Jason Williams scored the winner midway through the third period and Ethan Cox added an empty-netter in the closing seconds as Colgate knocked off Harvard, 4-2, last night in an ECAC clash at Bright Center.
The victory completed the Raiders’ first sweep of Harvard since 2004-05 and moved them into a tie with Rensselaer for fourth place.
Luke Greiner and Danny Biega scored for the Crimson (7-17-3, 7-10-3), but Alex Evin made 15 third-period saves - 38 total - for the Raiders (13-13-6, 10-8-2).
Kyle Richter made 27 saves and logged an assist in two periods of action after senior John Riley (11 saves) started in goal on Senior Night
The Crimson were 1 for 3 with the man advantage, as Biega’s tally cut the Raiders’ third-period lead to 3-2.
Austin Smith gave Colgate the lead at 4:40 of the first period, skating across the goalmouth and scoring on the backhand after a pass from David McIntyre in the corner. Harvard picked up its offense, but Evin stopped all 11 of the Crimson’s first-period shots.
Brian Day made it 2-0 at 4:26 of the second period, banging the puck into the net after Richter stopped Robbie Bourdon’s shot from the left side.
UNH 3, Vermont 3 - Mike Borisenok scored a power-play goal in the third period to lift the No. 13 Wildcats (15-10-5, 14-5-4), who lead Hockey East with 32 points, into a tie with the No. 17 Catamounts (13-11-6, 7-10-6).
Sebastian Stalberg and Colin Vock each had a goal and an assist for Vermont.
Merrimack 3, UMass 0 - Joe Cannata made 42 saves and freshman forward Stephane Da Costa had a goal and an assist as the Warriors (12-15-1, 9-11-1 Hockey East) swept their weekend series from the No. 18 Minutemen (16-14-0, 11-12-0) at the Mullins Center.
UMass-Lowell 4, Maine 2 - Senior Kory Falite scored a pair of goals and added an assist to help the River Hawks (15-14-2, 9-11-2 Hockey East) surprise the No. 15 Black Bears (15-11-3, 12-8-2) in Orono, Maine, to earn a weekend split.
Yale 5, Clarkson 4 - Broc Little’s one-timer with 1:53 left in overtime capped an amazing comeback as the No. 5 Bulldogs (18-6-3, 14-4-2 ECAC) rallied from a three-goal, third-period deficit to stun the Golden Knights (7-22-3, 3-15-2) before a sellout crowd of 3,500 in New Haven.
Yale outshot the Knights, 56-26, including 23-7 in the third.
Dartmouth 5, Cornell 4 - Adam Estoclet’s tally at 2:17 of the third period snapped a 4-4 tie and lifted the host Big Green (14-14-3, 11-9-2) to an ECAC upset of the No. 10 Big Red (22-10-4, 13-6-3) in Hanover, N.H.
Brown 2, St. Lawrence 2 - Jack Maclellan and Devin Timberlake scored over the final minutes to propel Bears (7-15-4, 5-10-4 ECAC) into a tie with the visiting Saints (14-12-7, 8-7-5), marking the 18th straight year Brown has taken a point from St. Lawrence.
Union 7, Quinnipiac 3 - Jeff Christiansen had a goal and an assist to help the No. 16 Flying Dutchmen (18-8-6, 12-4-4) move into second place in the ECAC with a solid victory over the visiting Bobcats (15-15-2, 9-11-0).
Norwich 7, Tufts 1 - Kyle Thomas had two goals and an assist to help the visiting Cadets (20-1-4), ranked second in Division 2, rout the Jumbos (12-9-3).
Hamilton 4, Babson 3 - Bryan Kelly scored with 2:03 left in overtime to complete a rally from a three-goal, third-period deficit to lift the host Continentals (14-8-2) past the Beavers (12-11-2) in a nonconference game.
Northeastern 1, UConn 0 - In a battle of Huskies, Kristi Kehoe scored in a shootout and Leah Sulyma had 28 saves to give No. 8 NU (16-8-7, 8-6-6-4) the extra point in a Hockey East game against No. 7 UConn (19-7-7, 10-4-6-1) at Storrs, Conn.
St. Lawrence 4, Dartmouth 3 - Senior cocaptain Sarah Parsons finished her outstanding career with a goal to give her 40 points on the season, but the visiting Big Green (12-14-2, 9-12-1 ECAC) dropped their season finale to the Saints (15-12-7, 11-8-3).
Harvard 3, Clarkson 3 - Three straight goals by Randi Griffin in the second period gave the sixth-ranked Crimson (17-6-5, 12-6-3 ECAC) a 3-2 lead, but Dominique Thibault’s 19th strike of the season tied it for the fifth-ranked Golden Knights (20-9-5, 14-5-3) at Potsdam, N.Y.