|Game 3||Dartmouth | 0-2-0, 0-1-0 vs. Brown | 1-1-0, 1-1-0
|When||Friday | Nov. 3, 2017 | 7 PM|
|Where||Hanover, N.H. | Thompson Arena (4,500)|
|All-Time Series||Dartmouth | 82-66-8|
|Last Meeting||Feb. 17, 2017 | W, 5-4|
|Game 4||Dartmouth | 0-2-0, 0-1-0 vs. Yale | 1-1-0, 1-1-0|
|When||Saturday | Nov. 3, 2017 | 7 PM|
|Where||Hanover, N.H. | Thompson Arena (4,500)|
|All-Time Series||Yale | 114-92-15|
|Last Meeting||Mar. 4, 2017 | L, 3-2 (OT) | Game 2 First Round|
|Radio||ESPN Radio 94.5 FM/1230 and 1400 AM | PBP: Rob Kennedy|
|Stream||Brown | Yale|
|Television||ESPN3 | PBP: Adam Giardino|
|Live Stats||CollegeHockeyStats.net | Brown | Yale|
|Game Notes||Dartmouth (PDF) | Brown | Yale|
After a pair of road games to start the regular season, the Dartmouth men’s hockey team is back at home this weekend to take on ECAC Hockey and Ivy League foes Brown and Yale.
LAST TIME OUT
The league schedule didn’t open as hoped for the Big Green who dropped a 5-0 game Sunday night at No. 3 Harvard’s Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
• Dartmouth will look to utilize home-ice advantage this weekend in search of its first win of the season. Last season, 60 percent of the team’s total victories came at Thompson Arena.
• The team was 1-1 at home in the preseason with a 2-1 win over Windsor before dropping a 3-0 game to the US National Team Development Program.
• The Bears are 1-1-0 overall as well as in conference games after opening up the season with a home-and-home against travel partner Yale last weekend.
• After winning the opener, 4-1, in New Haven on Friday, the Bears were bested by the Bulldogs, 5-2, the following night at home.
• Brent Beaudoin leads the team in scoring with three points thanks to a goal and an assist on the road and one of team’s two scores at home. Three players so far have dished up multiple assists on the young season.
• The penalty kill was strong against Yale, killing off all 11 power-play opportunities.
• In goal, sophomore Gavin Nieto stopped 66-of-71 shots faced, posting a 2.53 goals against average and a .930 save percentage.
AGAINST THE BEARS
• Dartmouth and Brown split the season series last year with the road team winning by one each time.
• A Troy Crema ’17 goal with 1:33 left in regulation helped the Big Green tie up the Jan. 21 game in Hanover at 3-3. However, Andrew Doane scored an OT winner at 2:34 of the extra period to give the Bears their first win at Thompson Arena since Feb. 22, 2008.
• Dartmouth bounced back four weeks later by erasing a 2-0 deficit in the first 3:21 of the game to score the next five en route to a 5-4 win. Grant Opperman’s first career hat trick and a scoring line of 1-1-2 from both Crema and Corey Kalk helped the Green and White to the win.
• The Bulldogs’ early-season performance was highlighted above as it dropped the season and home opener Friday against Brown only to bounce back with a 5-2 road win Saturday at Meehan Auditorium.
• Evan Smith leads the team with a trio of points that included two assists and an empty-net goal to seal the victory in Providence.
• Junior Joe Snively scored a goal in each of the final two periods of last weekend and is the only Bulldog with more than one marker this season.
• Sam Tucker got the nod in goal for both games last weekend, stopping 41-of-45 shots en route to the 1-1-0 record.
AGAINST THE BULLDOGS
• Dartmouth and Yale have met eight times over the last two seasons as they each have a playoff sweep of the other in that time.
• The Bulldogs dominated the regular season meetings with the Big Green, outscoring them 11-0 thanks to a 7-0 shutout in Hanover and a 4-0 win in New Haven.
• For the second year in a row, these two met in the playoffs. Dartmouth swept second-seeded and seventh-ranked Yale in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals in 2016 at Ingalls Rink. The Elis bounced back with a sweep at home in the first-round matchup last year that included a 3-2 overtime win in Game 2 to end the Big Green’s season.
• Dartmouth’s last home win against Yale was Nov. 2, 2012, the year the Bulldogs would go on to win the national title.
• Dartmouth is coming off its shutout loss to Harvard on Sunday night only to take on the team who posted two shutouts against the Big Green last season.
• Prior to Sunday’s game, Dartmouth’s last blanking was a 26-save shutout by Tucker on Feb. 18 in New Haven.
• A 1-for-4 night on the power play is the lone special-teams goal in two games. That figure is slightly misleading as Dartmouth was credited for a power-play opportunity with just 0.5 seconds remaining as Holy Cross was called for a minor penalty.
• Dartmouth was 0-for-4 on the man-advantage against the Crimson.
• The Big Green also allowed Ryan Donato to score a shorthanded goal on their first power play of the night.
• All six members of the Class of 2021 made their collegiate debuts over the weekend. Defensemen Joey Matthews and Brendan Demler along with forward Collin Rutherford played in both games, while Brendan Less and Quin Foreman appeared in the Holy Cross contest.
• Matt Baker was the lone rookie to make his first appearance in the Harvard game.
• Both Matthews and Less picked up their first career points on Friday night as each were credited with second assists on the Big Green goals scored in the middle frame.
THOMPSON IS HOME
• After opening its doors for the 1975-76 season, this year marks Thompson Arena’s 43rd season of Dartmouth hockey. The Big Green are just 14-26-2 in home openers since the move from Davis Rink to Thompson Arena.
• Though 43 years seems like a lot compared to the short shelf life of pro facilities, Thompson is actually younger than 12 other Division I arenas across the country, making it the 13th oldest facility in the nation.
• In fact, seven other ECAC Hockey rinks are older than the Big Green’s home arena: Princeton (1923), Rensselaer (1949), St. Lawrence (1951), Harvard (1956), Yale (1958), Brown (1961) and Cornell (1967).
• All Dartmouth home games this season will be carried live and in HD on the Ivy League Network. Road games played at Brown, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton and Yale will also be streamed on the network for subscribers.
• Fans can also hear all 29 regular season contests live on 94.5 ESPN on their radio dials (94.5 FM/1230 and 1400 AM) or online. Rob Kennedy has stepped into the broadcast booth full time this season as the Voice of Big Green Men’s Hockey.
• Those looking for live updates and in-game insights can follow the team’s official Twitter account: @Dartmouth_MIH.
• Friday’s game against Brown will be carried live on ESPN3. Those with ESPN as part of their cable package can access the game online or through the ESPN app on their smart TV.
The Big Green will venture out to central New York next weekend for a pair of ECAC Hockey games at Cornell and Colgate.