HAMILTON, N.Y. – Sophomore forward Jack Drury scored twice, and first-year goaltender Mitchell Gibson notched 39 saves to help No. 16 Harvard men's ice hockey (9-6-3, 7-4-2 ECAC Hockey) earn a 3-3 tie at Colgate (8-10-5, 6-3-2 ECAC Hockey) on Friday night (Jan. 24).
With Harvard trailing 3-2 midway through the third period, first-year defenseman Ryan Siedem scored the game-tying goal at 8:43 of the frame, on an extended shift in the Colgate zone.
First-year forward Nick Abruzzese (two assists) kept the puck in the zone and made a good pass to sophomore defenseman Marshall Rifai who fired a shot on net. The rebound kicked to Siedem, who found the top corner to tie the game.
Harvard appeared to take its first lead of the game at the 11:41 mark of the period on a put back by Casey Dornbach, but Rifai was whistled for goaltender interference, nullifying the potential game-winning goal.
Both teams had opportunities in overtime, but the game remained 3-3 after five extra minutes of play.
Colgate struck early in the first period to take a 1-0, as Jacob Panetta's shot deflected off the post and in at the 3:02 mark.
With Harvard on the power play, Drury evened the score at 1-1 on a beautiful feed from behind the net from first-year forward John Farinacci (two assists) at 16:04.
Midway through the second period, Griffin Lunn made it 2-1 Colgate at 9:07, but Harvard answered again on the power play, with Farinacci feeding Drury on oa 2-on-0 down low for a tap-in at 19:28. Just :16 later, John Snodgrass put Colgate ahead 3-2 heading into the third period.
But Harvard bounced back in the third, tying the game and getting a hard-earned point on the road.
- First-year forward John Farinacci (two assists) has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in his last eight games.
- Sophomore forward Jack Drury (two goals) has 12 points (six goals, six assists) in his last six games with a six-game point game streak.
- First-year forward Nick Abruzzese (two assists) recorded his third multiple-point game in the last four, and has a five game point streak (two goals, six assists in that span)
- Harvard finished the night 2-for-3 on the man advantage and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. Harvard has a power play goal in 15 of its last 16 games. Harvard is 20-for-68 (29.4%) on the season on the power play.