Saturday, March 9, 2013
Princeton's 2012-13 Season Ends
The Princeton University men's ice hockey team's 2012-13 campaign came to a close on Saturday night when the Tigers fell, 4-2, to Ivy League rival Cornell in Game Two of a best-of-three ECAC first-round series at Hobey Baker Rink.
Coupled with Cornell's 4-0 win on Friday in Game One, the victory sends the Big Red (14-14-3 overall) on to next weekend's quarterfinals against either Quinnipiac or Rensselaer. The loss ended the collegiate careers of Princeton's senior class of Mike Condon, James Kerr, Ken Kleebaum, Will MacDonald, Eric Meland and Michael Sdao.
Andre Calof set up MacDonald's first-period power-play goal that put Princeton up, 1-0, and then brough the Tigers within a goal with 45 seconds remaining in regulation. Joel Lowry then hit an empty net with 13 seconds left to seal Cornell's sixth win in its last eight games (6-1-1).
Brian Ferlin tallied Cornell's first goal, to tie the game up early in the second stanza, while Nick D'Agostino scored twice in the third period to put the Big Red up by two goals. Leading scorer Greg Miller had three assists for Cornell.
A goal with just under 11 minutes left by defenseman Alec Rush that would have gotten Princeton (10-16-5 overall) to within 3-2 was waived off due to a high stick. Condon made 29 saves in his final Princeton appearance, while Andy Iles posted 20 stops for Cornell.