Men’s hockey skates tied 2-2 at Dartmouth on Saturday
HANNOVER, NH – The Brown Bears (1-2-1, 1-2-1 ECAC) and Dartmouth Big Green (1-2-1, 1-1-1 ECAC) skated to a 2-2 draw Saturday night at Thompson Arena with the home team winning the shootout for the extra ECAC point.
Saturday marked the first game in overtime and the first draw of the season for Brown and Dartmouth.
“Getting a tie and a point on the road is positive, but we have to start the game with the urgency with which we seem to end the game,” the head coach said. Brendan Whittet ’94. “Our discipline continues to be an issue with six other miners – we have to understand playing hard and aggressive while maintaining control.”
james crossman gave the Bears the lead at 3:21 of the first period with his first of the season on the power play. Dartmouth’s Tanner Palocsik was whistled for cross-checking and Brown took the lead with Crossman’s tally with assists from Samuli Niinisaari and Bradley Cocca.
The Big Green responded with a power play goal at 16:29 of the first as Luke Haymes finished off a pass from John Fusco to tie the game at 1-1. Cooper Flinton also helped Haymes lead the fourth team of the season.
Matthew Caron (34 saves) shone in the second period, stopping all 15 shots faced in the frame. Brown and Dartmouth went scoreless in the period and went into the third draw.
Brown had multiple scoring opportunities midway through the second with Dartmouth goaltender Cooper Black (19 saves) stopping seven shots in 2:11.
Bradley Cocca put the Bears ahead just 1:39 into the third period, collecting a Cole Quisenberry pass on a rush to Brown and beat Black with a quick shot from the lunge. Matt Sutton also assisted on the go-ahead goal.
Dartmouth tied the game as Braiden Dorfman scored on the power play with 6:23 left in regulation. Palocsik and Joey Musa assisted on the tying goal.
Brown had a first chance in overtime, but a waiting penalty gave Dartmouth their sixth power-play chance of the night halfway through the extra period. Caron stopped five shots on Dartmouth’s lead and finished the extra period with seven saves to tie the game at 2-2.
Musa was the only scorer in the shootout to give the Big Green the extra point.
- Cocca had a goal and an assist for his second career two-point effort and first since Feb. 29, 2020, against Princeton.
- Brown finished the night with 20 blocked shots. Krys led all skaters with seven blocks to tie a career high.
- Brown won the faceoff battle with a combined night of 41 for 81. Jordan Tonelli directed centers with a night 13 for 23.
- Brown ended the night 1-2 on the power play, with Dartmouth managing to limit penalties. Dartmouth went 2 for 6 on man advantage.
Brown returns to Meehan Auditorium next weekend to host the Quinnipiac Bobcats (4-1-2, 1-0-0 ECAC) on Friday and the Princeton Tigers (0-2-0, 0-2-0 ECAC) the Saturday. Both games will air on ESPN+. Click here to buy tickets.
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