Dec. 21, 2005
PROVIDENCE, RI - Despite outshooting Sacred Heart (9-6-1) 29-21 for the game, the Brown men's ice hockey team (2-9-1) spotted the Pioneers three goals in the opening 20:00, falling to Sacred Heart, 5-1, in the first round of the Providence College Hockey Holiday Classic.
The Pioneers took a 1-0 lead just 2:47 into the game when Kyle Tyll netted his first career goal just five seconds into a Sacred Heart power-play. With freshman Mike Stuart (Rome, NY) in the box for obstruction-holding, the Pioneers won the face-off to senior Kevin Kliman's (Toronto, ONT) left and Kalen Wright took a quick shot from the point that Kliman saved. However, the rebound bounced out to Tyll on the far post and he one-timed it into the back of the net.
Sacred Heart increased its lead to 2-0 when Dave Grimson fired the puck over Kliman's right shoulder and Pierre-Luc O'Brien gave the Pioneers a 3-0 lead with just one second left in the period.
Sophomore Adam D'Alba (Glencoe, IL) replaced Kliman in net after the first intermission, and he stopped all six shots he faced in the period. At the other end of the ice, the Bears doubled the Pioneers up on shots, but couldn't find the back of the net.
Sacred Heart took a 4-0 lead at 13:31 and notched its fifth of the game on the power-play just 1:27 later, chasing D'Alba from the game.
Freshman Mark Sibbald (Ridgeway, ONT) played the remaining 5:02 in net for Brown, seeing his first collegiate action.
Kliman finished with four saves, allowing three goals in the first period, while D'Alba recorded eight saves in 34:58. Sibbald finished with four. The Bears return to action tomorrow when they face the loser of the Colgate/Providence game at 4:00 p.m.
SACRED HEART 3 0 2 x - 5
BROWN 0 0 1 x - 1
First period - S, Kyle Tyll (Rocco Molinaro, Kalen Wright), PPG, 2:47; S, Dave Grimson (Pierre-Luc O'Brien, Bear Trapp), 18:36; S, Pierre-Luc O'Brien, 19:59. Penalties -S, 1-2; B, 1-2.
Second period - No Scoring. Penalties -S, 4-8; B, 1-2.
Third period - S, Pierre-Luc O'Brien (Alexandre Parent, Bear Trapp), 13:31; S, Alexandre Parent (Pierre-Luc O'Brien, Bear Trapp), PPG, 14:58; B, Cory Caouette (Ryan Garbutt, Rugo Santini), 16:31. Penalties - S, 2-4; B, 2-7.