Men's Ice Hockey Edged Late By Princeton, 4-2

Junior defenseman Adam Fox scored his seventh goal of the year against Princeton on Friday night.

Junior forward Frederic Gregoire and junior defenseman Adam Fox scored, but Harvard men's ice hockey (6-5-3, 3-4-2 ECAC Hockey) fell, 4-2, at Princeton (6-10-2, 4-6-1 ECAC Hockey) on Friday night (Jan. 11).

Senior goaltender Michael Lackey made 22 saves, as Harvard outshot Princeton 31-26 on the night. Harvard finished 1-for-4 on the man advantage, while the Tigers scored twice on the power play. 

Gregoire gave the Crimson an early lead, taking a quick shot off a clean faceoff win by first-year Jack Drury and hitting the top corner on the short side at 4:45.

Princeton evened the score on its first power play chance of the night with Derek Topatigh scoring for the Tigers at 7:17.

The Tigers took their first lead of the night early in the second period (1:04), but Harvard answered right back with Fox's power play goal. Dornbach slipped a quick pass to Fox, who fired a one-timer from straightaway past Princeton's Ryan Ferland (29 saves) at 6:04 to tie the game at 2-2.

That was the score in the opening minutes of the third period when Princeton's Alex Riche scored on the power play to put the Tigers ahead for good.

Harvard had a late power play opportunity in the final minutes of the third period but could not convert, and Princeton scored an empty net goal to seal the victory.

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior forward Frederic Gregoire scored his second goal of the season – first-year forward Jack Drury picked up his 10th assist of the year and has points in three straight games.
  • Sophomore defenseman Adam Fox (goal) surpassed his career high for goals in a season (7) and is second in the nation with 1.57 points per game.
  • First-year forward Casey Dornbach (assist) has points in five straight games.

Game Notes

  • Harvard finished the night 1-for-4 on the power play, and leads the nation in power play percentage (19-for-54, 35.2%).
  • Princeton's win snapped an 11-game unbeaten run (10-0-1) for Harvard in the series dating back to the 2012-13 season.