Bears Shutout, 2-0, at #19 Harvard
Nov. 20, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, MA - #19 Harvard (6-2-0, 5-2-0) scored two goals in the first period en route to a 2-0 victory over the Brown men's ice hockey team (2-4-0, 2-4-0) in an ECAC Hockey League and Ivy League contest on Sunday afternoon at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center.
For the second game in a row and for the fourth time this season, the Bears found themselves down 1-0 early in the game. Sophomore Seth Seidman (Milton, MA) took a high-sticking penalty at 2:24 and just six seconds after he returned to the ice, Dave Watters, who was planted on the right post, knocked a feed from Ryan Maki into the back of the net. That goal would be all the Crimson would need for the victory.
Brown had a five-on-three advantage for over a minute at 8:43 of the first, but couldn't capitalize despite several close chances, and at 16:17, the Crimson took a 2-0 lead when Dan Murphy's tipped a shot from Dan Murphy behind a screened Adam D'Alba (Glencoe, IL).
The two teams played a scoreless second period, with the game becoming a defensive battle. Brown pulled D'Alba with 1:54 left to play for the extra attacker, but the Bears couldn't get past the Harvard defense as the Crimson held on for the 2-0 win.
D'Alba finished with 28 saves. The Bears take a break from ECAC Hockey League action when they travel to St. Cloud, Minnesota for a pair of non-league games against the Huskies next Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26.
BROWN 0 0 0 - 0
HARVARD 2 0 0 - 2
First period - H, Dave Watters (Ryan Maki, Paul Dufault), 4:30; H, Dan Murphy (Charlie Johnson, Jon Pelle), PPG, 16:17. Penalties -B, 4-8; H, 2-4.
Second period - No Scoring. Penalties -B, 3-6; H, 4-8.
Third period - No Scoring. Penalties - B, 1-2; H, 1-2.
B, Adam D'Alba (58:21), 10-12-6-x - 28; H, John Daigneau (60:00), 12-8-15-x - 35.