|Game 23|| Dartmouth | 9-11-2, 7-7-1 vs. RV Harvard | 9-8-4, 8-5-3
|When||Friday | Feb. 2, 2018 | 7:30 PM|
|Where||Hanover, N.H. | Thompson Arena | 4,500|
|All-Time Series|| Harvard | 134-63-13
|Last Meeting|| Oct. 29, 2017 | L, 5-0 | Cambridge
| Media Information
|Radio||ESPN Radio 94.5 FM/1230 and 1400 AM | PBP: Rob Kennedy|
|Stream||Ivy League Network|
|Live Stats||CollegeHockeyStats.net | Harvard|
|Social|| Twitter: @Dartmouth_MIH
|Game Notes|| Dartmouth (PDF) | Harvard | Patriots | Eagles
|Tickets||Dartmouth Ticket Office|
|Program||New England Cover|
The Dartmouth men’s hockey team is home for just one game this week, taking on Harvard Friday night at 7:30 p.m. following the women’s game against Colgate earlier in the afternoon.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are coming off a 1-1-0 weekend at home against Colgate and Cornell.
• Dartmouth started the weekend with a 2-1 win over the Raiders thanks to a third-period goal from senior defenseman Tim Shoup.
• Another Shoup goal the following night against Cornell was the lone Dartmouth score as the Big Green battled the No. 2 Big Red, but ultimately fell, 3-1.
• The Crimson are 9-8-4 overall and 8-5-3 in ECAC Hockey play, good for fourth in the conference standings with 19 points.
• Harvard was not only swept at home last weekend, but was also blanked by both Cornell (3-0) and Colgate (2-0). The last time the Crimson were shutout in consecutive games was Feb. 4 and 7, 2011 at Yale (1-0) and against Northeastern (4-0) in the Beanpot. The most recent occurrence the team lost two straight home games without scoring was Mar. 6-7, 2009 to Brown (1-0/2-0) in the first round of the conference tournament.
• Given that the team struggled to score last weekend, it might seem ironic to some that the top goal scorer in college hockey resides in Cambridge this season. Junior Ryan Donato has 20 goals in 21 games, a figure that ranks higher than any other player in Division I. His 29 points lead the team as well.
• Senior netminder Merrick Madsen led the team to the Frozen Four last season and has over 50 wins in his career. However, he has split time lately with junior Michael Lackey as both have similar stat lines.
AGAINST THE CRIMSON
• These two teams met back on Oct. 29. It was the first game of the season for Harvard and the second for the Big Green.
• The Crimson came away with a 5-0 win thanks to three first-period scores. Donato scored twice in the game, including a first-period shorthanded tally and a power-play goal in the second.
LAST TIME THEY WERE HERE…
• In last season’s Hanover match-up on Jan. 17, the home team came away with an 8-4 win against the sixth-ranked Crimson.
• It was a game of firsts for the Big Green as then-freshmen Shane Sellar, Ryan Blankemeier and Charley Michalowski all scored their first collegiate goals in the win. Connor Yau’s goal 3:08 into the third was his first of the season.
• It would be the last loss Harvard would suffer until falling to Minnesota Duluth in the national semifinal at the Frozen Four in Chicago, ripping off an 18-game unbeaten stretch (17-0-1) that also featured a 16-game win streak.
• Dartmouth is on a 6-3-1 run over the course of the last 10 games.
• Of the 12 teams in ECAC Hockey, only Cornell (9-0-1) and Clarkson (7-1-2) have more wins in the last 10 outings. Clarkson’s one loss in that time came against the Green and White.
• The six wins are tied for eighth-most in the nation since the second half of the season started (Dec. 28).
SHOUP’S BIG WEEKEND
• For the first time in his collegiate career, defenseman Tim Shoup scored in back-to-back games last weekend.
• In his 99th career game, the senior joined the rush and finished off a passing play from Matt Baker and beat Colgate’s stellar netminder Colton Point for the game-winning goal with 7:49 left to play in regulation. It was Shoup’s first career GWG.
• Becoming the 100th player in program history to reach 100 career games the next night, Shoup scored 6:41 into the first period, snapping Cornell’s shutout streak at 227:11, the 13th-best mark in NCAA history.
• In 81 career games coming into this season, Shoup had just two goals and 13 points after only registering a single assist last season. He has a scoring line of 4-4-8 in 19 games played in 2017-18
THE PENALTY KILL
• The Green have done everything they’ve needed to do on the PK as of late, allowing only two PPGs against since returning from the winter break.
• The PK unit has operated at a 91.3 percent success rate (21-for-23) since the start of the Ledyard Classic, the third-best mark in the conference and the fifth-best in the country during that span.
• The team has not allowed a power-play goal in four games and only surrendered two in the last 10 games, both coming against Princeton.
STAYING OUT OF THE BOX
• Part of the reason Dartmouth’s PK has been so good is that it hasn’t been overworked.
• The Big Green are averaging just 8.18 penalty minutes per game, the second-lowest figure in all of Division I hockey.
• Just 3.59 penalties are called against the Green and White on a nightly basis, making Dartmouth the least penalized team in the country.
ALMOST TO 300…
• Head coach Bob Gaudet ’81 is only two wins away from becoming just the second coach in program history to reach 300 victories in Hanover.
• Eddie Jeremiah ’30 holds the program’s wins mark with 308 over 26 seasons between the early 1940s and the late 1960s.
• Gaudet has been behind the bench as the head coach at his alma mater for 674 games coming into the weekend, most in program history.
• Overall, between stints at Brown and Dartmouth, the Saugus, Massachusetts, native has been an NCAA head coach for 937 games, which ranks 15th all-time amongst coaches at the DI level and second most amongst ECAC Hockey coaches behind only Joe Marsh, the interim coach of the Big Green’s women’s team this season.
CONCUSSION AWARENESS WEEKEND
• For the second consecutive season ECAC Hockey and the Headway Foundation have partnered for a Concussion Awareness Weekend on February 2-3, 2018. Over the weekend, all men and women ECAC Hockey student-athletes will be wearing Headway stickers on their helmets to promote a “New Tough Campaign.”
• The goal of the 2018 Concussion Awareness Weekend is to promote a safer sports culture surrounding concussions through Headway’s ‘New Tough’ Campaign, spread awareness, and provide educational resources for student-athletes.
• ECAC Hockey is one of three leagues participating this weekend alongside the NCHC and WCHA.
JANUARY WINS… FINAL NUMBERS
• Now that the month is over, it’s time to look back at the successes Dartmouth continues to have in January.
• Since the start of the 2014-15 season (the first year of the current senior class), Dartmouth has ripped off 20 victories in the month of January, tied for fourth most by any program in the nation in that span.
• The Big Green are atop the list of ECAC Hockey teams during the month in the last four years with Yale, who also has 20. The Bulldogs were swept in the North Country this past weekend and failed to move ahead of their Hanover counterparts in the final two games of the month.
• Only Air Force (23), BU (22) and Minnesota State (22) seniors have amassed more wins in January since arriving on their respective campuses than Dartmouth.
• Bowling Green and St. Cloud also have 20 wins, tying for fourth with the two Ivies.
SPEAKING OF JANUARY
• Freshman Matt Baker was second in ECAC Hockey rookie scoring with eight points.
• Only Quinnipiac’s Odeen Tufto (9) had more points after picking up an assist Tuesday night in a loss to Princeton.
• Baker’s two power-play goals were the most by a rookie in the month as well
• The two longest point streaks of the season for any member of the Big Green were snapped against Cornell.
• Both freshman Matt Baker (4-4-8) and junior Alex Jasiek (1-5-6) had registered a point in each of Dartmouth’s six games between Jan. 6 against RPI and the Jan. 26 against Colgate.
• During the stretch, the two factored greatly into the team’s success as Baker scored one game winner (at Clarkson) and assisted on two others, while Jasiek netted one winner (at SLU on a pass from Baker).
• Dartmouth has played in 10 one-goal games this season and is 7-3.
• The seven victories in those contests are tied with Northern Michigan (7-2), Minnesota (7-5) and Colorado College (7-3) for the second-most in the nation, behind only Notre Dame (8-1).
• Cornell is 6-1 in one-goal games this season to rank second in ECAC Hockey, while Union (5-5) and Colgate (4-2) are the only other teams in the league with more than four wins by one goal this season.
• Of Dartmouth’s seven wins, six have come against conference opponents with the lone outlier being the 5-4 victory at Denver.
• The Green’s last five victories have all been by a single goal.
• In all, 11 teams have played 10 or more one-goal games this season with Minnesota (12/7-5), Michigan Tech (11/6-5) and Vermont (11/4-7) leading the way.
• For the 20th time in 22 games this season, Dartmouth once again hit double digits in blocked shots on Saturday against Cornell (10). The team also posted 13 the night before against the Raiders.
• The streak of consecutive games played with at least 10 blocks is now at 12.
• As of Wednesday, Dartmouth was sixth in the nation in blocks per game this season, averaging 14.59.
WANNA HEAR SOMETHING WEIRD?
• Senior Corey Kalk’s first-period goal against Colgate on Friday tied up the game and moved him into a tie for second on the team with five tallies this season.
• The weird thing about it is that all five of Kalk’s goals have come in the first period this season.
• Baker also has five first-period goals this season, but also has one in the second and a pair in the third as well.
• Shane Sellar’s four second-period goals are the next closest, while Tim Shoup has three in the third periods of games this year, one more than Baker (2) and Quin Foreman (3).
• It was announced last week that senior netminder Devin Buffalo was just one of 11 players from across the country to be named a nominee for the 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award.
• The honor is presented annually to college hockey’s finest citizen — a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team, but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism.
• Buffalo is also Dartmouth’s nominee for the Hobey Baker fan vote that can be found at Vote4Hobey.com. Currently, Buffalo is fifth nationally in fan voting.
THE BIG GAME
• Dartmouth is 5-6-2 when playing games the weekend of the Super Bowl during the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era in New England (2000-present). In the Patriots’ nine previous Super Bowl appearances dating back to 1986, Dartmouth is 7-6-3 in games played during those weekends.
• The only time the Big Green have played on Super Bowl Sunday in which the Pats have played was a Jan. 26, 1986 game at Colgate that resulted in a 7-3 Dartmouth win.
• The ’85 Bears (they were good) put a damper on the day for sports fans across the region as they beat New England, 46-10.
• The Patriots are 4-1 in Super Bowls when the Big Green win at least one game on the weekend and 1-3 when they fail to notch a ‘W’ (last season).
Dartmouth Games During the Weekend of a Patriots Super Bowl Appearance:
1986 vs. Bears (L, 46-10)
1/24 at Cornell / L, 7-3
1/26 at Colgate / W, 7-3 (Day of Super Bowl XX)
1997 vs. Packers (L, 35-21)
1/25 at Vermont / T, 4-4 (OT)
2002 vs. Rams (W, 20-17)
2/1 Rensselaer / T, 2-2 (OT)
2/2 Union / W, 3-2
2004 vs. Panthers (W, 32-19)
1/30 Rensselaer / W, 4-3
1/31 Union / L, 7-0
2005 vs. Eagles (W, 24-21)
2/4 at Harvard / L, 2-1
2/5 at Brown / W, 3-1
2008 vs. Giants (L, 17-14)
2/1 at Yale / L, 6-3
2/2 at Brown / L, 4-3
2012 vs. Giants (L, 21-17)
2/3 at Princeton / T, 3-3 (OT)
2/4 at Quinnipiac / L, 2-1
2015 vs. Seahawks (W, 28-24)
1/30 Rensselaer / W, 3-1
1/31 Union / W, 3-2
2017 vs. Falcons (W, 34-28 | OT)
2/3 at Harvard / L, 5-2
• 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.
The Big Green head out on the road next week to take on Rensselaer and Union on Friday and Saturday nights in the Capital District.