Feb. 18, 2006
Providence, RI - Sophomore Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) recorded two first period goals to lead the Bears past #8 Clarkson, 3-1 in this afternoon's conference match-up at Meehan Auditorium. Seeing constant pressure all afternoon, classmate O'Hara Shipe (Anchorage, AK) had a strong performance in net, stopping 19 of 20 shots including 11 in the opening period.
Clarkson and Brown battled the first three minutes of the game, as neither team was able to get off shot. Clarkson got the first break of the game when senior Ashlee Drover (Bay Roberts, NF) was whistled for a hooking penalty putting the Golden Knights on a man advantage with 7:46 to go in the period. With seven seconds left on the Drover penalty, sophomore Rylee Olewinski (Burr Ridge, IL) was called for checking giving the Golden Knights a seven second two man advantage and another 1:53 of power play time. Shipe and the Brown penalty killers stood strong and kept the puck out of the net.
After Clarkson dumped the puck in the Brown zone, Drover picked it up and passed it along the back of the net to senior Myria Heinhuis (Chatham, ONT). Heinhuis caught Clarkson in a lone change and found Moore at center ice wide-open. Moore took the pass and skated in for a one on one with Clarkson's goalie Kira Hurley. Moore put the puck top shelf over Hurley shoulder for the short-handed goal, her 18th on the season.
Moore recorded her second shot less then two minutes later when she put a back handed shot right under the top cross bar for the 2-0 lead with 2:29 to go in the first. Senior Keaton Zucker (Gilford, NH) gave Olewinski the puck who left the puck for Moore who did the rest, making Hurley move across the crease before she pulled the shot top shelf.
As Clarkson came out in the second period looking to cut the two goal deficit, a Golden Knight pulled the trigger from the point, where Moore blocked the shot and Olewinski picked it up and skated along the left side boards with open ice ahead of her. As soon as she crossed the Clarkson blueline, Olewinski fired a hard slap shot, that beat Hurley short side for the 3-0 lead with 18:55 to go in the second.
Shipe was tested later that period, when a shot came in from center ice that had her moving to her left, but was deflected in front by Lindsay Williams to her right. Shipe kicked out her right pad knocking the puck behind the net and keeping the Golden Knights off the board. Clarkson was able to break on the board later that period to cut the game at 3-1.
In the third period Brown, anchored by Heinhuis and Drover held Clarkson to five shots for the 3-1 win.
The Bears will hit the road next weekend as they travel to Princeton and Quinnipiac for key ECACHL match-ups. The Friday night game against Princeton will also have Ivy League implications as the Bears and Tigers are currently tied in second with 11 points in the league and Yale is only ahead of the two by one point. Brown could grab a share of the Ivy Title if they beat Princeton and the Tigers beat the Bulldogs the following night, giving Brown and Princeton the Ivy Title. The puck with the Tigers will be dropped at 7:00 p.m. at Hobey Baker Rink in Princeton, NJ.
This afternoon's match-up also marked the last regular season home game for the five graduating seniors Ashlee Drover, Lindsey Glennon, Myria Heinhuis, Margaret Ramsay and Keaton Zucker. The five were recognized after the match-up and head coach Digit Murphy announced Heinhuis as this year's Panda Cup award winner. Started in 1977, the Panda Cup is Brown Women's Hockey's oldest award, and is given to a member of the Brown Women's Ice Hockey Team who, for the past season, has demonstrated outstanding team spirit, good sportsmanship and dedication to playing ice hockey.