Bowlby's Pair of Goals Lifts Men's Ice Hockey Past No. 15 Cornell, 4-1, in Frozen Apple

Sophomore Henry Bowlby scored twice to lead Harvard past Cornell in the Frozen Apple game. (John McCreary)

Sophomore Henry Bowlby scored two goals, first-year forward Casey Dornbach added three assists, and senior goaltender Michael Lackey made 30 saves to lead Harvard men's ice hockey to a 4-1 win over No. 15/15 Cornell in the Frozen Apple game at Madison Square Garden.

Senior captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage and junior defenseman Adam Fox (goal, assist) also scored for the Crimson, which rallied from an early deficit and scored four unanswered goals in the second and third period.

Trailing 1-0 after the opening period of play despite two early power play opportunities, the Crimson tied the game on the man advantage early in the second period. 

Zerter-Gossage scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season, putting in a rebound to tie the game at 1-1. Dornbach's initial shot was blocked in front, and Zerter-Gossage spun around for the quick follow up, beating Cornell goaltender Matthew Galajda between the pads at 3:19.

Midway through the frame, Harvard took its first lead of the game as a blocked shot on one end by first-year Jack Drury led to offense on the other end of the ice. Dornbach skated up on a 2-on-1 chance, and found Bowlby on the doorstep for a tap-in goal at 9:46.

Lackey came up with a big right pad stop moments later to help Harvard take a 2-1 lead in the final frame.

He made another great save three minutes into the third period, kicking out the right pad to stop Mitch Vanderlaan's shot from right in front.

After Harvard survived a 4-on-3 power play opportunity for the Big Red, Bowlby cut in on a breakaway and beat Galajda at 13:58 to give Harvard a two goal advantage.

Then Fox's empty net goal at 18:30 sealed the win and kicked off the celebration for the Crimson.

Harvard Highlights

  • Lewis Zerter-Gossage (goal) now has points in five straight games (five goals, two assists) and leads the team with six goals on the season.
  • Adam Fox (goal, assist) now has points in all of Harvard's first eight games, leading the Crimson with 17 points (four goals, 13 assists). He is tops in the nation in scoring per game (2.12 points per game).
  • First-year forward Casey Dornbach recorded three assists, his fourth multiple-point effort of the season. Dornbach leads all Harvard first-years with 12 points (two goals, 10 assists).

Game Notes

  • Harvard scored on the power play (1-for-4 on the night) and now has power play goals in seven of its first eight games.
  • Harvard earned its first win at Madison Square Garden in Ted Donato's tenure, and handed Cornell its first loss at MSG since 2013
  • The Crimson is 3-1-2 in its last six games.

What's Next
Harvard returns to Bright-Landry Hockey Center next weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) and will host Colgate and Cornell. Both games will air on ESPN+.