Harvard, Cornell falter in ECAC

by Kevin Allen | 2/14/01 6:00am

Here's a brief recap of last weekend's ECAC hockey action:

Yale

A 1-1 affair turned into a nightmare for the Bulldogs on Friday night as a five-minute major to Lee Jelenic opened the floodgates and made way for three power play goals for Colgate. The Red Raiders handed Yale its ninth conference loss of the season, winning by a final score of 4-2.

Despite out-shooting Colgate 32-30, the Bulldogs were just not sharp enough on special teams, converting on only one of five power play chances.

The Bulldogs managed to salvage a split on the weekend with a 1-0 overtime win against Cornell on Saturday.

The win brought Yale's four-game losing skid to an end and simultaneously put Yale head coach Tim Taylor at the top of the all-time wins list at the school, with 279 wins.

Vermont

After waiting for over a month, Vermont coach Mike Gilligan won his 400th career game as the Catamounts defeated Brown 2-0 on Friday night.

Ryan Cox and J.F. Caudron got the tallies for Vermont in the first and third periods, respectively. The win puts Vermont's record to 11-11-2 overall and 7-7-2 in ECAC play.

Princeton

Brad Parsons scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, as Princeton defeated Cornell 4-1 at Hobey Baker Rink on Friday.

Shane Campbell and George Parros supported the offense as their goals sandwiched the two by Parsons. The win knocked Cornell out of first place.

Parsons had another two goal night on Saturday as Colgate defeated the Tigers 7-3. Despite goals from Dave Schenider and Parsons in the first to give Princeton a 2-1 lead, the Red Raiders would answer with six straight for the win.

Harvard

The Crimson were dominated by Dartmouth at Thompson on Friday, losing 7-0. The match against Dartmouth was the only one scheduled for Harvard last weekend, but a 8-7 loss to Northeastern nonconference play on Monday night has the Crimson riding a four game losing streak.

Colgate

The scoring frenzy during Lee Jelenic's five minute major was all the Red Raiers needed to defeat Yale 4-2. The score was tied at 1-1 before the penalty and Colgate went up 4-1 before the period was over.

Colgate completed the weekend sweep with a 7-3 blowout of Princeton the following night. Seven different players scored for Colgate, as the team moved into the final playoff spot with the win.

Cornell

The Big Red's Fall from first came at the hands of the Princeton Tigers, who defeated Cornell 4-1 on Friday. Their offensive woes continued as Yale shut out Cornell on Saturday, 1-0 in overtime, at the New Haven Coliseum. The pairs of losses ties Cornell with Clarkson for a share of second place.

Brown

Prior to losing to Dartmouth 3-1 on Saturday, the Bears dropped Friday night's contest against Vermont 2-0. Brown has lost seven straight games and is last in the ECAC standings with only six points.