No. 15/18 Men's Ice Hockey Dominant in 7-2 Win Over No. 15 Quinnipiac

Sophomore forward Casey Dornbach had a goal and two assists to lead Harvard to a 7-2 win over Quinnipiac (Zach Webster)
Sophomore forward Casey Dornbach had a goal and two assists to lead Harvard to a 7-2 win over Quinnipiac (Zach Webster)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore forward Casey Dornbach had a three-point night (goal, two assists) to pace a dominant night for Harvard's top line, as No. 15/18 men's ice hockey (3-0-0, 3-0-0 ECAC Hockey) earned a convincing 7-2 win over No. 15 Quinnipiac (4-4-1, 0-1-1 ECAC Hockey) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Sophomore forward Jack Drury (goal, assist) and first-year forward Nick Abruzzese (two assists) complimented Dornbach, and were among seven Harvard skaters who recorded multiple point efforts.

First-year goaltender Mitchell Gibson stopped 32 of 34 shots to earn his second straight win in net.

Harvard finished the night 2-for-6 on the man advantage, while holding Quinnipiac to one goal on five power play chances.

The Crimson scored three times in the opening period of play, as junior forward Henry Bowlby (goal, assist) finished a 2-on-1 down low, off a feed from R.J. Murphy (goal, assist) to make it 1-0 at 7:55. On a five-minute power play after a Quinnipiac major penalty, Drury scored his second goal of the season, hitting the top corner in the slot off a great feed from Dornbach at 13:35.

Then Murphy potted his first of the year right in front at 18:59 off a feed from senior Justin Szeto from behind the net to make it 3-0 and chase Quinnipiac goaltender Keith Petruzzelli (four saves) from the game in favor of Evan Fear (12 saves).

Harvard responded to Quinnipiac's lone power play goal early in the second period with two late goals in the frame, as Dornbach put in a rebound chance at 17:36, and first-year defenseman Henry Thrun (goal, assist) lifted a backhander by Fear at 19:14 to make it 5-1 and put the game out of reach for good.

Sophomore defenseman Jack Rathbone scored from the high slot at 3:47 of the third period, and John Farinacci (goal, assist) added a power play goal at 8:15 to round out the scoring.

Game Notes
- Harvard has scored first in each of its first three games this season.
- Sophomore defenseman Jack Rathbone (three goals, three assists), first-year forward Nick Abruzzese (two goals, four assists), and sophomore forward Casey Dornbach (goal, five assists) lead Harvard with six points in their first three games.
- Harvard is off to its first 3-0 start in the Ted Donato era, and is 3-0 for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.