June 24, 2011
League-leading 23 Bears Named to ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team
For the fourth year in a row, the Brown men's ice hockey team led ECAC Hockey with All-Academic selections, as 23 Bears were among 189 student-athletes to earn the honor. Quinnipiac shared the lead with Brown this year, while Rensselaer had 22 student athletes selected. Dartmouth, Union and Yale all followed with 16 honorees each. 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.
June 21, 2011
Bears Recognize Four Players with Team Awards
The Brown men’s hockey team held its annual season-ending banquet and four different individuals were honored with team awards. Senior captain Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) earned the Class of 1936 Trophy as the team MVP, while classmate and assistant captain Jeremy Russell (St. Albert, ALB) earned both the Charles A. Robinson Memorial Trophy for academic excellence and the Patrick S. Jones Memorial Trophy. Senior assistant captain David Brownschidle (Lawrenceville, NJ) was the recipient of the Charles A. Lanigan Memorial Trophy, while freshman Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, BC) earned the James H. Fullerton Award.
May 23, 2011
Kelsey and Zolnierczyk Named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District
Two Brown senior student-athletes have been selected to the District I CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America At-Large teams. Women’s rower Casey Kelsey (Lyme, NH) was selected to the First Team, while men’s ice hockey forward Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) was named to the Second Team. By virtue of her selection to the All-District First Team, Kelsey will now advance to the CoSIDA/Capital One 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.
May 2, 2011
Maclellan Named 2011-2012 Men’s Hockey Captain; Farnham Named Assistant Captain
Brown junior Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) has been named Captain for the 2011-2012 men's hockey team in an announcement made by head coach Brendan Whittet. Maclellan will be joined in leading the team by classmate Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA), who has been named an Assistant Captain for the upcoming season. Both Maclellan and Farnham are two-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic Squad honorees and are expected to earn the recognition for the third straight season this year.
April 6, 2011
Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League released its winter list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 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.
March 16, 2011
Maclellan and Robertson Named All-ECAC Hockey
Brown junior assistant captain Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) and freshman defenseman Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, BC) have been selected to the 2011 All-ECAC Hockey teams in a vote by the League's 12 head coaches. Maclellan was named Second Team All-League, while Robertson earned a spot on the All-Rookie squad.
March 10, 2011
Zolnierczyk Signs with NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers
Brown senior men’s hockey captain and 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) has signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday. The Bears’ leading goal scorer with 16 this year, Zolnierczyk shared the team lead with 31 points and also led Brown with six power play goals, three game-winning goals and two short-handed goals. He is expected to report to the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, later this week.
March 5, 2011
Quinnipiac Sweeps Brown with Second Straight 4-0 Shutout
Quinnipiac (15-13-8) scored two goals in each of the final two periods to earn back-to-back shutouts over the Brown men’s hockey team (10-16-5) in game two of the ECAC Hockey Best-of-Three First Round Series Saturday evening at the TD Bank Sports Center. The loss marks the end of the Bears’ 2010-11 campaign, as Quinnipiac advances to the 2011 ECAC Quarterfinals.
March 4, 2011
Quinnipiac Scores 15 Seconds into the Game en route to 4-0 Win in First Round Game One
Quinnipiac’s Jeremy Langlois scored just 15 seconds after the opening faceoff and the Bobcats (14-13-8) raced away with a 4-0 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (10-15-5) in game one of the ECAC Hockey Best-of-Three First Round Series Friday evening at the TD Bank Sports Center.
March 4, 2011
Men's Ice Set to Face Quinnipiac in ECAC First Round Best-of-Three Series
The 9th-seeded Bears face 8th-seeded Quinnipiac in a best-of-three First Round series. It marks the sixth straight that year that Brown will play a First Round series on the road and the seventh 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.
March 3, 2011
Zolnierczyk Named Ivy League Player of the Year; Robertson also Named All-Ivy
Brown senior captain Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) has been named the 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year, earning a spot on the All-Ivy First team, while freshman defenseman Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, BC) has been named Second Team All-Ivy in a vote by the League’s six head coaches. Zolnierczyk is just the fourth-ever Brown player to earn Player of the Year honors and the first since 2004 when Yann Danis ’04 earned the recognition. In addition to Danis, he joins former Brown Ivy Players of the Year Mike Brewer ’92 and Ryan Mulhern ’96.
March 1, 2011
Tickets on Sale for Brown's First Round Series at Quinnipiac
Brown and Quinnipiac, which played to a pair of ties during the regular season and finished one point apart from each other in the final standings, are schedule to meet in the First Round of the ECAC Hockey Tournament. 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.
March 1, 2011
Zolnierczyk and Robertson Earn ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards
Brown senior captain Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) has been named the ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Player of the Week while freshman defenseman Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, BC) has earned ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Rookie of the Week for the week ending February 27th. It is the second Player of the Week honor for Zolnierczyk this season, while Robertson is earning his first Rookie of the Week recognition.
February 26, 2011
Brown Caps Weekend Sweep with 6-4 Win over Colgate
Brown got two goals from senior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) and junior Jarred Smith (Pepper Pike, OH) and one each from junior Mike Wolff (Walpole, MA) and senior Jesse Fratkin (Burnaby, BC) to claim a 6-4 win over Colgate (7-24-3, 4-15-3) on Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
February 25, 2011
Zolnierczyk, Brownschidle & Clemente Lift Bears to 3-2 Overtime Win over Cornell
Senior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) scored a pair of goals to give Brown a 2-0 lead and senior David Brownschidle (Lawrenceville, NJ) struck for the game-winner just 30 seconds into overtime to lift the Bears (9-14-5, 7-12-2) to a 3-2 win over Cornell (13-12-3, 11-8-2) on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
February 25, 2011
Brown Faces Cornell & Colgate With Home Ice on the Line
Heading into the final regular season weekend, the Bears are still alive for one of the two remaining home ice slots for the ECAC Hockey playoffs, along with Clarkson, Quinnipiac & St. Lawrence. Brown enters the weekend sitting in ninth place in the standings - three points behind 7th-place Clarkson and Quinnipiac and one point ahead of 10th-place St. Lawrence. In order to play a home series, the Bears need at least three points this weekend and need help from both Clarkson and Quinnipiac.
February 22, 2011
Pair of First Period Crimson Power Play Goals Enough for 2-1 Win over Brown
Harvard cashed in on two of its three first period power play chances and the Crimson (7-19-1, 5-14-1) held on for a 2-1 win over the Brown men's hockey team (8-14-5, 6-12-2) on Tuesday evening at Meehan Auditorium. With the loss, Brown has a difficult path ahead in its hopes for home ice for the ECAC Playoffs. With just two games remaining, the Bears remain three points behind both Clarkson and Quinnipiac.
February 22, 2011
Men's Ice to Host Harvard in First of Three Straight Home Games
Heading into the final three games of the season, which are all at home for Brown, the Bears are still alive for one of the two remaining home ice slots for the ECAC Hockey playoffs, along with Clarkson, Quinnipiac & St. Lawrence. Brown enters tonight’s game against Harvard sitting in ninth place in the standings - three points behind 7th-place Clarkson and Quinnipiac and one point ahead of 10th-place St. Lawrence. With tonight’s game in hand, Brown (which can finish anywhere from 7-12) will be looking to further distance itself from the Saints and gain valuable ground on both the Golden Knights and Bobcats.
February 19, 2011
Hourihan’s Third Period Goal Salvages 2-2 Tie with Quinnipiac
Freshman Mark Hourihan (Lynnfield, MA) scored his second goal in three games 3:57 into the third period to lift the Brown men’s hockey team (8-13-5, 6-11-2) to a come-from-behind 2-2 tie with Quinnipiac (13-13-6, 9-9-5) on Saturday evening at TD Bank Sports Center. The Bears trailed, 2-0, after the first period, but scored once in each of the next two periods to gain the point and stay alive in the hunt for home ice for the ECAC playoffs.
February 18, 2011
Bears Fall to Princeton, 7-3
Princeton scored just 45 seconds into the game and never looked back, as the Tigers (15-9-2, 10-7-2) claimed a 7-3 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (8-13-4, 6-11-1) on Friday evening at Baker Rink. Special teams continue to plague the Bears as of late, as Brown was 0-5 on the power play and was 4-7 on the penalty kill with Princeton scoring all of its power play goals at critical times, breaking a 1-1 tie with the first, taking a 4-1 lead with the second, and a 7-2 lead with the third.
February 18, 2011
Men's Ice to Face Princeton & Quinnipiac in Final Regular Season Road Trip
This Weekend: With the non-league portion of the schedule now complete, Brown is in the midst of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests (5 to go), having posted a 4-7-0 record in the first 11. The Bears travel to Princeton and Quinnipiac this weekend to close out the regular season series with the Tigers and Bobcats, while also playing in their final two regular season away games of the year. This weekend will be critical for all teams involved, as Quinnipiac currently sits in the 8th and final spot for home ice, three points ahead of Brown entering Friday night’s games. Princeton currently occupies the sixth spot, two points shy of the fourth and final bye position.
February 12, 2011
Bears Snap Skid with 5-1 Win at St. Lawrence
Looking to snap a five-game skid, the Brown men’s hockey team (8-12-4, 6-10-1) scored just 46 seconds into the game and never looked back, building a 4-0 lead en route to a 5-1 victory over St. Lawrence (9-15-5, 5-11-1) on Saturday evening at Appleton Arena. With the win, the Bears remain in the hunt for home ice for the 2011 ECAC Hockey playoffs. With five games left, Brown sits in ninth place, two points behind eighth-place Clarkson and three points behind seventh-place Quinnipiac. The Bears are two ahead of St. Lawrence and own the tie-breaker with the Saints after sweeping the season series. The freshman duo of Garnet Hathaway (Kennebunkport, ME) and Mark Hourihan (Lynnfield, MA) led Brown with a goal and an assist each, while junior Jarred Smith (Pepper Pike, OH) tallied a pair of assists.
February 11, 2011
Bears Fall to Clarkson, 4-1
unior Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) scored his sixth goal of the year to cut the Bears’ deficit to 2-1 with 13:24 remaining, but Clarkson (13-13-2, 7-8-1) would score two straight goals to claim a 4-1 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (7-12-4, 5-10-1) on Friday evening at Cheel Arena. The game was critical for ECAC positioning, as Clarkson, occupying the 8th and final home ice position, entered the game two points ahead of Brown in the standings. With the win, the Golden Knights, who hold the tiebreaker with the Bears, are now four points ahead of Brown, which is tied with St. Lawrence for ninth place after the Saints’ 3-2 victory over Yale.
February 11, 2011
Men's Ice Travel to Clarkson & St. Lawrence with Valuable League Points on the Line
With the non-league portion of the schedule now complete, Brown is in the midst of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests (7 to go), having posted a 3-6-0 record in the first nine. The Bears travel to Clarkson and St. Lawrence this weekend to close out the regular season series with the Golden Knights and Saints. After dropping four straight games, Brown will look to get back in the win column and gain momentum for the final push for home ice. This weekend will be critical for all teams involved, as Clarkson currently sits in the 8th and final spot for home ice. The Golden Knights are two points ahead of Brown. St. Lawrence is currently directly behind the Bears, occupying the 10th position with nine points, two less than Brown.
February 4, 2011
Bears Return Home to Face #17 Dartmouth
With the non-league portion of the schedule now complete, Brown is in the midst of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests (8 to go), having posted a 3-5-0 record in the first eight. The Bears host Dartmouth this evening to close out the regular season series with the Big Green and then close out the Harvard-Dartmouth travel pairing on Tuesday, February 22nd, against the Crimson. After dropping three straight games, Brown will look to get back in the win column and gain momentum for the final eight games and final push for home ice.
February 4, 2011
Bears Shutout by #17 Dartmouth, 3-0
For the second time in its last three games, the Brown men’s hockey team (7-11-4, 5-9-1) held a considerable advantage in shots on goal, but came out on the losing end in the scoreboard, as #17 Dartmouth (13-6-3, 9-4-2) scored once in each period to earn a 3-0 win over the Bears on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium. It marks the second time in the last three games that Brown has been shutout, despite outshooting its opponent by nearly a 2-1 margin.
February 1, 2011
Wednesday's Men's Hockey Game against Harvard Postponed; Moved to February 22nd
The Brown men's hockey game against Harvard, scheduled for Wednesday, February 2nd, at 7:00 has been postponed due to the massive ice storm/blizzard scheduled to impact New England throughout Wednesday. The game, which showcases two of the nation's oldest teams and remains the oldest active collegiate ice hockey rivalry, will now be played on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
January 29, 2011
Union’s Three-Goal Second Period Lifts Dutchmen Past Brown, 4-2
Junior leading scorer Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) scored his 14th goal of the season to tie the score at 1-1, but #12 Union (18-7-3, 10-3-1) answered with three straight goals, including two in a span of 1:04 to earn a 4-2 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (7-10-4, 5-8-1) on Saturday evening at Messa Rink.
January 28, 2011
Men's Icers Face #10 Rensselaer and #12 Union this Weekend
With the non-league portion of the schedule now complete, Brown is in the midst of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests (10 to go) and travels to New York’s Capital District for a pair of games against #10 Rensselaer and #12 Union. Brown will look to post a weekend sweep for the first time since November 19-20 when the Bears earned a sweep at Colgate and Cornell. Since the turn of the calendar year, the Bears have posted four straight weekend splits, including league splits with Harvard (W, 4-3) and Dartmouth (L, 3-1), Yale (L, 5-2) and Yale (W, 3-2), and St. Lawrence (W, 2-1) and Clarkson (L, 3-1).
January 28, 2011
Special Teams the Difference, as Bears Fall to #10 RPI, 3-0
The 10th-ranked RPI men’s hockey team (16-6-3, 8-5-0) scored a pair of first period power play goals just 3:50 apart and the lead would hold for a 3-0 win over the Bears (7-9-4, 5-7-1) on Friday evening at Houston Fieldhouse. Overall, RPI was 2-5 on the man-advantage, while Brown, which outplayed the Engineers at full-strength, was 0-5 on the power play.
January 23, 2011
Jack Maclellan ’12 Featured in Calgary Herald
Debbie Maclellan, with a mother’s measure of modesty, boils things down. “Yeah, a hot year.” Brendan Whittet, with a college coach’s gift of gab, is much more effusive. “Our best player, night in and night out,” says Whittet, who, like most everyone else in the U.S. hockey world, is wowed by Jack Maclellan’s offensive output this winter. “Our most complete player, our most skilled player, our most diligent guy. A competitor, a fierce competitor. He’s a coach’s dream. A creative guy, a wizard with the puck, sees the ice very, very well. “A hell of a player and a wonderful kid.”
January 22, 2011
Two Third Period Goals Lift Clarkson Past Bears, 3-1
Mark Borowiecki’s power play goal 2:06 into the third period snapped a 1-1 tie and would stand as the game-winner, as Clarkson (12-9-2, 6-4-1) battled back from a 1-0 deficit to earn a 3-1 victory over the Brown men’s hockey team (7-8-4, 5-6-1) on Saturday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium. Clarkson picked up two valuable points over the Bears, as the two teams entered the game tied with Cornell for 7th place in the ECAC standings with 11 points each.
January 21, 2011
Bears Earn 2-1 Win over St. Lawrence
Freshman Garnet Hathaway (Kennebunkport, ME) scored for the second straight game, breaking a 1-1 tie early in the third period to lift the Bears’ hockey team (7-7-4, 5-5-1) to a 2-1 victory over St. Lawrence (7-11-4, 3-7-0) on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
January 20, 2011
Bob Gaudreau ’66 Named to ECAC All-Time Top 50
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, ECAC Hockey has comprised a group of its top 50 players to recognize the storied history of the League and honor its significant players. The League today announced the sixth installment of honorees as part of its top 50 players of all-time. The top 50 players were determined by a selection committee made up of former coaches and media members. These honorees were tallied from 145 players (47 defensemen; 73 forwards; and 25 goaltenders). Bob Gaudreau ’66 is included in the sixth installment, joining Brown alum Yann Danis ’04, who was recognized in the third installment of the All-Time Top 50.
January 18, 2011
Zolnierczyk Named ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Player of the Week
Brown senior captain Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) has been named the ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Player of the Week for the week ending January 16th. Zolnierczyk helped to lead the Bears to a home-and-home split with #1 Yale, as the Bears fell to the top-ranked Bulldogs, 5-2, in New Haven, before earning a 3-2 come-from-behind win in Providence. Sunday’s win marked Brown’s first modern era win over a team ranked #1 in the country, as the Bears’ snapped Yale’s 10-game winning streak and handed the Bulldogs their first ECAC loss of the year.
January 16, 2011
Zolnierczyk’s Last-Minute Game-Winner Lifts Bears to 3-2 Win over #1 Yale, as Brown Stuns Bulldogs
Brown twice battled back from one-goal deficits against the nation’s top team and senior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) buried a breakaway with 46 seconds left in regulation as the Bears’ hockey team (6-7-4, 4-5-1) stunned #1 Yale (15-2-0, 9-1-0) with a 3-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium. The win gives Brown its first-ever victory over a top-ranked team and is the highest ranked team that Brown has defeated since earning a 4-1 win over St. Cloud State, then ranked 2nd in the country, in 2002. The victory also snapped Yale’s 10-game winning streak and handed the Bulldogs their first ECAC Hockey loss of the year.
January 15, 2011
Bears Drop First Game of Weekend Series with #1 Yale, 5-2
A pair of third-period Yale power play goals opened up a 2-2 game and helped lift the #1 Bulldogs (15-1-0, 9-0-0) to a 5-2 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (5-7-4, 3-5-1) on Saturday afternoon in the first half of a home-and-home series at Yale’s Ingalls’ Rink.
January 15, 2011
Bears Set to Take on #1 Yale in Home-and-Home
With the non-league portion of the schedule now complete, Brown is in the midst of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests and has the tough task of facing the nation’s top-ranked team twice this weekend in a home-and-home series with its travel partner, Yale. Saturday’s game in New Haven will mark the fifth straight game away from Meehan Auditorium, while Sunday’s game in Providence is Brown’s first at home in over a month, dating back to a 4-4 tie with Providence on December 7th. Brown has not faced a #1 team in the country since facing North Dakota, when it was ranked #1 by USCHO and #2 by USA Today, on December 27th, 2002 (a 5-2 loss). Since USCHO began ranking teams in 1998, Brown has never hosted the #1 team, though the Bears have hosted games against teams ranked #2 in the nation at the time of the game, most recently a 2-2 tie with Cornell on February 14, 2003.
January 8, 2011
Bears Fall to Dartmouth, 3-1
The Big Green scored three different types of goals – short-handed, power play, and even strength – as Dartmouth (8-5-2, 6-3-1) earned a 3-1 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (5-6-4, 3-4-1) and picked up two valuable points in the process in an ECAC Hockey and Ivy League contest Saturday evening at Thompson Arena.
January 7, 2011
Bears Come Back from 3-2 Deficit with Pair of Third Period Goals to Defeat Harvard, 4-3
Freshman Garnet Hathaway (Kennebunkport, ME) and senior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) scored goals just 19 seconds apart to help the Bears erase a 3-2 deficit as the Brown men’s hockey team (5-5-4, 3-3-1) earned a 4-3 victory over Harvard (3-10-0, 2-8-0) in an ECAC Hockey and Ivy League contest Friday evening at the Bright Hockey Center.
January 7, 2011
Bears Begin 16-Game ECAC Hockey Stretch This Weekend at Harvard and Dartmouth
Having completed the non-league portion of their schedule with a 2-2-3 record, the Bears begin the final stretch of 16 straight ECAC Hockey games this weekend at Harvard and at Dartmouth. The games mark the first meeting for Brown against its New England foes, who have already played nine and eight ECAC Hockey contests, respectively, to Brown’s six. The Bears are in search of their first league win since posting a weekend sweep of Colgate (5-2) and Cornell (3-2) the weekend of November 19-20.
January 2, 2011
Bears Fall to Minnesota State, 7-3, in Shillelagh Tournament Championship Game
Minnesota State (8-8-4) erupted for four goals in the second period to erase a 1-0 deficit and earn a 7-3 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (4-5-4) in the Championship Game of the 2011 Shillelagh Tournament Sunday afternoon in Hoffman Estates, IL. Following the conclusion of the game, junior Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) and freshman Matt Wahl (Wellington, FL) were both named to the All-Tournament Team.
January 1, 2011
Bears Open 2011 Calendar Year with Rematch against #10 Boston University in Shillelagh Tournament Opening Round
The Bears open up the 2011 calendar year with the first two of five straight road games, as Brown will travel to Harvard, Dartmouth and Yale after this weekend’s Shillelagh Tournament. The games against Boston University and either Minnesota State or Notre Dame also mark the final two non-league games of the season for Brown, as the Bears play 16 ECAC Hockey contests over the next two months. Brown is in search of its first win in six weeks, as the Bears last posted a victory on November 20th (3-2 at Cornell). Since that win, the Bears have gone 0-2-3, most recently posting a 4-4 tie with Providence on December 7th. Saturday afternoon’s game against BU marks the second game this year against Brown and the Terriers, who played to a 4-4 draw on November 27th in Boston. Brown’s opponent on Sunday, either Notre Dame or Minnesota State, will be an unfamiliar one for the Bears, who have faced Notre Dame just once, in the 3rd place game of the 1997 Mariucci Classic, and Minnesota just twice, in a two-game series in the Land of 10,000 Lakes in January of 1999.
January 1, 2011
Bears Return From Break with 6-1 Win over #10 Boston University
With the score knotted at 1-1 after the first period, the Brown men’s hockey team (4-4-4) exploded for three goals in the final 6:20 of the second period en route to a 6-1 victory over #10 Boston University (8-5-5) in first round action of the 2011 Shillelagh Tournament Saturday afternoon in Hoffman Estates, IL. Brown got goals from six different players, while nine different players posted at least one point.
December 30, 2010
Aaron Volpatti ’10 Makes NHL Debut
Aaron Volpati ’10, a 2009-10 captain of the men’s hockey team, made his NHL debut earlier this month, suiting up for the Vancouver Canucks on December 18 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, a 4-1 Vancouver victory. Volpatti has played in five games since the 18th, appearing on the fourth line with fellow Ivy League alum, Tanner Glass (Dartmouth ’07), and Alexandre Bolduc.
December 8, 2010
Yann Danis Named to ECAC All-Time Top 50
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, ECAC Hockey has comprised a group of its top 50 players to recognize the storied history of the League and honor its significant players. The League today announced the third installment of honorees as part of its top 50 players of all-time.
December 7, 2010
Bears to Face Cross-Town Rival Providence College in 25th Annual Mayor's Cup
The Bears close out the 2010 calendar year and the first half of their schedule tonight against Providence, as the teams face off in the 25th annual Mayor’s Cup battle. Brown will look to snap its two game skid, after falling to #13 Union (4-3) and #15 RPI (6-2) over the weekend. Tonight’s game against PC also marks the third game (out of the last five) against teams from Hockey East, as Brown also played UNH and BU prior to the Union-RPI weekend. Brown will be looking to avenge last year’s 4-3 loss to the Friars this evening and is in search of its first win in the Mayor’s Cup series since a 2-1 win on November 26, 2006, as Providence has claimed three straight games.
December 7, 2010
Maclellan’s Pair Salvages 4-4 Tie with Providence in 25th Annual Mayor’s Cup Battle
Junior leading scorer Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) helped salvage a 4-4 tie in the 25th annual Mayor’s Cup battle, scoring twice in the final five minutes of regulation, as Brown (3-4-4) came back from a 4-2 third-period deficit to earn the tie against its cross-town rival, Providence (6-6-5).
December 4, 2010
Bears Drop Second Straight, Fall to #15 RPI, 6-2
15th-ranked Rensselaer (8-4-3, 3-3-0) scored twice in the first period and twice in the first five minutes of the second period to build a 4-0 lead en route to a 6-2 victory over the Brown men’s hockey team (3-4-3, 2-3-1) on Saturday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium.
December 3, 2010
Bears Set to Host #13 Union and #15 Rensselaer
After four straight games on the road, the Bears return home to host Union and RPI in a pair of ECAC Hockey contests this weekend. The games against the NY Capital District travel partners will mark the 3rd and 4th straight against teams ranked in the national top-20, as the Bears are coming off a pair of ties with #6 New Hampshire (5-5) and #2 Boston University (4-4). This weekend’s series against the ECAC foes marks a chance for all teams involved to make up ground in the ECAC standings, as all three, in addition to Brown’s travel partner Yale, have played just four League games, lowest at this point in the season for the League, and compared to as many as eight games for Harvard and Dartmouth. After this weekend’s series with Union and RPI, Brown will close out its first semester by hosting cross-town rival Providence College on Tuesday evening in the 25th annual battle for the Mayor’s Cup and city bragging rights. The game will mark Brown’s third contest, in five games, against a Hockey East opponent.
December 3, 2010
Bears Fall to #13 Union, 4-3
Trailing, 2-0, after the first period, #13 Union (8-2-3, 3-1-1) battled back from the early deficit to earn a 4-3 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (3-3-3, 2-2-1) on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium. Junior leading scorer Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) led the Bears with a pair of goals for the first multi-goal game of his career, while freshman Matt Wahl (Wellington, FL) also scored in the loss.
November 30, 2010
Bears Earning Votes in Two National Polls
Following its pair of road ties against teams ranked in the national top-10 – 5-5 at #6 New Hampshire and 4-4 at #2 Boston University, the Brown men’s hockey team has moved up in the weekly polls. After receiving a vote in the November 22nd USCHO weekly poll, the Bears have received 15 this week, which puts them behind Dartmouth and in 22nd. The Bears are also still listed under “bubble teams” on the INCH power rankings.
November 27, 2010
Bears Tie #2 Boston University, 4-4
Second-ranked Boston University (7-1-5) battled back from an early, 2-0, deficit and then a 4-3 third-period deficit to earn a 4-4 tie with the Brown men’s hockey team (3-2-3) on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena. For the Bears, it was their second straight tie against a team ranked in the national top-10, as Brown stretched its current unbeaten streak to four games (2-0-2).
November 27, 2010
Bears to Face 2nd of Four Straight Ranked Opponents; Saturday at #2 Boston University
The Bears play their second straight non-league game against a team from Hockey East, after facing New Hampshire on Tuesday night. Today’s game marks the first time since November 1997 that Brown and Boston University have met and will be the first of two games against the teams this season, as they will face each other in the First Round of next month’s Shillelagh Tournament. Tonight’s game also marks just the fourth meeting between the two squads since Boston University joined Hockey East in 1984. Having nearly defeated #6 UNH on Tuesday, Brown is in the midst of a difficult stretch, where its final five games of the semester are against teams currently ranked in the National polls. After tonight’s game against the 2nd-ranked Terriers, the Bears will host games against Union (currently ranked #13), RPI (currently ranked #17), and Providence (currently receiving votes).
November 23, 2010
Bears Face #6 UNH Tonight in Durham
The Bears play their first non-league game of the season against a team from a difference conference, as Brown has played a pair of non-league games against ECAC & Ivy opponents Yale and Princeton. Today’s game marks the first time since November 2007 that Brown and UNH have met. New Hampshire, ranked 8th in the country at the time, earned a 5-2 win. Then sophomore, Jordan Pietrus ’10, scored both goals for the Bears. Tonight’s game also marks the beginning of a difficult stretch for Brown, which will play five games against teams currently ranked in the National polls to close out the semester. After tonight’s game against the 6th-ranked Wildcats, the Bears will face BU (currently ranked #2) on the road, and host games against Union (currently ranked #13), RPI (currently ranked #17), and Providence (currently receiving votes).
November 23, 2010
Clemente Named ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Goaltender of the Week
Brown junior goalie Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) has been named the ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 21st. Clemente helped lead the Bears to a sweep at Colgate (5-2) and Cornell (3-2), as the Bears swept the central-New York road trip for the first time since February, 1993. The sweep was also Brown’s first regular season road sweep since January, 2005 and it marked the Bears’ first win over Cornell since 2006-2007.
November 23, 2010
UNH Scores Twice in Final Two Minutes, as Bears Tie #6 Wildcats, 5-5
Trailing, 5-3, with two minutes remaining, 6th-ranked New Hampshire (6-2-4) scored twice in 11 seconds to come back and earn a 5-5 tie with the Brown men’s hockey team (3-2-2) on Tuesday night at the Whittemore Center. Brown was led by senior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT), who had two goals and an assist, while junior Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) posted three assists on the night.
November 22, 2010
Bears Earning Votes in Two National Polls
Following its weekend sweep in central New York, which saw Brown defeat Colgate, 5-2, and Cornell, 3-2, while earning its first sweep of the Colgate-Cornell road trip since 1992-93, the Bears have received votes in the current USCHO weekly poll and are listed under "bubble teams" on the INCH power rankings. Brown also received votes in the final poll of 2009-10, which marked the first time since November 2005 that Brown has been mentioned in the weekly poll.
November 20, 2010
Bears Sweep in New York; Win 3-2 at Cornell
Senior Jesse Fratkin’s (Burnaby, BC) goal midway through the third period gave the Brown men’s hockey team (3-2-1, 2-1-1) a 3-1 lead and the Bears survived Cornell’s (2-6-0, 2-4-0) late comeback attempt to claim a 3-2 victory over the Big Red on Saturday evening in Ithaca. Combined with Friday’s 5-2 win over Colgate, the Bears have earned their first road sweep of the upstate New York foes since the 1992-93 season when Brown won 5-2 against Colgate and 4-2 against Cornell in February of 1993, head coach Brendan Whittet’s junior season with the Bears.
November 19, 2010
Special Teams the Difference in 5-2 Brown Win at Colgate
Led by a goal and two assists from junior Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB), who was one of five players to earn multiple points on the night, the Brown men’s hockey team (2-2-1, 1-1-1) evened its record with a 5-2 win over Colgate (2-6-1, 0-4-1) on Friday evening at Starr Rink. Special teams would prove to be the difference in the game, which saw Brown score a pair of power play goals and one short-handed, junior Bobby Farnham’s (North Andover, MA) game-winner midway through the third period. Colgate on the other hand was held scoreless in five power play chances, while getting out shot by the Bears, 9-2, during man-up opportunities.
November 18, 2010
2010-11 Brown Men’s Hockey Interactive Magazine Available Now
Brown Athletics launched a bold initiative to present its athletic teams in a modern, interactive mode with the release of the Men’s Hockey Interactive Magazine, which is available for view on Brownbears.com. The interactive magazines will take the place of media guides, which will no longer be produced due to NCAA and Ivy League regulations.
November 18, 2010
Bears Travel to Colgate-Cornell After 13 Days Off
The Bears open a tough four-game road stretch, during which Brown will play four games away from Meehan in a span of nine days. In addition to the always challenging ECAC Hockey trip to Hamilton and Ithaca, where Brown has won just five (Colgate) and 13 (Cornell) games all-time, the Bears will also face New Hampshire (currently ranked #7) and Boston University (currently ranked #2) on the road in a pair of non-league games next week. Coming off a weekend off, the Bears are still in search of their first League win of the season, having earned a single point two weeks ago with a 3-3 come-from-behind tie with Quinnipiac. Brown has been hampered by injury during the early going, but is expected to be at full-strength this weekend with the return of junior Jarred Smith, who was injured in the season opener at Yale, and highly-regarded freshman Marc-Antoine Carrier, who has yet to debut.
November 17, 2010
Whittet Featured on College Hockey All-Access
Second-year head coach Brendan Whittet ’94 was one of the interviews on the November 13th edition of College Hockey All-Access. Whittet talks about the Bears' first four games and provides some insight into the Brown team, the season so far, and the upcoming schedule. Whittet's interview is the first in the hour-long show. Fans can listen to the show live, each week, on NHL HOME ICE, XM 204, Sirius 208.
November 9, 2010
Whittet Interview to Air on This Week’s College Hockey All-Access
Second-year head men’s hockey coach Brendan Whittet ’94 will be one of the featured interviews on this week’s College Hockey All-Access show. Whittet will be interviewed by Jason Weinstein as part of the weekly show, which can be heard each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (re-broadcast Sunday at 12:00 noon) on NHL HOME ICE, XM 204, Sirius 208. Whittet’s show will air this coming weekend, November 13th and 14th.
November 6, 2010
Bears Fall to Princeton, 4-3
Princeton (1-3-0, 1-1-0) scored three straight goals in the first 12 minutes of the second period to erase a 2-0 deficit and then went on to claim a 4-3 victory over the Brown men’s hockey team (1-2-1, 0-1-1) Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium.
November 5, 2010
Bears Welcome Quinnipiac & Princeton to Meehan for Home Opening Weekend
The Bears open the ECAC Hockey portion of their schedule with a pair of home games against Quinnipiac and Princeton, the only two games to be played at Meehan Auditorium during the month of November. Brown will look to build on its season-opening weekend during which the Bears posted a 2-1 victory over Princeton on Saturday afternoon on the strength of 28 saves from rookie goalie Marco De Filippo and goals from senior Jesse Fratkin and junior Jack Maclellan. Brown has a rare weekend off next weekend and then will hit the road for what will be a challenging four-game stretch to close out the month of November. The Bears face Colgate and Cornell in New York on November 19-20 and then face New Hampshire and Boston University in a pair of non-league games, both on the road, during the week of Thanksgiving.
November 5, 2010
Robertson Lifts Bears to 3-3 Tie with Quinnipiac
Freshman Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, BC) salvaged a 3-3 tie with visiting Quinnipiac (4-2-1, 0-0-1) when he scored the game-tying goal with 2:51 left in regulation on a Bears’ power play on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium. Trailing, 3-1, at the start of the third, junior Jeff Buvinow (Turnersville, NJ) started the come-back for the Brown hockey team (1-1-1, 0-0-1) with a power play marker 7:28 into the period.
October 31, 2010
Brown Men’s Hockey “Grows for Movember”
The Brown men’s hockey team and staff will be growing moustaches throughout the month of November to help increase awareness for men’s health, while raising funds for the Movember Foundation, a non-profit organization that runs the global men’s health initiative, Movember.
October 30, 2010
De Filippo, Fratkin and Maclellan Lift Bears to First Win of the Season
On the strength of 28 saves from rookie netminder Marco De Filippo (Auronzo Di Cadore, Italy) and a pair of goals from senior Jesse Fratkin (Burnaby, BC) and junior Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) the Brown men’s hockey team (1-1-0) earned its first win of the young season with a 2-1 decision over Princeton (0-2-0) Saturday afternoon as part of the Ivy Showcase. The result will count in the regular season record for both Brown and Princeton, but will not count towards ECAC Hockey or Ivy League standings.
October 29, 2010
Bears Featured in Providence Journal
Brown posted a 13-20-4 record last season under first-year head coach Brendan Whittet, including playoff upsets at RPI and Yale, a major improvement on the team's 5-23-5 finish in 2008-09. With the new season set to open Friday night at Yale, Whittet is stressing that while he was pleased with last year's progress, he won't be satisfied until the Bears are contenders –– not only in the Ivy League and the ECAC, but nationally, too.
October 29, 2010
Bears Set to Open 2010-11 Season at Ivy Showcase against #5 Yale
The Bears open their season in the Ivy Showcase for the fourth straight season. After three years with regular season non-league games between Yale, Princeton and Brown and an exhibition game against Ontario Institute of Technology, the three original teams will be joined by Ivy foe Dartmouth this year. With the new format, all four teams will play a pair of non-league games that count in the overall record, but not in the ECAC Hockey or Ivy League standings. The Bears face host Yale on Friday evening and will face either Dartmouth or Princeton on Saturday at 4:00 depending upon the results of Friday’s games. Brown has opened its season in October just six other times in its 86 seasons. This year’s October 29th start date is the earliest since 2007 when Brown and Yale faced each other on October 27th in the first Ivy Showcase.
October 29, 2010
#5 Yale Explodes for Five Straight Goals en Route to 7-4 Victory over Bears
The Brown men’s hockey team (0-1-0) scored three straight power play goals in a span of 2:34 to hold a 3-1 lead midway through the first period, but #5 Yale (1-0-0) exploded for five unanswered goals, including a three-goal second period, to claim a 7-4 win over the Bears in the season opener for both teams Friday evening as part of the Ivy Showcase. The result will count in the regular season record for both Brown and Yale, but will not count towards ECAC Hockey or Ivy League standings.
October 12, 2010
Hockey Fan Fest This Friday at Meehan Auditorium
The Brown hockey teams will kick off the start of the 2010-11 season this Friday by hosting the annual Fan Fest at Meehan Auditorium from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Players and coaches from both teams will be on the ice and fans in attendance will have the chance to participate in contests, win raffles, and interact with the players.
September 14, 2010
Aaron Volpatti 10 Featured on Canucks Website
Coach Claude Noel may have found the key to getting Aaron Volpatti to play at his best. Before Vancouvers 5-3 win over San Jose at the Young Stars Tournament Monday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticon, B.C., Noel, the Manitoba Moose bench boss, sat down with the 25-year-old forward to discuss next season and what his offensive output could be. In a nutshell, Noel lowballed Volpatti.
July 9, 2010
Whittet Announces 10-Member Class of 2014
Brown University mens ice hockey coach Brendan Whittet 94 has announced the Class of 2014, his first full class as the head coach of the Bears. The Class of 2014 consists of 10 players three defensemen, six forwards, and one goalie. They represent six different states, two different provinces, and one difference country with Massachusetts the only repeat, as two players from the class hail from the Bay State. Also represented are British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Maine. Pennsylvania, Quebec, and Italy.
July 6, 2010
Whittet Announces 2010-11 Men's Hockey Schedule
Brown mens hockey head coach Brendan Whittet has announced the Bears 2010-11 schedule, which features a challenging non-league portion in addition to the 22 games against ECAC Hockey opponents. The home portion of the schedule also features several family friendly 4:00 p.m. start times on select Saturdays.