Colgate Knocks Off #9 Harvard In Overtime

Friday, December 6, 2019

Colgate (6-7-4, 4-2-1 ECAC) – 5
Dartmouth (3-3-1, 3-2-1 ECAC) – 1

The Colgate men’s hockey program picked up a 5-1 win Friday night in Dartmouth. Andrew Farrier made 34 saves and Arnaud Vachon picked up three points.

Colgate got into penalty trouble early, but as soon as Bobby McMann returned to the ice from serving a boarding minor he put Colgate on the board. McMann extended his point streak to four games with the goal.

Jared Cockrell scored at the 17:28 mark of the first just seconds after a Colgate power-play expired. Vachon and Nick Austin picked up assists. Dartmouth scored a power-play goal at 1:58 of the second to cut the deficit to one goal.

Three minutes later the Raiders picked up a power-play tally of their own while on a 5-on-3 advantage. Colton Young scored to pick up his second point of the evening. Jacob Panetta and Vachon assisted. Paul McAvoy added another Colgate goal at the 14:42 mark through the five hole of the Big Green goaltender. John Snodgrass and Trevor Cosgrove picked up the helpers.

Vachon recorded his third point of the game on a coast-to-coast play with 14:42 remaining in the third.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Colgate (7-7-4, 5-2-1 ECAC) – 4 (OT)
#9 Harvard (6-4-0, 6-2-0 ECAC) – 3

Colgate knocked off nationally-ranked Harvard thanks to an overtime game-winner from Ben Sharf. Four different players scored to earn their first weekend sweep of the season.

Despite a pair of Raiders power plays in the first period, the teams skated to a 0-0 finish of the first period. The pace of the game picked up in the second period and Farrier came up big once again in net. Colgate scored just seconds after a Harvard penalty expired. The goal was scored at 6:56 of the period by Young with assists going to Austin and Cockrell.

Harvard took a 2-1 lead following goals at 14:32 and 17:17 of the period. Tyler Penner tied the game up just 42 seconds later. Sharf fired a pass across the slot that Penner one touched into the back of the net tying the game at two after 40 minutes.

Midway through the third Colgate drew its fourth power play of the night. Once again, a goal was scored just after the man advantage expired. McMann scored at 10:08 to give the Raiders a 3-2 lead. Harvard responded quickly scoring at the 11:57 mark tying the game up once again.

McMann was whistled for hooking at the end of the third period giving the Crimson a full two minute power-play to open up the overtime period. The Raiders successfully killed it off and only allowed one shot on goal during the man advantage. On the following shift Sharf powered down the ice and cut hard to the net before stuffing the puck behind the Harvard goalie for the win. Panetta picked up an assist on the game winner. Farrier finished with 30 saves.

BOX SCORE

TOP PERFORMERS

Ben Sharf - 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Arnaud Vachon - 1 Goal, 2 Assists
Andrew Farrier - 64 Saves, 4 Goal Against

Colgate ended the first half of their season on a high note winning four of their last five games. The Raiders are now off until after a weekend series on the road in Ohio State December 27th and 28th.

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