|Game 5||Dartmouth | 2-2-0, 2-1-0 at No. 14 Cornell | 4-0-0, 2-0-0
|When||Friday | Nov. 10, 2017 | 7 PM|
|Where||Ithaca, N.Y. | Lynah Rink (4,267)|
|All-Time Series||Cornell | 80-48-6|
|Last Meeting||Jan. 28, 2017 | W, 4-2|
|Game 6||Dartmouth | 2-2-0, 2-1-0 at RV Colgate | 4-2-4, 1-0-1|
|When||Saturday | Nov. 11, 2017 | 4 PM|
|Where||Hamilton, N.Y. | Class of 1965 Arena (2,222)|
|All-Time Series||Dartmouth | 50-49-6|
|Last Meeting||Jan. 27, 2017 | L, 2-1|
|Radio||Friday: KOOL-FM 106.7/96.3 | PBP: Rob Kennedy
Saturday: ESPN Radio 94.5 FM/1230 and 1400 AM | PBP: Rob Kennedy
|Stream||Cornell | Colgate|
|Live Stats||CollegeHockeyStats.net | Cornell | Colgate|
|Game Notes||Dartmouth (PDF) | Cornell | Colgate|
The Dartmouth men’s hockey team heads to central New York for a pair of ECAC Hockey games against Cornell and Colgate.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are coming off a 2-0-0 weekend thanks to wins against Brown and Yale at Thompson Arena.
• Dartmouth started the weekend with a 4-3 win against Brown on Friday night. Junior and team captain Kevan Kilistoff had a career night, scoring twice and finishing with three points.
• The 3-1 win against Yale helped the Big Green snap an 0-3-1 stretch against the Bulldogs in Hanover and give them their first home win in the series since Nov. 2, 2012 (7-4).
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
For his efforts in the home sweep, sophomore winger Daniel Warpecha was tabbed as the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week.
• Warpecha was tied for the league lead in points (4) thanks to a pair of goals and assists over the weekend.
• His two shorthanded goals are the most by a Dartmouth player in a single season since former captain Tyler Sikura ’15 registered a pair in the 2012-13 season.
• The Illinois native also registered a pair of assists on the weekend, setting up Kevan Kilistoff’s first of the night against the Bears and then Charley Michalowski’s game-winner midway through the second period the following night against Yale.
• He is the first Big Green player this season to be recognized and the first since Alex Jasiek and Troy Crema ’17 went back-to-back in the last weekend of January last season (1.24 and 1.31).
• The line of Warpecha-Kilistoff and Michalowski registered 11 of Dartmouth’s 19 points against the Bears and Bulldogs. Warpecha (2-2-4) and Kilistoff (2-2-4) were tied atop the leader board for points by any player in the conference, while Michalowski (1-2-3) wasn’t too far back.
• Though the top trio on the linechart gets the attention, the second group of Alex Jasiek (1-1-2), Will Graber (0-2-2) and Corey Kalk (1-1-2) were also consistent, chipping in a goal each night.
• The Big Red are currently 14th in the national rankings this week after a 4-0-0 start to the season.
• After opening the season at home with a sweep of Alabama-Huntsville, Cornel picked up four league points on the road this past weekend with wins at Quinnipiac (2-1) and Princeton (5-4).
• Trevor Yates leads the team with four goals and six points.
• The special-teams units have been strong thus far as the power play is clicking at a 33 percent clip (7-21) for the top unit in the country, while the penalty kill has allowed just one goal against in 21 opportunities (95.2%) and ranks second nationally.
• Freshman goalie Matthew Galajda seems to be the next in line to be in the mold of the Red’s four-year goalies. Galajda is 3-0-0 with a 1.51 goals against average and a .938 save percentage, but was pulled in favor of senior Hayden Stewart after giving up three first-period goals to the Tigers on Saturday.
AGAINST THE BIG RED
• Dartmouth was 1-0-1 against its colorful counterpart a season ago, tying in Hanover, 1-1, before pulling off a third-period comeback in Ithaca Jan. 28 that resulted in a 4-2 win.
• Jasiek’s two power-play goals just 62 seconds apart with Crema and Connor Yau picking up assists on both goals proved to be the difference with Crema adding the empty netter just over five minutes later to seal it. Cornell had taken a 2-0 lead into the first intermission and didn’t allow the Big Geen to score until Cameron Roth’s point shot found the back of the net with 34.1 seconds remaining in the middle frame.
• One of the hottest teams in the nation, the Raiders are in the midst of a five-game unbeaten streak (2-0-3) after a 1-0-1 weekend.
• Colgate played to a 0-0 tie Friday night against Princeton before taking down Quinnipiac, 4-1, Saturday evening in Hamden.
• Mike Panowyk leads the team in goals (4), John Snodgrass is Colgate’s leader in assists (5) and Bobby McMann is pacing the scoring (3-4-7).
• Sophomore and Dallas Stars draft pick Colton Point allowed just the one goal on the road trip and was tabbed as the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week. He is 4-0-4 this season with a pair of shutouts to go along with his 1.08 goals against average and .965 save percentage, both ranking as the top mark in the nation so far.
AGAINST THE RAIDERS
• After meeting in the playoffs in each of the previous two seasons, Colgate and Dartmouth played just the two regular season games against one another in 2016-17.
• The home team won each meeting with the Green and White posting a 2-0 shutout in Hanover on Nov. 5 while the Raiders picked up the 2-1 victory in Dartmouth’s first ever visit to the Class of 1965 Rink in late January.
• The November win in Hanover was the 50th against Colgate as the tightly contested all-time series is now 50-49-6.
• Dartmouth snapped its four-season home losing streak to Yale, but looks to continue its winning ways at Lynah Rink against Cornell this weekend.
• The Big Green have not lost in Ithaca since being swept out of the 2012 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals.
• Since then, Dartmouth is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings with wins in each of the last four years.
COMING UP BIG
• After a slow start to his senior season, Devin Buffalo picked up his play in a big way as last weekend progressed.
• The Alberta native stopped 50-of-54 shots en route to the two wins and a .923 save percentage.
• Buffalo’s biggest save of the weekend was a post-to-post right pad save late in regulation to thwart Yale’s Phil Kemp on a one-timer bid with the Bulldogs on the power play and looking to pull within a goal.
• Of Dartmouth’s 10 goals this season, five have come from the sophomore class as Warpecha (3), Michalowski (1) and Ryan Blankemeier (1) have found the back of the net.
• The juniors have four with Kilistoff accounting for three and Jasiek getting the other.
PENALTY KILL UPS AND DOWNS
• The Dartmouth PK was 4-of-8 in success during the season-opening weekend at Holy Cross and Harvard.
• The Big Green bounced back in a big way, killing all six opportunities the Bears and Bulldogs each had last weekend to go 12-for-12.
• The PK success rate jumped from 50% to 80%, moving from 60th to 32nd nationally.
• 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.
• Friday’s game will be broadcast on KOOL-FM 106.7/96.3 due to the football game at Fenway Park.
• Those looking for live updates and in-game insights can follow the team’s official Twitter account: @Dartmouth_MIH.
Dartmouth will have a weekend off for the fall exam period and returns to the ice at home on Saturday, Nov. 25 when it plays host to regional rival and former ECAC Hockey foe Vermont at 7 p.m.