2013-14 Yale Men's Ice Hockey News

  • Q&A With Brian O’Neill ’12
    May 16, 2014
    It’s been three seasons since the kid from Yardley, Pa., was flying around Ingalls Rink creating havoc for opponents at both ends of the rink. Ask anyone who knows Yale, ECAC or even college hockey and they will tell you about former Yale men’s hockey star Brian O’Neill ’12. The former Bulldog captain, currently a member of the AHL Manchester Monarchs (LA Kings), sat down with Yale Sports Publicity Director Steve Conn to discuss his professional career and reflect on his days in New Haven.
  • Bulldogs Introduce 5 Newcomers
    May 14, 2014
    Kenny Agostino, Jesse Root and Gus Young don their caps and gowns this weekend while five new members of the Yale men’s hockey team prepare to enter the class of 2018.
  • YHA Awards Handed Out
    April 24, 2014
    The Yale men’s hockey team wrapped up its 2013-14 season while honoring its three seniors at tonight’s team banquet held inside Widdy’s Restaurant at the Course at Yale.
  • Fallen Named New Captain
    April 24, 2014
    Tommy Fallen, who ranks fifth on the school’s career goals list for defensemen, has been named captain of the 2014-15 Yale men’s hockey team. It was announced tonight at the team banquet.
  • Yale Banner Hangs at Frozen Four
    April 12, 2014
    There’s a new banner hanging from the rafters at the NCAA’s Frozen Four and it reads: YALE, National Champions, 2013.
  • Yale's NCAA Regional a Big Success
    March 29, 2014
    Over 13,000 fans came to Webster Bank Arena while a national TV audience also watched on ESPNU and ESPN2 as Yale hosted the two-day 2014 men's hockey NCAA East Regional this weekend.
  • Root Earns “Best Defensive Forward” in ECAC
    March 20, 2014
    The premier defensive forward in ECAC Hockey was also his team’s top scorer. Jesse Root, the first Yale player to earn this conference honor, was named “Best Defensive Forward” today.
  • Root Signs With AHL Bridgeport
    March 18, 2014
    Yale’s 2013-14 team captain is taking his leadership skills to the next level. Jesse Root has signed a deal for a tryout with the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
  • Agostino Signs With Calgary
    March 17, 2014
    The Calgary Flames announced today that Kenny Agostino, Yale’s high-scoring forward, has signed a two-year, entry-level contract.
  • Bobcats Take Series
    March 15, 2014
    Their hopes for an ECAC Hockey Championship were dashed by No. 6 ranked Quinnipiac, but the Bulldogs put up a great fight in game two of the quarterfinal playoff series, a 5-3 decision, at High Point Solutions Arena.
  • Bulldogs Drop Game 1
    March 14, 2014
    The nice thing about a best-of-three series is you have an opportunity to erase a bad night by coming back the next day. The No. 16 Yale men’s hockey team has that chance Saturday night after dropping a 6-2 decision to No. 6 ranked Quinnipiac in the first game of the ECAC Quarterfinal Playoffs at High Point Solutions Arena.
  • Senior Trio Looks to Add to Success
    March 13, 2014
    How do you compare success when ranking the best classes in the history of Yale hockey? Do you look at total victories, or are total championships more important? Maybe the most significant variable in determining the most successful class of Bulldogs is a season concluding with a victory, but not in a consolation contest.
  • Battle of The County in ECAC Playoffs
    March 11, 2014
    The Yale men’s hockey team, in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals for the sixth straight season, faces a familiar foe in the best-of-three playoff series that opens Friday night. The No. 16 Bulldogs (17-9-5) take on No. 6/7 Quinnipiac (22-8-6) at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena in a contest airing live on America ONE Sports and on WYBC AM-1340 (wybcx.com).
  • Bulldogs Enjoy White House
    March 10, 2014
    It took almost exactly 11 months to happen, but it was worth every day of the wait for the Yale men’s hockey team, the 2013 NCAA Champions. The Bulldogs, who took the Frozen Four title at Pittsburgh last April, were honored today at the White House as part of its national champions day.
  • Lyon Named Goalie of Week
    March 10, 2014
    Alex Lyon, who stopped 42 of 43 shots during a first-round playoff series sweep of Harvard on March 7 and 8, was named ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week today.
  • Bulldogs-Bobcats in ECAC Quarters
    March 09, 2014
    The Yale men’s hockey team, the No. 6 seed in the ECAC Hockey Tournament, will face No. 3 seed Quinnipiac in a best-of-three quarterfinal series. The Bulldogs, coming off a sweep of Harvard in last week’s first-round series, play the Bobcats in game one on Friday at 7 pm.
  • Root, Agostino Make All-ECAC Team
    March 09, 2014
    Two of Yale’s three seniors were honored today as All-ECAC Hockey selections. Jesse Root (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made the second team while Kenny Agostino (Flanders, NJ) was a third-team pick.
  • Bulldogs Advance to Quarterfinals
    March 08, 2014
    Thirty-eight seconds in the third period was the time it took to decide the first-round ECAC playoff series at Ingalls Rink. The No. 15 Yale men’s hockey team, trailing by a goal, scored twice in that span to beat Harvard 2-1 and take the best-of-three series in straight games.
  • Bulldogs Take Opening Game of Series
    March 07, 2014
    Shutouts are hard to come by in post-season play, even tougher for freshman making their playoff debut. Alex Lyon stopped all 24 shots and his No. 15 Yale hockey team got scoring from four different players in a 4-0 win over Harvard on opening night of the first round of the ECAC Playoffs.
  • Bulldogs Going to White House
    March 07, 2014
    The Yale men’s hockey team will be with President Obama on Monday afternoon as the White House hosts the 2012-2013 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Champions on the South Lawn.
  • 5 Bulldogs Make All-Ivy
    March 06, 2014
    Five Yale players earned All-Ivy League honors today as the ECAC Hockey Playoffs begin with first-round, best-of-three series at campus arenas. Captain Jesse Root was a first-team pick, while Kenny Agostino, Gus Young and Rob O’Gara earned second-team honors. Alex Lyon, who earned Ivy League co-Rookie of the Year, was honorable mention all-league.
  • ECAC 1st Round Playoffs at Whale This Weekend
    March 03, 2014
    The Yale men’s hockey team hosts Harvard this weekend at Ingalls Rink in a best-of-three ECAC first-round playoff series. The March 7-9 games, which determines who advances to the quarterfinal round, are each 7 p.m. starts that can be seen on America One and heard live on WYBC-AM 1340. The Bulldogs (15-9-5, 10-8-4 ECAC), coming off a 5-0 win at home over Rensselaer on Saturday, finished tied for fifth in the conference standings. The 11th place Crimson (10-15-4, 6-12-4) comes to the Whale after splitting a road trip.
  • Blue Ends Regular Season With 5-0 Win
    March 01, 2014
    Yale seniors Jesse Root, Gus Young and Kenny Agostino got to celebrate their last home regular season game the best way, with a dominating win. Five different players hit the net and Alex Lyon earned the shutout as the No. 14 Bulldogs beat Rensselaer 5-0 before a sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink.
  • Harvard-Yale in ECAC Playoffs
    March 01, 2014
    The Yale men’s hockey team hosts Harvard this coming weekend at Ingalls Rink in a best-of-three ECAC first-round playoff series. The March 7-9 games are each 7 p.m. starts that can be seen on America One and heard live on WYBC-AM 1340.
  • No. 3 Union Takes 2-0 Decision
    February 28, 2014
    The Bulldogs threw everything they had at Union goalie Colin Stevens, including 49 shots on goal, the most allowed this season by the No. 3 ranked Dutchmen. No. 14 Yale gave up early tallies in the first and third period and fell 2-0 to the 2013-14 Cleary Cup Champions before a sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink on the second-to-last night of the regular season.
  • Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Kenny Agostino
    February 26, 2014
    The Yale men’s hockey team breathed a sigh of relief when Kenny Agostino decided to return for his final season as a Bulldog. In 2010, Agostino was drafted in the fifth round (140th overall) of the NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, and has since been traded from Pittsburgh to the Calgary Flames. Currently, he is looking to close out the regular season strong for the Yale Bulldogs as they take on Union and RPI this weekend. Kenny Agostino is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
  • Last Regular Season Weekend is Union, RPI
    February 24, 2014
    It’s the last weekend of the 2013-14 regular season, and the Yale men’s hockey team (14-8-5, 9-7-4 ECAC) is trying to earn a bye next week for the first round of the ECAC Tournament while grabbing credentials for the NCAA Tournament selection committee. The Bulldogs host 2013-14 Cleary Cup Champion Union (22-6-4, 16-3-1) on Friday and Rensselaer (13-13-6, 7-8-5) on Saturday at Ingalls Rink in 7 p.m. face-offs that can be viewed on the Ivy League Digital Network and heard on WYBC-AM 1340.
  • 3-Point Weekend Ends With OT Tie at Hanover
    February 22, 2014
    The No. 14 Yale men’s hockey team erased a 2-0 deficit in the second period to get its third point of the weekend with a 3-3 overtime tie against Dartmouth. The result keeps the Elis, who beat Harvard on Friday, in fifth place, two points out of fourth in the race for the final conference playoff bye with one weekend left.
  • Root Leads Yale To Win at Harvard
    February 21, 2014
    Jesse Root wanted to talk about defense after his No. 14 Bulldogs registered a 5-2 win over Harvard in ECAC Hockey action at Bright-Landry Center. The Yale captain, who was equally important at the other end of the rink, tallied two goals and assisted on another in an important road and rivalry game that moved the Elis into fifth place by a point.
  • Jesse Root, Yale's Top Dog
    February 18, 2014
    He was a junior who scored the game-winning goals at both NCAA Regional games that sent his team to a national championship in his hometown. Shortly after all that, he was elected captain of the following team. How does Jesse Root live up to the expectations in 2013-14?
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