Nov. 13, 2005
Minneapolis, MN - Freshman Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) made her first collegiate start in goal for Brown and stood strong all 60:00 as the #4 Gophers pressured Stock for most of the afternoon, in the Bear's (2-4-0) 3-0 loss to Minnesota.
In the opening period, Minnesota controlled the flow of play and pressured the Brown defense and Stock for most of the 20:00 minutes. Minnesota converted their first power play opportunity of the afternoon when Jenelle Philipczyk netted her second goal of the season at the 11:42 mark, for the early one goal lead. Brown had two man advantages in the first, but were unable to get a shot off in either power play chance, being out shot 14-4 in the first stanza.
The Gophers padded their lead 4:40 into the second, when the puck was deflected off a skate in front of Stock, and trickled in past the frosh for the second goal of the game. With about eight minutes to go in the period senior Keaton Zucker (Gilford, NH) took the puck deep in the Gopher's zone and gave a centering feed to sophomore Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) who was skating down center ice, but Moore was tripped up and unable to pull the trigger keeping the score at 2-0 going into the second intermission.
With the Bears on power play early in the third period, senior Ashlee Drover (Bay Roberts, NF) fired Brown's first power play shot of the afternoon from the point. Minnesota's Andrea Nichols took a free puck at center ice and skated into the Brown zone on a breakaway looking for the Gopher's third goal, but Stock stone walled Nichols, keeping the score at 2-0 with 15:00 to go in the final period. Minnesota tacked on an insurance goal at the 14:27 mark, pushing the game out of reach of the Bears and sweeping the weekend series. Sophomore Heather Lane (London, ONT) put a back handed shot just wide with eight minutes to go in the game, as Brown could not find the back of the net in the loss.
Stock who stood strong between the pipes all game, turned away 36 of the 39 shots she faced in her first collegiate start in goal for the Bears.
Brown will return to action on Friday, November 18, as they host Dartmouth for a 7:00 PM ECACHL conference match-up.
Brown- 0 0 0 -0
Minnesota- 1 1 1 -3
First Period: M: Philipcyzk (Graft, Brodt) 8:18. Penalties: B: 3;M: 2.
Second Period: M: Graft (Wacker, Nichols) 4:40. Penalties: B: 0;M: 1.
Third Period: M: Gagnon (Ross, Marvin) 5:33. Penalties: B: 3;M: 2.
Power Play: B: 0/4;M: 1/6.
B: Nicole Stock: 13 7 16 -36
M: Kim Hanlon: 4 4 4 -12