Bears Open Five-Game Homestand This Weekend vs. St. Lawrence and Clarkson

Bears Open Five-Game Homestand This Weekend vs. St. Lawrence and Clarkson

This Weekend: The Bears kick off a season-long five-game homestand this Friday night against ECAC foe St. Lawrence and will play their last League game until December 1st on Saturday against Clarkson. Both the Saints and Golden Knights will play their first League games of the season this weekend when they meet Brown and Yale. Friday's game against St. Lawrence will be broadcast locally on AM 790, while audio for Saturday's game will be available online. Video and livestats are also available for both games. Brown will look to snap a three-game skid, during which a pair of losses to Dartmouth (4-0 & 2-1) bookended a loss to Harvard (3-2).

Promotions This Weekend: Brown is running two promotions for this weekend's games. On Friday night against St. Lawrence, fans who purchase tickets at the window on game-day will receive buy-one/get-one ticket prices. On Saturday, all children 12-and-under will receive free admission to the game. Following the contest against Clarkson, members of the Brown team will be on the ice for a post-game "Skate with the Bears." 

Coming Up: The Bears take a break from ECAC Hockey action, playing three straight non-league games to close out the month of November. Brown welcomes Army to Providence on November 17th in its Military Appreciation Day game. Following Thanksgiving, Brown will host Providence in the 27th Annual Mayor's Cup on November 24th and then Holy Cross on November 25th. 

Chuck-A-Puck for Movember: Members of the Bears' hockey team will be growing moustaches throughout the month of November to raise money and awareness for men's health and prostate cancer through the Movember Foundation. At all five Brown home games during the month of November, the Bears will sponsor chuck-a-puck during the second intermission. All proceeds from chuck-a-puck will be donated to the Movember Foundation. 

Last Time Out:
Brown was swept in its first ECAC Hockey action of the season, falling at #13 Harvard, 3-2, on Friday, before dropping a 2-1 decision at Dartmouth on Saturday. In both games, the Bears held a 1-0 lead before their opponents came back for the win. Sophomore Matt Lorito (2nd goal of the season) and senior Chris Zaires both scored against the Crimson, while sophomore Massimo Lamacchia scored his first of the year, short-handed, against the Big Green. Junior Dennis Robertson recorded a pair of assists against Harvard, while sophomore Matt Harlow, junior Garnet Hathaway, and freshman Brandon Pfeil all earned their first points of the year with one assist over the weekend. Junior Marco De Filippo started both games in net and stopped a season-high 39 shots against Harvard, before turning aside 30 of 32 on Saturday against Dartmouth.

Brown vs. St. Lawrence: Brown and St. Lawrence have met 75 times, with the Saints leading the all-time series, 39-27-9. St. Lawrence won the very first meeting, 6-3, on 12/19/52. In the early part of the series, St. Lawrence dominated Brown, winning eight straight games from 1981-1985 and going 10-0-2 from 2/13/87-1/9/93. Since the 1993 game, Brown has earned a 21-14-7 record, including a 13-9-4 record since the 2001-2002 season. In addition, the Bears have earned at least one point against the Saints in each of the past 20 seasons, winning at least one game in 15 of the past 20 years. Senior Chris Zaires is Brown's statistical leader against the Saints with six (3g, 3a) points in seven career games, while sophomore Ryan Jacobson and junior Garnet Hathaway both have 2-1-3 totals in two and three career games, respectively.

Scouting St. Lawrence: The Saints open their 2012-13 ECAC Hockey schedule on Friday against the Bears after going 5-1-0 in six straight non-league contests, including winning their last four in a row. St. Lawrence swept a home series with Alabama-Huntsville last weekend, winning 4-0 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday, in their first home games of the year after opening the season with back-to-back trips to Western Michigan (W, 4-3, ot; L, 3-2) and Maine (W, 5-0; W, 5-1). Senior Kyle Flanagan currently leads the Saints with 15 points (6g, 9a), while junior Greg Carey is right behind Flanagan with 13 points (6g, 7a). Both Flanagan and Carey have scored a team-high three power play goals and one game-winning goal. 10 other players have posted at least one point, while nine have scored at least one goal. Junior Matt Weninger has played all but 1:00 (empty net) in net this year and has recorded a 1.33 GAA with a .958 save percentage, making 182 saves on 190 shots. 

Brown vs. Clarkson: Brown and Clarkson have met 80 times, with the Golden Knights leading the all-time series, 58-15-7, including three points during the 2011-12 regular season. The Bears earned a 2-2 tie in Potsdam, but the Golden Knights posted a 3-1 victory in Providence. Brown won the first meeting, 6-5, in a neutral site game played at St. Lawrence on 12/20/52. Clarkson dominated Brown in the early part of the series, winning 13 straight games from 1981-1987 and going 21-0-5 from 3/7/92-11/30/01. Since the 2001 game, Brown has found some success, earning a 7-12-2 record, including sweeping the series (for the first time since 2004-05) with a pair of 3-2 wins in 2009-10. Senior Richie Crowley is Brown's statistical leader against the Golden Knights with three points (all assists) in five career games, while classmate Chris Zaires has 1-1-2 totals in five career games. 

Scouting Clarkson: Entering the weekend, the Golden Knights are 0-4-3 on the season after tying their previous three games; 4-4 vs. Niagara and 3-3 and 2-2 at Canisius. Clarkson opens its 2012-13 ECAC Hockey schedule on Friday night at Yale before playing the Bears on Saturday afternoon. Junior Allan McPherson currently leads the team with seven points (1g, 6a), while sophomore Patrick Marsh is second on the team with six points (1g, 5a). Freshman Pat Megannety (4g, 1a) and junior Jarrett Burton (4g) are the team's leading goal scorers, while Megannety and sophomore Joe Zarbo lead the team with two power play goals. Freshman Grant Lewis has seen the majority of time in net for Clarkson, playing in six of the team's seven games. In just over 316 minutes, Lewis has a 3.04 GAA and a .900 save percentage, stopping 144 of 160 shots.