Bears Fall To Hartford, 8-6, On Late Goals
Hartford, Conn. – Hartford scored two late fourth quarter goals to rally for an 8-6 win over Brown, despite four goals by Bears' senior attackman Andrew Feinberg. The loss drops the Bears to 1-2 overall, while Hartford extends its record to 2-2 for the season.
Bears' junior attackman Parker Brown tied the game, 6-6, with a goal at the 12:06 mark of the fourth quarter. Rory Nunamacher's second goal of the game two-and-a-half minutes later gave Hartford the lead for good, 7-6, and Martin Bowes added an insurance goal with 3:26 left in the game. The Bears out-shot the Hawks 12-11 in the fourth quarter, but could manage just one goal with a couple of shots that hitting the pipe.
After a scoreless first 15-minutes where the Bears were out-shot by a 9-3 margin, the two teams remained scoreless for 10 more minutes before Feinberg found the back of the net with 5:11 left in the half to give the Bears a 1-0 advantage.
Hartford scored two late goals, including Conor Flynn's score with six seconds left in the half to grab a 2-1 lead at intermission.
Bears' freshman Sam Hurster tied the game, 2-2, on a pass from Feinberg with 7:37 left in the third quarter. The Hawks came right back and took the lead, 3-2, with a man-down goal by Nunamacher just three minutes later.
Feinberg scored back-to-back goals to lift the Bears to a 4-3 advantage with 2:45 remaining in the quarter, but the Hawks answered with consecutive goals by Tim Fallon and Jared Franze to pull ahead, 5-4, with 1:29 left in the quarter.
The Andrew Feinberg Show continued with his fourth goal of the game 31 seconds later to tie the game, 5-5, after three quarters.
Feinberg added an assist with his four goals to lead all scorers. Senior Matt Chriss was solid in goal for the Bears with seven saves. The Bears out-shot Hartford, 35-32 for the game.
Hartford goalie Frank Piechota made eight saves in the fourth quarter and 17 saves overall.
Coach Lars Tiffany's Brown team returns to action on Saturday, March 12th, hosting St. Joseph's (PA), with face-off scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Meister-Kavan Field.
Pictured: Andrew Feinberg '11. photo by dspics.com