Gornet's Shutout Keys Memorable Senior Night; No. 15/17 Men's Ice Hockey Beats Yale, 3-0

Junior goaltender Cameron Gornet (35 saves) was excellent in net against Yale. (Gil Talbot)

Junior goaltender Cameron Gornet made a career high 35 saves and captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage scored on a memorable Senior Night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, as No. 15/17 Harvard men's ice hockey (16-8-3, 12-6-2 ECAC Hockey) earned a 3-0 win over Yale (13-11-3, 11-8-1 ECAC Hockey).

Gornet earned the Tim Taylor Cup as Most Valuable Player of the Harvard-Yale game played at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

First-year defenseman Jack Rathbone and sophomore defenseman Reilly Walsh (PP) added goals, and junior blueliner Adam Fox had three assists on a night where Harvard outshout Yale 46-35.

The Crimson finished the night 2-for-5 on the man advantage, while holding Yale scoreless on five power play chances.

Rathbone got things started with a well-placed one-timer off a feed from sophomore forward Jack Badini at 8:50 of the opening period.

Then Harvard's power play did the rest of the damage, extending the Crimson lead to two goals early on in the second period. Zerter-Gossage skated in off the half wall and beat Yale goaltender Sam Tucker (43 saves) over the shoulder inside the near post at :46 to make it 2-0.

Gornet was at his best early on in the third period, pushing off his line to make a stop on a wide-open Tyler Welsh in the opening minutes of the frame.

Walsh added insurance with his team-leading eighth power-play goal of the season, firing in a one-timer off a backhand feed from Fox at 13:15 of the third period. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Senior forward Lewis Zerter-Gossage scored his team-leading 16th goal of the season. He has six goals in his last eight games.
  • Sophomore defenseman Reilly Walsh (goal, assist) extended his point streak to seven games. He has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in that span.
  • Junior goaltender Cameron Gornet (35 saves) earned his second straight win and his first career shutout in net.
  • Junior defenseman Adam Fox (three assists) had three or more assists in a game for the third time this season. He now has 11 points (goal, 10 assists) in his last six games.

Game Notes

  • Harvard is unbeaten in its last eight games (7-0-1) at Bright Landry Hockey-Center
  • Harvard has won 12 of its last 16 ECAC Hockey contests (12-4-0).
  • Harvard has won on Senior Night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center in five straight seasons.