Bruins prospect Ryan Donato scores twice as Harvard captures 2nd ECAC title in 3 years

Scott McLaughlin
March 18, 2017 - 11:18 pm

Harvard will enter the NCAA tournament as the hottest team in the country. The last time the Crimson lost, Barack Obama was still president.

On Saturday night, the Crimson crushed Cornell, 4-1, to capture their second ECAC tournament title in the last three years and improve to 15-0-1 over their last 16 games. Harvard will be a one-seed in the NCAA tournament and head to either Manchester or Providence next weekend. The selection show is Sunday at noon.

Bruins prospect Ryan Donato, the team’s leading goal-scorer this season, led the way Saturday night. He opened the scoring on a power-play goal with 5:19 left in the first, then scored on the man advantage again midway through the third to make it 4-0.

Between those two goals, Luke Esposito and Michael Floodstrand also scored. Cornell’s lone goal came with 1:17 left in the game, long after the game had been decided.