Feb. 2, 2007
PROVIDENCE, RI - Freshman Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) scored his third goal in five games just 28 seconds into the second period to give Brown (8-9-5, 4-8-3) a 1-0 lead, but Princeton (9-10-3, 6-7-2) answered before the end of the period to earn a 1-1 tie with the Bears. The game marks the fourth straight time the two teams have played to overtime, tying twice last season, before the Tigers earned a 3-2 overtime win in Princeton earlier this year.
After a sluggish first period during which the Bears were outshot, 10-6, Brown's top line of Volpatti, freshman Devin Timberlake (Port Alberni, BC), and senior assistant captain Antonin Roux (Danville, QUE) provided the game's first goal just 28 seconds into the period. Roux fired a shot on net that Princeton's B.J. Sklapsky saved, but the rebound bounced right out to Volpatti in the slot and he knocked the puck into the back of the net, stick-side, for the 1-0 lead.
However, Princeton outshot Brown, 17-5, during the rest of the period and finally solved freshman goalie Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY) at 15:13 of the second when Mark Magnowski knocked the rebound of a Lee Jubinville shot over Rosen.
The Tigers continued to dominate, holding a 47-19 advantage in shots for the game, but Rosen was up to the task, stopping 46 shots, one-shy of his career-high, including several late in the game. Sklapsky made 18 saves for the Tigers.
The Bears return to action tomorrow evening when they host ECACHL-leading Quinnipiac, currently ranked 18th in the poll, in a 7:00 p.m. contest.