Dartmouth prevails over Princeton 5-2 + other action

Hugh Jessiman had a goal and two assists to lead Dartmouth over the Princeton Tigers 5-2 at Hobey Baker Rink in New Jersey Friday night. Dartmouth built a 2-0 lead, allowed Princeton to tie it late in the 2nd, but got a late 3rd period goal from D-man Trevor Byrne before getting two empty-netters to ice it. Nick Boucher stopped 40 of 42 shots to pick up the win.

Jessiman is the forerunner for ECAC Rookie of the Year, and along with Lee Stempniak, who had one of the ENG goals tonight, is on pace to easily eclipse the 40 point mark. Jessiman is currently tied with Yale’s Evan Wax for the conference point leader with 31 points. Stempniak is not far behind with 29 points.

Dartmouth (11-8-1, 7-6-0) got just its 2nd road win of the year. With the win they move back into 6th place, but trail 3rd place Yale and Union by just two points. The team takes on the Elis tomorrow night in New Haven. Should Dartmouth win, they will move into a tie for at least 4th place, possibly third depending on other conference action. A Dartmouth win tomorrow would also set-up a run at the Ivy Title, which they lost last year by a single point after losing to Yale at home in a game that would’ve given the team its first banner in 22 years.

Elsewhere, Dartmouth fell to UPenn 73-50 in men’s basketball down in Philly. And the Dartmouth women’s hockey team continued its winning ways, beating Yale 8-0 at Thompson Arena. #4 Dartmouth improves to 15-5-0 (7-2-0) as they continue their hunt for one of the four NCAA berths. They will battle Princeton tomorrow at 4 PM at Thompson.