2013-14 Yale Men's Ice Hockey News

  • Q&A With Brian O’Neill ’12
    May 16, 2014
    Q&A With Brian O’Neill ’12 It’s been three seasons since the kid from Yardley, Pa., was flying around Ingalls Rink creating havoc for opponents at both ends of the rink. Ask anyone who knows Yale, ECAC or even college hockey and they will tell you about former Yale men’s hockey star Brian O’Neill ’12. The former Bulldog captain, currently a member of the AHL Manchester Monarchs (LA Kings), sat down with Yale Sports Publicity Director Steve Conn to discuss his professional career and reflect on his days in New Haven.
  • Bulldogs Introduce 5 Newcomers
    May 14, 2014
    Bulldogs Introduce 5 Newcomers Kenny Agostino, Jesse Root and Gus Young don their caps and gowns this weekend while five new members of the Yale men’s hockey team prepare to enter the class of 2018.
  • YHA Awards Handed Out
    April 24, 2014
    YHA Awards Handed Out The Yale men’s hockey team wrapped up its 2013-14 season while honoring its three seniors at tonight’s team banquet held inside Widdy’s Restaurant at the Course at Yale.
  • Fallen Named New Captain
    April 24, 2014
    Fallen Named New Captain Tommy Fallen, who ranks fifth on the school’s career goals list for defensemen, has been named captain of the 2014-15 Yale men’s hockey team. It was announced tonight at the team banquet.
  • Yale Banner Hangs at Frozen Four
    April 12, 2014
    Yale Banner Hangs at Frozen Four There’s a new banner hanging from the rafters at the NCAA’s Frozen Four and it reads: YALE, National Champions, 2013.
  • Yale's NCAA Regional a Big Success
    March 29, 2014
    Yale's NCAA Regional a Big Success Over 13,000 fans came to Webster Bank Arena while a national TV audience also watched on ESPNU and ESPN2 as Yale hosted the two-day 2014 men's hockey NCAA East Regional this weekend.
  • Root Earns “Best Defensive Forward” in ECAC
    March 20, 2014
    Root Earns “Best Defensive Forward” in ECAC The premier defensive forward in ECAC Hockey was also his team’s top scorer. Jesse Root, the first Yale player to earn this conference honor, was named “Best Defensive Forward” today.
  • Root Signs With AHL Bridgeport
    March 18, 2014
    Root Signs With AHL Bridgeport Yale’s 2013-14 team captain is taking his leadership skills to the next level. Jesse Root has signed a deal for a tryout with the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
  • Agostino Signs With Calgary
    March 17, 2014
    Agostino Signs With Calgary The Calgary Flames announced today that Kenny Agostino, Yale’s high-scoring forward, has signed a two-year, entry-level contract.
  • Bobcats Take Series
    March 15, 2014
    Bobcats Take Series Their hopes for an ECAC Hockey Championship were dashed by No. 6 ranked Quinnipiac, but the Bulldogs put up a great fight in game two of the quarterfinal playoff series, a 5-3 decision, at High Point Solutions Arena.
  • Bulldogs Drop Game 1
    March 14, 2014
    Bulldogs Drop Game 1 The nice thing about a best-of-three series is you have an opportunity to erase a bad night by coming back the next day. The No. 16 Yale men’s hockey team has that chance Saturday night after dropping a 6-2 decision to No. 6 ranked Quinnipiac in the first game of the ECAC Quarterfinal Playoffs at High Point Solutions Arena.
  • Senior Trio Looks to Add to Success
    March 13, 2014
    Senior Trio Looks to Add to Success How do you compare success when ranking the best classes in the history of Yale hockey? Do you look at total victories, or are total championships more important? Maybe the most significant variable in determining the most successful class of Bulldogs is a season concluding with a victory, but not in a consolation contest.
  • Battle of The County in ECAC Playoffs
    March 11, 2014
    Battle of The County in ECAC Playoffs The Yale men’s hockey team, in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals for the sixth straight season, faces a familiar foe in the best-of-three playoff series that opens Friday night. The No. 16 Bulldogs (17-9-5) take on No. 6/7 Quinnipiac (22-8-6) at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena in a contest airing live on America ONE Sports and on WYBC AM-1340 (wybcx.com).
  • Bulldogs Enjoy White House
    March 10, 2014
    Bulldogs Enjoy White House It took almost exactly 11 months to happen, but it was worth every day of the wait for the Yale men’s hockey team, the 2013 NCAA Champions. The Bulldogs, who took the Frozen Four title at Pittsburgh last April, were honored today at the White House as part of its national champions day.
  • Lyon Named Goalie of Week
    March 10, 2014
    Lyon Named Goalie of Week Alex Lyon, who stopped 42 of 43 shots during a first-round playoff series sweep of Harvard on March 7 and 8, was named ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week today.
  • Bulldogs-Bobcats in ECAC Quarters
    March 09, 2014
    Bulldogs-Bobcats in ECAC Quarters The Yale men’s hockey team, the No. 6 seed in the ECAC Hockey Tournament, will face No. 3 seed Quinnipiac in a best-of-three quarterfinal series. The Bulldogs, coming off a sweep of Harvard in last week’s first-round series, play the Bobcats in game one on Friday at 7 pm.
  • Root, Agostino Make All-ECAC Team
    March 09, 2014
    Root, Agostino Make All-ECAC Team Two of Yale’s three seniors were honored today as All-ECAC Hockey selections. Jesse Root (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made the second team while Kenny Agostino (Flanders, NJ) was a third-team pick.
  • Bulldogs Advance to Quarterfinals
    March 08, 2014
    Bulldogs Advance to Quarterfinals Thirty-eight seconds in the third period was the time it took to decide the first-round ECAC playoff series at Ingalls Rink. The No. 15 Yale men’s hockey team, trailing by a goal, scored twice in that span to beat Harvard 2-1 and take the best-of-three series in straight games.
  • Bulldogs Take Opening Game of Series
    March 07, 2014
    Bulldogs Take Opening Game of Series Shutouts are hard to come by in post-season play, even tougher for freshman making their playoff debut. Alex Lyon stopped all 24 shots and his No. 15 Yale hockey team got scoring from four different players in a 4-0 win over Harvard on opening night of the first round of the ECAC Playoffs.
  • Bulldogs Going to White House
    March 07, 2014
    Bulldogs Going to White House The Yale men’s hockey team will be with President Obama on Monday afternoon as the White House hosts the 2012-2013 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Champions on the South Lawn.
  • 5 Bulldogs Make All-Ivy
    March 06, 2014
    5 Bulldogs Make All-Ivy Five Yale players earned All-Ivy League honors today as the ECAC Hockey Playoffs begin with first-round, best-of-three series at campus arenas. Captain Jesse Root was a first-team pick, while Kenny Agostino, Gus Young and Rob O’Gara earned second-team honors. Alex Lyon, who earned Ivy League co-Rookie of the Year, was honorable mention all-league.
  • ECAC 1st Round Playoffs at Whale This Weekend
    March 03, 2014
    ECAC 1st Round Playoffs at Whale This Weekend The Yale men’s hockey team hosts Harvard this weekend at Ingalls Rink in a best-of-three ECAC first-round playoff series. The March 7-9 games, which determines who advances to the quarterfinal round, are each 7 p.m. starts that can be seen on America One and heard live on WYBC-AM 1340. The Bulldogs (15-9-5, 10-8-4 ECAC), coming off a 5-0 win at home over Rensselaer on Saturday, finished tied for fifth in the conference standings. The 11th place Crimson (10-15-4, 6-12-4) comes to the Whale after splitting a road trip.
  • Blue Ends Regular Season With 5-0 Win
    March 01, 2014
    Blue Ends Regular Season With 5-0 Win Yale seniors Jesse Root, Gus Young and Kenny Agostino got to celebrate their last home regular season game the best way, with a dominating win. Five different players hit the net and Alex Lyon earned the shutout as the No. 14 Bulldogs beat Rensselaer 5-0 before a sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink.
  • Harvard-Yale in ECAC Playoffs
    March 01, 2014
    Harvard-Yale in ECAC Playoffs The Yale men’s hockey team hosts Harvard this coming weekend at Ingalls Rink in a best-of-three ECAC first-round playoff series. The March 7-9 games are each 7 p.m. starts that can be seen on America One and heard live on WYBC-AM 1340.
  • No. 3 Union Takes 2-0 Decision
    February 28, 2014
    No. 3 Union Takes 2-0 Decision The Bulldogs threw everything they had at Union goalie Colin Stevens, including 49 shots on goal, the most allowed this season by the No. 3 ranked Dutchmen. No. 14 Yale gave up early tallies in the first and third period and fell 2-0 to the 2013-14 Cleary Cup Champions before a sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink on the second-to-last night of the regular season.
  • Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Kenny Agostino
    February 26, 2014
    Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Kenny Agostino The Yale men’s hockey team breathed a sigh of relief when Kenny Agostino decided to return for his final season as a Bulldog. In 2010, Agostino was drafted in the fifth round (140th overall) of the NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, and has since been traded from Pittsburgh to the Calgary Flames. Currently, he is looking to close out the regular season strong for the Yale Bulldogs as they take on Union and RPI this weekend. Kenny Agostino is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
  • Last Regular Season Weekend is Union, RPI
    February 24, 2014
    Last Regular Season Weekend is Union, RPI It’s the last weekend of the 2013-14 regular season, and the Yale men’s hockey team (14-8-5, 9-7-4 ECAC) is trying to earn a bye next week for the first round of the ECAC Tournament while grabbing credentials for the NCAA Tournament selection committee. The Bulldogs host 2013-14 Cleary Cup Champion Union (22-6-4, 16-3-1) on Friday and Rensselaer (13-13-6, 7-8-5) on Saturday at Ingalls Rink in 7 p.m. face-offs that can be viewed on the Ivy League Digital Network and heard on WYBC-AM 1340.
  • 3-Point Weekend Ends With OT Tie at Hanover
    February 22, 2014
    3-Point Weekend Ends With OT Tie at Hanover The No. 14 Yale men’s hockey team erased a 2-0 deficit in the second period to get its third point of the weekend with a 3-3 overtime tie against Dartmouth. The result keeps the Elis, who beat Harvard on Friday, in fifth place, two points out of fourth in the race for the final conference playoff bye with one weekend left.
  • Root Leads Yale To Win at Harvard
    February 21, 2014
    Root Leads Yale To Win at Harvard Jesse Root wanted to talk about defense after his No. 14 Bulldogs registered a 5-2 win over Harvard in ECAC Hockey action at Bright-Landry Center. The Yale captain, who was equally important at the other end of the rink, tallied two goals and assisted on another in an important road and rivalry game that moved the Elis into fifth place by a point.
  • Jesse Root, Yale's Top Dog
    February 18, 2014
    Jesse Root, Yale's Top Dog He was a junior who scored the game-winning goals at both NCAA Regional games that sent his team to a national championship in his hometown. Shortly after all that, he was elected captain of the following team. How does Jesse Root live up to the expectations in 2013-14?
  • Bulldogs Finishing Season Road Slate
    February 17, 2014
    Bulldogs Finishing Season Road Slate The Bulldogs, hoping to earn a first-round playoff bye, are on the road for the second-to-last weekend of regular season play with games at Harvard and Dartmouth. Friday night at the Bright Center, No. 14 Yale (13-8-4, 8-7-3) takes on the Crimson before the Elis head to Thompson Arena for a Saturday contest against the Big Green. Both games are 7:00 face-offs that can be viewed on the Ivy League Digital Network.
  • Yale Gets 3 Shorthanders in Win
    February 15, 2014
    Yale Gets 3 Shorthanders in Win It’s possible that a Yale hockey team has never had three shorthanded goals in a game… until tonight. Princeton had five power-play chances and the No. 13 Bulldogs scored on three of them in a 7-5 ECAC Hockey win before another sellout at Ingalls Rink.
  • Bobcats Take 4-0 Game
    February 14, 2014
    Bobcats Take 4-0 Game The final score, 4-0, was a familiar one for both sides. This, however, was Quinnipiac’s turn. Four different players found the net and Michael Garteig stopped all 33 shots as the No. 4 Bobcats took the ECAC Hockey game with No. 13 Yale before a sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink.
  • Yale Hosts Neighbor, Old Rival
    February 10, 2014
    Yale Hosts Neighbor, Old Rival The second-to-last weekend of regular season play at Ingalls Rink features Quinnipiac and Princeton squaring off against Yale (12-7-4, 7-6-3) as teams jostle for position in the ECAC standings. The No. 13 Bulldogs host the No. 4 Bobcats (20-5-5, 10-3-3) on Friday in a contest pitting the two 2013 NCAA finalists that airs on CPTV. The Elis and Tigers (4-19, 3-13) play Saturday. Both face-offs on Yale’s Alumni Weekend are 7 p.m. and can be seen on the Ivy Digital Network and heard on AM-1340.
  • Yale Hockey Feature: Kenny Agostino
    February 09, 2014
    Yale Hockey Feature: Kenny Agostino No active college player had been part of an NHL transaction featuring a hall of fame caliber player until Kenny Agostino had his rights traded from Pittsburgh to Calgary on March 27, 2013, in a deal that included Flames captain Jarome Iginla being sent to the Penguins.
  • Union Takes 5-3 Decision
    February 08, 2014
    Union Takes 5-3 Decision wo points from a difficult weekend set in the Capital District is productive, but the No 13 Yale men’s hockey team was looking for more. That would have taken an outstanding 60 minutes against first place and No. 4 ranked Union. The Bulldogs had a 2-1 lead but surrendered four straight on the way to a 5-3 loss before a sellout crowd at Achilles Center.
  • Doherty OT Goal Nets Yale 3-2 Win
    February 07, 2014
    Doherty OT Goal Nets Yale 3-2 Win Mike Doherty missed the last five games with an injury but put an exclamation point on his return to the lineup tonight. The freshman winger found the net 59 seconds into overtime to give the No. 13 Yale men’s hockey team a 3-2 win over Rensselaer at Houston Field House.
  • Agostino, Root on Walter Brown List
    February 04, 2014
    Agostino, Root on Walter Brown List The best American-born college hockey players competing in New England were selected yesterday by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston as semifinalists for the 62nd annual Walter Brown Award. Yale senior forwards Jesse Root and Kenny Agostino were two of the six ECAC skaters on the list.
  • Looking To Capitalize On A Weekend
    February 03, 2014
    Looking To Capitalize On A Weekend The Bulldogs are back on the road in the ECAC with a weekend set in the Capital District. No. 13 Yale (11-6-4, 6-5-3) is at Houston Field House to face Rensselaer (11-11-4, 5-6-3) on Friday before heading to Achilles Rink for a contest with No. 4 Union (17-6-3, 11-3-0) on Saturday. Friday’s game can be seen on RPI TV (website), while the Bulldogs-Dutchmen contest airs live on Time Warner Cable in New York and on the Union website.
  • PK Ignites Yale Win Over Colgate
    February 01, 2014
    PK Ignites Yale Win Over Colgate An inspirational penalty kill was the ignition the Bulldogs needed to grab two important ECAC Hockey points. No. 13 Yale killed off six of seven power plays by No. 18 Colgate on the way to a 4-1 win before the second Ingalls Rink sellout this weekend.
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