Sports Front Feature
After dropping three consecutive road games, the No. 6 Harvard men's hockey team returns home to the Bright-Landry Hockey Center to take on Brown. Follow the action live with The Crimson.
HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth could have won a batting title for its offensive efficiency against No. 6 Harvard, exploding for eight goals on just 24 shots to hand the stumbling Crimson yet another stunning defeat—this one by a final score of 8-4.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — In a matchup of the ECAC’s two most prominent contenders, Union scored once in the second and again in the third, pulling out a 2-1 victory that pushes the Dutchmen six points ahead of Harvard in the league standings.
The Crimson's 3-1 loss was played under the lights inside America's favorite ballpark.
In its Ancient Eight opener, the Crimson flashed its defensive prowess with a balanced offensive performance to defeat Dartmouth with a 74-58 victory.
In the second period, the Crimson man advantage struck three times in 44 seconds, including twice on consecutive 5-on-3s, breaking open a one-all game and providing enough cushion for the hosts to skate to a 5-2 victory—their first against the Bobcats since the 2015 postseason.
Harvard will head into conference play in 2017 following one of the best starts in recent program history.
Quinnipiac's stranglehold on the ECAC has all but evaporated, which means one thing. For the first time in 23 years, Harvard is going to retrieve its crown as regular season champion.
On Wednesday night at Conte Forum, Amaker added another notch on his belt as a 74-66 win over the Eagles gave the 10th-year head coach the most victories in program history with 179. Amaker passed his predecessor, Frank Sullivan, who led Harvard to 178 victories over 16 seasons in Cambridge.
Freshman forward Seth Towns’s name may be splashed across the box score from Tuesday night’s 86-80 victory over Northeastern for the Harvard men’s basketball team, but the win actually showed how dangerous Harvard’s depth can be.
In upstate New York, the eighth-ranked Crimson delivered two powerful punches this weekend, snapping nine- and eight-game unbeaten streaks belonging to No. 19 St. Lawrence and Clarkson, respectively.
One of Harvard coach Tommy Amaker’s mantras is to focus on the first and last four minutes of each half. By winning those four four-minute segments of the game, the team can gain and carry momentum. On Tuesday night against George Washington, however, one particular four-minute segment put the Crimson in a hole it could not climb out of.