Princeton Heads to Harvard/Dartmouth Before Finals Week

Princeton Heads to Harvard/Dartmouth Before Finals Week

Princeton looks to rebound off of last weekend's pair of losses at No. 5 Cornell and No. 17 Colgate. Overall the Tigers are 6-9-3 with two ties against then-ranked No. 1 St. Cloud, and have a 3-7-1 mark in the ECAC. Seven players are in double digits in scoring led by junior Max Véronneau who has nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points. Linemate Ryan Kuffner had 11 goals and eight assists, and senior David Hallisey has also scored 11 goals and has added seven helpers. Sophomore Jackson Cressey and junior defender Josh Teves chip in 15 points apiece, while junior Alex Riche and Eric Robinson have 14 and 13 points, respectively. Freshman Ryan Ferland has started in goal in all but one game. He owns a .913 save percentage and a 2.99 goals against average.

Harvard is coming off of a 2-2 tie with Rensselaer on Tuesday evening, which brings the Crimson to 7-6-2 on the season and 6-3-1 in the ECAC. Harvard is unbeaten in its last four games, and has just one loss since Nov. 24 going 5-1-2. Junior Ryan Donato (BOS) leads the offense with 14 goals and eight assists for 22 points. Classmate Lewis Zerter-Gossage adds 14 points with 10 coming by way of assist. Freshmen Henry Bowly and Reilly Walsh (NJD), along with sophomore Adam Fox (CGY) have 10 points apiece. Senior Merrick Madsen (ARI) has started in 11 of 15 games in goal and owns a .923 save percentage and a 2.17 GAA.

Harvard owns a 157-57-11 edge in the all-time series which began in 1902. The Crimson has won the last nine games as the Tigers look for their first win since March 2013, a 2-1 overtime win at Harvard. The last three meetings in the series have been 5-2 scores.

Dartmouth is one of the hottest teams in the nation, going 3-1-1 since its 5-4 win over defending national champion Denver on Dec. 16. The squad followed up with a 2-2 tie with another ranked team Minnesota Duluth. After splitting last weekend against Union and Rensselaer, the Big Green are 3-5-1 in the ECAC and is 5-9-2 overall. Senior Devin Buffalo has started in goal in 12 of 16 games. He has a.905 save percentage and a 3.04 GAA. Offensively, freshman Matt Baker has scored the most goals on the team, five while junior Kevin Kilistoff and senior Corey Stalk are the team leaders in points with nine apiece. Kilistoff has four goals, two of which were game winners, and fiv assists. Sophomore Will Graber and junior Alex Jasiek add eight points apiece, moving down the points column.

Princeton skated to a 9-2 win over Dartmouth in the first meeting this year. It was the most goals scored by Princeton in a game since Dec. 9, 1994 in a 9-1 win over Rensselaer. The victory snapped a nine-game losing skid for the Tigers in the series. Now Princeton is looking to snap an eight-game skid in Hanover - its last win on Jan. 30, 2010 Overall Dartmouth holds a 103-86-15 edge in the all-time series.