PROVIDENCE — Joachim Weberg and Justin Jallen each scored second-period goals to lift the Brown men’s hockey team over Rensselaer, 2-1, in Saturday night's ECAC contest at Meehan Auditorium.
Brown (2-6-3, 2-4-3 ECAC) earned a three-point weekend after playing No. 11 Union to a draw on Friday. RPI moved to 4-11-0, 3-5-0. Brown outshot RPI, 38-22.
Bears goalie Gavin Nieto made 21 saves, including 11 in the third period. Owen Savory had 36 saves for the Engineers.
“That was a big hockey game,” said head coach Brendan Whittet. “When you’re going into exam break, it’s nice to end on a positive. We weathered the storm in the third, but that’s hockey, there are ebbs and flows, and we got the saves by Gavin when needed.”
Brown scored two goals in the first five minutes of the second period. Weberg opened the scoring at 1:26, as he found himself in the right spot at the crease, after Chris Berger and Tommy Marchin worked the puck to the net.
Jallen made it 2-0 with a breakaway goal at 4:22 for his team-high fifth tally and second in as many nights.
The Engineers answered with five minutes left in the period as Brady Wiffen tipped a shot past Nieto to make it 2-1. Brown had 18 shots in the second period.
Nieto made several big stops in the final period, highlighted by a diving grab to deny Wiffen with 4:12 remaining.