January 26, 2008

Stock's 54 Saves Help Bears Tie Colgate, 3-3

Jan. 26, 2008

Box Score

Providence, RI - ECAC Goaltender of the Year frontrunner Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) made 54 saves to help the Brown women's ice hockey team (3-14-4, 2-8-3 ECAC Hockey) to a 3-3 tie with Colgate (8-9-2, 5-6-2 ECAC Hockey) at Meehan Auditorium on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Erica Kromm (Naramata, BC) and senior captain Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) scored power play goals in the first period, and sophomore Kath Surbey (Calgary, ALB) scored her first career goal in the second to give the Bears a 3-1 lead, but the Raiders were able to come back and force the tie.

Colgate got on the board first, as Evan Minnick sent a quick wrist shot through Stock's five-hole on a power play at 6:13. The score remained that way until late in the first, when the Bears caught a huge break. With Brown already on a power play, Colgate's Kiira Dosdall was called for two penalties on the same play, giving the Bears a 5-on-3 and the possibility for three power play goals before things got back to even strength. Kromm struck first at 18:26, skating in from the right side and sending a wrist shot of her own over Colgate goalie Lisa Plenderleith's shoulder to tie the game. The goal was her second of the year, with sophomores Sasha Van Muyen (Orillia, ONT) and Jenny Cedorchuk (Medfield, MA) assisting on the play.

Now skating with a one-player advantage, the Bears struck again at 19:21. Kromm worked the puck to senior captain Rylee Olewinski (Burr Ridge, IL), who found Moore in the slot for a quick shot that went five-hole on Plenderleith. The goal was Moore's team-leading ninth of the season.

The Bears were unable to score on the second of Dosdall's penalties, but Surbey made it a 3-1 game at 7:51 in the second period. Junior Frances Male (Toronto, ONT) grabbed a Colgate turnover in Brown's end, and sent a long pass up to junior Savannah Smith (Fort St. John, BC). Smith and Surbey broke in on Plenderleith and one Colgate defender, and the junior dished the puck to Surbey at the last second for a one-timer that beat the goalie.

The Raiders were quickly able to cut the lead to one, as Minnick grabbed the rebound off of an Elin Brown shot and dished to Jessi Waters in front for an easy shot. The Bears held onto the lead until 12:32 in the third period, when Sam Hunt put the rebound of a Dosdall shot from the point past Stock to tie the game, which eventually went to overtime and ended in the tie.

Colgate held a 57-21 shot advantage, with Plenderleith stopping 18 to Stock's 54. The Bears also overcame being called for nine penalties to Colgate's four.

Next Friday, the Bears will play Harvard at Meehan Auditorium at 4 p.m. Admission will be free to all.

Colgate 1 1 1 - 3
Brown 2 1 0 - 3

1st Period - C, Minnick (Brown, Rotenberg), PP, 6:13; B, Kromm (Van Muyen, Cedorchuk), 5x3, 18:26; B, Moore (Olewinski, Kromm), PP, 19:21. Penalties - C, 3-6; B, 3-6.
2nd Period - B, Surbey (Smith, Male), 7:51; C, Waters (Minnick, Brown), 8:45. Penalties - C, 1-2; B, 3-6.
3rd Period - C, Hunt (Dosdall, Brown), PP, 12:32. Penalties - C, 0-0; B, 3-6.
Overtime - No scoring. Penalties - C, 0-0; B, 0-0.
Saves
C, Plenderleith (65:00) 7-2-9-0 - 18; B, Stock (64:57) 14-18-17-5 - 54.