CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore forward Jack Drury and junior defenseman Reilly Walsh each had a goal and an assist to help lead Harvard men's ice hockey (13-10-6, 11-6-5 ECAC Hockey) to a 4-1 win over Union (7-23-4, 5-15-2 ECAC Hockey) on Senior Night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Harvard scored three power play goals, with Walsh, Drury, and sophomore Casey Dornbach scoring goals on the man advantage for the Crimson. Harvard put in a fine defensive effort, finishing the night a perfect 8-for-8 on the penalty kill, with senior goaltender Cameron Gornet making 23 saves to earn the win in net.
First-year Austin Wong added a goal for Harvard, which wrapped up the No. 5 seed in ECAC Hockey, earning a home first round series against No. 12 seed St. Lawrence next weekend (March 6-8) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
Union scored the game's first goal, as Dylan Anhorn scored from right in front of the net at 9:37 to take a 1-0 lead. A 5-minute major penalty to Union's Joseph Campolieto helped Harvard get on track.
Walsh's one-timer off a feed from sophomore Jack Rathbone (two assists) tied the game at 11:47.
Wong put the Crimson ahead for good early on in the second period, as Drury won a faceoff forward to open ice. Wong skated in and flipped a shot over the shoulder of Union goaltender Darion Hanson (26 saves) to make it 2-1 at 5:11.
With Harvard on another power play later in the period, first-year forward Nick Abruzzese (two assists) forced a turnover, creating a 2-on-1 down low. Abruzzese fed to Dornbach, who found an open net at 14:03 to make it 3-1.
Drury poked a rebound off a Rathbone shot past Hanson at 5:33 of the third period, giving Harvard another power play goal and a three-goal lead.
- Harvard swept Union in a regular season series for the first time since the 2009-10 regular season.
- Harvard finished the night 3-for-5 on the man advantage and is now 32-for-100 (32%) on the season on the power play (No. 1, NCAA).
- First year forward Nick Abruzzese (13-16-39) has the third-most points of any Harvard freshman in a single season, trailing Adam Fox's first-year (40 points) in 2016-17 by a point.