Friday: #10 Dartmouth (12-6-2, 8-4-2 ECAC) at Brown (7-7-7, 4-6-4 ECAC)
Location: Providence, R.I.
Date: Friday, January 27, 7 p.m.
Series Record: Dartmouth leads, 37-28-8
Saturday: #10 Dartmouth (12-6-2, 8-4-2 ECAC) at Yale (1-20-0, 1-13-0 ECAC)
Location: New Haven, Conn.
Date: Saturday, January 28, 4 p.m.
Series Record: Dartmouth leads, 64-6-6
HANOVER, N.H. — The 10th-ranked Big Green hosted Colgate and third-ranked Cornell this past weekend and both games went to overtime. Dartmouth earned a 4-3 victory over the Raiders when senior Reagan Fischer (Irma, Alberta) scored with 25 seconds remaining in the extra period.
The next night, the Big Red and the Big Green played 64:01 minutes of scoreless play before Cornell's Erin Barley-Maloney scored the game-winning goal with 59 seconds left in the extra stanza.
SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN
The Dartmouth women's hockey team moved to 12-6-2 overall, 8-4-2 in ECAC Hockey and 2-2-1 in the Ivy League after last weekend.
Through 20 games, Dartmouth has had 18 players record a point, five skaters with double-digit points, 13 players with multiple points and 10 skaters with at least one goal and one assist. Junior Camille Dumais (Beaconsfield, Quebec) leads the team with 25 points on nine goals and a team-best 16 assists. Senior Kelly Foley (South Boston, Mass.) is second on the team with 21 points on a team-high 12 goals and nine assists. Fischer ranks third with eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points.
Junior Sasha Nanji (Markham, Ontario) leads the Big Green defensemen with six goals and seven assists for 13 points. Senior Jenna Hobeika (Alpine, N.J.) is fifth with 11 points on five goals and six assists, and junior Margaux Sharp (Carleton Place, Ontario) sits in sixth with two goals and seven assists for nine points. Morgan Illikainen (Grand Rapids, Minn.) leads all freshmen with five points on five assists.
Sophomore Lindsay Holdcroft (Pittsburgh, Pa.) has played all but four games for Dartmouth. She has 370 saves, a .918 save percentage, a 2.03 goals against average, a 9-5-2 record and two shutouts in 874:43 minutes.
The Big Green are averaging 2.85 goals per game, while allowing 2.30 goals against. The squad takes 30.1 shots per game and commits 3.90 penalties per game. Dartmouth is 17-for-104 on the power play, converting 16.3 percent of the time, and is 65-for-75 on the penalty kill at 86.7 percent.
UNBEATEN STREAK ENDS AT 8
With the loss to Cornell, Dartmouth's eight-game unbeaten streak ended on Saturday night. It was the first loss for the Big Green since suffering a 2-1 defeat at home to Harvard on Nov. 30.
During the streak the team went 7-0-1, outscored opponents, 32-20 and only allowed more than two goals twice.
It was the longest unbeaten streak for Dartmouth since it went 10 straight games without suffering a loss from Feb. 1, 2008 to March 8, 2008.
A LOOK AT THE CONFERENCE STANDINGS
Dartmouth moved into a tie with Clarkson and St. Lawrence for fourth place in ECAC Hockey with 18 points in 14 games. The Big Green are within one point of third and trail second-place Quinnipiac by four points. Cornell leads the conference with 26 points in 14 games. The Bobcats sit in second with 22 points in 16 games, and Harvard is in third with 19 points in 14 games.
OVERTIME FUN FACTS
With the two overtime games this weekend, it pushed the Big Green's total to six on the season. In those six games, the team is 2-2-2. It marked the first back-to-back overtime games since the team won at Princeton and Quinnipiac in overtime on Nov. 12-13, 2010.
The last time the team won a game in overtime before besting Colgate was on Nov. 26, 2011 in a 4-3 home victory over Northeastern. The last time Dartmouth lost a game in overtime before losing to Cornell was on Nov. 6, 2011 in a 5-4 home loss to New Hampshire.
The six overtime games are the most the Big Green have played in a season since the squad had eight extra period contests in 2007-08. That season, Dartmouth went 1-1-6 in those games.
Even with the split over the weekend, the Big Green remain in the 10th spot in both national polls. In the USCHO.com poll, Dartmouth received 20 points, trailing ninth-ranked Harvard by 13 points. In the USA Hockey/ESPN the Magazine Poll, the Big Green totaled 25 points, 12 points behind ninth-ranked Minnesota-Duluth.
Wisconsin is the top team in both polls and Cornell is second. Harvard is the other ECAC team ranked in the top 10, coming in ninth in the USCHO.com poll and eighth in the USA Hockey poll.
Dartmouth has two players approaching the 100-point plateau in Dumais with 88 points and Foley with 90 points. Foley reached her total in 103 games on 44 goals and 46 assists.
Dumais reached her total in 82 games on 37 goals and 51 assists. Dumais surpassed the 50 assist total this weekend when she recorded three assists in the 4-3 victory over Colgate. The three assists marked a season-high far a Big Green skater and was the most since Amanda Trunzo '11 had three in a victory over Cornell on Feb. 18, 2011. The players are looking to become the 33rd and 34th players in the history of the program to reach the century mark.
In just her second season, Holdcroft could move into a tie for sixth on the career wins list. The Pittsburgh native has 27 career wins, and Kate Lane '06 is currently sixth all-time with 29 wins. Amy Ferguson '03 holds the all-time record with 67 victories.
LOTS OF SHOTS
Against Colgate on Friday, Dartmouth took a season-high 47 shots in the overtime victory. The previous high for the Big Green was 41 in a 2-2 tie at Princeton on Jan. 7.
When Dartmouth takes more than 30 shots in a game, the team's record is 6-2-1. When the Big Green take less than 30 shots they are 6-4-1.
SCOUTING THE BEARS
Brown enters Friday's game with a 7-7-7 record overall, are 4-6-4 in ECAC Hockey and 2-3-0 in the Ivy League. The team is in eighth in the conference with 12 points in 14 games. The Bears are unbeaten in their last three games with a tie against Union and wins over Rensselaer and Yale.
Senior Katelyn Landry leads the team with 16 points on seven goals and nine assists. Freshman Sarah Robson and sophomore Jessica Hoyle are tied for second with 12 points. Robson has six goals and six assists and Hoyle has four goals and eight assists.
In net, sophomore Aubree Moore and junior Katie Jamieson have split the games. Moore has played in 14 games, has 365 saves, a .941 save percentage, a 1.83 goals against average and a 3-3-5 record in 754:25 minutes. Jamieson has played in 11 games, has 273 saves, a .929 save percentage, a 2.34 goals against average, a 4-4-2 record and two shutouts in 538:26 minutes.
The team is averaging 2.33 goals per game, while giving up 2.14 goals against. The Bears take 26.3 shots per game, and commit 4.10 penalties per game. On the power play, Brown is 11-for-85 (12.9 percent) and is 67-for-83 (80.7 percent) on the penalty kill.
The two Ivy League foes will match up for the 74th time in their history. Brown won the first contest at home on January 13, 1979. The Bears won the first four before the Big Green earned their first victory in the series in 1982. The two teams have gone back and forth throughout the series with Dartmouth gaining the edge recently. The squad holds a 37-28-8 advantage over Brown and have gained the series lead by winning the last 10 contests.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Yale enters the weekend with a 1-20-0 record overall, a 1-13-0 mark in ECAC Hockey and a 0-5-0 record in the Ivy League. The Bulldogs are in 12th in ECAC Hockey with two points in 14 games. The team enters the weekend on a 14-game losing streak with its only win of the season coming at home on Nov. 11 against Union.
Senior Aleca Hughes leads the team with three goals and eight assists for 11 points. Sophomore Jackie Raines is second on the team with seven goals and two assists for nine points. Freshman Stephanie Mock is third with two goals and six assists for eight points.
In net, senior Genny Ladiges has played in 17 out of 21 games. Ladiges has 533 saves, an .893 save percentage, a 4.39 goals against average and a 1-15-0 in 875:38 minutes.
The team is averaging 1.05 goals per game, while giving up 4.95 goals against. The Bulldogs take 22.6 shots per game, and commit 5.30 penalties per game. On the power play, Yale is 9-for-92 (9.8 percent) and is 75-for-106 (70.8 percent) on the penalty kill.
It will be the 71st meeting between the two teams. Dartmouth has dominated the series, 64-4-2. The two squads tied in the first meeting on January 27, 1978 in Hanover. The Big Green have won the last six in the series. The Bulldogs have not won at home against the Big Green since 1986. Last season, Dartmouth earned a 4-1 victory at home over Yale and a 2-1 win on the road.