Tyler Moy scored and had an assist in Harvard's victory over Princeton Friday (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 7/7 Harvard men's hockey team (12-4-3, 8-3-3) secured its 153rd all-time victory over Princeton (5-13-2, 3-8-2) at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center Friday night by a score of 4-1. Jimmy Vesey led the scoring charge with two third period tallies, while Sean Malone and Tyler Moy also found the back of the net.
Merrick Madsen continues to be stellar in goal for the Crimson. The sophomore picked up win 11 on the year, making 33 saves in the winning effort. On the other end Colton Phinney stopped 32 shots for the Tigers.
Vesey's two third period goals gives him 16 on the year to lead the ECAC. Alexander Kerfoot registered assists on both of his linemate's tallies to give him a league-best 20 helpers. Moy and Clay Anderson also had two-point nights, as Moy assisted on Malone's first period goal and Anderson had two assists.
Malone began the scoring 1:56 into the game, beating Phinney on the power play. Anderson fired a shot from the point that was turned away by the leg pad, but Malone was there in front to gather the rebound and beat Phinney inside the post for his fifth of the season.
Moy made it a 2-0 Harvard lead 5:40 into the second frame when he intercepted a pass at the red line, skated through the Princeton defense and then deked Phinney for his sixth this year. Princeton scored its lone tally at 9:04 of the second off the stick of Tommy Davis.
In the third, Vesey provided the insurance scores for the Crimson, netting his first of the game at 12:49 after a nice piece of passing between him and Kerfoot in the offensive zone. He tacked on an empty netter with 28 seconds left to play bringing the final score to 4-1.
Harvard now turns its sights to the TD Garden and a matchup with No. 5/5 Boston College in the semifinals of the 64th Annual Beanpot Monday at 5 p.m. The game can be seen live on NESN and TSN1/3.