Brown fans to No. 14 Clarkson

Brown fans to No. 14 Clarkson

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Four different players scored for No. 14 Clarkson as the Brown men's hockey team fell to the Golden Knights, 4-0, in Saturday night's ECAC matchup at Meehan Auditorium.
 
Brown split the weekend to move to 6-9-3 overall and 3-5-3 in the conference. Clarkson improved to 16-6-0, 7-3-0.
 
Anthony Callin and Marly Quince paced the Golden Knights with two points apiece. Clarkson held a slight edge in shots, 22-20.
 
Gavin Nieto (Yorba Linda, Calif.) stopped 18 shots for the Bears and Jake Kielly made 20 saves on the other end.
 
"They're a strong, hard-nosed, structured hockey team and it's hard to get quality scoring chances against them," said head coach Brendan Whittet. "I thought the first two periods we did a lot of very good things. We need to find a way to score, to come back, and deposit some more chances and keep getting better."
 
Nico Sturm opened the scoring at 17:37 in the first period. Jack Jacome sent a pass through the neutral zone to Sturm, who came out of the penalty box and finished the breakaway for the one-goal advantage.
 
Clarkson tacked on a second goal at 14:57 in the middle period, when Juho Jukiharju blasted a one timer from the left circle, making it a two-goal lead at the second intermission.
 
Nieto came up with a big save early in the third period, denying Devin Brosseau in front of the crease, before Kielly returned the favor three minutes later to stop Tristan Crozier (Calgary, Alberta) in the slot.
 
Nevertheless, Clarkson came back with two goals in a two-minute span, as Connor McCarthy scored five seconds into a power play and Callin followed with his second of the season for the four-goal lead.
 
The Bears threatened late in the period when Alex Brink (Hamilton, N.Y.) hit a post on a short-handed attempt, but the Golden Knights kept the home side off the board to secure the shutout.

Michael Maloney (McHenry, Ill.) led the Bears with five shots.
 
Brown will kick off a five-game road swing on Friday when the Bears visit Rensselaer (1/25) at 7 PM.