HANOVER, N.H. - The No. 17 Dartmouth men's hockey team will once again play in front of a national audience as its meeting with Cornell Friday night at 7 p.m. will be broadcast live on Fox College Sports.
Friday also marks the return to Thompson Arena for the Big Green as the contest with the Big Red is the team's first home game in three weeks.
Calling the action for the match-up with Cornell is Greg Madden with color commentary from Sonny Watrous.
The ECAC Hockey battle marks the fifth national broadcast for the Dartmouth men this season and the second from inside beautiful Thompson Arena. The Green defeated their regional rivals from Vermont, 4-2, in early December in the other televised home contest.
Coming into the game, the Big Green sit tied for third place in ECAC Hockey standings with 17 points and a 7-6-3 record after playing to a 1-1 tie Sunday at Harvard. Overall, the Green are 11-8-4 this season, matching its total wins from the 2011-12 regular season with three weeks still remaining this year.
Goaltender Cab Morris has proven to be one of the top netminders in ECAC Hockey this season as he boasts an 8-4-3 record with a 1.97 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.
Sophomore Tyler Sikura leads Dartmouth in scoring with 26 points on nine goals and a team-high 17 assists. Matt Lindblad is not far behind with 23 points in his junior campaign, while classmate Eric Robinson's 10 goals are tops among all Dartmouth players in 2012-13.
These two teams met back on Nov. 17 in Ithaca, playing to a 1-1 tie in front of a sold-out Lynah Rink. Senior captain Mike Keenan's blast in the final minute of play with the extra attacker on and the goalie pulled helped the Big Green pick up a hard-fought league point in thrilling fashion.
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