February 15, 2006

Green Wins Two, Settles Into Tie for Second Place

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While No. 6 Cornell (16-5-4, 11-4-3 ECACHL) was only able to get one point from its weekend in North County, it was fortunate because second-place No. 20 Colgate was unable to gain ground. But, the Red will surely watch out for Dartmouth, which earned a four-point weekend. The Green, which is tied for second place with the Raiders, travel to Lynah Rink on Friday to face Cornell.

Union 2, Brown 1

Jonathan Poirier scored the eventual game-winning goal at the 4:44 mark in the third period as the Dutchmen (15-11-6, 8-6-4) edged out the Bears (3-16-6, 2-12-4) at the Achilles Center. Union took the lead with a goal from Augie DiMarzo, but Brown’s Jeff Prough answered back a little over a minute later. Union goaltender Kris Mayotte made 25 saves in the win.

St. Lawrence 3, Colgate 2

The visiting Raiders (15-9-6, 11-5-2) were unable to get a shot off for 19 minutes in the third period, as Saint Mike Zbriger broke a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal in the frame to lift St. Lawrence (16-12-2, 10-7-1) to the win. St. Lawrence took 44 shots on goal compared to Colgate’s 12, and took the lead in the first when Kevin DeVergilio scored. Kyle Wilson and Liam Huculak then gave the Raiders a 2-1 lead before the Saints’ leading scorer T.J. Trevelyan knotted the game up. Raider goaltender Mark Dekanich made 41 saves in the loss.

Harvard 5, Princeton 4 OT

Princeton (9-15-1, 6-11-1) was unable to claim another top ECACHL scalp at Bright Hockey Center, as Jon Pelle scored an overtime game-winner at the 1:46 mark. Harvard (14-9-2, 10-7-1) had a 3-2 lead going into the third period before Seamus Young tied the game with a goal at the 5:12 mark. Over four minutes later, Harvard’s Kevin Du earned a hat trick off the power play, before Grant Goeckner-Zoeller put the teams even at four with a man-advantage tally of his own. Princeton’s Eric Leroux stopped 52 of Harvard’s 57 shots in the loss.

Dartmouth 5, Quinnipiac 4

The Green’s (13-10-2, 11-5-2) offensive prowess came to the forefront again on Friday, as it fought back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat Quinnipiac (15-15-0, 6-12-0) at Thompson Arena. Goals by Dan Shribman and Mike Ouellette helped tie the game in the third before Mark Van Vliet handed the Bobcats the lead again at the 8:35 mark. But, Tanner Glass knotted the game up just two minutes later before Nick Johnson scored the game-winner later in the period.

Rensselaer 2, Yale 1

A solid 28-save performance by Rensselaer goaltender Mathias Lange kept Yale (8-14-3, 6-10-2), one of the top offensive teams in the league, at bay on Friday. The Engineers (13-14-4, 7-7-4) got power-play goals in the first and second period from Matt Angers-Goulet before Yale’s Jeff Hristovski pulled one back for the visitors at the 17:31 mark in the third.

Rensselaer 4, Brown 2

The Engineers earned a four point weekend after defeating the Bears at the Houston Fieldhouse. Kevin Croxton and Jeff Prough exchanged power-play tallies in the first before Ryan Swanson put the Engineers up for good at the 14:30 mark. Andrew Lord scored Rensselaer’s third in the second period and despite the fact that Matt Vokes pulled the Bears to within one with a minute left in the game, an empty-netter from Kurt Colling sealed the result.

Colgate 1, Clarkson 1

Colgate netminder Mark Dekanich and Clarkson goaltender David Leggio both made 24 saves as the Raiders and Golden Knights played to a tie. Shawn Weller put Clarkson up on the power play in the first period, but Kyle Wilson was able to tie the game in the third. Colgate remains tied for second place in the ECACHL, one point behind Cornell.

Dartmouth 2, Princeton 1

Tanner Glass scored his second goal of the weekend, as the Green earned a four-point weekend after beating the Tigers. David Jones put the Green up in the first period at the 17:04 mark before Christian Read scored the Tigers’ first in the third period. With the pair of wins, Dartmouth is tied with Colgate in second place in the ECACHL.

Union 5, Yale 1

A three-goal spurt within the last two minutes of the first period lifted Union past the Bulldogs at the Achilles Center. Olivier Bouchard scored the first at the 18:23 mark before Brendan Milnamow and Scott Brady added tallies moments later. Yale was able to score one in the third period, but Bouchard completed his hat trick with a pair of goals later in the frame.

Harvard 5, Northeastern 0

Behind a 41 shot-on-goal performance, Harvard destroyed Northeastern (2-20-6, 2-13-6 Hockey East) in the consolation game of the Beanpot Tournament. Ryan Maki put the Crimson up in the first period before Steve Rolecek, Nick Coskren and Jon Pelle made it a four-goal lead going into the third period. Justin Tobe made 24 saves in the shutout win.

Archived article by Brian Tsao
Sun Assistant Sports Editor