July 18, 2006

Seven Games vs. NCAA Tourney Teams on 2006-07 Schedule

July 18, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The return of players who were away to compete in the Olympics last year figures to make the 2006-07 women's hockey season particularly intriguing. With sophomore Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) of Team USA and freshman Denise Soesilo (Hamburg, Germany) of Team Germany on the roster, Yale will be one of three ECAC Hockey League teams featuring players with Olympic experience. The Bulldogs' schedule for 2006-07 is a tough one, featuring 10 games against teams that were nationally ranked at the end of last season and seven against teams that played in the NCAA tournament.

Ingalls will be busy next year, as 16 of Yale's 29 regular season games are slated for the Whale. The Bulldogs will also host a pre-season scrimmage and an exhibition game there. After facing Princeton in a scrimmage on Oct. 14 the Bulldogs open the regular season at Boston College, ranked No. 9 last year, on Oct. 21. Yale then hosts an exhibition game against McGill on Oct. 22 before starting ECAC Hockey League play at Colgate on Oct. 27.

The non-league portion of Yale's schedule once again includes the Nutmeg Classic, featuring three Connecticut women's hockey teams - Quinnipiac, UConn and Yale. The Bulldogs host the Bobcats on Dec. 29 and the Huskies on Dec. 31.

Yale's regular season ends on Feb. 17 at Dartmouth. The ECAC Hockey League quarterfinals take place Feb. 23-25 at campus sites, hosted by the top four teams. The semifinals and championship take place at the home of the top remaining seed Mar. 3 and 5. The Bulldogs have made five straight playoff appearances.

Eight teams make the NCAA tournament, with quarterfinals set for Mar. 10 at campus sites and the Frozen Four set for Mar. 16 and 18 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Here is a look at all of Yale's 2006-07 opponents:

Non-league opponents

ECAC Hockey League opponents

Yale returns 10 of its top 11 scorers from last year's team, which set the school record for goals in conference play (51). The senior class needs 10 wins to become the winningest class in Yale history.

Fans will be able to follow all home games and select road games live via GameTracker. Audio broadcasts of select games may also be available; further information will be released when available.

Schedule subject to change.

report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity