Princeton sweeps weekend with win over Brown

Princeton sweeps weekend with win over Brown

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Freshman Jeremie Forget made a career-high 32 saves as he backstopped Princeton to a 5-1 win at Brown and a weekend sweep.

After last night's 3-2 win over Yale, the Tigers earned four points on the weekend and jumped from 11th place in the ECAC Hockey standings to ninth.

As the No. 9 seed, Princeton will be right back here in Providence to face No. 8 seed Brown next weekend in the first-round series. This will be the second straight season these two teams will meet in the first round.

Forget was eight minutes away from his first career shutout before Brown spoiled it with a power-play goal to make it 5-1.

Forget certainly made his mark early, stopping all 10 shots in the first period. But it was in the first two minutes of the second that he really made his mark. Chris Berger was on the receiving end of a penalty shot after a hooking call, but it was Forget that won the round, batting aside the shot and sending Princeton on its way to a two-goal second period.

It marked the first Princeton save on a penalty shot since Colton Phinney '17 made a save on Jordan Nelson, of then No. 19 ranked Minnesota State on Dec. 17, 2016.

Freshman Corey Andonovski, sophomores Matthew Thom and Mark Paolini each had three-point games while senior Max Véronneau scored twice.

Thom lit the lamp first, ripping a pass from Andonovski and Paolini collecting his first of two points on the evening.

The Princeton power-play took just 15 seconds to convert on its first opportunity of the game, with Véronneau netting his first of two with Alex Riche and Ryan Kuffner helping out.

Paolini scored a 4x4 goal at 1:10 of the third and Andonovski added his own just 31 seconds later to expand the lead to 4-0.

Brown (11-13-5, 8-9-5 ECAC) pulled Kania immediately after the fourth goal and Gavin Nieto took over for the final 18 minutes.

Zach Giuttari scored Brown's only goal of the game, a 4x3 goal at 12:00.

Véronneau capped off his four-goal weekend with an empty-net goal, using his speed to beat a Bear to the puck and slipping it into the back of the net.

Princeton (10-16-3, 8-12-2) takes a four-game unbeaten streak into the post season.