2014-15 Yale Women's Ice Hockey News
August 10, 2015
19 Bulldogs Make ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team; Ferrara Earns Commissioner’s Level
The Yale women’s ice hockey team had 19 student-athletes named to the 2014-15 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league on Monday. This year, the league also announced the first “Commissioner’s Level” of recognition, designed to honor the top scholar on each team. That went to junior forward Janelle Ferrara (Winthrop, Mass.), a psychology major. She has been on the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team all three years of her career.
May 3, 2015
Murray Selected for Hockey Canada Strength and Conditioning Camp
Freshman forward Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team has been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camp, which takes place May 6-10 in Hamilton, Ont. The camp is considered an important step in identifying players who could one day play for Canada’s National Women’s Team. Murray is one of 11 student-athletes from ECAC Hockey schools invited to the camp.
April 21, 2015
Janelle Ferrara Chosen as Captain for 2015-16
Junior forward Janelle Ferrara (Winthrop, Mass.) has been elected captain of the Yale women’s ice hockey team for the 2015-16 season. Ferrara was selected by a team vote, and was introduced formally at the team’s post-season banquet Tuesday Apr. 14 in the Schley Room at Ingalls Rink.
April 21, 2015
Haddad, Kennedy, Leonoff, Mock and Souliotis Honored with Team Awards
The 2014-15 Yale women's ice hockey team gathered for the final time in the Schley Room at Ingalls Rink on Tuesday Apr. 14 for the annual team banquet. In addition to celebrating a season marked by many memorable achievements, the Bulldogs honored the winners of the six team awards: junior forward Jamie Haddad (Wilbraham, Mass.), senior defenseman Aurora Kennedy (Mississauga, Ont.), senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montréal, Qué.) , senior forward Stephanie Mock (Cape Coral, Fla.) and freshman defenseman Mallory Souliotis (Acton, Mass.).
April 16, 2015
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Adds 761 Potential Life-Savers
Fresh off the news of yet another life-saving donation from a previous drive, the Yale Athletics department hosted its annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Thursday at Commons -- and added 761 more potential life-savers to the Be The Match Registry®. The Bulldogs’ efforts on Thursday will no doubt add to the total number of donor matches for patients with life-threatening illnesses located through the six previous drives. That figure is now at least 29, following the recent donation by senior Peter Ambiel (Los Altos, Calif.) of the men’s soccer team. Yale has now added a total of 5,299 people to the registry.
April 10, 2015
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale Set for Thursday, Apr. 16
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. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 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 are located through testing that consists of simple cheek swabs.
April 5, 2015
Staenz, Switzerland Conclude World Championship Competition in Sweden
Sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team helped Team Switzerland to a pair of wins and a sixth-place finish at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship, which concluded Saturday with the United States winning the gold medal. The Swiss fell to Finland 3-0 in the quarterfinals on Apr. 1. Staenz totaled four goals and an assist in four games at the tournament, tying for fifth in goals.
March 31, 2015
Staenz, Switzerland Advance to Quarterfinals at World Championship
With a 3-0 win vs. Japan Tuesday, sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and Team Switzerland have advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship. Switzerland now has two wins and one loss at the conclusion of round-robin play in Group B, placing the Swiss second in the group and earning them a spot in the quarters against Finland on Wednesday. Staenz has four goals and an assist so far, putting her in a tie for third in goals and a tie for fifth in points among all players at the tournament.
March 26, 2015
Staenz Playing for Switzerland in Upcoming World Championship
Sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and Team Switzerland will start play at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship this Saturday in Malmö, Sweden. Staenz, who was officially named to the roster on Thursday, will look to help her team build on last year’s bronze medal-winning performance at the Olympics.
February 28, 2015
No. 4 Harvard Takes Game Two 3-0 to Win Quarterfinal Series
The 2014-15 season was marked by a number of memorable accomplishments for the Yale women’s ice hockey team, but on Saturday afternoon in game two of the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals the Bulldogs came up against a team that was on a roll -- and that ultimately brought Yale’s season to an end. No. 4 Harvard improved to 8-1-1 in last 10 games by taking a 3-0 shutout win over the Bulldogs. The Crimson outshot Yale 37-24, overcoming a 34-save effort by senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff for the victory.
February 27, 2015
No. 4 Harvard Takes Game One of Quarterfinal Series, 2-1
Friday afternoon witnessed another classic Yale-Harvard playoff battle in women’s ice hockey at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, where the Bulldogs and Crimson had battled for three games a year ago at this time. Facing a Harvard team that ranked No. 3 in the nation in scoring offense (3.76 goals per game), Yale senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff stood tall, making 39 saves and holding the Crimson to just two goals. But Harvard’s stifling defense, backed by 22 saves from goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer, ultimately carried the day by limiting Yale to just one goal as the Crimson came away with a 2-1 win to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three ECAC Hockey quarterfinals.
February 26, 2015
Leonoff, Raines Earn All-Ivy League Honors
After helping the Yale women’s ice hockey team to 15 wins in the regular season -- one win away from the school record -- two Bulldog seniors have been honored with All-Ivy League selections. Forward Jackie Raines (London, Ont.) earned second team honors, while goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montréal, Qué.) was an honorable mention selection. The league made the announcement Thursday.
February 23, 2015
Leonoff, Yip-Chuck Earn ECAC Hockey Weekly Honors
Senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montréal, Qué.) and sophomore forward Krista Yip-Chuck (Whitby, Ont.), who helped the Yale women’s ice hockey team sweep No. 6 Quinnipiac and Princeton this past weekend to tie the school single-season record for conference wins (12), have been honored with weekly awards from ECAC Hockey. Leonoff was named ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week and Yip-Chuck was Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week on Tuesday.
February 22, 2015
Playoff Rematch with No. 4 Harvard up Next for Yale
The two teams responsible for an epic playoff battle a year ago in Cambridge, Mass., will meet this coming weekend at that same spot. Having tied the school record for conference wins in a season (12) with a sweep last weekend, the Yale women’s ice hockey team finished the regular season seventh in the ECAC Hockey standings -- and thus earned a re-match with the second-seeded team, the No. 4 Harvard Crimson. Harvard edged Yale two games to one in last year’s quarterfinal series at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, with two of the games going to double overtime.
February 21, 2015
Yale Celebrates Senior Day with 2-1 Win vs. Princeton
With a 2-1 victory vs. Princeton in the regular season finale on Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink, the Yale women’s ice hockey team celebrated Senior Day in style --and kept some much-needed momentum going into the upcoming ECAC Hockey playoffs. This was Yale’s fifth win in a row, the team’s longest winning streak since winning six in a row from Nov. 19 through Dec. 4, 2004.
February 20, 2015
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February 20, 2015
Bulldogs Upset No. 5 Quinnipiac Behind 37 Saves by Leonoff
In the final weekend of the regular season and with the playoffs around the corner, the Yale women’s ice hockey team just showed that it is peaking at the right time. Behind 37 saves from senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff and a pair of goals from sophomore forward Krista Yip-Chuck, the Bulldogs knocked off No. 5 Quinnipiac for their fourth win in a row. Yale thus eliminated the Bobcats -- who entered the day tied for second in the standings -- from contention for the ECAC Hockey regular season championship in the process.
February 17, 2015
Murray Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
Freshman forward Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.), who had three points as the Yale women’s ice hockey team swept Rensselaer and Union this past weekend, has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week.
February 15, 2015
No. 5 Quinnipiac, Princeton in Town; Senior Day Saturday
The final home games of the 2014-15 season for the Yale women’s ice hockey team bring No. 5 Quinnipiac (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and Princeton (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) to Ingalls Rink this weekend. With a sweep of RPI and Union last weekend at The Whale, the Bulldogs have won three in a row and five of their last seven. They will look to keep that momentum going with the ECAC Hockey playoffs looming the weekend of Feb. 27. This Saturday Yale will honor its five seniors: defenseman Aurora Kennedy (Mississauga, Ont.), goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montréal, Qué.), forward Stephanie Mock (Cape Coral, Fla.), defenseman Madi Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.) and forward Jackie Raines (London, Ont.).
February 14, 2015
Three in a Row for Yale as Bulldogs Beat Union 4-2
The Yale women’s ice hockey team continued its winning ways -- and its high-scoring ways -- Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink vs. Union. With a 4-2 win vs. the Dutchwomen, the Bulldogs completed a four-point weekend in which they outscored their two opponents 9-2. With the win -- the team’s third in a row and fifth in the last seven games -- Yale stayed tied with Dartmouth for seventh place in the ECAC Hockey standings with two regular season games remaining.
February 13, 2015
Shutout vs. Rensselaer, 5-0, Clinches Playoff Berth
The Yale women’s ice hockey team improved to 4-2-0 in its last six games with a 5-0 win vs. Rensselaer Friday night at Ingalls Rink. With the victory, the Bulldogs kept pace in the ECAC Hockey standings, as they remain tied for seventh with Dartmouth with three games to play. They also clinched a berth in the ECAC Hockey playoffs for the second consecutive year.
February 13, 2015
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Aurora Kennedy
Aurora Kennedy and the women’s hockey team look to clinch a playoff berth with just 4 remaining games on their schedule. Last weekend, Kennedy led the Bulldogs to an impressive 5-2 victory over Dartmouth. Aurora Kennedy is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
February 8, 2015
Return to Ingalls Includes Games vs. Rensselaer, Union
After a grueling stretch of four straight road games -- including three against nationally ranked opponents -- the Yale women’s ice hockey team returns to Ingalls Rink this weekend to host Rensselaer (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and Union (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.). With four games left in the regular season, Yale is tied for seventh in the ECAC Hockey standings.
February 7, 2015
Late Offensive Outburst Nets 6-2 Win at Dartmouth
The Yale women’s ice hockey team racked up four goals in the final 7:24 Saturday afternoon to cap a challenging stretch of road games with an emphatic 6-2 win at Dartmouth. Senior forward Jackie Raines and sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz had two goals each for the Bulldogs, and senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff finished with 28 saves.
February 6, 2015
Bulldogs Fall at No. 4 Harvard
The Yale women’s ice hockey team caught No. 4 Harvard at a bad time Friday night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The Crimson had just racked up nine goals Tuesday night against No. 6 BU, and that offensive momentum carried over to give Harvard a 6-1 win over Yale. Junior forward Janelle Ferrara scored the Bulldogs’ lone goal. Forward Lyndsey Fry had a hat trick for the Crimson.
February 3, 2015
Pensavalle Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for Third Time
Freshman forward Courtney Pensavalle (Winchester, Mass.), who scored the game-winning goal in Yale’s 3-2 win at No. 10 Clarkson last Friday, has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week. This is the third time this season Pensavalle has been named Rookie of the Week, as she also earned the honor on Nov. 11 and Nov. 25.
February 2, 2015
Last Road Trip of Regular Season Takes Yale to No. 4 Harvard, Dartmouth
The Yale women’s ice hockey team hits the road again this weekend, this time for the final two away games of the regular season: at No. 4 Harvard Friday night and at Dartmouth Saturday afternoon. Friday will mark Yale’s third game in a row against a nationally ranked opponent. The Bulldogs won at No. 8 Clarkson -- the defending NCAA Champions -- 3-2 last Friday, then fell at No. 9 St. Lawrence 4-3 Saturday.
January 31, 2015
Comeback Falls Short as No. 9 St. Lawrence Takes 4-3 Win
Down 4-1 in the second period Saturday afternoon at Appleton Arena, the Yale women’s ice hockey team rallied to get back to within 4-3 against No. 9 St. Lawrence. But that was as far as the Bulldog comeback would go, as the Saints got 10 saves from goalie Carmen MacDonald (24 total saves) in the final period to hold on for the win.
January 30, 2015
Yale Knocks Off Defending NCAA Champions No. 8 Clarkson, 3-2
Fueled by 43 saves from senior goalie Jaimie Leonoff, the Yale women’s ice hockey team knocked off No. 8 Clarkson -- the defending NCAA Champions -- 3-2 Friday night at Cheel Arena. Yale got goals from three different players to solve the Golden Knights defense, which ranked seventh in the country entering the game. This was Yale’s first win vs. Clarkson since Nov. 20, 2010, and the team’s first win at Cheel since Jan. 7, 2005.
January 26, 2015
Road Trip to North Country this Weekend
A stretch of four straight road games for the Yale women’s ice hockey team begins with a trip to the North County this weekend. The Bulldogs face the defending National Champions, No. 8 Clarkson, on Friday night and then visit No. 9 St. Lawrence Saturday afternoon.
January 24, 2015
Offense Erupts for 6-3 Win vs. Brown
Entering Saturday afternoon’s game vs. Brown at Ingalls Rink, the Yale women’s ice hockey team had outshot its opponent four times in the previous five games (putting a total of 174 shots on net), but had only one win to show for it. That trend was due to change, and that was exactly what happened Saturday -- at Brown’s expense. Yale’s offense resumed the potent form it had shown earlier in the season -- including scoring three goals in a span of 26 seconds in the first -- as the Bulldogs blasted the Bears 6-3. Sophomore defenseman Taylor Marchin led Yale with a pair of goals.
January 23, 2015
Bears Rally for 3-2 Overtime Win
Forward Janice Yang notched the game-winning goal 48 seconds into overtime to give the Brown women’s ice hockey team a 3-2 win over Yale Friday night at Meehan Auditorium. The Bears won despite being outshot by Yale 49-26, as Brown goalie Monica Elvin’s 47 saves were crucial to the come-from-behind victory.
January 18, 2015
Home-and-Home with Brown up Next
The Yale women’s ice hockey team looks to start a winning streak this weekend, as the Bulldogs play a home-and-home series with ECAC Hockey travel partner Brown. The two teams play Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Meehan Auditorium and Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Ingalls Rink. Yale, coming off a 5-1 win vs. Colgate, currently sits in eighth place in the conference standings, eight points away from fourth place -- the final home ice spot for the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals.
January 17, 2015
Three Points for Staenz as Yale Beats Colgate 5-1
In her brief career so far for the Yale women’s ice hockey team, sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz has already proven herself to be one of the team’s most dynamic scorers. But a year after leading the team with 11 goals, Staenz headed into Saturday afternoon with most of her points this season coming from assists (10 of 12). It seemed just a matter of time before she started finding the back of the net for herself more frequently, and that time arrived in Saturday’s game against Colgate at Ingalls Rink -- Staenz had a season-high two goals and three points as Yale bested the Raiders 5-1. Senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff made 25 saves for the win.
January 16, 2015
Bulldogs Outshoot Cornell by 10, but Big Red Wins 2-0
Two of the top 10 offenses in the country met Friday afternoon at Ingalls Rink as Yale hosted Cornell, but the game wound up being defined by two great goaltending performances. A second-period goal by Cornell forward Caroline DeBruin proved critical as Big Red goalie Paula Voorheis made 41 saves to shut out Yale -- an empty-net goal made the final score 2-0. Yale senior goalie Jaimie Leonoff stopped 28 of the 29 shots she faced.
January 11, 2015
Pair of Matinees at Ingalls as Yale Hosts Cornell, Colgate
The Yale women’s ice hockey team hosts a pair of matinees against conference rivals this weekend at Ingalls Rink, starting Friday with a 4:00 p.m. matchup vs. Cornell. The Bulldogs also host Colgate, Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Yale currently sits in eighth place in the conference standings, eight points away from fourth place -- the final home ice spot for the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals.
January 10, 2015
Cianfarano’s Hat Trick the Difference in 4-1 Win for No. 5 Quinnipiac
When the Yale women’s ice hockey team faced No. 5 Quinnipiac earlier this season in the first round of the Nutmeg Classic, the Bulldogs were able to hold the Bobcats’ freshman sensation Taylar Cianfarano in check -- she was scoreless on three shots. But on Saturday afternoon Cianfarano was the difference in a 4-1 Quinnipiac win, registering her first career hat trick. The Bulldogs got 17 saves in relief by sophomore goalie Hanna Mandl but could not come back from a 3-1 first period deficit that was fueled by a pair of Cianfarano goals.
January 9, 2015
Bulldogs Fall 4-1 at Princeton
The Yale women’s ice hockey team entered Friday afternoon’s game at Princeton ranked No. 6 in the country in scoring offense, averaging 3.33 goals per game. But the Tigers became one of the few teams this season to stymie the Yale attack, getting 31 saves from goalie Kimberly Newell in a 4-1 win. Four different players scored goals for Princeton, and the Tigers played penalty-free hockey.
January 6, 2015
Åström Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week
Junior forward Hanna Åström (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden), who had four points Friday as the Yale women’s ice hockey team beat Dartmouth for the first time since 2006, has been named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week. The conference announced the award, which is determined by a vote of the league’s coaches, on Tuesday.
January 6, 2015
Staenz, Switzerland Conclude Competition in Nations Cup
Sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and Team Switzerland concluded competition at the Nations Cup in Füssen, Germany, on Tuesday, notching a 4-3 win vs. Russia in the finale to take fifth place. Staenz had a power play goal and three assists in the game, including an assist on the game-winning goal by Lara Stalder with 3:21 to play.
January 5, 2015
First Road Trip of 2015 Takes Yale to Princeton, No. 5 Quinnipiac
With three wins in its last four games, the Yale women’s ice hockey team hits the road this weekend looking to build momentum for the stretch run. The Bulldogs, currently in seventh place in the ECAC Hockey standings, will look to pick up four points as they travel to Princeton (Friday, 3:00 p.m.) and No. 5 Quinnipiac (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.). Yale is currently four points away from the fourth and final ECAC Hockey tournament quarterfinals home-ice spot in the standings with 12 regular season games remaining.
January 3, 2015
No. 6 Harvard Pulls Out 3-1 Win
A pair of goals in a span of 30 seconds late in the first period helped the No. 6 Harvard women’s hockey team erase a 1-0 deficit against Yale Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink, and the Crimson then hung on for a 3-1 victory. Sophomore forward Krista Yip-Chuck scored Yale’s goal.
January 2, 2015
Four Points for Åström in 5-1 Win vs. Dartmouth
With one of its international stars away, the Yale women’s ice hockey team got a big night from a different one to secure a 5-1 victory over Dartmouth Friday night at Ingalls Rink. Junior forward Hanna Åström, just recently back from playing for her native Sweden in the 4 Nations Tournament, had two goals and two assists to help make up for the absence of sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz (currently in Germany playing for her native Switzerland in the Nations Cup). Senior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff had 35 saves in the win.
December 23, 2014
After Break, Games with Dartmouth and No. 6 Harvard Await
The Yale women’s ice hockey team headed into winter break on a positive note, earning four points in the ECAC Hockey standings with a road sweep at Union and Rensselaer Dec. 5-6. The Bulldogs will look to continue that momentum when they return to the ice in 2015, hosting Dartmouth (Friday, Jan. 2, 7:00 p.m.) and No. 6 Harvard (Saturday, Jan. 3, 4:00 p.m.).
December 23, 2014
Staenz to Compete for Switzerland in Nations Cup
Before she returns to the ice for the Yale women’s ice hockey team when winter break ends in January, sophomore forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) will compete for Team Switzerland once again. Looking to continue the momentum from earning a bronze medal at the 2014 Olympics, Staenz and the Swiss will play for the Nations Cup in Germany Jan. 3-6.
December 22, 2014
Åström, Team Sweden Wrap up Play at 4 Nations Tournament
Yale women’s ice hockey junior forward Hanna Åström (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) and Team Sweden wrapped up competition in the 4 Nations Tournament in Uppsala, Sweden this past weekend. The Swedes went 1-1-1 in the tournament, beating Germany and tying Russia but falling to Finland.
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.