Men’s Hockey Draws Even at Vermont, 2-2

Men’s Hockey Draws Even at Vermont, 2-2

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Rookie Joachim Weberg (Oslo, Norway) and senior Tim Lappin (St. Charles, Ill.) both scored as the Brown men's hockey team drew even at Vermont, 2-2, in non-conference action Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse. 

Brown moves to 5-7-1 to close out the first half of the season. Vermont now stands at 4-10-3 overall.

Freshman Luke Kania (Chicago, Ill.) made a season and career high 34 saves for the Bears. Tyler Harmon had 25 stops for the Catamounts.

Weberg gave the Bears an early lead just 3:20 into the game, scoring on a feed from Trey Dodd (St. Louis, Mo.) for his first career goal. Fellow freshman Alec Mehr (Los Angeles, Calif.) also earned an assist on the goal. Brown outshot the Catamounts, 12-10, in the opening period.

Alex Esposito put Vermont on the board at 11:20 in the second period, as he scored just seconds after the Bears killed a penalty, evening the score at 1-1.

Brown answered right back, however, as Lappin notched his third goal of the season less than three minutes later at 14:02. Charlie Corcoran (New Canaan, Conn.) gained control of the puck in the offensive zone and found Lappin in front, who beat Harmon on the backhand for the go-ahead goal.

The back-and-forth action continued in the third period, when Conor O'Neil collected a rebound and scored the game-tying goal at 10:24. Brown benefited from a power play with four minutes remaining, but the Catamounts kept the Bears at bay to force overtime.

Brown started overtime on the penalty kill after a boarding call with 17 seconds left in regulation. Despite a 4-1 edge in shots during overtime, Brown killed the penalty and seemingly scored with 4.6 seconds remaining to win the game, but the goal was disallowed after video review.

Brown returns to action on Wednesday, January 3 at Providence College for the 32nd annual Mayor's Cup.