Dartmouth earns league point on the road, ties St. Lawrence

Dartmouth earns league point on the road, ties St. Lawrence

CANTON, N.Y. – The Dartmouth men's hockey team picked up a key point in the standings with a 2-2 tie Saturday night at St. Lawrence's Appleton Arena.
 
Senior Cameron Roth scored his first goal of the season and junior Shane Sellar found the back of the night for the first time in 15 games for the Big Green (9-12-3, 8-7-3 ECAC), but a third-period score from Ryan Garvey helped the Saints (4-24-2, 2-14-2 ECAC) earn the draw and split the league points.
 
St. Lawrence scored the opening goal as Ted McGeen notched his second of the year just 6:05 into the contest.
 
Roth answered back with a point shot that fooled SLU netminder Emil Zetterquist, ducking under his blocker to tie the game for the Green and White with 4:46 remaining in the first. Clay Han picked up an assist on the play, his second in as many games. Alex Jasiek had the other helper.
 
Sellar's first marker since Dec. 7 against UNH came at the 8:13 mark of the second, finishing on a 2-on-1, opting to shoot rather than pass. That proved to be a good choice as he slipped a low shot between the pads for the go-ahead goal. Connor Yau started the play with the high clearing attempt that settled on Sellar's stick in the neutral zone and led to the break.
 
Garvey tied it up with the final goal of the game for either team.
 
Zetterquist stole the show in front of his home fans, making 36 saves, including 16 over the final 25 minutes of play. However, despite the fanfare for Zetterquist, Adrian Clark also played well when needed, stopping 23 in earning his fourth career tie.
 
The Big Green could've used the extra point in the standings, but managed to leave the North Country with three after a 1-0 win at No. 11 Clarkson on Friday night up the road in Potsdam.
 
Dartmouth is home next weekend for the final time in the 2018-19 regular season. The Green host Yale on Friday and Brown on Saturday night with key ECAC Hockey points on the line. Following the contest against the Bears, the Class of 2019 will be honored on Senior Night.