No. 10 Cornell males’s hockey (4-0-0, 2-0 ECAC) earned its fourth consecutive win to begin the season towards Brown (2-2-0, 1-2 ECAC). If there ever was a query about how a younger, freshman-heavy group would fare on the street for the primary time, these doubts have been shut down after Cornell’s exhibiting towards the Bears, with 4 freshmen scoring throughout each nights to contribute to the Pink’s weekend sweep.
The Bears dominated the beginning of the interval, with the Pink unable to register a shot till 5 minutes in. This gave means for Cornell to play extra offensively, dominating offensive zone time for some time.
Cornell had its first alternative to strike after Brown’s Matt Sutton was referred to as for slashing. The Pink had some good probabilities and dominated possession of their offensive zone however have been unable to transform. With 15 seconds remaining, freshman ahead Jonathan Castagna was referred to as for hooking, permitting for four-on-four play.
Simply because the four-on-four expired, junior ahead Jack O’Leary had a shorthanded probability off the face off, nevertheless it was damaged up by a Brown defenseman whereas time ran out and Brown’s man benefit started.
Cornell’s PK unit stood sturdy and stored the Bears off the board. Junior goaltender Ian Shane, recent off a 19 save efficiency the evening prior and incomes MAC Goaltender of the Month honors, made a few key saves to maintain the sport knotted at zero with underneath three minutes remaining within the first.
Cornell got here out of the intermission dominating. It didn’t take lengthy for the Pink to show itself within the second interval, with Castagna going five-hole slightly below two minutes in off a feed from junior ahead Kyle Penney.
The Pink had an opportunity to double its lead moments after with a breakaway probability by sophomore ahead Dalton Bancroft — nonetheless, it was simply stopped by Brown goaltender Tyler Shea, protecting the rating 1-0.
Outshooting the Bears considerably, the Pink doubled its lead with a tip in entrance by Gabriel Seger from the left level by freshman defenseman George Fegaras, the primary level of his collegiate profession.
The Pink have been in a position to money in as soon as once more simply 41 seconds later when Penney, main the frenzy for Cornell, toe-dragged the puck into the slot and assuredly slid previous the Brown goaltender, extending the result in 3-0.
Trying to quiet down the red-hot Pink, Brown coach Brenden Whittet referred to as a timeout simply earlier than the midway level of the second interval. Not lengthy after play resumed, the Bears have been awarded one other energy play alternative when junior ahead Tim Rego was despatched to the field for hooking.
Brown’s Ryan St. Louis cashed in on the ability play to chop the deficit, 3-1.
With slightly below eight minutes left within the second interval, Cornell earned its third energy play alternative of the evening.
Seconds after time expired on the Brown penalty, Fegaras shot a rocket over the shoulder of Shea for his first collegiate objective, giving Cornell the 4-1 lead.
The primary 5 minutes of the third body was highlighted by two energy performs for the Bears after a slashing name on sophomore ahead Nick DeSantis and an interference name on freshman ahead Luke Devlin. Nonetheless, the Pink was in a position to efficiently kill off each of those penalties to maintain Brown at bay with just one objective.
Inside the third, each groups alternated offensively, nonetheless, the Pink was nonetheless outshooting the Bears. The offensive stress from Cornell paid off as Seger, Devlin and freshman ahead Ryan Walsh have been capable of finding the again of the web within the third to solidify the 7-1 win.
With factors in Saturday’s recreation, Penney, Seger and freshman ahead Ben Robertson, who assisted on Penney’s objective, have all prolonged their season-opening level streak to 4 video games.