Brown Men’s Hockey Honors 1975-1976 Team, Bears Fall To #20 Dartmouth

Brown University Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Nick Lappin (Geneva, Ill.) evened the score midway through the second, but No. 20 Dartmouth used three straight goals to pave the way to a 6-3 win over the Brown men’s hockey team on Saturday night at Meehan Auditorium.

Dartmouth improves to 12-10-1, 9-7-0 in the conference, while Brown moves to 4-16-4, 2-12-3 ECAC.

Senior captain Mark Naclerio (Milford, Conn.) earned an assist on Brown’s first goal to become the 26th member of the program’s 100-point club and the second this season along with Lappin. In addition to Lappin, rookie Alex Brink (Hamilton, N.Y.) and sophomore Charlie Corcoran (New Canaan, Conn.) also scored for the Bears.

James Kruger picked up the win for Dartmouth behind 30 saves. Tim Ernst (Pickering, Ontario) was handed the loss with 18 saves, before giving way to Tyler Steel (Vernon, British Columbia) who made 10 stops.

Dartmouth opened up the scoring at 14:53 in the first period, when Corey Kalk blocked a shot and then scooped up the puck for the breakaway goal.

The two teams combined for seven goals during the second period, starting with Lappin at 9:41. Josh McArdle (Roscoe, Ill.) took a shot that hit the post, but Lappin was there to clean up the rebound for his 14th of the season.

Tim O’Brien scored a short-handed goal at 11:26 to spark three unanswered Big Green goals during a 1:48 span. Jack Barre and Grant Opperman completed the trio of goals to give the visitors a 4-1 advantage.

Brown came right back at 16:07 when Brink snapped a shot over the shoulder of Kruger for his third of the season. 

Dartmouth responded with a goal by Kevan Kilistoff at 16:32, but once again the Bears answered, this time by Corcoran with 54 seconds remaining in the period. Ben Tegtmeyer (Cincinnati, Ohio) rifled a shot from the point that was re-directed by Corocan to trim the deficit to two, 5-3.

Carl Hesler scored the only goal of the third period at 14:01 to give the Big Green a three-goal lead. Brown made a late charge during the final two minutes with a pair of looks from Tommy Marchin (Algonac, Mich.) and Max Gottlieb (Old Bridge, N.J.), but Kruger turned away both shots to seal the win.

Dartmouth outshot the Bears, 34-33.

Brown returns to action on Friday, Feb. 12 when the Bears travel to Cornell at 7 p.m.