ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Harvard Men's Hockey Ties No. 18 Colgate, 2-2

HAMILTON, N.Y.—Steve Michalek matched a career high with 34 saves as the Harvard men's hockey team tied No. 18 Colgate, 2-2, Friday night at Starr Rink, setting a school record with its seventh tie of the season.

Marshall Everson registered a goal and an assist for the Crimson (4-6-7, 3-4-5 ECAC Hockey), while Alex Killorn notched two helpers and Peter Starrett scored his first collegiate goal. Eric Mihalik made 17 saves for the Raiders (12-8-3, 6-4-1), and Chris Wagner had a goal and an assist. Colgate finished with a 36-19 shots edge, while Harvard won two-thirds of the game's faceoffs.

The tie was Harvard's third in its last four league games, and it was the fourth game in the Crimson's last five overall that went to overtime. The Crimson came from behind to take a 2-1 lead into the third period before the Raiders rallied. Harvard wins the regular-season series against Colgate, 1-0-1.

Killorn posted a 10-6 faceoff record, while Colin Blackwell was 8-1. Killorn and Danny Biega shared the team lead with three shots on goal, and Colin Moore blocked three CU shots.

Each team tallied once in the first period, with Harvard holding a 12-8 edge in shots. Colgate took the game's first lead at the 6:06 mark. After weathering a couple consecutive strong shifts by the Crimson, Colgate took the puck the other way, and Wagner banged in a close-range one-timer to make it 1-0.

Harvard killed its only penalty of the period and took advantage of a late Colgate infraction. Killorn took the puck from Pat ick McNally in his own end, carried deep into the left corner of the Raiders' zone and passed back and across to Everson. The junior's high shot bounced off the right post and into the far side of the net.

Starrett, who a would-be goal disallowed a week ago at Fenway Park, netted one that counted to give the Crimson a 2-1 lead. He lifted a shot over Mihalik's left pad to finish off a left-to-right pass by Everson after Killorn had chipped the puck down the wall. Harvard took that lead to the intermission, as Michalek made 12 second-period saves, including two on a late Colgate man advantage.

Colgate evened the score with less than eight minutes to play. Michalek stopped a shot from Wagner, but Austin Smith was the first to the resulting loose puck, tapping it in from beside the left post.

Both teams had offensive-zone possession in overtime, but neither generated a shot on goal