Elis Drop Puck on New Season SaturdayThe 2011-12 edition of Yale men’s hockey is unveiled Saturday night at David S. Ingalls Rink when the Bulldogs host the University of Waterloo at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for this exhibition contest and can be purchased by calling 203.432.1400.
Bulldogs Picked 1st By Coaches, MediaThey have won two of the last three conference regular season titles and tournament championships, and the Yale men’s ice hockey team has been picked to finish first this season by the ECAC Hockey coaches and media. The 2011-12 ECAC Hockey pre-season polls and all-conference teams were announced today.
Elis Ranked in National Pre-Season PollsAfter two straight seasons of coming within a game of making the NCAA Frozen Four, the Yale men’s hockey team has been picked to be among the top 10 teams in Division I based on the two major pre-season polls. The Bulldogs are No. 8 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and sit No. 9 in the uscho.com rankings.
Men's Hockey Tickets On SaleThe water sprayed on the slab at Ingalls Rink has frozen and the first skaters have just hit the ice, which means that hockey season is just around the corner. In fact, tickets for Yale men’s hockey games go on sale Wednesday.
Swinging For SkatersThere were no slap or wrist shots taken despite nearly 100 hockey players swinging for five hours, but a full field of participants in the Murray Murdoch Yale Hockey Golf Outing enjoyed a spectacular day on the world famous Course at Yale to support the two Bulldog programs.
Agostino Leading Camp ScorersKenny Agostino ’14, Yale Hockey’s rookie of the year in 2010-11, led all scorers at the 2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp with 10 points. There are currently 29 players competing for the final 22 spots for a Team USA squad that will compete in the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Calgary and Edmonton, Alta.
2011-12 Schedule AnnouncedThere will be at least 16 opportunities to see the 2011-12 Yale Men’s Hockey Team skate against Division I opponents at Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs, who made it to the NCAA Regional final the last two winters and won a school-record 28 games last year, announced their new, 31-contest schedule today.
9 Frosh Join Yale SquadThe defending ECAC Hockey Tournament Champion Yale men’s team introduced its nine newcomers today. Four defensemen, four forwards and a goalie join a squad coming off three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and a school-record, 28-win season.
Gendron Named Associate Head CoachThe Yale men’s hockey team has hired a new associate head coach with a plethora of college, professional and international experience. Dennis "Red" Gendron, an assistant at the University of Massachusetts (Hockey East) the last six seasons, joins the Bulldogs’ staff for 2011-12.
Agostino Selected for National CampKenny Agostino, the Yale hockey player who earned rookie MVP honors last winter, has been selected to the 40-man roster for the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp this August in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Little Named 2011 Mallory Award RecipientBroc Little, the most prolific scorer in Yale hockey’s most successful class ever, has been named the winner of the 2011 William Neely Mallory Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior male at Yale.
Awards Handed Out at Team BanquetThe most appropriate place to hand out the 2010-11 Yale Hockey Association Awards is center ice of the place where most of the accomplishments took place. This year’s seven YHA award winners were named under the scoreboard at Ingalls Rink during last night’s team banquet.
Little Signs with Swedish League TeamThe waiting is over for Broc Little. While five of his Yale hockey teammates were skating for professional teams in early April hoping to earn contracts this fall, Little was waiting for something better. The senior from Rindge, N.H., may have gotten just that when he signed a one-year deal with Vasteras from the Swedish Allsvenskan League.
O'Neill Named Captain for 2011-12The top scoring player on the most successful team in Yale hockey history has been named captain for the 2011-12 season. Brian O’Neill, a junior forward from Yardley, Pa., was voted by his teammates the leader for next year’s squad.
Ivy League Releases 2011 Winter Academic All-Ivy RecipientsThe Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in winter sports. The 80 men and women, including 10 from Yale, were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
5 Bulldogs Begin Pro CareersFive members of the 2010-11 Yale men’s hockey team have already begun their professional playing careers. Seniors Denny Kearney and Chris Cahill are currently on American Hockey League rosters, while classmate Jimmy Martin is in the East Coast Hockey League.
Rondeau Earns 2 New England HonorsThree members of the Yale men’s hockey team received Division I All-New England honors today. Senior goalie Ryan Rondeau (Carvel, AB), junior forward Brian O’Neill (Yardley, Pa.) and sophomore forward Andrew Miller (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) all were first-time selections to this all-star squad.
Yale Falls in Regional FinalThe best season in the history of the Yale hockey program came to an end in a 5-3 loss to Minnesota Duluth in the championship game of the 2011 NCAA East Regional before 7,816 at Webster Bank’s Arena at Harbor Yard.
Yale-Air Force Friday Night at NCAAsThe Yale men’s hockey team (27-6-1), coming off last weekend’s ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship win, has secured the No. 1 overall seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs take on No. 16 Air Force (20-11-6) in the NCAA East Regional at Webster Bank’s Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn., this Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Bulldogs, winners of four straight games, are making their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. The winner of the Yale-Air Force contest takes on the survivor of the No. 8 Union (26-9-4) vs. No. 9 Minnesota-Duluth (22-10-6) semifinal slated for 3 p.m. on Friday. The winner of the East heads to St. Paul, Minn., for the April 7-9 Frozen Four.
Ziegler OT Goal Gives Yale VictoryChad Ziegler, having a career year with eight goals and 15 points, is better known for his defense and big hits. Yale hockey faithful will remember him forever for an offensive effort that put his team in the NCAA East Regional Final on Saturday. The junior forward hit the net 3:16 into overtime to give the No. 3 Bulldogs a 2-1 win over No. 20 Air Force before 7,671 at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.
Rondeau Gets National HonorRyan Rondeau, Yale’s senior goalie who was named Most Outstanding Player at the 2011 ECAC Hockey Championships last weekend, has been named insidecollegehockey.com national player of the week.
Bulldogs No. 1 Overall NCAA SeedThe Yale men’s hockey team (27-6-1), coming off last night’s ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship win over Cornell, has secured the No. 1 overall seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs take on No. 16 Air Force (20-11-6) in the East Regional at Webster Bank’s Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn., this Friday at 6:30 p.m. The tournament bracket was announced at 11:30 a.m. today on ESPN2.
Yale Captures ECAC ChampionshipThe nation’s top scoring team picked an opportune night to unleash its fury. The Yale men, behind two goals from Kevin Limbert and Ryan Rondeau’s 22 saves, captured the 2011 ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship by beating Cornell 6-0 at Boardwalk Hall.
Yale-Colgate Friday at Atlantic CityThe Yale men’s hockey team (25-6-1, 17-4-1 ECAC), coming off a 2-1 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal Series win over St. Lawrence last weekend, heads to Southern New Jersey to compete in Atlantic City’s inaugural conference championship weekend at Boardwalk Hall (9,800). The Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in the PairWise System and No. 3 in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine and uscho.com polls, take on league giant slayers Colgate (11-26-3), coming off successive road series victories at Rensselaer and top-seeded Union. The opening drop of the puck is set for Friday at 4:36 p.m. and can be seen live on CBS College Sports. The winner of this contest takes on the Cornell-Dartmouth (7:36 pm) survivor.
Bulldogs Advance to ECAC Title GameThe team that may have prevented the Bulldogs from capturing their third straight conference regular season title stood in the way of Yale advancing to Saturday night’s ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship Game. The No. 3 ranked Elis (26-6-1) used three points from Andrew Miller and a shutout from Ryan Rondeau to beat Colgate 4-0 in the first semifinal at Boardwalk Hall.
O'Neill, Miller, Cahill Named All-ECACThree Yale men’s skaters have been selected to the 2010-11 All-ECAC Hockey Team announced tonight at the conference championship banquet at Boardwalk Hall. Brian O’Neill (Yardley, Pa.) and Andrew Miller (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) were both first-team picks, while Chris Cahill (North Andover, Mass.) was a third-team selection.
O'Neill Finalist for ECAC Player of YearThree players were named finalists for ECAC Hockey’s Player of the Year today as four teams head for Atlantic City and the inaugural championship weekend at Boardwalk Hall. Yale junior Brian O'Neill was picked along with Rensselaer forward Chace Polacek and Dartmouth goalie James Mello.
Little Named Player of WeekYale senior forward Broc Little (Rindge, N.H.) has been named ECAC Hockey MLX Skates Player of the Week after leading the Bulldogs to a conference quarterfinal series win over St. Lawrence last weekend at Ingalls Rink.
Yale Advances to ECAC Semis With 4-0 WinThe Bulldogs have earned their second trip to the ECAC Hockey Championship Weekend in three years after taking the deciding contest of a best-of-three series at Ingalls Rink. The No. 3 Yale men’s team used goals from four different players and 21 saves from Ryan Rondeau to beat St. Lawrence 4-0 and advance to Friday’s semifinals at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.
Bulldogs Win to Force Game 3A sense of urgency brought the best out of the dog tonight in game two of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal Series at Ingalls Rink. Five different players hit the net as the No. 3 Yale men’s hockey team beat St. Lawrence 5-2 and forced a deciding game three Sunday night.
Bulldogs Host SLU in ECAC SeriesThe Yale men’s hockey team (23-5-1, 17-4-1 ECAC), which earned a bye in the first round of the ECAC Hockey Playoffs as the No. 2 seed, hosts No. 11 St. Lawrence (12-20-5, 6-15-1) this weekend in a best-of-three quarterfinal series. Game one is Friday, March 11 followed by Saturday night’s second contest. The third game, if necessary, is Sunday. All opening faceoffs are 7:00 at Ingalls Rink.
Carey OT Goal Gives SLU 4-3 WinThe Bulldogs have to win the next game to keep their ECAC Tournament Title hopes alive. Greg Carey’s second goal of the game 16:28 into overtime gave St. Lawrence a 4-3 victory over No. 3 Yale in game one of the conference quarterfinal series. The two teams square off again Saturday at 7 p.m.
Six Bulldogs Named All-IvySix members of the Ivy League Championship Yale men’s hockey team have been selected to the 2010-11 All-Ivy League Team, which was released today. Broc Little, Andrew Miller, Chris Cahill, Jimmy Martin, Ryan Rondeau and Brian O’Neill were honored for their play in league competition.
Yale Earns Playoff Bye, Hosts March 11-13 SeriesThe Yale men’s hockey team (23-5-1, 17-4-1 ECAC) has earned a bye in the first round of the ECAC Hockey Playoffs and will host a March 11-13 quarterfinal series as the No. 2 seed. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in the PairWise System and No. 3 in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine and uscho.com polls, are likely to see St. Lawrence, Harvard or Brown at the Whale next week. The only other possibilities are Quinnipiac and Clarkson depending on the results of this weekend’s first-round series.
Elis Stay Unbeaten at Home with 4-1 WinThe first undefeated regular season at Ingalls Rink came to an end with a bang in a big game. The No. 3 Yale men’s hockey team broke open a scoreless game with three second-period goals en route to a 4-1 win over Cornell before a packed house enjoying a classic ECAC rivalry.
Colgate, Cornell In For Big ECAC SetThere is one weekend left in the regular season and the Yale men’s hockey team (22-5, 16-4 ECAC) trails first-place Union by one point in the ECAC Hockey standings. The Bulldogs, coming off three straight road victories, are home for Senior Weekend to host Colgate (7-23-2, 4-14-2) and Cornell (13-11-3, 11-7-2) before a pair of full houses at the Whale.
Bulldogs Tie Colgate 1-1It’s been 43 years since the last Yale hockey team went a season without playing an overtime contest. It’s been seven years since a Bulldog squad had a season without a tie. The Elis went 27 games this season before getting their first of both, and they came in the second-to-last game of the regular season in a crucial contest. No. 3 Yale outshot Colgate 40-32 but had to settle for a 1-1 tie before a sold-out Ingalls Rink in ECAC Hockey play.
Cahill Ices Princeton, Completes 4-Point WeekendThere have been a number of memorable come-from-behind wins over the last three 20-plus win Yale seasons, but few have been this late in the year or this significant. The No. 3 Bulldogs erased a 3-0 deficit and Chris Cahill hit the net with 1:53 left in the third period on the way to a 5-4 win over Princeton before a Hobey Baker Rink sellout crowd.