October 22, 2007

Brown Team Defeats White Team, 4-0, in Annual Brown vs. White Scrimmage

Oct. 22, 2007

After the first week of practice, the Brown men's ice hockey team suited up for the annual Brown vs. White Scrimmage. Junior Eric Slais (Fenton, MO) scored two goals and assisted a third to help lead the Brown team to a 4-0 victory over the White team on Saturday afternoon.

The Brown team jumped out to a 1-0 lead 8:24 into the first 25-minute half when Slais scored the first unofficial goal of the season off assists from junior Matt Vokes (Auburn, MA) and senior Chris Poli (Medfield, MA). Vokes then gave the Brown team a 2-0 lead with 1:24 left in the half, converting a two-on-one with Slais. Slais put his team up, 3-0, just 25 seconds later when he scored on a breakaway to end the first half.

The two teams then played a 20-minute half to close the scrimmage. Sophomore Devin Timberlake (Port Alberni, BC) scored off a pass from classmate Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) with 3:34 remaining for the 4-0 final.

Overall, the Brown team held a 31-24 advantage in shots on goal during the two periods. Sophomore Tristan Favro (Westfield, NJ) stopped all 20 shots he faced, including all 18 in the first half while in net for the Brown team. He then played the final 5:21 of the second half for the Brown team and recorded two saves. Junior Mark Sibbald (Ridgeway, ONT) started the game for the White team and made eight saves, allowing one goal in 16:07. He also played the first 14:39 of the second half for the Brown team and stopped all four shots he faced. Sophomore Dan Rosen (Syosset, NY) played the final 8:53 of the first half for the White team and allowed two goals on seven shots. He played the entire second half for the White Team and topped 14 of 15 to finish the day with 19 saves.

The Bears have four more days of practice before traveling to New Haven to face Ontario Institute of Technology in an exhibition contest Friday afternoon at 4:30 in the Showcase at Ingalls. The next night, Brown opens its season with a 7:30 p.m. contest against Yale, which will count as a non-league game.