#14 Dartmouth defeats Mavericks 8-5

Update: With Vermont tying Umass tonight, Dartmouth is the official winner of the Bank North Classic. Both Vermont and Dartmouth had 1-0-1 records, but Dartmouth’s goal differential gave them the title via tiebreaker. Hugh Jessiman and Brian Van Abel were named to the all-tourny team.

#14 Dartmouth beat Minnesota-State Mankato 8-5, in a game that featured 4 goaltenders, 3 misconduct penalties, and plenty of goals.

Sean Samuels ’07 got his first career start at Dartmouth, though he was pulled in the third after giving up his fifth goal of the game. Dan Yacey ’05 finished the game. Samuels picked up the win.

Mike Ouellette ’06 had two goals and an assist, while Hugh Jessiman ’06 had a goal and three assists. Lee Stempniak, Mike Turner, Nate Szymanski, Max Guimond, and Jarrett Sampson each scored as well.

Dartmouth finishes its nine-game road trip with a 3-2-4 record, and improves to 5-2-5 (3-0-3) on the year. The team finally returns to the friendly confines of Thompson Arena this Friday against travel partner Vermont.