March 13, 2004

Bears Sweep Princeton in the ECAC Quarterfinal Series

March 13, 2004

The Brown University women's ice hockey team (18-10-2, 12-5-1) came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Princeton (20-11-2, 12-6-0), 3-2 in overtime Saturday afternoon in the second game of the ECAC quarterfinal series at Meehan Auditorium. With the win, the Bears will continue on to the ECAC Final Four next weekend.

After a quiet start Princeton put itself on the board 9:32 into the first period. The goal was knocked in after a series of blocked shots to give the Tigers a 1-0 advantage headed into the first intermission.

Both teams went scoreless in the second, but the Bears controlled the puck the majority of the period, out-shooting the Tigers 17-11. Brown ended the period on a 5 x 3 power play, which they hope to take advantage of at the start of the third period.

Brown couldn't convert on the golden opportunity and instead went down 2-0 at the 5:42 mark in the third. However, the Bears surged back to score two goals in a two-minute span to bring the game to a 2-2 deadlock.

At 11:58, sophomore Margaret Ramsay netted Brown's first goal (Toronto, ONT) off a rebounded shot by junior Katie Guay (Westfield, MA). At 13:16 junior Amy McLaughlin (Berlin, MA) set up junior Jessica Link (Clifton Park, NY) in front of the goal to notch her 27th goal of the game to send the game into overtime.

In overtime, the Bears notched the game winner at the 8:56 mark when sophomore Myria Heinhuis (Chatham, ONT) and McLaughlin set up Link to tally her second goal of the game.

In net, senior Katie Germain (Sarnia, ONT) had 25 saves for the Bears.

The Bears will continue action in the ECAC Final Four at Union March 20-21.

BROWN 0 0 2 1 3
PRINCETON 1 0 1 0 2

1st period-PR-Lisa Rasmussen (Gretchen Anderson)-9:32 Penalties-BR-4, PRINCE-1

2nd Period-No score Penalties-BR-1, PRINCE-5

3rd Period-PR-Lisa Rasmussen (Gretchen Anderson, Heather Jackson)-5:42; BR-Margaret Ramsay (Katie Guay)-11:58, Jessica Link (Amy McLaughlin)-13:16 Penalties-BR-0, PRINCE-1

OT-BR-Jessica Link (Amy McLaughlin, Myria Heinhuis)-8:56

Powerplays BR-0/6, PRINCE-0/5

Saves-BR-GERMAIN, 6-11-7-1 - 25 (68:56), PRINCE, VAN BEUSEKOM, 10-17-10-2 - 39 (68:56)

Records - BR, 18-10-2, 12-5-1 ECAC; PRINCE, 20-11-2, 12-6-0 ECAC