PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sam Lafferty (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) scored late in the second period to pull the Bears within one, but the Brown men's hockey team fell to Bentley, 3-1, in Wednesday's non-conference matchup at Meehan Auditorium.
Brown moves to 5-7-0 overall. Bentley improves to 6-7-3 on the season.
Lafferty notched his fourth goal of the season as the lone goal scorer for the Bears, while Connor Brassard had two goals for Bentley. Gavin Nieto (Yorba Linda, Calif.) had 19 saves in net. Aidan Pelino made 31 saves on the other end for the Falcons.
Bentley capitalized on its second power play of the first period as Tanner Jago launched a long shot from in front of the blue line for the one-goal lead.
Brassard gave the Falcons a two-goal lead at 8:49 in the second period. He took a shot from the right circle that went off the crossbar and down, which was signaled a goal on the ice and confirmed after video review.
Lafferty trimmed the deficit back to one late in the second period. Tommy Marchin (Algonac, Mich.) skated the behind the net and found Lafferty in front, who blasted a one timer past Pelino for his fourth of the season. Chris Berger (Buffalo, N.Y.) also earned an assist.
Bentley moved back in front by two goals midway through the third, as Brassard notched his second of the game, scoring in the final second of a power play to make it 3-1.
The Bears benefited from a Bentley penalty with 2:12 remaining, and also pulled Nieto for the extra skater, but Pelino made several stops during the stretch to keep the Bears off the board and seal the win.
Brown outshot the Falcons, 32-22.
The Bears will wrap up the first half of the season at Vermont on Saturday.
Video of all Brown men's hockey home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on ivyleague.tv.
Tickets for all Brown men's hockey games can be purchased online, calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or walking up to the Box Office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.