There’s still a little more than a month of hockey to play, and Harvard finds itself in a good place after sweeping an ECAC series for the first time this season.
The Crimson moved within a point of the league lead after ending Clarkson’s nation-leading, eight-game winning streak with a 4-3 overtime triumph on Friday and then routing St. Lawrence, 7-3. Head coach Ted Donato’s club, which has won three straight games, now looks to keep things rolling into February, March, and beyond.
“I think we've been playing the right way for a while now, but it's good to finally feel like we're getting the bounces to get us a weekend sweep,” senior co-captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage said. “Just our depth and the maturity that a lot of the young guys are playing with now is exciting. If we can manage our play, I think there’s a really high ceiling for this team and we can beat any team in the country.”
Nine Crimson players scored goals and 17 recorded points during the two-win weekend, including sophomore Jack Badini who scored twice and then assisted on defenseman Reilly Walsh’s (Andover, N.H.) game-winning goal against Clarkson. Six skaters logged multiple points and five six defensemen found the scoresheet in the St. Lawrence game alone.