Athlete of the Week: Steve Moore '01

The wait for this performance has been excruciating.

Every weekend, star Harvard junior center Steve Moore would display a different facet of his game. Either he'd steamroll over his opponents, or he'd make a flashy pass to set-up a sure-fire goal, or get a golden opportunity himself.

But Moore would never quite have it all at once. A shot would hit the post, his linemate would fail to read the same play he did--something would happen to prohibit perfection. Until now.


In the penultimate weekend of the regular season, Moore was simply dominant. He bagged two goals and three assists to help the Harvard men's hockey team snap a seven-game ECAC winless streak by sweeping Princeton and Yale on the road, 4-1 and 5-2, respectively.

The wins were the Crimson's first at Hobey Baker Rink since 1996 and its first at the Yale Whale since 1993.

"It's getting to the point where we need him to do all the things he's capable of," said senior defenseman Mark Moore, Steve's older brother. "That's a big reason we got the wins on the scoreboard."

[Steve]Moore scored a critical game-tying goal in the finals seconds of the first period Friday at Princeton. Though Harvard outplayed the Tigers in the opening frame, it looked like Princeton would enter the first intermission with a 1-0 lead.

But freshman winger Brett Nowak found Moore in the slot and the junior made no mistake in burying past goalie Dave Stathos with just eight ticks left on the clock.

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