• 28 Bears Named to ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team
    June 24, 2010
    For the third year in a row, the Brown men's ice hockey team led ECAC Hockey with All-Academic selections, as 28 Bears were among 181 student-athletes to earn the honor. Quinnipiac followed with 19, while Dartmouth and RPI each had 17 student-athletes earn recognition. Players are eligible for the All-Academic team if they earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or have a GPA over 3.00 over the past three semesters. Freshmen were eligible for the team for the first time in 2006-2007 and remain eligible for the team.
  • Three Student-Athletes Named CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District
    May 24, 2010
    Three Brown student-athletes – all seniors - have been selected to the District I ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large teams. All three of Brown's nominated student-athletes were selected to the men’s team with fencer Adam Pantel (Mendham, NJ) and water polo standout Kent Holland (Orinda, CA) both earning First Team honors. Men’s ice hockey forward Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) earned a spot on the Second Team. By virtue of their selection to the All-District First Team, Pantel and Holland will now advance to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America national ballot. For the At-Large process, schools may nominate up to three student-athletes for the men's team and three student-athletes for the women's team. All three of Brown’s honorees were also recognized as Academic All-Ivy selections this year during the competition season for their respective sport.
  • Zolnierczyk Named 2010-2011 Men’s Hockey Captain; Brownschidle, Maclellan, & Russell Named Assistant Captains
    April 22, 2010
    Brown junior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) has been named Captain for the 2010-2011 men’s hockey team in an announcement made by head coach Brendan Whittet. Zolnierczyk will be joined in leading the team by classmates David Brownschidle (Lawrenceville, NJ) and Jeremy Russell (St. Albert, ALB) and sophomore Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB), who have been named Assistant Captains for the upcoming season.
  • Jordan Pietrus ’10 Wins Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award
    April 10, 2010
    The Hockey Commissioners’Association (HCA) today announced that Brown senior forward Jordan Pietrus (Winnipeg, MAN) is the winner of the fourth annual Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award. The award was established by the HCA in honor of former Army player Derek Hines, who was a “consummate team player and team builder.” Hines played at Army from 1999-2003 and was a four-year letterwinner as well as a co-captain his senior season. He was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan in September 2006.
  • Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
    April 07, 2010
    Providence, RI- The Ivy League released its winter list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with ten Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
  • Bears Earn Vote in Final USCHO Weekly Poll
    March 26, 2010
    Following its unprecedented playoff run, the Brown men’s ice hockey team received a vote in the final USCHO weekly poll. Ranked 28th, it marks the first time since November 2005 that Brown has received votes in the weekly poll.
  • Yann Danis ’04 Named to ECAC Hockey All-Decade Team
    March 26, 2010
    ECAC Hockey today announced its men’s All-Decade Team made up of former student-athletes from nine different schools. Yann Danis ’04 (Lafontaine, QUE) represents Brown on the team, earning First Team All-Decade honors. Cornell leads the way with three former alumni on the two teams, followed by Harvard and St. Lawrence with two former players each represented on the 13-player list. A committee made up of coaches, media members, and league administrators selected the group recognizing distinguished play of student-athletes in the league from the 1999-00 season thru the 2008-09 season.
  • Dan Rosen Signs with Gwinnett Gladiators
    March 25, 2010
    The Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL announced Wednesday that they have signed senior Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY). His signing comes in the wake of starting goaltender Danny Taylor’s sixth call-up to the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch this season.
  • NHL's Vancouver Canucks Sign Brown Forward Aaron Volpatti
    March 22, 2010
    Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) to a multi-year deal. Volpatti, 24, joins the Canucks after recently completing his senior season as a tri-captain for the Bears’ hockey team. A Third-Team All-ECAC Hockey selection and Second Team All-Ivy honoree, Volpatti finished his final season with 32 points (17g, 15a) in 37 games. During Brown’s playoff run, Volpatti led the Bears with 9 points (6g, 3a) in eight games.
  • Seniors Lead Brown to 3-0 Win in Third Place Game of 2010 ECAC Championship
    March 20, 2010
    Senior Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY) stopped all 21 shots he faced and senior Aaron Volpatti’s (Revelstoke, BC) 17th goal of the year would stand as the game-winner, as the Brown men’s hockey team (13-20-4, 6-12-4) closed out its 2010 season with a 3-0 victory over St. Lawrence (19-16-7, 14-5-3) in the consolation game of the 2010 ECAC Championship Saturday afternoon at the Times Union Center. The win gives Brown its 13th of the season, the most wins in a season since the 2005 season when the Bears won 16 games.
  • Bears Fall to #7 Cornell, 3-0, in ECAC Semifinals
    March 19, 2010
    Seventh-ranked Cornell (20-8-4, 14-5-3) opened a 0-0 game with what would prove to be the game-winner with 5:25 remaining in the second period and then added a pair of third-period goals to earn a 3-0 victory over the 11th-seeded Brown men’s hockey team (12-20-4, 7-12-4) in the ECAC semifinals on Friday afternoon at the Times Union Center.
  • Bears Ready for ECAC Semifinals vs. Cornell; Game to Air Live on NHL Network
    March 19, 2010
    The 11th-seeded Bears, coming off a Quarterfinal series win over top-seeded and sixth-ranked Yale (two-games-to-one) face second-seeded and seventh-ranked Cornell in the Semifinals. This marks the first time since 2003, and just the eighth time ever, that Brown has advanced to the League semifinals, while the Bears are in search of their first-ever Tournament Championship. Since the ECAC began the 12-team format in 2002-03, no seed lower than the nine seed has ever advanced to the semifinals, as Brown is the first-ever 11-seed to do so. In 2004, Clarkson advanced as the #9 seed, and defeated top-seeded Colgate, 2-1, in the semifinals.
  • Three New Interviews with Head Coach Brendan Whittet Posted to Video Section
    March 18, 2010
    Three new video interviews with head coach Brendan Whittet have been posted to the men's hockey video section. The three videos, each about 5-minutes in length, preview this weekend's coming ECAC Hockey Championship and Brown's semifinal game against second-seeded and seventh-ranked Cornell. Fans can listen to the videos in any order, but follow in order "whittetmar16-1," "whittetmar16-2," and "whittetmar16-3" for the complete interview in order.
  • Maclellan Named ECAC Player of the Week
    March 18, 2010
    Brown sophomore leading scorer Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) has been named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending March 15. Maclellan was instrumental in helping lead the Bears past top-seeded and sixth-ranked Yale in the best-of three Quarterfinal series, as Brown advanced to the ECAC semifinals for the first time since 2003. Maclellan had four points in the three games, scoring two goals and assisting two others, while finishing +2 for the weekend. He was also Brown’s top player in the faceoff circle, winning 36 of 61 in the three games.
  • Tickets on Sale for ECAC Championship; Athletics Department to Sponsor Student Fan Bus
    March 15, 2010
    Fresh off their ECAC Quarterfinal series win over top-seeded and sixth-ranked Yale, the Brown men’s ice hockey team (12-19-4, 7-12-4) is set to travel to Albany, NY for the 2010 ECAC Championship presented by Bank of America and the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center. The Bears, who upset sixth-seeded RPI in the First Round, will face second-seeded and ninth-ranked Cornell (19-8-4, 14-5-3) at 4:00 p.m. in Friday’s semifinals at the Times Union Center. The winner will advance to Saturday’s Championship game, to be played at 7:00 p.m. against the winner of the Union-St. Lawrence game.
  • Bears Advance to ECAC Championship Tournament With 1-0 Win over #6 Yale in Deciding Game
    March 14, 2010
    Sophomore Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) scored his second short-handed goal in as many games, while sophomore Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) stopped all 44 shots he faced to earn his third career shutout as the 11th-seeded Brown men’s hockey team (12-19-4, 7-12-4) upset top-seeded and sixth-ranked Yale (20-9-3, 15-5-2), 1-0, in the deciding game of the ECAC best-of-three Quarterfinal series.
  • #6 Yale Evens Series at a Game Apiece with 6-3 Victory in Game Two of Quarterfinal Series
    March 13, 2010
    Facing elimination, sixth-ranked Yale (20-8-3, 15-5-2) built a 4-0 lead after two periods and withstood Brown’s third-period comeback attempt to earn a 6-3 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (11-19-4, 7-12-4) in game two of the ECAC best-of-three Quarterfinal series. With the series now tied at one game apiece, the two teams will square off in the deciding game tomorrow evening at 7:00.
  • Bears Set to Face #6 and Top-Seeded Yale in ECAC Quarterfinals
    March 12, 2010
    The 11th-seeded Bears, fresh off a first round series win over RPI (two-games-to-one) face #6 Yale, the #1 seed, in a best-of-three Quarterfinal series. It marks the second straight that year that Brown will play a Quarterfinal series, both of which have been at Yale. Brown will look to pick up its first victory in the Quarerfinals since the 2003 season when the Bears defeated Yale in three games. Brown was swept by Harvard in 2004 and by Colgate in 2005.
  • Bears Earn Hard-Fought 3-2 Win over #6 Yale in Quarterfinal Game One
    March 12, 2010
    The Brown men’s hockey team (11-18-4, 7-12-4) earned a hard-fought 3-2 victory over #6 Yale (19-8-3, 15-5-2) in game one of their best-of-three ECAC quarterfinal series. Senior Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) and sophomores Jeff Buvinow (Turnersville, NJ) and Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) led the Bears with a goal and an assist apiece. The win is Brown’s first over Yale in 11 tries, as the Bulldogs had won the last 11 meetings between the schools with Brown’s last victory over Yale coming in December of 2006.
  • Brown Athletics to Sponsor Student Fan Bus for Friday Night’s Quarterfinal Game at Yale
    March 09, 2010
    The Brown athletics department is sponsoring a student fan bus for Friday night’s quarterfinal game at Yale. Advance reservations and payment are required. The cost is $20 per Brown student and includes the game ticket and transportation to and from Yale. The bus is limited to 50 people and all seats spots are first come first served. Call (401) 863-2773 or visit the Brown Ticket Office for your seats. Buses will depart from Meehan Auditorium at 4:00pm and return following each game.
  • Volpatti Named Finalist for ECAC’s Best Defensive Forward Award
    March 09, 2010
    Brown senior tri-captain Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC), who was recently named Third Team All-ECAC Hockey and Second Team All-Ivy, as been named a finalist for the League’s Best Defensive Forward Award presented by Gladiator Custom Mouthguards. Volpatti joins Cornell’s Joe Scali and St. Lawrence’s Travis Vermeulen as finalists for the award, which is voted on by the League's 12 head coaches.
  • Tickets on Sale for Brown's Quarterfinal Playoff Series at Yale
    March 09, 2010
    Brown and Yale are schedule to meet in the Quarterfinal Round of the ECAC Hockey Tournament this weekend in New Haven. The puck drops on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and continues with game two scheduled for Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. If the two teams split the first two games, the third and deciding game will be played on Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.
  • Clemente and Volpatti earn ECAC Hockey Weekly Honors after First Round Series Win
    March 08, 2010
    Brown senior Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) and sophomore Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) have been named ECAC Hockey Player and Goalie of the Week, respectively, for the week ending March 7. The duo was instrumental in helping lead the Bears past RPI in their best-of-three First Round series, as the Bears advanced to the Quarterfinals for the second straight year. For Volpatti, this marks the first time in his career that he has been recognized with a weekly award, while Clemente has earned the honor for the second time this season.
  • 3-2 Win in Decisive Game Three Sends Brown to ECAC Quarterfinals for Second Straight Year
    March 07, 2010
    The Brown men's hockey team (10-18-4, 7-12-4) battled to a 3-2 victory over Rensselaer (18-17-4, 10-10-3), clinching its first-round playoff series for the second straight season. The Bears scored one goal in each of the three periods, building a 3-0 lead, and then held on for the 3-2 win after an intense third period comeback attempt by RPI and a pair of Engineers' goals in the third period. The Bears now travel to New Haven, CT to face top-seeded Yale in the best-of-three Quarterfinal series, Friday, March 12th, Saturday, March 13th, and Sunday, March 14th, if necessary. The Bulldogs, who are coming off a First Round bye, defeated Brown in two games during the 2009 Quarterfinals.
  • Rensselaer Evens Series with 4-1 Win in Game Two
    March 06, 2010
    RPI broke open a 1-1 game with a pair of second period goals as the Engineers (18-16-4, 10-9-3) earned a 4-1 victory over the Brown men's hockey team (9-18-4, 6-12-4) Saturday night in game two of the best-of-three first round series of the ECAC Hockey Tournament. With the series now tied at one game a piece, the Bears and Engineers will face off tomorrow night in the third and deciding game, set to begin at 7:00 p.m.
  • Bears Set for Best-of-Three First Round Series at RPI
    March 05, 2010
    The 11th-seeded Bears face sixth-seeded RPI in a best-of-three First Round series. It marks the fifth straight that year that Brown will play a First Round series on the road and the sixth consecutive season that Brown will play in the First Round, as the Bears' last top-four finish and subsequent bye came during the 2003-04 season.
  • Bears Take Game One over RPI, 3-1, with Three Third-Period Goals
    March 05, 2010
    Trailing, 1-0, to start the third period, sophomores Jarred Smith (Pepper Pike, OH) and Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) scored a pair of goals 1:13 apart during the first three minutes of the period and the Brown men's hockey team (9-17-4, 6-12-4) hung on for a 3-1 win over Rensselaer (17-16-4, 10-9-3) in game one of the best-of-three first round series of the ECAC Hockey Tournament.
  • Buvinow and Volpatti Named 2010 All-Ivy
    March 04, 2010
    Brown sophomore defenseman Jeff Buvinow (Turnersville, NJ) and senior tri-captain Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) have been selected to the 2010 Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy team in a vote by the League's six head coaches. A Second Team honoree in 2009, Buvinow earned a spot on the First Team this season, while Volpatti was named Second Team All-Ivy.
  • Volpatti Named Third Team All-ECAC Hockey
    March 03, 2010
    Brown senior tri-captain Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) has been named Third Team All-ECAC Hockey in a vote by the League's 12 head coaches. Volpatti joins 17 other student-athletes in earning All-League recognition in the announcement made Tuesday afternoon.
  • Vokes in tune with what Devils need from him
    March 03, 2010
    It's always easy to tell when Trenton rookie forward Matt Vokes is sitting in the DJ's chair in the Devils locker room. Strands of old rock like U2, The Who or Bruce Springsteen blow out the door and grab the listener by the throat. "He knows his music," Devils coach Rick Kowalsky said with admiration.
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