Finn Sets All-Time Saves Record in Colgate Win Over Dartmouth

Finn Sets All-Time Saves Record in Colgate Win Over Dartmouth

HAMILTON – Colgate senior goaltender Charlie Finn(North Vancouver, British Columbia) made 26 saves Friday night to set the all-time program record for saves in a career with 3,072 in a 2-1 win over the Dartmouth Big Green at Class of 1965 Arena.
 
Finn passed Mark Dekanich '08 on the all-time list who made 3,071 in his career from 2004-08.
 
Finn made an incredible blocker save in front of a wide open net on a shot from Dartmouth's Charlie Michalowski with 7:30 to go in the game and preserve Colgate's 2-1 lead. With just over 10 seconds left in the game, Finn made his 26th and final save to break the Colgate record that stood for nine seasons.
 
With the win, the Raiders have now won two consecutive games this season after knocking off Clarkson Saturday night.
 
Brett Corkey (Calgary, Alberta) got the scoring started for the Raiders with just 5.8 seconds left in the first period to take a 1-0 lead over the Big Green. Dartmouth took a penalty with 31.6 seconds left in the period, leading to Colgate's power play. After working the puck around, Corkey received a pass from Jared Cockrell (Byfield, Massachusetts) before quickly getting it to Bobby McMann (Wainwright, Alberta) at the top of the left circle. McMann tapped it back to Corkey, who ripped a shot through traffic past Dartmouth goaltender Devin Buffalo.
 
Colgate doubled its lead 1:23 into the third period as McMann lit the lamp for the fifth time this season. Mike Panowyk (Whitby, Ontario) collected a turnover at the red line and fed McMann with a pass entering the offensive zone. McMann worked the puck to Tim Harrison (Duxbury, Massachusetts) in the high slot and Harrison passed it right back to McMann who used his skated to push the puck past Buffalo's right side and tap the puck over the goal line.
 
The Big Green managed to get one goal back with 13:56 left in the game after John Ernsting won a faceoff back to Kevin Neiley above the left faceoff circle before wristing the puck past Finn for Dartmouth's only goal of the game.
 
Finn made eight saves total in the third period to add to his 18 from the first two periods to give him 26 on the night to break the program record by one save.
 
BOTTOM LINE
Colgate 2, Clarkson 1
 
WON-LOST RECORDS
The Raiders win their second consecutive game to improve to 6-13-5 (4-6-2 ECAC Hockey) while the Big Green drop their third straight to fall to 7-11-3 (4-8-2 ECAC Hockey)
 
KEY RAIDER INFO
-Finn made 26 saves Friday night to give him 3,072 in his career, passing Mark Dekanich '08 for the most saves by a Colgate goaltender in a career
-Finn is also one game away from tying Dekanich's games played record and two away from breaking it
-Corkey scored his career-high fifth goal of the season to give him 13 points
-McMann recorded his third two-point game of the season with a goal and an assist
-McMann now has five goals and eight assists this season for 13 points
-Harrison picked up the helper on McMann's goal for his fifth assist of the season and puts him in the three-way tie for second on the team
-Tyler Penner (Winnipeg, Manitoba) had a fine game at the faceoff dot, winning a game-high 12 faceoffs
 
FACTS AND FIGURES
-The Big Green had a slight edge in shots on goal at 27-26 over the Raiders
-Colgate was 1 for 4 on the power play while the penalty kill was a perfect 5 for 5
-The Raiders won the faceoff battle, 37-28, led by Penner's game-high 12 and Panowyk and Evan Peterson(Lakeville, Minnesota) each winning 10.
 
FROM THE SOURCE
Head Coach Don Vaughan
"[Charlie's] just a great competitor, he doesn't quit on a play. He works extremely hard, he's very committed and focused to his position. The guys rally around that, they really want to play hard in front of him. He's been a huge part of our success since the day he got here, and I'm just happy he's picking up some of the recognition that I feel he deserves."
 
To hear the rest of Vaughan's interview, CLICK HERE.
 
Goaltender Charlie Finn
"It's great to be part of such a great program's history and it's a real honor but obviously you don't get there without the help of your teammates and coaching. I'm just happy we got the win tonight, to be honest."
 
UP NEXT
Colgate will look to continue its winning ways as they welcome the nationally ranked No. 9/9 Harvard Crimson to the Class of 1965 Arena with puck drop slated for 7 p.m.