Wayne State Hands Bears 5-3 Loss

Nov. 10, 2006

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, RI - Junior Jeff Prough (Farmington Hills, MI) scored two goals for the Brown (0-2-2) men's ice hockey team, but it wasn't enough as Wayne State (2-6-0) handed the Bears a 5-3 loss in non-league action Friday night at Meehan Auditorium. The Warriors scored three goals in the first period and never trailed in the game, defeating Brown for the second straight meeting.

Wayne State opened the scoring just 3:22 in when Jared Katz beat Brown sophomore Mark Sibbald (Ridgeway, ONT) for his second goal of the year. However, Prough scored his first of two goals just 1:07 later at 4:29 when he collected the puck off a faceoff win by sophomore Matt Vokes (Auburn, MA) and beat Warriors' Brett Bothwell with a low-angle shot, tying the game at 1-1.

Wayne State scored back-to-back goals 4:46 apart to grab a 3-1 lead at 12:46, but again Prough responded for Brown, scoring on the power-play at 15:54. Junior Brian McNary (Edmonton, ALB) and Vokes each assisted on the goal.

The two teams traded goals in the second period, with Jason Baclig scoring a power-play goal for Wayne State just 1:57 in, ending Sibbald's night with 10 saves. Senior Antonin Roux (Danville, QUE) brought Brown to within a goal at 16:11, when he knocked the puck past Bothwell on a Sean Dersch (Edmonton, ALB) rebound.

Brown continued to press for the equalizer in the third period, pulling freshman Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY), who had replaced Sibbald after Wayne State's fourth goal, with 1:38 left to play. The extra attacker gave Brown, which was on the power-play, a six-on-four advantage. The Bears thought they had tied it with a little over a minute remaining, but the goal was waived off after the red light went on prematurely.

Wayne State gained control of the puck and Mike Forgie fired it into the open net for the 5-3 final.

Rosen finished with 17 saves, including 12 in the third period, while not allowing a goal in his first collegiate action. The Bears and Warriors face off tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m.