Men's Hockey Class of 2014 AnnouncedThe Yale mens hockey team has added four new forwards and one defenseman to help in its defense of the ECAC Hockey regular season championship. The Bulldogs, who graduated two forwards, two blueliners and a goalie, seek a third straight league regular season title.
Allain Finishes Evaluation CampKeith Allain 80, Yales Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach of Hockey, just finished a week of work with the 2010 USA National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., as he prepares to serve as head coach for the upcoming world championships.
Donald Signs With AHL BruinsThe captain who led the Yale mens hockey team to an ECAC and Ivy League Championship - and the greatest win in the history of the program - has signed a contract with the Providence Bruins. Ryan Donald 10 (St. Albert, Alberta), a defenseman for Bulldog teams that won more than 20 games the last two winters, agreed to a one-year deal with the American Hockey League team 86 miles Northeast of New Haven.
Yale co-Hosting 2012 NCAA East RegionalThe NCAA announced today that Fairfield and Yale will host the 2012 NCAA Mens Hockey East Regional at Bridgeports Arena at Harbor Yard, the third such event awarded to the two Connecticut Division I Universities. The Stags and Bulldogs co-hosted the first time with the 2009 East Regional at Harbor Yard and will host again at The Arena in 2011.
11 Bulldogs Named to ECAC Academic TeamEleven members of the 2009-10 Yale mens hockey team were named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, the final honors from a season that included a second straight conference regular-season championship and an NCAA Tournament victory.
Tom Dignard Named Second Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-AmericanDefenseman Tom Dignard 10 (Reading, Mass.) of the Yale mens ice hockey team was named second team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America in the at-large category on Tuesday. Dignard, an economics and mathematics major, was a second team collegehockey247.com All-American and helped Yale to an ECAC Hockey championship and an Ivy League championship for the second straight season this past year.
Allain Named U.S. Junior National Head CoachKeith Allain 80, Yales Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach of Hockey and one of the most experienced and successful coaches in the United States, has been named the head coach of the 2011 U.S. National Junior Team. The appointment marks Allain's third stint as head coach of a U.S. National Junior Team, having taken on the role in 2001 and 2002.
Dignard, Falcone Earn ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District HonorsTwo Yale student-athletes who led their teams to Ivy League titles this year -- senior defenseman Tom Dignard (Reading, Mass.) of the ice hockey team and junior goalie Johnathan Falcone (Flemington, N.J.) of the lacrosse team -- were named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 mens at-large selections on Thursday. Dignard was a first-team selection and is now eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, which will be announced next month. Falcone was a second-team selection.
Martin Named 2010-11 CaptainJimmy Martin, a three-year letterman defenseman, has been named captain of the 2010-11 Yale mens hockey team. The team election took place on Monday at Ray Tompkins House.
Backman, Little Named All-AmericaSean Backman (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Broc Little (Rindge, N.H.), the leading goal scorers on this seasons Yale mens hockey team, have been named to the 2010 Reebok All-America second team. It is the first time that either Bulldog has been selected to an All-American squad. The announcement was made today at Ford Field in Detroit during the NCAA Frozen Four.
Ten Bulldogs Earn Winter Academic All-Ivy HonorsTen Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in winter sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Dignard, Little Named All-New EnglandThere are rewards for having a team win back-to-back conference titles and go to the NCAAs both years. The Yale mens hockey team, which just finished its season at 21-10-3 after a loss to Boston College in the Northeast Regional Final, got two players on the All-New England Team, senior Tom Dignard and junior Broc Little.
Hamilton Named to ECAC All-Decade TeamYales all-time points leader, Jeff Hamilton, has been named to ECAC Hockeys All-Decade first-team. Hamilton, who was in the class of 2000 but finished his career in 2001, netted 80 goals and added 93 helpers for 173 points in 127 gamess.
Backman Becomes a StarSean Backman has been a star for most of his hockey career, but now he is really a Star. The senior forward from Cos Cob, Conn., signed a one-year deal with the National Hockey Leagues Dallas Stars this week.
BC Outscores Yale 9-7The Bulldogs showed why they are one of the most exciting teams in college hockey this season, but seven goals were not enough to send Yale, in the highest scoring NCAA Tournament game in 50 years, to its first-ever Frozen Four. No. 2 ranked Boston College fought off a pair of Bulldog surges to hold on for 9-7 win before 6,054 at the DCU Center in the NCAA Northeast Regional final.
Yale Preparing For Ultimate GoalThe Yale mens hockey team (20-9-3, 15-5-2 ECAC Hockey) got what it deserved after winning the conference regular season championship and being ranked among the nations top 10 for most of the year. The No. 9 ranked Bulldogs (20-9-3), despite falling short in the ECAC Hockey Tournament, earned the opportunity to compete for a national championship with an invitation to the NCAA Northeast Regional. Yale, the No. 3 seed, will take on fourth-ranked North Dakota (No. 2 seed, 25-12-5) at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. The other game, at 1:30 on Saturday, pits Boston College (No. 1, 25-10-3) against Alaska-Fairbanks (No. 4, 18-11-9). The winners play Sunday at 5:30 p.m for a trip to Detroits Ford Field and the 2010 Frozen Four.
Yale Stuns UND To Reach Sunday FinaleDuring last Sundays NCAA mens college hockey selection show, the announcers noted that the Northeast Regional should come down to a finale that includes Boston College and North Dakota. They were right on one of those national powers, but they forgot about the third highly ranked squad in the field, No. 9 Yale. Ryan Rondeau, making his first start since Nov. 21, stopped 34 of 36 shots and Denny Kearney hit the net twice as the Bulldogs shocked the No. 5 Fighting Sioux before 6,572 at the DCU Center in arguably the Yale programs greatest win.
Bulldogs Check Out DCU CenterThe day before an NCAA Tournament game means getting familiar with the venue, having a light workout, checking out the ice and boards and meeting the media. The Yale mens hockey team, taking part in an NCAA Regional for the second straight year, had a busy schedule today on and off the ice in preparation for Saturdays 5 p.m. ET game with North Dakota.
Bulldogs Heading to Worcester for NCAAsThe long wait is over, and the Yale mens hockey team got what it deserved after winning the conference regular season championship and being ranked among the nations top 10 for most of the year. The No. 9 ranked Bulldogs (20-9-3), who fell short in the ECAC Hockey Tournament, earned a chance to attain their primary goal when the selection committee placed them at Worcester this weekend for the NCAA Northeast Regional. Yale, the No. 3 seed, will take on No. 2 North Dakota (25-12-5) at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the DCU Center.
Bulldogs Look For NCAA BidThe Yale mens hockey teams quest for a national championship and a continuation of its 2009-10 season -- comes down to an invitation from the NCAA Selection Committee. The 16-team field will be announced Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on ESPN2 during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show.
Q&A With Former Bulldog Ray Giroux 98Ray Giroux, former Yale captain and All-American defenseman, has skated in the American Hockey League, National Hockey League and in Russia since leading the Bulldogs to their first ECAC Regular Season Championship in 1997-98. He recently corresponded with Yale Sports Publicity Director Steve Conn while traveling with his Russian professional team.
Bulldogs Fall 1-0 in Series FinaleThe last thing anyone at Ingalls Rink figured to see in the finale of the best-of-three ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal Series was a defensive battle since the two teams had combined for 38 goals over this years four meetings. Mike Clemente stopped all 44 shots he faced from the nations top scoring team to take Brown past No. 6 Yale 1-0 on the way to the conference semi-finals.
Elis Take Game 2 With 6 GoalsThe Bulldogs had something to prove tonight in game two of the ECAC Quarterfinal series with Brown. The Yale mens hockey team not only needed a win to stay in the conference playoffs and potentially keep the season alive, the Elis needed to show they could bounce back from consecutive losses for the first time in 2009-10. Tonights mission was accomplished with a 6-3 victory before 2,939 at Ingalls Rink to set up a winner-take-all game three Sunday night at the Whale.
Yale Hosts Brown This Weekend at WhaleThe Yale mens hockey team (19-7-3, 15-5-2), the No. 1 seed which had a bye last weekend during the first round of the ECAC Hockey Playoffs, is back in action this weekend. The Brown Bears (10-18-4) come to Ingalls Rink to determine one of the four slots for the conference championship next weekend in Albany. The Bulldogs-Bears, best-of-three quarterfinal series is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary). All face-off times are 7 p.m. with live video from B2TV.com and audio from WYBC Radio (AM-1340, wybc.com).
Yale Comeback Falls Short in Game 1The favored home team does not always have the advantage in the post season, especially when trying to get its timing down after a two-week layoff. Mike Clemente stopped 37 of 39 shots and held off a late rally as Brown knocked off No. 6 Yale 3-2 in the first of a best-of-three ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series at Ingalls Rink.
Bulldogs Exchange Pucks For StonesThere was a report of Bulldogs walking around ice carrying brushes and pushing stones in the Fairfield County area, and it had nothing to do with a work-release program at the municipal pound.
Allain Named Finalist for Taylor AwardKeith Allain 80, Yales Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach of Hockey, won his 70th game in four seasons as leader of the Bulldogs on Feb. 26 at Princeton. ECAC Hockey announced Monday that he is one of four finalists for the 2009-10 Men's Tim Taylor Coach of the Year Award, which is voted on by the coaches.
4 Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy HonorsSean Backman was named 2009-10 Ivy League Player of the Year and was among four Yale mens hockey skaters selected for the All-Ivy League team. Backman, Broc Little and Tom Dignard all earned a spot on the leagues first team, while Mark Arcobello was a second-team selection.
Little Named Player of the MonthBroc Little has been named Hockey Commissioners Association Division I Player of the Month for February after accumulating 10 goals and 16 points in eight games for a Yale team that won seven of those.
3 Bulldogs Make All-ECAC SquadSean Backman, Broc Little and Tom Dignard, three key members of a Yale men's hockey team that just won a second straight conference regular season championship, were all selected to the 2009-10 All-ECAC Hockey Team announced today.
Yale Prepares for March 12-14 SeriesThe Yale men's hockey team, ranked No. 6 in the latest uscho.com national poll, captured the outright ECAC Hockey regular season championship last weekend and will know this week which opponent comes to Ingalls Rink for the March 12-14 best-of-three, quarterfinal series.
Blue Drops Season Finale But Gets Outright TitleThe Yale men's hockey team erased deficits the last three games to earn victories, but the No. 4/5 ranked Bulldogs couldn't make it four against Quinnipiac before a sold out TD Bank Sports Center on the last night of the regular season. The Bobcats, trailing 2-1, tallied three straight to take a 4-3 victory and earn a split of the season series.
Bulldogs Going to Tigers, CatsThe Yale men's hockey team (18-6-3, 14-4-2) is on the road this weekend to finish off the 2009-10 regular season. The No. 4/5 ranked Bulldogs, who have won six straight games and are in first place by two points heading into the weekend, get a tough final test with games at Princeton (11-13-3, 7-11-2) and Quinnipiac (15-15-2, 9-11-0). Friday's game at Baker Rink starts at 7 p.m., while the puck drops at 7:30 Saturday at TD Bank Sports Center. Both games can be heard live on WYBC (AM 1340, wybc.com). Saturday night's contest is a live TV broadcast on NESN.
Yale Secures 2nd Straight ECAC TitleIt took six unanswered goals over the last half of the game for the No. 4/5 Yale men's hockey team to erase a 4-1 deficit on the way to a 7-4 win that clinches at least a share of the ECAC Hockey Regular Season Championship. Princeton took a three-goal lead four minutes into the second, and it looked like the Bulldogs (19-6-3, 15-4-2) might be denied the chance to clinch a conference title at Baker Rink for the second straight year.
Elis Erase 3-Goal Deficit, Get OT WinThree goals in 51 seconds were the difference, but Broc Little's one-timer with 1:53 left in overtime capped an amazing comeback for the No. 5 Yale men's hockey team in a 5-4 win over Clarkson before a sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink.
SLU, Clarkson Coming to WhaleThe Yale men's hockey team (16-6-3, 12-4-2) is back at the Whale this weekend to host the last home regular season games of 2009-10. The No. 5 Bulldogs, coming off a pair of ECAC sweeps and a jump into first place, have the North Country teams coming to New Haven for Friday night and Saturday afternoon games. The Elis look to avenge a loss at Canton last month when St. Lawrence (14-11-6, 8-6-4) is at Ingalls for a 7:00 faceoff, while Yale and Clarkson (7-20-3, 3-13-2) square off at 4 on Saturday.
Bulldogs Beat SLU 7-5 Before Packed HouseKevin Peel had two goals and Brian O'Neill and Broc Little each had a goal and two assists as the No. 5 Yale men's hockey team remained in a tie for first place in ECAC Hockey by defeating St. Lawrence 7-5 before another sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink.
Miller Earns ECAC AwardECAC Hockey named Yale forward Andrew Miller its rookie of the week today after the freshman tallied a goal and three points last weekend in two victories.
Yale Takes 2-1 OT Game at CornellSean Backman's wrist shot from the lower right circle beat Ben Scrivens at 3:17 of overtime as the Yale men's hockey team beat Cornell 2-1 in an ECAC Hockey battle of top 10 ranked teams before a sellout crowd at Lynah Rink. The No. 6/7 Bulldogs (16-6-3, 12-4-2 ECAC) erased a 1-0 deficit with two straight goals to take over first place in the conference while clinching the 2009-10 Ivy League title.