HANOVER, N.H. – In a wild back-and-forth season opener, Harvard men's ice hockey fell to Dartmouth, 7-6, in its season opener at Thompson Arena.
Junior defenseman Adam Fox had a goal and four assists and sophomore defenseman Reilly Walsh added two goals. Junior forward Colton Kerfoot and sophomore forward Jack Badini each had a goal and an assist. Senior goaltender Michael Lackey made 20 saves in net.
Harvard finished the night 5-for-7 on the man advantage, which kept the Crimson in the game the entire night. The Crimson outshot Dartmouth 43-27 for the game.
Harvard took a 4-3 lead into the third period, but saw Dartmouth rally to take the lead with two goals in the opening 3:40 of the frame.
Walsh scored on the power play with a beautiful one-timer at 9:37 to tie the game at 5-5. Dartmouth led 6-5 after a goal at 13:41. But once again, Harvard tied it, as Adam Fox scored with a well-placed wrist shot at 16:12.
Quin Foreman won it for Dartmouth at :18 of overtime on a 2-on-1 down low.
The Crimson struck for two goals in a span of 22 seconds late in the first period to take a 2-1 lead into the first break. Badini crashed the net for a tip in a 18:51 to tie the game. Then on the next shift, Fox threw a puck on net that Kerfoot tipped in for his first career goal at 19:13.
The two teams combined for four goals in the second period, with Harvard emerging with a 4-3 lead on power play goals from Walsh (2:38) and first-year Baker Shore (12:27).
- Junior defenseman Adam Fox notched a goal and four assists, matching a career high in points and assists in a game. Fox is the first Harvard player to record five points in a game since Alexander Kerfoot had five points (3G, 2A) against Boston College on Nov. 11, 2014.
- Junior forward Colton Kerfoot recorded a career-high two points (goal, assist), including his first goal in a Harvard uniform.
- First-years Baker Shore (goal), Jack Drury (two assists), Jack Rathbone (assist), and Casey Dornbach (assist) recorded their first career points in a Harvard uniform
- Harvard finished the night 5-for7 (71.4%) on the man advantage, and now has more power play goals than 31 teams in Division I.
- Harvard's loss snapped a three-year winning streak in season opening contests.