Yale on 3-Game Unbeaten String
CANTON, N.Y. - Five different players found the net as the Yale men's hockey team improved its unbeaten string to three games with a 5-3 win at St. Lawrence tonight.
Junior Evan Smith and seniors Joe Snively and Anthony Walsh helped the Bulldogs (4-2-2, 3-2-1 ECAC) jump out to a 3-0 lead in the first period with goals that seemed like they might put away the Saints. Smith (2 points) and Snively both had snipes over Saints' goalie Daniel Mannella's shoulder that brought rave reviews from everyone who saw how the pucks entered the net.
First-year forward Justin Pearson's first collegiate goal gave the Blue a 4-goal lead midway through the game, but the Saints were not done. The home team notched the next three tallies and then came close to getting the equalizer in the third period before getting into penalty problems.
Yale senior defenseman Charlie Curti, who also had an assist, delivered the finishing blow by converting on a 5-on-3 power play to make it 5-3 with 2:37 left. That tally was the insurance goal that helped junior Corbin Kaczperski earn the win in net with 23 saves.
The Bulldogs, who have scored 11 goals over the last two games, play Clarkson Saturday night at 7 in a contest airing live on ESPN+.
By Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD/Sports Publicity