Harvard continues ECAC Hockey play with road contests at No. 14/15 Cornell and Colgate this weekend.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard men's hockey (7-5-3, 4-4-2 ECAC Hockey) hopes to continue a solid run of play this weekend when it hits the road this weekend (Jan. 17-18) to take on No. 1415 Cornell (9-5-1, 5-2-1 ECAC Hockey) and Colgate (6-12-2, 3-3-2 ECAC Hockey). The game at Cornell will begin at 7 p.m., while the Saturday game at Colgate has been moved to 3 p.m. Both games will air on ESPN+. This marks the first time that Harvard and Cornell have met in a third regular season contest. Harvard won the Frozen Apple game (W, 4-1) at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 24, and the Big Red took the first ECAC Hockey contest (L, 2-1) at Bright-Landry on Dec. 1. The Crimson earned a 6-1 win over Colgate on Nov. 30 in the first meeting between the two teams this season.
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What to Know
• Last Saturday night, senior goaltender Michael Lackey made a career high 46 saves to help Harvard earn a 2-1 win at No. 6/6 Quinnipiac. Junior defenseman John Marino scored his first goal (PPG) of the season late in the first period, which held up most of the game as the deciding score. First-year forward Jack Drury added an empty-net goal with 2:18 to play in the game.
• Junior defenseman Adam Fox (7-16-23) is off to a tremendous start for Harvard. A candidate for the Hobey Baker Award, Fox is third in the country in scoring (per game), averaging 1.53 points per contest. He is on pace to near the school record for points by a Harvard defenseman in one season, set by Mark Fusco '83, who had 46 points (13-33-46) in 1982-83. On Oct. 27 at Dartmouth, Fox notched a career high five points (goal, four assists), becoming the first Harvard player to have five points since Alexander Kerfoot did it against BC on Nov. 11, 2014.
• First-years Casey Dornbach (3-17-20) and Jack Drury (5-10-15) have taken little time to adjust to the college game. Dornbach leads all NCAA freshmen with an average of 1.33 points per game, and leads the country with 1.13 assists per game. Drury is third among NCAA freshmen with 1.07 points per contest.
• Senior goaltender Michael Lackey has been excellent over the past 11 games. He has allowed two goals or less in nine of his last 11 starts, and just one goal in five of those starts. Harvard is 7-3-1 in its last 11 games overall, with Lackey starting all of those contests (7-3-1, 1.71 GAA, .941 Save %). This season, he is 7-4-3 with a 2.32 GAA and .920 Save %.
• The Crimson features an impressive collection of offensive defensemen. Harvard defensemen are second in the country at 3.40 points per game, recording 51 points (16 goals, 35 assists) in 15 games. Three of Harvard's top six scorers are blue liners - Adam Fox (seven goals, 16 assists), Reilly Walsh (five goals, nine assists), and Jack Rathbone (three goals, six assists).
Ted Donato '91, The Robert D. Ziff '88 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Ice Hockey
Following success as a player at the collegiate, professional and international levels, Ted Donato has begun piling up a long list of accomplishments as head coach at his alma mater. The former Crimson captain has guided Harvard to four 20-win seasons, captured ECAC Hockey and Ivy League championships, claimed five NCAA tournament berths, a Frozen Four appearance, led his team to six ECAC Hockey championship games, and coached 10 All-Americans and 12 National Hockey Leaguers. As a player at Harvard he was named the 1989 MVP of the Frozen Four during the Crimson's national title run. Drafted by the Boston Bruins in 1987, Donato played 796 games over 13 NHL seasons. His career in the NHL commenced after he competed on the 1992 USA Olympic team where he scored four goals and three assists in eight games.
Harvard returns home to host Clarkson and St. Lawrence on Jan. 25-26 at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Both games will begin at 7 p.m. and will air on ESPN+.