Men's Ice Hockey Skates Past St. Lawrence, 7-3, To Complete North Country Sweep

Harvard scored a season-high seven goals in the win over St. Lawrence.
Harvard scored a season-high seven goals in the win over St. Lawrence.
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Harvard improved to 10-6-3 on the year with a 7-3 win over St. Lawrence.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
A scoring outburst for Harvard men's ice hockey (10-6-3, 7-5-2 ECAC Hockey), including six unanswered goals in the first 27:41 of play helped the Crimson earn a 7-3 win over St. Lawrence (3-20-1, 1-10-1 ECAC Hockey) on Saturday night (Jan. 26) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Six different Harvard skaters recorded multiple point games, with 15 members of the Crimson recording a point on the night. First-years Casey Dornbach (goal, assist) and Jack Rathbone, as well as junior forward Nathan Krusko scored first period goals to put Harvard in front early. Then senior captain Michael Floodstrand (goal, assist), junior defenseman John Marino, and sophomore defenseman Reilly Walsh (goal, assist) tacked on second period goals to give Harvard a commanding 6-0 lead.

First-year Wyllum Deveaux recorded his first career goal at 18:03 of the third period to round out the scoring for Harvard.

After stopping all shots in 30:02 of action, senior goaltender Michael Lackey (nine saves), was replaced by junior Cameron Gornet (19 saves). First-year goaltender Derek Schaedig (three saves) also saw his first game action of the season late in the third period.

Three goals in the first five minutes of the first period helped Harvard jump out to an early commanding lead. Dornbach's low slapshot from just inside the blue line beat St. Lawrence goaltender Arthur Brey to put the Crimson up 1-0. Then just over a minute later, Rathbone made a great move to create space at the left circle, beating Brey high at 2:50 to give Harvard a 2-0 lead.

A great play down low by sophomore forward Jack Badini set up Nathan Krusko's first goal of the season from in tight at 4:05, sending Brey to the bench in favor of goaltender Emil Zetterquist (25 saves).

The Crimson potted three more goals in the second period to put the game out of reach for good. Floodstrand crashed the net for a rebound goal at 4:02 of the middle frame.

Then just 23 seconds later, John Marino hit the top corner on a one-timer to make it 5-0. Sophomore defenseman Reilly Walsh added a power play goal at 7:41. Harvard finished the night 2-for-5 on the man advantage.

Harvard Highlights

  • Six different members of the Crimson recorded multiple-point efforts: Reilly Walsh (1-1-2), Jack Donato (0-2-2), Adam Fox (0-2-2), Michael Floodstrand (1-1-2), Casey Dornbach (1-1-2), and Frederic Gregoire (0-2-2).
  • Five of six Harvard defensemen had points on the night, as Walsh (1-1-2) and Fox (0-2-2), were also joined by Jack Rathbone (goal), John Marino (goal), and Jacob Olson (assist), on the scoresheet
  • Adam Fox now has a team-leading 27 points (7-20-27) on the year and is five points away (19-76-95) from reaching the 100-point mark. 

Game Notes

  • Harvard recorded a season high seven goals on the season.
  • The Crimson finished the night 2-for-5 on the man advantage, marking the fifth time that Harvard has had multiple power play goals in a game this season. Harvard leads the nation in power play percentage (23-for-64, 35.9%).
  • Harvard owns an eight game winning streak in the series against St. Lawrence.