Power Play Helps No. 15/16 Men's Ice Hockey Earn 3-3 Tie at Princeton

Harvard and Princeton played to a 3-3 tie on Saturday night at Hobey Baker Rink
Harvard and Princeton played to a 3-3 tie on Saturday night at Hobey Baker Rink
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PRINCETON, N.J.  – First-year forward John Farinacci had a goal and an assist, and sophomore forward Jack Drury added two assists to help No. 15/16 Harvard men's ice hockey (7-5-2, 6-3-1 ECAC Hockey) earn a 1-1 tie at Princeton (2-11-4, 0-7-3 ECAC Hockey).

Senior goaltender Cameron Gornet made 24 saves in net for Harvard, which outshot Princeton 29-27 on the night.

Harvard scored on its first power play chance of the night to take an early lead. Farinacci found Kerfoot right at the doorstep, and the senior forward jammed the puck past Princeton goaltender Jeremie Forget at 2:52.

Later on in the period, as beautiful feed from sophomore forward Jack Drury set up a tap-in goal from Dornbach at 14:33, and Harvard led 2-0 after 20 minutes.

The Tigers climbed back into the game in the second period, outshooting Harvard 13-4 in the frame. Princeton's Derek Topatigh scored a power play goal at 3:27, and Finn Evans added a shorthanded goal on a breakaway at 15:15 to make it 2-2.

Princeton took its first lead of the game on Luke Keenan's power play goal at 2:30 of the third period.

But Harvard responded on its next power play chance of the game, as Farinacci crashed the net for a rebound off a shot by sophomore defenseman Jack Rathbone to tie it at 3-3 at 6:16.

Harvard had possession and good scoring chances in overtime, outshooting Princeton, 2-0, but could not find the go-ahead score. 

Game Notes
- Sophomore Casey Dornbach (goal) has seven points (3-4-7) in his last five games, with a five game point scoring streak. He leads the team with 18 points (7-11-18) on the year.
- First-year forward John Farinacci (goal, assist) has points in four straight contests.
- Sophomore Jack Drury, in his return from playing for Team USA at the 2020 World Junior Tournament, recorded two assists for his third multiple-point effort of the season.
- Harvard finished the night 2-for-6 on the man advantage and has a power play goal in 11 of its last 12 games. Harvard is 13-for-50 (26%) on the season on the power play.