Men’s Hockey Hosts Harvard, Dartmouth to Close Regular Season

Men’s Hockey Hosts Harvard, Dartmouth to Close Regular Season

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men's hockey team will close out the regular season this weekend with the Bears play host to Harvard on Friday and Dartmouth on Saturday. Links to live video and live stats will be available at www.brownbears.com.

Matchup: Harvard (13-10-4, 11-6-3 ECAC) at Brown (6-17-4, 5-14-1 ECAC)
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Meehan Auditorium (Providence, R.I.)
Stream: Ivy League Network 

Matchup: Dartmouth (12-13-2, 10-9-1 ECAC) at Brown
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Meehan Auditorium (Providence, R.I.)
Stream: Ivy League Network 

Mark Workman – Moment of Silence
Mark Workman, former Brown men's hockey assistant coach, passed away last week after a courageous battle with cancer. Workman, a well-respected member of the hockey community, was an assistant coach at Brown for six seasons from 2003 to 2009 and most recently served as a scout for the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights. Prior to Vegas, Workman served as an assistant coach and associate head coach for Robert Morris for seven seasons. Brown will honor Workman with moment of silence prior to Friday's game. 

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Last Time Out
Brown fell at No. 4 Cornell and Colgate last weekend in a pair of close games to wrap up the last regular season road trip. Tyler Bird scored early in the second period to even the score at Cornell, but the Big Red regained the lead late in the middle period, and then held off a flurry of shots in the final minute to hang on to the win. Tommy Marchin scored the lone goal for the Bears against Colgate, while rookie Luke Kania made 21 and 26 saves, respectively. 

Scouting Harvard
Harvard has won three straight and most recently swept Clarkson and St Lawrence at home with a combined score of 10-2. Defenseman Adam Fox was named the ECAC Player of the Week after recording eight points over a three-game span. Ryan Donato is ranked sixth in the ECAC in scoring (21-10-31) and is coming off an impressive trip to Pyeongchang for the Olympic Games, where he posted six points and five goals over five games for Team USA. Lewis Zerter-Gossage and Fox are both tied for the team high with 17 assists. Harvard is averaging 3.07 goals per game, fourth in the conference, and is allowing 2.41 goals per game on the other end. Harvard heads into Friday at 19.0 percent on the power play. 

Brown vs. Harvard All-Time
Brown and Harvard have met 173 times, with the Crimson leading the all-time series, 114-46-13. Brown won the very first meeting between the two schools in the oldest active collegiate hockey rivalry, winning 6-0, in 1898 on a flooded baseball field in Dorchester, Mass. Harvard captured the first meeting of the season in Cambridge, 3-0. 

Scouting Dartmouth
Dartmouth has won three of its last four games and is coming off a weekend sweep over St. Lawrence and Clarkson. Devin Buffalo was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week for backstopping Dartmouth to the sweep (1.50 GAA / .944 save %). Shane Sellar leads the Big Green with nine goals and Will Graber has a team high 19 points. Buffalo enters the weekend with a .908 save percentage and a 2.78 goals-against average. As a team, Dartmouth is ranked eighth in scoring at 2.37 goals per game and eighth in defense at 3.04. Dartmouth owns the fourth-best penalty kill unit in the conference (82.6). 

Brown vs. Dartmouth All-Time
When Brown plays Dartmouth on Saturday, it will mark the 157th meeting in the rivalry between the two teams, dating back to 1927-28. Dartmouth leads the all-time series by an 83-66-8 margin. Dartmouth edged Brown in the first meeting of the season, 4-3, while Trey Dodd, Nolan Aibel and Sam Lafferty all scored for the Bears. 

Playoff Picture
Brown enters the weekend at 10th place in the ECAC standings. The top four teams earn a bye and the next four secure home ice for the first round in a best-of-three series. Brown has 11 points and will be on the road for the first round but can finish anywhere from 10th to 11th in the standings. 

Marchin Along
Tommy Marchin scored his team-high 10th goal of the season at Colgate (2/17). He has three goals over the last five games and five points over the last 17 games. Marchin scored 14 goals as a freshman during the 2015-16 season. 

Tickets for all Brown men's hockey games can be purchased online, calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or walking up to the Box Office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.