Zerter-Gossage leads Harvard past Dartmouth

Zerter-Gossage leads Harvard past Dartmouth

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage scored twice and goaltender Michael Lackeymade 34 saves to lead No. 19 men's ice hockey (11-6-3, 8-5-2 ECAC Hockey) to a 4-1 win over Dartmouth (8-11-2, 7-6-1 ECAC Hockey) on Friday night (Feb. 1) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

The win was Harvard's fourth in a row, as the Crimson moved to 7-2-1 in its last 10 games.

Co-captain Michael Floodstrand and sophomore forward Jack Donato each had third period goals to help Harvard finally pull away from Dartmouth in the late stages of the game.

The Crimson trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes of play, but came out re-energized at the start of the second period. Zerter-Gossage tied the game with his first goal of the night, swatting a rebound out of midair past Dartmouth goaltender Adrian Clark (19 saves) at 4:23.

Harvard killed off a five-minute major penalty shortly thereafter to help keep the game tied heading in the final 20 minutes of play.

Floodstrand scored what proved to be the game-winner early in the third period, jamming a rebound in at 2:34. Donato notched his third of the season at 8:22, corralling a bouncing puck and beating Clark between the pads to make it 3-1.

Zerter-Gossage scored his team-leading 12th goal of the season, an empty-netter at 19:04 to seal the win for Harvard. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Senior captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage notched his team-leading third multiple-goal effort of the season.
  • Sophomore forward Jack Donato (goal, assist), and junior forward Frederic Gregoire (two assists) each matched career highs for points.
  • Senior goaltender Michael Lackey (34 saves) allowed one goal or less for the fourth time in the last six starts.

Game Notes

  • Harvard is unbeaten in its last five games (4-0-1) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
  • The Crimson finished the night 2-for-2 on the penalty kill, nullifying a five-minute major penalty in the second period.
  • Harvard has won its last three games against Dartmouth at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.