January 17, 2004

Three Goal Second Period Lifts #9 New Hampshire Past #14 Brown

Jan. 17, 2004

DURHAM, NH - The Brown men's ice hockey team (9-5-4), ranked 14th in the nation, dropped a 3-0 decision to #9 New Hampshire (14-7-3) in a non-conference game Saturday evening at UNH's Whittemore Center, remaining winless outside the ECAC.

The two teams came out flying, and despite getting outshot 15-4 in the first 20:00, Brown senior Hobey Baker candidate Yann Danis (Saint Jerome, QUE) kept UNH off the board, making all 15 saves, as Bears and Wildcats headed into the first intermission knotted at 0-0.

However, midway through the second period, after Danis had saved 25 straight shots, the Wildcats grabbed a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 9:36 of the second stanza. Just 21 seconds later, UNH took a 2-0 lead when Tyler Scott sent the puck into a partially open net at 9:57.

With Brown on a power-play late in the second period, UNH notched a short-handed goal, the first allowed by the Bears all season, at 17:39 to take a 3-0 lead heading into the third period.

With 6:54 remaining in the game, UNH took back-to-back penalties, giving the Bears a 5x3 opportunity for 1:18, which they were unable to convert on. The Wildcats killed the remaining 42 seconds of 5x4 action, keeping Brown off the board, despite several shots during the man-advantage.

Danis made 38 saves for the Bears, including 31 in the first 40:00 of action. Brown returns to action Tuesday night when they host Merrimack in a 7:00 p.m. non-conference game, their third game in five days, at Meehan Auditorium.

#14 BROWN 0 0 0 x - 0
#9 UNH 0 3 0 x - 3

First period - No Scoring. Penalties -BR, 2-4; UNH, 2-4.

Second period - UNH (PPG), Brian Yandle (Justin Aikins, Brett Hemingway), 9:36;
UNH, Tyler Scott (Mick Mounsey, Patrick Foley), 9:57;
UNH (SHG), Sean Collins (Brian Yandle, Steve Saviano), 17:39.
Penalties - BR, 6-12; UNH, 3-6.

Third period - No Scoring. Penalties - BR, 1-2; UNH, 2-4.

Saves
BR, Yann Danis, 15-16-7-x - 38 (60:00);
UNH, Mike Ayers, 4-5-14-x - 23 (60:00)

Records -BR, 9-5-4 (9-3-1 ECAC); UNH, 14-7-3 (6-3-3 HE)

Power-Play
BR, 0-5; UNH, 1-7.
Attendance - 6,501 (Whittemore Center).