January 6, 2002

Men's Icers Fall To Union, 3-2

Jan. 6, 2002

SCHNECTADY, NY - Jordy Federko tallied two goals in leading Union (6-6-3, 2-4-1) to a 3-2 victory over visiting Brown (4-7-2, 3-5-2) in an ECAC Men's Ice Hockey Contest Saturday evening at Union's Achilles Rink.

Just 2:23 into the contest the Skating Dutchmen got on the board when Federko fired the puck over an outstretched sophomore Yann Danis (Lafontaine, QUE). Union increased its lead to 2-0 on a Doug Christiansen power play goal at 13:54 of the first and headed into the second up by two.

The Bears got on the board with a power play goal of their own when senior Josh Barker (Swift Current, SASK) beat Brandon Snee with a high wrist shot. Junior Tye Korbl (Goffstown, NH) and freshman Les Haggett (Norwood, NY) each earned assists on the goal, Barker's second of the season.

However, just 21seconds later, Federko tallied his second of the night to give host Union a 3-1 lead heading into the final period.

Sophomore Brent Robinson (Pointe Claire, QUE) brought the Bears to within 3-2 just 1:22 into the third stanza with his third goal of the season and third point in as many games. Junior Paul Esdale (Edmonton, ALB) and sophomore Shane Mudryk (Leduc, ALB) both earned their second point in as many games with assists on the goal.

Brown pulled Danis with 1:04 remaining in the contest, but the Bears could not score with an extra man on the ice and the game ended 3-2 in favor of Union.

For the game, Danis finished with saves for the Bears, who continue action next weekend when they host Princeton and Yale in Ivy and ECAC contests.

Union 3, Brown 2
Scoring
1 U Jordy Federko (Seamus Galligan, Jeff Wilson) 2:23
1 U Doug Christiansen (Nathan Gillies, Randy Dagenais) PPG 13:54
2 B Josh Barker (Tye Korbl, Les Haggett) PPG 9:32
2 U Jordy Federko (Joel Beal, Randy Dagenais) 9:53
3 B Brent Robinson (Paul Esdale, Shane Mudryk) 1:22

Saves 1st 2nd 3rd OT Total
Yann Danis, B 58:56 10 9 12 x 31
Brandon Snee, U 60:00 7 5 10 x 22

Total Penalties Powerplays
Brown 7/22:00 Brown 1/4
Union 7/22:00 Union 1/4