Men's Ice Hockey Resilient In 3-3 Tie at Yale

Harvard earned a 3-3 tie at rival Yale on Saturday night. (Gil Talbot) 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. –
In front of a packed crowd at Ingalls Rink, Harvard men's hockey (0-2-2, 0-2-2 ECAC Hockey) tied Yale (2-1-1, 2-1-1 ECAC Hockey), 3-3, behind goals from Casey Dornbach, Lewis Zerter-Gossage, and Reilly Walsh.

Dornbach (goal, assist) and Adam Fox (two assists) both tallied two points on the night. Senior goaltender Michael Lackey made a season high 32 saves on the night.

A scoreless opening period saw a grinding defensive battle as Lackey stopped seven shots in the frame. 

Six minutes into the second period, Dornbach fired in a one-timer off a feed from Henry Bowlby to open the scoring for the Crimson at 6:04. Yale scored two goals in a span of 2:43 late in the second period and looked on its way to a one-goal lead after 40 minutes. But Harvard responded with a beautiful goal late in the period.

With 46 seconds to play in the second, Fox found Lewis Zerter-Gossage with a perfect stretch pass, and the senior finished the breakaway to tie the game at 2-2.

At 9:24 of the third period, Walsh's power play goal gave the Crimson the lead. On the next shift, a deflected shot from Yale tied the game at 3-3. 

Harvard outshot Yale, 4-3, in overtime, but the game ended in a tie.

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior Adam Fox now has a point in every game this season and extended his point streak to seven games dating back to last season.
  • First-year Casey Dornbach now has points in three of four games this season.
  • First-years continue to pace the Crimson as three of the top four leading scorers on the team are first-year players (Jack Rathbone, Jack Drury, Casey Dornbach).

Game Notes

  • With the assist, goalie Michael Lackey tallied his first career point and the first point for a Harvard goalie in two seasons (Merrick Madsen, 2016-17).
  • Harvard has yet to score less than three goals in a game this season.
  • The Crimson scored another power play goal, its seventh on the season in four games.

What's Next
Harvard will head to Brown for another ECAC Hockey matchup tomorrow night (Nov. 10) at 7 p.m. The game will air on ESPN+