8 - Joe Bauer
Joe Bauer
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Apple Valley, MN
High School: Apple Valley
Position: F
Captain

A talented forward who is also one of the top penalty killers on the team, Joe Bauer can also play defense. He has a natural scoring ability and will help lead the offense this season.

2004-2005: One of five Bears to play in all 33 games ... Tallied 3-2-5 numbers on the season with eight penalty minutes ... Notched an assist on Ihnacak's empty-net goal in 4-1 win at St. Lawrence ... Earned an assist on Santini's game-winning goal in 4-1 win over Merrimack ... Scored his first goal of the season to give Brown a 2-0 lead in 5-2 win over AIC ... Scored his second goal of the year, the game-winner, in 5-1 victory over Providence College, as Brown won its first Mayor's Cup since the 2000-2001 season ... Scored Brown's first goal in 5-2 win over Clarkson ... One of five Bears named to ECACHL All-Academic Squad.

2003-2004: Played in all 31 games as a sophomore ... Notched seven points (1g, 6a), including four points in ECACHL contests ... Also had a "+4" rating and four penalty minutes ... Tallied his first career points, two assists, in Brown's 3-1 win at Vermont ... Added two more assists in the next game, a 6-0 win over Yale ... Scored his first career goal in 1-1 tie with UConn, earning 3rd Star honors ... Earned an assist on Crosty's first career goal in 6-2 win over Merrimack ...Also tallied an assist in the Bears' season-ending 3-2 overtime loss to Harvard in game-two of the ECACHL Quarterfinals ... One of 11 Bears named to the ECAChl All-Academic Squad.

2002-2003: Bauer played in three games as a rookie, dressing one game on defense ... Made his collegiate debut against RPI in November ... Also played against Iona and at RPI, dressing as a defenseman.

Before Brown: Bauer spent four years (1998-2002) as a member of the varsity hockey team at Apple Valley high school, alma mater of head coach Roger Grillo. The team captain his junior and senior seasons, Bauer was a two-time team MVP. Bauer was also an All-Conference selection twice during his career. The Rookie of the Year as a freshman, Bauer helped to lead Apple Valley to the Lake Conference Championship title as a senior. Led the team with 14 goals and 32 assists as a senior, posting 10 goals and 30 assists as a junior. Bauer also played baseball and ran cross country.

Personal: Joseph Anthony Bauer is the son of Tom and Mary Bauer of Apple Valley, Minnesota ... Born in 1983 ... Joe has three brothers, Matt, Jim, and Ben, and a sister, Becky ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Interests: Swimming, Broomball ... Major: Business Economics.

GP G A PTS PPG SHG GWG Pen/Min
2002-03 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
2003-04 31 1 6 7 0 0 0 2/4
2004-05 33 3 2 5 0 0 1 4/8
TOTALS 67 4 8 12 0 0 1 6/12