Bear-ing Its All: Brown Has Something to Build on After Championship Game Loss

by Joshua Seguin/Staff Writer

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Brown made it to its first ECAC final since 1993 and gave eventual champion, Union, everything it could handle and then some. Despite going down 3-0, early in the second period the Bears continued to claw and fight. It cut into the lead, then had a big shot edge in the third period.

It wasn't enough for the seventh-seeded Brown, which fell short of magical ECAC title.

"It's athletics, it's life," said Brown coach Brendan Whittet. "We worked as hard as we possibly could and sometimes things don't go the way you envision them. It's a lesson for the boys, its really hard. There is a family of guys that are devastated because they had a vision and that vision was to win the ECAC championship. We didn't accomplish that but there is nothing to hang their head about. We tried to create our breaks but didn't get enough of them."

The Bears went back to Providence as the runner up in the ECAC, not bad for a team that went under .500 in conference games during the regular season; definitely not a thing to be ashamed of. The season was also one of the most successful in recent memory for the program, a program on the rise.

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Pictured: Captain Dennis Robertson '14 battles for possession in the ECAC Championship Game. Photo by Mike Manger.