2011-12 Men's Hockey News

June 26, 2011
Dennis Robertson Drafted by Toronto in 6th Round of 2011 NHL Draft
Brown University rising sophomore Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, BC) was chosen by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Bears’ first player to be drafted since Brian Ihnacak ’07 and Paul Baier ’08 were drafted in 2004, Robertson was selected in the sixth round (173rd overall). He is the first Brown player to be drafted by Toronto and is the highest player to be selected while a current student-athlete since Geoff Finch ’94 went in the 7th round (137th overall).

June 30, 2011
Whittet Announces Nine-Member Class of 2015
Brown men’s hockey head coach Brendan Whittet ’94 has announced his second recruiting class as the Bears head coach. This talented group of nine players (five forwards and four defensemen) is set to join the Bears this fall as part of the Class of 2015. They represent three different states and two different provinces. Ontario (four players) and Massachusetts (two players) lead the way, while Colorado, New York, and Nova Scotia are also represented in this year’s class.

July 18, 2011
Whittet Announces 2011-12 Schedule
Brown men's hockey head coach Brendan Whittet has announced the Bears 2011-12 schedule, which features a challenging non-league portion in addition to the 22 games against ECAC Hockey opponents. The Bears renew old rivalries with Army and Holy Cross this year and also face several familiar non-league opponents.

July 22, 2011
Brown Alumni Danis and Garbutt Sign NHL Contracts
A pair of former Brown hockey standouts, Yann Danis ’04 and Ryan Garbutt ’09 have signed NHL contracts, Danis with the Edmonton Oilers and Garbutt with the Dallas Stars. Both have signed a one-year two-way contract with their respective clubs.

August 23, 2011
Farnham Featured on Inside College Hockey A-Z
Our next two INCH A-Z profiles have something in common. Both are senior leaders and counted on for lots of minutes on the ice. Get to know Alabama-Huntsville's Jamie Easton and Brown's Bobby Farnham.

September 2, 2011
Brown Hockey Players Rescue Three at Little Compton beach
Mike Wolff and five of his Brown hockey teammates hadn’t been swimming, surfing and boogie boarding for long in the choppy waves at South Shore Beach in Little Compton on Tuesday afternoon when they heard a girl screaming.

September 14, 2011
Mike Souza Named Brown Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach
Mike Souza has been named an assistant hockey coach, joining Brendan Whittet’s ’94 staff in 2011. Souza comes to Brown after a successful professional playing career, having competed in both the AHL and internationally.

September 28, 2011
Maclellan Named ECAC Hockey Pre-Season All-League
Brown University senior captain Jack Maclellan (Calgary, Alberta) has been named to the pre-season ECAC Hockey All-League Team by the league’s 12 coaches. A Second Team All-ECAC Hockey honoree a year ago, Maclellan will look to lead the Bears in their quest for an ECAC Hockey Championship.

October 5, 2011
Brown, Dunkin' Donuts Center to Host 2013 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey East Regional
The NCAA announced today that Brown University will host the 2013 NCAA Men's Hockey East Regional at Providence’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center, marking the ninth NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament competition in Providence, but first since 2003. The Dunkin’ Donuts Center, formerly known as the Providence Civic Center, has hosted the Frozen Four six times, and this will be the third time it has hosted regional competition.

October 6, 2011
Maclellan Named a Candidate for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
Brown senior captain Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) has been named a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which is presented each year to the outstanding senior NCAA Division I Student-Athlete of the Year across ten different sports. The acronym “CLASS” stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®.

October 6, 2011
Volpatti on Canucks Opening Day Roster
Former Brown hockey standout Aaron Volpatti ’10 (Revelstoke, BC), who appeared in 15 NHL games in his first full professional season in 2010-11, is on the Vancouver Canucks opening day roster. The Canucks are scheduled to open up the 2011-12 season tonight, Thursday, October 6, at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

October 19, 2011
Zolnierczyk Scores Goal in First NHL Game with the Flyers
Former Brown captain and 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year Harry Zolnierczyk ’11 (Toronto, ONT) made his NHL debut on Tuesday, October 18th, in a 7-2 Flyers win over the Ottawa Senators. The second Brown alum to play in an NHL game so far this year, joining Aaron Volpatti ’10 (Revelstoke, BC), who is with the Vancouver Canucks, Zolnierczyk scored his first career goal late in the third period. In four games with the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms, Zolnierczyk had 4 points (1g, 3a).

October 21, 2011
Bears Face First Test with Pair of Scrimmages This Weekend
The Brown men's hockey team faces its first tests of the 2011-12 season this weekend with a pair of scrimmages. The Bears host Ivy foe Harvard in an informal scrimmage on Saturday night and return to the ice Sunday afternoon when they welcome Waterloo to Meehan for a 2:00 exhibition contest. Both events are free and open to the public.

October 23, 2011
Pair of Power Play Goals and 20 Saves From Clemente Lifts Bears Past Waterloo, 2-0, in Exhibition
The Brown men’s hockey team scored a pair of power play goals and senior Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) stopped 20 shots, as the Bears defeated Waterloo, 2-0, in an exhibition contest on Sunday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium. The exhibition was the final pre-season event for the Bears, who open their 2011-12 season on Friday, October 29, when they face Dartmouth in first round action of the Ivy Showcase.

October 28, 2011
Bears Fall to Dartmouth, 2-1, on Late Goal
The Brown men’s hockey team (0-1-0, 0-0-0) dropped a 2-1 decision to Dartmouth (1-0-0, 0-0-0) as part of the 2011 Ivy Shootout in the season opener for both teams Friday evening at Thompson Arena. The result counts as a non-league contest for both teams though it does not count in ECAC Hockey or Ivy standings.

October 28, 2011
Bears Set to Begin 87th Season at Dartmouth
The Brown men’s hockey team opens its 2011-12 season against Dartmouth on Friday, October 28, when the Bears travel to Hanover, NH for the fifth edition of the Ivy Showcase. Third-year head coach Brendan Whittet ’94 will look to continue the Bears’ upward trajectory in ECAC Hockey. Mark White, promoted to Associate Head Coach in August, also starts his third year at Brown, while first-year assistant coach Mike Souza rounds out the Bears’ coaching staff.

October 29, 2011
Second Line Powers Brown Men’s Hockey Past Princeton, 3-2
The Brown men’s hockey team (1-1-0, 0-0-0) won its first game of the season, 3-2 over Princeton (0-1-1, 0-0-0), and evened its record at 1-1 in game three of the Ivy Shootout, hosted by Dartmouth. The result counts as a non-league contest for both teams though it does not count in ECAC Hockey or Ivy standings.

November 1, 2011
Clemente Named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week
Brown senior goalie Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) has been named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 30th. Clemente helped lead the Bears to a weekend split in its season-opening games, narrowly falling to Dartmouth, 2-1, and edging Princeton, 3-2.

November 3, 2011
Brendan Whittet ’94 Featured in November 3rd ECAC Hockey Radio Show
Inside the ECAC Hockey Weekly Radio Show is a program highlighting action from the previous weekend's games, and upcoming games. The program also includes interviews with coaches and student-athletes and showcases stories from around the League.

November 3, 2011
GoalsForGood.org Launched
Goals For Good is excited to announce the launch of its website, GoalsForGood.org, and is now accepting donations for the inaugural season of the Goals For Good charitable competition. All 12 ECAC Hockey members, both men and women, will take part in the competition, which will raise money for 12 different non-profit charities.

November 4, 2011
Pair of Short Handed Goals Lift #18 Colgate Past Brown, 5-3
18th-ranked Colgate (5-2-1, 1-0-0) capitalized on two Brown mistakes with Austin Smith scoring a pair of short-handed goals, as the Raiders earned a 5-3 win over the Bears (1-2-0, 0-1-0) in the 2011-12 home opener for the Bears Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium.

November 4, 2011
Bears Open ECAC Hockey Play at Home against #18 Colgate and Cornell
The Bears open the ECAC Hockey portion of their schedule with a pair of home games against Colgate and Cornell, the teams that Brown faced in the final weekend of the 2010-11 regular season. Last year, Brown earned a season sweep of both central New York teams, marking the first time ever that Brown posted a season sweep of both Colgate and Cornell in the same season. The games are the only League games to be played at Meehan Auditorium during the month of November, as the Bears host AIC on the 22nd in their only other home November contest. The Bears, who play seven of their 11 first semester games on the road, have only one other home date, the December 3rd contest against travel partner Yale.

November 5, 2011
Third Period Goals by Lamacchia and Jacobson Lift Bears Past Cornell, 5-4
Trailing, 4-3, with less than eight minutes left in regulation, rookies Massimo Lamacchia (Maple, ONT) and Ryan Jacobson (Greenwood Village, CO) scored goals 1:19 apart to help the Brown men’s hockey team (2-2-0, 1-1-0) come back for a 5-4 win over Cornell (1-2-0, 1-1-0) on Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium. The game, which featured three ties and three lead changes was back-and-forth all night, as the Big Red erased an early 2-0 deficit with three straight goals, before eventually leading 4-3 after the end of 40 minutes.

November 11, 2011
Bears Hit the Road for ECAC Hockey Games at #9 Union and RPI
The Bears travel to New York’s Capital District this weekend to face #9 Union and RPI in their final full League weekend of the semester. Following Saturday’s contest at RPI, the Bears have a full week off, before resuming play at Army on Saturday, November 19th, a game that kicks off a stretch of three non-league games in the span of seven days. Brown closes the semester with a Thursday/Saturday home-and-home with travel-partner Yale. Brown’s next full Friday-Saturday ECAC Hockey weekend is not until January 6-7 when the Bears host Princeton and Quinnipiac. This weekend against Union and Rensselaer, Brown will look to build upon its 2-2-0 record after posting splits in each of its first two weekends. Both weekends, the Bears lost on Friday and rebounded with a win on Saturday night.

November 11, 2011
Maclellan’s Pair Lifts Bears to 2-1 Upset over #9 Union
Senior Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) scored a pair of goals 3:55 apart during the last four minutes of the first period to help erase an early 1-0 deficit and lead the Brown men’s hockey team (3-2-0, 2-1-0) to a 2-1 win over #9 Union (5-2-3, 2-1-0) on Friday evening at Union’s Messa Rink.

November 12, 2011
Special Teams the Difference as Bears Fall to RPI, 1-0
The Brown power play was held scoreless in six opportunities, while RPI capitalized on one of four power play chances, as the Engineers (2-9-0, 1-3-0) snapped an eight game losing streak and earned their first ECAC Hockey win of the season with a 1-0 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (3-3-0, 2-2-0) on Saturday evening at Houston Fieldhouse.

November 19, 2011
Bears Begin Three-Game Non-League Stretch Saturday at Army
After two straight weekends with ECAC Hockey games, Brown opens a three-game non-league stretch Saturday night at Army, its only game of the weekend. Saturday’s game at Army will pit the former ECAC rivals against each other with a pair of Brown alumni facing each other as head coaches of their respective teams with Whittet facing off against Army’s Brian Riley, a 1983 Brown alum. Following Saturday’s game against the Black Knights, the Bears have a quick turn around for their next game, hosting AIC on Tuesday, November 22nd, before they close out the three-game swing at Holy Cross on November 26th. Brown’s next ECAC Hockey contest is December 1st at Yale, as the Bears close out the fall semester on December 3rd at home against Yale.

November 19, 2011
Bears Outshoot Army, 54-19, Settle for 1-1 Tie
The Brown men’s hockey team (3-3-1, 2-2-0 ECAC Hockey) posted a season-high 54 shots, but came up against a hot goalie in Army’s Rob Tadazak, settling for a 1-1 tie against the Black Knights (1-5-4, 1-3-3) on Saturday evening at Tate Rink. Senior Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) scored the lone goal for the Bears, while senior Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) made 18 saves.

November 22, 2011
Bears Stunned by AIC, Fall to Yellow Jackets, 3-0
AIC scored three goals in the final 30 minutes of the game, as the Yellow Jackets (3-8-2, 2-3-2 AHA) stunned the Brown men’s hockey team (3-4-1, 2-2-0 ECAC Hockey) with a 3-0 win over the Bears on Tuesday evening at Meehan Auditorium.

November 22, 2011
Bears Host AIC Tuesday at 7:00
Currently in the midst of a three-game non-league stretch, all against teams from Atlantic Hockey, Brown hosts American International on Tuesday and will travel to Holy Cross on Saturday. Tonight’s game against AIC will be the ninth meeting between the two teams all-time and the first since 2009-10 when Brown earned a 5-2 win over the Yellow Jackets. Following Saturday’s game at Holy Cross, Brown will close out its first semester with a home-and-home series against its travel partner, Yale. The teams play in New Haven on December 1st and face off in Providence on December 3rd.

November 26, 2011
Bears to Face Holy Cross Saturday Afternoon in 3rd Straight Non-League Game
Brown closes out a three-game non-league stretch, all against teams from Atlantic Hockey, on Saturday afternoon at Holy Cross. This afternoon’s game against the Crusaders marks the sixth game between Brown and Holy Cross all-time and the first since December of 2004 when the Bears earned a 5-2 win in the Championship Game of the UConn Hockey Classic. Following Saturday’s game at Holy Cross, Brown will close out its first semester with a home-and-home series against its travel partner, Y

November 26, 2011
Bears Shutout for Second Straight Game, 2-0 at Holy Cross
The Bears’ offensive struggles continued to plague them, as the Brown men’s hockey team (3-5-1, 2-2-0 ECAC Hockey) was shutout for the second consecutive game, falling to Holy Cross (5-6-0, 3-4-0 AHA), 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Crusaders’ Hart Center. After scoring 12 goals in its first four games, Brown has scored just three in its last five, while posting a 1-3-1 record during that time.

December 1, 2011
Bears to Face Yale in Home-and-Home Series
After three straight games against teams from Atlantic Hockey, Brown closes out its first semester with a home-and-home series with its travel partner, Yale. The two Ivy rivals face off in New Haven on Thursday night and then close out the regular season series on Saturday night in Providence. The game in Providence is also the 2nd half of a double-header with the women’s team, as Brown celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Meehan Auditorium. Following Saturday’s contest against the Bulldogs, the Bears will break for nearly four weeks (27 days) for exams and the holidays. Brown’s next game is not until December 30th when the Bears face New Hampshire in a 7:00 p.m. contest.

December 1, 2011
Three-Goal Third Period Downs Bears in 5-3 Loss at #14 Yale
With the Brown men’s hockey team (3-6-1, 2-3-0) holding a 3-2 lead after two periods of play, #14 Yale (6-3-1, 4-1-0) exploded for three goals in the final 10 minutes of play to earn a 5-3 victory over the Bears on Thursday evening at Ingalls Rink.

December 3, 2011
Maclellan Scores Game-Winner with 2:13 Remaining to Lift Bears to 6-4 Win over #14 Yale
The Brown men’s hockey team (4-6-1, 3-3-0) scored two times in the final three minutes of play to break a 4-4 tie and earn a 6-4 win over 14th-ranked Yale (6-4-1, 4-2-0) on Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium. Brown lead by two goals on three occasions during the game with the last one holding, as Yale twice battled back from two-goal deficits to tie the game at 2-2 and again at 4-4. Senior Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) led Brown with two goals, while freshman Ryan Jacobson (Greenwood Village, CO) had a goal and two assists.

December 6, 2011
Jacobson Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman forward Ryan Jacobson (Greenwood Village, CO) has been named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for the week ending December 4th. Jacobson was instrumental in helping to lead Brown to a home-and-home split with #14 Yale, posting four points (1g, 3a) in the two games to go along with a “+4” rating.

December 30, 2011
Bears Weather Third Period Storm, Defeat New Hampshire, 5-2
Clinging to a 3-2 lead early in the third period, sophomore goalie Marco De Filippo (Auronzo Di Cadore, Italy) and the rest of the Brown men’s hockey team (5-6-1, 3-3-0 ECAC Hockey) weathered a furious UNH comeback attempt and scored two late goals to earn a 5-2 win over the Wildcats (6-10-2, 4-7-1 Hockey East) on Friday evening at the Whittemore Center.

December 30, 2011
Bears Return to the Ice Friday Night at New Hampshire After Four-Week Break
After a nearly four-week break for exams and the holidays, the Bears are back in action with a pair of non-league games against teams from Hockey East. Brown faces New Hampshire in Durham on Friday evening and will close out the non-league portion of its schedule on Sunday, January 1st, with the 26th annual edition of the Mayor’s Cup game between Brown and Providence.

January 1, 2012
Brown Scores Five Straight Goals en Route to 5-2 Victory in Mayor’s Cup Battle
Sparked by three second period goals, the Brown men’s hockey team (6-6-1, 3-3-0 ECAC Hockey) erased an early 2-0 deficit, scoring five unanswered goals to earn a 5-2 win over Providence (8-8-1, 6-4-0 Hockey East) in the 26th Annual Mayor’s Cup battle Sunday afternoon at PC’s Schneider Arena. After dropping a pair of 4-3 decisions in 2008-09 & 2009-10, and posting a 4-4 tie last season, the win also gives the six members of Brown’s Class of 2012 its first career win over Providence.

January 1, 2012
Men's Hockey to Face Providence in 26th Annual Mayor's Cup Battle
Brown closes out the non-league portion of its 2011-12 schedule on Sunday when it faces its second straight Hockey East opponent in Providence. Sunday’s game marks the 26th annual edition of the Mayor’s Cup series between the Bears and Friars and is the 91st meeting between the two schools all-time. Brown, which scored twice in the final five minutes of last year’s Mayor’s Cup game (both by Jack Maclellan ’12) to force a 4-4 tie, has not won a Mayor’s Cup game since the 2006-07 season, as PC is 3-0-1 in the last four games. Following Sunday’s contest, the Bears will play 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests, alternating home-and-away weekends for eight weeks.

January 3, 2012
Jacobson Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman forward Ryan Jacobson (Greenwood Village, CO) has been named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for the week ending January 1st. It marks the second straight Rookie of the Week honor for Jacobson, who also earned the recognition following Brown’s last two games of the first semester. Jacobson was instrumental in helping to lead Brown to a pair of non-league wins, posting 3-2-5 numbers in back-to-back 5-2 victories over New Hampshire and Providence.

January 4, 2012
Joey de Concilys ’15 Featured in St. Catharines Standard
Joey DeConcilys is a big-picture kind of guy. The 18-year-old St. Catharines native has always put school before hockey, a decision that saw him forgo the opportunity to play for his hometown Niagara IceDogs in order to maintain his NCAA eligibility. As well, DeConcilys left the St. Catharines Falcons after a stellar rookie campaign as a 16-year-old to attend Salisbury Prep School in Connecticut in order to enhance his opportunities at the collegiate level.

January 6, 2012
Bears Kick Off Stretch of 16 Straight ECAC Hockey Games This Weekend Against Princeton and Quinnipiac
Brown begins a stretch of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests this weekend when it hosts Princeton and Quinnipiac in a pair of 7:00 games. The Bears will be looking to stretch their current three-game winning streak and climb above .500 for the first time since mid-November when Brown was 3-2-0. Brown will also be looking to move up in the ECAC Hockey standings, as the Bears are currently in 11th place. That placing is deceiving, however, as Brown (and Yale) has played the fewest League games with just six so far this season.

January 6, 2012
Bears Winning Streak Halted at Three Games; Brown Falls to Princeton, 3-2, in Overtime
Senior Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) scored his team-leading 8th goal of the year to force overtime, but Princeton’s Michael Sdao lifted the Tigers (5-9-4, 4-7-1) to a 3-2 win with the game-winner at 3:02 of the extra frame on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium. The loss halts Brown’s (6-7-1, 3-4-0) three-game winning streak and keeps the Bears in 11th place in the ECAC Hockey Standings.

January 6, 2012
Yann Danis ’04 Named to AHL All-Star Classic
Oklahoma City goaltender Yann Danis, a former Brown standout, has been selected to play in the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic January 29-30 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Danis will represent the Western Conference. A native of Lafontaine, Quebec, Danis is playing in his eighth year of professional hockey, and his first with the Barons. Through 21 games, Danis has guided the Barons to a 14-5-0-1 record. He ranks fourth in the league with a 2.20 goals-against average (GAA) and is sixth in the league with a .924 save percentage. This is Danis’ second AHL All-Star Game, he was named Co-Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2006 AHL All-Star game in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

January 7, 2012
Bears Tie Quinnipiac, 2-2
Quinnipiac erased a 2-0 first-period deficit with two goals in a span of 1:24 late in the second period as the Bobcats (12-7-5, 4-4-4) came back to earn a 2-2 tie with the Brown men’s hockey team (6-7-2, 3-4-1) on Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium.

January 11, 2012
Lorito Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman forward Matt Lorito (Oakville, ONT) has been named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for the week ending January 8th. It marks the second straight week that a Brown player has been named Rookie of the Week after classmate Ryan Jacobson (Greenwood Village, CO) earned the honor last year. In three games (including the contest at Providence on January 1st), Lorito tallied 1-5-6 numbers to go along with a +2 rating.

January 13, 2012
Bears Travel to Upstate New York for Games at St. Lawrence & Clarkson
In the midst of a stretch of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests, Brown travels to the North Country this weekend to face St. Lawrence and Clarkson in a pair of 7:00 p.m. games. After winning three straight games to start the second half of the year, Brown will look to get back in the win column after posting an 0-1-1 record at home last weekend. The Bears remain in 11th place in the ECAC Hockey standings with 7 points, one point behind ninth place (currently occupied by Clarkson & St. Lawrence) and four points out of 4th place (currently occupied by Union).

January 13, 2012
Bears Game at St. Lawrence Postponed Due to Power Outages in the Area
The Brown men’s hockey game scheduled at St. Lawrence for Friday, January 13th at 7:00 p.m. has been postponed due to power outages affecting the St. Lawrence County area. The game will now be played on Sunday, January 15th, at 4:00 p.m. All tickets for Friday’s games will be honored for admission on Sunday. Brown’s game at Clarkson on Saturday night at 7:00, will be played as scheduled.

January 14, 2012
Bears and Clarkson Play to 2-2 Tie
Clarkson’s Nick Tremblay capitalized on a defensive mistake by the Bears midway through the second period to help lift the Golden Knights (9-10-5, 3-4-3) to a 2-2 tie with the Brown men’s hockey team (6-7-3, 3-4-2) on Saturday evening at Cheel Arena. For the Bears, it was their third straight overtime game, while the tie marked the second straight for sophomore goalie Marco De Filippo (Auronzo Di Cadore, Italy), who also posted a 2-2 tie last Saturday against Quinnipiac.

January 15, 2012
Bears Complete Three-Point Weekend in the North Country with 4-1 Win at St. Lawrence
The Brown men’s hockey team (7-7-3, 4-4-2) utilized a dominating second period to break open a 0-0 game and earn a 4-1 win over St. Lawrence (8-12-3, 4-6-1) on Sunday afternoon at Appleton Arena. Originally scheduled for Friday, January 13th, the game was moved to the 15th after a winter storm and ensuing power outages affected the North Country on Thursday and Friday.

January 20, 2012
Bears Return Home to Host Rensselaer & #12 Union
In the midst of a stretch of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests, Brown returns home this weekend to host Rensselaer and #12 Union. The weekend series will close out the regular season with the Capital District pair, as the Bears split games at Union (2-1) and RPI (0-1) in November. Brown, which jumped from 11th to 8th in the ECAC standings after last weekend’s trip to the North Country, will look to continue its climb in the standings. With 10 points, the Bears sit one point behind sixth place (Yale & Clarkson) and two points behind fourth place (Colgate & Princeton). All children 12-and-under will be admitted free of charge for Friday's game, while youth hockey players will be admitted free of charge for Saturday's game.

January 20, 2012
Maclellan Featured on This Week in ECAC Hockey Radio Show
Inside the ECAC Hockey Weekly Radio Show is a program highlighting action from the previous weekend's games, and upcoming games. The program also includes interviews with coaches and student-athletes and showcases stories from around the League.

January 20, 2012
Bears Shutout by RPI for Second Time This Season, 3-0
Last place RPI (5-16-1, 2-8-1) converted a pair of power plays in the second period to earn a 3-0 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (7-8-3, 4-5-2) on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium. The loss to RPI is the second by the Bears this season as both of the Engineers’ ECAC Hockey wins have come against Brown, and both by shutout after RPI won, 1-0, in Troy earlier this year.

January 21, 2012
Bears Earn Come-From-Behind Win over #12 Union, 3-2
Trailing, 2-0, after the first period of play, the Bears’ second power play unit connected twice in the second period to help lead the Brown men’s hockey team (8-8-3, 5-5-2) past #12 Union (13-6-6, 7-3-3) on Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium. For Brown, it is the first season sweep of the Dutchmen since 2004-05, while the win vaults the Bears into a three-way tie for sixth place in the ECAC hockey standings.

January 27, 2012
Bears to Face Ivy Rivals Dartmouth and Harvard This Weekend
In the midst of a stretch of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests in which Brown will alternate home and away weekends, the Bears travel to Dartmouth and Harvard to face their Ivy rivals in a pair of critical games. The weekend series marks the first time the teams will play each other in League contests, though Brown and Dartmouth did meet in a non-league game in the season opener, a 2-1 Big Green win. These games are critical for all involved, as Brown and Harvard are tied for 6th in the League with 12 points and Dartmouth and Yale are tied for 9th in the League standings with 11 points. Brown and Yale have a game-in-hand over Harvard, while Dartmouth has a game in hand over Brown and Yale.

January 27, 2012
Dartmouth Leapfrogs Brown in ECAC Standings with 6-2 Win
Facing each other for the second time this season, but for the first time in League action, Brown and Dartmouth engaged in a physical battle for positioning in the standings, as the Bears entered the game just one point ahead of the Big Green. Dartmouth (9-8-2, 6-5-1) scored twice in the opening six minutes and never looked back, posting a 6-2 win over the Bears (8-9-3, 5-6-2) on Friday evening at Thompson Arena.

January 28, 2012
Harvard Comes Back to Score Three Times in Third Period to Earn 3-1 Win over Bears
Trailing, 1-0, to open the final 20 minutes of play, the Harvard Crimson (6-6-8, 5-4-6) scored three times in the third period to come back for a 3-1 victory over the Brown men’s hockey team (8-10-3, 5-7-2) on Saturday evening at the Bright Hockey Center. The weekend sweep at the hands of Dartmouth and Harvard marks the first time that Brown suffered a regular-season weekend sweep since almost exactly a year ago (to the day), as the Bears fell at RPI and Union last January 28th and 29th.

February 1, 2012
Maclellan Named a Finalist for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
Brown senior captain Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) has been named a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which is presented each year to the outstanding senior NCAA Division I Student-Athlete of the Year across ten different sports. The acronym “CLASS” stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®.

February 3, 2012
Bears Return Home to Host Clarkson & St. Lawrence
In the midst of a stretch of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests in which Brown will alternate home and away weekends, the Bears return home to host Clarkson and St. Lawrence in a pair of critical games. The weekend series marks second time that the teams will face each other, as Brown earned three points against the North Country duo three weeks ago with a 2-2 tie at Clarkson and a 4-1 win at St. Lawrence. These games are critical for all involved, as Brown (in 9th place) is just three points behind 5th-place Clarkson and just three points ahead of 11th place St. Lawrence.

February 3, 2012
Bears Can’t Recover From Sloppy First Period, Fall to Clarkson, 3-1
The visiting Golden Knights (13-11-5, 7-5-3) capitalized on a sloppy first period by the Bears (8-11-3, 5-8-2) to take a 2-0 first-period lead and then held on for a 3-1 win on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium. After getting outshot in the opening 20 minutes by a 12-9 margin, Brown would outshoot Clarkson, 32-8 over the final 40 minutes, but the bounces did not fall, and Brown dropped its third straight game since defeating first-place Union on January 21st.

February 4, 2012
Saints Come Back from 3-0 Deficit to Defeat Bears, 5-3
Trailing, 3-0, after the first period of play, St. Lawrence (10-15-3, 6-9-1) came back with five unanswered goals to earn a 5-3 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (8-12-3, 5-9-2) Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium. With the win, St. Lawrence leapfrogs Brown in the standings, as the Bears have fallen to 11th place, and are just one point ahead of 12th place RPI, after dropping four straight games.

February 10, 2012
#13 Cornell Erases 2-0 Deficit with Five Unanswered Goals; Defeats Bears, 5-2
For the second game in a row, the Brown men’s hockey team (8-13-3, 5-10-2) let a second period lead slip away, conceding five straight goals to its opposition, as #13 Cornell (12-6-6, 9-3-5) came back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 5-2 win over Brown on Friday evening at Lynah Rink. The win is Cornell’s first in three tries, as the Bears had won three straight against their Ivy rivals entering Friday’s game.

February 10, 2012
Bears to Face #13 Cornell and Colgate in Road Series
In the midst of a stretch of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests in which Brown will alternate home and away weekends, the Bears return to the road for a pair of games at #13 Cornell and Colgate. The weekend series marks second time that the teams will face each other, but the first since November, as Brown opened its 2011-12 ECAC Hockey slate against the central New York duo. Brown will look to snap a four-game skid and climb back into the thick of the ECAC standings with just six regular season games remaining.

February 11, 2012
Bears Comeback Falls Short; Colgate Holds on for 7-6 Win
Trailing, 7-4, with under 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Brown men’s hockey team (8-14-3, 5-11-2) fought back to within a goal, but the Bears’ comeback attempt came up just short in a 7-6 loss to Colgate (17-10-3, 11-6-1) on Saturday evening at Starr Rink.

February 15, 2012
Clemente Named Semi-Finalist for Walter Brown Award
Brown senior goalie Michael Clemente (Great Falls, Virginia) has been named a semi-finalist for the 60th Walter Brown Award, presented annually by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston to the best American-born college player in New England. This year’s crop of semifinalists represent 14 teams and Clemente is one of six from the ECAC to be named a semifinalist.

February 17, 2012
Bears Featured on InsideCollegeHockey.com
Whoever said there’s two sides to every story would love to be a season-ticket holder for Brown this year. On one side, Brown is the last-place team in ECAC Hockey, mired in a six-game losing streak and ranked among the bottom-15 teams in the country in scoring offense, scoring defense and power-play efficiency. On the other side, it’s a team that has twice beaten Union, knocked off Cornell and Yale, and posted wins on the road against New Hampshire and Providence.

February 17, 2012
Bears Close Out Regular Season Home Schedule with Harvard and Dartmouth
In the midst of a stretch of 16 straight ECAC Hockey contests and looking to snap a six-game winless streak, the Bears return home this weekend to host Ivy rivals Harvard and Dartmouth. The Bears will celebrate senior day on Saturday night following the conclusion of the Dartmouth game. Despite falling to last place in the League standings, the Bears can still finish as high as fifth place pending results of the last four regular season games. Earlier this season, the Bears were swept by Dartmouth and Harvard, falling to the Big Green, 6-2, and to the Crimson, 3-1.

February 17, 2012
Lamacchia’s Tying Goal with 1:46 Remaining Helps Bears Earn Point in 3-3 Tie with Harvard
Freshman Massimo Lamacchia (Maple, ONT) scored the game-tying goal with 1:46 left in regulation, capping the Bears’ comeback and helping to lift the Brown men’s hockey team (8-14-4, 5-11-3) to a 3-3 tie with visiting Harvard (8-7-11, 6-4-9) on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium. The tie gives the Bears a much-needed point, as Brown is now tied with RPI and Princeton with 13 points and sits just two points behind ninth-place Dartmouth.

February 18, 2012
Bears Fall Behind Early, Can’t Recover, Drop 4-1 Decision to Dartmouth
Brown’s tendency of giving up early goals continued to haunt the team, as Dartmouth (10-13-4, 7-10-3) took a 2-0 first-period lead and then stretched it to 3-0 in the second to skate past the Brown men’s hockey team (8-15-4, 5-12-3), 4-1, Saturday evening at Meehan Auditorium. The loss stretches Brown’s winless streak to eight games (0-7-1), dating back to a 2-1 win over Union on January 21st.

February 21, 2012
Farnham Featured in New England Hockey Journal
Brown University hockey coach Brendan Whittet finds himself telling another heroic story about his assistant captain, Bobby Farnham, and quickly catches himself. “It sounds I’m talking about Superman,” says Whittet (East Providence, R.I.). Whittet’s reflections of Farnham do not include a tale in which the senior forward leaps over a tall building in a single bound. However, they do include a story of Farnham spearheading a program in which an 8-year-old cancer survivor was “drafted” as a member of the Brown men’s hockey team. They also include a tale of Farnham participating in an ocean rescue of three swimmers who were caught in a rip current in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene last summer.

February 22, 2012
Maclellan Featured by College Hockey, Inc.
Ice time is valuable, as anyone who has tried to rent 50 minutes at their local rink can attest. It’s also a necessity for anyone hoping to improve their game and advance to the next level. That’s where Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium has proven invaluable for senior forward Jack Maclellan. In addition to extensive practice time, Maclellan has taken advantage of extra ice time, in particular developing his skating to help him become an elite player in ECAC Hockey and a top NHL prospect.

February 24, 2012
Men's Hockey Travels to Quinnipiac & Princeton for Final Two Regular Season Games
Brown will close out the 2011-12 regular season at Quinnipiac and Princeton, looking to snap an eight game (0-7-1) winless skid. The Bears, who have not won since a 3-2 victory over Union on January 21st, are assured of a road series for the first round of the ECAC Tournament, as they can finish no higher than 10th place. More important than positioning, however, is gaining some momentum prior to the First Round.

February 24, 2012
Third-Period Penalties Cost Bears in 4-1 Loss to Quinnipiac
Quinnipiac (17-11-5, 9-8-4) converted three straight power play chances in the game’s final eight minutes to break open a 1-1 game and skate away with a 4-1 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (8-16-4, 5-13-3) Friday evening at the TD Bank Center. The loss stretches Brown’s winless skid to nine games (0-8-1), as the Bears will look to gain some momentum tomorrow afternoon against Princeton before heading into the playoffs.

February 25, 2012
Pair of Princeton Goals in Final 1:50 Erase 2-0 Brown Lead, as Teams Play to 2-2 Draw
Trailing, 2-0, with less than two minutes to play, Princeton (8-14-7, 6-12-4) scored a pair of goals with its goalie on the bench to come back and earn a 2-2 tie with the Brown men’s hockey team (8-16-5, 5-13-4) Saturday afternoon at Baker Rink. With the tie, the Bears’ winless skid stretched to 10 games (0-8-2), as Brown failed to win a game during the month of February, finishing last in the ECAC Hockey standings.

February 28, 2012
For Brown and the Bairos Family, a Connection to Last a Lifetime
In the Bears, 7-year-old Ethan Bairos found physical and emotional strength for a fight with leukemia.

March 1, 2012
Maclellan and Robertson Named 2012 All-Ivy
Brown senior captain Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) and sophomore Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, BC) have been named 2012 All-Ivy in a vote by the League’s six coaches. Maclellan was one of three forwards named to First Team All-Ivy, while Robertson was named Second Team All-Ivy, earning a spot on the Second Team for the second straight year.

March 2, 2012
Bears to Face Fifth-Seeded Quinnipiac in ECAC First Round Best-of-Three Series
The 12th-seeded Bears face 5th-seeded Quinnipiac in a best-of-three First Round series. It marks the seventh straight that year that Brown will play a First Round series on the road and the eighth consecutive season that Brown will play in the First Round, as the Bears’ last top-four finish and subsequent bye came during the 2003-04 season. Brown and Quinnipiac also face each other for the second straight weekend, as the two teams met last Friday, and for the second straight year in the First Round, as the Bobcats swept Brown, 4-0 & 4-0, in last year’s first round series in Hamden.

March 2, 2012
Balanced Attack and Timely Goals Lead Bears Past Quinnipiac, 4-1
The Brown men’s hockey team (9-16-5, 5-13-4), seeded 12th in the ECAC, rode the strength of 25 saves from senior Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) and timely goals from the offense to earn a 4-1 win over fifth-seeded Quinnipiac (17-12-6, 9-8-5) on Friday evening in game one of the best-of-three first round series at the TD Bank Sports Center.

March 2, 2012
Smith Featured on This Week in ECAC Hockey Radio Show
Inside the ECAC Hockey Weekly Radio Show is a program highlighting action from the previous weekend's games, and upcoming games. The program also includes interviews with coaches and student-athletes and showcases stories from around the League.

March 3, 2012
Special Teams the Difference as Quinnipiac Evens First Round Series with 3-0 Win in Game 2
Facing elimination following Brown’s 4-1 win on Friday night, Quinnipiac (18-12-6, 9-8-5) scored just 2:11 into the game and never looked back, en route to a 3-0 victory over the Brown men’s hockey team (9-17-5, 5-13-4) on Saturday evening in game two of the best-of-three first round series at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats converted two of four power play chances and killed all three Brown power play opportunities to earn the victory and force game three.

March 4, 2012
Third Period Comeback Falls Short, Quinnipiac Takes Deciding Game, 4-2
Trailing, 3-0, to start the final 20 minutes of play, senior Jeff Buvinow (Turnersville, NJ) assisted a pair of goals 1:09 apart early in the third period, but that was as close as the Bears would get as Quinnipiac (19-12-6, 9-8-5) would hold on for a 4-2 win over the Brown men’s hockey team (9-18-5, 5-13-4) on Sunday evening in the deciding game of the best-of-three first round series. The loss ends Brown’s season in the ECAC First Round for the second year in a row, both series at the hands of Quinnipiac.

March 8, 2012
Farnham & Clemente Sign Amateur Tryout Agreements with Providence Bruins
Senior men's hockey standouts Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) and Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) have both signed Amateur Tryout Agreements with the AHL's Providence Bruins.The duo recently completed their respective four-year careers with the Brown men's hockey team.

March 12, 2012
Maclellan Signs with NHL's Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed free-agent forward Jack Maclellan to a one-year entry-level contract. With the signing, Maclellan becomes the third straight Brown player to sign an NHL contract following their senior season, joining Aaron Volpatti ’10 (Vancouver) and Harry Zolnierczyk ’11 (Philadelphia). Both Volpatti and Zolnierczyk have played in the NHL during the 2011-12 season along with Yann Danis ’04 (Edmonton) and Ryan Garbutt ’09 (Dallas).

March 17, 2012
Maclellan Named Second Team All-ECAC
Brown senior captain Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) has been named 2012 All-ECAC in a vote by the League's 12 coaches. Maclellan was named Second Team All-ECAC for the Second straight year and was also a First Team All-Ivy honoree this season.

April 7, 2012
Farnham Wins Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award
The Hockey Commissioners’ Association (HCA) today announced that Brown senior forward Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) is the recipient of the sixth annual Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award.

April 8, 2012
Maclellan Named to Lowe’s Senior CLASS Second Team
Brown senior Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) has been named to the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Second Team in NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey. The announcement was made Thursday, April 5, by Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, during the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four in Tampa. Maclellan was named a candidate in October and then narrowed to a group of 10 finalists in early February.

April 11, 2012
Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League released its winter list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity athlete teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

April 25, 2012
Farnham Receives New England Hockey Writers Joe Tomasello Award
Brown senior assistant captain Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) has been named the 2012 recipient of the Joe Tomasello Award. Presented annually by the New England Hockey Writers Association, the award goes to the Unsung Hero in New England. Earlier this week at the Frozen Four, Farnham was also named the recipient of the 2012 HCA Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award.

May 8, 2012
Robertson Named 2012-13 Captain; Crowley, Drolet, Hathaway and Zaires Named Assistant Captains
Head men’s hockey coach Brendan Whittet ’94 has announced that rising junior Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, BC) will serve as the Bears’ captain for 2012-13 as voted on by his peers. Robertson will be joined in leading the Bears by four assistant captains – rising seniors Richie Crowley (Canton, MA), Francis Drolet (Lachine, QUE), and Chris Zaires (Aberdeen, NJ), and rising junior Garnet Hathaway (Kennebunkport, ME).

May 21, 2012
Men's Hockey Announces Team Awards
The Brown men's hockey team held its annual season-ending banquet and five different individuals were honored with team awards. Senior captain Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB) earned the Class of 1936 Trophy as the team MVP, while classmate and assistant captain Bobby Farnham (North Andover, MA) earned the Charles A. Lanigan Memorial Trophy. Senior Jarred Smith (Pepper Pike, OH) won the Charles A. Robinson Memorial Trophy for academic excellence, while junior Richie Crowley (Canton, MA) was the recipient of the Patrick S. Jones Memorial Trophy. Freshman Ryan Jacobson (Greenwood Village, CO) earned the James H. Fullerton Award.

June 26, 2012
League-Leading 24 Bears Named to ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team
For the fifth year in a row, the Brown men's ice hockey team led ECAC Hockey with All-Academic selections, as 24 Bears were among 208 student-athletes to earn the honor. Yale shared the lead with Brown this year, while Rensselaer had 22 student athletes selected. Harvard followed with 18, while Dartmouth and Union both had 17 student-athletes earn the honor. Players are eligible for the All-Academic team if they earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or have a GPA over 3.00 over the past three semesters. Freshmen were eligible for the team for the first time in 2006-2007 and remain eligible for the team.