Power Play Helps Men's Ice Hockey Earn 6-1 Win Over Colgate

Senior captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage had two goals to help Harvard earn a 6-1 win over Colgate. (Gil Talbot)

Senior captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage scored twice, and junior defenseman Adam Fox as well as sophomore defenseman Reilly Walsh each had a goal and two assists to lead Harvard men's ice hockey (4-3-2, 2-2-2 ECAC Hockey) to a 6-1 win over Colgate (3-8-1, 1-3-1 ECAC Hockey).

Senior goaltender Michael Lackey made 24 saves, while senior captain Michael Floodstrand and first-year Jack Drury each added goals to help Harvard earn the victory.

Harvard outshot Colgate, 42-25 for the night, and finished three-for-three on the man advantage.

Zerter-Gossage opened the scoring for the Crimson, cashing in on a good bounce for Harvard. Walsh fired a shot from the point, and the puck deflected right to Zerter-Gossage, who found the open net at 7:43 of the first period to give the Crimson the early 1-0 lead.

After a power play goal late in the first period from the Raiders, it appeared the game would head into the first intermission tied, but senior captain Michael Floodstrand drew a penalty with less than a minute to play to put Harvard on the power play. With just under thirty seconds to play, Walsh fired a shot from straight away that got through Benson to put the Crimson up 2-1.

The Crimson took control of the game in the second period, scoring twice in the opening 10 minutes to take a three goal lead. First, junior defenseman Adam Fox scored on the power play, skating into the high slot and finding the top corner at 5:49.

Exactly one minute later, Zerter-Gossage scored his second of the night, beating Benson between the pads at 6:49 to chase the Colgate netminder and put Harvard up 4-1.

In the third period, Drury scored on the power play at 13:46 on a rebound in front, and Floodstrand deflected a puck in at 17:38 to make it 6-1.

Harvard Highlights

  • Lewis Zerter-Gossage (two goals) now has points in six straight games (seven goals, two assists) and leads the team with eight goals on the season.
  • Adam Fox (goal, two assists) now has points in all of Harvard's first nine games, leading the Crimson with 20 points (five goals, 15 assists). He is tops in the nation in scoring per game (2.22 points per game).
  • First-year forward Casey Dornbach recorded three assists, his fifth multiple-point and fourth multiple-assist effort of the season. Dornbach leads all Harvard first-years with 15 points (two goals, 13 assists).
  • Reilly Walsh recorded a career high three points (goal, two assists).

Game Notes

  • Harvard scored three times on the power play (3-for-3 on the night) and now has power play goals in eight of its first nine games. The Crimson leads the nation at 40% (16-for-40) on the power play.
  • Harvard snapped a two-game skid in the Colgate series and improved to 55-25-8 against the Raiders.
  • The Crimson is 4-1-2 in its last seven games.