Dartmouth defeats the Larries 5-3.

Dartmouth marched out to a 4-0 lead after one period and held a 5-1 advantage after 2 periods before finishing with a 5-3 win over St. Lawrence tonight at Thompson Arena.

PJ Martin lead the way with 3 assists and added a skirmish near the end of the game, though no punches were thrown. Hugh Jessiman had a pair of goals including the eventual game winner as he continues to pull away in the race for ECAC Freshman of the Year. Chris Snizek, Jarrett Sampson, and Mike Murray also netted one apiece in the victory, while Mike Oullette added a pair of assists. Nick Boucher made 25 saves in net. Dartmouth went 1-3 on the power play, while SLU went 1-5.

Dartmouth improved to 13-10-1 (9-8-0) with the victory, and moved into a 3-way tie for fourth in the ECAC standings with Brown and Union College with just 5 games to play. 4th place will be a key position this year, as under the new playoff format the #1-4 seeds get a weekend off with a first round bye and get home ice in the 2nd round best-of-3 series.

The team returns to action tomorrow night when they take on Clarkson at Thompson Arena. Dartmouth has never swept a weekend series against SLU and Clarkson home or away.

The team finishes its home schedule next weekend when it takes on Harvard Friday night and closes with Brown on Senior Night. They finish the regular season on the road at Union and RPI in two weeks.