Dartmouth falls to UVM 6-4

Dartmouth lost their first game of the year at Thompson Arena, falling to UVM 6-4 in a game which looked to be an easy win for the first 38 minutes. Jessiman, Stempniak, and Overlock gave Dartmouth a 3-0 lead, when the meltdown began. UVM scored twice in the final two minutes of the second, and got three more in the first three minutes of the third to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 5-3 lead in less than five minutes. Dartmouth got one back to make it 5-4, and had a two-man advantage for a full 2:00 when two Catamounts were sent off at the same time, one for roughing and the other for hooking. Dartmouth had several chances from point blank range, but UVM’s goaltender made some spectacular saves to keep UVM in the lead. UVM added an empty netter to make the final 6-4.

Dartmouth (9-7-1, 5-5-0) stays home next weekend to take on Union College on Friday and RPI on Saturday at Thompson Arena before starting a 4 game road trip.

Despite having beaten Cornell and Boston College and tying New Hampshire, Dartmouth’s chances of an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament have taken a huge blow the past two weeks by losing to Clarkson, St. Lawrence, and Vermont and giving up 20 goals in the process. Dartmouth now needs to fight to finish 4th or better in the ECAC to get the first round bye in the Conference Playoffs and hope to win the automatic berth in Albany.

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