W. hockey vies for Ivy crown

After months of ups and downs, the Yale women’s hockey season has come down to this — one final road trip to determine both the Elis’ ECAC finish and the Ivy League champion. If the Bulldogs (10-12-5, 7-7-4 ECACHL) can beat Quinnipiac (10-17-5, 3-12-3) Friday and No. 6 Princeton (17-6-4, 13-3-2) on Saturday, they will […]

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If you know what a killtacular is, you should definitely read this column. (If you don’t, you’re going to have to read it to find out.) You see, I’ve written a lot over the past week, and I have pretty much run out of gas on the whole Torino/Olympics/Helen Resor thing. It’s not that it […]

Finding Olympic meaning beyond beer and the ’80s

TORINO, Italy — There’s a movie that came out in 2003 called “Camp.” In case you don’t get it, I’ll fill you in: the title is meant to be a joke. I have not seen it, but if they made a sequel (maybe “Unbelievable Camp”), it would have to be about these Olympics. Some of […]

Resor ’09 and Team USA win bronze

TORINO, Italy — Although it’s not the one many people expected, Helen Resor ’09 will be bringing an Olympic medal back to Yale. Resor and the US women’s hockey team beat Finland, 4-0, in a one-sided game last night to clinch the bronze. Canada won the gold later that night by beating the Swedes, 4-1. […]

W. hockey loses two on home ice

Sometimes, even a best effort is not enough. The Yale women’s hockey team (10-12-5, 7-7-4 ECACHL) fell hard on senior weekend, dropping games to No. 8 Clarkson (21-9-1, 12-5-0), 2-0, Friday and No. 2 St. Lawrence (26-3-2, 14-2-2), 7-1, on Saturday. The losses snapped the Elis’ program-record seven-game unbeaten streak. The Bulldogs had kept pace […]

Getting by in good ol’ Torino

The fact that I have to sit on a chair on top of my bed in my hotel room to get Internet access should tell you a little about what Torino is like. I started making a list of lessons learned on this trip, which started out with a fiasco (ha, Italian word) and has […]

Well-backed Resor strong in loss

TORINO, Italy — It was an unseasonably warm Friday morning in Torino, and the Olympics were looking up for Helen Resor ’09 and the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team. Team USA had breezed through the qualifying round as expected, clobbering Germany and Switzerland and escaping an early scare against Finland with a five-goal third period. Only […]

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It still hasn’t sunk in, but I’ll go ahead and say it: I’m going to Torino, Italy tomorrow, to see one of Yale’s own play for my country and for the gold. For those of you who have been living in the basement of WLH and who are only communicating with the outside world at […]

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For the first 40 minutes of last night’s Yale-Brown women’s hockey game, it seemed like the usual narrative all over again. Brown (11-10-4, 9-4-3 ECACHL) had scored an early power-play goal on the Bulldogs’ All-American goalie Sarah Love ’06, and despite a hard-fought game, it looked like Brown’s 37-game winning streak over the Bulldogs (10-10-4, […]

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After struggling with inconsistency all year, the Yale women’s hockey team finally seems to be picking up steam going into the crucial final games of the regular season. The Elis (9-10-5, 6-5-4 ECACHL) extended their unbeaten streak to a Yale record-tying six games Saturday, beating Union 9-1 to cap off a weekend sweep of the […]

Elis hope for easy win over Union

The women’s hockey team crushed Union last year, scoring 12 goals in two games and not allowing even one against the 3-5-1 Dutchwomen. This year’s Union team is even worse than the one the Elis dominated last year. With as many wins (3), ties (1) and league wins (0) after 22 games as last year’s […]

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I was at the Palestra Saturday night, and let me tell you: it was not pretty. You probably heard that the men’s basketball team lost both games this weekend, falling 66-49 to the 3-12 Princeton Tigers Friday before being crushed by the Quakers Saturday, 74-52. What you may not have heard is how that loss […]