Strong Special Teams Guides No. 8/8 Men’s Hockey Past St. Lawrence, 4-2

Alexander Kerfoot had four points for second-straight game (Gil Talbot).

CANTON, N.Y. – The power play unit was 2-for-4 and the penalty kill exterminated three penalties, helping guide the No. 8/8 men's hockey team to a 4-2 victory over St. Lawrence Friday night at Appleton Arena.

Harvard's victory snapped St. Lawrence's nine-game unbeaten streak. Alexander Kerfoot shined with a two-goal, two-assist performance, while defenseman Adam Fox dished out three assists.

Kerfoot's first goal of the night helped draw the Crimson even late in the first period. On the power play, Ryan Donato was able to dig the puck out from the back boards and find Kerfoot in out front. The senior knocked the puck down with his body and then sniped the top right corner of the goal to even the score at 1-1 at 15:37.

Kerfoot provided the only goal of the second frame to push the Crimson into a 2-1 lead. With both teams changing, Adam Fox collected the puck deep in the Harvard zone and wheeled around, firing a pass to the opposite blue line to the stick of Lewis Zerter-Gossage. He proceeded to get past on St. Lawrence defender and set up Kerfoot for the east tap in alone in front of the net.

Harvard extended its lead just 1:13 into the third period, scoring 10 seconds into another power play. Passing the puck along the top of the St. Lawrence zone, Fox found Kerfoot, who quickly sent it to the other side of the zone for a Tyler Moy one-timer that beat the Saints netminder, Kyle Hayton. Midway through the period, Harvard goaltender Merrick Madsen came up with an exceptional glove save on a Saints breakaway, keeping the score at 3-1. Madsen finished with 22 saves on the night.

Luke Esposito tacked on another at 15:06 when he finished right out in front off a feed from Kerfoot, making it 4-1. Mike Marnell scored St. Lawrence's second goal with at 18:37, but it would be as close as they'd get, even with the extra skater.

Harvard will look to end another lengthy unbeaten streak Saturday, as it faces Clarkson, who is unbeaten in its last eight contests.