Men's Ice Hockey Skates Past No. 18 Arizona State, 4-1

Lewis Zerter-Gossage had a goal and two assists to lead Harvard past No. 18 Arizona State. (Gil Talbot)

 Senior captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage had a goal and two assists, and Adam Fox (goal, assist) and Casey Dornbach (two assists) each added multiple point efforts to lead Harvard men's ice hockey (2-2-2) to a 4-1 win over No. 18 Arizona State (9-4) on Friday night (Nov. 16)  at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Senior goaltender Michael Lackey stopped 30 of 31 shots to earn his second straight win in net. Harvard is unbeaten (2-0-2) in its last four games.

Sophomore Jack Badini opened the scoring for the Crimson at 6:05 of the first period. After a clean faceoff win, Badini planted himself in front of the net and tipped in a point shot from Reilly Walsh.

Harvard outshot the Sun Devils 14-2 in the opening frame.

The second period saw play open up for both teams, but it the Crimson that extended its lead early on. Just over five minutes in, Fox moved around a defender to the right circle, threading a shot just under the crossbar for his third goal of the season to make it 2-0. 

Three minutes later the Sun Devils struck back on the power play to cut into the Crimson lead.

But the potent Harvard power play struck again as first-year Jack Drury put home a rebound at 14:02 to double the Crimson lead.

Harvard killed off three third period penalties, then scored the goal of the game came at 16:38, when Zerter-Gossage came off the bench and took a stretch pass from Fox. The senior captain made a move to his backhand and put the puck into the top corner to make it 4-1 and seal the win for the Crimson.

Harvard Highlights

  • Adam Fox now has points in all of Harvard's first six games, leading the Crimson with 14 points (three goals, 11 assists). He is tops among all defensemen in the nation in scoring (2.33 points per game).
  • Lackey had 28 saves over the final two periods and had a .968 save percentage for the game.
  • Harvard's penalty kill was excellent on the night, allowing just one goal on six chances for the Sun Devils. 

Game Notes

  • Harvard's power play (2-for-4) has been excellent this season, as the Crimson has scored on the man advantage in all but one game this season, and is 42.3% (11-for-26) on the year
  • Harvard is now 3-0 all-time in the series against Arizona State.
  • One of the top teams in the nation in the faceoff circle, Harvard finished 39-29 on draws against Arizona State.

What's Next
Harvard and No. 18 Arizona State will be back at it again tomorrow night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center for a 7 p.m. faceoff. The game will air on ESPN+.