Seven new student-athletes from five different states and one Canadian province will join the Yale men’s hockey team for the 2017-18 season. The Bulldogs’ class of 2021 was announced today by Keith Allain ’80, Yale’s Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach.
John Hayden, a National Hockey League player and former collegiate all-conference player, and record-breaking runner James Randon have been selected as co-recipients of the 2017 William Neely Mallory Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior male at Yale. The award was presented today at Class Day ceremonies by athletics director Tom Beckett.
The last public act of the 2016-17 Yale men’s hockey season was the team banquet that honors the graduating class while also serving as the time to hand out individual awards. That’s what happened tonight at The Course at Yale.
Fairfield University and Yale University will co-host the 2018 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Regional at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. The two schools also brought the regional to the state of Connecticut in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014.
The American Hockey League announced Friday that Chicago Wolves left wing and former Yale star Kenny Agostino has won the Les Cunningham Award as the league’s Most Valuable Player for the 2016-17 season.
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2016-17 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sports today. Ten Bulldogs were recognized. They were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
His teammates voted him the squad’s best passer the last two seasons. Yesterday they selected him to be the 2017-18 team captain. Ryan Hitchcock, a forward from Manhassett, N.Y., will be assisting Yale Hockey teammates more than ever.
Yale seniors Dan O’Keefe and Frankie DiChiara took a school-related, spring-break trip to the windy city last weekend. The hockey teammates’ saw Kenny Agostino ’14 play for the AHL Chicago Wolves on Saturday before witnessing the home debut of John Hayden ’17 for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks.
Mike Doherty had one of the most prolific post seasons a Yale hockey player has ever had. The senior forward racked up five goals and eight points over four games as the Bulldogs advanced to the conference quarterfinals last weekend. This weekend, he will likely make his American Hockey League debut with the Providence Bruins.
John Hayden led the Yale hockey team with 21 goals and was ninth in the country in goals per game, a natural choice for all-conference honors. The Eli captain was named second-team All-ECAC Hockey today.
John Hayden got better every season of his four-year college hockey career. In fact, Yale’s senior captain finished his collegiate experience Saturday night by notching his career-high 21st goal of the season. However, his 2016-17 campaign is not over because Hayden agreed to terms today with the Chicago Blackhawks, the team that drafted him before he came to New Haven.
If you were fortunate enough to attend the two ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal contests at The Bright-Landry Center this weekend, you saw a classic, emotional, high-scoring battle between bitter rivals. However, you didn’t see any surprises. Yale, which had a pair of leads both nights, eventually fell to No. 2 Harvard 4-3 in tonight’s second game.
The Bulldogs scored four goals and were flying around Boston with great speed, utilizing pin-point passing and a ferocious fore-check that enabled the Yale men’s hockey team to take a pair of one-goal leads. However, it wasn’t enough against the nation’s No. 2 ranked team. Harvard, which improved its unbeaten streak to 13 games by remaining undefeated at home this year, captured game one of the best-of-three ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series 6-4 in a wild, back-and-forth game.
He stopped 68 of 71 shots over a two-game, first-round ECAC Hockey Playoff Series sweep last weekend in his first post-season action as a collegiate goalie. Yale sophomore Sam Tucker (Wilton, Conn.) was named conference goalie of the week after helping the Bulldogs advance to this weekend’s quarterfinals at Boston.
A first-round playoff series win last week gets the Bulldogs a shot at ECAC Hockey's top seed this weekend. The No. 8 seed Yale men's hockey team (13-13-5) visits No. 1 Harvard this weekend in a best-of-three quarterfinal playoff series at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Crimson (22-5-2), ranked No. 2 in both national polls, and the Elis drop the puck in game one on Friday night at 7 in a contest airing live on Boxcast.
The Bulldogs broke open a close game late in the second period with three goals on the way to a 6-1 win over Dartmouth in game one of the best-of-three ECAC Hockey first-round playoff series. Mike Doherty, Chris Izmirlian and Joe Snively each had a goal and an assist and Sam Tucker stopped 24 of 25 shots to put Yale up 1-0 heading into Saturday night’s second game.
The top two scorers on the Yale men’s hockey team earned All-Ivy League honors today. John Hayden, the senior captain, was a first-team pick, while sophomore Joe Snively was honorable mention. The two Bulldogs are in action this weekend at Ingalls Rink trying to advance their team to the quarterfinals of the ECAC Hockey Tournament.
The Yale men’s hockey team (11-13-5, 7-11-4 ECAC) begins the 2017 post season by hosting a best-of-three series with Dartmouth, making a post-season appearance at the Whale for a second straight season. The Bulldogs and Big Green (10-16-3, 7-13-2), who met in last year’s quarterfinals, drop the puck at 7 on Friday night at Ingalls Rink. Saturday and Sunday (if necessary) games pitting the No. 8 and 9 seeds are also 7 p.m. starts. All games are streamed live with links on the Yale and ECAC sites.
The Bulldogs dropped their regular-season finale at Princeton tonight by a score of 4-1, but the good news is that Yale begins a new season next weekend when it hosts the first round of the ECAC Hockey Playoffs.
Spotting the home team a three-goal lead in the first period was too much for Yale to overcome in a 3-2 loss to Quinnipiac before a sold out crowd at High Point Solutions Arena on the second-to-last day of the regular season.
The Yale men’s hockey team (11-11-5, 7-9-4) completes the 2016-17 regular season this weekend with a road game down Whitney Avenue and another 131 miles away. The Bulldogs travel 10 miles to Hamden on Friday to face Quinnipiac in a 7 p.m. game that airs on SNY TV. Saturday night at Princeton, the Elis and Tigers drop the puck at 7 for an Ivy League Digital Network contest.
When home ice in the ECAC Hockey Playoffs is on the line and it’s senior weekend at Ingalls Rink, the Yale men’s hockey team often finds something extra in the tank. The Bulldogs were fully fueled tonight as they skated to a 4-0 win over Dartmouth before another sellout crowd.
The game had two shorthanded goals and a pair of power-play tallies along with 13 advantages. Those advantages went in favor of No. 3 Harvard, which scored twice, including a 5-on-3, to take a 4-2 win over Yale at Ingalls Rink.
The Yale men’s hockey team (10-10-5, 6-8-4) closes out the home regular season slate by hosting Harvard and Dartmouth in a weekend celebrating both the seniors and alumni. The Bulldogs and No. 3 Crimson (18-5-2, 12-4-2) skate on Friday, while the Big Green (9-13-3, 6-10-2) come to Ingalls Rink Saturday night. Both contests can be seen on the Ivy League Digital Network at 7 p.m. A limited number of tickets (Friday SRO only) are available for both.
Frankie DiChiara and Ted Hart scored goals, but the Yale men’s hockey team could not stay out of the penalty box enough to make those tallies decisive in a 4-2 loss to Colgate at the Class of 1965 Arena.
An old school ECAC and Ivy League showdown in a college hockey cathedral had an old fashioned defensive battle that may have been the game of the night in amateur sports. Ted Hart scored twice and Sam Tucker made 27 saves as the Yale men’s hockey team skated to a 2-2 OT tie against No. 12 Cornell before a sellout crowd at Lynah Rink.
Today’s snowstorm has already impacted the Yale men’s hockey schedule for this weekend. The Bulldogs will now play Saturday at 7 p.m. at Cornell and then head to Colgate for a 3 p.m. contest on Sunday.