December 7, 2002

Five Different Bears Score As Brown Cruises To 5-2 Win Over Princeton

Dec. 7, 2002

PRINCETON, NJ- The Brown men's ice hockey team (5-5-1, 5-5-1) scored five straight goals to defeat Princeton (1-12-0, 1-9-0), 5-2, in an ECAC and Ivy League men's ice hockey contest on Saturday evening at Baker Rink, snapping a five-game skid, in which the Bears went 0-4-1.

After just over 10 minutes of scoreless action, the Tigers took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Matt Maglione from the point at 10:28 of the opening period. Princeton increased its lead to 2-0 just nine seconds into the second stanza as Chris Owen beat one Brown defender and took junior Yann Danis (Saint-Jerome, QUE) one-on-one, scoring his sixth goal of the year.

The Bears got on the board at 10:57 of the second period as junior Shane Mudryk (Leduc, ALB) went top-shelf on Princeton's net-minder for his second goal of the year. It was assisted by senior Keith Kirley (Levertt, MA) and sophomore leading scorer Les Haggett (Norwood, NY), who each tallied their second points in as many games.

Less than three minutes later, junior Adam Saunders (Moose Jaw, SASK) scored on the power-play to knot the game at 2-2 at the 13:47 mark of the middle period. Mudryk and senior captain Tye Korbl (Barnstable, MA) each assisted as Saunders and Korbl earned their second points in as many games. The power-play goal also snapped Brown's scoreless streak while on the man-advantage of 0-34, spanning over 16 periods of hockey.

Senior Paul Esdale (Edmonton, ALB) gave Brown a 3-2 lead with 1:11 remaining in the second period, with a slap-shot from the top of the right face-off circle, as he scored his fourth goal of the year. Mudryk and Saunders each assisted on the goal.

Just 14 seconds into the third period, senior Jason Wilson (LaSalle, ONT) increased Brown's lead to 4-2 with his third goal of the year. Korbl assisted for his second point of the game.

Junior Pascal Denis (Magog, QUE) gave Brown a 5-2 lead at 13:22 of the final period, knocking in the rebound of a Haggett shot, scoring his team-leading fifth goal of the season.

For the game, Danis finished with 18 saves. Brown will take a three-week break for exams and will return to action on December 27th when the Bears face North Dakota, who is currently ranked #1 in the country in the first round of the Northern Lights Ice Classic, hosted by the Fighting Sioux.

Brown 5, Princeton 2
Scoring/b>
1 P Matt Maglione (Sebastian Borza, Steve Slaton) PPG 10:28
2 P Chris Owen (Jesse Masear) 0:09
2 B Shane Mudryk (Les Haggett, Keith Kirley) 10:57
2 B Adam Saunders (Shane Mudryk, Tye Korbl) PPG 13:47
2 B Paul Esdale (Shane Mudryk, Adam Saunders) GWG 18:51
3 B Jason Wilson (Tye Korbl) 0:14
3 B Pascal Denis (Les Haggett) 13:22

Saves 1st 2nd 3rd OT Total/b>
Yann Danis, B 60:00 7 7 4 x 18
Trevor Clay, P 60:00 4 6 7 x 17

Total Penalties/b> Powerplays/b>
Brown 3/6:00 Brown 1/5
Princeton 5/10:00 Princeton 1/3