The Yale women’s ice hockey team had 16 student-athletes named to the 2013-14 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league today. The Bulldogs’ honorees included all four seniors: forward Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.), forward Ashley Dunbar (Hillsborough, N.J.), forward Patricia McGauley (Wilcox, Sask.) and defenseman Tara Tomimoto (Calgary, Alta.) That group combined for 14 All-Academic Team selections during their careers. Decker, McGauley and Tomimoto won the award all four years.
Seven seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.) of the women’s ice hockey team, Jane Kozey (Ansonia, Conn.) of the women’s crew team and Beau Palin (Oconomowoc, Wisc.) of the football team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Tucker Kocher (San Francisco, Calif.) of the men’s soccer team and Brenda Seah (Singapore) of the women’s fencing team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Pat Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the men’s swimming and diving team and Kallie Parchman (Baltimore, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
Two Yale women’s ice hockey student-athletes -- junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montréal, Qué.) and incoming freshman forward Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.) -- have been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camp. Hockey Canada announced the camp roster on Apr. 17.
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland), an Olympic medalist who led Yale in scoring, has received another honor for her stellar debut season. The Hockey Writers website has selected her as its choice for NCAA Rookie of the Year, part of the End-of-Season Awards that were announced on the website earlier this week. Staenz was also named to the website’s All-Rookie Team.
To date the annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drives at Yale have located at least 23 donor matches for patients with life-threatening illnesses, and that number is likely to increase in the very near future thanks to the Bulldogs’ efforts at the sixth annual drive, held Thursday at Commons. Over the course of nearly seven hours -- with volunteers from the field hockey, football and women’s ice hockey teams leading the way -- Yale added 686 more people to the Be The Match Registry®. That brings the total number of registrants from Yale’s six drives to 4,538.
In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registration drives, the Yale athletic department will once again hold a drive in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (Wilcox, Sask.) (1988-2011). The Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for Be The Match®, will be held on Thursday, Apr. 17 from 10 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. Donors that could help save lives join the Be The Match Registry® through testing that consists of simple cheek swabs.
The 2013-14 Yale women's ice hockey team gathered in the Schley Room at Ingalls Rink on Friday Mar. 28 for the annual team banquet. The Bulldogs announced the winners of the six team awards, honoring junior defenseman Aurora Kennedy (Mississauga, Ont.), junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montréal, Qué.), junior defenseman Madi Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.), junior forward Jackie Raines (London, Ont.) and senior defenseman Tara Tomimoto (Calgary, Alta.) (Tomimoto won two awards). The Bulldogs also introduced Kennedy as the 2014-15 team captain.
Junior defenseman Aurora Kennedy (Mississauga, Ont.) has been elected captain of the Yale women’s ice hockey team for the 2014-15 season. Kennedy was selected by a team vote Wednesday Mar. 26, and was introduced formally at the team’s post-season banquet Friday Mar. 28 in the Schley Room at Ingalls Rink.
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland), an Olympic medalist who led Yale in scoring, has been named to the New England Hockey Writers Division I All-Star Team. The New England Hockey Writers Association announced the team -- which consists of six forwards, four defensemen and two goalies-- on Wednesday. The all-stars will be honored at a banquet on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass.
Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland), an Olympic medalist who led Yale in scoring, earned three honors from ECAC Hockey at the conference’s annual banquet Friday night. Staenz was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year and third team All-ECAC Hockey along with being selected to the conference’s All-Rookie Team. She is the second Bulldog to earn ECAC Hockey’s Rookie of the Year Award, joining Maria Dennis ’88 (who won the award in 1985).
Freshman forward Krista Yip-Chuck (Whitby, Ont.), who helped the Yale women’s ice hockey team to its first ECAC Hockey playoff appearance since 2008, was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month for February on Thursday. Yip-Chuck was second on the team in goals and points, and tied for second in assists, for the month (3-4-7).
Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland), an Olympic medalist who leads Yale in points, has been named a finalist for ECAC Hockey’s Rookie of the Year Award. Staenz was one of four finalists announced by the league on Sunday, along with forward Genevieve Bannon of Clarkson, forward Hanna Bunton of Cornell and forward Brooke Webster of St. Lawrence. The winner -- determined by a vote of the league’s coaches -- will be announced at the conference’s annual banquet Friday Mar. 7.
An unforgettable ECAC Hockey playoff series between the Yale women’s ice hockey team and No. 5 Harvard came to an end Sunday afternoon at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, with the Crimson prevailing 4-0. With the win, Harvard takes the best-of-three quarterfinal series two games to one and advances to next Saturday’s ECAC Hockey semifinals. The loss ends Yale’s season.
Another day at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, another double overtime ECAC Hockey playoff battle between the Yale women’s ice hockey team and No. 5 Harvard. A day after the Bulldogs earned a memorable win in game one of the best-of-three ECAC Hockey quarterfinals on a goal by sophomore forward Janelle Ferrara at 17:33 of the second overtime, the Crimson turned the tables and beat Yale 3-2 Saturday on a goal by forward Miye D’Oench at 4:01 of the second extra session. With the win, Harvard forces the Bulldogs to play a decisive game three at Bright-Landry on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Yale sophomore forward Janelle Ferrara’s power play goal at 17:33 of the second overtime capped an epic ECAC Hockey quarterfinal battle at Bright-Landry Hockey Center Friday night, lifting the Bulldogs to a 3-2 win over No. 5 Harvard that puts the Bulldogs one victory away from advancing to the ECAC Hockey semifinals. Junior goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 55 saves for the win, her second against the Crimson this year. This was Yale’s first postseason win since 2005.
A pair of Yale women’s ice hockey players were honored by the Ivy League on Thursday, as senior defenseman Tara Tomimoto (Calgary, Alta.) earned second team All-Ivy League honors and freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) earned honorable mention All-Ivy League honors. The league made the announcement Thursday.
After going unbeaten against No. 5 Harvard in the regular season, the Yale women’s ice hockey team now heads to Massachusetts to take on the Crimson in the ECAC Hockey Championship quarterfinals. The Bulldogs (seeded seventh) and the Crimson (seeded second) will play a best-of-three series (Friday 7:00, Saturday 4:00, Sunday 4:00 if necessary) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center to determine which team advances to the semifinals. The team that wins the ECAC Hockey Championship tournament receives the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. This is Yale’s first appearance in the tournament since 2008.
The Yale women’s ice hockey team had already clinched a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs entering Saturday, but the Bulldogs were facing a Dartmouth team that still had to win to ensure itself a spot in the postseason. The Big Green poured 42 shots on net in an effort to clinch a playoff spot, and managed to come away with a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs at Ingalls Rink despite 40 saves from junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff. Yale’s goal came from junior forward Stephanie Mock.
The Yale women’s ice hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to four games Friday night at Ingalls Rink, tying No. 5 Harvard 3-3 in overtime. Combined with a 2-0 win at Harvard last month, this marks the first time since the 2005-06 season that Yale has gone unbeaten against the Crimson in the regular season. Yale’s goals, including two on the power play, came from freshman defenseman Taylor Marchin, junior forward Jackie Raines and freshman forward Krista Yip-Chuck.
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team was a part of history Thursday at the Olympics, helping the Swiss women’s ice hockey team earn its first Olympic medal. Trailing 2-0 vs. Sweden entering the third period, the Swiss scored four goals -- including the game-tying goal from Staenz on a power play -- to rally for the 4-3 win at Bolshoy Ice Dome. With the win, Switzerland earns the bronze medal.
Junior forward Jackie Raines (London, Ont.), who scored four goals Saturday in a 5-3 win at Princeton that clinched an ECAC Hockey playoff berth for the Yale women’s ice hockey team, was named the conference’s Player of the Week on Wednesday.
With a berth in the ECAC Hockey playoffs secured last Saturday, the Yale women’s ice hockey team looks to gather momentum in the final weekend of the regular season as No. 5 Harvard (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and Dartmouth (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) come to Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs, who will honor their four seniors at Saturday’s game, will finish in either sixth or seventh place in the final standings. This is also Alumnae Weekend.
Yale freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and the Swiss women’s ice hockey team will play for a bronze medal at the Olympics after falling to Canada 3-1 in the semifinal round Monday at Shayba Arena. Switzerland will play Sweden, which lost to the U.S. 6-1 in the other semifinal matchup, for the bronze at 7:00 a.m. Eastern time Thursday (televised on NBC Sports Network). The U.S. and Canada will play for gold on Thursday at Noon Eastern.
Junior forward Jackie Raines’ four-goal outburst Saturday afternoon at Baker Rink helped the Yale women’s ice hockey team rally past Princeton for a 5-3 win. The victory clinches a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs for Yale, the Bulldogs’ first postseason berth since 2008. Junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff made 47 saves, including 23 in the first period, for the win.
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and Team Switzerland needed a win at the Olympics on Saturday to keep their hopes of an Olympic medal alive, and they got it. The Swiss beat Russia 2-0 in the quarterfinals for their first win of the tournament, earning a spot in the semifinals. The winner of Switzerland’s game vs. Canada on Monday (Noon Eastern time on MSNBC) will play in the gold-medal game next Thursday, while the loser will play in the bronze-medal game. The other semifinal pits Sweden vs. the United States.
The Yale women’s ice hockey team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 3-3 tie in overtime with No. 10 Quinnipiac Friday night at TD Bank Sports Center. The Bulldogs’ comeback was fueled by goals from freshman forward Krista Yip-Chuck, sophomore defenseman Kate Martini and sophomore forward Hanna Åström. Junior goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 27 saves.
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) scored the first Olympic goal by a Yale women’s ice hockey player on Wednesday, but Switzerland fell to Finland 4-3 in overtime. The Swiss are winless in their first three games at the Olympics, and must win their quarterfinal matchup on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Eastern on MSNBC to advance to the medal round.
The Yale women’s ice hockey team makes the final regular-season road trip of the season this weekend, and the Bulldogs’ results at No. 10 Quinnipiac (Friday, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3) and Princeton (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) will go a long way towards determining where they are the weekend of Feb. 28 -- when the ECAC Hockey playoffs start. Yale enters the weekend in seventh place, one point ahead of eighth-place Rensselaer and two points ahead of ninth-place Dartmouth. The Bulldogs still could finish anywhere from in the top four (in which case they would host a quarterfinal playoff series) to out of the playoffs entirely.
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team faced Team USA as a member of Team Switzerland at the Olympics Monday. This was Switzerland’s second game of the Olympics, having fallen to Canada 5-0 on Saturday. Staenz once again led her team in shots on Monday -- she had three -- but the Swiss fell to the U.S. 9-0. Switzerland next plays Finland, on Wednesday at 3:00 a.m. Eastern. That game will be televised on MSNBC.