Feb. 21, 2003
BURLINGTON, VT - Junior Yann Danis (Saint-Jerome, QUE) made 30 saves, while breaking the Brown single season shutout record with his fourth this year, as the Bears (12-10-3, 10-7-2) outlasted Vermont (11-15-3, 8-11-0), 3-0, in an exciting ECAC men's ice hockey contest Friday evening at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Danis had tied the shutout record of three last season and again this year, which included a 5-0 blanking of the Catamounts in November.
The two teams played a scoreless first period, which featured ten total shots by Vermont, including several on a power-play during which the Catamounts were in the Brown zone for nearly the entire two minutes. With 13 seconds left in the power-play, Danis made perhaps his best save of the period when he snapped the puck out of the air on a shot after a scramble in front of the net.
The Bears broke a scoreless tie at 11:47 of the second period when Chris Legg (London, ONT) scored his third goal of the season from the top of the right face-off circle. Senior Jason Wilson (LaSalle, ONT) crossed the puck up the ice to senior Tye Korbl (Barnstable, MA), who was at the center of the blueline. Korbl took two strides, hitting Legg with a nifty backhanded pass, and Legg one-timed the puck into the top-right corner of the net for the first goal of the game.
The third period featured exciting and fast-paced play by both teams and Danis stood on his head, making an huge left-pad save seven minutes into the period. In a Brown penalty kill that lasted nearly four minutes with back-to-back penalties, Danis made another huge left-pad save as the Vermont power-play expired.
The Bears raced down the ice, taking a 2-0 lead just 24 seconds after they had finished killing the penalty. Sophomore Chris Swon (Mendham, NJ) knocked in the rebound of a shot by Korbl, scoring his first goal of the season. Junior Pascal Denis (Magog, QUE) also earned an assist on the goal.
Brown iced the victory as Wilson assisted a Legg empty-netter with 16 seconds left in the game.
For the game, Danis stopped 30 shots in net, including 14 in the third period. Brown, which is currently alone in fourth place in the ECAC, continues action tomorrow night in a crucial ECAC and Ivy League contest at Dartmouth at 7:00 p.m.. The Big Green, who entered tonight tied with the Bears and Union for fourth place, lost to Harvard, while the Dutchmen lost to Colgate.
BROWN 0 1 2 x - 3
VERMONT 0 0 0 x -- 0
First period - No Scoring.
Penalties - BR, 2-4; V, 1-2.
BR, Yann Danis, 10-6-14-x - 30 (60:00);
V, Shawn Conschafter, 4-7-7-x - 18 (58:46).
Records - BR, 12-10-3, 10-7-2; V, 11-15-3, 8-11-0.