June 23, 2010
Teammates Unite in Effort to Find Life-Saving Donors for Mandi Schwartz
As news of Mandi Schwartz courageous battle with cancer continues to spread, offers to help are now coming in from around the world. Become Mandis Hero, the campaign to find her the life-saving donors she needs, has been featured on ABC News and ESPN and written about in the New York Times and dozens of other newspapers. The Become Mandis Hero group on Facebook has more than 8,000 members. All told, millions of people have heard about Mandis story in one way or another. Yet the key to the campaigns success may lie in the grass-roots approach taken by one small group in particular -- her Yale womens ice hockey teammates.
June 23, 2010
Bulldogs Place 16 on ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team
Yale had 16 student-athletes named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team, including all three members of the Class of 2010. Defenseman Alyssa Clarke (Donkin, N.S.), forward Berit Johnson (Wayzata, Minn.) and forward Caroline Murphy (Woodstock, Conn.) were each honored for the fourth time. Yale had the second-highest number of honorees in the 12-team league.
June 18, 2010
Bray Ketchum Earns Spot on USA Hockeys Under-22 Select Team
Rising senior forward Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) was named to USA Hockeys Womens Under-22 Select Team Friday afternoon. The 22 players chosen to the U-22 Team will travel to the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., to train at the USA Hockey Womens National Festival starting Aug. 13, then will leave for Toronto to play a three-game U-22 Series against Canada Aug. 18-21.
June 9, 2010
Test Results Clear Mandi Schwartz for Next Phase of Her Battle with Cancer; Search for Life-Saving Donors Intensifies
As the world-wide search for donors continues and news of her courageous battle with cancer garners more and more attention, Mandi Schwartz passed a significant hurdle on Wednesday. Tests in her native Saskatchewan, where she had been receiving chemotherapy, indicated that she is in remission. That clears Mandi, a center on the Yale womens ice hockey team, for the next phase of her treatment: a trip to Seattle and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. There, she will receive a stem cell transplant within the next 30-60 days. The success of that transplant depends entirely on finding her a match through a campaign -- Become Mandis Hero -- designed to educate people throughout the world about the urgent need for umbilical cord blood donors and bone marrow donors.
June 4, 2010
Heroes Start Lining Up as Search for Life-Saving Donor for Mandi Schwartz Continues
Mandi Schwartz battle with cancer is about to enter another phase, and its one where success hinges largely on a simple concept: get the word out. Her friends, family and even total strangers must all raise awareness of the need for bone marrow or umbilical cord blood donors in order for her to have the best chance to survive. Mandi, a center on the Yale womens ice hockey team, could be headed from Saskatchewan to Seattle as early as next week in preparation for a stem cell transplant. With that move in mind, the need to locate donors has intensified, as she could be undergoing a transplant within 30 days. The world-wide efforts to locate a genetic match for Mandi, coordinated through Become Mandis Hero, have begun seeing results from a variety of on-line efforts.
May 27, 2010
Efforts Expand to Find Life-Saving Donor for Mandi Schwartz
As Yale womens ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz continues to battle leukemia, efforts to find her a matching marrow or cord blood donor have intensified. With help from some former Bulldogs, those efforts have expanded to include everything from hockey tournaments in Canada to the Worlds Largest Baby Shower in Atlanta. For details on how you can help find a life-saving donor, read on.
May 27, 2010
Hilary Witt to Leave Yale
After eight seasons as Yales womens ice hockey head coach, Hilary Witt has announced that she is resigning to pursue other interests. Witt, the Bulldogs all-time leader in wins, will remain in her current role until June 30 as Yale transitions to a new head coach. A national search is underway to find her successor.
May 19, 2010
Jackee Snikeris Earns Invite to USA Hockey Goaltending Camp Again
Rising senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) has earned a spot at USA Hockeys annual Warren Strelow Goaltending Camp again, placing her in a group of 12 of the best female goalies in the country. This is Snikeris third selection to the prestigious camp, which debuted in 2008. A nominee for the Kazmaier Award as the top womens college hockey player last year, Snikeris was 10th in the country in save percentage (.927). She was the only ECAC Hockey goaltender selected for the camp.
May 19, 2010
Hilary Witt Named Assistant Coach for USA Hockey Under-22 Team
Yale women's hockey head coach Hilary Witt has been named an assistant coach for USA Hockeys Under-22 Select Team. She will coach at the 2010 USA Hockey Women's National Festival Aug. 13-21 in Lake Placid, N.Y., and the teams three-game series in Canada in Aug. 18-21.
April 28, 2010
Seniors Honored at Annual Womens Hockey Banquet
Yale held its annual womens hockey team banquet Wednesday Apr. 21 in the Schley Room at Ingalls Rink, saluting the senior class of defenseman Alyssa Clarke (Donkin, N.S.), forward Berit Johnson (Wayzata, Minn.) and forward Caroline Murphy (Woodstock, Conn.). The team also presented its annual awards. The MVP award, as selected by a team vote, went to junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.).
April 22, 2010
Bulldogs Do It Again! More than 900 Register for Life-Saving Marrow Donor Test, Setting Another Record
The Yale football and womens ice hockey teams were facing a major challenge as they headed into their second annual Get in the Game. Save a Life. marrow donor testing drive Thursday afternoon at Commons. The Bulldogs had tested a record 704 people at last years drive -- and since all of those people were now already in the National Marrow Donor Programs Be the Match Registry, the two teams would have to find hundreds upon hundreds of new registrants this year in order to meet their goal of saving lives and keeping their record intact. The teams came up with a game plan, starting work on the project weeks in advance. And they got a reminder of just how important their work was earlier this week, when womens ice hockey forward Mandi Schwartz learned that she would have to return home to Saskatchewan to battle cancer again. Just hours after Schwartz left New Haven, the Bulldogs rallied together and shattered their own record by signing up 911 potential donors.
April 21, 2010
Marrow Donor Testing Drive Thursday at Commons, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The final preparations are in place for the marrow donor testing drive that the Yale football and womens ice hockey teams will lead on Thursday, Apr. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Commons. The testing consists of a simple cheek swab. The drive is free, open to the public and includes pizza and light lunch refreshments. The drive is part of the Get in the Game. Save a Life. campaign for the National Marrow Donor Program. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on resources like the NMDPs Be The Match Registry to find a match. That includes Yale womens ice hockey forward Mandi Schwartz, who has been seeking a match ever since being diagnosed with leukemia.
April 9, 2010
Marrow Donor Testing Drive to be featured on WTNH Saturday Morning
The countdown is on for the marrow donor testing drive that the Yale football and womens ice hockey teams will lead on Thursday, Apr. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Commons. In the spirit of breaking the record Yale established last year, when more than 700 potential life-saving donors signed up, the Bulldogs are taking an even more proactive approach this year. Last week, after an introductory meeting with an official from the National Marrow Donor Program and a speech from a recipient whose life was saved by a marrow donor, members of both teams stuck around Ray Tompkins House to pre-assemble hundreds of donor kits. That will save valuable time for everyone on the day of the drive itself. This Saturday, Yale womens ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz, a leukemia survivor, is scheduled to appear on New Channel 8 WTNHs Good Morning Connecticut Weekend at approximately 6:30 a.m.
April 7, 2010
Ten Bulldogs Earn Winter Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in winter sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
March 9, 2010
Marrow Donor Testing Drive Set for Thursday, Apr. 22 at Commons
The Yale football team and Yale womens ice hockey team will lead a marrow donor testing drive Thursday, Apr. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Commons, located on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven. The drive is free, open to the public and includes pizza and light lunch refreshments. News Channel 8 anchor Ann Nyberg will be on hand at the start of the drive to greet participants. The drive is part of the Get in the Game. Save a Life. campaign for the National Marrow Donor Program. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on the NMDPs Be The Match Registry to find a match. The testing, which consists of a simple cheek swab, has a special meaning for the Yale athletics department because Bulldog womens ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask.) is a leukemia survivor and is in need of a marrow donor.
March 8, 2010
Samantha MacLean Elected 2010-11 Captain
Junior defenseman Samantha MacLean (Mississauga, Ont.) has been elected captain of the Yale womens ice hockey team for the 2010-11 season. MacLean, who was chosen by a team vote last Wednesday night at Ingalls Rink, leads Yale into its 34th varsity season.
February 25, 2010
Clarke, Ketchum and Snikeris Earn All-Ivy Honors
Three Yale women’s ice hockey players -- senior defenseman Alyssa Clarke (Donkin, N.S.), junior forward Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) and junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.) -- were named All-Ivy League Thursday. Snikeris earned first team honors, while Ketchum was on the second team and Clarke earned honorable mention. Snikeris is the first Bulldog since Sarah Love ’06 in 2003-04 to earn first team All-Ivy honors, and the fourth different player in school history (all goalies) to earn the honor.
February 24, 2010
Berit Johnson Among Nominees for ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award
Senior forward Berit Johnson (Wayzata, Minn./The Blake School) is among 10 nominees for ECAC Hockeys Student-Athlete of the Year award, the conference announced Wednesday. Johnson earned the nomination, which requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, through hard work both on and off the ice. She will receive her fourth ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team selection this season, a feat she has accomplished while balancing the demands of being a double major at Yale (economics and history) while also playing hockey.
February 23, 2010
Natalie Babony 06 Wraps Up Competition at Olympics
Former Yale womens ice hockey player Natalie Babony 06 completed her run with Team Slovakia at the Winter Olympics Monday night. Babony had one assist in five games as Slovakia finished eighth. Babony is the third player in the history of Yale womens hockey to make an Olympic team roster.
February 20, 2010
Bulldogs Fall in Season Finale at Princeton, 4-0
After making a furious run at a playoff spot late in the season, the Yale women's hockey team wound up finishing three points away from the postseason. The Bulldogs dropped their season finale Saturday afternoon at Princeton, 4-0.
February 19, 2010
Third-Period Goal Lifts QU Past Yale, 1-0, Ends Playoff Chances
The Yale women's hockey team has not lost many ECAC Hockey games in the second half of the season, and the ones that they have lost have mainly been of the one-goal variety. The Bulldogs' fourth one-goal loss in conference play in the last four weeks came Friday night at Quinnipiac, 1-0. Coupled with Dartmouth's 4-1 win at Clarkson, it eliminated Yale from ECAC Hockey playoff contention.
February 17, 2010
Ketchum and Snikeris among Nominees for Kazmaier Award as Top Womens College Hockey Player
A pair of Yale juniors, forward Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) and goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.), have been nominated for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given annually by The USA Hockey Foundation to the most outstanding player in NCAA Division I womens ice hockey. USA Hockey announced the nominees Wednesday.
February 17, 2010
Last Two Chances: Yale Visits Quinnipiac, Princeton
Prior to the season, the Yale womens hockey team had 29 Chances printed on the back of their warm-up t-shirts. After 27 regular-season games, the Bulldogs are now down to two chances, and a berth in the ECAC Hockey postseason hangs in the balance. Tied with Dartmouth for the eighth and final playoff spot, Yale visits Quinnipiac (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Princeton (Saturday, 4 p.m.).
February 13, 2010
Emotions Run High at Ingalls as Bulldogs Fall to Cornell 1-0 on Senior Day
On an emotional Senior Day at Ingalls Rink, Yale took a Cornell team that was battling for first place in ECAC Hockey down to the wire. But ultimately a power-play goal by Big Red defenseman Lauriane Rougeau late in the second period proved to be the only goal, and Cornell came away with a 1-0 win despite 46 saves from junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris. With the loss, Yale remains tied with Dartmouth for the eighth and final ECAC Hockey playoff spot with two games remaining.
February 12, 2010
Yale Keeps Pace in Playoff Race with 3-1 Win Over Colgate
The Yale womens hockey team needed a win Friday night to stay within striking distance of an ECAC Hockey playoff spot, but the Bulldogs opponents -- Colgate -- needed one even more badly. The Raiders entered the night trailing Dartmouth and Yale for the final playoff spot by one point, and they came out firing with a 15-shot onslaught in the first period. But thanks to a goal by senior forward Caroline Murphy and 14 saves from junior goalie Jackee Snikeris, the period ended with the score tied 1-1. Junior defenseman Samantha MacLean then broke the tie at 6:51 of the second, and an empty-net goal by sophomore forward Aleca Hughes in the third finalized the crucial 3-1 win for the Bulldogs. Snikeris ended the night with 39 saves.
February 12, 2010
Natalie Babony 06 Starts Play in Olympics Saturday
Former Yale womens ice hockey player Natalie Babony 06 (Whitby, Ont./Holderness School/Telus Lightning) and Team Slovakia start play in the Olympics this Saturday with a game against Canada at 5 p.m. Vancouver time (8 p.m. Eastern time). The game can be seen on CNBC in the United States. Team Slovakia plays two more games after that before the start of the classification and semifinal rounds. Babony is the third player in the history of Yale womens hockey to make an Olympic team roster.
February 12, 2010
A Portrait in Perseverance
The word adversity gets thrown around a lot in the world of sports, often referring to a bad bounce or a losing streak. But there is nothing on the ice that can compare to what the Yale womens ice hockey Class of 2010 has faced off it. As they get ready for their final games at Ingalls Rink this weekend, Yales seniors know that they made it through challenges both great and small over the last four years the only way they know how: together.
February 11, 2010
Final Weekend at Ingalls Critical for Playoff Hopes
With four games left in the regular season, the ECAC Hockey playoff picture remains unclear. One thing is certain, though: the two games at Ingalls Rink this weekend will go a long way towards deciding who is in and who is out. Yale is currently tied with Dartmouth for the eighth and final playoff spot, five points behind seventh-place Princeton. The Bulldogs have a one-point lead on 10th-place Colgate, which visits Friday (7 p.m., Yale All-Access live video, wybc.com). Second-place Cornell, which is within striking distance of first-place Clarkson, comes to town Saturday (4 p.m., Yale All-Access live video, WYBC 1340 AM) for Senior Day as the Bulldogs pay tribute to the Class of 2010.
February 10, 2010
Hilary Witt Inducted into Womens Beanpot Hall of Fame
Yale womens hockey head coach Hilary Witt was inducted into the Womens Beanpot Hall of Fame Tuesday night, honoring her performance as a player for Northeastern in the annual tournament featuring the four Boston-area womens hockey teams. The ceremony was held prior to the Beanpot Championship game at Harvards Bright Center.
February 7, 2010
Young Fans Pack Ingalls for Annual "Skate with the Players"
A busy weekend at Ingalls Rink concluded Sunday with Yale Hockey's annual "Skate with the Players". Members of the Yale men's and women's hockey teams took time to skate with young fans and sign autographs, filling the ice at Ingalls for more than an hour. Fans also enjoyed the chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the recently renovated facility.
February 6, 2010
Late Comeback Falls Short at Harvard, 4-3
With each game left in the season taking on more and more importance as ECAC Hockey playoff spots get determined, the Yale Bulldogs attempted to maintain their position in the standings with a furious comeback Saturday afternoon at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center. But two Yale goals in the final 4:19 were not enough, and the 4-3 loss to the Crimson left the Bulldogs tied with Dartmouth for the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference standings.
February 5, 2010
Playoff Push Continues with Visits to Dartmouth, No. 6 Harvard
The hottest team in ECAC Hockey right now? By one measure its Yale, the only team to have won six of its last seven conference games. The hard-charging Bulldogs have used their 6-1-0 run to take hold of one of the conferences eight playoff spots with six regular season games remaining. Their streak faces a major challenge this weekend with a road trip to Dartmouth (Friday, 7 p.m.) and No. 6 Harvard (Saturday, 4 p.m.), the top two scoring teams in the conference.
February 5, 2010
Dartmouth Tops Yale 6-3 to Tighten Up Playoff Race
Facing the top-scoring offense in ECAC Hockey, the Yale womens hockey team hung within striking distance for nearly 55 minutes Friday night at Thompson Arena. But a pair of Dartmouth goals late in the third eventually proved too much, as the Big Green finished off with a 6-3 win. Yale had three power-play goals, including two from freshman forward Alyssa Zupon, but ultimately several missed opportunities -- including a goal that was waved off early in the third -- came back to haunt the Bulldogs.
February 2, 2010
"Skate with the Players" Sunday at Ingalls Rink
The Yale Athletics Department will hold its annual "Skate with the Players" event this Sunday, Feb. 7, at Ingalls Rink from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
January 31, 2010
Hot Streak Continues with 3-2 OT Win at Brown
Just in time for the home stretch of the regular season, the Yale womens hockey team is putting together a winning streak. Sophomore forward Aleca Hughes goal with 1:57 left in overtime gave Yale a 3-2 win at Brown Sunday afternoon, improving the Bulldogs record to 5-1-1 in the last seven games. The victory extended Yales lead for the eighth and final ECAC Hockey playoff spot to three points with six games remaining.
January 30, 2010
The start of the Yale-Brown women's hockey game Saturday afternoon has been delayed. The game will start at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.
January 30, 2010
That Was Quick, Snik: Junior Breaks Career Shutout Record with 3-0 Blanking of Brown
Sarah Love 06 earned her spot in Heritage Hall at Ingalls Rink with stats that place her as one of the best goalies ever to wear the Yale uniform. But when it comes to shutouts, junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris wasted no time in passing Love in the Yale record book. Snikeris posted her 13th career whitewash Saturday afternoon, a 3-0 win over Brown at Ingalls, breaking the record in fewer than half the games Love played. Sophomore forward Aleca Hughes, junior forward Bray Ketchum and senior forward Caroline Murphy provided Yales goals.
January 27, 2010
Home-and-Home with Brown Includes Youth Day at Ingalls Saturday
The momentum of a 4-1-1 mark in their last six ECAC Hockey games has carried the Yale womens hockey team into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference standings. The Bulldogs are off Friday and will only be able to do some scoreboard watching as the teams immediately in front of and behind them in the standings play conference games. But on Saturday and Sunday Yale has a chance to continue making its move. Yale and Brown meet Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ingalls in a Youth Day game that can be seen live via Yale All-Access on yalebulldogs.com. They meet again Sunday at 2 p.m. at Meehan Auditorium.
January 25, 2010
Jackee Snikeris Named ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week
Junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.), who tied the Yale career shutout record while helping the Bulldogs to their first win against St. Lawrence in school history Saturday, has been named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week. Snikeris made 33 saves, including 16 in the final period, as the Bulldogs beat the Saints 1-0 to snap a 36-game winless streak vs. St. Lawrence that dated back to 1986. Snikeris also stopped 40 of 43 shots Friday night vs. No. 3 Clarkson.
January 23, 2010
Historic Day at Ingalls: Bulldogs, Snikeris Snap The SLUmp With 1-0 Win Over St. Lawrence
Since the late 1990s, the Yale women's hockey program has been methodically putting an end to some long losing streaks against various rivals. Between 1997 and 2006 the Bulldogs marked the milestones of their progress by snapping eight streaks that had grown to 13 or more games. The only team that eluded them was St. Lawrence, which entered Saturday's game at Ingalls Rink undefeated in 36 all-time games vs. Yale dating back to 1986. That all changed thanks to a remarkable 33-save effort from junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris, who tied the Yale career shutout record while coming up with the historic 1-0 win. Freshman forward Danielle Moncion provided the only goal Snikeris needed.
January 22, 2010
No. 3 Clarkson, St. Lawrence Visit Ingalls This Weekend
The Yale womens hockey team started its climb into playoff position with a pair of wins in ECAC Hockey play last weekend. The road gets a bit steeper this weekend, as No. 3 Clarkson (Friday, 7 p.m.) and St. Lawrence (Saturday, 4 p.m.) visit Ingalls Rink. These teams feature the two players tied for the conference lead in goals and points, and they have a combined ECAC Hockey record of 15-4-3. Both games can be viewed live via Yale All-Access on yalebulldogs.com. Audio is also available on wybc.com.
January 22, 2010
Heartbreaker at Ingalls as No. 3 Clarkson Edges Yale 3-2 in OT
Forward Dominique Thibault knocked in a loose puck from in front of the net 17 seconds into overtime for the game-winning goal as No. 3 Clarkson rallied for a 3-2 win over Yale Friday night at Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs were 2:19 away from pulling off the upset in regulation, but a goal by defenseman Carlee Eusepi tied the game. Yales goals came from senior defenseman Alyssa Clarke and freshman forward Alyssa Zupon.
January 16, 2010
Yale Celebrates Re-Dedication of Ingalls Rink
A little more than 50 years ago, a collegiate athletic venue on the Yale University campus became an architectural wonder, and the Bulldogs hockey program gained a valuable asset. Ingalls Rink, the famous Eero Saarinen designed building that has been the site of more than 1,000 varsity hockey contests, was re-dedicated Saturday afternoon before 200 invited guests in the Schley Room.
January 16, 2010
Bulldogs Celebrate Ingalls Dedication in Style, Beat RPI in 4-3 Thriller
Ingalls Rink had only been re-dedicated for a few hours before the legendary facility was witness to yet another classic game Saturday afternoon. Junior defenseman Samantha MacLeans goal with 33 seconds left in regulation capped a back-and-forth battle between Yale and RPI, giving the Bulldogs a 4-3 win in front of numerous alums and fans on hand for the festivities commemorating the renovation of The Whale. Junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris made 38 saves, helping hold the Engineers to an 0-for-7 performance on the power play.
January 15, 2010
Matichuks First Career Goal is Game-Winner as Snikeris Blanks Union 3-0
If the Yale women's hockey team is going to make a move in the ECAC Hockey standings in the second half of the season, the Bulldogs are going to need scoring from their top line, contributions from their large freshman class, and great goaltending. They got all of those things Friday night in a 3-0 win over Union at Ingalls Rink, as a pair of freshmen scored -- forward Jen Matichuk got her first and defenseman Tara Tomimoto got her second -- and the team's leading scorer, junior forward Bray Ketchum, also added a goal. Junior goalie Jackee Snikeris made 29 saves for her 11th career shutout, moving with one of the school career record.
January 14, 2010
Weekend Includes Ingalls Dedication and Visits from Union, RPI
It has been 40 days since the Yale womens hockey team last played an ECAC Hockey game. The Bulldogs shut out Colgate Dec. 5 to conclude a three-point weekend, and -- with exams, winter break and four non-league games in between now and then -- they have not had a chance to add to their point total since. That changes this weekend, as Union (Friday, 7 p.m.) and RPI (Saturday, 4 p.m.) come to town. Both games will be broadcast live via Yale All-Access on yalebulldogs.com.
January 9, 2010
Young Bulldogs Battle to 3-3 OT Tie at BC
With a pair of freshmen providing goals and a sophomore minding the net, Yales youth was on display Saturday afternoon against Boston College at Kelley Rink. Freshman defenseman Tara Tomimotos first career goal got Yale on the scoreboard as part of a see-saw second period that saw the two teams combine for five goals in a span of less than three minutes. That flurry left the score 3-3, and -- thanks in part to 26 saves from sophomore goalie Genny Ladiges -- that was where it ended.
January 8, 2010
Power Play Goals Help No. 10 BU Beat Yale, 4-1
The Yale penalty killing unit had a streak of 14 straight successful kills heading into Friday afternoons game at No. 10 BU, but the Terriers put an end to that by scoring on their first two power plays. That, combined with 27 saves from Melissa Haber, helped BU come away with a 4-1 win. Freshman forward Alyssa Zupon scored her first career goal for the Bulldogs.
January 6, 2010
No. 10 BU, BC Await Bulldogs in Boston
The last two non-league games of the year will provide a stiff test for the Yale womens hockey team, as the Bulldogs head to Boston for games against a pair of Hockey East powers -- No. 10 BU (Friday, 3 p.m.) and BC (Saturday, 2 p.m.). Live stats and video will be available from goterriers.com and bceagles.com.
January 5, 2010
Former Yale Hockey Player Natalie Babony 06 Selected to Play in Olympics
Former Yale womens ice hockey player Natalie Babony 06 (Whitby, Ont./Holderness School/Telus Lightning) has been selected for the Slovakian Olympic Team and will be a part of the upcoming Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C., starting Feb. 13. Babony is the third player in the history of Yale womens hockey to make an Olympic team roster.
January 3, 2010
Yales Stars Shine in Exhibition vs. U.S. Olympic Team
It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and Yale forward Bray Ketchum and goalkeeper Jackee Snikeris took full advantage of it. The junior duo got the chance to play for the ECAC Hockey All-Star Team against the U.S. Olympic Team in an exhibition game Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Sports Center, and both came away with some memorable moments in the 8-2 win for the USA. Ketchum was on the ice for the All-Stars' first goal. Snikeris played the second period and made a team-high 10 saves. In addition to the two Bulldogs on the ice, Yale head coach Hilary Witt served as an assistant coach for the ECAC Hockey All-Stars.
January 2, 2010
Pluses All Around as DesMeules, Ladiges Help Yale Top Vermont 3-1
The Yale womens hockey team spread the wealth efficiently Saturday afternoon in a 3-1 win over Vermont at Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs got goals from three different players -- including the first career goal from freshman defenseman Emily DesMeules -- and also got assists from four different players. There were completely different player combinations on the ice for all three tallies, so all told 15 different skaters were out there for a goal and 11 players finished with a +1 rating. The one constant on the ice all game was sophomore goalie Genny Ladiges, who made 19 saves for the win.
January 1, 2010
No. 9 Northeastern Ends Scoring Drought vs. Snikeris, Tops Bulldogs 3-0
Yale junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris and Northeastern net minder Leah Sulyma have had some great duels over the past few years, and Fridays showdown at Ingalls Rink proved to be another one. Snikeris had shut out the Huskies in each of their past two meetings, but a diving backhanded goal by forward Kristi Kehoe at 16:56 of the first ended that scoring drought for ninth-ranked Northeastern. Two goals late in the third period gave NU a 3-0 win, with Sulyma making 32 saves for the shut out.
December 31, 2009
New Year Starts with Visits to Ingalls from Hockey East Duo
The Yale womens hockey team will get the New Year started quickly, taking the ice just 15 hours into 2010. The Bulldogs host No. 9 Northeastern Friday at 3 p.m., then host Vermont Saturday at 3 p.m. Both games can be seen live via Yale All-Access on yalebulldogs.com. Chelsea Janes 12 will handle the play-by-play.
December 10, 2009
Ketchum and Snikeris Named to ECAC Hockey All-Star Team, Will Play vs. USA
A pair of juniors on the Yale womens ice hockey team, forward Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) and goaltender Jackee Snikeris (Downingtown, Pa.), have been selected to the ECAC Hockey All-Star Team that will play the U.S. Womens National Team in an exhibition game at TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn., on Jan. 3. Yale head coach Hilary Witt will serve as an assistant coach for the ECAC Hockey squad, which is coached by Princetons Jeff Kampersal.
December 5, 2009
Snikeris Stops 43 More as Yale Blanks Colgate 3-0
The Yale women's hockey team headed to New York on Friday with just two more chances to establish some positive momentum heading into winter break. A 2-2 tie at No. 6/7 Cornell Friday got the weekend off to a good start, and the Bulldogs went one better on Saturday at Colgate's Starr Rink. Junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris made 43 saves, junior forward Bray Ketchum delivered a pair of goals and junior defenseman Samantha MacLean added her first score of the year for an impressive 3-0 win over the Raiders. This was Snikeris' 10th career shutout, giving her sole possession of second place on Yale's all-time list -- just two away from the school record set by Sarah Love '06.
December 4, 2009
Snikeris 38 Saves Earn 2-2 Tie at No. 6/7 Cornell
After Yales 2-2 tie with No. 6/7 Cornell Friday night, the scoreboard operator at Lynah Rink accidentally left the shots on goal count for the Big Red running, finally stopping it at 74. For those who watched Yale junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris performance in this game, a total of 72 saves actually didnt seem out of the question. Snikeris real total was 38, her best effort of the season, and she was a big reason why her team earned a point in the ECAC Hockey standings despite being outshot 40-16.
December 2, 2009
Last Games before Break Take Yale to No. 6/7 Cornell, Colgate
The Yale women's hockey team has two more chances before break to pick up some points in the ECAC Hockey standings. The Bulldogs travel to No. 6/7 Cornell (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Colgate (Saturday, 4 p.m.) this weekend.
November 28, 2009
UConn Beats Yale 6-1 for Nutmeg Classic Championship
UConn scored three goals in the first 15 minutes en route to a 6-1 win over Yale Saturday night that gave the Huskies their fourth Nutmeg Classic Championship in the tournaments six-year history. This was also the fourth time the Bulldogs have finished as runners-up.
November 27, 2009
Yale Advances to Nutmeg Classic Title Game with 10-1 Win Over SHU
For the fifth time in the six-year history of the Nutmeg Classic, Yale will play for the tournament championship. The Bulldogs got two goals each from five different players Friday afternoon at Ingalls Rink to beat Sacred Heart 10-1. Yale will play UConn Saturday at 7 p.m., as the Huskies advanced to the title game with a 1-0 win over Quinnipiac Friday night. The championship game will be video streamed on Yale All-Access. Audio will be available through wybc.com and live stats will be available on yalebulldogs.com.
November 25, 2009
Yale Hosts 6th Annual Nutmeg Classic Tournament
Yale hosts the sixth annual Nutmeg Classic tournament at newly renovated Ingalls Rink this weekend, bringing together the four women's Division I hockey teams in Connecticut (the Nutmeg State). The Bulldogs play Sacred Heart at 4 p.m. Friday, followed by UConn playing Quinnipiac at 7 p.m. The consolation game is 4 p.m. Saturday and the championship is 7 p.m. Both Yale games can be seen live on Yale All-Access, and audio will be available on wybc.com. Ron Vaccaro '04 will handle the play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on yalebulldogs.com.
November 21, 2009
Dartmouth Beats Yale 6-2
Jenna Cunningham and Sarah Parsons scored two goals each to lead Dartmouth to a 6-2 win over Yale Saturday night at Ingalls Rink. Sophomore forward Aleca Hughes and senior forward Caroline Murphy scored Yales goals.
November 20, 2009
Hows Mandi Doing?
It has been almost a year since Yale senior forward Mandi Schwartz was diagnosed with leukemia, and seven months since her womens hockey teammates joined with the Yale football team for a record-setting marrow donor testing drive a drive that helped save another leukemia patients life. As both of those teams get set to battle archrival Harvard this weekend in New Haven, Schwartz remains home in Saskatchewan, where she returned for treatment. But she is still very much on the minds of her many friends at Yale, and she recently checked in with some good news.
November 20, 2009
Early Goals Key 5-0 Win for Harvard
A rough five-minute stretch at the start of the game, in which Yale allowed three Harvard goals, proved too much for the Bulldogs to overcome Friday night at Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs actually outshot the Crimson 21-18 the rest of the way, but Christina Kessler stopped every Yale shot and finished with a 5-0 shutout.
November 19, 2009
Harvard, Dartmouth at Ingalls This Weekend
The women's hockey version of the Yale-Harvard rivalry gets renewed Friday night at Ingalls Rink (7 p.m.), and the Bulldogs host another rival on Saturday night when Dartmouth comes to the Whale. Both opponents are among the teams receiving votes in the national polls. Fans in town to attend The Game get in for free to the Yale-Dartmouth game Saturday at 6 p.m. with their football ticket stubs. Video of both games is available live and on demand through Yale All-Access. Audio of the game is also available at http://www.wybc.com/tempsite/sports.html.
November 14, 2009
Captain Comes Up Big: Murphy Leads Yale to 2-1 Win at Union
In order to end the six-game winless streak that marked the start of the 2009-10 season, the Yale women's hockey team needed someone to step up. On Saturday afternoon at Messa Rink, senior forward Caroline Murphy did just that. Yale's captain delivered both goals, and sophomore goaltender Genny Ladiges made 15 saves, as the Bulldogs downed the Dutchwomen 2-1.
November 13, 2009
Engineers Top Bulldogs 4-1
Freshman forward Danielle Moncion got her first career goal to tie Friday nights game at RPI 1-1 early in the first period, but the Engineers re-took the lead in the second period and tacked on two late goals for a 4-1 victory over the Bulldogs.
November 12, 2009
Capital District Visit Includes Games vs. RPI, Union
The annual trip to New Yorks Capital District has usually been a fruitful one for the Yale womens hockey team. Since RPI officially joined ECAC Hockey on the womens side and became travel partners with Union in 2006-07, Yale is 4-1-1 when visiting the pair. This weekend Yale heads to the Empire State seeking its first conference wins.
November 7, 2009
Bulldogs Fall to Quinnipiac 2-1
Quinnipiac goalie Victoria Vigilanti stopped 23 of 24 Yale shots Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink, leading the Bobcats to a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs. Junior forward Bray Ketchum scored Yale's lone goal.
November 6, 2009
Princeton Beats Yale 4-0
Four different players scored goals and nine different players had points as Princeton beat Yale 4-0 Friday night in the first regular season game at newly renovated Ingalls Rink. The Tigers' Cassie Seguin made 20 saves for the shutout, while Jackee Snikeris had 22 for the Bulldogs.
November 4, 2009
Opening Weekend at Ingalls Includes Games vs. Princeton, Quinnipiac
The newly renovated Ingalls Rink re-opens Friday night with Yale hosting longtime rival Princeton (7 p.m.). The Bulldogs also host Quinnipiac Saturday (4 p.m.). Live stats and live video from both games will be available on yalebulldogs.com.
October 31, 2009
Late Goals Give No. 3 Clarkson 2-0 Win
For the first two periods Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena, junior goalkeeper Jackee Snikeris kept Yale locked in a scoreless tie with No. 3 Clarkson despite a lopsided 26-7 shot advantage for the Golden Knights. The Bulldogs had their best showing offensively in the third period, putting 10 shots on net, but it was Clarkson that finally broke through with a goal from Carlee Eusepi with just over eight minutes to play. That proved to be the game-winner as Clarkson won 2-0.
October 30, 2009
Power Play Goals Key No. 6 SLUs 4-0 Win Over Yale
No. 6 St. Lawrence's offense is tough enough to contend with even when the Saints don't have a man advantage. But while Yale allowed only one even-strength goal Friday afternoon at Appleton Arena, the Saints went three-for-eight on the power play to finish off a 4-0 win.
October 28, 2009
ECAC Hockey Play Starts at No. 6 St. Lawrence, No. 3 Clarkson
Yale will find out very quickly where it stands in relation to the top of ECAC Hockey this weekend. The Bulldogs first two conference games are against the two teams ranked highest in the national poll, No. 6 St. Lawrence (Friday, 4 p.m.) and No. 3 Clarkson (Saturday, 2 p.m.).
October 25, 2009
Yale Beats McGill 4-2 in Exhibition
As Yale gets ready to start ECAC Hockey play next weekend, the first weekend of the season has shown that the players the Bulldogs expect to score will do just that. Junior forward Bray Ketchum scored twice Sunday in a 4-2 exhibition win over McGill at Ingalls Rink. She and sophomore forward Aleca Hughes -- who also scored -- combined for seven points in two games over the weekend. Senior forward Berit Johnson added a goal, and sophomore goalie Genny Ladiges made 31 saves for the win over the Martlets.
October 23, 2009
Yale Battles Back to Tie Providence 2-2 in Opener
With freshmen accounting for more than a third of Yale's roster heading into the 2009-10 season, it's nice to know that there are also some veterans the Bulldogs can count on. Three players that figure to be key parts of Yale's success this year all contributed in the season opener Friday night, and the result was a hard-fought 2-2 tie at Providence. The top two returning scorers -- sophomore forward Aleca Hughes and junior forward Bray Ketchum -- each scored, and junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris made 35 saves.
October 22, 2009
Bulldogs Ready for 2009-10
As the finishing touches are applied to the newly renovated Ingalls Rink, the Yale womens ice hockey team is ready to take the ice with a new-look roster. With eight seniors lost to graduation, the Bulldogs have brought in eight freshmen; 13 of the 21 players on Yales roster are now freshmen or sophomores. Those young Bulldogs will be counted on as Yale looks to make a move up in the ECAC Hockey standings. The 2009-10 season opens Friday (7 p.m.) at Providence. Yale also hosts McGill in an exhibition at Ingalls Rink Sunday (2 p.m.).
September 3, 2009
Yale Athletics Announces Video Streaming Partnership with Stretch Internet
The Yale University Athletic Department will team up with Stretch Internet to provide live, streaming video for home contests in five varsity sports: mens and womens basketball, mens and womens ice hockey, and volleyball. Audio for the contests will be provided by WYBC, Yales student radio station.
September 2, 2009
Inside the Ingalls Addition
Slightly more than a year ago at this time, the addition to Ingalls Rink was barely more than a hole in the ground. Now, as the 2009-10 academic year gets underway, the addition is nearly complete -- along with several other major improvements to the legendary facility. A new photo gallery on yalebulldogs.com shows all the progress that has been made.
August 14, 2009
Bulldogs Spread Out Across Globe for Summer
In a few weeks, they will be back in New Haven for the start of the 2009-10 academic year. But for now, the members of the Yale womens ice hockey team are spending the summer spread out across the globe working, studying and training. In addition to typical summer activities like hitting the beach, theyre also doing things like volunteering at a school for underprivileged children; observing open heart surgery; studying Portuguese in Brazil; researching Coventry Cathedral in England; and working out with Olympic team hopefuls.
July 9, 2009
Crysti Howser 09 and Helen Resor 09 Selected for National Festival, in Contention for U.S. Olympic Spots
The roster of players invited to USA Hockeys National Festival -- a major step in the process of selecting the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team -- was announced on Thursday, and two Yale Bulldogs are part of it. Forward Crysti Howser 09 (Wilmette, Ill.) and defenseman Helen Resor 09 (Greenwich, Conn.) are among the group of 41 elite players who will head to Blaine, Minn., Aug. 18-24 for a series of practices and games. After the National Festival 23 of those players will be chosen to go on the Qwest Tour as the U.S. Womens National Team, and 21 of those players then will be selected to play for Team USA in the 2010 Olympics. Resor is one of nine players on the National Festival roster who have played in the Olympics before.
July 8, 2009
2009-10 Schedule Includes 12 Games vs. Nationally Ranked Teams
A dozen games against teams that ended last season ranked in the top 10 or receiving votes in the national polls -- including five at newly renovated Ingalls Rink, highlight the 2009-10 Yale women's ice hockey schedule that was released Wednesday. The Bulldogs open the regular season Oct. 23 at Providence and start ECAC Hockey play Oct. 30 at St. Lawrence. Yale hosts Princeton Nov. 6 in the home opener, which will be fans first chance to see the recent renovations to Ingalls.
June 14, 2009
Yale Adds Eight Recruits in Class of 2013
With eight players having graduated in the Class of 2009, the Yale women's ice hockey team needed to replenish its ranks. The Bulldogs did just that with the Class of 2013, as eight incoming freshmen will join the roster for 2009-10. The members of the class have some impressive accomplishments both on and off the ice. The group includes a five-time Midwest Elite Hockey League Academic Gold Award winner; a player from the Junior Women's Hockey League champion North American Hockey Academy; a player who has played games in eight different countries and has done volunteer work to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur; a silver medalist from the World Championships of Performing Arts who tied the record for most points by a rookie on her team two years ago; a player who was MVP in three different sports in high school and has a grade eight in Royal Conservatory piano; a Team Canada U-18 Evaluation Camp invitee who helped build a medical clinic for a village in the Amazon; an Advanced Placement Rising Scholar with Honor who was chosen for the inaugural 2008 Upper Midwest High School Elite League East Metro team; and a player who won three Mid Atlantic Women's Hockey Association championships and is a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.