Princeton men’s hockey saw a few milestones the past year, including Andrew Calof’s 100th point and Baker Rink’s 90th anniversary. Here’s a look at the five best ones from the 2012-13 season:
5. Home sweep of Cornell and Colgate
It was early on in the season, but still a big key for the program. On Nov. 9, the Tigers took down then-ranked No. 4 Cornell and followed it with a 4-0 shutout of Colgate. It wasn’t indicative of the way the season went for Princeton, but a good measure of what the team was capable of accomplishing.
4. Andrew Calof notches a hat trick
It was a strange one, but Calof’s hat trick pushed the Tigers to a 3-2 victory over Harvard. In overtime, Calof tossed the puck in front of the net, where it bounced off a Crimson for the game-wining tally and Calof’s third of the night.
3. Calof reaches point No. 100
As the team’s leading scorer, it’s no surprise he has a couple of important moments during the season. He reached the century mark in Princeton’s last regular-season game, when he scored the game-winning, overtime goal that clinched home ice for the Tigers in the first round of the ECAC playoffs. Calof is the first Tiger since 1991 to reach the mark as a junior.
2.. Baker Rink’s 90th Birthday
There’s no way to celebrate a birthday without strange events. The Tigers came away with a 2-1 win over Dartmouth, but not without pucks flying into the press box and helmets sticking together. And the crowd of 2,711 was the largest in the Baker Rink’s history.
1. Princeton clinches home ice
With home ice on the line and Princeton’s last regular-season game in overtime, coach Bob Prier pulled goalkeeper Michael Condon for an extra skater. Calof then converted a Michael Sdao feed for the game-winning goal against Harvard and home-ice advantage for the first round of the ECAC Playoffs. The last time the Tigers hosted in the opening round was in 2010-11.