Hockey Madness Abounds

Men: Dartmouth 3, Brown 0

What it means:

Dartmouth has clinched a 1st round bye in the conference tournament. Their last home games will be the weekend of finals (March 12-14) in the ECAC quarterfinals.

Dartmouth can win its first Ivy Title since 1980 outright with a win at Harvard tomorrow, and can split it with Brown and Cornell with a tie.

With a win and a Colgate loss tomorrow night, Dartmouth can win its first ECAC Title in school history.

Brown has gone 0-4-1 in their last 5 games, falling from 1st to 4th in the process.

What happened: Dartmouth got a goal by Nathan Szymanski ’05 midway through the first period on a delayed penalty call, and Dan Yacey ’05 picked the best possible time to get his first career shutout. ENG’s by Captain Brian Van Abel ’04 and Mike Ouellette ’06 sealed the win for Dartmouth, who was outshot 14-5 in the 3rd period.

On tap: Dartmouth plays Harvard in the final regular season game tomorrow in Cambridge. Dartmouth is currently on a 7-game winless streak against the Crimson, having gone 0-5-2 against them since defeating them 7-0 in Hanover during the 00-01 season.

Women: #3 Dartmouth 3, #1 Harvard 2

What it means:

Dartmouth keeps its Frozen Four bid alive

Dartmouth clinches at least a share of the Ivy Title (I think)

What happened:

A Harvard bitch committed the worst act I’ve seen in hockey since Marty McSorley went upside the head of another player with his stick. She kicked a fallen Dartmouth player not once but twice, the 2nd time connecting with the head. She got a Game DQ, and will have to sit out tomorrow’s game at Vermont automatically, and hopefully will get suspended longer than that.

The game winning goal by Gillian Apps came with 1:10 left on the clock.

The official attendance was 1555, but for once seemed to be underestimated and not overestimated. The student sections were pretty full.