O'Neill Wins Mallory AwardAll he did was lead the Yale hockey team in scoring the last three seasons - while serving as the emotional leader – and ignite the Bulldogs to their best four-year span in the history of the program. That’s why Brian O’Neill, who earned almost every league, conference and national honor available, has been named the winner of the 2012 William Neely Mallory Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior male at Yale.
Team Awards Handed Out at BanquetWiddy’s Grill Room at the Course at Yale was filled with student-athletes, alumni and fans who came to honor the men’s hockey team’s class of 2012, watch seven team awards get presented, and hear from the outgoing captain and the new one. That’s what happens at the annual team banquet hosted by the Yale Hockey Association.
Miller Named 2012-13 CaptainAndrew Miller (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) was announced tonight at the team banquet as the captain for the 2012-13 Yale men’s hockey team. He earned this role through three years of productivity and respect on the ice.
Bulldogs Seeking Pro ChampionshipsIt’s the most exciting time of the professional hockey season, and former Yale skaters are competing for Cups named after Stanley, Calder and Kelly.
Winter Academic All-Ivy AnnouncedThe Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sport, and 10 Bulldogs were honored.
O'Neill Named All-AmericaBrian O’Neill was hoping to play in the Tampa Bay Times Forum this weekend at the Frozen Four. His consolation prize was having his image displayed down the street from the Times Forum tonight when he was named second-team CCM All-America by the American Hockey Coaches Association. This happened at Channelside, in conjunction with the Frozen Four, prior to the announcement of the 2012 Hobey Baker and the Hockey Humanitarian Awards.
O'Neill Named All-New EnglandBrian O’Neill has been skating in the American Hockey League for two weeks while honors from his collegiate days continue to come in. Today the former Yale forward was named first-team All-New England.
O'Neill Named All-ECAC, Signs With KingsBrian O'Neill, Yale's captain, had two significant honors come his way today. First, he signed a contract with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, and then he was named first-team All-ECAC Hockey for the second straight season after leading the Bulldogs with 21 goals and 46 points.
Bulldogs Run Out of Gas in Game 3Six games in 10 days – including three overtime contests – proved too much for a Yale men’s hockey team trying to keep its season alive and pull off a road upset in a best-of-three ECAC Quarterfinal series at Bright Hockey Center. Harvard scored four times in the second period to break open a close game on the way to a 8-2 win over the Bulldogs.
Series Sent to Game 3One of the longest and wildest games in the long history of Yale-Harvard men’s hockey came to an end at 9:20 of the second overtime when Dan Ford’s slap shot from the left dot sailed over a number of Bulldogs piled in the crease to give the Crimson a 4-3 win and even the best-of-three, ECAC Quarterfinal Playoff Series at 1-1.
Yale, Harvard in ECAC Quarterfinal SeriesNEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men’s hockey team, 5-1-1 over its last seven games, has a second straight rivalry playoff series this weekend at Boston. The Bulldogs, coming off a first-round ECAC series win over Princeton at the Whale, take on Harvard (10-8-11) in this week’s conference quarterfinal, best-of-three series at Bright Hockey Center. The first puck is dropped Friday at 7, and all the action can be seen live on America One.
Agostino OT Goal Lifts Blue To WinThe Bulldogs picked a great time to net their first win in overtime. Sophomore Kenny Agostino’s 15-foot wrister at 3:49 of the extra session gave the Yale men’s hockey team a 2-1 win over Harvard in game one of the ECAC Tournament Quarterfinal, best-of-three series at Bright Hockey Center.
Laganiere Earns National, Conference Player of WeekJunior forward Antoine Laganiere (Ile Cadieux, Que.), who notched his first collegiate hat trick in game three of the Princeton playoff series on March 4, was named insidecollegehockey.com and ECAC Hockey Player of the Week.
Bulldogs Bite Tigers in Game 3The defending ECAC Hockey Tournament champions were pushed to the brink but came through with an offensive explosion to advance. Antoine Laganiere’s first collegiate hat trick and Anthony Day’s first two-goal game ignited Yale to a 7-3 win over Princeton in the best-of-three, first-round playoff finale at Ingalls Rink.
Calof OT Goal Forces Game 3Andrew Calof’s second goal of the game, 33 seconds into overtime, gave Princeton a 5-4 win over Yale and forced a third game of the men’s ECAC Hockey first round tournament series at Ingalls Rink.
Tigers, Bulldogs in Round One This WeekendThe Yale men’s hockey team, hosting ECAC Hockey Tournament games for a fifth straight year, battles Princeton this weekend in a best-of-three, first-round series at Ingalls Rink. The No. 6 seeded Bulldogs (13-13-3, 10-10-2) and Tigers (No. 11, 8-14-7, 6-12-4), hoping to advance to the quarterfinals and then the championship weekend at Atlantic City, square off on Friday and Saturday with a Sunday night meeting if needed. All puck drops are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets are available for all games, which are streamed live on America One.
Bulldogs Take Series LeadIt may have been a No. 6 seed against a No. 11 in game one of an ECAC Hockey first-round, best-of-three series, but this was a close call the entire way. The favored Yale men’s team got a goal and an assist from defenseman Colin Dueck and 25 saves from Nick Maricic in a 4-2 win over Princeton at Ingalls Rink.
Watch Men’s Ice Hockey Playoffs LIVEExclusive live video coverage of the Yale men’s ice hockey home playoff games this weekend vs. Princeton is available through the America ONE website, which offers pay-per-view video streams of all of this weekend’s ECAC Hockey playoff games.
O'Neill Ivy Player of YearThree Bulldog forwards from different classes were named to the 2011-12 All-Ivy League Men’s Hockey Team today, including captain Brian O’Neill (Yardley, Pa.), who was named player of the year the day before the ECAC Hockey Tournament begins.
O'Neill Gets 2nd ECAC Player of Month AwardBrian O’Neill, for the second straight time, has been named ECAC Player of the Month. The Yale senior forward earned that honor for February after netting six goals and 15 points in nine games.
Yale Grabs 6th Seed with 2-2 TieJesse Root, who had both Bulldog goals, and Nick Maricic, who made 40 saves, picked a great night to have career outings. The sophomore forward and junior goalie helped the Yale men’s hockey team remain unbeaten over the final four games of the regular season with a 2-2 overtime tie before a sellout crowd at Quinnipiac.
Yale Travels to Princeton, QuinnipiacThe Yale men’s hockey team looks to gain momentum from a four-point home weekend as it closes out the regular season with a road trip to New Jersey and Hamden, Conn. The Elis are competing for home ice in the playoffs and leverage heading into the ECAC Hockey Tournament, which begins next weekend. The Bulldogs, coming off wins over Dartmouth and Harvard, travel to Hobey Baker Rink at Princeton (8-13-6, 6-11-3 ECAC) on Friday at 7 before battling New Haven County rival Quinnipiac (16-11-5, 8-8-4) at 7 on Saturday at High Point Solutions Arena. Saturday night’s contest airs live on SNY TV.
O'Neill Helps Blue Beat TigersBrian O’Neill grew up a few miles from Hobey Baker Rink in Yardley, Pa., and had a group of 40 family and friends rooting for him and his team on the ice he feels so comfortable on. The Yale captain looked at home with four points, having a hand on four of his squad’s five goals in the Bulldogs’ 5-2 ECAC Hockey win at Princeton.
Alumni Weekend a Big HitMore than 50 former Yale hockey players returned last weekend to take part in the annual alumni weekend activities that included the games against Dartmouth and Harvard, meals and receptions in the Schley Room and a reunion game that 40 former Bulldogs suited up for.
Agostino Named Player of the WeekKenny Agostino (Flanders, NJ) has been named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week after hitting the net three times and handing out two assists in a pair of Yale hockey wins last weekend.
Blue Bombs Harvard 7-1If it happens to be the last home game for the seniors, it will be one they’ll never forget. Five different Bulldogs hit the net and Nick Maricic stopped 25 of 26 shots as the Yale men’s hockey team finished off the home regular season with a 7-1 victory over archrival Harvard on senior night and alumni weekend before an overflow crowd at Ingalls Rink.
Elis Host Final Regular Season Home GamesWith four games left in the conference regular season, the Yale men’s hockey team looks to get back on track at home when a pair of ECAC Hockey and old Ivy League rivals comes to the Whale on Friday and Saturday. There have been 430 games played between Yale and these two Ancient Eight foes. The Bulldogs and Dartmouth (9-12-4, 6-9-3 ECAC), tied with each other for eighth in the conference standings, drop the puck at 7:35 p.m. on Feb. 17 in a live NBC Sports Network (Ron Vaccaro ’04 with Pierre McGuire) broadcast. The Blue entertains Harvard (8-7-10, 6-4-8) at 7 on Feb. 18 in the alumni/senior weekend nightcap.
Peel, O'Neill Star in Yale WinKevin Peel sat out the last three games with an injury, so the senior defenseman was the least likely Bulldog to have a multiple-point night with his team fighting for home ice in the men’s ECAC Hockey Playoffs before a sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink. He notched a goal and had a big assist as Yale beat Dartmouth 5-3 to take sole possession of eighth place on the second-to-last weekend of the regular season.
O'Neill, Miller Semi-Finalists For Walter Brown AwardThe Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced today that Brian O’Neill (Yardley, Pa.) and Andrew Miller (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), a pair of 2010-11 first-team All-ECAC Hockey picks, are among 21 NCAA Division I players selected as semi-finalists for the 60th Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.
Yale Drops 4-2 Decision at CornellA very late rally was too little and too late as the Yale men’s hockey team, which trailed by four with under five minutes left, fell to No. 13 Cornell 4-2 in ECAC Hockey before a sellout at Lynah Rink.
Yale Goes to Colgate, No. 13 Cornell This WeekendThe Yale men’s hockey team is on the road this weekend to face two of ECAC Hockey’s top teams. The Bulldogs are at Starr Rink in Hamilton, N.Y., on Friday (Time Warner Cable) to face Colgate before heading to Lynah Rink to take on No. 13 Cornell at Ithaca. The puck drops at 7 both nights.
Raiders Hold Off BulldogsThe Bulldogs put enough sustained pressure on the Raiders’ net to score a bunch of goals. The only problem was that the shots were not getting to the net and the Yale men’s hockey team fell in ECAC Hockey to Colgate 4-2 before 1,126 at Starr Rink.
Malcolm Leads Blue To WinThe Bulldogs needed a big night from their goalie, and Jeff Malcolm came through by stopping 27 of 28 shots in a 5-1 Yale men’s ECAC Hockey win over Clarkson before 3,500 at Ingalls Rink.
Bulldogs Host Crucial Conference WeekendNEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men’s hockey team, coming off a two-point road trip, is home this weekend to host the North Country set at Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs drop the puck with St. Lawrence (8-15-3, 4-9-1 ECAC) on Friday and Clarkson (12-11-5, 6-5-3) on Saturday in a pair of 7 p.m. games that can be seen live on yalebulldogs.com. Tickets are available for both nights.
O'Neill Earns Player of Month AwardBrian O’Neill, the captain of the current Yale men’s hockey team, has been named ECAC Hockey/Fischer Hockey Player of the Month after scoring eight goals and netting 14 points during January.
Blue Scores 4 Straight To Stun GreenKenny Agostino’s goal with 34.8 seconds left in the third period capped a wild, come-from-behind, 5-4, Yale men’s ECAC Hockey victory over Dartmouth. The Bulldogs, who trailed by three in the first period, scored the game’s last four goals to stun the Big Green before a packed house at Thompson Arena.