Dartmouth stumbles in regular season home finale to Brown

Dartmouth stumbles in regular season home finale to Brown

HANOVER, N.H. – A night after skating to a 2-0 win, the Dartmouth men's hockey team was dealt a loss Saturday by just that same score thanks to visiting Brown.
 
In the regular season's final game played at Thompson Arena, the Bears (11-11-5, 8-7-5 ECAC) picked up a pair of league points to tie the Big Green (10-13-4, 9-8-3 ECAC) in the standings. By virtue of a season sweep of the Green and White, though, Brown owns any tiebreaker if these two were to finish next weekend's final games with the same number of points.
 
Despite the shutout loss, there was good news for the team in green. Thanks to a Colgate win in overtime against RPI, Dartmouth guaranteed that it will host a playoff series in 2019 with that most likely coming in the first round (Mar. 8-10).
 
As for Saturday's result, Brown came away winners thanks to a second-period power-play goal from Tommy Marchin, a third-period insurance marker from Brady Schoo and a 30-save shutout from goalie Luke Kania.
 
Kania stopped 22 over the final two periods, including a late sprawling glove save to deny a Dartmouth bid on the man-advantage.
 
Junior netminder Adrian Clark played well and stopped 23, while allowing just the two goals, but didn't get the goal support at the other end to overcome the pair.
 
Dartmouth will close out the regular season next weekend at Union and Rensselaer with seeding and postseason match-ups still very much in the air.

Following the game, the Class of 2019 was honored on Senior Night, celebrating the contributions over the course of their playing careers.