2011-12 Men's Hockey News

  • Dennis Robertson Drafted by Toronto in 6th Round of 2011 NHL Draft
    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).
  • Whittet Announces Nine-Member Class of 2015
    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.
  • Whittet Announces 2011-12 Schedule
    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.
  • Brown Alumni Danis and Garbutt Sign NHL Contracts
    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.
  • Farnham Featured on Inside College Hockey A-Z
    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.
  • Brown Hockey Players Rescue Three at Little Compton beach
    September 02, 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.
  • Mike Souza Named Brown Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach
    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.
  • Maclellan Named ECAC Hockey Pre-Season All-League
    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.
  • Brown, Dunkin' Donuts Center to Host 2013 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey East Regional
    October 05, 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.
  • Maclellan Named a Candidate for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
    October 06, 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®.
  • Volpatti on Canucks Opening Day Roster
    October 06, 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.
  • Zolnierczyk Scores Goal in First NHL Game with the Flyers
    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).
  • Bears Face First Test with Pair of Scrimmages This Weekend
    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.
  • Pair of Power Play Goals and 20 Saves From Clemente Lifts Bears Past Waterloo, 2-0, in Exhibition
    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.
  • Bears Fall to Dartmouth, 2-1, on Late Goal
    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.
  • Bears Set to Begin 87th Season at Dartmouth
    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.
  • Second Line Powers Brown Men’s Hockey Past Princeton, 3-2
    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.
  • Clemente Named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week
    November 01, 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.
  • Brendan Whittet ’94 Featured in November 3rd ECAC Hockey Radio Show
    November 03, 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.
  • GoalsForGood.org Launched
    November 03, 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.
  • Pair of Short Handed Goals Lift #18 Colgate Past Brown, 5-3
    November 04, 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.
  • Bears Open ECAC Hockey Play at Home against #18 Colgate and Cornell
    November 04, 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.
  • Third Period Goals by Lamacchia and Jacobson Lift Bears Past Cornell, 5-4
    November 05, 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.
  • Bears Hit the Road for ECAC Hockey Games at #9 Union and RPI
    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.
  • Maclellan’s Pair Lifts Bears to 2-1 Upset over #9 Union
    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.
  • Special Teams the Difference as Bears Fall to RPI, 1-0
    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.
  • Bears Begin Three-Game Non-League Stretch Saturday at Army
    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.
  • Bears Outshoot Army, 54-19, Settle for 1-1 Tie
    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.
  • Bears Stunned by AIC, Fall to Yellow Jackets, 3-0
    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.
  • Bears Host AIC Tuesday at 7:00
    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.
  • Bears to Face Holy Cross Saturday Afternoon in 3rd Straight Non-League Game
    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
  • Bears Shutout for Second Straight Game, 2-0 at Holy Cross
    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.
  • Bears to Face Yale in Home-and-Home Series
    December 01, 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.
  • Three-Goal Third Period Downs Bears in 5-3 Loss at #14 Yale
    December 01, 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.
  • Maclellan Scores Game-Winner with 2:13 Remaining to Lift Bears to 6-4 Win over #14 Yale
    December 03, 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.
  • Jacobson Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
    December 06, 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.
  • Bears Weather Third Period Storm, Defeat New Hampshire, 5-2
    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.
  • Bears Return to the Ice Friday Night at New Hampshire After Four-Week Break
    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.
  • Brown Scores Five Straight Goals en Route to 5-2 Victory in Mayor’s Cup Battle
    January 01, 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.
  • Men's Hockey to Face Providence in 26th Annual Mayor's Cup Battle
    January 01, 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.
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