October 31, 2008

Bears Drop Opener to #10 Princeton, 4-1

Oct. 31, 2008

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, RI - 10th-ranked Princeton (1-0-0) used a two-goal second period to break open a 1-1 game and post a 4-1 victory over the Brown men's ice hockey team (0-1-0) on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium. The game was the second of two played on Friday afternoon in day one action of the Showcase at Meehan. In the earlier game, Yale came away with a 3-1 exhibition win over Ontario Institute of Technology.

The Tigers grabbed a 1-0 lead at 11:36 of the first period when Brett Wilson tipped a Brad Schroeder shot from the left point past junior Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY) with Princeton on the man-advantage.

However, just 1:10 later, Brown tied the contest when senior Ryan Garbutt (Winnipeg, MAN) scored just two seconds into a Brown power-play to tie the game at 1-1. Junior Devin Timberlake (Port Alberni, BC) won the face-off back to senior Matt Vokes (Auburn, MA), who redirected the puck across to Garbutt in the high slot. Garbutt one-timed the shot past Zane Kalemba for his first goal of the season.

Mark Magnowski broke the tie with what would prove to be the game-winning goal with another power-play goal at 8:03 of the second. Rosen made back-to-back stops on Cam Ritchie and Matt Godlewski, but couldn't corral the rebound and Magnowski, lying on his stomach, swatted the puck into the near side of the net for the 2-1 lead.

Just 2:50 later, the Bears got caught in an extended defensive zone shift and could not clear the zone, which led to the Tigers' third goal, scored by Lee Jubinville.

Brown failed to find a rhythm in the second period, spending a large portion of the period on the penalty kill, as the Bears were whistled for eight minutes in penalties and Princeton used that advantage to build a 15-3 margin in shots on goal for the period.

Magnowski capped the scoring at 5:35 of the third period, flipping the puck over Rosen.

For the game, Princeton outshot Brown, 38-13, as Rosen finished the night with 34 saves, including 13 in the second period. Zane Kalemba recorded 12 saves for the Tigers.

Brown returns to action tomorrow evening in the second day of the Showcase at Meehan. The Bears will host Yale in a 7:37 contest. Game video will be streamed live on the internet, while the audio will be aired both over the internet and locally on AM790 WPRV. Princeton and UOIT will meet up in the 4:30 game.