door and grab the listener by the throat. "He knows his music," Devils coach Rick Kowalsky said with admiration.
March 2, 2010
Tickets on Sale for Brown's First Round Playoff Series at RPI
Brown and RPI, which split their regular season games this season, are schedule to meet in the First Round of the ECAC Hockey Tournament. The puck drops on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and continues with game two scheduled for Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. If the two teams split the first two games, the third and deciding game will be played on Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.
February 27, 2010
Princeton Hands Brown Second Straight Lopsided Loss of the Weekend, 7-3, to Close Regular Season
Princeton (12-14-3, 8-12-2) blew open a 1-0 game with three goals in the second period en route to a 7-3 victory over the Brown (8-17-4, 6-12-4) men's ice hockey team on Saturday afternoon at Baker Rink. The loss is the second straight lopsided decision suffered by Brown, which will be on the road for the first round of the ECAC playoffs. Fighting for home ice at the start of the weekend and sitting in ninth place, the loss drops Brown all the way to 11th place, as Dartmouth, which is currently tied with the Bears, holds the tiebreaker after earning three points in the regular season series. Depending on the results of tonight's remaining games, Brown will either travel to RPI, St. Lawrence, or Quinnipiac.
February 26, 2010
Men's Ice Travels to Quinnipiac and Princeton with Home Ice on the Line
The Bears close out the regular season with home ice for the playoffs still on the line. Brown and Princeton are currently tied for ninth place in the standings, one point behind eighth-place Harvard and two behind seventh-place Quinnipiac. If Brown were to earn a home series, it would mark the first time since 2005, when Brown finished in sixth place, that a Bears' team earned a home playoff series.
February 26, 2010
Quinnipiac Explodes for Four Goals in the Second en Route to 8-3 Win over Brown
Holding onto a 2-1 lead at the start of the second period, Quinnipiac (16-15-2, 10-11-0) exploded for four goals in the second, including three in the first five minutes of the period, en route to an 8-3 win over the Brown (8-16-4, 6-11-4) men's ice hockey team on Friday evening at the TD Banknorth Center.
February 20, 2010
Timberlake Scores With 35 Seconds Remaining to Salvage 2-2 Tie with St. Lawrence
Trailing, 2-0, to start the third period, Brown (7-15-4, 5-10-4) got a pair of goals in the final nine minutes of play to come back and earn a 2-2 tie with St. Lawrence (14-12-7, 8-7-5) on Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium. The tie marks the 18th straight year that the Bears have taken at least one point from the Saints and also keeps Brown alive in the hunt for home ice in the playoffs. With two games remaining, the Bears sit in a tie for ninth place with Princeton, one point behind eighth-place Harvard and two behind seventh-place Quinnipiac. Brown will face both Quinnipiac and Princeton next weekend on the road.
February 19, 2010
Bears Come Back with Three-Goal Third to Defeat Clarkson, 3-2
Trailing, 1-0, at the start of the third period, freshman Chris Zaires (Aberdeen, NJ) ignited a Brown comeback with his eight goal of the year just 45 seconds into the period, as the Bears (8-15-3, 6-10-3) came back to earn a 3-2 win over Clarkson (7-21-3, 3-14-2) on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
February 19, 2010
Bears Host Clarkson and St. Lawrence in Final Regular Season Home Weekend; Seniors to be Recognized Saturday
The Bears close out the home portion of the regular season with a pair of games against Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Brown will look to rebound after a tough weekend in central New York, during which Brown lost a close game to #6 Cornell, 5-3, and fell to Colgate, 6-2. The Bears are still in the hunt for home ice in the playoffs, though they have a lot of work do to, as they are four points out of eighth place with four games remaining.
February 13, 2010
Bears Fall to Colgate, 6-2
Colgate (12-12-5, 9-7-1) opened up a 3-1 game with a pair of short-handed goals in the first two minutes of the third period en route to a 6-2 victory over the Brown men's hockey team (7-15-3, 5-10-3) on Saturday evening at Starr Rink.
February 12, 2010
Bears Narrowly Fall to #6 Cornell, 5-3
Freshman Chris Zaires' (Aberdeen, NJ) seventh goal of the year brought the Brown men's hockey team (7-14-3, 5-9-3) to within 4-3 midway through the third period and the Bears had chances to force overtime late in the game, but #6 Cornell (14-6-3, 11-3-2) was able to hold on for a 5-3 victory Friday evening at Lynah Rink.
February 12, 2010
Bears Set to Battle #6 Cornell and Colgate
The Bears will look to rebound from last weekend, when they gained just a single point in a pair of home games against Harvard and Dartmouth. Brown has a tough task of facing the upstate New York duo of Cornell, currently ranked #6 in the country by USA Today, and Colgate. All-time, Brown has won just 13 games in Ithaca and just five games in Hamilton. The Bears most recent win over Cornell in Ithaca was during the 2006-07 season, when the current seniors earned a 5-2 victory during their freshman season. Since then, Brown is 0-5-0 against the Big Red. Browns most recent win over Colgate in Hamilton was last season, when the Bears posted a 4-1 victory. Brown, which sits in a tie for ninth place with Princeton, remains in the hunt for a home playoff series, as the Bears are four points out of sixth place and just two points out of eighth place with six games remaining.
February 6, 2010
Dartmouth Forces Tie with Late Goal After Brown's Fierce Comeback
In front of a loud and boisterous crowd, the Brown men's hockey team (7-13-3, 5-8-3) fought back from a 4-2 deficit to take a 5-4 lead with 1:35 remaining, but Dartmouth (6-16-1, 4-11-1) tied the game at 5-5 with 28 seconds remaining and its own net vacant, as the two teams played to a tie on Saturday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium. Senior Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) had a hand in four of the Bears' five goals, while scoring a pair. The Bears also struck for a season-high three power play goals.
February 5, 2010
Harvard Claims 5-2 Win over Bears
The Brown men's hockey team (7-13-2, 5-8-2) spotted Harvard (6-12-3, 6-6-3) a 2-0 lead in the opening 11 minutes and could never recover, as the Crimson went on to win, 5-2, in an ECAC and Ivy League game Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
February 5, 2010
Bears Host Harvard and Dartmouth; Winter Whiteout Scheduled for Saturday's Game
The Bears will look to make a move in the ECAC Hockey standings this weekend against Harvard and Dartmouth, two schools surrounding Brown in the League standings. The Bears are just one point behind the Crimson and sit four points ahead of the Big Green. Currently riding a three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) and a six-game unbeaten streak at home (5-0-1), Brown will look to continue its momentum, as this weekend marks two of the final four regular season home games that remain on the schedule. This weekend also marks Alumni Weekend, as the annual Alumni Game is scheduled for Saturday at noon.
February 4, 2010
Aaron Volpatti Among Finalists In Fan Vote For NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge
The NCAA has announced that Brown senior forward Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) is among approximately 75 finalists to compete in the NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge in Detroit, MI on April 9th. Fans will have the opportunity to vote for the 32 athletes chosen to participate (16 male, 16 female), with voting running through Monday, February 15.
February 2, 2010
Jordan Pietrus '10 Among 18 Nominees for 2010 Humanitarian Award
Senior men's hockey captain Jordan Pietrus (Winnipeg, MAN) is among 18 nominees for the 2010 Hockey Humanitarian Award. Presented annually to college hockey's finest citizen, the award seeks to recognize college hockey players, Division I or Division III, male or female, who give back to their community in the true humanitarian spirit. Pietrus is one of two student-athletes from ECAC Hockey to gain a nomination, joining Colgate's Ethan Cox.
January 30, 2010
Bears Battle Back, Tie #18 Union, 2-2, on Fernandez's First Career Goal
Junior Tyler Fernandez (Bloomfield, CT) picked a great time to score his first career goal, helping to lift the Brown men's hockey team (7-12-2, 5-7-2) to a 2-2 tie with #18 Union (13-7-6, 7-3-4) with the game-tying goal at 12:51 of the second period. Both teams would have chances to go ahead following the goal, but team defense would prevail in the final 32:09.
January 29, 2010
Volpatti Lifts Bears to 4-3 Overtime Win over RPI
With the Bears enjoying a two-man advantage to start overtime, senior Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) lifted the Brown men's hockey team (7-12-1, 5-7-1) to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Rensselaer (13-12-2, 6-6-1) when he scored his seventh goal of the year just 47 seconds into the extra period. The win is Brown's first over RPI since the 2004-05 season, giving the Class of 2010 its first win over the Engineers.
January 29, 2010
After Six Straight on the Road, Bears Return Home to Host RPI and Union in a Pair of League Games
After six straight games on the road, the Bears return to Meehan Auditorium this weekend to host Rensselaer and #18 Union. The games are the first at Meehan since a December 8th victory over AIC. Coming off a 3-2 win at Clarkson, Brown will look to go back on a winning streak, after dropping the five games prior to the contest against the Golden Knights. Sitting in ninth place in the standings, and just four points behind a trio of teams tied for sixth, there are four valuable league points up for grabs. With a weekend sweep, the Bears would go from nine points to 13 points, which could move them up into the middle of the pack, depending on the results of the games involving Colgate, Harvard, and RPI, which sit in a three-way tie for sixth.
January 23, 2010
Brown's 3-0 First Period Lead Holds as Men's Hockey Defeats Clarkson, 3-2
Three different players scored in the opening 16 minutes of play to give the Brown men's hockey team (6-12-1, 4-7-1) a 3-0 lead, which would be enough in a 3-2 victory over Clarkson (5-16-3, 1-9-2) on Saturday evening at Cheel Arena. The victory, which snaps a five-game skid, gives the Bears two valuable league points and marks the first win over Clarkson for Brown's seniors.
January 22, 2010
Men's Ice Closes Out Six-Game Road Swing with Trip to St. Lawrence and Clarkson
The Bears will play their fifth and sixth straight road contests this weekend, closing out a season-long road swing with this trip to the North Country. It has been a season of streaks for Brown, which will look to get back in the win column, having lost four straight games. The Bears opened the season with an eight game winless streak (0-7-1), before going on a five-game winning streak. Unfortunately, Brown's break for exams and the holidays came at just the wrong time, as the Bears are 0-4-0 since returning from break.
January 22, 2010
St. Lawrence Hands Men's Ice Hockey Fifth Straight Loss, 5-2
St. Lawrence (12-8-2, 6-3-1) broke open a 3-2 game with a pair of third-period goals to earn a 5-2 victory over the Brown men's hockey team (5-12-1, 3-7-1), which dropped its fifth straight game, on Friday evening at Appleton Arena. Junior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) led the Bears with a goal and an assist.
January 16, 2010
Men's Hockey to Face Yale Saturday Night in New Haven
The Bears face Yale in their only game this week and will wrap up the regular-season series with the Bulldogs looking for their first win over Yale in 11 tries. Brown's only win over Yale with the current class of seniors came during their freshman season; a 3-2 overtime win in December of 2006. Since then, Yale has reeled off 10 straight wins, including a 6-5 overtime victory earlier this season.
January 16, 2010
#5 Yale Earns 8-5 Victory over Brown Men's Hockey in Wild Game
Special Teams would prove to be the difference in a wild game that saw #5 Yale (10-4-3, 6-2-2) earn a 8-5 victory over the Brown men's hockey team (5-11-1, 3-6-1) on Saturday evening at Ingalls Rink. Yale was 5-8 on the power play, while Brown was 2-3 with the man advantage. Sophomore Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) led the Bears with a goal and two assists, while sophomore Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) made 45 saves, two shy of tying his career-high.
January 8, 2010
Bears Resume ECAC Hockey Action with Single Game at Dartmouth
Having closed out the non-league portion of their schedule with a pair of games at St. Cloud, the Bears resume ECAC Hockey action this weekend with a single game at Dartmouth on Friday night. Friday's contest marks a homecoming of sorts for Brown head coach Brendan Whittet '94, who was an assistant for the Big Green for 11 years prior to his appointment at Brown. Whittet will be facing off against his former coach and mentor, Bob Gaudet when the Bears and Big Green take the ice Friday night. The game is the third straight road contest for Brown, which is in the midst of playing six straight road games. The Bears will look to get back to their winning ways, as their five-game winning streak was snapped last weekend against the Huskies.
January 8, 2010
Dartmouth Cruises Past Brown Men's Hockey, 9-4
The Big Green skated out to a 3-0 first-period lead and never looked back as Dartmouth (4-10-0, 2-6-0) claimed an 9-4 victory over the Brown men's hockey team (5-10-1, 3-5-1) on Friday evening at Thompson Arena. The Bears attempted to come back on several occasions, but Dartmouth responded each time to prevent Brown from gaining any momentum. Junior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) led the Bears with a pair of goals.
January 3, 2010
#19 St. Cloud Sweeps Bears with 5-3 Victory
Trailing, 2-0, midway through the second period, junior Jesse Fratkin (Burnaby, BC) and sophomore Jarred Smith (Pepper Pike, OH) tied the game at 2-2 with a pair of goals 46 seconds apart, but St. Cloud State (10-7-3) would go on to earn a 5-3 victory over the Brown men's hockey team (5-9-1) on Sunday evening at the National Hockey Center.
January 2, 2010
Men's Hockey Set to Return to the Ice after Three-and-a-Half Week Hiatus
After closing the first part of their schedule on a five-game winning streak, the Brown men's hockey team (5-7-1) is set to return to the ice to begin the 2010 calendar year with a two-game series at St. Cloud State this weekend. The Bears have been off since December 8, a 5-2 win over AIC, taking a three-and-a-half week break for exams and the holidays. This weekend's series, to be played on Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3, will begin a stretch of six straight road games for the Bears, who will not be home again until January 29th against RPI. Both games this weekend begin at 6:07 p.m. CST and will be streamed on B2 Networks.
January 2, 2010
Bears Fall to #19 St. Cloud State, 5-1, in First Game of 2010
With the score, 2-1, in favor of St. Cloud State (9-7-3) at the start of the third period, the 19th-ranked Huskies exploded for three goals in the final 20 minutes to claim a 5-1 victory the Brown men's hockey team (5-8-1) on Saturday evening at the National Hockey Center. Sophomore Jeff Buvinow (Turnersville, NJ) scored the lone goal for Brown, which saw its five-game winning streak come to an end.
December 18, 2009
Men's Hockey Delivers Donated Toys to Hasbro Children's Hospital
The Brown men's hockey team, which hosted a Toy Drive spanning three games in December, delivered the donated toys to Hasbro Children's Hospital on Thursday, December 17th. Thanks to the generosity of Bears' hockey fans, Brown was able to donate many needed items to the Children's Hospital for the 2009 Holiday season.
December 9, 2009
Brendan Whittet to be Interviewed During Tonight's Hockey on Campus
Brown men's hockey head coach Brendan Whittet will be interviewed on tonight's "Hockey on Campus" online radio stream. The regular weekly three-hour podcast airs every Wednesday from 7-10 p.m. EST. The nation's most comprehensive college hockey podcast program is co-hosted each week by Bernie Corbett and Paul McNamara. The show can be accessed through the website at www.hockeyoncampus.com and is archived on the site following the live cybercast.
December 8, 2009
Bears Close 2009 Calendar Year on Five-Game Winning Streak after 5-2 Victory over AIC
Brown scored three times in the opening eight minutes and never looked back, as the Brown men's hockey team (5-7-1) closed out the semester with a 5-2 victory over AIC (2-13-1) on Tuesday evening at Meehan Auditorium. Sophomore Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) led the Bears with a goal and two assists, while senior Aaron Volpatti's (Revelstoke, BC) goal at 8:01 of the first would stand as the game-winning goal. The victory stretches Brown's current winning streak to five games, marking the first time that a Bears' hockey team has won five in a row since former Hobey Baker Finalist and All-American Yann Danis '04 was in net during the 2003-04 season.
December 8, 2009
Bears Host AIC in Final Game of Semester
Looking to extend its current four-game winning streak, the Brown men's hockey team (4-7-1) hosts AIC (2-12-1) tonight at 7:00 in a non-league contest. The game marks the fourth game in eight days for the Bears, who will close out the 2009 calendar year tonight. The contest is also Brown's final home game for over a month, as the Bears won't return home until January 29th. Tonight's game is also the last game that Brown will be collecting toys to benefit the Hasbro Children's Hospital. The game will be video streamed via B2 Networks, while fans in the Providence area can tune into the game on AM 790 or listen at www.790thescore.com.
December 8, 2009
Mike Clemente Named Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week
Brown men's hockey sophomore goalie Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA), the current ECAC Goalie of the Week, has been named the Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week.
December 7, 2009
Mike Clemente Named ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week
Brown men's hockey sophomore goalie Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) has been named the ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week for the week ending December 6. With the honor, it marks the third straight week that a Brown player has received one of the three League awards, as freshman Chris Zaires (Aberdeen, NJ) was named Rookie of the Week on November 23 and junior Jesse Fratkin (Burnaby, BC) was named Player of the Week on November 30.
December 5, 2009
Bears Post Fourth Straight Win, 2-1, over #4 Quinnipiac
Defensemen Jeff Buvinow (Turnersville, NJ) and Sean Connauton (Edmonton, ALB) scored a pair of goals and sophomore Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) made 22 saves to lead the Brown men's hockey team (4-7-1, 3-4-1) to a 2-1 victory over #4 Quinnipiac (12-3-0, 7-2-0) on Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium. It was the fourth-straight win for the Bears, who have allowed just four goals during this span, while scoring 17.
December 4, 2009
Bears Win Third Straight, Claim 3-1 Victory over Princeton
Sophomore Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) scored the game-winning goal and added an assist, helping to lead the Brown men's hockey team (3-7-1, 2-4-1) to its third straight victory, a 3-1 decision over Princeton (3-6-1, 2-5-1) on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium. The win equals the Bears' win total from the 2008-09 regular season and also marks the first time since March 2, 2007 that Brown has defeated Princeton.
December 4, 2009
Bears Begin Three-Game Homestand Tonight against Princeton
In the midst of a stretch of playing four games in eight days, the Bears begin a three-game homestand this weekend against Princeton and #4 Quinnipiac. The ECAC weekend marks the final two League games for the Bears, who will close the semester on Tuesday night against AIC. Brown's next League game is not until January 8th when the Bears play a single game at Dartmouth. The Bears' next League weekend is not until January 22-23, when they travel to St. Lawrence and Clarkson, as a single game at Yale sits between the Dartmouth weekend and the trip to the North Country. In conjunction with the three final games of the semester, Brown will be sponsoring a toy drive to benefit the Hasbro Children's Hospital. Any fan who brings a new, unwrapped toy will receive one free admission to the game per toy donated.
December 1, 2009
Bears and Crimson Set to Clash Tonight
After a two-game hiatus from ECAC Hockey action, Brown will face Harvard in a League game this evening, the Bears' final road contest of the semester. The game also marks the start of a tough stretch where Brown will play 4 games in a span of 8 days to close out the 2009 calendar year. The Bears are coming off an 8-1 victory over UConn, and are currently led by freshman Chris Zaires (Aberdeen, NJ), who has 8 points (3g, 5a) on the season.
December 1, 2009
Bears Win Second Straight and Earn First League Win, 4-1 over Harvard
Clinging to a 2-1 lead and on the penalty kill with 1:11 remaining, senior Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) and sophomore Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) scored a pair of short-handed empty net goals 22 seconds apart to ice a 4-1 victory for the Brown mens hockey team (2-7-1, 1-4-1) over Harvard (1-7-2, 1-5-2) on Tuesday evening at the Bright Hockey Center. For the Bears, it was their third straight win over Harvard, as they improve to 3-0-2 in their last five games against the Crimson.
November 30, 2009
Jesse Fratkin Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week
Brown men's hockey junior forward Jesse Fratkin (Burnaby, BC) has been named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending November 29. A wing, Fratkin had six points in the Bears' two games last week, scoring four goals and assisting two others.
November 30, 2009
Mens Ice Hockey to Host Toy Drive to Benefit Hasbro Childrens Hospital
The Brown mens hockey team looks forward to hosting a Toy Drive at its three remaining home games this semester to benefit Providences Hasbro Childrens Hospital. The primary goal of the Toy Drive is to help bring a smile to a child and donate needed items to the hospital as we head into the 2009 Holiday season.
November 28, 2009
Fratkin Hat Trick Leads Brown Past UConn, 8-1, as Bears and Whittet earn First Victory
Junior Jesse Fratkin (Burnaby, BC) scored the first and last goals of the game, while scoring his first career hat trick, as the Brown men's hockey team (1-7-1) exploded for an 8-1 victory over UConn (2-10-2) on Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium. The victory marks head coach Brendan Whittet's first career win behind the Brown bench as is also the highest offensive output in almost exactly six years. The last time a Brown team scored eight goals was on November 29, 2003 in an 8-0 victory over St. Lawrence. Fratkin's hat trick was also the first three-goal game for a Bears' player since Ryan Garbutt '09 had struck three times in a 6-3 win over Quinnipiac on February 3, 2007. In all, six different Bears scored in the game, while 14 different players tallied at least one point, including four players who earned their first career point.
November 24, 2009
Bears Fall to Bentley, 3-2
Bentley (5-5-2) scored a pair of third-period goals four minutes apart to erase a 2-1 deficit and hand the Brown men's hockey team (0-7-1) a 3-2 loss in a non-league contest on Tuesday evening at Meehan Auditorium. A pair of Bears, junior Jesse Fratkin (Burnaby, BC) and sophomore Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) scored their first goals of the season.
November 23, 2009
Chris Zaires Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
Brown University men's hockey forward Chris Zaires (Aberdeen, NJ) has been named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for the week ending November 22. A wing, Zaires had four points in the Bears' two games this week, scoring two goals and assisting two others.
November 21, 2009
Bears Fight Back from 4-1 Deficit to Force Overtime, but Fall, 6-5
Junior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) had two goals, including the game-tying goal, and an assist to lead Brown, but #9 Yale (3-2-2, 2-1-2) scored 2:32 into overtime to claim a 6-5 victory over the Brown men's hockey team (0-6-1, 0-4-1) on Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
November 21, 2009
Bears Set to Host Yale in ECAC Battle Tonight
After one non-league game on Tuesday night, Brown returns home this evening to host Yale in a single ECAC contest against its travel partner. Still in search of their first win of the season, the Bears are also in search of their first victory over the Bulldogs since December of 2006, as Yale has won nine straight games, including five last season. Brown is currently led by senior Jordan Pietrus, who has four goals in six games, while four other players have three points, including senior Aaron Volpatti, who has two goals and an assist.
November 17, 2009
Providence Claims Mayors Cup for Third Straight Year with 4-3 Win over Bears
Brown spotted the Friars a 2-0 first-period lead and despite a valiant third-period comeback attempt, the Bears could never recover, as Providence (6-3-0) earned a 4-3 win over the Brown men's ice hockey team (0-5-1) in the 24th annual Mayor's Cup battle on Tuesday evening at Schneider Arena. Senior Jordan Pietrus (Winnipeg, MAN) led Brown with a pair of goals, while freshman Chris Zaires (Aberdeen, NJ) tallied a goal and an assist.
November 14, 2009
#3 Cornell Cruises Past Brown Men's Hockey, 6-0
Trailing, 3-0, with three minutes left in the game, the Bears pulled goalie Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) in favor of the extra attacker, but #3 Cornell (4-1-0, 3-1-0) exploded for three goals in the final 2:21 to earn a 6-0 victory over the Brown men's hockey team (0-4-1, 0-3-1) on Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
November 13, 2009
Bears Welcome Back Former All-Americans During Home Opening Weekend; Host Colgate and #3 Cornell
After opening the season with three straight road games, the men's hockey team returns home this weekend to host Colgate and #3 Cornell in the Bears' home opening weekend. Brown will look to post not only its first win of the 2009-10 season, but also the first win for head coach Brendan Whittet '94, who returned to Brown this summer for his first season behind the bench.
November 13, 2009
Bears' Third Period Comeback Falls Short in 5-3 Loss to Colgate
Senior Jordan Pietrus (Winnipeg, MAN) scored a pair of third-period goals, but it wasn't enough for Brown to erase a 5-0 deficit as Colgate (5-2-3, 3-0-0) earned a 5-3 victory over the Bears (0-3-1, 0-2-1) in Brown's home opener at Meehan Auditorium.
November 7, 2009
Bears Fall to RPI, 3-1
Rensselaer (6-3-1, 2-0-0) took advantage of two power plays and added a late goal to earn a 3-1 victory over the Brown men's hockey team (0-2-1, 0-1-1) on Saturday evening at Houston Field House. Senior Devin Timberlake (Port Alberni, BC) scored the lone goal for the Bears, netting Brown's first power play goal of the season.
November 6, 2009
Bears Open ECAC Schedule With 3-3 Tie at Union
Mike Schreiber scored the game-tying goal with 6:39 remaining in regulation to lift the Union men's hockey team (3-3-2, 0-0-1) to a 3-3 tie with the Bears (0-1-1, 0-0-1) in the ECAC opener for both teams Friday evening at Messa Rink. Brown led for the majority of the game, up until Schreiber's goal, holding leads of 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, and 3-2.
October 31, 2009
Bears Post 6-1 Exhibition Victory over Ontario Institute of Technology
Five different players scored and nine different Bears earned at least one point, including senior Devin Timberlake (Port Alberni, BC), who notched three assists, to lead the men's ice hockey team to a 6-1 victory over Ontario Institute of Technology in an exhibition game Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
October 30, 2009
Brown Battles #9 Princeton to 1-0 Overtime Defeat in Season Opener
After 60-plus minutes of scoreless action, Marc Hagel's power-play goal 1:16 into overtime lifted the ninth-ranked Princeton men's hockey team (1-0-0) to a 1-0 victory over the Bears (0-1-0) in the season opener for both teams Friday afternoon at Baker Rink. The game counts in the overall record for both teams, but does not count in either the ECAC or Ivy League standings, as it was played as a non-league contest.
October 29, 2009
Whittet Featured on NHL.com
When Brendan Whittet played for Brown from 1990-94, playing for a national championship and winning Ivy League championships weren't uncommon or looked at as unattainable. That's why when he was hired as coach at the school, he wasn't afraid to set such accomplishments as real goals for the program.
October 29, 2009
Men's Hockey Featured in Providence Journal
Heading into his first season as Brown mens hockey coach, Brendan Whittet is confident his team will win its share. But in trying to resurrect a hockey program thats fallen on hard times, the Brown alum and Riverside native wont judge this season solely on wins and losses.
October 28, 2009
Russell Added as Assistant Captain for 2009-2010
Brown junior defenseman Jeremy Russell (St. Albert, ALB) has been named an Assistant Captain for the upcoming season, announced by head coach Brendan Whittet '94. Russell will join current senior captains Jordan Pietrus (Winnipeg, MAN), Devin Timberlake (Port Alberni, BC), and Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) in helping to lead the Bears this season.
October 16, 2009
Brown Men's Ice Hockey Opens Official Practices
PROVIDENCE, RI - Under the direction of first-year head coach Brendan Whittet '94, the Brown men's ice hockey team is set to begin official practices today for its 85th season of collegiate competition. The Bears are eager to begin the new season, as there is a renewed sense of energy and excitement about the team. Helping to lead Brown this year are senior tri-captains Jordan Pietrus, Devin Timberlake, and Aaron Volpatti, as the Bears look to improve upon last season's 12th place finish.
October 15, 2009
Brown Hockey and Basketball Tickets Now on Sale
With the arrival of autumn, theres no better way to catch the excitement of Brown basketball and hockey than by the purchase of Season Ticket Packages and single game tickets, which are now available at the Brown ticket office. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets by filling out the renewal form they received in the mail, order over the phone, or to purchase tickets online at BrownBears.com.
October 9, 2009
Mens Ice Hockey to Host Skate with the Bears
Under the direction of first-year head coach Brendan Whittet '94, the Brown men's ice hockey team is set to begin official practices on Friday, October 16th. In conjunction with the start of the new season, the team is hosting a "Skate with the Bears" on Saturday afternoon, October 24th.
September 4, 2009
Jerry Keefe and Mark White Named Assistant Mens Hockey Coaches
Jerry Keefe and Mark White have been named Brown Mens Ice Hockey assistant coaches, in an announcement made by head coach Brendan Whittet.
July 30, 2009
Brendan Whittet 94 Introduced as New Men's Hockey Coach
East Providence native, Brendan Whittet, a 1994 graduate of Brown University, and an assistant coach at Dartmouth for the past 11 years, has been named the head mens ice hockey coach at Brown in an announcement made by Brown Director of Athletics Michael Goldberger.
July 29, 2009
Press Conference Announcing New Mens Hockey Coach to be Streamed Live on the Internet
Brown University Athletics will announce the selection of a new head men's hockey coach at a press conference on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at the Pizzitola Sports Center's Joukowsky Room, starting at 2:00 p.m.
July 29, 2009
Former Brown Hockey Coach Herb Hammond Passes Away
Former Brown ice hockey coach Herb Hammond passed away on July 23 at his home in Fort Gratiot, MI after battling cancer.
July 13, 2009
Danis 04 Signs With NJ Devils
Former Brown goalie Yann Danis 04 has signed an NHL contract with the New Jersey Devils, announced Friday. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.