November 6, 2004

Bears Drop 7-2 Decision to #12 Cornell

Nov. 6, 2004

Box Score

ITHACA, NY - The Brown men's ice hockey team (0-2-1, 0-2-1) dropped a 7-2 decision to Cornell (4-0-0, 2-0-0), which had outscored its opponents 16-2 coming into the game, in an ECACHL and Ivy League contest on Saturday evening at Lynah Rink.

Coming off Friday's disappointing 3-2 overtime loss at Colgate, the Bears fell behind early as Cornell took a 1-0 lead just 4:53 into the contest. The Big Red increased their lead to 2-0 on a power-play goal at 9:05 of the period, in which they outshot Brown 15-5.

However, a 5-minute penalty to Cornell at the end of the first period gave the Bears a power-play for over three minutes at the start of the second. Freshman Jeff Prough (Farmington Hills, MI) capitalized for Brown with his first career goal just 3:19 into the frame. His power-play tally was assisted by freshman David Robertson (Saunderstown, RI), who earned his first career point, and senior Chris Swon (Mendham, NJ).

But Cornell struck back with a goal just 1:58 later to regain the two-goal advantage. Robertson then tallied his first career goal, at 14:16, off an assist from sophomore Brian Ihnacak (Toronto, ONT) as Brown again cut the deficit to one goal, but that was as close as the Bears would get in the game.

Before the final whistle of the second period, at 17:16, the Big Red tallied their fourth of the game to take a 4-2 lead heading into the third frame. Cornell, which outshot Brown 40-25 for the game, scored three more in the final period for the final 7-2.

Senior Scott Rowan (Vernon, BC) stopped a career-high 13 in the first 20:00. The Bears will look for their first win of the season this Friday when they host Princeton in a 7:00 p.m. ECACHL and Ivy League contest.

BROWN		0	2	0	x	-	2
#12 CORNELL 2 2 3 x - 7

First period - C, Sawada (Pegoraro, Cam Abbott), 4:53;
C (PPG), Hynes (Moulson, Scott), 9:05.
Penalties - BR, 1-2; C, 4-19.
Second period - B (PPG), Prough (David Robertson, Swon), 3:19;
C, Pegoraro (Cam Abbott, O'Byrne), 5:17;
B, David Robertson (Ihnacak), 14:16;
C, Iggulden, 17:16. Penalties - BR, 1-2; C, 2-4.
Third period - C, Moulson (Krantz, Scott), 3:46;
C (PPG), Moulson, 11:26;
C, Varteressian (Pokulok, McCutcheon), 17:16. Penalties - BR, 4-8; C, 2-4.

Saves
BR, Scott Rowan, 13-10-10-x - 33 (60:00);
C, David McKee, 5-9-9-x - 23 (59:22).

Records -BR, 0-2-1 (0-2-1); C, 4-0-0 (2-0-0)