Brown Defeats Union, 3-2, Halting Three-Game Skid

Feb. 7, 2003

SCHENECTADY, NY -Brown (10-9-2, 8-6-1) scored 8:31 into the contest and never trailed as the Bears handed Union (12-12-4, 8-6-2) a 3-2 loss in an ECAC men's ice hockey contest Friday evening at Union's Achilles Rink. Chris Legg (London, ONT) scored his second goal of the season. Sophomore Paul Crosty (Edmonton, ALB) sent the puck down the right side of the ice to senior Jason Wilson (LaSalle, ONT). Wilson hit Legg with a centering pass and the Legg one-timed the puck past Union's Kris Mayotte, giving Brown the early lead.

After having scored just one goal in each of their past three games, the Bears opened up the 1-0 game by scoring two goals in the first 4:02 of the third. Senior Keith Kirley (Leverett, MA), who was on the doorstep, took a pass from sophomore Les Haggett (Norwood, NY) and knocked the puck into the back of the net for a power-play goal just 2:50 into the period. Junior Scott Ford (Fort St. John, BC) also earned an assist on the goal.

Just 1:12 later, Wilson stole the puck on a Union clearing attempt from a Dutchmen blueliner and beat Mayotte one-on-one as Brown took a 3-0 lead at 4:02 of the final period.

The Dutchmen ended Brown's shutout bid, which would have been the Bears' fifth of the season, at 12:14 of the final period when Brian Kerr finally solved Yann Danis (Saint-Jerome, QUE), getting Union on the board after Danis had stopped the first 19 shots he had faced.

Union pulled their goalie with 1:47 remaining and added an extra-man goal with 1:1- left to play, but the Brown defense kept Union off the board for the final minute and ten seconds, earning a 3-2 win while snapping a three-game skid and halting Union's five-game winning streak.

For the game, Danis stopped 23 shots. Brown, who has moved into a tie for fifth place in the ECAC, continues action tomorrow night in a 7:00 p.m. contest at Rensselaer.

BROWN			1	0	2	x	--	3
UNION 0 0 2 x - 2

First period - B, Chris Legg (Jason Wilson, Paul Crosty), 8:31.
Penalties -BR, 2-4; U, 1-2.

Second period - No Scoring. Penalties - BR, 1-2; U, 0-0.

Third period - B (PPG), Keith Kirley (Les Haggett, Scott Ford), 2:50;
B, Jason Wilson (unassisted), 4:02;
U, Brian Kerr (Randy Dagenais), 12:14;
U (6x5), Jordan Webb (Joel Beal, Scott Seney), 18:50.
Penalties - BR, 1-2; U, 2-4.

Saves
BR, Yann Danis, 11-6-6 - 23 (60:00); U, Kris Mayotte, 3-6-3 - 12 (59:02).

Records - BR, 10-9-2, 8-6-1; U, 12-12-4, 8-6-2

Attendance - 1,862 (Achilles Rink).