Dutchmen blow two leads in tie
Brown, which went in 1-6-2, comes back from 2-goal deficit
Union squandered a two-goal first-period lead and ended up with a 3-3 tie with host Brown on Friday in a men’s college ice hockey clash in Providence, R.I.
Liam Morgan put the Dutchmen on the scoreboard with his fifth goal of the season 6 minutes, 59 seconds into the first period. Ryan Walker sent home his fifth goal of the year at 16:26 to give the Dutchmen a two-goal advantage heading into the first intermission.
Brown answered with the first two goals of the second period to even the contest. Justin Jallen scored his fourth goal and Alec Mehr had his first tally for the Bears to knot the game at 2 midway through the second period.
Parker Foo scored for Union to give the Dutchmen a 3-2 lead, but it was short-lived as Alex Brink leveled the contest for Brown just before the close of the period at 19:10.
Brown (1-6-3 overall, 1-4-3 in ECAC) held a 24-20 shots advantage over Union heading into the third period, but the offenses slowed down with no goals over the third and overtime periods and just 18 shots were taken by both teams in that time.
Union held an 11-7 advantage in shots over the third period and overtime to even the shots at 31 for the game.
Keeper Darion Hanson moved to 4-1-2 for Union while goalie Luke Kania is now 0-2-2 for Brown.
The Dutchmen (8-3-3, 3-3-1) travel to take on Yale at 7 p.m. Saturday.
union goalie darion Hanson, shown against rpi last season, made 28 saves on friday against Brown in Providence, r.i.