The Player of the Game for Sunday’s wild 8-5 win over Wisconsin was a pretty obvious choice. Though a few different players contributed to the Eagles’ offensive eruption, it was Chris Brown who really made the magic happen, putting together a very impressive hat trick to push BC to victory and improve their record to 2-2-0.
Brown also managed to put a highlight-reel goal on the board:
In addition to his goals, Brown gets high marks for everything else he did to make offense happen for BC. He had the assist on David Cotton’s goal just ten seconds in to the game, and he put in some great work along the wall to strip a Wisconsin player and set up his own third goal to extend BC’s lead to 6-2.
He finished the day 3-1—4, with a +5 rating and three shots on goal (all of which found the back of the net). After three games of struggles on offense, Brown and his linemates set the tone for BC and helped the offense emerge from its early slumber.
With 13 freshmen on this year’s team, the sophomores who played a lot last year suddenly find themselves to be “veterans” on the team, and as such they need to step up in to bigger roles. Brown showed a willingness and an ability to do yesterday.
BCI PLAYER OF THE GAME STANDINGS
JD Dudek 2 (Carleton, Wisconsin)
Austin Cangelosi 1 (Air Force)
Joe Woll 1 (Denver)
Chris Brown 1 (Wisconsin)