Green Bests Brown
Providence, r.i. — Four different players scored goals as the No. 11 Dartmouth men’s hockey team defeated Brown 4-2 last night at Meehan Auditorium to sweep the season series.
The win was just the second on the road this season (2-4-1) for the Big Green, with both coming at the Bears’ expense. Dartmouth (10-5-2) and kept pace in the ECAC Hockey standings with 13 points (6-3-1 league record), good for a second-place tie with Yale and Princeton.
Dartmouth is 11-0-1 in its last 12 meetings with Brown, dating back to 2008. This season saw the Green take all three contests, including the non-conference Ivy Shootout game back on Oct. 27.
Junior goaltender Cab Morris turned aside 31 shots in improving to 7-2-1.
Dartmouth’s Tim O’Brien scored the game’s opening tally. His shot was knocked down slightly by Bears’ starting goalie Marco DiFilippo, but the puck managed to slip through the five-hole and over the line, giving the Green a 1-0 lead at 7:31.
After Matt Lorito’s league-leading 13th goal of the season tied the game just over 10 minutes later for the Bears, the Big Green’s penalty-kill unit was called on for the second time as Eric Neiley was whistled for boarding.
That’s when Matt Lindblad stepped up and scored his first shorthanded goal since his freshman campaign and eighth of this season.
After Bears coach and former Big Green assistant Brendan Whittet pulled DeFilippo in favor of Anthony Borelli to start the second period, Dartmouth junior Eric Robinson scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season almost 11/2 minutes into the frame.
Robinson’s tally was his first since Nov. 16 at Colgate.
Big Green sophomore Brandon McNally scored an empty-netter with 1:05 remaining to seal the win. Brown scored a late tally with 9.1 seconds left.
The Big Green’s penalty-killing unit solidified the win, killing off all five Brown power plays. The Bears are 0-for-13 with the man-advantage against Dartmouth this season.
Dartmouth will head down I-95 to take on Yale tonight at Ingalls Rink.
Dartmouth 3, Union 0
Hanover — Reagan Fischer scored twice and Jenna Hobeika added a tally as the Big Green won its fifth consecutive game and defeated the Dutchwomen for the 20th consecutive time. Dartmouth is 12-5-2 overall and 7-4-1 in ECAC play, while Union is 7-13-3 and 0-8-3.
Fischer, who has scored 12 goals this winter, struck on a power play in the 14th minute, then scored again two minutes later for her third multi-goal game of the season. Hobeika closed the scoring three minutes before the first intermission. Teammate Camille Dumais had three assists.
The line of Hobeika, Fischer and Dumais have scored 10 of Dartmouth’s last 14 goals. The Big Green penalty-killing unit snuffed each of Union’s six power-play chances and home goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft stopped 16 shots for her 11th victory of the season.
Dartmouth hosts Rensselaer today.
Dartmouth 2nd at SLU
Lake Placid, n.y. — Despite not finishing higher than third in any one race, the Big Green accumulated enough points to sit comfortably in second place through the first day of racing at the St. Lawrence University winter carnival.
Vermont leads with 508 points. Dartmouth is at 411, with New Hampshire third with 364.
Even with Sam Tarling at the U23 world championships, Dartmouth edged UVM in the men’s 20-kilometer freestyle. Sophomore Silas Talbot led the way with a second-place finish, joined by Scott Lacy in third, Steven Mangan in fifth and David Sinclair in sixth. Lacking Annie Hart, also at the U23 worlds, the Dartmouth women took third in their 15K freestyle; sophomore Carly Wynn’s sixth-place result topped the Big Green.
Over at Whiteface Mountain, freshman Lizzie Kistler took sixth for Dartmouth’s best result in the women’s giant slalom. Sophomore Hunter Black led the men, taking fifth.
The carnival wraps up today with the slalom at Whiteface and freestyle sprints for the cross country squads.