2014-15 Yale Women's Ice Hockey News

  • 19 Bulldogs Make ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team; Ferrara Earns Commissioner’s Level
    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.
  • Murray Selected for Hockey Canada Strength and Conditioning Camp
    May 03, 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.
  • Janelle Ferrara Chosen as Captain for 2015-16
    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.
  • Haddad, Kennedy, Leonoff, Mock and Souliotis Honored with Team Awards
    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.).
  • Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Adds 761 Potential Life-Savers
    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.
  • Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale Set for Thursday, Apr. 16
    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.
  • Staenz, Switzerland Conclude World Championship Competition in Sweden
    April 05, 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.
  • Staenz, Switzerland Advance to Quarterfinals at World Championship
    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.
  • Staenz Playing for Switzerland in Upcoming World Championship
    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.
  • No. 4 Harvard Takes Game Two 3-0 to Win Quarterfinal Series
    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.
  • No. 4 Harvard Takes Game One of Quarterfinal Series, 2-1
    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.
  • Leonoff, Raines Earn All-Ivy League Honors
    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.
  • Leonoff, Yip-Chuck Earn ECAC Hockey Weekly Honors
    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.
  • Playoff Rematch with No. 4 Harvard up Next for Yale
    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.
  • Yale Celebrates Senior Day with 2-1 Win vs. Princeton
    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.
  • Watch Yale vs. No. 5 Quinnipiac Friday on ESPN3
    February 20, 2015
    Watch Yale vs. No. 5 Quinnipiac Friday on ESPN3 Fans will be able to watch the Yale's women's ice hockey game vs. No. 5 Quinnipiac at 7:00 p.m. Friday night on ESPN3. To watch the game on your computer, go to
  • Bulldogs Upset No. 5 Quinnipiac Behind 37 Saves by Leonoff
    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.
  • Murray Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
    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.
  • No. 5 Quinnipiac, Princeton in Town; Senior Day Saturday
    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.).
  • Three in a Row for Yale as Bulldogs Beat Union 4-2
    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.
  • Shutout vs. Rensselaer, 5-0, Clinches Playoff Berth
    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.
  • Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Aurora Kennedy
    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.
  • Return to Ingalls Includes Games vs. Rensselaer, Union
    February 08, 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.
  • Late Offensive Outburst Nets 6-2 Win at Dartmouth
    February 07, 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.
  • Bulldogs Fall at No. 4 Harvard
    February 06, 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.
  • Pensavalle Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for Third Time
    February 03, 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.
  • Last Road Trip of Regular Season Takes Yale to No. 4 Harvard, Dartmouth
    February 02, 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.
  • Comeback Falls Short as No. 9 St. Lawrence Takes 4-3 Win
    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.
  • Yale Knocks Off Defending NCAA Champions No. 8 Clarkson, 3-2
    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.
  • Road Trip to North Country this Weekend
    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.
  • Offense Erupts for 6-3 Win vs. Brown
    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.
  • Bears Rally for 3-2 Overtime Win
    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.
  • Home-and-Home with Brown up Next
    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.
  • Three Points for Staenz as Yale Beats Colgate 5-1
    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.
  • Bulldogs Outshoot Cornell by 10, but Big Red Wins 2-0
    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.
  • Pair of Matinees at Ingalls as Yale Hosts Cornell, Colgate
    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.
  • Cianfarano’s Hat Trick the Difference in 4-1 Win for No. 5 Quinnipiac
    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.
  • Bulldogs Fall 4-1 at Princeton
    January 09, 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.
  • Åström Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week
    January 06, 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.
  • Staenz, Switzerland Conclude Competition in Nations Cup
    January 06, 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.
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