Cory Ward, Drake Rymsha and Michael Doherty scored the goals as the Manchester Manchester beat the Maine Mariners 3-2 in an ECHL game on Friday night at the SNHU Arena in Manchester.

The Monarchs led 3-2 when former UNH Wildcat Michael McNicholas scored at 6:11 of the third period. But the hosts held the fort, backed by 41 saves from goalie Charles Williams.

The Monarchs visit Reading for a game tonight.

Big Green lose, 4-1

Lewis Zerter-Gossage scored a pair of goals, including an empty netter with less than a minute to play, helping the Harvard hockey team past Dartmouth 4-1 in a key ECAC hockey game on Friday in Boston.

Connor Yau scored Dartmouth’s lone goal, which gave the Big Green a 1-0 lead in the first period.

Dartmouth dropped to 8-11-2 overall, 7-6-1 (sixth) in the ECAC. Harvard improved to 11-6-3, 8-5-2 (second) in the ECAC.

Dartmouth has tonight off.

Pens, Panthers deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday sent Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan and three 2019 draft picks to the Florida Panthers for forwards Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann.

The Panthers acquired second- and fourth-round picks from the Penguins, along with the fourth-round pick that originally belonged to the Minnesota Wild.

-- Field Level Media