Union defeats Dartmouth

Union defeats Dartmouth

HANOVER, NH – Snapping a three-game losing skid, the Union College men's hockey team got back on track with a 4-1 conference win against Dartmouth on Friday night at Thompson Arena.
 
The Dutchmen scored twice in both the first and third periods en route to their seventh ECAC Hockey win of the season, improving to 11-10-1 (7-2-0 ECAC). The Big Green drops to 4-9-1 (2-5-1 ECAC) with the loss.
 
First year Jack Adams opened the scoring with his third goal of the season, finishing off a great feed from Sebastian Vidmar on a two-on-one rush midway through the first period.
 
Seven minutes later, fellow first year Joseph Campolieto potted his third goal of the season too. Joining the rush at the blue line, Campolieto made a move around a Dartmouth defenseman before sniping the puck over the shoulder of Devin Buffalo to give Union a 2-0 lead with 3:56 left in the first period.
 
In the second period neither goaltender was willing to concede the game's third goal, as Jake Kupskymade 10 saves in net for Union during the middle frame.
 
With a career-best 10-game point streak on the line, Cole Maier scored his seventh goal at the 4:52 mark of the third period to extend Union's lead to 3-0. Adams and Vidmar both assisted on the goal, recording their second points of the evening.
 
However, Dartmouth ended Union's shutout bid with an extra-attacker goal at the 15:15 mark. Quin Foreman scored off a face-off in the Dutchman zone to bring the Big Green back within two.
 
The Dutchmen weathered a six-man push by Dartmouth in the waning minutes, and Ryan Scarfointercepted a loose puck in the neutral zone and scored on the open net to clinch the 4-1 victory. Scarfo's goal was his 11th of the season, which leads all Dutchman skaters.
 
Union went scoreless on one power play in the contest, but also went a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
 
Union returns to the ice tomorrow afternoon for a 3:30 p.m. (ET) game against at Harvard.