2016-17 Yale Women's Ice Hockey News

  • Bulldogs Tabbed Eighth In Conference Poll
    September 19, 2017
    After a long season off of the ice, the Yale Bulldogs finally get to experience the sign of a new season: the first ECAC preseason poll.
  • Boulier signs with NWHL Connecticut
    August 31, 2017
    Yale women’s hockey assistant coach Amanda Boulier has signed a contract to skate with the Connecticut Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League, the team announced Monday.
  • 20 Bulldogs Make ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team; O’Brien Earns Commissioner’s Level
    August 11, 2017
    The Yale women’s ice hockey team had 20 student-athletes named to the 2016-17 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league Friday. The league also announced the “Commissioner’s Level” of recognition, designed to honor the top scholar on each team. That went to sophomore goaltender Kyra O’Brien (Burlington, Ont.), a sociology major.
  • Class of 2017 Trio Continues Hockey Careers
    June 27, 2017
    Three members of the Yale women’s ice hockey Class of 2017 are set to continue their hockey careers, spreading out across the globe to do so. Defenseman Taylor Marchin ’17 will play for Kunlun Red Star, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League team based in China. Forward Phoebe Staenz ’17 has signed with SDE in Sweden. Forward Krista Yip-Chuck ’17 will continue her hockey career in Latvia, playing for Laima Riga in preparation for the 2018 IIHF Women’s World Championships.
  • Morgan Named Associate Head Coach with Kunlun Red Star
    May 23, 2017
    Rob Morgan, who spent the past two seasons as associate head coach of the Yale women’s ice hockey team, has been named associate head coach of the Kunlun Red Star women’s ice hockey team based in China. Morgan was hired by Red Star’s Chief Coach, Digit Murphy, the former head coach at Brown.
  • Seven Honored with Team Awards
    April 28, 2017
    The 2016-17 Yale women's ice hockey team gathered for the final time on Tuesday Apr. 18 at the Yale Golf Course for the annual team banquet. In addition to celebrating the season, the Bulldogs honored the winners of the team awards: freshman forward Laura Anderson (Lino Lakes, Minn.), junior forward Kaitlin Gately (Hingham, Mass.), senior defenseman Taylor Marchin (Algonac, Mich.), junior forward Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.), sophomore goaltender Kyra O’Brien (Burlington, Ont.), senior forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and senior forward Krista Yip-Chuck (Whitby, Ont.).
  • Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Drive Adds 462 Potential Life Savers
    April 20, 2017
    The Yale Athletics department hosted its annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Thursday, adding 462 potential life-savers to the Be The Match Registry®. Yale’s drives are part of the “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” program, which includes 78 schools nationwide. Those “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” drives have added more than 7,000 potential marrow donors already this year, with Yale’s drive the largest to date.
  • Staenz, Swiss Finish Seventh at World Championship
    April 08, 2017
    Senior forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and Team Switzerland concluded play at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Mich., with a pair of wins in the relegation round to claim seventh place. Staenz had two assists in six games as Switzerland finished with three wins and three losses. The tournament concluded Friday, with Team USA defeating Canada 3-2 in overtime for the gold. This was the sixth time Staenz has played in the World Championship.
  • Staenz Playing for Switzerland in World Championship
    March 30, 2017
    Senior forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and Team Switzerland will start play at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship Friday in Plymouth, Mich. This is the sixth time Staenz has played in the World Championships.
  • Staenz Named Third Team All-ECAC Hockey
    March 03, 2017
    Yale senior forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) was honored by ECAC Hockey Friday night as the league announced its annual awards. She was named third team All-ECAC Hockey, the second all-conference honor of her career.
  • No. 5 St. Lawrence Takes Playoff Series with 4-0 Win
    February 25, 2017
    As the seventh seed in the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals, the Yale women’s ice hockey team was facing a huge challenge this weekend at second-seeded St. Lawrence, the No. 5 team in the country. The Saints entered Saturday third in the nation in scoring defense (1.48 goals per game) and tied for sixth in the nation in scoring offense (3.33 goals per game). They were also seventh nationally on the penalty kill (89.2 percent) and ninth on the power play (16.9 percent). Their offense featured two forwards -- Kennedy Marchment and Brooke Webster -- who had just been named finalists for the Kazmaier Award.
  • Marchin, Staenz Earn All-Ivy League Honors
    February 24, 2017
    Two seniors on the Yale women’s ice hockey team were honored Friday as the Ivy League announced its postseason awards: forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) was named first team All-Ivy League and defenseman Taylor Marchin (Algonac, Mich.) was named second team All-Ivy League. The duo played key roles in helping Yale to a tie for second place in the Ivy League standings, its best finish since the 2005-06 season. Staenz is the first Bulldog to be named first team All-Ivy League since goaltender Jackee Snikeris ’11 in 2011.
  • No. 5 St. Lawrence Takes Game One, 4-1
    February 24, 2017
    No. 5 St. Lawrence’s potent offense came alive just in time for the start of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals Friday night at Appleton Arena, as the Saints topped the Yale women’s ice hockey team 4-1 in game one of the best-of-three series. St. Lawrence, ranked seventh nationally in scoring offense (3.31 goals per game) entering the day, had been held to two or fewer goals five times in the last six games but returned to its high-scoring ways thanks to goals from four different players. Yale’s goal came from junior forward Eden Murray.
  • ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals at No. 5 St. Lawrence this Weekend
    February 22, 2017
    For its third ECAC Hockey playoff appearance in the last four years, the Yale women’s ice hockey team is heading north -- far north. The Bulldogs, who enter the tournament as the seventh seed, will play a best-of-three quarterfinal series at St. Lawrence, the second seed, this weekend in the North Country. Ranked No. 5 in the national polls, the Saints are hosting an ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series for the first time since 2009. Games one and two at Appleton Arena are Friday (6:00 p.m., saintsathletics.com) and Saturday (3:00 p.m., saintsathletics.com). Game three, if necessary, is scheduled for Sunday (3:00 p.m., saintsathletics.com).
  • Dartmouth Takes Regular Season Finale 4-1
    February 18, 2017
    The Yale women’s ice hockey team had already clinched its place in the ECAC Hockey Tournament heading into Saturday’s regular season finale at Dartmouth, so the Bulldogs knew they would have more hockey to play next weekend. The Big Green, on the other hand, had already been eliminated from postseason contention, so Dartmouth was looking to send its seniors out on a high note. One of them in particular -- forward Kennedy Ottenbreit -- wound up being the difference, scoring three goals in a 4-1 Big Green win.
  • Harvard Beats Yale 5-0 to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
    February 17, 2017
    The Yale women’s ice hockey team was facing a unique challenge Friday night: going up against a Harvard team that was fighting to avoid elimination from a playoff spot. The Crimson has been a constant presence in the ECAC Hockey Tournament for 20 years -- including six times when Harvard won it all -- but a rough 2016-17 season left Yale’s rival on the outside of the playoffs looking in entering the final weekend. The Crimson were in ninth place, trailing eighth-place Rensselaer by three points. Yale, meanwhile, had clinched a playoff spot a week ago and was just two points away from clinching the No. 7 seed. On Friday night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, a desperate Harvard squad wound up keeping its playoff hopes alive with a 5-0 win over the Bulldogs. Brianna Laing made 28 saves for the shutout.
  • Trip to Harvard, Dartmouth Ends Regular Season
    February 13, 2017
    The Yale women’s ice hockey team has already clinched a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs, but there is still some unfinished business for the Bulldogs in the regular season. Earlier this year they swept the Dartmouth-Harvard ECAC Hockey weekend for the first time in school history, and they will now attempt to replicate that feat. They travel to Harvard Friday (6:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network) and Dartmouth Saturday (3:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network).
  • Staenz, Switzerland Qualify for Olympics
    February 12, 2017
    Senior forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team helped her native Switzerland qualify for the upcoming Olympics Sunday as the Swiss beat the Czech Republic 4-1 in their last game at the Final Olympic Qualification tournament. With the win, the Swiss claimed a spot at the 2018 Olympics, where they will seek to earn another medal after coming away with bronze in 2014.
  • Pair of Third-Period Goals Give Colgate 3-1 Win
    February 11, 2017
    For the second day in a row Saturday at Ingalls Rink, a short-handed Yale women’s ice hockey team battled a tough opponent deep into the game. And while the Bulldogs had just enough offense to earn a 2-2 overtime tie with No. 7 Cornell Friday night, on Saturday afternoon Colgate eventually pulled away with a pair of third-period goals for a 3-1 win. Sophomore forward Jordan Chancellor scored Yale’s goal, and freshman goaltender Tera Hofmann made 35 saves.
  • Special Teams Shine in 2-2 OT Tie with No. 7 Cornell
    February 10, 2017
    Behind a standout effort on special teams -- including a 5-on-3 penalty kill in overtime -- the Yale women’s ice hockey team earned a 2-2 tie with No. 7 Cornell Friday night at Ingalls Rink. Playing without two of their top three point scorers, the Bulldogs got goals from freshman forward Laura Anderson and junior forward Emily Monaghan to deadlock the Big Red. Freshman goaltender Tera Hofmann made 36 saves as Yale improved to 5-1-1 in its last seven games.
  • Bulldogs Host No. 7 Cornell & Colgate; Senior Day Saturday
    February 07, 2017
    The final home games of the regular season for the Yale women’s ice hockey team are this weekend, with No. 7 Cornell and Colgate in town. The Bulldogs host the Big Red Friday (6:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network) and the Raiders Saturday (3:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network). Saturday is Senior Day, as the Bulldogs pay tribute to the five members of the Class of 2017.
  • Staenz to Play for Switzerland in Olympic Qualifier
    February 06, 2017
    Senior forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team will look to help her native Switzerland earn a spot in the 2018 Olympics this week. Staenz is one of 21 players on Switzerland’s roster for the Final Olympic Qualification tournament, which takes place Feb. 9-12 in Arosa, Switzerland.
  • Five-Game Win Streak Snapped by No. 10 QU, 4-1
    February 04, 2017
    A gutsy effort by the Yale women’s ice hockey team Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Arena came up just short as the Bulldogs fell to No. 10 Quinnipiac 4-1. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak. The Bulldogs wound up playing the majority of the game without their top two scorers, but hung close with the Bobcats until a pair of third period goals made the final 4-1. Freshman Tera Hofmann stood tall in net for Yale, making a career-high 51 saves.
  • Late Goals Earn 3-1 Win at No. 9 Princeton
    February 03, 2017
    Two high-octane women’s ice hockey offenses collided Friday night at Baker Rink as Yale visited No. 9 Princeton -- and in the end it was the goalies that shined. A power play goal by Yale senior forward Phoebe Staenz late in the third proved decisive, as the Bulldogs tagged on an empty-netter for a 3-1 win. Princeton came in with the fifth-best offense in the nation, averaging 3.39 goals per game, but ultimately was stymied by Yale freshman goaltender Tera Hofmann’s 30 saves. Princeton’s Steph Neatby stopped 28 of the 30 shots she saw in the loss.
  • Bulldogs Take Streak to No. 9 Princeton, No. 10 QU
    February 01, 2017
    Riding a four-game win streak -- the team’s longest since winning five in a row Jan. 22-Feb. 5, 2016 -- the Yale women’s ice hockey team faces a pair of ranked ECAC Hockey opponents on the road this weekend. The Bulldogs visit No. 9 Princeton Friday (6:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network) and No. 10 Quinnipiac Saturday (3:00 p.m., SNY TV, QuinnipiacBobcats.com).
  • Three Power Play Goals in 4-2 Win at Brown
    January 28, 2017
    The Yale women’s ice hockey team’s power play unit got back on track in a big way Saturday afternoon at Meehan Auditorium, scoring three times to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-2 win over Brown. After being held without a power play goal for three straight games, Yale got tallies from junior forward Eden Murray, senior forward Phoebe Staenz and senior forward Krista Yip-Chuck on the man advantage. Junior forward Courtney Pensavalle then sealed the win with an even strength goal late in the third period.
  • Gately, Staenz Score for 2-1 Win vs. Brown
    January 27, 2017
    The Yale women’s ice hockey team is heating up at just the right time. On Friday night at Ingalls Rink the Bulldogs registered their third straight win, edging Brown 2-1 to keep themselves in position to earn a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs. Junior forward Kaitlin Gately and senior forward Phoebe Staenz scored Yale’s goals and sophomore goaltender Kyra O’Brien made 19 saves for the win.
  • Hofmann Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
    January 24, 2017
    Freshman goaltender Tera Hofmann (Toronto, Ont.) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on Tuesday. Hofmann made a career high 41 saves in her only game of the week, a 3-2 win over Harvard Saturday.
  • After Historic Sweep, Bulldogs Focus on Brown
    January 24, 2017
    On the heels of a historic sweep of Dartmouth and Harvard, the Yale women’s ice hockey team now turns its attention to its travel partner -- Brown. The Bulldogs will play the Bears in a home-and-home this weekend, hosting them at Ingalls Rink Friday (6:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network and ESPN3) and then visiting them at Meehan Auditorium Saturday (3:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network).
  • Thrilling 3-2 Win Over Harvard Caps Weekend Sweep
    January 21, 2017
    Entering a crucial weekend of ECAC Hockey games, the Yale women’s ice hockey team knew it had a top line that could score goals -- the Bulldogs' top three of junior forward Eden Murray, senior forward Phoebe Staenz and senior forward Krista Yip-Chuck had combined for 23 tallies. But the Bulldogs also knew they would need scoring from other sources in order to emerge as a real threat come playoff time. Signs of the potential lurking in the rest of Yale’s lineup came through in a big way Saturday, as three different players scored goals -- including the first goals of the season for junior forwards Kaitlin Gately and Courtney Pensavalle -- and freshman goaltender Tera Hofmann made a career-high 41 saves in a thrilling 3-2 win over Harvard.
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