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The Brown Bears men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Brown University. The Bears are a member of ECAC Hockey. They play at the Meehan Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island.[2]

Brown Bears men's ice hockey
Brown Bears men's ice hockey athletic logo
UniversityBrown University
ConferenceECAC Hockey
First season1897–98
Head coachBrendan Whittet
11th season, 99–182–44 (.372)
Captain(s)Dennis Robertson
ArenaMeehan Auditorium
Capacity: 2,495
Surface: 200' x 85'
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island
ColorsSeal Brown, Cardinal Red, and White[1]
              
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1951, 1965, 1976
NCAA Tournament appearances
1951, 1965, 1976, 1993
Current uniform
ECAC-Uniform-Brown.png

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HistoryEdit

 
First Brown University hockey team in 1897–98. From left: Robert Steere, Harris Bucklin, Jesse Pevear, Irving Hunt, Albert Barrows, Charles Cooke, Horace Day.

The men's ice hockey team at Brown is one of the country's oldest programs, having played their first game in 1898.[3] By 1906, however, the team had lost 16 straight contests, failing to score a goal in 9 games during that stretch. The program suspended operations after 1906 and remained shuttered for twenty years. When the team returned to the ice they brought with them their first official head coach. Though James Gardner only lasted one season behind the bench the team performed much better with a hand at the tiller and quickly built up to be a respected program. In 1939 the team again suspended operations, but this time it was due to the onset of World War II. Brown's team remained out of commission for the entire duration of the war and didn't return until several years after its conclusion, finally hitting the ice again in 1947.

In only 4 years the team climbed all the way to 17-5 record, receiving the top eastern seed for the 1951 NCAA tournament. Though they ultimately fell in the title game Brown had become one of the better teams in college hockey and, excluding a brief period in the earls '60s, would remain so for the next thirty years. When the 1980s rolled around the Bears result started turning sour and Brown found itself looking up at the rest of college hockey. Since 1981 Brown has produced only six winning seasons and more than half of their campaigns have ended with single-digit win totals. The Bears had a brief resurgence in the mid-90's, managing to make the tournament in 1993 but bowed out after only 1 game.

Season-by-season results[3]Edit

Brown Olympians[4]Edit

Brown has sent five members of its team to the Olympics. Three former players, Donald Whiston (Silver, 1952), Robert Gaudreau (1968) and Mike Mastrullo (1984 and 1992) represented their respective nations as players, former player Tim Bothwell was an assistant coach on the gold medal-winning 2006 Canadian women's team and former assistant coach Jack Ferreira was an assistant GM for the US men's team in 1998.

Awards and honorsEdit

US Hockey Hall of Fame[5]Edit

Other AwardsEdit

Brown Hall of FameEdit

The following is a list of Brown's men's ice hockey players who were elected into the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame (graduating class in parenthesis).[6]

Brown Bears in the NHLEdit

The following is a list of Brown's men's ice hockey alumni who played in the NHL/WHA.[6]

Statistical Leaders[7]Edit

Career points leadersEdit

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Gilligan 1974–77 81 68 112 180
Bob McIntosh 1974–77 78 81 79 160
Don Sennott 1949–52 64 66 93 159
Bob Wheeler 1949–52 61 86 63 149
Wayne Small 1965–68 73 68 76 144
Curt Bennett 1967–70 71 50 85 135
Derek Chauvette 1989–93 117 34 99 133
Dennis Macks 1964–67 79 59 72 131
Leon Bryant 1963–65 77 55 75 130
Terry Chapman 1962–65 78 67 60 127

Career Goaltending LeadersEdit

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Minimum 10 games

Player Years GP Min GA SO SV% GAA
Anthony Borelli 2009–2013 35 1852 63 4 .935 2.04
Yann Danis 2000–2004 100 6013 220 13 .930 2.20
Adam D'Alba 2004–2006 54 3129 141 3 .917 2.70
Lou Reycroft 1969–1970 0 .896 2.85
Dave Ferguson 1963–1966 181 1 .901 2.86

Statistics current through the start of the 2018-19 season.

All-time coaching recordsEdit

As of the completion of 2018–19 season[8]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
2009–Present Brendan Whittet 10 99–182–44 .372
1997–2009 Roger Grillo 12 120–205–52 .387
1988–97 Bob Gaudet 9 93–142–31 .408
1982–88 Herb Hammond 6 36–114–3 .245
1978–82 Paul Schilling 4 34–66–3 .345
1974–78 Richard Toomey 4 68–41–2 .622
1970–74 J. Allan Soares 4 44–47–1 .484
1955–70 James Fullerton 15 176–168–9 .511
1952–55 Donald Whiston 3 27–27–1 .500
1947–52 Westcott Moulton 5 54–38–1 .586
1938–39 Arthur Lesieur 1 6–7–0 .462
1931–33 Robert Taylor 2 11–12–1 .479
1929–31, 1933–38 Thomas Taylor 7 50–32–1 .608
1927–29 Jean Dubuc 2 12–13–0 .480
1926–27 James Gardner 8 4–4–0 .500
Totals 15 coaches 93 seasons 850–1137–152 .433

RosterEdit

As of July 10, 2019.[9]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1   Gavin Nieto Senior G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-02-01 Yorba Linda, California Fairbanks (NAHL)
2   Luke Krys Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2000-09-27 Ridgefield, Connecticut Salisbury (USHS–CT)
3   Luke Albert Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1998-08-17 Fergus, Ontario Bonnyville (AJHL)
4   Anea Ferrario Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-08-09 Ogden, Utah Sioux City (USHL)
5   Ben Taylor Junior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1997-04-25 Falmouth, Massachusetts Nanaimo (BCHL)
6   Tony Stillwell Junior D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1997-04-18 Green Bay, Wisconsin Green Bay (USHL)
7   Justin Jallen Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1998-01-06 St. Paul, Minnesota Northeast (NAHL)
8   Zach Giuttari (C) Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-04-17 Warwick, Rhode Island Chilliwack (BCHL)
9   Connor Marshall Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-10-10 Parkland, Florida Northeast (NAHL)
10   Jonny Russell Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1998-01-31 Traverse City, Michigan Des Moines (USHL)
11   Nathan Plessis Freshman F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998-02-28 Salmon Arm, British Columbia Brooks (AJHL)
13   Brent Beaudoin (A) Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-02-29 Londonderry, New Hampshire Islanders (USPHL)
14   Chris Berger Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-04-14 Buffalo, New York Des Moines (USHL)
15   Jack Gessert (A) Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1995-01-12 Novi, Michigan Chicago (USHL)
16   Tristan Crozier Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1998-02-23 Calgary, Alberta Nanaimo (BCHL)
17   Bradley Cocca Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1999-08-13 Toronto, Ontario Merritt (BCHL)
18   Jake Harris Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 1998-04-10 Toronto, Ontario Nanaimo (BCHL)
19   Samuli Niinisaari Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1998-08-11 Hamina, Finland Lincoln (USHL)
20   Joachim Weberg Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-06-21 Oslo, Norway Jersey (USPHL)
21   Alec Mehr Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1997-01-11 Los Angeles, California Bloomington (USHL)
22   Matty Holmes Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1999-02-22 Rye, New York Chilliwack (BCHL)
23   Luke Harrington Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-09-02 Rye, New York Hotchkiss (USHS–CT)
24   Dorian Dawson Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1997-05-29 Collingwood, Ontario Sioux City (USHL)
25   Michael Maloney Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-02-17 McHenry, Illinois Omaha (USHL)
26   James Crossman Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1998-11-23 Denver, Colorado Jamestown (NAHL)
27   Trey Dodd Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996-07-18 St. Louis, Missouri Sioux City (USHL)
28   Colin Burston Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1997-03-28 Winnipeg, Manitoba Wenatchee (BCHL)
29   Cole Quisenberry Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1999-03-22 Denver, Colorado Chicago (USHL)
33   Gabriel Vinal Sophomore G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1999-01-12 Syracuse, New York Aberdeen (NAHL)
35   Luke Kania Junior G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-01-24 Chicago, Illinois Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brown Bears 2012 Style Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 31, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2010-09-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "Brown Men's Hockey Season-by-Season Results". Brown Bears. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Brown Men's Hockey All-Time Olympians". Brown Bears. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "United States Hockey Hall of Fame". Hockey Central.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-04-21.
  6. ^ a b "2009 Men's Ice Hockey Media Guide Part 2" (PDF). Brown Bears. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "All-Time Top 10 Records (Career)". Brown Bears. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Brown Men's Hockey Team History". Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  9. ^ "2019–20 Men's Hockey Roster". Brown. Retrieved July 14, 2018.

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