2014-15 Yale Men's Ice Hockey News

April 28, 2015
Bulldogs Try For World Championship
Alex Lyon ’17 and Mark Arcobello ’10 hope to win a world championship together this spring. The current goalie and former Bulldog forward are on the U.S. Men’s National Team that begins play in the 79th International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Friday.

April 24, 2015
2014-15 Awards Handed Out at Banquet
The Yale men's hockey team wrapped up its 2014-15 business while honoring its seven seniors at tonight's team banquet held inside Widdy's Restaurant at the Course at Yale.

April 22, 2015
Witek Named Hockey Captain
Mitch Witek, a three-year letterman and regular on the blueline, has been named captain of the 2015-16 Yale men’s hockey team.

April 19, 2015
O'Neill Named AHL MVP
The American Hockey League announced that right wing Brian O'Neill ’11 of the Manchester Monarchs has been voted the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2014-15 season.

April 14, 2015
Lyon, Arcobello Named to U.S. National Team
USA Hockey announced today that Yale sophomore goalie Alex Lyon and Arizona Coyote forward Mark Arcobello ’10 have been named to the roster of the U.S. Men’s National Team that participates in the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship May 1-17 in Ostrava and Prague, Czech Republic.

April 8, 2015
O’Gara, Lyon Named All-Americans
The impact of seeing Yale among the schools with NCAA Hockey Championship banners hanging at the Frozen Four has not worn off. Yale’s banner made its debut in Philadelphia last year following the 2013 title and is suspended from the rafters at TD Garden this weekend.

April 3, 2015
O'Gara, Lyon Get NE Honors
The 2014-15 Yale hockey team continues to earn more recognition as two players earned regional honors today. Junior defenseman Rob O’Gara and sophomore goalie Alex Lyon were named first-team All-New England by the coaches.

March 29, 2015
Lyon Finalist for Richter Award
Let’s Play Hockey and the Herb Brooks Foundation has announced five finalists for the 2015 Mike Richter Award, which honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey. Yale’s Alex Lyon, coming off a 39-save performance against No. 2 Boston University in the NCAA Tournament, was listed in the elite group.

March 27, 2015
Bulldogs Shine in NCAAs Despite Loss to BU
“I’ve been proud of this group all year long. This is what my group is. This is what they do,” said Keith Allain ’80, Yale’s Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach after his Bulldogs nearly beat No. 3 Boston University. The Terriers took the 3-2 overtime decision at the NCAA Northeast Regional.

March 27, 2015
NCAA Hockey Viewing Party at Payne Whitney Gym Friday
Come Watch Yale Play Boston University in the NCAA Hockey Tournament Friday at Payne Whitney Gym!!

March 26, 2015
Bulldogs Preparing for Regional Semifinal
The Verizon Wireless Arena has seen production from Bulldogs this hockey season with recent graduates and AHL Manchester Monarchs players Sean Backman '10 and Brian O'Neill '12 combining for almost 100 points. The current Yale hockey team is looking for success in that venue.

March 24, 2015
The Yale Athletics Department has a great offer for Yale students who want to support the men’s hockey team at the 2015 NCAA Northeast Regional. The Bulldogs play Boston University this Friday at 2 p.m. at Manchester, N.H.

March 23, 2015
Yale Takes On BU in Northeast Regional
The Bulldogs play the first game of the 2015 NCAA Tournament on Friday at 2 p.m. Yale, which has made the NCAA Tournament five times in the last seven years, has a shot at its second national title in three years. This time the Bulldogs have to come out of the Northeast Regional and a first-round matchup with the NCAA’s third overall seed, Boston University (25-7-5). The Bulldogs and Terriers square off Friday afternoon at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., in a game airing live on ESPNU.

March 22, 2015
Bulldogs Playing BU in NCAAs
The Bulldogs are playing in the first game of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The Yale men’s hockey team, which has made the NCAA Tournament five times in the last seven years, has a shot at its second national title in three years.

March 19, 2015
Miller Makes NHL Debut
The third Bulldog this season skated in the National Hockey League last night. Andrew Miller ’13, who captained Yale’s 2013 national championship team, made his debut with the Edmonton Oilers during a shootout with Columbus.

March 18, 2015
O’Gara Wins ECAC Defenseman Award
Yale blueliner Rob O’Gara, who was a first-team All-ECAC pick, has won ECAC Hockey’s Best Defensive Defenseman Award.

March 18, 2015
Lyon Wins Dryden Award
Division I’s statistical leader in net has been named the winner of ECAC Hockey’s Ken Dryden Award as its top goalie. Alex Lyon, Yale’s sophomore sensation, earned the award voted by the conference coaches and announced tonight at the ECAC semifinals.

March 18, 2015
Lyon Finalist for Richter Award
Let’s Play Hockey and the Herb Brooks Foundation announced the five finalists for the 2015 Mike Richter Award, which honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey. Yale sophomore Alex Lyon was one of them.

March 17, 2015
Yale Leads ECAC With 2 First-Team Picks
Yale was the only school to place two men’s players on the All-ECAC Hockey first-team. Defenseman Rob O’Gara and goalie Alex Lyon, who helped the Bulldogs lead the nation in scoring defense (1.59), earned All-ECAC honors for the first time.

March 15, 2015
Harvard Takes 2 OT Thriller in Game 3
It took 96 minutes and 46 seconds to figure out who would come out alive in the decisive game of the ECAC Quarterfinal Series at Ingalls Rink. Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey hit the net with 3:14 left in the second overtime to give his squad a 3-2 win over Yale and a trip to the conference championship weekend.

March 14, 2015
Bulldogs Take Game 2, Force Sunday Finale
Most 24-save nights are nothing to write home about. When it’s good enough for a crucial, playoff shutout against your arch rival, it’s not your typical 24-save outing. Alex Lyon stopped everything on target as Yale captured game two of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series with a 2-0 win over Harvard before a packed Ingalls Rink.

March 13, 2015
Comeback Falls Short in Game 1
A first-round conference tournament bye doesn’t always measure up as an advantage. Tonight was a prime example of that as No. 3 seed Yale erased a two-goal deficit before falling 3-2 to No. 6 Harvard in game one of an ECAC Quarterfinal Series at Ingalls Rink.

March 9, 2015
Blue Hosting Crimson in Quarterfinals
The Yale men’s hockey team, unbeaten over its last six games of the regular season and the No. 3 seed in the ECAC Tournament, typically skates at Lake Placid’s Olympic Training Center on its annual regular-season trip to the North Country. The ice was not available when Yale last went through the Adirondack Mountains, but the Bulldogs have another chance to skate on the famous 1980 Rink. That requires advancing from the quarterfinals to the ECAC Championship Weekend. Yale hosts Harvard in a best-of-three series that begins on Friday night at Ingalls Rink. TICKETS are available for the series and all games can be seen live through ecachockey.com at 7:00.

March 5, 2015
6 Bulldogs Earn Ivy Honors
The Yale men’s hockey team captured the Ivy League Championship with a win in the regular-season finale and the Bulldogs were rewarded with six post-season league honors, including Ryan Hitchcock as rookie of the year and coach of the year, Keith Allain.

March 1, 2015
Bulldogs Hosting Harvard in ECAC Quarters
The Yale men’s hockey team, ranked 12th in the national power rankings and seeded third in the conference post-season tournament, has concluded its regular season and will host a playoff series on March 13-15.

February 28, 2015
Yale Beats Cornell, Wins Ivy, Takes 3rd in ECAC
The Bulldogs sent their seniors out in style. Four different players scored goals and Alex Lyon registered a shutout in net as Yale captured an Ivy League Championship and finished third in the ECAC after a 4-0 win over Cornell on Senior Night before a sold-out Ingalls Rink.

February 27, 2015
Blue Earns Playoff Bye With OT Tie
The Bulldogs accomplished the weekend’s primary goal tonight, securing a first-round bye in the ECAC Tournament, but they were not satisfied with the result. John Baiocco and Rob O’Gara hit the net and Alex Lyon stopped 31 shots as Yale earned a 2-2 OT tie with Colgate before a packed Ingalls Rink.

February 23, 2015
Raiders, Red Coming To Whale For Final Weekend
The Yale men’s hockey team is 5-1-2 over its last eight games and heading into the final weekend of the regular season with two important ECAC contests at Ingalls Rink. Don’t expect a lot of goals to be scored as the nation’s top ranked scoring defense hosts the third and seventh-ranked puck-stopping teams. The Bulldogs host Colgate on Friday and Cornell on Saturday looking to secure a first-round conference playoff bye. Both teams from New York are right behind the Blue in the standings. The Yale-Colgate game can be seen on ESPN3 while both 7 p.m. puck drops air live on the Ivy Digital Network.

February 21, 2015
Blue Nets 3-Point Weekend With Win
A three-point road weekend culminated by a 6-2 win at Princeton tonight has moved the Yale hockey team closer to a potential ECAC Playoff bye. The Bulldogs, alone in third place by three points with one weekend left, got a pair of goals each from Frankie DiChiara and Cody Learned and 17 saves from Alex Lyon.

February 20, 2015
Bobcats, Tigers Weekend For Bulldogs
The Yale men’s hockey team, 4-1-1 over its last six games and heading into the final two weekends of the regular season, concludes the 2013-14 road schedule with two important ECAC contests. Friday night at Hamden’s High Point Solutions Arena it’s a battle of first and third-place teams as the Bulldogs take on Quinnipiac in a game airing live on SNY and TSN. Then the Elis play Ancient Eight rival Princeton on Saturday at Hobey Baker Rink. Both face-offs are set for 7 p.m.

February 20, 2015
Bulldogs Get Point at QU
The Yale hockey team remained undefeated against nationally ranked opponents, but its two ties have come against the team nine miles down the road. For the second time in less than a month, the No. 13 Bulldogs skated to a 2-2 overtime tie against No. 11 Quinnipiac in ECAC action.

February 14, 2015
Yale Beats RPI 4-1 With Balanced Attack
The Yale men’s hockey team moved into sole possession of third place with two weekends left in the regular season after four Bulldogs found the net and Alex Lyon stopped 25 of 26 shots in a 4-1 win over Rensselaer. The Elis, who earned four points this weekend, are now 4-1-1 over their last six outings.

February 13, 2015
Bulldogs Blank Union
The team with the nation’s top ranked defense served up the only shutout of the season for the defending national champions. Alex Lyon stopped 23 shots and Mike Doherty found the net late in the first period as Yale knocked off Union, 2-0, before a sold-out Messa Rink in the battle of the last two Frozen Four champs.

February 9, 2015
Yale at Union, RPI This Weekend
The Yale men’s hockey team, coming off a weekend split at home, continues the ECAC stretch run with a trip to the Capital District. The Elis face Union Friday at Schenectady before heading over to Troy for a Saturday contest with Rensselaer. Both puck drops are 7:00.

February 8, 2015
Chasing the Dragon
Alex Westlund ’99 is one of the most decorated goaltenders in Yale history. In 1998, he backstopped the Bulldogs to their first-ever ECAC crown, ending the school’s 46-year NCAA tournament drought, earned All-America honors and became the first – and only – Yale player to be named the ECAC’s top goaltender.

February 7, 2015
Dartmouth Takes 6-4 Decision at Whale
On a night when the Eli power play was clicking and the offense produced four goals, one of the nation’s stingiest defenses could not turn it into a victory. Yale’s unbeaten streak came to an end at three games against one of the hottest teams in ECAC Hockey. The Bulldogs fell 6-4 to Dartmouth, which extended its string without a loss to six contests.

February 6, 2015
Lyon Stops All 24 Shots in 3-0 Win
One of the nation’s top scoring teams came to the Whale and suffered its first shutout of the season. Alex Lyon stopped all 24 Crimson shots and three different Bulldogs scored goals as Yale beat Harvard 3-0 before a packed Ingalls Rink in ECAC action.

February 5, 2015
Operation Pond Hockey
They walked off a school bus and down a driveway between piles of snow carrying sticks and skates. When they got around to the back yard, where the initial hint of lights became a quintessential New England outdoor winter sports reality, their eyes opened wider as they saw the natural sheet of ice tucked among the hills and trees.

February 5, 2015
Lyon Finalist For Walter Brown Award
Alex Lyon was named one of 20 finalists for the 63rd Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.

February 3, 2015
Old Rivals In For ECAC Set
An important ECAC and Ancient Eight set – featuring three of the least penalized teams in Division I - is on tap this weekend at the Whale as the Bulldogs look to continue their ascension in the conference standings and national rankings. Harvard and Dartmouth come to town for Alumni Weekend and a pair of 7 p.m. face-offs that air live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

February 2, 2015
Lyon Named ECAC Goalie of Week
Yale goalie Alex Lyon earned his second conference goalie of the week honor after helping his hockey team earn three points last weekend.

January 31, 2015
Lyon Roars in 2-2 OT Tie With Cats
Before tonight, just six of the 22 games played between the cross county rivals have been decided by a goal or less. Not even the close ones could match the intensity and quality of this matchup of teams tied at No. 16 in the Pairwise Rankings.

January 30, 2015
Balanced Attack Gives Yale 4-0 Win
The power play jump started the Yale men’s hockey team’s offense in a win over an Ancient Eight and ECAC rival before a sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink. Four different Bulldogs scored – including a pair on the advantage – and Alex Lyon stopped all 31 shots in a 4-0 win over Princeton.

January 26, 2015
Bulldogs Back Home This Weekend
The Bulldogs begin a string of four straight games at home by hosting an old Ancient Eight rival and a recent state rival this weekend at the Whale. Princeton comes to New Haven on Friday while Quinnipiac comes up Whitney Avenue on Saturday. Both games are 7 p.m. starts that air on the Ivy League Digital Network.

January 25, 2015
O'Neill, Miller AHL All-Stars
A pair of former Yale captains earned 2015 AHL All-Star status, but only one was a able to take part in the two-day festivities at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

January 24, 2015
Yale Senior Feature: Nicholas Weberg
He wore out his first stick as an eight-year-old beginner in Sweden, but it wasn’t from firing an endless number of pucks. Nicholas Weberg, currently a Yale senior forward, rotted his blade because he used his stick to stay upright on his skates. He wasn’t a natural skater, but he’s come a long way since his “late start” in the sport.

January 24, 2015
Clarkson Takes 1-0 Game
Sam Vigneault scored late in the second period as Clarkson edged Yale 1-0 in ECAC action at Cheel Arena.

January 23, 2015
Bad Bounce Beats Blue at SLU
A blocked shot from the point bounced with enough spin to find a hole with 2:17 left in OT and give St. Lawrence a 3-2 win over No. 13 Yale at Appleton Arena.

January 20, 2015
Bulldog Senior Feature: Trent Ruffolo
Making it around the rink once without holding on to the boards was his challenge when he first put on a pair of skates as a five-year-old in South Florida. Trent Ruffolo, Yale’s first hockey player from the Sunshine State, aspired for success in that endeavor enough to spurn a skating career driven by the desire for team accomplishments.

January 20, 2015
SLU, Clarkson Host Bulldogs
The Yale men’s hockey team, coming off a weekend sweep of Brown, takes a three-game win streak to the North Country to square off with a pair of teams coming off big ECAC victories. The Bulldogs, ranked 10th in the Pairwise and 13/14 in the two voting polls, tangle with St. Lawrence on Friday at Appleton Arena before heading over to the Cheel Center for a Saturday night contest with Clarkson. Both games are set for 7 p.m. and can be seen on the home school’s website.

January 17, 2015
Yale Dominates in 5-1 Win Over Bears
Last night, special teams were the difference in the 1-0 opener of the home-and-home series with its travel partner. Tonight it was even-strength dominance and a lot more finishing in Yale’s 5-1 ECAC victory over Brown before a sold out Ingalls Rink.

January 16, 2015
Special Teams Help Yale Beat Brown
Special teams won round one of the battle of travel partners at Meehan Auditorium, a 1-0 Yale win over Brown. Rob O’Gara scored a second-period power-play goal and the Yale penalty-kill did not allow a shot on the Bears’ only two advantages in the first of the home-and-home ECAC series.

January 12, 2015
Yale-Brown Twice This Weekend
A 4-1 win over Harvard last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in the Rivalry on Ice marked the last non-league contest for the Yale men’s hockey team. The Bulldogs are back in ECAC play with a home-and-home series against travel partner Brown this weekend. Friday’s face-off is 7:30 at Providence, while the Saturday puck drop is 7 p.m. at the Whale. Two of the least penalized teams in the country square off in an ancient series at two of the best college hockey barns in the nation.

January 10, 2015
Yale Takes 2nd Rivalry On Ice 4-1
You don’t always get rewarded for having a big advantage in shots on goal in a game, but that wasn’t the case tonight at the world’s most famous arena. Four different Bulldogs found the net and Alex Lyon stopped 20 of 21 shots in No. 19 Yale’s 4-1 win over No. 3 ranked Harvard before 12,774 at Madison Square Garden in the second edition of Rivalry On Ice.

January 7, 2015
Yale-Harvard at MSG Saturday, 8 pm
The Bulldogs have a great opportunity to make a national statement in prime time before a large crowd at the world’s most famous arena. It’s a matchup with the hottest team in the country this Saturday night at 8 p.m. in a long-time rivalry that gets showcased on national TV. Yale, the only team to beat Harvard this season, takes on the No. 1 (Pairwise) ranked Crimson at Madison Square Garden in the second edition of Rivalry On Ice. Dave Strader and Pierre McGuire have the call of the action on NBC Sports Network. TSN2 in Canada will also air the game.

January 6, 2015
Late PPG Gives Huskies 3-2 Win
An early lead was not enough to carry the Bulldogs to a road win at a Hockey East venue. Mike McMurtry scored a power-play goal at 16:46 of the third period to cap Northeastern’s come-from-behind, 3-2, victory over Yale at Matthews Arena.

January 5, 2015
Bulldogs-Huskies Tuesday Night in Boston
The Yale men’s hockey team, coming off a 3-1 win against No. 9 Vermont on Saturday, opens road play in the new year with a non-league contest against another Hockey East team with great history. The Bulldogs make their first trip to Matthews Arena since 1994 on Tuesday night for a 7:00 puck drop against Northeastern, which is on a four-game unbeaten streak.

January 3, 2015
Bulldogs Beat No. 9 Vermont
Opportunities like this don’t come that often in a typical Yale hockey season. A nationally ranked opponent in a packed Ingalls Rink with significant pairwise implications at the end of a holiday week. It could be a great way to kick off the new year, and it was for the home team.

January 2, 2015
No. 9 Vermont Come to Whale Saturday Night
The Yale men’s hockey team, coming off a 3-0 win at Holy Cross on Tuesday, opens play in the new year with a non-league contest against a familiar foe, the University of Vermont (14-4-1, 7-3-1 HE) at Ingalls Rink Saturday night at 7:30.

December 30, 2014
Bulldogs Blank Crusaders
The Bulldogs, back in regular-season play for the first time since Dec. 6, had their best night of the season on the power play on the way to a 3-0 non-league win over Holy Cross before a packed house at the Hart Center.

December 29, 2014
Elis at Holy Cross Tuesday Night
The Yale men's hockey team, coming off an exhibition game win over the Red Stars, gets back to regular-season play with a road game at Holy Cross (7-5-4, 6-1-4 AH) on Tuesday night at 7.

December 29, 2014
Hayden Gets Goal in USA Win
Team USA is off to a 3-0 start at the 2015 IIHF World Juniors Championship and John Hayden has played a key role in that success. The Yale sophomore forward scored a goal today in USA’s 3-0 preliminary round win over Slovakia.

December 27, 2014
Blue Shakes Off Rust With 2-1 Win
Yale’s return to action after the holiday break was an exciting, close finish that turned into a great show for a big crowd at Ingalls Rink. Stu Wilson found the net with five minutes left to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 exhibition victory over the Red Stars from Russia.

December 24, 2014
Hayden Makes Team USA
One member of the Yale Hockey Team will not be spending the holidays with his family or skating with the Bulldogs. John Hayden, the sophomore forward from Greenwich, Conn., has made the U.S. Junior National Team as its alternate captain and will compete for Team USA at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships.

December 22, 2014
Yale Hockey Senior Feature: Matt Killian
A player switching from defense to offense in most sports is not a big deal. For some reason, in hockey, it’s rare to see a forward moving to defense or vice versa. Matt Killian is Yale’s unique, versatile Mr. Utility.

December 22, 2014
Yale Hockey Senior Feature: Alex Ward
The Yale roster is full of players with unique backgrounds. There is the first Norwegian to play for the Elis, the first North Carolinian and the first player from Florida. We might even be able to say for the first time a Bulldog roster includes the son of a Division I hockey head coach.

December 22, 2014
Established Pro
Alex Westlund, one of Yale’s best in a long line of distinguished goalies, has become one of its most enduring professional players. In his 16th season as a pro hockey player, he is skating for the China Dragon. Westlund and Ray Giroux ’98 (who retired after last season) share the record for professional seasons by a Bulldog. Westlund is currently a member of what could be the most unsuccessful team in pro hockey history, but that won’t stop him from considering another year.

December 16, 2014
Hayden, USA Face BU Friday
Yale sophomore forward John Hayden is among the 30 players who will descend upon Boston University’s Walter Brown Arena today in hopes of landing a spot on U.S. National Junior Team that will compete in the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5, in Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto, Ontario.

December 11, 2014
Red Stars Coming Dec. 27
The recent Yale hockey holiday tradition of hosting the Red Stars continues on Dec. 27 when the Russian all-star team comes to the Whale for a 7 p.m. face-off.

December 6, 2014
Bulldogs Come Up Short Against Union
The Yale men’s hockey team shot pucks off pipes, sticks and bodies tonight, but it could not get enough to hit the net as its win streak ended at three games after a 3-1 loss to defending national champion Union before a full house at Ingalls Rink.

December 5, 2014
Yale Beats RPI 5-2
A season-high five goals and a number of spectacular saves by Alex Lyon helped the Bulldogs improve their win streak to three games. Five different Yale skaters hit the net in a 5-2 win over Rensselaer before a boisterous crowd at Ingalls Rink.

December 2, 2014
Hayden Invited to USA Camp
Yale sophomore forward John Hayden has been invited to the U.S. National Junior Team Camp that begins at Walter Brown Arena at Boston University on Dec. 16. He is among 29 players trying to make the final Team USA roster for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships, which will be played in Toronto and Montreal.

December 2, 2014
RPI, Union Coming to Whale
The Bulldogs are on a two-game win streak and host a pair of important ECAC contests this weekend before the holiday break with Rensselaer and defending NCAA Champion Union coming to the Whale for a pair of 7 p.m. games on Friday and Saturday.

November 29, 2014
Spano Stops All 21 Shots in 2-0 Win
Patrick Spano took advantage of his first start since early November last season to register his first collegiate shutout. The sophomore goalie stopped all 21 shots and three power plays to lead the Yale men’s hockey team to a 2-0 win over RIT before 3,234 at Ingalls Rink.

November 25, 2014
Back at The Whale Saturday Night
After four straight games on the road, the Bulldogs are back at the Whale to host RIT Saturday night at 7 in a clash of ECAC vs. Atlantic Hockey and recent Frozen Four programs. It’s the first-ever meeting of Yale and the Tigers.

November 22, 2014
Lyon Stops 28 Shots in 3-1 Win
Yale’s first matchup against a nationally ranked team went the way of the Bulldogs. Despite playing its fourth straight game on the road, Alex Lyon stopped 28 of 29 shots as the Yale men’s hockey team skated past No. 6 Colgate 3-1 at Starr Rink.

November 21, 2014
Elis Come Up Short at Cornell
Yale’s two-game win streak came to an end on a night when it outshot Cornell 34-21 and carried much of the play. The Bulldog men’s hockey team fell 3-2 to the Big Red before a packed house at Lynah Rink in ECAC play.

November 19, 2014
Yale Looks to Continue Road Success
The Yale men’s hockey team is on the road again this weekend with conference games against Cornell and Colgate after opening ECAC play with a road sweep last week. The Bulldogs play the Big Red at Lynah on Friday at 7 before heading over to Hamilton to take on the Raiders at Starr Rink on Saturday at the same time. Friday’s game airs live on the Ivy Digital Network, while action from Saturday can be seen on the Colgate channel.

November 17, 2014
Lyon Named ECAC Goalie of Week
Yale goalie Alex Lyon added to his early season honors after a solid weekend on the road. The sophomore from Baudette, Minn., was named ECAC Goalie of the Week after helping the Bulldogs sweep a Dartmouth/Harvard trip and pick up four points.

November 15, 2014
Bulldogs Beat Harvard 2-1
The inaugural recipient of the Tim Taylor Award for the most valuable player of the Yale-Harvard men’s hockey game at Bright-Landry Center went to Alex Lyon. The Bulldogs’ sophomore goalie stopped 33 of 34 shots to help Yale take a 2-1 win and knock its rival from the ranks of unbeaten.

November 14, 2014
Bulldogs Beat Big Green 4-1
The Yale men’s hockey team opened its ECAC road campaign with a 4-1 win at Dartmouth with help from Mike Doherty's three-point night.

November 12, 2014
First ECAC Road Trip For Blue
The Yale men’s hockey team opens play on the road in the conference by heading to Hanover and Boston this weekend for a pair of 7 p.m. games with old rivals. The Bulldogs (1-1-1, 0-1-1 ECAC) take on Dartmouth at Thompson Arena on Friday before heading to Harvard’s Bright-Landry Center on Saturday. Friday’s game airs live on the Ivy Digital Network. The Yale-Harvard tilt can be seen on NESN in the New England area and on the Ivy Digital Network everywhere else.

November 12, 2014
Tim Taylor Cup To Be Presented
Friends and peers of the late Tim Taylor have created an award that honors the former Harvard, Yale and USA Hockey coach. The Tim Taylor Cup will be presented to the most outstanding player of the annual Harvard-Yale men’s hockey game played in Boston. The first presentation takes place this Saturday at the conclusion of the 7 p.m. game at Harvard’s Bright-Landry Center.

November 8, 2014
Blue Completes Opening ECAC Set With a Point
The first weekend of conference play produced one point as the Yale men’s hockey finished it with a 4-0 loss to St. Lawrence before a full house at the Whale. Four different players scored for St. Lawrence (5-3-1, 2-0-0) and Kyle Hayton stopped 32 shots to earn the shutout.

November 7, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete Of The Week - Alex Lyon
Alex Lyon, a sophomore goalie from Baudette, Minn., has the men's hockey team off to a hot start. He earned MVP honors at the Liberty Hockey Invitational this past weekend by stopping 67 of 70 shots. Lyon is this week's Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.

November 7, 2014
Bulldogs Earn Point on Opening Night
Anthony Day had to wait two weeks to get his first regular season game of the 2014-15 season. It was well worth the wait for the Bulldogs. Day scored late in the third period to give the Yale men’s hockey team a 2-2 overtime tie with Clarkson in its first conference game before a full house at Ingalls Rink.

November 4, 2014
Yale Home Slate Begins Tonight
The Bulldogs drop the puck on the ECAC campaign and open their 2014-15 home schedule this weekend by hosting Clarkson and St. Lawrence at the Whale. Yale (1-0-1), coming off a Liberty Hockey Invitational Championship, gets into its second weekend of action when the Golden Knights and Saints come to Ingalls for a pair of 7 p.m. games that air live on the Ivy Digital Network.

November 2, 2014
Lyon's 32 Saves Help Yale To Title
Tournament titles are special no matter what time of year they happen. That's why the Bulldogs were celebrating on their drive up interstate 95. Alex Lyon stopped 32 of 33 shots as the Yale men’s hockey team earned a 2-1 win over Connecticut in the championship game of the Liberty Hockey Invitational at the Prudential Center.

November 2, 2014
Bulldogs-Huskies Today at 4 pm
The Liberty Hockey Invitational Championship game is 4 p.m. today and pits the Bulldogs against Connecticut at the Prudential Center in a game that airs live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

October 31, 2014
Bulldogs Take Shoot-Out Win In Opener
Ryan Hitchcock’s shoot-out goal on the third and final attempt against Princeton advanced the Yale men’s hockey to the championship game of the Liberty Hockey Invitational at the Prudential Center.

October 28, 2014
Bulldogs Open at The Rock
The 2014-15 Bulldogs get their first taste of regular season action by opening in the Liberty Hockey Invitational for the second straight October. Yale faces Princeton at 7:30 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., in the second game of the night. Hockey East members Merrimack and Connecticut square off in the 4:30 p.m. opener on the ice of the New Jersey Devils.

October 24, 2014
Alberta Clips Blue
The Yale men’s hockey team was looking for a challenge to prepare for its Oct. 31 regular-season opener and it got one from the University of Alberta, the defending Canadian Champions. The Golden Bears upped their win streak to eight games after a 3-0 exhibition win over the Bulldogs at Ingalls Rink.

October 19, 2014
Bulldogs Open at Home Friday Night
Are you wondering how the Eli newcomers will fit into the system? Maybe you are trying to figure out who will skate on the top line or win the starting job between the pipes? Well, you may get some answers at the end of this week. The 2014-15 Yale men’s hockey team cracks the lid on a new campaign this Friday at 7 p.m. when the University of Alberta comes to Ingalls Rink for an exhibition.

October 12, 2014
Looking At 2014-15 Squad
The 2014-15 edition of Yale men’s hockey begins regular practices this week in preparation for an Oct. 24 exhibition contest against the University of Alberta. Here is a look at the new Bulldog squad.

September 30, 2014
Dean, ECAC Hockey Recognized For Frozen Four
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) recognized the achievements of current and former student-athletes, administrators, coaches, officials and institutions at the annual Honors Dinner presented by Jostens on Sunday, September 28. Nearly 200 guests attended the event, held at the Sea Crest Beach Resort Hotel in Falmouth, Mass.

September 28, 2014
Tickets on Sale For Liberty Invitational
Captain’s practices are well under way with the season less than a month away. The Yale men’s hockey team drops the puck on the regular season in the second annual Liberty Hockey Invitational at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Halloween weekend.

September 22, 2014
Yale Picked 4th By ECAC Coaches
ECAC Hockey head coaches voted Yale fourth in the conference’s pre-season poll that was announced at today’s media day.

August 20, 2014
America’s Most Famous College Rivalry Returns to World’s Most Famous Arena
America’s most storied collegiate rivals return to Madison Square Garden for their second annual “Rivalry on Ice” hockey game on January 10, 2015.

August 17, 2014
Yalies Impact Team USA
A pair of young Bulldogs had strong showings at Team USA Camps late this summer which could lead to roster spots for the U.S. Junior National Team. Sophomore forward John Hayden (Greenwich, Conn.) and freshman forward Ryan Hitchcock (Manhassett, N.Y.) competed at the Olympic Training Center earlier this month.

July 22, 2014
2014-15 Schedule Announced
The 2014-15 Yale men’s hockey regular season begins with the second annual Liberty Hockey Invitational at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Bulldogs take on Princeton at 7:30 p.m. on Halloween before facing either UConn or Merrimack two days later in either the championship game or consolation.

July 22, 2014
Elis Busy This Summer
There isn’t much hockey being played but current and former Yale players are still very active this summer. Eight current Bulldogs were taking part in NHL development camps while a few alumni were signing new deals with professional organizations.

July 22, 2014
21 Bulldogs Earn Academic All-ECAC Hockey
The grades have been calculated. The cumulative grade-point averages have updated, and 21Yale men’s hockey players have numbers higher than an average goalie’s goals against. Actually, that means more than three quarters of the 2013-14 team, including four-time selections Gus Young and Jesse Root, owns a GPA of 3.0 or better and have earned Academic All-ECAC Hockey honors.

July 19, 2014
Tickets on Sale For Liberty Invitational
Prudential Center today announced that it will host the second annual Liberty Hockey Invitational on Friday, Oct. 31, and Sunday, Nov. 2, featuring the 250th meeting between Princeton and Yale, plus first-time participants Connecticut and Merrimack.

June 24, 2014
Baseggio Promoted by Ducks
Dave Baseggio ’89 is the only Yale graduate currently working in the front office of a National Hockey League team. The former Bulldog defenseman was promoted by the Anaheim Ducks from director of professional scouting to assistant to the general manager earlier this week.