Oct. 4, 2005
PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown University seniors Joe Bauer (Apple Valley, MN) and Paul Crosty (Edmonton, ALB) have been named Captains of the men's ice hockey team for the 2005-2006 season, announced by ninth-year head coach Roger Grillo. The duo will also be counted on to lead the Bears in their quest for their fourth straight winning campaign, a feat that has been accomplished only been accomplished four other times in the history of the program, and not since 1978. They are the 100th and 101st Captains for the Brown hockey program.
Bauer enters the season having played in all 64 games over the past two seasons on the Bears front line. He is one of the top penalty killers on the team and has tallied 4-8-12 numbers in three seasons, including the game-winning goal in last year's 5-1 victory over Providence College. Bauer joined the Brown team after four seasons with Apple Valley High School. A captain as a junior and senior, Bauer was a two-time Team MVP and two-time All-Conference selection, leading the team with 14-32-46 numbers as a senior.
Crosty rejoins the team this season after recovering from a knee injury suffered in August of 2004. A strong defenseman who plays with a dominating presence on the ice, Crosty provides valuable experience to the Bears' blueline corps. He has played in 69 games in three seasons with Brown, including all 31 as a junior in 2003-2004. A part of both the power-play and penalty-kill units, Crosty has 2-10-12 numbers in three seasons and 97 penalty minutes. He joined the Bears after two seasons with the Fort Saskatchewan Traders of the AJHL. He posted 5-15-20 numbers in 2001, while adding 200 penalty minutes.
The 2005-2006 men's ice hockey season and its quest for the 2006 ECACHL Championship, kicks off on Friday, November 4, when the Bears host Colgate in a 7:00 p.m. contest at Meehan Auditorium.