HANOVER, N.H. – In his first career game, freshman Tyler Campbell scored his first career goal. And it couldn't have come at a better time.
That marker proved key as it came midway through the third period and forced overtime and the eventual 2-2 tie with No. 15 Quinnipiac Friday night at Thompson Arena in the team's home opener.
Trailing by a goal nearing the midway point of the final period of regulation, Campbell and classmate Mark Gallant dug at a loose puck in the crease with the former able to push it through the pads of Bobcats' (4-3-1, 0-0-1) netminder Keith Petruzzelli for the equalizer.
For Gallant, his role in the tying goal helped him earn his first career point with the helper.
In net, senior Adrain Clark was solid all night for Dartmouth (0-2-1, 0-1-1), stopping 27 shots, including a pair of highlight-reel saves to earn the draw.
"That's a good point for us against a really good team," Koenig Family Head Coach Bob Gaudet '81 said. "The team defense tonight played really hard in front of Adrian (Clark), who gave us a chance all night with some great saves when we needed them.
"Both teams earned the point in this game tonight. That was a good college hockey game, but I'm especially proud of how we kept fighting after coming into the third period down a goal," Gaudet added.
For the first time this season, the Green and White got on the board first with Daniel Warpecha scoring his second of the season just 3:36 into the game, causing the first stop in play all night. The senior picked up the puck behind the net after sophomore Jeff Losurdo dislodged it from a Quinnipiac defender, allowing Warpecha to score on the wrap-around.
For Losurdo, the second-year forward has a three-game point streak to start the season. Rookie Tanner Palocsik picked up his third assist in two games with a helper on the Campbell tally later on.
Quinnipiac responded from the opening mark, tying the game just 6:08 into the contest on a power-play goal from Nick Jermain. The Bobcats would take the lead in the second thanks to Ethan Leyh's redirect in the slot, giving the visitors their first lead of the night, 2-1.
Overtime came and went with just four shots between the two teams, but no goals to show for it, giving both the point in the ECAC Hockey standings.
The Big Green return to action tomorrow against Ivy League rival Princeton with puck drop from Thompson Arena set for 7 p.m.