Bulldogs Try For World ChampionshipAlex 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.
2014-15 Awards Handed Out at BanquetThe 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.
Witek Named Hockey CaptainMitch Witek, a three-year letterman and regular on the blueline, has been named captain of the 2015-16 Yale men’s hockey team.
O'Neill Named AHL MVPThe 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.
Lyon, Arcobello Named to U.S. National TeamUSA 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.
O’Gara, Lyon Named All-AmericansThe 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.
O'Gara, Lyon Get NE HonorsThe 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.
Lyon Finalist for Richter AwardLet’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.
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.
Bulldogs Preparing for Regional SemifinalThe 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.
YALE STUDENT TICKETS FOR NCAA HOCKEY NORTHEAST REGIONALThe 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.
Yale Takes On BU in Northeast RegionalThe 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.
Bulldogs Playing BU in NCAAsThe 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.
Miller Makes NHL DebutThe 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.
Lyon Wins Dryden AwardDivision 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.
Lyon Finalist for Richter AwardLet’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.
Yale Leads ECAC With 2 First-Team PicksYale 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.
Harvard Takes 2 OT Thriller in Game 3It 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.
Bulldogs Take Game 2, Force Sunday FinaleMost 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.
Comeback Falls Short in Game 1A 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.
Blue Hosting Crimson in QuarterfinalsThe 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.
6 Bulldogs Earn Ivy HonorsThe 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.
Bulldogs Hosting Harvard in ECAC QuartersThe 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.
Yale Beats Cornell, Wins Ivy, Takes 3rd in ECACThe 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.
Blue Earns Playoff Bye With OT TieThe 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.
Raiders, Red Coming To Whale For Final WeekendThe 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.
Blue Nets 3-Point Weekend With WinA 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.
Bobcats, Tigers Weekend For BulldogsThe 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.
Bulldogs Get Point at QUThe 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.
Yale Beats RPI 4-1 With Balanced AttackThe 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.
Bulldogs Blank UnionThe 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.
Yale at Union, RPI This WeekendThe 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.
Chasing the DragonAlex 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.
Dartmouth Takes 6-4 Decision at WhaleOn 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.
Lyon Stops All 24 Shots in 3-0 WinOne 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.
Operation Pond HockeyThey 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.
Lyon Finalist For Walter Brown AwardAlex 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.
Old Rivals In For ECAC SetAn 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.