ECAC Hockey tournament Game 1 roundup: RPI, Princeton, St. Lawrence and Yale post Game 1 wins
Here is a recap of the Game 1s Friday in the ECAC Hockey tournament best-of-three first-round series.
No. 7 RPI 4, No. 10 Dartmouth 1
Ryan Haggerty scored two first-period goals, and the Engineers never looked back as they cruised past the Big Green at Houston Field House.
Haggerty has 26 goals on the season.
Jacob Laliberte and Zach Schroeder also scored for RPI (15-14-6). Goalie Scott Diebold made 29 saves.
Jesse Beamish scored in the second period for Dartmouth (8-18-4).
No. 12 Princeton 3, No. 5 Clarkson 2 (OT)
Andrew Ammon scored at 10:38 of sudden-death overtime, lifting the Tigers to an upset of the Golden Knights at Cheel Arena.
Princeton (6-24), which dropped a 3-1 decision to Clarkson last Friday at Cheel, took a 1-0 lead on a Kyle Rankin goal 4:19 into the game.
The Knights (18-15-4) took a 2-1 lead in the second period on goals by Will Frederick and Pat Megannety. The Tigers tied it on Andrew Calof's power-play goal at 6:15 of the third period.
Goalie Colton Phinney made 39 saves for the Tigers, who snapped a five-game losing streak and were 1-10 in their last 11.
No. 8 St. Lawrence 3, No. 9 Brown 2 (2OT)
Eric Sweetman's goal 1:27 into the second overtime game the Saints a win at Appleton Arena.
The Saints (14-17-4) took a 1-0 lead 4:42 into the second period on a Kyle Essery goal.
The Bears (11-16-3) tied it on a Zack Pryzbek with six minutes left in the second. That snapped Brown's goalless drought of 177:16.
Greg Carey's power-play goal on a two-man advantage late in the second gave St. Lawrence the lead. But Brown sent the game into overtime on Nick Lappin's goal with 54.2 seconds left in regulation.
No. 6 Yale 4, No. 11 Harvard 0
Jesse Root (the Pittsburgh native) and Gus Young scored 2:09 apart in the first period, leading the defending NCAA champion-Bulldogs past the Crimson at Ingalls Rink.
Cody Learned scored a short-handed goal in the second period for Yale (16-9-5), and Carson Cooper added a third-period goal.
Goalie Alex Lyon stopped 24 shots to post his second consecutive shutout.
Harvard center Alexander Kerfoot suffered an apparent arm injury midway through the third period.