2010-11 Yale Women's Hockey News
June 22, 2011
Bulldogs Lead League with 19 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team Picks
The Yale women’s ice hockey team had 19 student-athletes named to the 2010-11 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league on Wednesday. That gives Yale five more honorees than any other team in the league. The Bulldogs’ honorees included all four members of the Class of 2011: forward Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.), defenseman Samantha MacLean (Mississauga, Ont.), forward Lili Rudis (Chicago, Ill.) and goalie Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.). That quartet combined for 13 All-Academic Team selections during the past four years.
May 19, 2011
Jackee Snikeris Wraps Up Stint at USA Hockey Camp
With her graduation from Yale just days away, goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.), continues her work between the pipes. Snikeris just concluded a stint at USA Hockey’s Warren Strelow Goaltending camp, where she was part of a group of 12 of the best goaltenders in the country. She has been invited to the camp in all four years of its existence.
May 12, 2011
Jackee Snikeris Named 2010-11 Devens Award Winner
Senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) has been named the winner of the 2010-11 Sarah Devens Award. Given as a joint award between ECAC Hockey and Hockey East, the Devens Award is presented annually to a student-athlete who "demonstrates leadership and commitment both on and off the ice." It is named in honor of former Dartmouth ice hockey, field hockey and lacrosse captain Sarah Devens, who died in 1995 prior to her senior year of college. All female student-athletes in Hockey East and ECAC Hockey are eligible, and each conference submitted a league nominee for consideration. Snikeris, the first Yale player to earn the honor, receives a post-graduate scholarship of $10,000.
April 22, 2011
Aleca Hughes to Captain Bulldogs in 2011-12
Junior Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) has been elected captain of the Yale women’s ice hockey team for the 2011-12 season. She will be formally introduced at the annual team banquet Friday night at The Course at Yale.
April 22, 2011
Emotional Week Culminates with Annual Banquet
Culminating an emotional week, the 2010-11 Yale women’s ice hockey team gathered for one final time Friday night for the annual team banquet at The Course at Yale. The Bulldogs, who were part of a memorial service for their teammate Mandi Schwartz (1988-2011) on Wednesday night and led the annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registry Drive at Yale on Thursday, spent Friday night remembering a season like no other, as Mandi’s battle with cancer provided constant perspective throughout a year of ups and downs. The ceremony included the presentation of the Mandi Schwartz Award for the first time, given in acknowledgement of one player’s unique courage, grit and determination. Junior forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) won that award, and also was introduced as the team’s 2011-12 captain.
April 21, 2011
Huge Turnout Again; Mandi Schwartz Drive Adds Nearly 900 to Be The Match Registry
The woman that inspired the drives was gone, but her spirit clearly remained as Yale Athletics hosted its annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registry Drive Thursday at Commons. Mandi, the women’s ice hockey center whose battle with cancer helped draw record-setting numbers of people to Yale’s first two drives, had passed away just 18 days before Thursday’s drive. With her tragic story still fresh in everyone’s minds, the Bulldogs banded together and added nearly 900 people to the Be The Match Registry in Mandi’s honor. It was the second biggest drive of its kind, trailing only Yale’s drive from a year ago.
April 21, 2011
Mandi Schwartz Remembered; Drive Takes Place Thursday
Friends and teammates of Yale women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz (1988-2011) gathered in Calhoun College Wednesday night to pay tribute to her, reflecting on a life that ended too soon but nonetheless will have a lasting impact. Her courageous battle with cancer ended after more than two years when she passed away on Apr. 3 -- but the efforts to help others that she inspired remain. Wednesday’s ceremony was held on the eve of the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registry Drive, an annual event at Yale that has already added more than 1,600 people to the Be The Match registry for patients with life-threatening illnesses who are in need of transplants.
April 13, 2011
Ivy League Releases 2011 Winter Academic All-Ivy Recipients
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in winter sports. The 80 men and women, including 10 from Yale, were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
April 13, 2011
Bulldogs Pay Tribute to Mandi Schwartz in Ceremony at Notre Dame
It was a trip born of tragedy, but it ended in inspiration. Paying tribute to their fallen teammate Mandi Schwartz, the Yale women’s ice hockey team traveled to Saskatchewan at the end of last week to be a part of the memorial service at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, Mandi’s high school. While honoring Mandi, the trip also gave her teammates the chance to learn more about the people and the place that provided the foundation for some of her defining characteristics -- courage, dedication, humility and a never-ending feeling of hope.
April 3, 2011
Mandi Schwartz 1988-2011
The Yale Community is deeply saddened by the death of Mandi Schwartz, YC '11, who passed away this morning surrounded by family and friends. Our thoughts are with the Schwartz family, Mandi's fiance, her physicians and caregivers, and her friends, classmates, coaches and teammates, all of whom were integral to Mandi's valiant fight against the cancer that eventually took her life. The grace and courage with which Mandi approached her treatment, and the enthusiasm and optimism with which Mandi approached life itself have inspired countless people, both here in New Haven and beyond. Her efforts -- and the efforts of those close to her -- to raise awareness of, and participation in, marrow and cord blood donor programs have already yielded potentially lifesaving results. Yale will continue those efforts through the annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registry Drive at Yale. The next drive will be held on Thursday, April 21, on the Yale campus. Through this and future drives, we hope to honor Mandi and her indomitable spirit.
March 30, 2011
Yale Names Marrow Donor Registry Drive in Honor of Mandi Schwartz
In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registry drives, the Yale athletic department has named its annual drive in honor of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask.). The Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registry Drive at Yale, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for the Be The Match Registry®, will be held on Thursday, Apr. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this year. The drive, which takes place at Commons on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven, is open to the general public. Food will be served.
March 30, 2011
Jackee Snikeris Named to New England All-Star Team
Senior goalie Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) added another accolade on Wednesday, as she was named to the 2010-11 New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team. Snikeris, who was also Kazmaier Award nominee, ECAC Hockey’s Student-Athlete of the Year, ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Year, first team All-ECAC Hockey, and first team All-Ivy League, is the first Bulldog to earn All-New England honors since Helen Resor ’09 in 2006-07. She and the other all-stars will be honored at a banquet on Wednesday, Apr. 13 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass.
March 9, 2011
Jackee Snikeris Named ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year
Senior goalie Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) has been named ECAC Hockey’s Student-Athlete of the Year, becoming the first Bulldog to win the award. The honor recognizes Snikeris’ work off the ice, as her work on the ice has already been recognized many times over this year -- she was a nominee for the Kazmaier Award as the top player in college hockey, she was ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Year and first team All-ECAC Hockey, and she was first team All-Ivy League.
March 1, 2011
Jackee Snikeris Named First Team All-ECAC Hockey
Senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) was named first team All-ECAC Hockey on Tuesday, becoming the first Yale player to earn first-team honors since Erin Duggan ’05 in 2004-05. The honor marks another achievement for the record-setting Yale net minder, who was named first team All-Ivy League last week and is also a nominee for the Kazmaier Award as the top player in women’s college hockey. Snikeris is also a finalist for two more ECAC Hockey awards, Goaltender of the Year and Student-Athlete of the Year, which will be announced later this week.
March 1, 2011
Jackee Snikeris Named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year
Senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) was named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the first Yale player to earn that award. She adds this accomplishment to the other honors she has already received this season, including first team All-ECAC Hockey and first team All-Ivy League, while also awaiting word later in the week about the ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award for which she is one of three finalists. She is also a nominee for the Kazmaier Award as the top player in women’s college hockey.
February 25, 2011
Jackee Snikeris a Finalist for ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year
Yale senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) is one of three finalists for the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year Award, the league announced Friday. This is the fourth honor of the week for the Bulldog net minder. Within the last five days she has also been named a finalist for the Kazmaier Award and for the ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award in addition to earning first team All-Ivy League honors.
February 25, 2011
Bulldogs Join Efforts to “Do it for Daron”
Daron Richardson would have turned 15 this past Feb. 8. Just three months after she took her own life, Daron’s story has inspired an effort to raise awareness of youth mental health issues. Thanks to freshman forward Jenna Ciotti (Ottawa, Ont.) -- who played for Daron’s father, former NHL player Luke Richardson, and with Daron’s sister, Morgan -- the Yale women’s ice hockey team has joined in the efforts to “Do it for Daron.” The Bulldogs’ support is symbolized by the purple wristbands they are now wearing.
February 24, 2011
Jackee Snikeris Earns First Team All-Ivy Honors
Senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) was named first team All-Ivy League Thursday, becoming the third player in Yale women’s ice hockey history to earn multiple first team All-Ivy honors. A two-time honoree, she joins four-time honoree Laurie Belliveau ’98 and two-time honoree Maureen Magauran ’92 as Yale’s repeat selections.
February 24, 2011
Jackie Raines a Finalist for ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
Freshman forward Jackie Raines (London, Ont.), who led the Yale women’s ice hockey team in scoring, has been named one of three finalists for ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year.
February 24, 2011
Jackee Snikeris a Finalist for ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year
Senior goalie Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) has been named one of three finalists for ECAC Hockey’s Student-Athlete of the Year Award, the league announced on Thursday. Snikeris, who is also a nominee for the Kazmaier Award as the top player in women’s college hockey, enjoyed a record-setting career in net for the Bulldogs, and her accomplishments off the ice are just as impressive.
February 21, 2011
Jackee Snikeris Nominated for Kazmaier Award as Top Player in College Hockey
Senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.), who re-wrote the Yale record book in a memorable career that ended this past Saturday, has been nominated for the Kazmaier Award as the most outstanding player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Snikeris, who has been nominated for the award each of the past two seasons, was among 26 nominees nationwide announced by USA Hockey on Monday.
February 19, 2011
Bid for Playoff Spot Comes Up Short as Yale Falls to Princeton 4-1
The Yale women’s ice hockey team came up just short in its bid for a memorable ending to the 2010-11 regular season, falling to Princeton 4-1 at Ingalls Rink Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs had been seeking their third win in five days, one which would have clinched them a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs, but instead they saw their season come to an end -- and with it the Yale careers of the Class of 2011: forward Bray Ketchum, forward Lili Rudis, defenseman Samantha MacLean and goalie Jackee Snikeris.
February 18, 2011
Perfect Timing: Dunbar’s First Career Goal Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive in 1-0 Win Over QU
Thanks to great goaltending from a senior and a timely first career goal from a freshman, the Yale women’s ice hockey team kept its ECAC Hockey playoff hopes alive Friday night with a dramatic 1-0 win over Quinnipiac at Ingalls rink. Freshman forward Ashley Dunbar’s goal with 5:42 to play -- the first of her career -- was enough for the win, thanks to 35 saves from senior goalie Jackee Snikeris.
February 18, 2011
Salute to the Yale Women's Ice Hockey Class of 2011
As the Yale women’s ice hockey team looks to the future, it will be well-served to look at the class of 2011 – Bray Ketchum, Sam MacLean, Lili Rudis and Jackee Snikeris – as a model of exactly the type of players it needs to build a championship future around.
February 16, 2011
Aleca Hughes Named Finalist for Hockey Humanitarian Award
Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.), a junior forward on the Yale women’s ice hockey team whose efforts to help save lives have been inspired by her teammate Mandi Schwartz’ battle with cancer, has been named a finalist for the 2011 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award. She is the fifth Yale women’s ice hockey player to be named a finalist for the award, which seeks to recognize male or female college hockey players at the Division I or Division III levels who give back to their communities in the true humanitarian spirit. She is one of eight finalists who were selected from a pool of 25 nominees nationwide.
February 15, 2011
Final Week of Play at Ingalls Starts Tuesday
The Yale women’s ice hockey team ends the regular season with three games in five days at Ingalls Rink, starting Tuesday night with a visit from Brown. The weekend brings Quinnipiac on Friday night and Princeton on Saturday afternoon, Senior Day.
February 15, 2011
Two Goals for Hughes as Yale Beats Brown 4-2
The Yale women’s ice hockey team got a taste of just how tough it is to earn points in the ECAC Hockey standings late in the season Tuesday night against Brown, as the Bears nearly rallied back from a three-goal deficit in the third. But after Brown -- seeking just its second win in conference play this season -- closed to within 3-2 with five minutes to play, the Bulldogs were able to hold on for the much-needed victory. Junior forward Aleca Hughes sealed the win with an empty-netter in the final seconds, her second goal of the game.
February 12, 2011
Ladiges’ 45 Saves Not Enough to Stop No. 2 Cornell from Beating Bulldogs
Junior goalie Genny Ladiges made a career high 45 saves and held off No. 2 Cornell’s high-powered offense as long as she could, and Yale even had a lead on the Big Red for 15 minutes after an early goal by junior forward Aleca Hughes Saturday afternoon at Lynah Rink. But Cornell exploded for four goals in the second period, including three in a span of less than two minutes, and went on to beat the Bulldogs 7-1.
February 11, 2011
Raiders Blank Bulldogs 1-0
With a chance to move into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the ECAC Hockey standings at stake, the Colgate Raiders battled their way past the Yale women’s ice hockey team 1-0 Friday night at Starr Rink. Senior goalie Jackee Snikeris made 35 saves, while the Raiders’ Kimberly Sass made 26 for the shutout.
February 9, 2011
Unbeaten Streak Faces Test at Colgate, No. 2 Cornell
A string of five games in nine days brings the 2010-11 regular season to a rapid-fire close for the Yale women’s ice hockey team. The stretch begins Friday night at Colgate, where the Bulldogs put a three-game unbeaten streak on the line. Yale then visits No. 2 Cornell Saturday afternoon.
February 8, 2011
Ciotti Named ECAC Hockey Player and Rookie of the Week
After a six-point, five-goal week that included the first hat trick by a Yale women’s ice hockey player since 2007, freshman forward Jenna Ciotti (Manotick, Ont.) has been named ECAC Hockey MLX Skates Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week.
February 5, 2011
Third-Period Rally Nets 2-2 Tie at RPI
Trailing 2-0 heading early in the third period at RPI, the Yale women’s ice hockey team was looking for a spark. It came in the form of a goal on a faceoff, as sophomore forward Alyssa Zupon set up junior defenseman Heather Grant for a slap shot that pulled Yale within one. The Bulldogs then got another goal just 39 seconds later from freshman forward Jenna Ciotti, and they held on for a 2-2 tie that got them a much-needed point in the conference standings.
February 4, 2011
Firsts for Ciotti and Davis, Plus Snikeris’ 15th Shutout, Add Up to 5-0 Win
It was a night of firsts for a pair of Yale forwards, and also a feat that never gets old for a certain Yale goaltender. Freshman forward Jenna Ciotti had her first hat trick and junior forward Lauren Davis scored her first goal to lead the Yale offense. Senior goalie Jackee Snikeris was once again the backbone of the Yale defense, making 16 saves to earn her second straight shutout and extend her school record in that category to 15.
February 1, 2011
Snikeris, Bulldogs Shut Out Brown 4-0
The Yale offense has been coming on of late, and senior goalie Jackee Snikeris has been playing some of the best hockey of her stellar career. Those two trends finally came together to add up to victory Tuesday night at Meehan Auditorium, as the Bulldogs beat Brown 4-0. Snikeris made 32 saves for her 14th career shutout, extending her school record in that category, and Yale got a pair of goals and an assist from freshman forward Jackie Raines.
January 31, 2011
Road Stretch Begins
The Yale women’s ice hockey team faces five straight road games, including three in the next five days. This week the Bulldogs travel to Brown Tuesday, then visit New York’s Capital District over the weekend for games at Union and RPI.
January 29, 2011
Power Play Produces but Bulldogs Still Fall, 5-3 to Harvard
The Yale women’s hockey team has been battling a drought on the power play, and that came to an end Saturday afternoon with a pair of goals on the man advantage against Harvard. But the Crimson withstood a series of comeback attempts by Yale, and an empty-netter in the final seconds sealed a 5-3 Harvard win.
January 28, 2011
Power-Play Goal Gives Dartmouth 2-1 Win Over Yale
The Yale women’s ice hockey team continues racking up time on the power play, but so far the Bulldogs have not been able to make it pay off in wins. Yale had nine chances with the man advantage Friday night against Dartmouth at Ingalls Rink but could not score. The Bulldogs were hit with six penalties of their own and killed off all but one of them -- but that goal was enough to give Dartmouth the margin it needed for a 2-1 win.
January 26, 2011
Dartmouth and Harvard in Town for Alumnae Weekend, Youth Day
Two of Yale’s oldest rivals will be at Ingalls Rink Friday and Saturday as part of a busy pair of days that also includes Alumnae Weekend and Youth Day festivities. The Bulldogs host Dartmouth Friday night and Harvard Saturday afternoon.
January 22, 2011
Saints Blank Bulldogs 2-0
St. Lawrence’s penalty killing unit entered the day ranked just 20th in the NCAA, but that unit came up big against Yale at Appleton Arena Saturday afternoon. The Saints were a perfect eight-for-eight on the kill, overshadowing an eight-for-eight performance by Yale’s PK unit in the whistle-filled affair, and as a result St. Lawrence came away with a 2-0 shutout win.
January 21, 2011
Clarkson Edges Yale 2-1 in Overtime
Friday night’s women’s ice hockey game at Cheel Arena wound up turning into a battle between one of the best veteran goalies in ECAC Hockey and one of the best rookies. In the end, Clarkson freshman Erica Howe outdueled Yale senior Jackee Snikeris, as the Golden Knights got a goal from forward Melissa Waldie at 3:25 of overtime for a 2-1 win.
January 19, 2011
Chance to Make Move In Standings Awaits Yale in North Country
Yale makes its furthest trip of the season this weekend, and the two teams awaiting the Bulldogs happen to be quite close to them in terms of the ECAC Hockey standings. The Bulldogs are currently tied for eighth with Clarkson, and they play the Golden Knights Friday night. One point ahead of both the Bulldogs and the Golden Knights is St. Lawrence, and the Bulldogs visit the Saints on Saturday afternoon.
January 12, 2011
Yale-Brown Game Postponed to Feb. 15
Due to the wintry weather conditions in New Haven, Wednesday night’s Yale-Brown women’s ice hockey game scheduled for 7 p.m. at Ingalls Rink has been postponed. The teams will play the game on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
January 11, 2011
Yale Hosts Brown Wednesday Night
Yale wraps up a stretch of four games in 10 days Wednesday night, hosting Brown at Ingalls Rink at 7 p.m. A win would lift Yale to the .500 mark in conference play.
January 11, 2011
Message to the Community About Mandi Schwartz
January 8, 2011
Ketchum’s Three-Point Day Keys 3-1 Win Over Colgate
The Yale Bulldogs were looking for a spark Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink as they tried to snap a three-game losing streak. When Colgate scored just two minutes into the game, that only added to the challenge of trying to bounce back from a 5-0 defeat to No. 2 Cornell the night before. But less than 30 seconds after the Colgate goal, one of Yale’s new line combinations produced the game-tying goal -- from junior forward Aleca Hughes. Goals by senior forward Bray Ketchum and freshman forward Jenna Ciotti extended the lead in the second period, and the Bulldogs went on to finish off a 3-1 victory.
January 7, 2011
Message to the Community About Mandi Schwartz
January 7, 2011
No. 2 Cornell Beats Yale 5-0
Yale held off No. 2 Cornell’s potent offense for more than 20 minutes, but once the Big Red got rolling the Bulldogs could not come up with a response. Cornell scored five goals in the final two periods to beat Yale 5-0 at Ingalls Rink Friday night.
January 5, 2011
No. 2 Cornell, Colgate at Ingalls This Weekend
The push for a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs resumes this weekend, as the Yale women’s ice hockey team hosts a pair of conference games. The Bulldogs have not played an ECAC Hockey game in more than a month, but the games against No. 2 Cornell (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Colgate (Saturday, 4 p.m.) start a stretch of 14 straight conference games to end the regular season.
January 3, 2011
Snikeris Stops 49, but No. 6 BC Wins 3-1
Facing a No. 6 BC team that featured a pair of Olympians, Yale senior goalie Jackee Snikeris very nearly stole the show Monday night at Ingalls Rink. She made a career high 49 saves, and kept her team in the game until an empty-netter with a minute to play sealed a 3-1 victory for the Eagles.
January 2, 2011
Break Ends Monday with Visit from No. 6 BC
The Yale women’s ice hockey team must shake off the rust from a month-long break quickly, as the No. 6 team in the country pays a visit to Ingalls Rink Monday night. Boston College, which features a pair of U.S. Olympians on its roster, provides the Bulldogs with a huge test to start the second half of the season.
December 22, 2010
Mandi Schwartz Update: More Chemo Required after Relapse
After results of a recent biopsy indicated that her cancer has returned, Mandi Schwartz has begun additional chemotherapy in an effort to get back into remission. Mandi has started the treatment under the supervision of doctors at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. She is scheduled to return home at the end of December to continue the treatment at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Pasqua Hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan.
December 4, 2010
Bobcats Top Bulldogs 3-1
On Friday night at Princeton, Yale was 2-for-6 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill. The result was a 2-1 Bulldog win. On Saturday afternoon at Quinnipiac, however, the Bobcats turned the tables on the Bulldogs’ special teams. QU got a pair of power play goals and killed off all three penalties en route to a 3-1 win.
December 3, 2010
Yale Powers Past Princeton, 2-1
Both Yale power play units produced goals and senior goalie Jackee Snikeris made 26 saves as the Bulldogs picked up a 2-1 win at Princeton Friday afternoon. Yale killed off all three Princeton power plays, including one with just 49 seconds to play, to seal the win.
December 1, 2010
Last Games Before Break Take Yale to Princeton, Quinnipiac
The Yale women’s ice hockey team will not have a chance to change the ECAC Hockey standings for more than a month after this Saturday, because following the game at Quinnipiac that day Yale will not play another league game until Jan. 7. That adds a sense of urgency to this weekend’s games, which also include a visit to Princeton Friday afternoon.
November 30, 2010
Snikeris Named ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week
Just two games into her comeback from an injury, Yale senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) has earned another award. Snikeris, who won the Belliveau Award as the top goaltender at the Nutmeg Classic this past weekend, was named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week on Tuesday.
November 27, 2010
Quinnipiac Edges Yale 2-1 for Nutmeg Classic Title
A duel between two of the best goaltenders in ECAC Hockey decided the 2010 Nutmeg Classic championship game Saturday night at Quinnipiac’s TD Bank Sports Center. Unfortunately for Yale a 43-23 Bobcats shot advantage was too much for senior goalie Jackee Snikeris to overcome. Snikeris stopped 41 shots, but Quinnipiac’s Victoria Vigilanti stopped 22 of the 23 Yale shots to give QU a 2-1 win and the tournament title. Snikeris did win the Laurie Belliveau Award as the top goalie at the Classic.
November 26, 2010
Yale Advances to Nutmeg Classic Championship Game with 5-2 Win Over UConn
For the sixth time in the tournament’s seven-year history, the Yale Bulldogs will play in the Nutmeg Classic Championship game. The Bulldogs advanced to the title game with a 5-2 win over UConn Friday night at Quinnipiac’s TD Banks Sports Center. Senior forward Bray Ketchum had a pair of goals to pace the Yale offense.
November 24, 2010
Nutmeg Classic Up Next for Bulldogs
The seventh annual Nutmeg Classic takes place this weekend at Quinnipiac’s TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn., and features the four Division I women’s ice hockey teams in Connecticut (the Nutmeg State). Yale opens up with UConn on Friday at 7 p.m., and Quinnipiac plays Sacred Heart earlier that day. The consolation and championship games take place Saturday at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.
November 20, 2010
Hughes’ OT Goal Caps 3-2 Comeback Win Over Clarkson
The ranks of the unbeaten teams in ECAC Hockey play were thinned by one Saturday, courtesy of Yale. Junior forward Aleca Hughes’ goal at 3:14 of overtime gave the Bulldogs a 3-2 win over Clarkson, the Golden Knights’ first loss in league play. Junior goalie Genny Ladiges made 36 saves, including three in overtime, for the victory.
November 19, 2010
Saints Top Bulldogs 3-1
St. Lawrence rode a pair of first-period goals to a win at Ingalls Rink Friday night, besting Yale 3-1. Freshman forward Jackie Raines scored the Bulldogs’ goal.
November 17, 2010
Yale Looks to Start Winning Streak vs. St. Lawrence, Clarkson
With the first win of the season now out of the way, the Yale women’s ice hockey team now looks to start its first winning streak. ECAC Hockey opponents St. Lawrence and Clarkson visit Ingalls Rink this weekend.
November 13, 2010
First Win for Flygh as Yale Beats Union 4-1
Four different players scored goals as Yale beat Union 4-1 Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink, earning the first career win for new head coach Joakim Flygh. Senior forward Bray Ketchum, sophomore forward Danielle Moncion, freshman forward Jackie Raines and sophomore defenseman Tara Tomimoto had goals, and junior goaltender Genny Ladiges made 24 saves for the win.
November 12, 2010
Record Crowd Sees a White Out for Mandi, but also a 4-1 Win for RPI
A record crowd of 1,066 was on hand at Ingalls Rink Friday night as the Yale women’s hockey team paid tribute to center Mandi Schwartz and her battle with cancer with a “White Out for Mandi”. With pledges still coming in, the event has already raised more than $9,000 for Mandi and her family. The only down side was the final score, as RPI came away with a 4-1 win. The lone Yale goal came from two of Schwartz’ line mates, as junior forward Aleca Hughes scored off an assist from senior forward Bray Ketchum.
November 11, 2010
Friday’s “White Out for Mandi” Highlights Busy Weekend at Ingalls
This weekend is about more than just a pair of games for the Yale women’s ice hockey team, as the Bulldogs host RPI and Union at Ingalls Rink. Friday night’s game vs. RPI will be the Bulldogs’ “White Out for Mandi”, a fundraiser for their teammate Mandi Schwartz as she battles cancer. No admission will be charged, and fans are asked to come wearing white or buy one of the “White Out” t-shirts that will be on sale at the game. Both games this weekend can be seen live on yalebulldogs.com.
November 6, 2010
Yale Falls to Northeastern 4-0
Florence Schelling made 34 saves to lead Northeastern to a 4-0 shutout of Yale Saturday afternoon at Mathews Arena. Casey Pickett scored a pair of goals for the Huskies, and junior goalie Genny Ladiges made 29 saves for Yale.
November 2, 2010
Ladiges Stops 36 But Providence Knocks off Yale 3-1
A pair of goals in a 10-second span of the first period by Providence forward Laura Veharanta proved too much for Yale to overcome Tuesday night at Ingalls Rink, as the Bulldogs fell to the Friars 3-1. Junior goalie Genny Ladiges made 36 saves, and sophomore forward Alyssa Zupon scored Yale’s lone goal.
November 1, 2010
Hockey East Battles Await Bulldogs Tuesday and Saturday
The Yale women’s hockey team faces a pair of Hockey East opponents this week, hosting Providence Tuesday night at Ingalls Rink and then traveling to Northeastern Saturday.
October 30, 2010
Bulldogs Fall 4-1 at Dartmouth
Amanda Trunzo had a pair of goals and Lauren Kelly and Moira Scanlon added one each to lead Dartmouth to a 4-1 win over Yale Saturday night at Thompson Arena. Sophomore goaltender Erin Callahan came up with a 34-save effort as she continued to fill the void left by an injury to senior Jackee Snikeris, but it was not enough to overcome the Big Green’s 38-13 shot advantage.
October 29, 2010
Callahan Helps Yale Pull Out 3-3 Overtime Tie at No. 9 Harvard
The entirety of sophomore goalie Erin Callahan’s varsity experience prior to Friday night was 20 minutes in the third period of a 10-1 win over Sacred Heart last season, when she stopped four of the five shots she faced. But when senior goalie Jackee Snikeris was injured in the first period against No. 9 Harvard at the Bright Center, Callahan stepped in to the high-pressure situation and made 32 saves, helping Yale pull out a 3-3 tie with its archrival.
October 27, 2010
ECAC Hockey Play Starts This Weekend at Harvard, Dartmouth
Yale starts ECAC Hockey play with a visit to two of its oldest rivals, Harvard and Dartmouth, this coming weekend. For Yale’s new head coach Joakim Flygh, Friday’s game against the Crimson is a matchup against the school where he was an assistant coach for three years prior to joining the Bulldogs.
October 26, 2010
Fundraising Events, Including Mandis March, Set for Saturday Nov. 6
The Yale Club of New Haven, in cooperation with the Athletic Departments of Yale and Quinnipiac Universities, presents a day of events to support Yale womens ice hockey center Mandi Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask.) and her family in her two-year battle with leukemia. On Saturday, Nov. 6, when the Yale mens ice hockey team hosts Quinnipiac at Ingalls Rink, the day will begin with Mandis March along 7.5 miles of the historic Farmington Rails-to-Trail Linear Park between the two schools hockey rinks. The annual Yale Club Hockey Night Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. that night, and the game begins at 7 p.m.
October 23, 2010
Yale Announces White Out for Mandi on Friday, Nov. 12
The Yale womens ice hockey team is dedicating its game vs. RPI on Friday, Nov. 12 to Mandi Schwartz, utilizing the game as a fundraiser for Mandi in her courageous battle with cancer. The goal is to pack Ingalls Rink, with everyone wearing white, as a White Out for Mandi show of support. No admission will be charged, and donations for Mandi will be accepted at the door. The team is lining up pledges from donors based on the attendance total, so that every person who walks through the doors that night will count towards the final donation total. The event will also help raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors and umbilical cord blood donors.
October 23, 2010
Ladiges Stops 31 as Yale Earns 1-1 Tie at Vermont
A goaltending duel between Yales Genny Ladiges and Vermonts Kelci Lanthier ended with a 1-1 tie Saturday afternoon at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Ladiges made 31 saves in her first start of the year, while Lanthier had 23 stops. Freshman forward Patricia McGauley scored her first career goal to help Yale earn the tie.
October 22, 2010
Bulldogs Fall to Vermont in Opener, 4-1
Vermont broke open a 2-1 game with a pair of goals in the third period, beating Yale 4-1 in the Bulldogs season opener Friday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris made 29 saves, and freshman forward Jenna Ciotti scored Yales lone goal. The game marked the debut of Joakim Flygh as Yales head coach.
October 21, 2010
Yale Opens 2010-11 Campaign
With a large freshman class and a new head coach, the Yale womens ice hockey team enters the 2010-11 season with a growing sense of excitement. Joakim Flygh takes over the reins after six seasons as an assistant coach for the womens teams at Harvard and Minnesota-Duluth, including five NCAA Tournament appearances. Yale opens the Flygh era with a pair of games at Vermont, Friday and Saturday.
October 19, 2010
Mandi Schwartz Update: Engraftment Test Results Mark Progress after Six Days in Intensive Care
After spending six days in intensive care fighting her way through another life-threatening condition, Mandi Schwartz got some much-needed positive news in her battle with cancer this week. Tests have indicated that, nearly four weeks after her stem cell transplant, engraftment -- the birth of her new immune system -- appears to have taken place. This marks a major positive step, but challenges still remain for the Yale womens ice hockey center.
October 17, 2010
Bulldogs Fall to McGill 1-0 in Exhibition
Senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris and junior goaltender Genny Ladiges combined for 39 saves Sunday afternoon at Ingalls Rink in Yales exhibition against McGill, but Martlets goalie Taylor Salisbury stopped all 20 Yale shots for a 1-0 McGill win.
October 17, 2010
Eddie Ardito Joins Yale Staff
Eddie Ardito, who played for Yales new head coach Joakim Flygh at New England College, has joined the Yale womens ice hockey staff.
September 27, 2010
Yale Adds U.S. National Team Experience to Staff with Hiring of Jessica Koizumi
Jessica Koizumi, who earned a gold medal as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship, has joined the Yale women’s ice hockey staff as an assistant coach. Koizumi played for the University of Minnesota-Duluth while Yale’s new head coach Joakim Flygh was an assistant there, and she captained UMD to the NCAA Frozen Four championship game in 2007.
September 22, 2010
Mandi Schwartz Update: Transplant Completed; Waiting for Engraftment Begins
The long wait is over for Mandi Schwartz, who received the stem cell transplant she needs to beat cancer Wednesday afternoon. The procedure, which lasted 32 minutes, took place at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliances inpatient transplant unit at the University of Washington Medical Center. With her immune system wiped out by chemotherapy and radiation, Mandi must remain in the hospital and be closely monitored. The next major milestone for her is engraftment -- the transplanted stem cells beginning to grow in her bone marrow and manufacture new blood cells and immune cells. This signifies the birth of Mandis new immune system, and should happen within a month.
September 15, 2010
Mandi Schwartz Update: Transplant Schedule Set
Following the results of a recent biopsy, doctors at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have determined a schedule for the stem cell transplant Yale womens hockey center Mandi Schwartz needs to help win her battle with cancer. The transplant, which will utilize stem cells from two umbilical cord blood units donated anonymously to public cord blood banks, is now scheduled for Sept. 22 at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliances inpatient transplant unit at the University of Washington Medical Center.
September 2, 2010
Yale Athletics Announces Video Streaming Plans for Basketball, Football, Hockey and Volleyball
The Yale Athletics Department has partnered with Stretch Internet for the second straight season to provide live video streams of home events. The Bulldogs streaming schedule starts this Friday with the volleyball team taking on Stony Brook. This year will also mark the first time that all home football games, featuring the commentary of Ron Vaccaro 04 and Carm Cozza from News/Talk 960 WELI-AM, will be streamed. In addition to football and volleyball, home games for mens basketball, womens basketball, mens ice hockey and womens ice hockey will also be available. Additional sports will be added soon.
September 1, 2010
Mandi Schwartz Update: Remission Achieved; Transplant up Next
Mandi Schwartz and her family received the good news they have been waiting for on Tuesday: based on her biopsy results, she is back in remission. This is the third time she has gone into remission since she was initially diagnosed with cancer in December of 2008. This time, the plan is for Mandi to receive a stem cell transplant designed to help her win her battle with acute myeloid leukemia once and for all. The transplant, which involves a breakthrough procedure developed by one of her doctors at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliances Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will be scheduled as soon as possible.
August 24, 2010
Ketchum, U.S. Conclude U-22 Series with Canada
Rising senior forward Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) and USA Hockey's Women's Under-22 Select Team concluded a three-game series with Canada over the weekend at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto.
August 19, 2010
Mandi Schwartz Update: Yale Teammate Samantha MacLean Plans 500-Mile Ride for 17
In support of teammate Mandi Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask.) in her battle against cancer, rising senior defenseman Samantha MacLean (Mississauga, Ont.) will return to school this year by biking from Toronto to New Haven. The Ride for 17 (Mandis uniform number), which will start on Aug. 22 and take five days, is designed to raise awareness of the need for life-saving bone marrow donors and umbilical cord blood donors for patients like Mandi. It will also serve as a fundraiser. MacLean, Yales captain, will cover more than 500 miles.
August 13, 2010
Mandi Schwartz Update: Breakthrough Procedure Holds Key to Transplant Success; More Chemotherapy Needed for Remission
The stem cell transplant that Mandi Schwartz needs to help win her battle with cancer will include a breakthrough procedure pioneered by one of her doctors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Care Center. First, though, the 22-year old Yale womens ice hockey center must undergo more chemotherapy, as tests have indicated that she is no longer in remission.
August 8, 2010
Mandi Schwartz Update: Strike!
Mandi Schwartz temporarily took up a new sport Sunday afternoon, as the Yale womens hockey center made a special appearance at Safeco Field for a Seattle Mariners game. Mandi, whose treatment for leukemia is being overseen by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Mariners game vs. the Kansas City Royals. Mandi and her family continue to help raise awareness of the importance of umbilical cord blood donations and bone marrow donor registrations, which can save patients who have life-threatening illnesses and need stem cell transplants.
July 29, 2010
Mandi Schwartz Update: Q+A with Rick Schwartz, Mandi's Father
Yale hockey center Mandi Schwartz, her parents Carol and Rick, and her fiancée Kaylem Prefontaine have been in Seattle since last week in preparation for a cord blood transplant to treat her leukemia. The procedure will take place at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which partners with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a pre-eminent institution for treating hematologic malignancies. Mandis father recently provided this update for all those concerned about her health.
July 29, 2010
Hughes' Goal at Chowder Cup Tournament: Help Save Lives
Rising junior forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.), one of the Yale women¹s ice hockey team's top scorers over the past two years, is using her participation in this upcoming weekend's summer tournament for college and high school female hockey players to bring attention to her teammate Mandi Schwartz¹s battle with leukemia. In addition to "Goals for Mandi", where sponsors will pledge donations based on how many goals Hughes' team scores, there will also be a drive on Friday to add potential life-saving bone marrow donors to the national registry. Incoming freshman Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.) is also playing in the tournament and will assist with the bone marrow drive.
July 28, 2010
Joakim Flygh Named Yale Womens Ice Hockey Coach
Joakim Flygh, who has been to the NCAA Tournament in five of the last six seasons as an assistant coach at Harvard and Minnesota-Duluth, has been named Yales head womens ice hockey coach. Yale Director of Athletics Tom Beckett made the announcement Wednesday. Flyghs nine-year career as an assistant coach has been marked by consistent success; teams he has coached for have a combined winning percentage of .701 (176-69-21) and he has been a part of six seasons of 20 or more wins.
July 17, 2010
Mandi Schwartz Heads to Seattle to Begin Next Phase of Battle with Cancer
Yale womens hockey player Mandi Schwartz is taking the next big step in her battle with cancer: a 1,000-mile journey by motor home with her family from Saskatchewan to Seattle. After more than two months of chemotherapy back home at the Pasqua Hospital in Canada, the next phase of her treatment will be overseen by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
June 30, 2010
Yale Student-Athletes Making an Impact with Underprivileged Youth through ELI Africa
Former Yale football defensive lineman Vedant Seeam has taken his game to a larger playing field since he last donned a uniform more than two years ago. Seeam, a native of Mauritius, Africa, is the Founder and President of the international non-profit ELI (Experiential Learning Initiative) Africa, which aims to empower underprivileged youth in Africa and to promote sustainable development through educational initiatives.