The Yale men’s hockey program has restocked its shelves after graduating six seniors who helped the Bulldogs win the 2012-13 national championship. Eight new locker plates have been made for the Class of 2017, which includes five forwards, two goalies and a defenseman.
The two Ancient rivals skated against each other 237 times in games contested at eight different cities. The first meeting of 2014, which brings the Yale and Harvard men’s hockey teams back to the city of the first game in 1900, should have the most fans to ever see the historic rivalry. That’s because it’s being billed as “The Rivalry On Ice” and the non-league contest, which airs live on NBC Sports Network, will be played at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 11.
The captain of the first Yale hockey team to win a national championship, Andrew Miller, has been named the winner of the 2013 William Neely Mallory Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior male at Yale.
The national championship celebration continued today with a salute to the Class of 2013. Almost 300 people celebrated the Frozen Four title and the six senior leaders at the 2012-13 Yale Men’s Hockey Team Banquet at the Yale Commons presented by the Yale Hockey Association.
Jesse Root led his team with three goals in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, now he is the elected leader of the 2013-14 Yale men’s hockey team. Root was named captain after a team vote on Wednesday afternoon at the Ray Tompkins House.
“His passion for the game as a student and a teacher was intoxicating. You couldn’t be a hockey player and not take something positive from his study and enthusiasm for the game,” said former Yale, Olympic and NHL star Bob Brooke ’83 reflecting on his college coach, Tim Taylor, who passed away last weekend at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.
The last of the hockey season awards was announced today, and it was only appropriate that the leader of the national championship team should receive the national honor. Yale senior Andrew Miller, who led the Bulldogs to their first Frozen Four title, has been named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division I Player of the Month for March/April.
Andrew Miller and Jeff Malcolm, who spearheaded Yale’s national championship run, picked up additional honors today as they were named ECAC Hockey player and goalie of the month. The two seniors, fresh off the Frozen Four Title at Pittsburgh, put together some impressive statistics during March and early April to grab the final conference awards of the 2012-13 season.
Andrew Miller, the captain who led the Yale hockey team to its first national title just a week ago in Pittsburgh, has signed a one-year entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers, according to their general manager Craig MacTavish.
Antoine Laganiere, the senior Yale hockey forward who helped the Bulldogs win a 2013 national championship last weekend, has agreed to terms as a free-agent with the Anaheim Ducks. It’s a two-year, entry-level contract.
The ice at Ingalls Rink is normally long-since melted and the building is typically empty. But today, more than 1,000 fans were at the Whale to celebrate the Yale men’s hockey team’s 2013 national championship.
When Yale head coach Keith Allain '80 addressed the media at the 2009 NCAA East Regional, he spoke of his team's goal of winning a national championship. At that point, the Bulldogs had only been to the NCAA Tournament twice since 1952, so it's safe to say that not many in attendance that day took Allain's comment seriously.
Yale Athletics is hosting a special viewing party for all fans interested in watching the Yale men’s hockey team play Quinnipiac in the NCAA Frozen Four Championship game on Saturday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game begins at 7 p.m.
Yale Athletics has been able to arrange for an additional block of student tickets to Saturday’s NCAA men’s hockey championship game. Single student tickets can be purchased today at a special rate of $50 on a first-come, first-served basis at the Yale Athletics Ticket Office at Ray Tompkins House. You must present your Yale ID to purchase your ticket. The President’s Office and the Yale College Dean’s Office will provide round-trip bus transportation free of charge to students who purchase tickets. Buses will depart New Haven early on Saturday and return after the game; details will be provided to ticket holders.
The American Hockey Coaches Association announced the 2012-13 CCM Hockey All-Americans today at the Frozen Four and Yale senior forward Andrew Miller was a second-team East selection. Miller and his teammates play for a national title against Quinnipiac tomorrow night at the Consol Energy Center.
The Yale men's hockey team, coming off wins over a pair of national powers at the West Regional, takes on an Eastern powerhouse in its first national semifinal contest in 61 years. The Bulldogs (20-12-3) and UMass Lowell (28-10-2) meet at 4:30 p.m. on April 11 in the first game of the 2013 Frozen Four at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The contest airs live on ESPN2 and on AM-1340 (WYBC).
The Bulldogs will play a hockey game Saturday night here in Steel Town to determine the 2012-13 men’s national championship. Yale earned that opportunity after captain Andrew Miller scored at 6:59 of overtime for a 3-2 win over No. 2 UMass Lowell in the first semifinal of the 2013 Frozen Four at the Consol Energy Center.
The Bulldogs were busy on Wednesday preparing to face the nation's hottest team, UMass Lowell, in tomorrow's Frozen Four Semifinal. However, Yale did have to take care of some media obligations before and after its 60-minute skate on the new ice at Consol Energy Center.
Keith Allain '80, Yale's Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach of Hockey, has been named one of the seven finalists for the Spencer Penrose Award, given by the American Hockey Coaches Association to the top coach in Division I men's hockey.
The Yale Athletics Department has a discounted ticket price for Yale students interested in attending the Frozen Four, where the Yale hockey team takes on UMass Lowell in next Thursdayâs first semifinal.
If yesterday’s win over top-ranked Minnesota was a giant step toward a national championship, today’s come-from-behind, 4-1 NCAA West Regional Final win over North Dakota that sent the Bulldogs to their first Frozen Four is the current cornerstone for the men’s hockey program.
The Yale men’s hockey team makes its sixth NCAA Hockey Tournament appearance as the No. 4 seed at the West Regional in Grand Rapids, Mich. The No. 15 Bulldogs (18-12-3) face top seed University of Minnesota (26-8-5), No. 1/2 in the polls, at 2 p.m. EDT on Friday at Van Andel Arena. The contest airs live on ESPNU. This is the second straight game - the third overall this season - that Yale has faced a No. 1 ranked team.
The Yale men’s hockey team took one more giant step towards its goal of winning a national championship today when Jesse Root scored nine seconds into overtime in the opening semifinal of the NCAA West Regional. The No. 15 Bulldogs defeated top-ranked Minnesota, 3-2, to move within a game of the 2013 Frozen Four.
Having to go West for the national tournament might be a good thing for the Yale men’s hockey team. The Bulldogs, who face No. 1/2 ranked Minnesota on Friday afternoon at 2 in the West Regional semifinal, are enjoying the new surroundings of this Midwestern city and the Van Andel Arena.
The Yale men’s hockey team will compete in its fourth NCAA Hockey Tournament in the last five years this week at the West Regional. The Bulldogs found out tonight they had made the 2013 tournament by watching the selection show broadcast on ESPNU. The Elis (18-12-3) are the No. 4 seed in the West Regional and face top seed University of Minnesota (26-8-5) at 2 p.m. EDT on Friday at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. The regional semifinal airs live on ESPNU.
The Bulldogs ran into a pair of Hobey Baker candidate goalies this weekend and did not catch any breaks in a pair of losses. Today, the current candidate for the top prize in college hockey, Eric Hartzell, stopped all 30 shots and three different teammates scored as No. 1/2 Quinnipiac defeated No. 10/11 Yale 3-0 in the third-place contest of the 2013 ECAC Championship at Boardwalk Hall.