|Game 10||Dartmouth | 2-6-1 vs. Bentley | 6-7-3
|When||Saturday | Dec. 9, 2017 | 7 PM|
|Where||Hanover, N.H. | Thompson Arena | 4,500|
|All-Time Series||Dartmouth | 2-0-0|
|Last Meeting||Dec. 1, 2012 | W, 5-2 | Hanover|
|Radio||ESPN Radio 94.5 FM/1230 and 1400 AM | PBP: Rob Kennedy|
|Stream||Ivy League Network|
|Live Stats||CollegeHockeyStats.net | DartmouthSports.com|
|Game Notes||Dartmouth (PDF) | Bentley (PDF)|
|Program||Kevin Neiley Program Cover|
The Dartmouth men’s hockey team welcomes Bentley to Hanover for the final home game of the first half of the 2017-18 season.
CHaD TOY DRIVE
The Big Green will once again host another collection for donations of new, unwrapped toys for the team’s annual toy drive for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock (CHaD). The toys will be delivered to CHaD next week prior to the trip to Denver.
SKATE WITH THE BIG GREEN
Donations will also be accepted Sunday during the team’s Skate with the Big Green. Young fans and their family are encouraged to join members of the men’s team from noon to 1 p.m. on the Thompson Arena ice. The women’s team will be on the ice from 1 to 2 p.m. as well
LAST TIME OUT
Dartmouth is coming off a road weekend at Princeton and Quinnipiac.
• The trip began on a rocky note on Friday night with a 9-2 loss on the Tigers’ home ice inside Hobey Baker Rink, the second oldest college hockey arena in the country.
• Saturday night saw the Big Green play to a scoreless tie at Quinnipiac, led by a 43-save shutout by sophomore Adrian Clark.
• The Falcons come into Saturday’s game as one of the hottest teams in the nation, winners of their last five games.
• Bentley’s current five-game win streak is the third longest in the country, behind only Notre Dame (11) and Clarkson (9). Penn State has a six-game unbeaten streak that included a pair of ties.
• The streak followed a six-game winless stretch (0-5-1).
• The most recent outing was a 3-1 win Wednesday night victory at Brown in which the Falcons scored once each period despite managing just nine shots on goal over the final 40 minutes. Defenseman Connor Brassard scored two goals.
• Matt Riggleman leads the team with 10 assists and 13 points, while Brassard and Jonathan Desbiens lead the way with six goals each.
• Sophomore Aiden Pelino (5-3-0) and senior Jayson Argue (1-3-3) have split the majority of the time in goal with the former recording more wins and the latter boasting better stats.
AGAINST THE FALCONS
• Saturday will mark the third all-time meeting between the two New England programs with all three coming in Hanover.
• It’s been just over five years since the two last met when the Big Green came away from the Dec. 1, 2012 meeting 5-2 winners. Matt Lindblad ’14 was the game’s first star, recording two goals and three points.
• The first match-up between the Green and the Falcons was on Nov. 24, 2007 when Dartmouth won, 5-1, with five different players scoring.
CAREER DAY AT QUINNIPIAC
Netminder Adrian Clark’s 43 saves at Quinnipiac were a career high, in addition to his first career shutout in the 0-0 tie.
• Clark’s three-highest save totals have come this season: 43 at Quinnipiac, 37 vs. Vermont and 24 at Colgate.
• This marks the second year in a row that a Dartmouth goalie has recorded a 40-plus save game and set a career high at Quinnipiac at Devin Buffalo stopped 48 in Hamden last year.
The result at Princeton was not a welcomed one for the Big Green, but there were some positive firsts that came out of the game.
• Sophomore Will Graber scored his first goal of the season. He now has six goals in his career with three coming at the expense of the Tigers after a two-goal game in Hanover as a freshman.
• Quin Foreman assisted on the Graber second-period score, picking up his first career point.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THAT?
• In 112 years of Dartmouth hockey, the team has never allowed an opponent to score nine goals in a game and record a shutout in the following game, let alone 24 hours later on the road.
• However, the team has a 10-goal game against followed by a shutout, losing 10-0 at Toronto on Jan. 2, 1926 only to follow up with a 1-0 win at Yale 10 days later.
• Sophomore Dean Shatzer got into the Princeton game midway through the first period and played the final 45:30 of action.
• As a freshman, Shatzer only played in two games for a total of 21:16.
• Two of the last three Dartmouth games have gone to overtime (0-1-1).
• The Big Green went to OT five times in each of the last two seasons and seven in 2014-15, the seniors’ first year with the team.
• Dartmouth has not won an OT game since Connor Yau’s point shot beat Yale’s Alex Lyon to give the Green and White a 1-0 series lead in a 2015 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series.
• Last season, the team was 0-2-3 in five OT games, including a 3-2 loss against Yale on March 4, eliminating Dartmouth from the ECAC’s first round.
• The 0-0 tie at Quinnipiac was the first by a Dartmouth team since Nov. 6, 2010 when James Mello ’12 stopped 37 in a blanking of Union at home.
• In total, it was the ninth 0-0 tie in Dartmouth history in 2,408 all-time games (including at Quinnipiac). That equates to scoreless ties accounting for just 0.37% of the Big Green’s games since 1905.
• Dartmouth head coach Bob Gaudet ’81 has been behind the bench for five scoreless ties since taking over in 1997-98. Prior to Coach Gaudet’s watch, the last scoreless tie by the team was Feb. 8, 1941. To put that in context, that was 10 months before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
|Feb. 12, 1921||Yale (Home)|
|Feb. 11, 1922||Columbia (Home)|
|Feb. 2, 1925||Yale (Road)|
|Feb. 8, 1941||Yale (Home)|
|Dec. 14, 1997||UMass (Road)|
|Nov. 27, 2004||Maine (Home)|
|Feb. 9, 2008||Union (Road)|
|Nov. 6, 2010||Union (Home)|
|Dec. 2, 2017||Quinnipiac (Road)|
The Big Green had lost the previous eight games inside Quinnipiac’s home rink dating back to a 2010 playoff series (March 6) prior to Saturday’s draw. Included in that stretch were a pair of overtime defeats in 2012-13 and 2014-15.
LOVEJOY TO DONATE BRAIN
It was announced on Thursday that former Dartmouth defenseman Ben Lovejoy ’07 has pledged to donate his brain to Boston University’s Concussion Legacy Foundation to support CTE and concussion research. In doing so, Lovejoy becomes the first current NHL player to pledge his brain to the CLF.
• 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.
Dartmouth is the only ECAC Hockey team in action next weekend as it heads out to Colorado to take on No. 1 ranked and defending national champion Denver on Friday and Saturday nights. Both games are set to drop the puck at 9 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast live on 94.5 FM ESPN Radio.