March 7, 2003
The Brown men's ice hockey team had three athletes selected to the 2003 All-Ivy men's ice hockey team, with juniors Yann Danis (Lafontaine, QUE) and Brent Robinson (Pointe Claire, QUE) earning Second Team All-Ivy honors and senior Paul Esdale (Edmonton, ALB) earning Honorable Mention recognition.
A goaltender, Danis was named to the Second Team after earning First Team honors a year ago. The Brown record holder in career shutouts (7), shutouts in a season (4), goals against average in a season (1.86), and save percentage in a season (.938), Danis posted a 2.39 GAA in Ivy League games with a 2.48 overall, 16th in the country. He posted an overall save percentage of .922, third in the ECAC and seventh in the country, while earning a .929 save percentage in Ivy League games, second in the Ivy League. Danis was a four-time ECAC Goalie of the Week selection this season.
Robinson, the team's leading scorer with 34 points, is making his first appearance on an All-Ivy team, earning Second Team recognition. The sixth leading scorer in Ivy League games, Robinson is 14th in ECAC scoring and is Brown's first 30-point scorer since 1998. The ECAC leader with 17 power-play points, Robinson finished eighth in the Ivy League with five goals, finishing seventh with eight assists in 10 Ivy League games. The Bears' leading scorer in nearly every point category, Robinson leads the team with 34 points, 12 goals, 22 assists, and seven power-play goals. He was a one-time ECAC Player of the Week this season, while earning Honorable Mention IHCCA honors for the month of January.
Esdale, who earned Honorable Mention honors last season, was named Honorable Mention All-Ivy for the second straight year. The team's third-leading scorer with 22 points, Esdale is fifth in the ECAC among defensemen, finishing second in the Ivy League with eight points. A crucial part of the Brown power-play, Esdale is ninth in the ECAC with 14 power-play points, finishing eighth in the Ivy League in the same category.
The Bears finished the regular season with a 12-11-5 record, earning the fifth seed for the ECAC Playoffs, and will host Princeton this weekend in First Round action. The best-of-three series begins tonight, Friday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. at Meehan Auditorium.