Comeback Bid Falls Short at Brown for Men's Hockey
Third period goals from Zach Risteau and David Jankowski pulled the St. Lawrence men's hockey team within one, but the comeback bid fell short as Brown edged the Saints 3-2 on Saturday night in ECAC Hockey action at the Meehan Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island. Jankowski's power play tally midway through the final frame was his first goal of the season, while junior defenseman Bo Hanson led the Saints with a pair of assists. Ashton Fry also picked up an assist on the Risteau goal for his second point of the weekend. Brown led 3-0 after the first period after capitalizing on St. Lawrence turnovers to beat starting netminder Daniela Mannella, but the Saints gained momentum through the second and were dominant in the third, outshooting the Bears 17-3 through the final 20 minutes. St. Lawrence finished with a 35-20 advantage in shots on goal, but Brown goaltender Gavin Nieto made 33 saves, including 15 in the third to help the Bears hang on for the win. Brown's Justin Jallen put the home team in front in the opening minutes of the first with a wrister from the slot at the 3:39 mark off a feed from Colin Burston. In the latter half of the frame, it was Luke Krys and Brent Beaudoin who pushed the Bears' lead to 3-0 with goals less than two minutes apart. After a scoreless second period, Risteau put the Saints on the board at 5:13 of the first with his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Fry hit Hanson in the neutral zone for a clean entry into the Bears' zone before the Boise, Idaho native dropped the puck for a Risteau wrister from the left wing side that beat Nieto low blocker to make it a 3-1 game. At the 11:01 mark of the final frame, Jankowski pounced on a rebound at the edge of the crease on Nieto's blocker side to cut the deficit to 3-2. Hanson set Kaden Pickering up for a one-time blast from the left circle which was stopped by the Bears' netminder, but he couldn't get across quick enough to stop Jankowski's put back. In the final 10 minutes of the third, the Saints put four shots on net, but their best opportunites to tie may have come in shots that went just wide from both Alex Gilmour and Aleksi Peltonen in the closing seconds with the extra attacker on the ice. St. Lawrence finished 1-for-4 on the power play, while Brown went 0-for-1 on Saturday night. With the loss, the Saints fall to 3-10-1 overall with a 1-5-0 record in conference play. Brown improves to 3-5-0 both overall and against ECAC Hockey opponents. St. Lawrence will host Maine next weekend for a non-conference set at the Roos House Ice Arena at SUNY Canton, with Friday's game schedule for a 7:30 p.m. start.
NO. 8 PRINCETON DOWNS LADY SAINTS
The eighth-ranked Princeton University women's hockey team scored four goals in four minutes and 55 seconds to take a 4-0 lead en route to a 6-2 win over St. Lawrence University in an ECAC Hockey game on Saturday afternoon at Hobey Baker Rink in Princeton, New Jersey. Carly Bullock and Sharon Frankel both scored two goals and added one assist to lead the Tigers, who improved to 9-2-0 overall, 7-2-0 in ECAC Hockey. Rachel Teslak and Jessica Poirier scored goals for the Saints, who fell to 5-6-3, 1-3-1. "We played as well as we have all year in the first period and it was fun to watch," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Wells '92. "Princeton is a quick-strike team and excellent on the power play, two of the reasons they got on top of us in the second. We played hard all night and we saw some real good efforts that we can build on." The Saints outshot Princeton 10-4 in the first period and had several chances to take the lead, most notably during two power play opportunities. But it was a different story in the second period, as the Tigers took control of the game with four goals in the first 6:05. Bullock scored the first goal just over a minute into the frame, taking a feed from behind the net and putting the puck in the net as she collided with St. Lawrence goaltender Lucy Morgan. Thirty seconds later, Frankel fired a shot from the slot into the top right corner to give Princeton a 2-0 lead. Maggie Conners picked up a loose puck in the high slot and shot it just under the crossbar for a 3-0 lead. Fillier capped the four-goal run, picking up a loose puck on the left side after a shot by Conners was blocked by Skylar Podvey and firing it into a wide open net. Teslak got the Saints on the board with a power play goal with 3:40 remaining in the second period, sneaking a shot from the point through a screen for her fifth goal of the season. Julia Gosling picked up an assist on the play. Bullock scored her second goal of the game on a 2-on-1 rush with Fillier early in the third period to make the score 5-1 for the Tigers. The Saints responded less than a minute later, as Poirier followed up an unsuccessful breakaway bid by Gosling by one-timing a feed from behind the net from Brittney Gout through Princeton goaltender Steph Neatby for her second goal of the season. Frankel restored the Tigers' four-goal lead halfway through the third period, shoveling the puck into the net after Whitehead stopped a shot by Bullock for Princeton's second power play goal of the game. Neatby made 22 saves to pick up the win. Morgan took the loss for the Saints, making five saves before giving way to Caitlin Whitehead after Princeton's third goal. Whitehead made 11 saves for St. Lawrence. The Saints outshot the Tigers 24-22. Princeton was 2-for-2 on the power play, while the Saints were 1-for-3. St. Lawrence returns to the North Country for a pair of non-league games next weekend against Robert Morris at SUNY Canton.