Dartmouth fall on the road to Brown

Dartmouth fall on the road to Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Dartmouth men's hockey team dropped its first road game of the season Friday night at Brown's Meehan Auditorium, 3-1.
 
Will Graber and Quin Foreman scored for the Big Green (2-2-0, 2-2-0), but the Bears (1-3-1, 1-2-1) were able to get one in each of the first two periods and two in the third, including an empty netter, to seal their first victory of 2018-19.
 
Brady Schoo got his first goal of the season 12:52 into the opening period to give the home team a 1-0 lead. It would stay that way until 2:44 of the second when Chris Berger made it 2-0.
 
Graber answered back 55 seconds later with a blast to the top corner of the net, his second of the year. Foreman stole the puck off a defender's stick just inside the blueline and dropped it back to his linemate for the perfectly placed shot under the bar to pull Dartmouth within one.
 
Halfway through the third, it appeared as if Collin Rutherford drew even with a power-play goal, but the referees ruled that Shane Sellar had interfered with goalie Gavin Nieto inside the crease and prevented him from playing his position, causing the apparent goal to be waved off.
 
Shortly thereafter, momentum swung back to the Bears as Zach Giuttari blasted a shot from the point through a screen right off a faceoff to push his team's lead back to two.
 
It was once again a one-goal game just minutes later when Foreman scored his team-leading third marker of the season, finishing off a great spin-o-rama pass from Graber along the boards out into the slot for the one-timer.
 
The game all but ended thanks to a 200-foot empty-net goal from Max Gottlieb, digging the puck out of the corner and sending it the length of the ice for the insurance marker.
 
A battle of two good goalies on this night went the way of Nieto, who finished the game with 31 saves and the win. Junior Adrian Clark stopped 28 and allowed the three in picking up his first loss of the season.
 
The penalty kill, which had struggled in the first three games was a perfect 4-for-4 on Friday, while the power play, which had excelled, was 0-for-6.
 
Dartmouth heads down I-95 to take on Yale Saturday night at 7 p.m. The game will be carried on ESPN+ as well as broadcast on 94 ESPN Radio.