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Dartmouths' Homestand Ends With Games Vs. Quinnipiac, Princeton

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 Game 17  Dartmouth | 5-9-2, 3-5-1 vs. Quinnipiac | 8-11-2, 4-6-1
 When  Friday | Jan. 12, 2018 | 7 PM
 Where  Hanover, N.H. | Thompson Arena | 4,500
 All-Time Series   Quinnipiac | 20-8-2
 Last Meeting  Dec. 12, 2017 | T, 0-0 (OT) | Hamden
 Game 18  Dartmouth | 5-9-2, 3-5-1 vs. Princeton | 6-9-3, 3-7-1
 When  Saturday | Jan. 13, 2018 | 7 PM
 Where  Hanover, N.H. | Thompson Arena | 4,500
 All-Time Series  Dartmouth | 103-86-17
 Last Meeting  Dec. 1, 2017 | L, 9-2 | Princeton
 
 Radio  ESPN Radio 94.5 FM/1230 and 1400 AM | PBP: Rob Kennedy
 Stream   Quinnipiac | Princeton
 Television  ESPN3 | PBP: Bob Lipman
 Live Stats  CollegeHockeyStats.net | DartmouthSports.com: Quinnipiac | Princeton
 Social  Twitter: @Dartmouth_MIH
 Instagram: @Dartmouth_MIH 
 Facebook: /DartmouthMIH
 Game Notes  Dartmouth (PDF) | Quinnipiac | Princeton
 Program  Corey Kalk Cover
 Tickets  Dartmouth Ticket Online Office | 603-646-2466

 

THIS WEEKEND
The Dartmouth men’s hockey team caps off its three-week homestand with a pair of league games against Quinnipiac and Princeton on Friday and Saturday.

LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green split last weekend with Union and Rensselaer, falling to the Dutchmen, 4-1, before a wild affair with the Engineers ended with a 6-5 overtime victory for the home team.

SCOUTING QUINNIPIAC
• The Bobcats come to Hanover with an 8-11-2 overall record and a mark of 4-6-1 in games played against ECAC Hockey competition. 
• Freshman Odeen Tufto is the team’s leading scorer with 20 points thanks to his 16 assists. Sophomore Alex Whelan has a team-high nine goals, one ahead of Tanner MacMaster who is also second in scoring (8-8-16).
• Sophomore Andrew Shortridge has been the goalie of record in 18 of the Bobcats’ 21 games this season, posting a 7-9-2 mark to go along with a .908 save percentage and a 2.29 goals against average.
• Senior Landon Smith poses a formidable scoring threat as well with 109 career points (43-66-109), including 12 this season (5-7-12).

AGAINST THE BOBCATS
• Dartmouth and Quinnipiac played to a 0-0 tie in Hamden on Dec. 2.
• Sophomore Adrian Clark turned in a career performance, stopping all 43 shots he faced in earning the first shutout of his career in the draw.
• At the other end of the ice, Shortridge turned aside 27 in his shutout performance.

SCOUTING PRINCETON
• The Tigers are 6-9-3 overall this season and 3-7-1 in ECAC contests. Against Ivy League opponents, Princeton is 2-4-0.
• Max Véronneau — aided by a hat trick against Dartmouth on Dec. 1 – leads the team in scoring with 21 points (9-12-21). Véronneau is second on the team in both goals and assists.
• Junior Ryan Kuffner and senior David Hallisey are the top goal scorers with 11 each, while only junior defenseman Josh Teves has more assists (14) than Véronneau.
• Freshman Ryan Ferland has been the goalie of record nearly all season, posting a 6-7-3 mark in addition to a .913 save percentage and a 2.99 goals against mark.

AGAINST THE TIGERS
• The game Dartmouth would like to forget most this season was undoubtedly the Dec. 1 contest at Hobey Baker Rink in which the Tigers won 9-2.
• Four Princeton players posted three or more points in the game as the Tigers scored six times in the first period. Those four players were: Véronneau (3-0-3), Teves (0-3-3), Hallisey (2-1-3) and Jackson Cressey (1-3-4). 
• Matt Baker and Will Graber notched the lone Dartmouth scores of the night.
• Saturday marks the 207th all-time meeting between the two programs and the 89th in Hanover (49-30-9).

THE CENTURY CLUB
• Corey Kalk will be playing in his 100th career game on Friday night, making him the 99th player in program history to reach the milestone game in 112 seasons.
• Kalk is the team’s current leader in career scoring, having amassed 58 points on 28 goals and 30 assists in 99 games played since the start of the 2014-15 season.
• Tim Shoup is the next closest with 96 career games played coming into the weekend.

OT WINNER
• Kevan Kilistoff’s redirect of Brendan Less’ point shot with 50 seconds remaining in Saturday’s overtime gave Dartmouth the 6-5 victory and two league points.
• It was the first time Dartmouth had won a game in overtime since Game 1 of the 2016 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals at second-seeded Yale. In that game, then-freshman Connor Yau’s fluttering point shot beat Bulldog goalie Alex Lyon at 17:14 of the fourth period and gave the Green and White a 1-0 series lead.
• The last time Dartmouth won an OT contest before that? The previous game. The Big Green eliminated Colgate in the opening round with a double-overtime victory in Game 3 thanks to a Tim O’Brien marker at 4:37.

STREAKY
• Freshman Quin Foreman is currently in the midst of a five-game point streak, the longest by any Dartmouth player this season. In that time, he has posted a scoring line of 3-3-6
• Foreman scored in both games last weekend, including the tying goal with 1:23 left in regulation against RPI to force overtime. 
• For his play, Foreman was named the DartmouthSports.com Male Athlete of the Week.

SNEAKY SELLAR
• If Foreman is the one getting the attention, his linemate Shane Sellar is playing just as well and under the radar.
• Sellar scored a goal and assisted on two others in the RPI win. For Sellar, the two helpers were his first two of the season and helped him tie his career high of three points in a game.

TOP LINE
• The Foreman-Sellar-Will Graber line has been the top production trio for Dartmouth in the last month. 
• The three have combined for 16 points in the last six games dating back to the start of the Denver trip: Sellar (4-2-6), Foreman (3-3-6), Graber (2-2-4).

THE GOAL…
• The goal that all Dartmouth players want to score every year is the first of the home game with Princeton. Interestingly enough, in each of the last four years, a player who has no first-hand experience seeing the aftermath has scored that goal.
• The last four players to score the goal have been freshman: Cam Strong (2016-17), Alex Jasiek (2015-16), Carl Hesler (2014-15) and Grant Opperman (2013-14).
• The last time a player other than a freshman scored the celebrated marker was when senior defenseman and team captain Mike Keenan opened the scoring at 15:08 of the first period on March 1, 2013.

SPEAKING OF ROOKIE GOALS
• With his first-period goal against RPI, freshman Matt Baker moved into the team lead with five goals this season.
• After a pair of goals against UNH and then another against the Engineers, the Ontario native has three goals since returning from break, tied with fellow rookie Foreman for the most in that stretch.

THE PENALTY KILL HAS BEEN NEAT!
• Since returning from break, Dartmouth’s penalty kill has only been called on six times in four games. All six times, the Big Green’s PK has done its job.
• The consecutive kill streak is currently at seven dating back to the win in Denver on Dec. 16. After Troy Terry scored the second Pioneers’ power-play goal of the first period, Dartmouth needed only to kill off a Tim Shouptripping minor in the second period before not being called again.
• Part of this current run is thanks to the team’s first unpenalized game in 10 years.

WITH THE EXTRA MAN
• Both of Foreman’s goals last weekend came with Dartmouth netminder Devin Buffalo pulled in favor of the extra attacker.
• The Big Green now have three extra attack goals this season, tied with Mercyhurst and Union for second in the nation, behind only Miami’s four.
• All three have come in the last two weeks as Matt Baker’s first score against UNH came on a delayed penalty and the extra forward on the ice.
• Those three extra attacker goals since the start of the second half of the season are the most by any team in the nation.

FRIENDLY REMINDER 
The Dartmouth Athletics Department and men’s hockey program ask for your cooperation on Saturday night. Please refrain from throwing items onto the ice that can injure student-athletes from either team. Also, please be aware that any items (including tennis balls) thrown on the ice after Dartmouth’s second goal, or subsequent goals, can result in penalties against the Big Green.

FOLLOW ALONG
• 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.

WHAT’S AHEAD?
For the first time since mid-December, Dartmouth will head out on the road next weekend, taking on St. Lawrence and No. 3 Clarkson in the North Country.