Men’s Hockey Faces off Against Ivy League Opponents Defeats Yale 4-1: Falls Shorts Versus Brown 4-2


Senior goaltender Charlie Finn played an integral role in the Raiders’ victory against Yale, stopping 36 of 37 shots.

Eric Fishbin

The Raiders opened up its weekend road trip in New Haven to face the no. 19 Yale Bulldogs on November 11 at “The Whale.” Having not beaten the Bulldogs in seven consecutive showdowns, Colgate was looking for a big win in ECAC play.

Senior forward Tim Harrison put the Raiders on the board in the first period to take a 1-0 lead, but Yale would answer less than two minutes later.  

From senior forward Andrew Black’s scoring opportunity, sophomore forward Hunter Racine put in the eventual game-winning goal in the second period. It was Racine’s third goal of the season.

The Raiders sent three men to the box during the second period, but successfully killed off Yale’s power play. Senior goaltender Charlie Finn was sharp yet again in net for Colgate, stopping 36 of 37 shots faced.  

Junior forward Sebastian Weberg added a power play score in the second period, extending the Raider lead to 3-1.

In the third period, the Raiders killed off another two power plays and added another goal late in the game. Senior defenseman Brett Corkey’s shot got through the screen of Harrison and beat Yale goalie Patrick Spano, capping off the 4-1 victory for the Raiders.

Despite being outshot 37-28, the Raiders held off Yale to earn their second victory of the season and first of ECAC competition. The team is

appreciative and acknowledges how much Finn has done this season as a consistent piece of the Raiders defense.

“Charlie Finn has really been an anchor for us. There have been times where he has kept us in games and given us a chance to win. Not much more you can ask from your goalie,” Corkey said.  

Coach Don Vaughan discussed things to be proud of in the performance against Yale.

“The guys were hard on pucks early and found a way to take the lead. And although they came at us very hard in the third period, I thought we defended well. Charlie Finn was excellent, and our defense blocked a lot of shots. It’s a difficult rink to play in, and they are a team that feeds off the energy of their fans. Our guys did a good job of handing that pressure and found a way to get a good road win,” Vaughan said.

The Raiders visited Brown in Providence for a 4:00 p.m puck drop. The first period was scoreless, but Brown got on the board in the second period twice. The first goal came from Brown’s Connor Wynne, who caught the inside of the post. It was the first of his career. Brown slammed home a rebound to double its lead later in the period.

Colgate, trailing by four in the third period, began its comeback attempt with a goal from Corkey on the power play. First-year forward Jared Cockrell added another power play goal to make it 4-2, but the comeback effort would

end there.  

The Raiders hold a 2-5-4 overall record and a 1-2-1 conference record, sitting at eighth place in the ECAC.  

This weekend, Colgate will host Princeton on November 18 and Quinnipiac on November 19. Coach Vaughan is excited for these opponents and knows what the team needs to do in order to be successful against these teams.

“I think the most important thing this week is we must find a way to regain some energy. A lot of that falls on me. I will be working with my assistant coaches and captains this week to map a course and practice plan that makes sure we are in the best place, physically and mentally, to play two very tough opponents this weekend at home,” Vaughan said.