Clark perfect in net as Dartmouth shutout Yale

Clark perfect in net as Dartmouth shutout Yale

NEW HAVEN, C.T. – Junior netminder Adrian Clark made 31 saves and posted his second career shutout as the Dartmouth men's hockey team defeated Yale, 3-0, Saturday night at Ingalls Rink.
 
The result gave Koenig Family Head Coach Bob Gaudet '81 the 308th of his coaching career at Dartmouth (3-2-0, 3-2-0), tying legendary coach Eddie Jeremiah '30 for the all-time lead in program history.
 
Senior Carl Hesler scored 2:34 into the game, finishing off a great pass from freshman linemate Drew O'Connor, who had started the play by stealing the puck inside the blueline. That would prove to be the game winner.
 
Will Graber and Quin Foreman both hit the empty net in the final minute of the game to seal the victory, the second goal of the weekend for each.
 
This was the first Dartmouth shutout of Yale since Jan. 13, 1979. The goalie that night in Hanover for the Big Green? Bob Gaudet. Saturday's game also marked the first shutout of Yale in New Haven since Feb. 19, 1949 (4-0).
 
It might've been a night in which Clark will get the shine and glory for the final result, but Sam Tucker in goal for the Bulldogs (2-2-1, 2-2-1) made several remarkable saves during the game that kept it close until the final minute. Tucker finished with 25 saves.
 
Clark was also credited with an assist on the Foreman goal, the first point of his career and the second assist by a Dartmouth goalie this season after Justin Ferguson also had one against Princeton last weekend.
 
Hesler's third career game winner came in his 99th career game played and stood up as the lone score for nearly 56 minutes of play before the empty netters late.
 
The Big Green's penalty kill was once again strong, killing off all three Bulldog opportunities in the game.
 
For Clark, it was his second career shutout, with his first coming last season at Quinnipiac, just 10 minutes down the road from New Haven.
 
Dartmouth is off until Nov. 24 for exams and returns from the academic period to take on former conference travel partner and regional rival Vermont. The Saturday night game is set for 7 p.m. inside Thompson Arena.