NHL Players to Appear at Dartmouth Game
Hanover — Following the Dartmouth men’s hockey matchup with Vermont on Wednesday at Thompson Arena, fans will have the opportunity to meet five former Big Green players currently under contract with NHL teams.
Lee Stempniak (Calgary Flames), Ben Lovejoy (Pittsburgh Penguins), Tanner Glass (Pittsburgh Penguins), David Jones (Colorado Avalanche) and Nick Johnson (Phoenix Coyotes) will all be on hand for Dartmouth’s game with the Catamounts and will be signing autographs immediately following its conclusion.
During the night’s first intermission, the players will also be honored in an on-ice ceremony that will be the largest collection of current NHL players in the program’s history.
The game will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network with Mike “Doc” Emrick and Pierre McGuire on the call.
The game will also serve as the second collection day for the team’s annual CHaD Toy Drive. The Big Green will begin the event on Saturday night against Bentley and continue through the tilt with the Catamounts. There will be marked tables on the concourse where fans can drop off new, unwrapped toys for the team to deliver the following week. Donations will be accepted both nights starting at 6 p.m. when the Thompson Arena doors open.
Harvard 9, Dartmouth 0
Cambridge, Mass. — No. 8 Dartmouth was swept by the top-ranked Crimson in its season opener on Wednesday.
Playing at the No. 7 spot and making her Dartmouth debut, freshman Tori Dewey played the team’s match of the night. After taking an early lead against Harvard’s Megan Murray in the first game, the two traded points before Murray finally earned a 14-12 win. She rebounded with wins in the second and fourth games (11-5 and 11-1) to force a fifth. However, Murray proved to be too much in the final frame as the Crimson sophomore earned an 11-3 win to take the match, 3-2.
Harvard 9, Dartmouth 0
Cambridge, Mass. — No. 8 Dartmouth began its winter season with a loss Wednesday night at No. 3 Harvard.
The Big Green’s best effort of the night came as freshman James Fisch played the team’s longest match. Fisch came back to win the third game tie-break after falling behind 0-2. Despite his momentum, the first-year player narrowly fell in the fourth game, 11-9, to drop the match.
Hanover — The Dartmouth women opened the home slate on a winning note, defeating Vermont on Wednesday night. The win was the third straight for the Big Green over the Catamounts.
The Big Green won each of the night’s events highlighted by setting a pool record in the 400-medley relay in the first event of the night. Dartmouth dominated the race, winning with a time of 3:52.43, shattering the previous record of 3:57.64 set back in 1994. Freshman Kendese Nangle, Charlotte Williams, Laura McCulloch and Siobhan Hengemuhle teamed for the win.
Dartmouth posted two 1-2-3 finishes in the 50 free and the 100 fly. In the 50 free freshman Nangle led the contingent with a time of 24.16 while Charlotte Kamai and Hengemuhle took second and third place, respectively.
The Big Green also took first through third in the 100 fly. Kendall Farnham took first place with a time of 57.66. Freshman Olivia Samson was a double winner, taking home the 1,000 free title with a time of 10:26.25 and the 500 free with a time of 5:05.51.
In the diving competition Erica Serpico swept the 1-meter and 3-meter boards.