2011-12 Yale Women's Ice Hockey News

June 28, 2012
Aleca Hughes Named Winner of ECAC Hockey’s Mandi Schwartz Award
After Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) was first diagnosed with cancer, her teammate Aleca Hughes ’12 (Westwood, Mass.) emerged as one of the primary advocates seeking to turn the tragic situation into a chance to help others. Even after Mandi passed away in April of 2011, Hughes kept up that battle as a leader both on and off the ice. On Thursday, her efforts were rewarded as she was selected as the winner of the ECAC Hockey award named in Mandi’s memory. The award, which recognizes the conference’s student-athlete of the year, will be presented to Hughes at a game during the 2012-13 season.

June 27, 2012
Bulldogs Recognized for Community Service at New Haven Register Banquet
The Yale women's ice hockey team was recognized at the New Haven Register’s annual MVP Banquet Tuesday night as the winner of the newspaper's Dave Solomon Memorial Sports Persons of the Year award for 2011. Former Yale captain Samantha MacLean ’11, now a volunteer assistant with the Bulldogs, spoke on behalf of the team. Yale received the award in recognition of the team’s humanitarian and community service efforts.

June 26, 2012
Yale Tied for Best in League with 16 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team Selections
The Yale women’s ice hockey team had 16 student-athletes named to the 2011-12 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league Tuesday. Yale tied Union for the most selections among the league’s 12 teams, making this the second season in a row Yale has led the league. The Bulldogs’ honorees included all four members of the Class of 2012: forward Lauren Davis (Morrison, Colo.), defenseman Heather Grant (Toronto, Ont.), forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) and goalie Genny Ladiges (Almonte, Ont.). That quartet combined for 15 All-Academic Team selections during the past four years.

June 12, 2012
Aleca Hughes Among 11 Finalists for ECAC Hockey’s Mandi Schwartz Award
Yale forward Aleca Hughes ’12 (Westwood, Mass.) was inspired to help save lives by her teammate Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), who battled cancer for more than two years before passing away in April of 2011. Now, Hughes is one of 11 finalists for the ECAC Hockey award named in Schwartz’ memory. The award recognizes the league’s student-athlete of the year, and the winner will be announced later this month.

May 19, 2012
Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Reception
Six seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Jeffrey Hatten (Farmington, Conn.) of the men’s golf team and Talis Trevino (Marietta, Ga.) of the gymnastics team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Adam Fields (Jericho, N.Y.) of the men’s fencing team and Abigail Nunn (Richmond, Va.) of the women’s swimming and diving team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) of the women’s ice hockey team and Michael Pratt (Garden City, N.Y.) of the men’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.

April 25, 2012
Yale’s Aleca Hughes Named Winner of Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup
Yale senior forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.), whose efforts to help save lives have been inspired by her teammate Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), was named the winner of the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Wednesday night in a ceremony held in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. This is the fifth award this month for Hughes, Yale’s captain, and all five have recognized her leadership and work off the ice.

April 21, 2012
Annual Awards Announced at Team Banquet
The 2011-12 Yale women's ice hockey team gathered Saturday for the annual team banquet at The Course at Yale. The Bulldogs announced the winners of the six team awards, along with introducing the 2012-13 captain: junior forward Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.).

April 20, 2012
Alyssa Zupon Elected Captain for 2012-13
Junior forward Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) has been elected captain of the Yale women’s ice hockey team for the 2012-13 season. Zupon was selected by a team vote last month, and will be introduced formally at the team’s post-season banquet this Saturday. In addition to her on-ice performance, Zupon has been a leader in a variety of community service initiatives during her time at Yale, including a charity for tsunami and earthquake relief in Japan that she co-founded.

April 19, 2012
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Adds 500 More Potential Life Savers
A year has gone by since Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) passed away after battling cancer for more than two years. Yet her impact remains evident in the annual marrow donor registration drive at Yale that is named in her memory. Thursday, her Yale women’s ice hockey teammates once again worked together with the football and field hockey teams in an effort to save the lives of patients with illnesses similar to Mandi’s. Yale’s drive, part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign, added more than 500 potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry® Thursday.

April 18, 2012
Bulldogs Aim to Keep Saving Lives with Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Drive
In its first three years, the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale has added nearly 2,500 people to the Be The Match Registry® and located at least six genetic matches for patients with life-threatening illnesses in need of transplants. This Thursday at Commons, Yale hopes to keep adding to those numbers. The football, women’s ice hockey and field hockey teams are once again leading the drive, which is named in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (Wilcox, Sask.) (1988-2011) and her courageous battle with cancer.

April 17, 2012
Listen to Humanitarian Award Winner Aleca Hughes on NHL Home Ice and Calgary’s CHQR
As Yale prepares for the annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive this coming Thursday at Commons, one of the leaders behind the initiative -- senior forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) of the women’s ice hockey team -- will make a pair of radio appearances. Hughes, who was recently honored with the 2012 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award for her efforts, will be interviewed at 6:25 p.m. Eastern on “The Power Play” with Scott Laughlin on XM Radio’s NHL Home Ice (XM 92/Sirius 107, http://www.siriusxm.com/nhlhomeice). She will then be interviewed by Mark Stephen on CHQR AM 770, Calgary’s top news and sports-talk radio station, at 10 p.m. Eastern. Listen in live at http://www.qr77.com.

April 6, 2012
Yale's Aleca Hughes Named Winner of 2012 Hockey Humanitarian Award
Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.), whose efforts to help save lives have been inspired by her teammate Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), has been named the winner of the 2012 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award. The award, which is open to every male and female NCAA hockey player in Division I and Division III, was presented to Hughes in a ceremony on Friday night as part of the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla. A senior forward and team captain, Hughes is the 17th recipient of the Hockey Humanitarian Award.

April 6, 2012
2012 Hockey Humanitarian Award Ceremony Broadcast Live on USCHO Friday Night
US College Hockey Online will have live coverage of tonight's announcement of the winner of the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award at the NCAA men's Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla. Yale women's ice hockey captain Aleca Hughes is one of five finalists for the award.

April 3, 2012
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale Set for Thursday, Apr. 19
In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registration drives, the Yale athletic department will once again hold a drive in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (Wilcox, Sask.) (1988-2011). The Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for the Be The Match Registry®, will be held on Thursday, Apr. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this year. The drive, which takes place at Commons on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven, is open to the general public. Donors that could help save lives are located through testing that consists of simple cheek swabs.

April 2, 2012
Aleca Hughes Wins Sarah Devens Award for Leadership
Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.), a senior forward and captain of the Yale women’s ice hockey team, has been named the winner of the 2011-12 Sarah Devens Award. Given as a joint award between ECAC Hockey and Hockey East, the Devens Award is presented annually to a student-athlete who "demonstrates leadership and commitment both on and off the ice." It is named in honor of former Dartmouth ice hockey, field hockey and lacrosse captain Sarah Devens, who died in 1995 prior to her senior year of college. All female student-athletes in ECAC Hockey and Hockey East are eligible, and each conference submitted a league nominee for consideration. Hughes is the second Yale player to earn the honor, following Jackee Snikeris ’11, who won it last year. She receives a post-graduate scholarship of $10,000.

March 26, 2012
Aleca Hughes, Mandi Schwartz Foundation Finalists for NCAS’ Giant Steps Award
Senior women’s ice hockey forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) and the charity she started, the Mandi Schwartz Foundation, have been named one of three finalists for the National Consortium for Academics and Sports’ Giant Steps Award in the community organization category. The winner will be named on Friday, Apr. 6 as part of the NCAS’ annual National STUDENT-Athlete Day celebration.

March 19, 2012
Aleca Hughes One of Five Finalists Nationally for Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup
Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.), a senior forward and captain of the Yale women’s ice hockey team, has been named one of five collegiate finalists for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup. Named after legendary UCLA men’s basketball coach John Wooden, the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup is presented to two distinguished athletes -- one collegiate and one professional -- for their character and leadership both on and off the field and their contributions to sport and society. Hughes and the other collegiate finalists will be recognized on Wednesday, Apr. 25, in a ceremony held in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Pat Summitt, the University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, will be honored as the professional recipient.

March 16, 2012
Bulldogs’ Charitable Efforts Continue in Memory of Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011)
It has been nearly a year since Yale women’s ice hockey center Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) passed away after battling cancer for more than two years. Yet she continues to inspire efforts by her Bulldog teammates to help others.

March 13, 2012
Flygh Part of Team Sweden’s Staff for Upcoming IIHF World Championship
Yale women’s ice hockey head coach Joakim Flygh will be a part of the upcoming IIHF Women’s World Championship in Burlington, Vt., Apr. 7-14. Flygh will serve as video coach for his native Sweden in the tournament, which features the top eight women’s ice hockey teams in the world. The World Championship began in 1990 and is held every non-Olympic year.

March 1, 2012
Schwartz Family Profiled on CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network recently profiled the family of Yale women's ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz '10 (1988-2011).

February 18, 2012
Yale Falls in Finale at No. 8 Harvard
The 2011-12 season came to an end for the Yale women’s ice hockey team at Harvard’s Bright Hockey Center Saturday afternoon, and fittingly a senior was at the center of a valiant effort. Goalie Genny Ladiges made 43 saves in the final game at Yale for her and her fellow seniors -- forward Lauren Davis, defenseman Heather Grant and forward Aleca Hughes. It was the 10th time this season Ladiges, who finished second in ECAC Hockey in saves with 849 for the season, made 40 or more saves in a game. Harvard forward Lyndsey Fry had four goals to make the difference in the game, a 4-0 Harvard victory.

February 17, 2012
Season High in Goals Not Enough for Win at Dartmouth
It was the type of offensive outburst the Yale women’s ice hockey team has been waiting for all season long, but unfortunately it came on a night when the Bulldog defense could not contain Dartmouth’s offense. The Big Green came away with a 10-5 win in a wild game at Thompson Arena Friday. The Bulldogs’ five goals, which came from four different players, were the most they scored in a game since a 5-0 win at Union Feb. 4, 2011. Junior forward Danielle Moncion led the way with a pair of tallies.

February 15, 2012
Final Weekend Takes Yale to Dartmouth, No. 8 Harvard
The Yale women’s ice hockey team concludes the 2011-12 season this weekend with games at Dartmouth and No. 8 Harvard. With both opponents jockeying for playoff position in the ECAC Hockey standings, the Bulldogs have a chance to play spoiler against two of their oldest rivals. Following Saturday’s game, Yale turns the page by heading to a Boston Blades game that is a fundraiser in memory of their teammate Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011).

February 11, 2012
Salute to the Yale Women's Ice Hockey Class of 2012
The best word to describe the Yale women’s hockey class of 2012 is "persevering". While that implies that the four Bulldog seniors have faced challenges in their career, it also expresses the relentless optimism and determination with which Lauren Davis, Heather Grant, Aleca Hughes and Genny Ladiges have faced and overcome them.

February 11, 2012
Ladiges Stops 47, but No. 3 Cornell Prevails on Senior Day
The Yale women’s ice hockey team paid tribute to its senior class -- forward Lauren Davis, defenseman Heather Grant, forward Aleca Hughes and goalie Genny Ladiges -- Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink in the final regular season home game. While No. 3 Cornell had too much firepower for the Bulldogs, prevailing 6-1, Ladiges provided one last round of memorable moments as she tied her career high with 47 saves. It was the ninth time this season she has surpassed the 40-save mark.

February 10, 2012
Watch Women’s Basketball, Women’s Hockey Live this Weekend on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of four Yale home games this weekend. On Friday night women’s basketball hosts Cornell and women’s ice hockey hosts Colgate at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, the women’s ice hockey team hosts No. 3 Cornell at 4 p.m. and the women’s basketball team hosts Columbia at 7 p.m.

February 10, 2012
Ladiges Stops 43 as Yale Guts Out 1-1 OT Tie with Colgate
It took 65 minutes of work, but the Yale women’s hockey team finally brought a long losing streak to an end Friday night with a 1-1 overtime tie against Colgate at Ingalls Rink. Senior goaltender Genny Ladiges made 43 saves and Yale killed off five Raider power plays, including a 5-on-3 for more than 30 seconds in the third period. Sophomore forward Jackie Raines’ second-period goal was enough for the deadlock, snapping a 17-game losing skid for Yale.

February 8, 2012
Colgate, No. 3 Cornell Visit; Weekend Includes Senior Day and Alumnae Day
The Yale women’s ice hockey team pays tribute to the Class of 2012 this weekend at Ingalls Rink, as forward Lauren Davis (Morrison, Colo.), defenseman Heather Grant (Toronto, Ont.), forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) and goaltender Genny Ladiges (Almonte, Ont.) play their final two home games. It is also Alumnae Weekend as Yale hosts Colgate Friday at 7 p.m. and No. 3 Cornell Saturday at 4 p.m.

February 4, 2012
Third-Period Clarkson Outburst Too Much for Bulldogs
For the second time in as many days, the Yale women’s ice hockey team entered the third period trailing by just one goal against a tough North Country foe. But unfortunately for Yale Saturday’s game at Clarkson ended much the way that Friday night’s game at St. Lawrence had -- with a flurry of goals by the opposition. The Saints scored three times in the third Friday night for a 6-2 win, and the Golden Knights scored six times Saturday for a 7-0 win.

February 3, 2012
Pair of Comebacks Not Enough as Yale Falls at St. Lawrence
The Yale women’s ice hockey team ended its goal-scoring drought, and twice made comebacks to tie the game Friday night at Appleton Arena, but ultimately St. Lawrence’s firepower was too much. Forward Kelly Sabatine had a hat trick to lead the Saints to a 6-2 win over the Bulldogs.

February 3, 2012
ECAC Hockey Renames Student-Athlete Award in Memory of Mandi Schwartz ’10
ECAC Hockey has renamed its Student-Athlete of the Year Award in memory of Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), the Yale women’s ice hockey forward whose battle with cancer inspired people in the hockey world and beyond to help save lives in her name. The announcement was made Friday, on what would have been Mandi’s 24th birthday.

February 1, 2012
Aleca Hughes One of Five Finalists Nationally for Hockey Humanitarian Award
Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.), a senior forward on the Yale women’s ice hockey team, has been named one of five finalists for the 2012 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award. This is the sixth time Yale has had a finalist for the award, more than any other school. Hughes is now a two-time finalist, making her the first player in Yale history to accomplish that feat.

January 31, 2012
Trek to North Country up Next for Bulldogs
The Yale women’s ice hockey team is going to great lengths -- literally -- for the chance at a pair of ECAC Hockey victories this weekend. The Bulldogs leave Thursday morning for their trip to St. Lawrence and Clarkson, and by the time the weekend is over they will have traveled almost 800 miles by bus. That is the second-longest trip of the season, trailing only their visit last November to Erie, Pa., for games at No. 5 Mercyhurst (approximately 1,000 miles round trip).

January 28, 2012
Ladiges’ 46 Saves Not Enough to Stop No. 10 Dartmouth
Senior goalie Genny Ladiges finished with 46 saves, one shy of her season high, but No. 10 Dartmouth’s 52 shots on goal were enough to give the Big Green a 6-0 win Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink. Ladiges has now made 40 or more saves five times in the last seven games, and seven times overall this year. Defenseman Sasha Nanji had a four-point day for the Big Green (two goals, two assists).

January 27, 2012
No. 9 Harvard Tops Yale
No. 9 Harvard started quickly and never let up against the Yale women’s ice hockey team Friday night at Ingalls Rink, scoring twice in the first five minutes and going on to an 8-0 win.

January 27, 2012
Watch Games vs. Harvard, Dartmouth Live this Weekend on Yale All-Access
Highlighted by Friday’s special free live broadcast of the Yale men’s basketball game vs. No. 23 Harvard, Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of four games this weekend. Men’s basketball and women’s ice hockey both host the Crimson Friday night at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, the women’s ice hockey team hosts Dartmouth at 4 p.m. and the men’s basketball team hosts the Big Green at 7 p.m.

January 26, 2012
No. 9 Harvard, No. 10 Dartmouth Visit Ingalls; Youth Day Saturday
The Yale women’s ice hockey team has a chance to knock off a pair of top-10 opponents this weekend as No. 9 Harvard and No. 10 Dartmouth visit Ingalls Rink. Saturday’s game is Youth Day, with free admission for children 12 and under, raffles, giveaways and a post-game autograph session with the team.

January 24, 2012
Pair of Power Play Goals Help Brown Past Yale
Brown forward Sarah Robson’s hat trick powered the Bears past the Yale women’s hockey team 4-1 Tuesday night at Meehan Auditorium. Robson had one of two power play goals for the Bears, who were 2-for-5 on the man advantage. Senior defenseman Heather Grant scored Yale’s goal, while senior goalie Genny Ladiges finished with 41 saves.

January 22, 2012
Young Hockey Fans Enjoy 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.

January 21, 2012
Union’s Gallagher Blanks Bulldogs
Yale put a season-high 34 shots on goal Saturday afternoon at Messa Rink, but Union goalie Kate Gallagher stopped them all for her first shutout of the year as the Dutchwomen beat the Bulldogs 2-0. Yale senior goalie Genny Ladiges made 22 saves.

January 20, 2012
Bulldogs Fall at RPI Despite Two Goals from Raines
A 1-0 lead for the Yale women’s ice hockey team slipped away decisively in the second period Friday night at Houston Field House, as RPI scored four goals in a 15-minute span to claim control and went on to beat the Bulldogs 4-2. Sophomore forward Jackie Raines scored both of Yale’s goals, while senior goalie Genny Ladiges made 40 saves -- her third straight 40+ save effort.

January 19, 2012
Three Road Games in Five Days for Bulldogs
Three of the four teams directly ahead of the Bulldogs in the ECAC Hockey standings await them in the next five days, as the Yale women’s ice hockey team plays at RPI, Union and Brown. The visit to New York’s Capital District this weekend will be followed on Tuesday by the short trip to Rhode Island.

January 14, 2012
Ladiges’ 45 Saves Not Enough to Stop St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence broke open a 2-1 game with three goals in the third period, going on to beat Yale 7-1 in women’s ice hockey action at Ingalls Rink Saturday afternoon. The Saints scored four power play goals in six chances. Senior forward Aleca Hughes scored for the Bulldogs, while senior goalie Genny Ladiges made 45 saves -- her second straight 40+ save effort and fourth of the season.

January 13, 2012
Aleca Hughes Among Nominees for Hockey Humanitarian Award
Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.), a senior forward on the Yale women’s ice hockey team, was named as one of the nominees for the 2012 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award on Friday. The award seeks to recognize male or female college hockey players at the Division I or Division III levels who give back to their communities in the true humanitarian spirit. This is the award’s 17th year. Hughes’ efforts to help save lives have been inspired by her teammate Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), whose battle with cancer has led Hughes to start the Mandi Schwartz Foundation.

January 13, 2012
Clarkson Overcomes Ladiges’ 40 Saves, Tops Yale 5-2
Forward Carly Mercer had a pair of goals as Clarkson skated to a 5-2 win over the Yale women’s ice hockey team Friday night at Ingalls Rink. Mercer had one of the Golden Knights’ three power play goals as the visitors went 3-for-5 on the man advantage. Freshman forward Lynn Kennedy and junior forward Danielle Moncion scored for Yale. Senior goalie Genny Ladiges made 40 saves, the third time this season she has made 40 or more saves in a game.

January 11, 2012
Clarkson, SLU Visit Whale this Weekend
The Yale women’s ice hockey team starts a stretch of 13 straight ECAC Hockey games to close out the 2011-12 regular season with a visit from Clarkson and St. Lawrence this weekend. The Bulldogs host the Golden Knights Friday at 7 p.m. and the Saints Saturday at 4 p.m. at Ingalls Rink.

January 7, 2012
Olympian Labonte Helps McGill Top Yale in Exhibition
Charline Labonte, who has won a pair of gold medals playing for Canada in the Olympics, made 19 saves for the shutout as McGill beat Yale 4-0 Saturday afternoon in an exhibition game at Ingalls Rink. Forward Melodie Daoust had a hat trick to lead the Martlets.

January 6, 2012
Watch Three Hockey Games Live on Yale All-Access this Weekend
Yale All-Access has live video coverage of three ice hockey games this weekend, as the Yale men’s team hosts ECAC Hockey rivals Quinnipiac (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Princeton (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and the women’s team hosts McGill in an exhibition (Saturday, 2 p.m.).

January 4, 2012
Dunbar Scores Lone Yale Goal as Bulldogs Fall to Brown, 4-1
Forward Janice Yang scored a pair of goals and forward Katelyn Landry had a pair of assists as Brown skated to a 4-1 win over the Yale women’s ice hockey team Wednesday night at Ingalls Rink. With the win, the Bears snapped a winless streak of eight straight (seven losses, one tie) against the Bulldogs. Sophomore forward Ashley Dunbar scored for Yale.

January 3, 2012
Season Resumes with Games at Ingalls Wednesday, Saturday
After 31 days off -- the longest in-season break since 1992-93 -- the Yale women’s ice hockey team gets back to the ice with a pair of games this week at Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs host ECAC Hockey rival Brown Wednesday night at 7 p.m., then play an exhibition game vs. McGill on Saturday at 2 p.m.

January 2, 2012
Bulldogs Honored by New Haven Register for Humanitarian and Community Service Efforts
In recognition of their humanitarian and community service efforts, the Yale women’s ice hockey team has been selected as the New Haven Register’s Dave Solomon Memorial Sports Persons of the Year for 2011. The team was featured on the front page of the newspaper’s sports section on Jan. 1.

December 21, 2011
Final Donations Push White Out for Mandi Total Past $25,000
With the final donations tallied up after the Yale women's ice hockey team hosted its annual "White Out for Mandi" fundraiser game on Dec. 2 at Ingalls Rink against Princeton, the Bulldogs have raised more than $25,000 for the Mandi Schwartz Foundation, the charitable organization founded by captain Aleca Hughes '12 (Westwood, Mass.).

December 3, 2011
Bobcats Edge Bulldogs 3-2 in Overtime
The Yale women’s ice hockey team gave first-place Quinnipiac all it could handle Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink, thanks in large part to 36 saves from senior goalie Genny Ladiges. The Bulldogs had a 2-1 lead until the Bobcats tied the game in the final five minutes of regulation, and Quinnipiac won it 3-2 on a goal by forward Chelsea Illchuk 2:49 into overtime.

December 2, 2011
White Out for Mandi a Success off the Ice for Yale, but Game Goes to Princeton
The Yale women's ice hockey team had the inspiration, but Princeton had the scoring punch Friday night at Ingalls Rink for the second annual "White Out for Mandi". With donations still coming in, the Bulldogs raised at least $18,000 for the Mandi Schwartz Foundation and brought hundreds of fans out to The Whale, but in the end the Tigers came away with a 5-1 win. Freshman goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 42 saves, and sophomore defenseman/forward Ashley Dunbar scored Yale's lone goal.

December 2, 2011
Watch Friday Night’s “White Out for Mandi” for FREE on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive FREE live video coverage of tonight’s “White Out for Mandi” women’s ice hockey game between Yale and Princeton at Ingalls Rink. The game is a fundraiser for the Mandi Schwartz Foundation, the charitable organization started by Yale captain Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) in memory of Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) and her inspirational battle with cancer.

November 30, 2011
White Out For Mandi Friday, Quinnipiac Saturday at Ingalls Rink
The Yale women’s hockey team hosts its annual “White Out for Mandi” Friday night at Ingalls Rink, paying tribute to Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) while raising funds for the Mandi Schwartz Foundation. The Bulldogs host ECAC Hockey and Ivy League rival Princeton Friday night at 7 p.m., then host Quinnipiac Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the last game before a month-long break for exams and holidays.

November 26, 2011
UConn Tops Yale in Nutmeg Classic Consolation Game
Playing in the consolation game of the Nutmeg Classic for just the second time in the tournament’s eight-year history, the Yale women’s hockey team could not get past host UConn Saturday afternoon at Freitas Ice Forum. The Huskies, who had lost to Quinnipiac 4-2 in the first round Friday afternoon, scored one goal in each period to best the Bulldogs 3-1.

November 25, 2011
Robert Morris Edges Yale 1-0 in First Round of Nutmeg Classic
A pair of Yale shots hit the pipe in the third period, and on a night where offense was hard to come by that made all the difference. Robert Morris came away with a 1-0 win over the Bulldogs Friday night at UConn’s Freitas Ice Forum on a third-period goal by forward Thea Imbrogno, advancing to the championship of the Nutmeg Classic. Yale goalie Genny Ladiges made 30 saves.

November 23, 2011
Eighth Annual Nutmeg Classic in Storrs for Yale This Weekend
The Yale women’s ice hockey team will look to re-kindle the magic that it has typically had in the Nutmeg Classic this Friday, facing Robert Morris in the first round at 7 p.m. at UConn’s Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs. The Bulldogs have advanced to the championship game each of the past five seasons, winning it all in 2006-07. The tournament also features two of the other women’s teams based in Connecticut (the Nutmeg State), Quinnipiac and UConn. The Bobcats and the Huskies play Friday at 4 p.m., and the winners of Friday’s first-round games play for the championship Saturday (7 p.m.). The consolation game is 4 p.m. Saturday.

November 19, 2011
Leonoff’s 63 Saves Not Enough to Beat No. 9 Mercyhurst
A 63-save effort from freshman goalie Jaimie Leonoff was not enough for Yale to knock off No. 9 Mercyhurst Saturday afternoon, as the Lakers scored a pair of late goals to finish off a 6-2 win over the Bulldogs. Sophomore forwards Jenna Ciotti and Jackie Raines scored Yale’s goals.

November 18, 2011
Yale to Host “White Out for Mandi” Hockey Game at Ingalls Rink Friday, Dec. 2
The Yale women’s ice hockey team is dedicating its game at Ingalls Rink on Friday, Dec. 2, to Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), utilizing the game vs. Princeton as a fundraiser for the Mandi Schwartz Foundation. Senior forward Aleca Hughes, Yale’s captain, started the charity in memory of Mandi, the Yale center who passed away in April after battling cancer for more than two years.

November 18, 2011
Leonoff Stops 52 in Loss at No. 9 Mercyhurst
Seven different players scored goals as No. 9 Mercyhurst topped Yale 9-1 in women’s hockey action Friday afternoon at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. Freshman goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 52 saves for the Bulldogs after coming on in relief of senior Genny Ladiges seven minutes into the game.

November 14, 2011
Go West, Young Bulldogs: Yale Travels to No. 9 Mercyhurst
The Yale women’s ice hockey team kicks off a stretch of four straight games on the road with its longest trek of the year this weekend. The Bulldogs make the 500-mile journey to western Pennsylvania to play a pair of games at No. 9 Mercyhurst (Friday 3:00, Saturday 2:00). There, they will face a Lakers team that is third in the country in both scoring offense (5.00 goals per game) and scoring defense (1.12 goals per game).

November 12, 2011
Bulldogs Fall to RPI Despite 47 Saves from Ladiges
Yale finished its first weekend of ECAC Hockey play at Ingalls Rink with a split, falling to RPI on Saturday after topping Union 3-2 in overtime Friday night. The Bulldogs were outshot 52-15 by the Engineers, who got a hat trick from forward Eleeza Cox. Senior goalie Genny Ladiges made 47 saves for Yale, the second time in the last four games she has made at least 40 saves.

November 11, 2011
Raines’ OT Goal Caps Night of Comebacks for 3-2 Win Over Union
It took a pair of comebacks in regulation and a heroic effort from a banged-up defense to get the Yale women’s ice hockey team to overtime Friday night vs. Union at Ingalls Rink. Once they got there, sophomore forward Jackie Raines took care of the rest, knocking in the game-winning goal two minutes into the extra session to give the Bulldogs an emotional 3-2 victory.

November 9, 2011
Back at Ingalls, Bulldogs Host Union and RPI
Games at Ingalls Rink are rare for the Yale women’s ice hockey team in the first six weeks of the season -- they play just four of their first 13 games at home. Two of those take place this weekend, when the Bulldogs return to The Whale after playing five straight road games (and before starting a stretch of four more on the road). They host Union (Friday, 7 p.m.) and RPI (Saturday, 4 p.m.) in a pair of ECAC Hockey games.

November 5, 2011
Princeton Tops Yale
Princeton broke open a 1-0 game with three second-period goals Saturday afternoon at Baker Rink against Yale, then went on to finish off a 7-1 win. Freshman forward Stephanie Mock scored the Bulldogs’ only goal, assisted by senior forward Aleca Hughes.

November 4, 2011
Ladiges Stops 41, but Bulldogs Fall at QU
It was a battle of goalies Friday night at Quinnipiac’s TD Bank Sports Center, and Yale senior Genny Ladiges had the edge in saves with 41. But it was Quinnipiac’s Victoria Vigilanti who came away with the win thanks to a lopsided shot total advantage for the Bobcats. QU outshot Yale 44-13, putting Ladiges and the Bulldogs on the short end of a 3-0 final score.

November 1, 2011
Rally Not Enough as Bulldogs Fall at Providence
The Yale women’s ice hockey team had its best offensive game of the season, rallying from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game vs. Providence 3-3 early in the second period Tuesday night at Schneider Arena. But the Friars responded with six straight goals and went on to down the Bulldogs 9-3.

October 31, 2011
Three Road Games in Five Days for Yale
The Yale women’s ice hockey team is in the midst of a stretch of five straight road games, and this week the Bulldogs will play games in three different states in a span of five days. After a non-conference game Tuesday night at Providence, Yale makes the short trip to local rival Quinnipiac on Friday night and then heads to New Jersey to play at Princeton Saturday afternoon.

October 29, 2011
Bulldogs Fall at Colgate
Colgate broke open a scoreless tie with three goals in the second period, including two on the power play, and went on to beat Yale 4-0 Saturday afternoon at Starr Rink. Senior goalie Genny Ladiges made 32 saves.

October 28, 2011
No. 3 Cornell Tops Yale
Six different players scored goals as No. 3 Cornell beat Yale 9-0 Friday night at Lynah Rink. The Bulldogs got a combined 56 saves from senior goalie Genny Ladiges and freshman goalie Jaimie Leonoff.

October 25, 2011
ECAC Hockey Play Starts at No. 3 Cornell, Colgate
The Yale women’s ice hockey team demonstrated many signs of improvement last season, the Bulldogs’ first under head coach Joakim Flygh. Chief among them was a 17 percent increase in scoring in ECAC Hockey games, fueled by the Bulldogs’ current captain, senior forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.), who scored all 10 of her goals for the year in conference games. But the Bulldogs ultimately fell short of their goal of making the ECAC Hockey playoffs by the slimmest of margins, losing on the final day of the season to come up one point short in the standings. This weekend, they start their quest for a playoff spot all over again with a pair of ECAC Hockey games in New York state, at No. 3 Cornell Friday and at Colgate Saturday.

October 22, 2011
Bulldogs Fall to No. 8 Northeastern
Yale hung with the No. 8 team in the country, Northeastern, for nearly two full periods Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs trailed the Huskies just 2-0 until late in the second, when Northeastern tallied twice in a span of 12 seconds. The visitors then tacked on three power-play goals in the third period for a 7-0 win.

October 21, 2011
Yale All-Access Live Video Streaming of Hockey Starts Friday
Yale hockey season begins this weekend, and so does Yale All-Access coverage. The Yale Athletics Department has partnered with Stretch Internet for the third straight season to provide live video streams of home events on yalebulldogs.com. The Yale women’s hockey team gets things started with games against Niagara (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Northeastern (Saturday, 2 p.m.). The Yale men’s ice hockey team scrimmages Waterloo Saturday night at 7 p.m.

October 21, 2011
Bulldogs Drop Opener to Niagara, 5-1
Forward Kelsey Welch had a pair of goals and an assist to lead Niagara to a 5-1 win over Yale in the Bulldogs’ season opener Friday night at Ingalls rink. Sophomore forward Jackie Raines scored the Bulldogs’ lone goal.

October 20, 2011
Season Starts With Pair of Games at Ingalls this Weekend
The signs of progress in the Yale women’s ice hockey team’s first season under head coach Joakim Flygh last year included a dramatic increase in scoring in conference games (up 17 percent) and a battle until the final day of the season for one of ECAC Hockey’s eight playoff spots. This year the Bulldogs look to continue their progress, starting with a pair of games this weekend at Ingalls Rink (Friday, 7 p.m. vs. Niagara and Saturday, 2 p.m. vs. No. 8 Northeastern). Senior forward Aleca Hughes captains the Bulldogs in their 35th varsity season.

October 9, 2011
Yale Teammates Complete “Run for Mandi”
Three former Yale women’s ice hockey players -- Alyssa Clarke ’09, Bray Ketchum ’11 and Jackee Snikeris ’11 -- completed the “Run for Mandi” on Sunday, Oct. 9, in memory of their former Bulldog teammate Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), who passed away in April at the age of 23 after battling leukemia for more than two years. The three Bulldogs ran the 13.1-mile New York Road Runners Staten Island Half-Marathon as a fundraiser for the Mandi Schwartz Memorial Bursary at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, Mandi’s high school.

October 8, 2011
Yale Teammates Organize “Run for Mandi” Sunday Oct. 9
Three former Yale women’s ice hockey players -- Alyssa Clarke ’09, Bray Ketchum ’11 and Jackee Snikeris ’11 -- have organized the “Run for Mandi” in honor of their former Bulldog teammate Mandi Schwartz, who passed away in April at the age of 23 after battling leukemia for more than two years. The three Bulldogs will run the 13.1-mile New York Road Runners Staten Island Half-Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 9, in Mandi’s memory as a fundraiser for the Mandi Schwartz Memorial Bursary.

August 10, 2011
Koizumi, Snikeris Earn Invites to USA Hockey Women’s National Festival
Yale women’s ice hockey is well-represented at the 2011 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival, as goalie Jackee Snikeris ’11 and assistant coach Jessica Koizumi have both earned invitations to the camp. They are in Blaine, Minn., Aug. 10-20 in hopes of earning a spot on Team USA’s roster for upcoming international competitions.

July 26, 2011
Incoming Goalie Jaimie Leonoff Selected for Canadian U-22/Development Team Camp
Incoming freshman goalie Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.) has been selected for Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team Camp. The camp takes place Aug. 6 to 16 in Rockland, Ont., and features 40 of the top players under the age of 22 in Canada, including one player (BU’s Marie-Philip Poulin) who won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2010 Olympics.

June 30, 2011
Five Added to Roster in Class of 2015
The Yale women’s ice hockey team, entering its second season under head coach Joakim Flygh, welcomes five incoming freshmen to the roster for 2011-12. The Class of 2015 includes three forwards, one defenseman and one goaltender. They represent three different Canadian provinces (Alberta, Ontario and Quebec) and two U.S. states (Florida and Michigan).

June 15, 2011
Eddie Ardito Promoted to Assistant Coach
Eddie Ardito, who served as volunteer assistant last season, has been promoted to assistant coach for the Yale women’s ice hockey team. He played for Yale’s head coach, Joakim Flygh, at New England College.

May 31, 2011
2011-12 Schedule Includes Six Games vs. NCAA Tournament Teams
Six games vs. NCAA Tournament teams, and eight games against teams that ended last season ranked in the top 10 or receiving votes in the national poll, highlight the 2011-12 Yale women's ice hockey schedule, which was released Tuesday. The Bulldogs open the regular season Oct. 21 vs. Niagara at Ingalls Rink and start ECAC Hockey play Oct. 28 at Cornell. This is Yale’s second season under head coach Joakim Flygh. Rising senior forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) is the Bulldogs’ captain.

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