No. 18 Men's Ice Hockey Hosts Princeton, No. 15 Quinnipiac in ECAC Hockey Play

Harvard men's ice hockey will host Princeton and No. 15 Quinnipiac this weekend at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. (Gil Talbot)
Harvard men's ice hockey will host Princeton and No. 15 Quinnipiac this weekend at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard men's hockey continues ECAC Hockey play this weekend with home contests against Princeton (1-0-1) and No. 15 Quinnipiac (4-3-0) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Both games will be streamed on ESPN, with Saturday's contest against the Bobcats airing on NESN. The Crimson is coming off a season-opening 7-3 win last Friday (Nov. 1) against Dartmouth, with sophomore defenseman Jack Rathbone scoring twice and senior goaltender Cameron Gornet making a career high 44 saves in net.

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What to Know
• Harvard's season-opening 7-3 win over Dartmouth last Friday marked the second straight year and the fourth time in the last five seasons that Harvard has scored seven goals in in its season opener. In addition to Rathbone's two goals, first-years Nick Abruzzese (goal, two assists), John Farinacci (goal, assist) and Henry Thrun (goal, assist) all scored their first collegiate goals, while Casey Dornbach and Jack Badini each tallied three assists.
• Senior Nathan Krusko will captain the Crimson in 2019-20. All Harvard varsity captains are elected by their teammates. A three-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic selection, Krusko has missed just one game in his three seasons at Harvard, notching 47 points (15 goals, 32 assists) in 101 contests. The 2017 Beanpot Most Valuable Player, Krusko is one of the Crimson's top returning two-way forwards.
• The Crimson landed three players on the league's All-Rookie Team in 2018-19. All return in 2019-20 and will play key roles for Harvard. Sophomore forward Casey Dornbach - the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year - led all league first-years with 29 points (7-22-29). Forward Jack Drury (9-15-24) and defenseman Jack Rathbone (7-15-22) also had excellent debut seasons.
• The class of 2020 has amassed 63 wins in three seasons at Harvard and has a chance to surpass the most wins for a senior group (83, class of 2018) in recent history.
• Harvard is 16-6-0 in its last 22 games against league opponents (including playoffs). In ECAC Hockey games last season, Harvard led the league with an average of 3.50 goals per game, and a power play clicking at 33.3% (25-for-75) in conference games.

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Ted Donato '91, The Robert D. Ziff '88 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Ice Hockey
Following success as a player at the collegiate, professional and international levels, Ted Donato has begun piling up a long list of accomplishments as head coach at his alma mater. The former Crimson captain has guided Harvard to four 20-win seasons, captured ECAC Hockey and Ivy League championships, claimed six NCAA tournament berths, a Frozen Four appearance, led his team to six ECAC Hockey championship games, and coached 11 All-Americans and 15 National Hockey Leaguers. As a player at Harvard he was named the 1989 MVP of the Frozen Four during the Crimson's national title run. Drafted by the Boston Bruins in 1987, Donato played 796 games over 13 NHL seasons. His career in the NHL commenced after he competed on the 1992 USA Olympic team where he scored four goals and three assists in eight games.

Up Next
Harvard will play its first road contests of the season next weekend at Brown (Nov. 15) and Yale (Nov. 16). Both games will start at 7 p.m. and will air on ESPN+.