Men's Icers Suffer Third Straight 3-1 Loss in Hard-Fought Battle Against Ivy Foe Harvard

Jan. 31, 2003

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Harvard (13-6-1, 12-3-0) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal just 42 seconds after Brown (9-9-2, 7-6-1) had tied the game, handing the Bears a 3-1 loss in an ECAC and Ivy League men's ice hockey contest Friday evening at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center.

After nearly an entire period of scoreless action, the Crimson took a 1-0 lead with 4:27 left to play on a power-play goal by Noah Welsh, who fired the puck past Brown's Yann Danis (Saint-Jerome, QUE) from between the two face-off circles.

Both teams came out on fire in the second period as senior Paul Esdale (Edmonton, ALB) skate coast-to-coast with the puck taking a shot that bounced out to junior Brent Robinson (Pointe Claire, QUE), who knocked the rebound in for his eighth goal of the season just 1:12 into the period.

However, just 42 seconds later, Harvard regained the one-goal advantage as leading scorer Tim Pettit walked in alone and beat Danis.

The Bears had a five-on-three opportunity at the 6:41 mark of the second period, but were unable to capitalize with the extra men, thanks in large part to Harvard's Dov Grumet-Morris, who made eight saves for the Crimson in the two-minute span. Harvard added an empty-netter with 37 seconds left, sealing the 3-1 victory over the Bears, Brown's third straight 3-1 loss.

For the game, Danis stopped a season-high 49 shots. Brown continues action next weekend as the Bears travel to the Capital District for a pair of ECAC games at Union (Friday) and Rensselaer (Saturday).

BROWN			0	1	0	x	--	1
HARVARD 1 1 1 x - 3

First period - H (PPG), Noah Welsh (Dominic Moore, Brett Nowak), 15:33.
Penalties -BR, 1-2; H, 3-6.

Second period - BR, Brent Robinson (Paul Esdale), 1:12;
H, Tim Pettit (Brendan Bernakevitch, Kenny Smith), 1:54.
Penalties - BR, 2-4; H, 2-4.

Third period - H (ENG), Tom Cavanagh (Tim Pettit).
Penalties - BR, 5-10; H, 3-6.

Saves
BR, Yann Danis, 12-21-16 - 49 (59:34);
H, Dov Grumet-Morris, 8-14-10 - 32 (60:00).

Records - BR, 9-9-2, 7-6-1; H, 13-6-1, 12-3-0

Attendance - 2,230 (Bright Hockey Center).