Brown University Bears (3-5-1, 1-4-1 ECAC) at #4 Providence College Friars (10-2-2, 6-2-0 Hockey East)
28th Annual Mayors Cup | Saturday, November 30, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Schneider Arena (2,978) | Providence, Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE — Good evening and welcome to the beautifully renovated Schneider Arena in historic Providence, Rhode Island where the Ocean State’s two Division I hockey teams are set to meet for the 93rd time here on this Saturday night.
Tonight marks the 28th time that the on-ice meeting of PC and Brown will be known as the Mayors Cup. The Friars lead the series, 15-9-3.
The Friars are coming off a great game on Wednesday night in which they opened up a quick two-game stretch against ECAC Hockey opponents with a 3-3 tie at Quinnipiac.
Junior Ross Mauermann, the team’s leading scorer by far with 12 goals and eight assists, and sophomore Nick Saracino scored first-period goals for PC, while Saracino’s classmate Brooks Behling netted the equalizer in the third. Another second-year, netminder Jon Gillies was dynamite, making saves on 45 Bobcat shots.
Brown is in the midst of a three-game losing streak and will be taking a break from ECAC play for the game. Brendan Whittet’s Bears host regional foes Harvard and Dartmouth less than three miles down the road at Meehan Auditorium next weekend.
The Bears begin and end with the offensive trio of Mark Naclerio, Matt Lorito, and Nick Lappin – their only three double-digit scorers. Marco De Filippo and Tyler Steel have nearly split time in goal.
Here are tonight’s line-ups:
Joe Prescott – Mark Naclerio – Nick Lappin
Matt Harlow – Matt Lorito – Massimo Lamacchia
Garnet Hathaway – Davey Middleton – Kyle Kramer
Zack Pryzbek – Mark Hourihan – Andrew Doane
Dennis Robertson – Jake Goldberg
Joey de Concilys – Tyler Wood
Matt Wahl – Brandon Pfeil
Marco De Filippo
Nick Saracino – Ross Mauermann – Shane Luke
Drew Brown – Mark Jankowski – Trevor Mingoia
Steven McParland – Noel Acciari – Derek Army
Brandon Tanev – Kevin Rooney – Brooks Behling
John Gilmour – Kevin HartTom Parisi – Mark Adams
Kyle McKenzie – Steven Shamanski