Bears Earn Second Consecutive Shutout Behind Danis' 25-save Effort
Feb. 16, 2002
POTSDAM, NY - Sophomore Quebec natives Pascal Denis (Magog) and Yann Danis (Lafontaine) lead Brown (12-11-2, 8-8-2) to a 2-0 blanking of Clarkson in an ECAC men's ice hockey contest on Saturday evening.
The Bears earned their second consecutive shutout for the first time since 1929-1930, while earning a victory at Cheel Arena for the first time since 1992. The victory also snapped Clarkson's 26-game winning streak over Brown.
After over two periods of scoreless action in what was a defensive battle, Denis opened up a 0-0 tie with his fourth goal of the season. The goal, which was short-handed and unassisted, came at 3:12 of the final stanza. It was just the second short-handed tally for the Bears this season and the first of Denis' career.
Brown took a 2-0 lead less than five minutes later when junior Keith Kirley (Leverett, MA) fired a slap shot in from the top of the right face-off circle at 8:04. The goal was his second in as many games, while sophomore Brent Robinson (Pointe Claire, QUE) earned his sixth point in four games with an assist and junior defenseman Owen Walter (Prince Albert, SASK) picked up his first point of the season with an assist.
For the game, Danis finished with 25 saves, picking up his ninth win of the year. Currently in 7th place in the ECAC with 18 points, the Bears continue action next weekend when they host Union and RPI in their final home weekend of the season. Both games begin at 7:00 p.m.
Brown 2, Clarkson 0
3 B Pascal Denis (Keith Kirley, Tye Korbl) SHG 3:12
3 B Keith Kirley (Brent Robinson, Owen Walter) 8:04
Saves 1st 2nd 3rd OT Total
Yann Danis, B 60:00 8 9 8 x 25
Mike Walsh, C 56:40 6 5 5 x 16
Total Penalties Powerplays
Brown 5/10:00 Brown 0/4
Clarkson 4/8:00 Clarkson 0/5