Hockey ties Princeton despite fan interference

Dartmouth pulled out a 2-2 tie with Princeton tonight in front of a near sellout crowd of 4493 (sellout is 4500).

Dartmouth trailed 2-1 for most of the third, but managed to tie the game on a Hugh Jessiman PPG with 2:04 left. Then idiocy reigned supreme, as someone from one of the student sections threw a cup of coke on the ice, costing Dartmouth a delay of game penalty, their second of the night. It was one thing to throw tennis balls after the first goal of the game in the first period (of which there were ~50, along with 2 paper airplanes and 1 fish), that was expected and the penalty could be dealt with.

But if I was the hockey team tonight, I’d be fucking pissed (pardon my french). They just tied it up late in the third period, had all the momentum, and then some idiot fan costs them a penalty. Fortunately they killed it off, but the damage was done. Dartmouth had several chances in OT, but the Princeton netminder played out of his mind, making several incredible saves. Dartmouth outshot Princeton 6-0 in OT, but couldn’t get the game winner.

With the tie, Dartmouth is tied for the 4th and final first round bye with RPI at 23 points. There are three games left in the regular season. Tomorrow night is Senior Night at Thompson, as the final home game of the year starts at 7 PM against Yale.