Bears Fall to Yale, 2-0, in Season-Opener

Oct. 27, 2007

NEW HAVEN, CT - The Brown men's ice hockey team (0-1-0) dropped a 2-0 decision to Yale (1-1-0) in its 2007-2008 season opener on Saturday evening at Ingalls Rink. The contest, which will count as a non-league game, was the final game of the first-ever shootout at Ingalls.

Action was slow going at first. After a scoreless first period, both teams picked up the pace in what quickly became a hard-hitting second frame. Yet it wasn't until 16:11 into the period that the 0-0 tie was broken. David Germain sent a cycling pass behind the net to Matt Nelson, who batted it to a streaking Jean-Francois Boucher. Boucher one-timed the pass on net and then picked up his own rebound just in time to hammer it past sophomore Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY).

The Bulldogs added to their lead at 8:46 of the third period when Mike Matczak capitalized on a failed Brown clear by firing a quick shot on net. Rosen kicked the puck out directly to Karwoski, who was crashing the net and tipped in the rebound for his second goal of the year.

Yale went on the power play late in the third, which prevented Brown from pulling their goalie to try to even the score.

Brown was outshot, 32-18 for the game as Rosen finished with 30 saves, including 15 in the third period. The Bears open ECAC Hockey action this weekend when they travel to Albany to face Union and RPI.