January 28, 2009

Around the ECACs: A Week of Tight Matchups Define ECAC Play

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Dartmouth and Harvard’s men’s hockey teams played to a 5-5 tie on Sunday afternoon in Hanover, N.H. The Green’s Evan Stephens scored the tying goal with less than 4:00 to play in regulation.
Harvard junior Doug Rogers powered the Crimson with a hat trick and an assist in the contest. Harvard overcame a two-goal deficit and scored four of its goals on the power play en route to its highest offensive output of the season. The tie pushed Dartmouth into fourth place over Quinnipiac and helped Harvard into sixth place over Clarkson.
After Yale defeated Cornell, 4-3, on Friday night, the Bulldogs headed to Colgate for a matchup with the Raiders. Colgate jumped out to a 4-0 lead that lasted until 8:00 into the third period, but Yale stormed back with four goals in regulation, then took the game with a score in overtime.
Yale junior defenseman Tom Dignard scored two goals in the comeback and also registered an assist; junior forward Sean Backman and sophomore forward Broc Little added goals as well. The game-winner came one minute into overtime off the stick of freshman forward Kevin Limbert. Yale remains in second place behind Cornell in the ECAC Hockey league.
Princeton’s women’s hockey team returned from a break for exams with a 2-1 win over Quinnipiac last night. Senior Christine Foster and freshman Charissa Stadnyk both scored to help the Tigers into a third-place tie.
Watch for more hockey action in this upcoming weekend, with the Red men taking on St. Lawrence this Friday.