Dartmouth Earns League Point, Ties Colgate

Dartmouth Earns League Point, Ties Colgate

HANOVER, N.H. – It appeared that another Cam Strong third-period goal would prove to be the difference for the second time in as many nights, but the Dartmouth men's hockey team had to settle for a 2-2 tie Saturday night against visiting Colgate.
 
The Big Green (4-3-1, 4-2-1) picked up a league point and are currently second in the league standings with nine following the 1-0-1 weekend.
 
The Raiders (3-8-2, 1-3-2) earned the other point after Josh McKechney's game-tying goal at 8:25 of the third period eventually forced overtime with a score just four minutes and five seconds after the Strong tally.
 
Strong scored the winner Friday night against No. 16 Cornell and continued the trend of late-game heroics by notching his second of the season 4:20 into the third period on a great centering feed by Daniel Warpecha and a clean faceoff win by Kevan Kilistoff.
 
The first Dartmouth goal of the night was originally credited to Alex Jasiek, but was changed to Matt Baker after frame-by-frame replay showed the sophomore's diving play caused a change in direction in the low slot, giving him his second goal of the year. The play started on the boards with a good keep by Charley Michalowski and a great centering feed from Collin Rutherford to Jasiek for the shot that eventually would be the primary assist at 3:34 of the second.
 
But, like with their second goal, the Raiders also responded quickly to a Big Green score, tying it up two minutes and 12 seconds later on a Trevor Cosgrove power-play goal.
 
The star of the game was Colgate goalie Mitch Benson, who stopped 32 shots as the home team controlled play for much of the first two periods. The visitors finally seemed to wake up in the third period, outshooting the Green, 11-7.
 
Adrian Clark stopped 19 shots in the game, including 10 in the third after making just three in each of the first two periods.
 
The Big Green are home next Friday night to take on New Hampshire at 7 p.m. The two Granite State teams then head to Durham the next night for the second of the first ever home-and-home between the programs for another 7 p.m. start.