Men’s Hockey Goes 1-1 Against Ivy League Foes


Brandon Gardner

This past weekend two Ivy League teams made the trek to compete against the men’s hockey team in back-to-back conference games. It was a back and forth weekend for the Raiders as they knocked down Dartmouth Friday night, outscoring the Big Green 2-1 yet falling to Harvard the following Saturday night, 3-1.

Senior goaltender Charlie Finn set an all-time program record for saves in a career after tallying 26 saves Friday night in the win over Dartmouth. He now has 3,071 saves to his name. The 26th and final save was the one to break the previous record, which had stood for nine seasons. 

The first Raider goal didn’t come until Dartmouth took a penalty with 31.6 seconds left in the first. It didn’t take long for senior defenseman Brett Corkey to make the first strike against the Big Green during the power play off an assist from first-year forward Bobby McMann. The second Raider goal came early in the second minute of the second period, when McMann sent a pass to senior forward Tim Harrison only to be passed right back. McMann skated by Buffalo, leading to a wide-open back-door shot for the second tally of

the night. 

Dartmouth was unable to retaliate until there were 13 minutes left. Junior  forward Kevin Neiley shot the puck over Finn’s shoulder for the Big Green’s only goal of the game.

Unfortunately, the positive energy did not carry through for the first period of the game against Harvard Saturday night. The Raiders were caught on their heels early, allowing Harvard their three only goals of the game.

Jake Horton began the scoring for Harvard by beating Finn with a wrap around just 3:10 into the game. Senior forward Sean Malone and

senior forward Tyler Moy contributed to Harvard’s cause in the first period getting ahead early, 3-0 against the Raiders. 

Harvard doubled their score after Malone blocked a shot leading to a breakaway where Malone shot the puck far side, ringing it post-in and beating Finn for the second time that night.


The third tally came during the power-play when Moy received a pass from first-year Adam Fox and slid into the high slot. He then wristed the puck through traffic in front of the Raiders’ goal where it found its way into the back of the net. 

The third score prompted a goaltender change for the Raiders. First-year tender Colton Point took over the net to begin the second frame. Point blocked off 18 additional saves throughout the rest of the game to hold

Harvard at three. 

The Raiders’ only goal of the night came when sophomore defensemen Willie Brooks skated the puck across the slot and fired it low and far-side over Harvard junior goaltender Merrick Madsen. No further progress was made to close the deficit. 

Senior team captain Jake Kulevich gave his thoughts on the final game.

“I thought we did a good job responding after a really bad start on our part Saturday night. Obviously we need to find a way to put 60 minutes of our best hockey together each night, but we didn’t quit after going down early on Saturday. We got great goaltending all weekend, which is huge for our team. We need to continue to take steps forward collectively as a group and play our best hockey down this stretch,” Kulevich said. 

The Raiders travel to Troy, NY next weekend where they will be hosted by RPI. The contest will be held at Houston Field House at 7 p.m. this Friday night where the Raiders look to get their fifth conference win of the season.