Brown Picks Up League Point After Tying Colgate

Brown Picks Up League Point After Tying Colgate

HAMILTON, N.Y. – Freshmen Tristan Crozier(Calgary, Alberta) and Justin Jallen (St. Paul, Minn.) both scored second-period goals as the Brown men's hockey team tied Colgate, 2-2, in ECAC action Friday night at the Class of 1965 Arena.
 
Brown moved to 0-2-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the ECAC. Colgate now stands at 2-3-1, 0-0-1.
 
Junior Gavin Nieto (Yorba Linda, Calif.) made a season-high 33 saves for the Bears. Mitch Benson had 25 stops for the Raiders.
 
"It was another very good hockey game," said head coach Brendan Whittet. "There wasn't a lot of room on the ice for either team. We need to find a way to have a better start on the road but overall I'm pleased with the progress of the team."
 
The two teams were scoreless at the end of the opening period. Nieto made seven stops in the stanza, including a timely save on Jared Cockrell right in front of the crease, preserving the score midway through the period.
 
Colgate struck first when Bobby McMann scored 5:21 into the second period on a shot from in front of the blue line.
 
Brown responded with two goals to end the period. Crozier evened the score at 13:30 when he re-directed in a shot by Zach Giuttari (Warwick, R.I.) for his second tally of the season. Freshman Jake Harris (Toronto, Ontario) also earned an assist on the play.
 
Colgate benefited from a power play late in the period, but Jallen scored a shorthanded goal with 5.6 seconds left on the clock, finishing with a backhanded shot for his second goal in as many games. Brown outshot the Raiders, 16-13, in the second period.
 
The Raiders tied the game at 2:57 in the third period when McMann scored a power-play goal for his second tally of the game. Nieto turned away 11 shots in the period as the teams went to overtime.
 
Senior Tommy Marchin (Algonac, Mich.) and Harris managed to put shots on target in overtime, but Benson stopped both bids, as Brown picked up its first tie of the season.
 
Marchin and defenseman Max Gottlieb (Old Bridge, N.J.) paced the Bears with four shots apiece.
 
Brown will visit No. 18 Cornell tomorrow at 7 PM.