Feb. 14, 2003
PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown (10-10-3, 8-7-2) and Cornell (19-4-1, 14-2-1), ranked #2 in the country, played to a 2-2 overtime tie in an ECAC and Ivy League men's ice hockey contest Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
After an entire period of scoreless action, Brown took a 1-0 lead at 12:13 of the middle period with a power-play goal by junior Brent Robinson (Pointe Claire, QUE). Junior Scott Ford (Fort St. John, BC) sent the puck across the blueline, from right to left, to senior Paul Esdale (Edmonton, ALB). Esdale one-timed the puck back to Robinson who was on the top of the right face-off circle and the Bears' leading scorer ripped a shot past Cornell's David LeNeveu.
However, just 4:26 the Big Red knotted the contest with a goal of their own, solving Brown's Yann Danis (Saint-Jerome, QUE), who had made 23 shots up until that point.
Cornell grabbed a 2-1 lead at 11:08 of the final period, but the Bears were not to be outdone and sophomore sophomore Les Haggett (Norwood, NY) scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season to knot the game at 2-2 with 4:28 left in the game, sending the contest into overtime as Brown played its second overtime game in a row. Danis and the rest of the Bears remained strong in the extra period, as Danis stopped seven of his game-high 44 shots in overtime.
Brown, which is now in a three-way tie for fourth place in the ECAC with Union and Dartmouth continues action tomorrow night when it hosts Colgate at 7:00 p.m. at Meehan Auditorium in a crucial ECAC contest.
CORNELL 0 1 1 0 - 2
BROWN 0 1 1 0 -- 2
First period - No Scoring. Penalties -BR, 2-4; C, 0-0.
BR, Yann Danis, 14-12-11-7 - 44 (65:00); C, David LeNeveu, 6-8-6-1 - 21 (65:00).
Records - BR, 10-10-3, 8-7-2; C, 19-4-1, 14-2-1.
Attendance - 2,533 (Meehan Auditorium).