Brown comes back from behind to tie Union

Brown comes back from behind to tie Union

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Facing a two-goal deficit after the first period, the Brown men's hockey team battled back with three goals in the middle frame to tie No. 11 Union, 3-3, in ECAC play Friday night at Meehan Auditorium.
 
Brown (1-6-3, 1-4-3 ECAC) and Union (8-3-3, 3-3-1) were even in shots at 31-31.
 
Justin Jallen (St. Paul, Minn.), Alec Mehr (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Alex Brink (Hamilton, N.Y.) provided the goals for the Bears, while defenseman Anea Ferrario (Ogden, Utah) had two assists.
 
Luke Kania (Chicago, Ill.) made 28 saves in net for the Bears. Darion Hanson also had 28 stops on the other end. Both teams were 0-for-1 on the power play.
 
"It was good to see the resiliency," said head coach Brendan Whittet. "It was good to see the fight and the drive to come back in the game. We were a little too loose defensively, so we have to clean some of that up as we head into tomorrow."
 
Union opened the scoring at 6:59 in the first period. Ryan Walker gained control of the puck along the boards and found Liam Morgan alone in front for the early lead. Walker added a goal later in the period at 16:26 to give a Dutchmen a two-goal advantage at the first intermission.
 
Brown came out strong to open the second frame as Jallen scored 2:31 into the period to cut the lead to one goal. Michael Maloney (McHenry, Ill.) took advantage of a turnover behind the Union net and Jallen hit the one timer in front for his fourth of the season.
 
Mehr then tied up the score midway through the period as he battled through a blocked shot and converted on the rebound for his first tally of the season.
 
Union took a one-goal lead on a goal by Parker Foo, but Brink evened the score with 49 seconds left on the clock, as he muscled his way through a line of Union skaters in the offensive zone and finished with a strong shot past Hanson.
 
The two teams combined for 11 shots in the third period to force overtime. Kania came up with a big stop 40 seconds into extra time, but Hanson returned the favor one minute later, as he denied Tommy Marchin (Algonac, Mich.) and Zach Giuttari (Warwick, R.I.) in back-to-back attempts. Brown killed a penalty in the final two minutes of overtime to secure the draw.
 
Marchin led all skaters with eight shots in the game.
 
Brown will host Rensselaer tomorrow at 7 PM.