Dartmouth dominates in win over Princeton

Dartmouth dominates in win over Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. – A pair of first-period goals from Alex Jasiekand a 25-save shutout from Adrian Clark propelled the Dartmouth men's hockey team to a 5-0 win Saturday night at Hobey Baker Rink against defending league champion Princeton.
 
"Tonight, we played 60 minutes," Koenig Family Head Coach Bob Gaudet '81 said. "We were consistent all night from our goalie out.
 
"I'm happy for Adrian (Clark) to bounce back the way he did tonight," Gaudet continued. "He saw pucks really well all night and his play in the early minutes kept us in it and them off the scoreboard before leading to our first goal."
 
Jasiek scored the first and third Big Green (6-8-2, 5-3-1 ECAC) goals of the night, sandwiched around the team-leading eighth from freshman and Chatham, New Jersey, native Drew O'Connoras the visitors took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.
 
Captain Kevan Kilistoff and alternate captain Carl Hesler built the lead to five through two with their second and fourth goals of the season, respectively.
 
No pucks found the net in the third period for either side as Clark capped off his third career shutout and second of the season with a flurry of saves on the penalty kill in the final minutes.
 
The Tigers (6-11-2, 4-7-1 ECAC) used three goalies in the game with starter Ryan Ferland saddled with the loss after just 11:49 of play and allowing three goals on seven shots. Austin Shaw came in for the next 20:55, but was pulled after allowing the Hesler goal. Jay Forget was the home team's top netminder on this night, stopping all 14 shots he faced in the first 27:16 of action seen in his Princeton debut.
 
The special teams were key on this evening in New Jersey as the Dartmouth power play was a perfect 2-for-2 on its opportunities, while the PK held the Tiger's fifth-ranked power play in the nation to 0-for-2.
 
Playing in front of family and friends, O'Connor finished the night with a goal and an assist, joining Jasiek in a multi-point performance. For Jasiek, Saturday marked just the second multi-goal game of his career after a two-goal third period that guided his team to a comeback win at Cornell on Jan. 28, 2017.
 
The Big Green are back in action on the road again next weekend at Colgate and Cornell. Both games are on ESPN+ and 94 ESPN Radio with 7 p.m. puck drops in Hamilton and Ithaca.