Special Teams the Difference in Bears' 5-4 Exhibition Victory over Concordia
Oct. 28, 2005
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's ice hockey team (0-0-0) hosted Concordia on Friday, October 28, in an exhibition contest and earned a 5-4 victory behind two power-play goals apiece from sophomore Jeff Prough (Farmington Hills, MI) and junior Sean Dersch (Edmonton, ALB). The game was the final pre-season tune-up for Brown, which officially opens its season next Friday, November 4, when it hosts Colgate at 7:00 p.m.
Prough gave Brown an early 1-0 lead, when he scored his first power-play goal just 2:50 into the contest. Freshman Eric Slais (Fenton, MO) sent the puck to sophomore Sean Hurley (Rutland, VT), who was just inside the blueline. Hurley fired a wrist shot from dead center and Prough, who was on the right post, tipped the puck in for the lead.
The Bears' lead was erased at 10:35, when Concordia added a power-play goal of its own. Just 1:12 into the second period, the Stingers took their only lead of the game on a second power-play goal, scoring with a four-on-three advantage.
Exactly three minutes later, senior Cory Caouette (Devon, ALB) scored the Bears' only even strength goal of the night, when he tipped the puck into the net off a shot from Hurley, who gained control of the puck on a failed clearing attempt by Concordia.
Concordia came to within one goal at 8:12 of the third, scoring its third power-play goal, but Dersch regained the two-goal cushion for Brown with his second power-play goal at 10:16 of the third. The Stingers scored their only even strength goal of the night with 4:03 left to play, for the 5-4 final.
BROWN 1 3 1 - 5
CONCORDIA 1 1 2 - 4
First period - B (PPG), Jeff Prough (Sean Hurley, Eric Slais), 2:50; C (PPG), Yannick Noiseux (Bruno Champagne, Sebastian Corbeil), 10:35. Penalties - B, 3-6; C, 4-8.
Second period - C (PPG), Trevor Hawkins (Karl Gagne, Frederick Faucher), 1:12; B, Cory Caouette (Sean Hurley); B (PPG), Jeff Prough (Sean Dersch), 13:48; B (PPG), Sean Dersch (Jeff Prough, Adam Tichauer), 19:07. Penalties - B, 1-2; C, 2-4.
Third period - C (PPG), Karl Gagne (Joey D'Amico, Derek Legault), 8:12; B (PPG), Sean Dersch (Eric Slais, Jeff Prough), 10:16; C, Philippe Lacasse (Maxime Isabel), 15:57. Penalties - B, 2-4; C, 1-2.