February 21, 2004

Three Goal Second Period Lifts Clarkson Past #13 Brown, 3-2

Feb. 21, 2004

POTSDAM, NY - The Brown men's ice hockey team (14-8-5, 12-6-2) dropped its third game in a row, falling to Clarkson (12-15-5, 7-11-2), 3-2, in an ECAC contest, Saturday evening at Cheel Arena. With the loss, Brown falls to second place in the ECAC, two points behind first-place Colgate, and one point ahead of Cornell and Dartmouth, who are tied for third.

Looking for their first goal in just about 160:00 of hockey, the Bears came out flying against the Golden Knights, outshooting them 13-1 during the first 11:00 of the game.

However, two shots would be all Brown would need during this time to take a 1-0 lead. After a Clarkson defensive turnover, senior Pascal Denis (Magog, QUE) picked up the puck in the slot and fed sophomore Cory Caouette (Spruce Grove, ALB), who was all along. Caouette one-timed the puck past Clarkson's Dustin Traylen just 57 seconds into the game for the early 1-0 Brown lead.

However, less than four minutes into the second period, Clarkson knotted the game at 1-1 when Jean Desrochers flipped the puck up and over senior Hobey Baker candidate Yann Danis' (Saint Jerome, QUE) right shoulder. At 10:54 of the same period, the Golden Knights took a 2-1 lead on a Tristan Lush power-play goal. Less than one minute later, Jay Latulippe gave Clarkson a 3-1 lead with another power-play goal, just 18 seconds into the man-advantage.

Brown closed the Clarkson lead to 3-2 when senior Nick Ringstad (Fairbanks, AK) won the face-off back to junior Paul Crosty (Edmonton, ALB) who fired the puck past Traylen at 12:43 of the third period. The power-play goal was the Bears' first on the man-advantage since the Yale game on February 7.

Brown pulled Danis with 1:05 remaining in the game, but could not get the extra-attacker goal for the final 3-2.

Danis made 27 saves for the Bears, including 18 in the second period. Brown will look to bounce back from a 0-3-1 skid when it continues next weekend, hosting Dartmouth and Vermont in the final regular season weekend of the year.

#13 BROWN 1 0 1 x - 2
CLARKSON 0 3 0 x - 3

First period - BR, Cory Caouette (Pascal Denis), 0:57.
Penalties - BR, 2-4; CL, 4-8.

Second period - CL, Jean Desrochers (Tristan Lush), 3:14;
CL (PPG), Tristan Lush (Nathan Beausoleil, Chris Brekelmans), 10:54;
CL (PPG), Jay Latulippe (Mac Faulkner, Chris Blight), 11:42.
Penalties - BR, 3-6; CL, 1-2.

Third period - BR (PPG), Paul Crosty (Nick Ringstad), 12:43.
Penalties - BR, 5-10; CL, 4-8.

Saves
BR, Yann Danis, 5-18-4-x - 27 (59:02);
CL, Dustin Traylen, 17-8-4-x - 29 (60:00)

Records -BR, 14-8-5 (12-6-2);
CL, 12-15-5 (7-11-2)

Power-Play
BR, 1-8; CL, 2-8

Attendance:
2,672 (Cheel Arena)