2014-15 Yale Women's Ice Hockey News
December 17, 2014
Åström on Team Sweden for 4 Nations Tournament
Hanna Åström (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden), a junior forward on the Yale women’s ice hockey team, will play for her native Sweden in the 4 Nations Tournament Dec. 19-21 in Uppsala, Sweden. Sweden is currently ranked No. 5 in the world, and the tournament also includes No. 3 Switzerland, No. 6 Russia and No. 7 Germany all competing in a round-robin format.
December 6, 2014
3-2 Win at RPI Completes Weekend Sweep for Yale
For the second year in a row, the Yale women’s ice hockey team is coming home from New York’s Capital District with a sweep of its ECAC Hockey opponents. The Bulldogs completed the four-point weekend, which started with a 4-2 win at Union Friday night, by beating Rensselaer 3-2 Saturday afternoon at Houston Field House. The win included the first career goal for freshman defenseman Mallory Souliotis.
December 5, 2014
Gately's First Career Goal Highlights 4-2 Win at Union
Friday night’s game at Union got off to a rough start for the Yale women’s ice hockey team, as the Dutchwomen scored a goal just 25 seconds in. But that did not faze the Bulldogs, even though they were facing one of the toughest goalies in ECAC Hockey -- Union’s Shenae Lundberg, who had just set an NCAA record for most saves in a shutout by stopping 59 shots in a 1-0 win at Northeastern Tuesday. The Bulldogs tied the game midway through the first on the first career goal by freshman forward Kaitlin Gately, then took the lead 33 seconds later and never looked back. They finished with a 4-2 victory.
December 1, 2014
Capital District Visit to Conclude First Half of Season
The last time the Yale women’s ice hockey team visited its two ECAC Hockey rivals in New York’s Capital District -- Nov. 15-16, 2013 -- the Bulldogs came away with two wins and four points in the ECAC Hockey standings. It was their first conference road sweep since Jan. 11-12 of 2008. They head back to the region this weekend for games at Union Friday (7:00 p.m.) and at RPI Saturday (4:00 p.m.), seeking a pair of wins to conclude the first half of the season. Two wins this weekend would get Yale to the six-win mark at the earliest date since the 2004-05 season, when the Bulldogs won their sixth game of the season on Nov. 24.
November 29, 2014
UConn Tops Yale 3-1 in Nutmeg Classic Consolation Game
In Saturday afternoon’s consolation game at the 11th annual Nutmeg Classic tournament, the Yale women’s ice hockey team ran into a UConn team that had pushed No. 5 Clarkson to overtime in the semifinals the day before. The Huskies were playing at home in the Freitas Ice Forum and had a goalie that was on a roll, as Elaine Chuli had made 51 saves Friday. Chuli ultimately helped tip Saturday’s game in the Huskies’ favor, as she made 32 saves and led UConn to a 3-1 win over the Bulldogs despite Yale’s 33-21 shot advantage.
November 28, 2014
Bulldogs Fall in First Game of Nutmeg Classic, 5-2 to No. 4 Quinnipiac
Something had to give Friday afternoon at UConn’s Freitas Ice Forum in the semifinal round of the 11th annual Nutmeg Classic. The Yale women's ice hockey team brought the No. 4 scoring offense in the country into the game, as the Bulldogs were averaging 3.78 goals per game. But No. 4 Quinnipiac brought the No. 1 scoring defense, allowing just 0.46 goals per game. In the end, the Bobcats were able to keep the Bulldogs off the scoreboard for the first 43 minutes, grabbing a 3-0 lead in the process, and they hung on for a 5-2 win. Senior forward Stephanie Mock and sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz scored Yale’s goals as part of a third-period comeback attempt that fell short.
November 26, 2014
11th Annual Nutmeg Classic up Next for Yale
The Yale women’s ice hockey team heads to Storrs, Conn., this weekend for the 11th annual Nutmeg Classic. The tournament features three teams from Connecticut -- the “Nutmeg State” -- along with defending national champion No. 5 Clarkson. The Bulldogs play No. 4 Quinnipiac in the first round Friday at 3:00 p.m., then play in either the consolation game (3:00 p.m. Saturday) or the championship game (7:00 p.m. Saturday) against either Clarkson or UConn. Yale has reached the championship game of the tournament eight times in the last 10 seasons, winning in 2006-07 (7-3 vs. Quinnipiac).
November 25, 2014
Yale Goalies Combine for 52 Saves, but No. 1 BC Wins 4-0
No. 1 Boston College overcame a 52-save effort by a pair of Yale goaltenders -- 46 from senior Jaimie Leonoff and six from sophomore Hanna Mandl -- to beat the Yale women’s ice hockey team 4-0 Tuesday night at Ingalls Rink. BC’s Katie Burt made 18 saves for the shutout.
November 25, 2014
Pensavalle Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week Again
Freshman forward Courtney Pensavalle (Winchester, Mass.), who had a goal and two assists in Yale’s lone game last week, has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. Pensavalle helped the Bulldogs to a 13-0 win vs. Sacred Heart Friday at Ingalls, finishing the game with a +5. She now leads the nation in points per game among rookies (1.29).
November 21, 2014
Hat Tricks for Haddad, Kennedy in 13-0 Win vs. SHU
The Yale women’s ice hockey team got goals from nine different players, including hat tricks by junior forward Jamie Haddad and senior defenseman Aurora Kennedy, as the Bulldogs bested Sacred Heart 13-0 Friday night at Ingalls rink. Senior defenseman Madi Murray and freshman forward Brittany Wheeler scored their first career goals, and sophomore goalie Hanna Mandl made six saves for her first career shutout in her first start of the season.
November 20, 2014
Sacred Heart, No. 1 Boston College Coming to Ingalls
With a pair of games coming up in the next five days at Ingalls Rink, the Yale women’s ice hockey team has a chance to get to five wins -- a mark they did not reach until Jan. 3 last season -- before Thanksgiving. The much-improved Bulldogs host Sacred Heart on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and No. 1 Boston College Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
November 15, 2014
Bulldogs Fall 6-2 at Cornell
The Cornell women’s ice hockey team jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 4:06 against Yale Saturday afternoon, and that early deficit proved to be too much for the Bulldogs to overcome. After freshman forward Courtney Pensavalle pulled Yale within 2-1 with a tally right after Cornell scored its second goal, the Big Red scored twice in the second period and twice in the third for a 6-2 win. Junior forward Jamie Haddad had Yale’s other goal.
November 14, 2014
A Shutout -- and an Assist -- for Leonoff in 3-0 Win at Colgate
Senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff has accomplished a lot during her career with the Yale women’s ice hockey team; she is among the school’s top four in career goals-against average, saves and save percentage. On Friday afternoon at Colgate, though, she accomplished something new: she got her first career assist. Her helper, on Yale’s third and final goal, provided the exclamation mark on her fifth career shutout. She made 18 saves in the 3-0 win.
November 11, 2014
Pensavalle Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
After helping the Yale women’s ice hockey team earn a 4-4 overtime tie with No. 6 BU Saturday, freshman forward Courtney Pensavalle (Winchester, Mass.) has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week. She had two goals and an assist, with both goals coming on the power play, in that game -- Yale’s only game of the week. All of her points came in the second period as Yale rallied from a 1-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead. The Bulldogs then fought back for a 4-4 tie after BU went ahead 4-3 late in the third.
November 10, 2014
Trip to Colgate, Cornell Up Next for Bulldogs
After battling No. 6 BU to a 4-4 overtime tie last Saturday, the Yale women’s ice hockey team turns its attention back to ECAC Hockey conference games this weekend. The Bulldogs head to upstate New York, where they will play Colgate (Friday, 3:00 p.m.) and Cornell (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.).
November 8, 2014
Late Goal by Murray Helps Yale Earn 4-4 OT Tie with No. 6 BU
The Yale women’s ice hockey team showed that it can compete with one of the best teams in the country Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink, tying No. 6 Boston University 4-4. The Bulldogs had to fight back from a 4-3 deficit late in the game, getting the game-tying goal from freshman forward Eden Murray with 2:03 to play in regulation. Senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff made 33 saves, and freshman forward Courtney Pensavalle had two goals and an assist.
November 3, 2014
Yale Hosts No. 6 BU Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
The Yale women’s ice hockey team has a challenging non-conference schedule this season, and this Saturday’s game at 3:00 p.m. vs. No. 6 BU is one of the Bulldogs’ biggest tests. The Terriers are one of four teams currently ranked in the top six in the national poll that Yale will play this season, and this is one of at least eight games that Yale will play against a team that made the NCAA Tournament last year. The Terriers, who have made the NCAA Tournament for five straight seasons and won three straight Hockey East championships, enter Saturday’s game on a 5-1-0 roll.
November 1, 2014
No. 9 Clarkson Edges Yale 2-1
Looking to upset the defending national champions, the Yale women’s ice hockey team grabbed a 1-0 lead late in the first period against No. 9 Clarkson at Ingalls Rink Saturday afternoon. But the Golden Knights responded with the game-tying goal early in the second, then got the game-winner early in the third for a 2-1 win.
October 31, 2014
St. Lawrence Shuts Out Bulldogs 3-0
St. Lawrence cooled off the Yale women’s ice hockey team’s red-hot offense Friday night at Ingalls Rink, blanking the Bulldogs 3-0 behind 28 saves from Carmen MacDonald. The Saints got goals from three different players, including the game-winner from Kennedy Marchment.
October 29, 2014
Conference Plays Starts with Weekend Set vs. SLU, No. 9 Clarkson
The Yale women’s ice hockey team is off to a 2-0-0 start for the first time since 1991-92, and that hot start will be put to a tough test this weekend. ECAC Hockey conference play begins for the Bulldogs with a pair of visitors from the North Country, as Yale hosts St. Lawrence Friday at 7:00 p.m. and No. 9 Clarkson -- the defending NCAA Champions -- Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
October 25, 2014
Three Points for Ferrara, Yip-Chuck in 5-2 Win vs. PC
The Yale women’s ice hockey team capped a busy weekend of scoring with a 5-2 victory over Providence Saturday night at Ingalls. The win gives the Bulldogs a sweep of the season-opening home-and-home series with the Friars, as they won 6-2 Friday night in Providence. Yale is off to its first 2-0-0 start since 1991-92.
October 24, 2014
Six Different Players Score Goals in 6-2 Opening Win at PC
The Yale women’s ice hockey team looks to have plenty of scoring depth this season, and the first game of the year showcased that. Yale was facing a Providence team that it had beaten 5-1 last year. While four of the Bulldog goals in last year’s game came from one player -- sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz -- in this year’s game the Bulldogs got goals from six different players en route to a 6-2 win. Sophomore defenseman Taylor Marchin led the team with four assists and a +5. Senior forward Stephanie Mock had a goal and two assists.
October 22, 2014
Season Outlook: Bulldogs Look to Make another Move Up in 2014-15
The 2014-15 Yale women’s ice hockey season gets underway shortly, with the regular season opener Friday at Providence. All signs point to the Bulldogs continuing the improvements that they made last season, when they posted their best winning percentage in six years. The team’s starting goaltender and top five scorers all return from 2013-14, when the team scored 74 goals -- its most since 2006-07.
October 22, 2014
Season Opens with Home-and-Home Series vs. Providence
The 2014-15 season starts this weekend for the Yale women’s ice hockey team, as the Bulldogs play Providence in a home-and-home series. The two teams skate on Friday night at Schneider Arena and on Saturday night at Ingalls Rink.
October 17, 2014
Seven Bulldogs Score Goals in 10-2 Scrimmage Win vs. Sacred Heart
The Yale women’s ice hockey team wrapped up its preseason slate with a 10-2 win vs. Sacred Heart in a scrimmage Friday night at Ingalls Rink. Three different Bulldogs -- junior forward Janelle Ferrara (0-3-3), junior forward Jamie Haddad (2-1-3), senior forward Stephanie Mock (1-2-3) and sophomore forward Krista Yip-Chuck (2-1-3) -- had three-point nights. Junior forward Hanna Åström add two goals, and Yale also got goals from freshman forward Kaitlin Gately, sophomore defenseman Abby Gahm and sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz.
October 15, 2014
Clinic a Hit with Local Youth Hockey Players
The first Yale women's ice hockey clinic proved to be a huge success this past Sunday, as approximately 50 local girls' hockey players got the chance to learn hockey skills from Yale players on the ice at Ingalls Rink.
October 12, 2014
Shutout for Leonoff as Yale Blanks McGill 2-0 in Exhibition
Senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff made 24 saves as the Yale women’s ice hockey team shut out McGill in an exhibition Sunday afternoon at Ingalls Rink. A pair of freshmen forwards, Eden Murray and Courtney Pensavalle, scored the Bulldogs’ goals.
September 24, 2014
Leonoff in Calgary for Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival
Senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team is in Calgary this week, attending Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Team Fall Festival at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park. Leonoff is one of 58 players attending the prestigious camp – including 10 players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The camp runs Sept. 22-28 and serves as an important evaluation opportunity for Canada’s National Women’s Team coaching staff.
September 17, 2014
Yale to Host Clinic after Exhibition Game Sunday Oct. 12
The Yale women's ice hockey team will host a clinic, open to girls ages 4-14, following the Bulldogs' exhibition vs. McGill at Ingalls Rink on Sunday, Oct. 12. The clinic will run from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
September 16, 2014
Staenz Preseason All-ECAC Hockey; Bulldogs Picked Sixth in Poll
ECAC Hockey released the results of its preseason coaches’ poll on Tuesday, with Yale sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) earning a spot on the preseason all-conference team and the Bulldogs picked to finish sixth in the standings.
August 3, 2014
Leonoff and Murray Selected for Hockey Canada Development Team Camp
Two Yale women’s ice hockey student-athletes -- rising senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.) and incoming freshman forward Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.) -- have been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp. The camp, which takes place Aug. 8-17 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alta., is an important step in identifying players who could play for the Development Team and one day be in the running to play for the National Women’s Team.
July 10, 2014
Åström Earns Invite to another National Team Camp for Sweden
After attending a National Team Camp for her native Sweden at the end of June, rising junior forward Hanna Åström (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team has been invited to another National Team Camp next month. Åström is one of 24 players selected for this camp, which runs from August 8 through 11 in Norrtälje and consists of on-ice practices and two games. The camp roster includes 14 players from Sweden’s 2014 Olympic team.
July 2, 2014
Åström Attends National Team Camp for Sweden
Hanna Åström (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden), a rising junior forward on the Yale women’s ice hockey team, just wrapped up a stint at National Team Camp for her native Sweden. Åström was one of 23 players who took part in the camp, which ran from June 26 through June 29 in Norrtälje. The camp consisted of six on-ice practices, off-ice testing and two scrimmages.
June 12, 2014
2014-15 Schedule Includes at Least 11 Games vs. Nationally Ranked Teams
The Yale women’s ice hockey team will once again test itself against some of the nation’s best teams in 2014-15. At least 11 games against teams that ended the past season ranked in the top 10 -- including at least two games against defending NCAA champion Clarkson -- highlight the 2014-15 schedule, which was announced Thursday. Yale is scheduled to play at least eight games against teams that made the 2014 NCAA tournament.
May 12, 2014
Eight Added to Roster in Class of 2018
The Yale women’s ice hockey team welcomes eight incoming freshmen to the roster for 2014-15. The Class of 2018, which was announced Monday, includes five forwards and three defensemen. The new Bulldogs come from three different U.S. states and two different Canadian provinces.