Power Play Carries No. 17 Men's Ice Hockey In 5-3 Win Over No. 20 Union

Junior defenseman Adam Fox notched four assists to help Harvard earn a 5-3 win over No. 20 Union.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
 Junior defenseman Adam Fox matched a career high with four assists, and the Crimson power play scored four times to lead No. 17 men's ice hockey (12-7-3, 9-5-2 ECAC Hockey) to a 5-3 win over No. 20 Union (13-9-5, 6-8-1 ECAC Hockey).

Senior captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage, sophomore forward Jack Badini, and first-year forwards Jack Drury and Casey Dornbach scored power play goals for Harvard. Junior forward Frederic Gregoire sealed the win with an empty-net goal.

Senior goaltender Michael Lackey (22 saves) picked up his 12th win in net.

Harvard's power play went to work early on, as Zerter-Gossage redirected a Fox wrist shot past Union goaltender Darion Hanson (26 saves) at 9:36 of the first period to put Harvard up early.

After Union tied it at 15:12, the Crimson converted on a late power play, as Badini batted a puck out of midair at 19:53 off a feed from Colton Kerfoot to give Harvard a 2-1 lead heading into the break. 

Harvard found itself down 3-2 late in the second period, but again used the man advantage to tie the game. Fox fed Drury on the near post and he chipped a shot past Hanson at 18:00 to tie the game at 3-3.

Dornbach scored what proved to be the game-winner at 6:08 of the third period. Sophomore defenseman Reilly Walsh drew three Union defenders, then fed a cross-ice pass to Dornbach who found the open net to put Harvard ahead for good.

Gregoire sealed the win with an empty netter at 19:13.

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior defenseman Adam Fox (4A) matched his career high with four assists, and is one point shy of 100 (19-80-99) for his career.
  • Fox (4A), Reilly Walsh (2A), and Casey Dornbach (G, A) all recorded multiple-point games for the Crimson.
  • Senior forward Lewis Zerter-Gossage (goal) scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season and is ninth in the nation with an average of .59 goals per game.

Game Notes

  • Harvard is unbeaten in its last six games (5-0-1) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
  • The Crimson finished the night 4-for-4 on the power play and are No. 1 in the nation on the man advantage at 27-for-75 (36.0%) on the year. Harvard has scored two goals or more on the man advantage in six games this year.
  • Harvard finished 3-for-3 on the penalty kill, and has been a perfect 10-for-10 on the PK in its last three games.