Tag Archive: Men’s Hockey

  1. M. HOCKEY | Maricic ’13 helps Team USA take the gold

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    The honor of winning a NCAA national championship to cap off his senior year was not enough for Nick Maricic ’13. After leaving the college hockey world on top, Maricic suited up for Team USA in the IIHF InLine hockey world championships and helped the United States take home its record-breaking sixth gold medal.

    Team USA competed in the top division of the world championships held in Dresden, Germany, consisting of the best eight InLine teams in the world. Canada, Germany, Finland, Slovenia, USA, Czech Republic, Sweden and Slovakia were seeded in the top division in the preceding order and another eight teams made up the Division I category. Team USA played six games — three in the preliminary round and three playoff games-including the championship.

    Maricic split time in the net with another goaltender, Jerry Kuhn III, and was able to come away with wins against Canada and Germany. Against Team Canada, Maricic stopped 31 of 34 shots to oust the Canadians 5-3 and against Germany ,he was able to turn away 12 of 16 shots to win the quarterfinals 7-4.

    In the final, Team USA scored first when Arcibal Nielsson slid one past Andreas Ollikainen, the Swedish goaltender, just 1:37 into regulation. The Swedes were quick to equalize and by the end of the second period had taken the lead 2-1 after a scoreless second period from Team USA. The United States pulled back in front in the third period, outscoring Sweden 2-0 and making the score 3-2 before putting the final nail in the coffin in the fourth period with three goals to Sweden’s one for a final score of 6-3.

    Sweden finished the tournament with a silver medal and Canada with a bronze.

  2. M. HOCKEY | Associate head coach Gendron to depart

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    After two seasons with the Bulldogs and taking Yale to its first national championship victory, Yale hockey associate head coach Dennis “Red” Gendron will be departing from the coaching staff to lead the Maine Black Bears as the team’s new head coach.

    Gendron’s move to Orono, ME will not be unfamiliar. He spent three years with the Black Bear organization before transitioning into the professional hockey circuit, where he was an assistant coach for the New Jersey Devils, garnering three Stanley Cup victories.

    The Bulldogs lost two prolific scorers, a forward, a tough defenseman and two goalies due to graduation, and now, the team will add their associate head coach to the list.

    There is no official report on who may fill Gendron’s shoes at this time.

  3. M. HOCKEY | Miller ’13 signs with Edmonton Oilers

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    The celebration continues for Yale hockey fans: Hockey captain Andrew Miller ’13 has signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers, according to the Edmonton Journal.

    Miller, who scored 41 points in 37 games this season, holds the Bulldogs’ record for assists and is the team’s fifth-highest in scores, with 114 assists and 156 points scored total. The hockey forward scored a breakaway goal against crosstown rival Quinnipiac at the championship game last Saturday and has become one of the most sought-after college hockey players in the country.

    He played junior hockey with the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League before coming to Yale.

    Miller will join teammate Antoine Laganiere ’13 in the big leagues: Laganiere was signed Tuesday night by the Anaheim Ducks.

  4. M. HOCKEY | Laganiere ’13 signs with Anaheim Ducks

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    Hockey center Antoine Laganiere ’13 signed a two-year contract with the NHL Anaheim Ducks, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

    Just three days after the Bulldogs captured the national championship in a historic 4-0 victory over Quinnipiac, Laganiere decided to take his hockey career to Anaheim. Laganiere helped propel Yale to the highest echelon of collegiate hockey this season, scoring 15 goals and 14 assists in 37 games — including one of the three Bulldog goals in their overtime victory against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

    According to Sporting News, Laganiere had offers from seven teams, including the Vancouver Canucks.

    Standing at 6-foot-5 and tipping the scales at 214 pounds, Laganiere gives the Ducks greater size on the ice. With a record of 27-10, the Ducks are first in the Pacific Division and will go to the postseason. Because Laganiere signed after the April 3 NHL trade deadline, though, he will be unable to compete in the playoffs.

    Laganiere was selected for the Academic All-ECAC team after his sophomore season. Over his four years, he tallied up 46 goals and 39 assists.

  5. M. HOCKEY | Coach named finalist for Penrose Award

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    After guiding the Yale men’s ice hockey team to their first Frozen Four in 61 years, head coach Keith Allain ’80 was named a finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award, an honor given to the best coach of the Division I men’s hockey season.

    Allain was named one of seven finalists in an April 3 announcement by the American Hockey Coaches Association. Allain was last named a Penrose finalist in 2009, when Yale compiled a 21-10-3 record and reached the NCAA Northeast regional final. In seven seasons at Yale, Allain has boasted an overall record of 136-84-19 and led the Bulldogs to more victories than any other Ivy League team during his tenure.

    The head coaches of the other two Frozen Four teams, St. Cloud State and Quinippiac, were also named finalists, along with the head coaches of Miami (OH), Niagara, and Minnesota State. The AHCA announced today that the head coach of UMass Lowell would take home the final award.

    The award will be presented at a ceremony in Naples, Flo. on May 4 and is determined by a vote by members of the AHCA.

  6. M. HOCKEY | Yale falls 1–0 to Brown

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    On Tuesday night, the men’s hockey team fell 1–0 to Brown in a game that was postponed from Saturday night due to the blizzard.

    The No. 10 Bulldogs (13–7–3, 9–5–1 ECAC) traveled to Providence, R.I., for an unusual weeknight game. While the Bears (9–9–5, 5–6–5 ECAC) have only won nine out of 23 games this season, they managed to tie No. 1 Quinnipiac (21–3–4, 14–0–2 ECAC) last Friday a day before the Bulldogs lost 6–2 to the top-ranked team in the country. The Bulldogs defeated the Bears 4–3 on home ice on Dec. 1.

    Senior goalie Jeff Malcolm ’13, who has played the most for the Bulldogs all season, is still out with an injury suffered on Feb. 1 during a game against Princeton. Nick Maricic ’13 played in net on Tuesday night, making 31 saves.

    “Brown’s game plan was to play a shutdown defensive style, and they did that well tonight,” Maricic said. “We had trouble creating high-quality scoring chances and getting to productive areas of the ice.”

    The Bulldogs hammered the Bears with 44 shots on goal, but Brown goalie Anthony Borelli stopped all of the Bulldogs’ chances. The Bears scored even-handed at 10:31 in the first period, and the scoreboard held steady for the remaining 50 minutes of play.

    The Bulldogs will continue their series of away games on Friday and Saturday as they take on Union and RPI.

  7. M. HOCKEY | Bulldogs fall 6-2 to QPac

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    Six unanswered goals from the No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats shut down the Bulldogs 6-2 in tonight’s men’s hockey matchup at Ingalls Rink.

    About six minutes into tonight’s contest, the Bulldogs took advantage of a flurry of scoring opportunities to begin with a cozy two-goal lead over crosstown competitor Quinnipiac in an action-packed game that drew Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, who sat center ice. But the Bulldogs could not hold the lead, and the Bobcats were able to maintain their now 19-game undefeated streak while the Bulldogs split their games the past two weekends.

    Just 1:48 into the game, Mike Dalhuisen went to the box for an early tripping call. The Bulldogs were able to capitalize quickly when Trent Ruffolo ’15 picked up a rebound from Stu Wilson’s ’16 shot from the point after Matt Killian slid to over to him. Ruffolo scooped the puck up and glided past Quinnipiac goaltender Eric Hartzell, sliding a shot on the ice over the goal line to put the Elis up 1–0.

    Another power play came to the Bulldogs early when Loren Barron was sent to the box for high sticking Kenny Agostino ’14 in the face after a battle in the corner.

    The Elis converted on the power play again to keep their power-play percentage at a 100 percent success rate when Wilson picked up a loose puck in front of a sprawling Hartzell on a shot from Gus Young ’14 from the blue line.

    After five minutes of inactivity and most of the momentum with the Bulldogs, the Bobcats finally caught a break when Jesse Root ’14 was sent to the box for tripping. Mike Dalhuisen scored for the third power-play goal of the game when he also smacked in a loose rebound.

    The remainder of the first period was fairly quiet with a lot of back-and-forth play in the neutral zone. Cory Hibbeler changed that for Quinnipiac, though, when he broke out of the neutral zone and drove down the left boards before slowing down and firing a quick snap shot past Nick Maricic ’13 from the side of the circle with just under two minutes left in the first period to tie the game 2–2.

    Yale was given a penalty at the end of the first that carried over to the second, which they quickly killed off, but that did not stop the relentless Quinnipiac power play from striking again halfway through the second period.

    Quinnipiac’s Matthew Peca made a near-identical play to Hibbeler’s goal, but on the opposing side of the ice. He ripped a wrist shot that zipped just inside the post to give the Bobcats a 3–2 lead.

    Quinnipiac hammered another power-play goal past the Elis five minutes later when Ben Arnt picked up a rebound and maneuvered a shot past Maricic. The Bulldogs were held to a scoreless second period while Quinnipiac took the lead, and the same 2–0 scoring difference gave Quinnipiac the 6–2 advantage by the end of the game.

    A short-handed goal on a turnover pass in front of the Elis’ net put the Bobcats up 5–2. After a lot of chippy play in the final minutes, Zach Davies scored on another low shot on Connor Wilson ’15, who stepped in for Maricic in the third period, to put the final nail in the coffin.