March 11th, 2014 | Sports

Bulldogs in the White House

Five Yale graduates have gone on to the White House and America’s highest office. Although they received no Electoral College votes, members of Yale men’s hockey team —plus five of the six graduated members of last season’s team — entered the White House on Monday to be recognized by President Barack Obama for winning the 2013 NCAA men’s hockey national championship.

The Bulldogs took a tour of the Capitol city before meeting the President, and the team was greeted by former Yale hockey player and current Secretary of State John Kerry ’66 while they awaited Obama in the East Room.

President Obama was honoring NCAA champions from the 2012-’13 seasons, and the Bulldogs were among three Ancient Eight teams present; Princeton’s field hockey and fencing teams were also recognized for their national championships.

Andrew Miller ’13, the captain of last season’s team, was the only member of the 2013 national championship team who was unable to attend the festivities. He is currently a right wing for the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League, a minor league affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. For them, he has registered 19 points in 37 games.