2014-15 Yale Men's Ice Hockey News

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.