November 25, 2003

Hobey Baker Candidate Danis Makes 39 Saves in 1-1 Tie With Providence in 18th Annual Mayor's Cup

Nov. 25, 2003

PROVIDENCE, RI - Senior goalie Yann Danis (Saint Jerome, QUE) stopped a season-high 39 shots for Brown (4-1-1) while earning a 1-1 tie with cross-town rival Providence College (6-5-2), Tuesday evening at Schneider Arena in the 18th Annual Mayor's Cup.

After a scoreless first period, during which Brown killed off three Providence power-plays, the Bears got on the board first at 10:59 of the second stanza on their second power-play opportunity of the night. Senior Brent Robinson (Pointe Claire, QUE), who was behind the net, hit junior Les Haggett (Norwood, NY), who was streaking down in the slot, with the puck. Haggett fired the puck into the back of the net off the left post as Brown grabbed a 1-0 lead.

Providence put the pressure on Brown early in the third period and tied the game at 1-1 less than two minutes into the final period. Torry Gajda beat senior Yann Danis (Saint Jerome, QUE) five-hole from the right face-off circle for his seventh goal of the season, knotting the game at 1-1 at 1:54.

The two teams played a scoreless overtime and for just the second time in the 18 meetings in the Mayor's Cup series, the two teams finish as co-champions. The only other tie in the Mayor's Cup series came in 1993.

For the game, Danis, a Hobey Baker Candidate, stopped a season-high 39 shots in net. Brown continues action on Friday, November 28, when it hosts ECAC opponent Clarkson in a 7:00 p.m. contest at Meehan Auditorium.

BROWN 0 1 0 0 - 1
PROVIDENCE 0 0 1 0 - 1

First period - No Scoring. Penalties - B, 3-6; P, 0-0.

Second period - B (PPG), Les Haggett (Brent Robinson), 10:59.
Penalties - B, 2-4; P, 4-8.

Third period - P (PPG), Torry Gajda (James Pemberton, Chris Chaput), 1:54.
Penalties - B, 2-4; P, 1-2.

Overtime - No scoring. No Penalties.

Saves
BR, Yann Danis, 5-10-18-6 - 39 (65:00);
P, David Cacciola, 9-8-8-1 - 26 (65:00).

Records - BR, 4-1-1;P, 6-5-3

Power-Play
BR, 1-3; P, 1-5.

Attendance - 2,120 (Schneider Arena).