Bears Travel to Upstate New York for Games at St. Lawrence & Clarkson
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This Weekend: In the midst of a stretch of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests, Brown travels to the North Country this weekend to face St. Lawrence and Clarkson in a pair of 7:00 p.m. games. After winning three straight games to start the second half of the year, Brown will look to get back in the win column after posting an 0-1-1 record at home last weekend. The Bears remain in 11th place in the ECAC Hockey standings with 7 points, one point behind ninth place (currently occupied by Clarkson & St. Lawrence) and four points out of 4th place (currently occupied by Union).
This Date Historically Speaking: All-time, Brown is 6-9-1 in games played on January 13th, including a 4-8-1 record in away games. All-time, Brown is 11-4-1 on January 14th, including a 6-4-1 record in away games. Brown has never faced St. Lawrence on January 13th nor Clarkson on January 14th, though the Bears did make the trip to the North Country on January 14th and 15th, 2000. Brown fell to St. Lawrence, 6-3, on 1/14/00 and then dropped a 4-1 decision at Clarkson on 1/15/00.
Last Time Out: The Bears saw their three-game winning streak come to an end last weekend, falling to Princeton, 3-2 in overtime, on Friday and tying Quinnipiac, 2-2, on Saturday. Senior Jack Maclellan led Brown figuring into all four of the Bears goals over the weekend, as he scored one goal each night and assisted on the other Brown goal each night. Maclellan has scored at least one goal in each of the Bears' last six games and has posted 1-1-2 numbers in each of the last four. Maclellan's rookie linemates, Ryan Jacobson and Matt Lorito also stretched their respective consecutive game scoring streaks, as Jacobson (5g, 6a in last six games) had 1-1-2 numbers with a point each night, and Lorito (2g, 8a in last five games) earned 0-3-3 numbers with a pair of assists on Friday and another assist on Saturday. Sophomore Dennis Robertson also scored against Quinnipiac for his first goal of the season, while his defensive partner, sophomore Matt Wahl, earned points for the fourth and fifth straight games with an assist each night. Senior Mike Clemente recorded 24 saves in the loss to Princeton on Friday, while sophomore Marco De Filippo stopped 32 shots in the tie with Quinnipiac on Saturday.
Brown vs. St. Lawrence: Brown and St. Lawrence have met 73 times, with the Saints leading the all-time series, 38-26-9. St. Lawrence won the very first meeting, 6-3, on 12/19/52. In the early part of the series, St. Lawrence dominated Brown, winning eight straight games from 1981-1985 and going 10-0-2 from 2/13/87-1/9/93. Since the 1993 game, Brown has earned a 20-13-7 record, including a 12-8-4 record since the 2001-2002 season. In addition, Brown has also earned at least one point against the Saints in each of the past 19 seasons, winning at least one game in 14 of the past 19 years, including a pair of wins (2-1 & 5-1) last season. Senior Jack Maclellan is Brown's statistical leader against the Saints with 5 points (2g, 3a) in seven career games, while junior Chris Zaires adds 1-3-4 totals in five career games.
Scouting St. Lawrence: The Saints enter Friday's game at Brown following a weekend split with Minnesota State in which they won, 4-3, on Friday, and lost, 3-1, on Saturday. Friday's win over the Mavericks came at the end of a five-game unbeaten streak for St. Lawrence, which went 3-0-2, dating back to December 10th. The Saints are led by junior Kyle Flanagan, who has 22 points (10g, 12a) in 13 games, while sophomore Greg Carey adds 18 points (4g, 14a) in 21 games. Four other players have posted at least 10 points on the season, while an additional 15 have earned at least one point. Flanagan also leads the team with 7 power play goals, while four players are tied for second with three power play goals. Sophomore Matt Weninger has seen the majority of time in net and has earned a 3.00 GAA with a .895 save percentage in 18 games (7-9-2). Senior Robby Moss has played in five games (2.98/.899), while junior David Grilk has played in one game (9.00/.700).
Brown vs. Clarkson: Brown and Clarkson have met 78 times, with the Golden Knights leading the all-time series, 57-15-6, including sweeping the season series a year ago. Brown won the first meeting, 6-5, in a neutral site game played at St. Lawrence on 12/20/52. Clarkson
dominated Brown in the early part of the series, winning 13 straight games from 1981-1987 and going 21-0-5 from 3/7/92-11/30/01. Since the 2001 game, Brown has found some success, earning a 7-11-1 record, including sweeping the series (for the first time since 2004-05) with a pair of 3-2 wins in 2009-10, as the first win that year snapped a 7-game Clarkson winning streak. Senior Jeff Buvinow is Brown's statistical leader against the Golden Knights with three points (1g, 2a) in six career games, while four other players have posted two career points.
Scouting Clarkson: The Golden Knights enter Friday night's contest against Yale with a 9-10-4 record and a 3-4-2 mark in the ECAC. Currently in the midst of a four-game losing streak, the Golden Knights dropped a neutral site game to North Dakota, 3-1, in their only game last weekend. Clarkson's last victory was a 5-3 win over St. Lawrence on December 6th. The Golden Knights are led by senior Louke Oakley, who has 18 points (8g, 10a) in 21 games, while senior Nick Tremblay adds 16 points (9g, 7a) in 21 games. Five other players have reached double digits in scoring, while an additional 15 have posted at least one point. Sophomore Ben Sexton leads the team with four power play goals, while Oakley leads Clarkson with three game-winning goals. Senior Paul Karpowich has played the majority of time in net this season and has earned a 1.98 GAA with a .937 save percentage in 21 games (9-8-4). Senior Richie LaVeau has appeared in two games (0-1-0) and has a 3.93 GAA and an .864 save percentage, while junior Cody Rosen has played in one game (0-1-0) and has an 8.73 GAA with a .789 save percentage.
Pictured: Matt Wahl '14, who leads the Bears with 11 assists. Photo by DSPics.net.