Brown skates to a tie against St. Lawrence

Brown skates to a tie against St. Lawrence

CANTON, N.Y. – Junior Nolan Aibel (Brookville, N.Y.) scored the game-tying goal late in the second period as the Brown men's hockey team skated to a draw at St. Lawrence, 2-2, in Saturday's ECAC matchup at Appleton Arena.
 
Brown (1-6-2, 1-5-2 ECAC) outshot the Saints, 44-22. St. Lawrence moved to 2-11-1, 0-3-1.
 
Rookie Justin Jallen (St. Paul, Minn.) also scored for the Bears, while senior defenseman Brady Schoo (Eden Prairie, Minn.) had two assists. Sophomore Luke Kania (Chicago, Ill.) had 20 saves for Brown. Emil Zetterquist made 42 stops on the other end for the Saints.
 
"We're not satisfied ever with a tie, we want to get two points," said head coach Brendan Whittet. "We have to find a way to score goals. We had plenty of chances and just have to find a way to get more than two.
 
Brown outshot SLU by a 23-4 margin in the first period. Brown broke through with 2:13 left in the frame, when Jallen tapped home his own rebound in front of the net on the third attempt, which was not ruled a goal on the ice and then changed in favor of the Bears after video review. Alec Mehr (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Schoo picked up assists on the play.
 
St Lawrence gained the lead early in the second period by scoring two goals in a 1:20 span. Andrew McIntyre tied the game at 2:57 on a backhanded shot in the slot before Alex Gilmour scored 14 seconds into the team's second power play of the game.
 
Jake Harris (Toronto, Ontario) nearly tied up the game shortly after the go-ahead goal but Zetterquist came up with a diving save to keep the Saints in front.
 
Aibel evened the score with 1:23 left in the period with his first goal of the season. The junior fielded a pass from Schoo in the slot and fired the puck past Zetterquist to make it 2-2 at the second intermission. Brown outshot the Saints, 15-9, in the middle period.
 
Brown killed a penalty midway through the third period to keep the game tied, highlighted by a big stop from Kania late in the power play. The two teams combined for 10 shots in a scoreless third frame to force extra time. Kania made four saves in overtime to secure the draw.
 
Jallen paced the Bears with six shots. Tommy Marchin (Algonac, Mich.) and Mehr had five shots apiece.
 
Brown will play host to Union (12/7) and Rensselaer (12/8) next weekend.