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Bulldogs Notch 5-2 Exhibition Win Over McGill

Evan Smith scoring in the first period (Steve Musco image)
Evan Smith scoring in the first period (Steve Musco image)

5 Elis Score Goals


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Five different skaters found the net as the Yale Men's Hockey Team tuned up for the second half of the 2018-19 season with a 5-2 exhibition win over McGill at Ingalls Rink tonight.

Dante Palecco, Mitchell Smith, Evan Smith, Will D'Orsi and Joe Snively scored goals as the Bulldogs, ranked No. 15 in the latest USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll, never trailed in the contest and outshot the Redmen 30-28.

Evan Smith had the top highlight of the Yale goals when he dangled a defender and fired the puck stick side with 10.7 seconds left in the first period to put the home team up 3-1.

The Elis, who are 7-3-2 overall and skate New Year's Eve at 4 against UConn, gave a period to all three goalies. Sam Tucker (9 saves) had the first, Corbin Kaczperski (9) took the second and Nicholas MacNab, who had the two best saves of the night, finished the game with eight stops.



Sophomore Phil Kemp and first-year Jack St. Ivany are in British Columbia with the Team USA at the World Junior Championships. The two Eli defensemen helped Team USA win its first two games with a third contest tonight at 10:30 ET against Sweden… Former Yale captain John Hayden and the Chicago Blackhawks skate against the Boston Bruins in the 2019 NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium on Tuesday at 1 p.m… Ex-Eli forward Kenny Agostino scored his 2nd goal of the year tonight in a game at Tampa Bay.


Contact: Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD/Sports Publicity –