The No. 2 Elis (19–5, 13–4 ECAC) fell to St. Lawrence Friday night, 3–2. It was Yale’s fourth consecutive defeat away from the friendly confines of Ingalls Rink, where the men’s hockey team has a perfect record this season.
“We haven’t been ready to play on the road in the past month, and I think this is just getting a little bit ridiculous for us,” Brian O’Neill ’12 said. “I think everyone knows that they have to prepare better and play better, and hopefully it doesn’t happen again.”
The Saints built a 2–0 lead before Andrew Miller ’13 put Yale on the scoreboard late in the second period. But Miller’s goal was not enough to spark a Bulldog rally, and St. Lawrence widened its lead to 3–1 soon afterward.
Antoine Laganiere ’13 restored hope to the blue and white faithful midway through the third, but Yale could not convert again. Saints goalie Robby Moss stopped 31 of 33 shots, including 10 in the final stanza, and St. Lawrence held on for the win.
Head coach Keith Allain ’80 kept his comments to the team brief after the game, O’Neill said.
“Obviously he wasn’t happy, nor should he be,” O’Neill said. “We know we didn’t play a good game and we didn’t deserve to win.”
Union, which sat one point behind Yale in the ECAC standings heading into Friday night competition, snatched the No. 1 conference ranking from the Bulldogs after beating Cornell by a definitive 4–0 margin. The Dutchmen now have a one point edge in the ECAC standings.