Ivy Hockey Roundup
Jared Bookman / The Dartmouth Staff
The Big Green beat Harvard on Sunday, 6-2, winning at Harvard for the first time in 10 years. The contest was not scheduled as a conference game — great timing.
Cornell tied Boston University 3-3 in Boston on Saturday in overtime. Apparently college hockey has not taken the NHL’s hint: no one likes ties.
Also on Saturday, Brown beat Connecticut by a touchdown on ice, 8-1, notching the Bears first victory this season.
Yale defeated Holy Cross 7-3. The Bulldogs, notably, have already managed to score eight goals twice this season against non-conference opponents. Maybe Yale should be scheduling tougher teams than the Ontario Institute of Technology?
The day after Thanksgiving, Dartmouth continued its recent good play, beating Providence 4-2. Since Turkey Day, Dartmouth has played two games and has two wins. Weekly Thanksgiving dinners, anyone?
In the battle of the cats last Wednesday the Quinnipiac Bobcats beat the Princeton Tigers 5-1 at Princeton. I’d sure like to see that go down with real animals.
Overall, Yale heads up the Ivy League with a league record of 4-1 while Dartmouth is in last at 0-3.
It is, however, colder in Hanover, and we are closer to Canada, so the laws of hockey say we are supposed to be better. And, despite the poor overall record, the Big Green is 3-0 in its last three games – maybe because it’s starting to feel more like winter up here.
I’ll be hoping for more winter weather as the Big Green look to make it four straight on Dec. 13 at home against Sacred Heart.