Nov. 4, 2006
PROVIDENCE, RI - Junior Jeff Prough (Farmington Hills, MI) scored his first goal of the year with the Bears skating the extra attacker and just 16.4 seconds left in regulation to lift the Brown men's ice hockey team (0-1-2) to a 6-6 tie with Colgate (3-4-2, 0-1-1) in an ECAC Hockey League game Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium. After Colgate held leads of 3-1 after 20 minutes of play, and 3-2 after 40 minutes, the two teams combined for seven goals in a third period that featured two lead changes, four ties, and six goals in the final 9:31 of play.
The game didn't start so well for the Bears, who fell behind 3-1 after the first 20 minutes of action as Colgate scored one goal of each type. The Raiders first struck on the power-play at 7:49. Then, with Brown on a power-play midway through the period, Mark Anderson tallied a short-handed goal at 12:08 to give Colgate a 2-0 lead.
However, just 1:32 later, at 13:40, senior Sean Dersch (Edmonton, ALB) scored his first of the season to bring Brown to within one. But David Sloane tallied his first of the year 3:17 later to give the visiting team a 3-1 lead.
Junior Sean Hurley (Rutland, VT) scored on the power-play at 15:23 of the second period as Brown again cut the deficit to one, heading into the final period of play with Colgate leading, 3-2.
Sophomore Mike Stuart (Rome, NY) blasted a shot from the right point that beat Colgate's Mark Dekanich through the five-hole 2:49 into the third period, tying the game at 3-3 with his first career goal. Junior Paul Baier (North Kingstown, RI) gave Brown its first lead of the night, 4-3, scoring off a pass from Stuart at 10:29 that started the wild end to the game.
Tyler Burton, who finished the night with a goal and three assists for Colgate, knotted the game at 4-4 1:29 later. However, less than a minute later, at 12:52, Hurley skated coast-to-coast and added his second goal of the game to regain the lead for the Bears.
Marc Fulton scored back-to-back goals 1:29 apart to regain a lead for Colgate and the Raiders appeared headed for their first League win of the season.
However, Brown pulled sophomore Mark Sibbald (Ridgeway, ONT) with 51 seconds remaining for the extra attacker and Prough deflected the puck past Dekanich off a feed from senior Brian Ihnacak (Toronto, ONT) to lift the Bears to the tie.
Brown dominated the game, outshooting Colgate 50-27, including a 4-1 margin in the extra period. The six goal outburst is also the most for Brown since posting a 7-4 win over RPI in the 2005 ECACHL playoffs.
Sibbald finished with 21 saves, while Dekanich posted 44, including 19 in the third period. Brown will take a break from ECACHL action next weekend when they host Wayne State in a two-game series Friday at 7:00 and Saturday at 2:00.