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Harvard, Cornell, St. Lawrence and Brown open ECAC Hockey tourney with wins

By Ken Schott
Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday's Game 1s in the ECAC Hockey tournament best-of-three series produced wins for two of the road teams.

Here's a recap of the games:

No. 12 Harvard 2, No. 5 Dartmouth 1

Brian Hart scored with 2:45 left in regulation, lifting the Crimson to the win at Thompson Arena.

Harvard goalie Raphael Girard was outstanding, making 39 saves, with 32 of those coming in the final two periods.

The Crimson took a 1-0 Desmond Bergin's goal midway through the second period. Dartmouth tied it on Jesse Beamish's goal midway through the third period.

No. 9 Cornell 3, No. 8 Princeton 0

Goalie Andy Iles made 26 saves, and defenseman Joakim Ryan had a goal and an assist, lifting the Big Red past the Tigers at Hobey Baker Rink.

John Esposito, Christian Hilbrich and John McCarron also scored for Cornell.

No. 6 St. Lawrence 4, No. 11 Colgate 2

The Saints scored three times in the first period and cruised to a win over the Raiders at Appleton Arena.

Patrick Doherty, Gunnar Hughes and Jeremy Wick scored in the first. Hughes' and Wick's goal came 45.1 seconds apart in the final minute.

Greg Carey made it 4-0 in the second. Senior Kyle Flanagan, who missed last weekend's games at Union and RPI because of an appendectomy last Tuesday, had an assist on Carey's goal.

Kyle Baun and Tylor Spink scored third-period goals for Colgate.

No. 7 Brown 3, No. 10 Clarkson 0

Goalie Anthony Borelli stopped 28 shots to help the Bears shut out the offensively challenged Golden Knights at Meehan Auditorium.

It was the third straight game that Clarkson was blanked. Its scoreless streak stands at 201:29.

Mark Naclerio and Matt Lorito had a goal and assist each for Brown. Joey de Concilys scored Brown's other goal.

If the same teams win the Game 2s on Saturday, then the quarterfinal round matchups would be Harvard at No. 1 Quinnipiac, Cornell at No. 2 RPI, Brown at No. 3 Yale and St. Lawrence at No. 4 Union.

 
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