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RPI Wins Freakout, Breaking Nine Game Winless Streak

Today's Times Union reports that Ryan Shields scored on a deflection with 7.1 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Engineers to an improbable 4-3 victory over Brown in The Big Red Freakout of 2003. Over 5,000 boisterous fans attended the game, the highest turnout of the season.

Scott Basiuk had two goals and Kevin Croxton has one goal for RPI. Nathan Marsters made 18 saves for the victory.

This is RPI's 13th consecutive win or tie in Freakout competition, (9-0-4). Brown is 0-6 in Freakout games. Of the Freakout, Basiuk said, "It's quite a spectacle. In my 16 or 17 years of playing hockey, I've never seen anything like this. The fans are pumped up and crazy; it's one of the greatest things a player can be part of."

In Friday night's game, Harvard scored five consecutive goals en route to a 6-4 victory. RPI actually led the game 2-1 at the end of one period of play.

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