The 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.
They 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.
After 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.
The 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.
There 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.
Kenny 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.
There 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Broc 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Five 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.
Three 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Chad 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Three 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.
Three 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.
Yale 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.