2012-13 Yale Women's Ice Hockey News
July 2, 2013
Bulldogs Place 18 on ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team
The Yale women’s ice hockey team had 18 student-athletes named to the 2012-13 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league Wednesday. Yale’s 18 selections were the second-most in the conference. The Bulldogs’ honorees included six members of the Class of 2013: goaltender Erin Callahan (Kenilworth, Ill.), defenseman Emily DesMeules (North Pomfret, Vt.), Jen Matichuk (St. Albert, Alta.), Danielle Moncion (Round Lake Center, Ont.), Natalie Wedell (Arden Hills, Minn.) and Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.). That group combined for 22 All-Academic Team selections during the past four years. Callahan, DesMeules, Wedell and Zupon won the award all four years.
May 30, 2013
Leonoff Earns Spot at Hockey Canada Goalie Camp
Rising Yale junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.) has been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Program Goaltending Camp. The camp, which includes the top Under-22 Development Team goaltenders and the top Under-18 Team goaltenders in Hockey Canada’s system, takes place June 6-9 at Hockey Canada’s home rink, the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
May 23, 2013
Final “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” Results In; Yale Drive Leads Nation Again
With the final numbers now in from across the country, Yale has officially led the nation in potential life-saving marrow donors added to the Be The Match Registry® through the “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign. Yale’s total of new registrants at its drive, named in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), was 843. The second-best total was 581 from the University of Delaware. The “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign included 38 colleges and universities this year.
May 18, 2013
Yale Honors Seven Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Reception
Seven 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 women’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Sam Haig (Greenwich, Conn.) of the men’s squash team, Heather May (Newport Beach, Calif.) of the coed and women’s sailing teams and Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) of the women’s ice hockey team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Dakota McCoy (Wexford, Pa.) of the women’s track and field team and Patrick O’Keefe (Pittsford, N.Y.) of the lightweight crew team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Lexy Adams (Lancaster, Pa.) of the field hockey team and Collin Bibb (San Antonio, Texas) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
April 29, 2013
Graham, Leonoff, Moncion, Tomimoto and Zupon Honored with Team Awards
The 2012-13 Yale women's ice hockey team gathered at The Course at Yale on Wednesday Apr. 17 for the annual team banquet. The Bulldogs announced the winners of the six team awards, honoring freshman goaltender Rachelle Graham (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.), sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.), senior forward Danielle Moncion (Round Lake Center, Ont.), junior defenseman Tara Tomimoto (Calgary, Alta.) and senior forward Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.). The Bulldogs also introduced Tomimoto as the 2013-14 team captain.
April 29, 2013
Tara Tomimoto Elected Captain for 2013-14
Junior defenseman Tara Tomimoto (Calgary, Alta.) has been elected captain of the Yale women’s ice hockey team for the 2013-14 season. Tomimoto was selected by a team vote last month, and was introduced formally at the team’s post-season banquet Apr. 17 at The Course at Yale.
April 26, 2013
Leonoff Selected for Hockey Canada U-22/Development Team Conditioning Camp
Sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.), who posted the fourth-best single season save total and sixth-best single season save percentage in school history this past year, has been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team Conditioning Camp. She is taking part in conditioning at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto this weekend.
April 18, 2013
Big Day at Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive: 843 More Potential Life-Saving Donors
By the time Thursday’s Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale took place, the previous four annual drives had already added more than 3,000 people to the Be The Match Registry® and identified at least 17 donor matches for patients with life-threatening illnesses. The three Yale teams that organize the drive each year -- field hockey, football and women’s ice hockey -- had a high standard to live up to in order to keep saving lives at such a rapid pace.
April 17, 2013
17 and Counting: Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Thursday
At least 17 life-saving donor matches for patients in need have been found through the Yale athletic department’s annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive during the last four years. This Thursday, the Bulldogs will attempt to add to that total. The drive, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for the Be The Match Registry®, will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Commons on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven. It is open to the general public. Donors that could help save lives are located through a registration process that consists of simple cheek swabs.
April 17, 2013
Yale’s Alyssa Zupon Earns Sarah Devens Award
Yale women’s ice hockey captain Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.), a senior forward, has been named the winner of the 2012-13 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."
March 23, 2013
Assistant Coach Koizumi Wins Clarkson Cup as Boston Beats Montreal for CWHL Title
Yale assistant coach Jessica Koizumi helped the Boston Blades win the Canadian Women’s Hockey League championship Saturday afternoon, earning the Clarkson Cup -- regarded as the Stanley Cup of women’s ice hockey -- in the process. The Blades defeated the Montreal Stars, the team which had won the last two Clarkson Cups, 5-2 at Centennial Arena in Markham, Ont.
March 22, 2013
Assistant Coach Koizumi Playing for CWHL Championship Saturday
Yale assistant coach Jessica Koizumi will compete for the championship of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League Saturday afternoon as the team she is on, the Boston Blades, takes on the defending champion Montreal Stars Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Centennial Arena in Markham, Ont. The winner of the championship earns the Clarkson Cup, regarded as the Stanley Cup of women’s ice hockey.
March 20, 2013
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 Ottawa, Ont., from Apr. 2-9. Flygh will serve as video coach for his native Sweden in the tournament, which also includes teams from Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the United States. Sweden’s roster features Olympians such as Jenni Asserholt and Kim Martin.
March 9, 2013
Yale’s Alyssa Zupon Earns ECAC Hockey’s Mandi Schwartz Award
Yale women’s ice hockey captain Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) was part of the last class of Bulldogs who had the chance to skate with Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011). Zupon and her fellow seniors were freshmen when Mandi, during a brief period of remission in her battle with cancer, returned to Yale in 2010 and practiced with the team for several months before relapsing. On Friday night, at ECAC Hockey’s annual awards banquet, Zupon’s Yale career came full circle when she was named the winner of the conference’s award named in Mandi’s honor. Zupon was selected based on her work both on and off the ice, as the award recognizes the conference’s top student-athlete.
March 5, 2013
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale Set for Thursday, Apr. 18
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. 18 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.
February 28, 2013
Leonoff Named Second Team All-Ivy League
Sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.), who posted the fourth-best save total and sixth-best single season save percentage in school history this past year, has been named second team All-Ivy League. The league made the announcement Thursday.
February 26, 2013
Valiant Effort Comes Up Short in Finale; Bulldogs Fall 3-1 at No. 7 Harvard
The Yale women’s ice hockey team battled right to the end of the 2012-13 season Tuesday night at the Bright Center against No. 7 Harvard. The Bulldogs had the game tied 1-1 heading into the third period thanks to a goal from junior forward Patricia McGauley, but the Crimson wound up going ahead with 15:30 left in the game and adding an empty-net goal for a 3-1 win. Sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff finished with 35 saves.
February 25, 2013
Season Finale Tuesday Night at No. 7 Harvard
The Yale women’s ice hockey team knocked off one of its biggest rivals, Princeton, in the home finale last Saturday. The Bulldogs will look to repeat that feat against another rival this Tuesday (7:00 p.m.), as they travel to No. 7 Harvard for the final game of the season. The game was originally scheduled for Feb. 8 but was postponed due to winter storm Nemo.
February 23, 2013
Seniors Star in 4-2 Comeback Win Over Princeton
The plan for the Yale women's ice hockey team heading into Saturday's Senior Day game at Ingalls Rink was to have all six active seniors start, and that was exactly what the Bulldogs did. But there was no way to plan what wound up happening after that -- a storybook ending that featured the Class of 2013 prominently. Trailing 2-0 midway through, the Bulldogs rallied to tie the game on a pair of goals by senior forwards Alyssa Zupon and Natalie Wedell. Then, after sophomore forward Lynn Kennedy gave Yale the lead in the third period and junior defenseman Tara Tomimoto added an empty netter, those seniors all were back together on the ice for the final shift. Senior goalie Erin Callahan was at the center of the celebration of the 4-2 victory, as she made 34 saves in her second start of the season.
February 22, 2013
Leonoff Stops 48, but Bobcats Blank Bulldogs 4-0
The Yale women’s ice hockey team saw its chance for an ECAC Hockey playoff spot come to an end Friday night, as a 4-0 loss to Quinnipiac at Ingalls Rink combined with Princeton’s 2-1 win at Brown eliminated the Bulldogs from playoff contention. The Bulldogs also had their streak of 31 straight successful penalty kills brought to an end. Sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff did all she could to keep her team in the game, finishing with 48 saves, but a 52-12 shot advantage for the Bobcats proved to be too much to overcome. Four different players scored for Quinnipiac.
February 20, 2013
Final Weekend at Ingalls Includes Senior Day Saturday
With a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs still within reach, the Yale women’s ice hockey team hosts its final games of the year at Ingalls Rink this weekend. After playing Quinnipiac Friday at 7:00 p.m., Yale plays Princeton at 4:00 p.m. Saturday for Senior Day. The Bulldogs will honor goalie Erin Callahan (Kenilworth, Ill.), defenseman Emily DesMeules (North Pomfret, Vt.), defenseman Jamie Gray (Calgary, Alta.), forward Jen Matichuk (St. Albert, Alta.), forward Danielle Moncion (Round Lake Center, Ont.), forward Natalie Wedell (Arden Hills, Minn.) and forward Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Yale’s captain. Zupon will also be recognized for her selection as one of five finalists nationwide for the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award.
February 19, 2013
Martini Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
Yale freshman defenseman Kate Martini (King City, Ont.) has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Martini had three goals last week, including one in each game.
February 19, 2013
Yale’s Alyssa Zupon One of Five Finalists Nationally for Hockey Humanitarian Award
Yale women’s ice hockey captain Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.), whose community service efforts have spanned the world, has been named a finalist for the 2013 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award. The award, which is in its 18th season, is open to all men’s and women’s hockey players at the Division I and Division III levels; it seeks to honor “college hockey’s finest citizen”. The five finalists were announced Friday on the NHL Radio Network.
February 16, 2013
Yale, Union Skate to 1-1 Tie
After allowing a late game-tying goal, the Yale women’s ice hockey team wound up with a 1-1 tie against Union Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs had taken a 1-0 lead on a goal by freshman defenseman Kate Martini with 14:27 to play, but Union scored with an extra attacker with 15.8 seconds left to tie the game.
February 15, 2013
RPI Rallies Past Yale in Third, 4-2
The Yale women’s ice hockey team was less than 16 minutes away from a critical win Friday night at Ingalls, but three goals in a 10-minute span of the third period by RPI left the Bulldogs with a 4-2 loss that dropped them into a tie for 10th in the ECAC Hockey standings.
February 13, 2013
RPI, Union at Ingalls This Weekend
Just two weekends of regular season games remain, and the ECAC Hockey women’s standings are tightly packed near the eighth and final conference playoff spot. Yale is one of the teams in that mix, and the Bulldogs have a chance to make a move up in the standings as RPI (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and Union (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) come to Ingalls Rink for a pair of conference games this weekend.
February 12, 2013
Dartmouth Overcomes 45-Save Effort by Leonoff, Tops Yale 4-2
Sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff made 45 saves for the Yale women’s ice hockey team, her fifth game this season with 40 or more saves, but it was not enough to deny Dartmouth Tuesday night at Thompson Arena. The Big Green outshot the Bulldogs 49-17 to come away with a 4-2 win. Sophomore forward Lynn Kennedy and freshman defenseman Kate Martini scored Yale’s goals.
February 6, 2013
Visit to Dartmouth Tuesday Up Next for Bulldogs
The Yale women's ice hockey team heads to Dartmouth Tuesday to play the game that was originally scheduled for last Saturday but postponed multiple times due to the snowstorm in the Northeast. Yale's game at Harvard scheduled for last Friday has been postponed, and a makeup date has yet to be determined.
February 2, 2013
Goals by Åström, Decker Help Yale Tie QU 2-2
As the end of the regular season draws near, the Yale women’s ice hockey team finds itself locked in a battle for ECAC Hockey’s eighth and final playoff spot. The Bulldogs had a tall task Saturday afternoon, heading to TD Bank Sports Center to take on a Quinnipiac team that had won eight of its last 10 games and is jockeying for one of the four home ice quarterfinal spots. Thanks to 34 saves from sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff and goals by freshman forward Hanna Åström and junior forward Patricia McGauley, the Bulldogs came away with a 2-2 tie that gives them a crucial point in the ECAC Hockey standings.
February 1, 2013
Third-Period Outburst by Princeton Gives Tigers 3-1 Win
The Yale women’s ice hockey team was within 13 minutes of a crucial win in the race for an ECAC Hockey playoff spot Friday night at Princeton. But in a season full of close calls, the Bulldogs saw another game slip through their grasp. The Tigers got two goals in a span of less than four minutes midway through the third period, then put the game away with an empty netter for a 3-1 win.
January 27, 2013
Visit to Princeton, Quinnipiac Could Help Solidify Playoff Spot
With a 2-0 win over Colgate last Saturday in the annual “White Out for Mandi”, the Yale women’s ice hockey team lifted itself into the last available spot for the ECAC Hockey playoffs. With four weekends to go, though, the Bulldogs still have plenty of work to do. In addition to being tied for eighth with Colgate (Yale holds the tiebreaker on the Raiders), the Bulldogs’ lead over the two teams tied for 10th (Brown and Princeton) is just one point. And six points separate them from seventh-place RPI. That all adds to the intensity as Yale hits the road for four conference games over the next two weekends, starting with visits to Princeton (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and Quinnipiac (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) this weekend.
January 26, 2013
A White Out -- and a Shut Out -- for Mandi as Yale Beats Colgate 2-0
Hundreds of hockey fans headed to Ingalls Rink Saturday afternoon to support a great cause. They wound up getting to see a great game as well. The Yale women’s ice hockey team held its third annual “White Out for Mandi” fundraiser game for the Mandi Schwartz Foundation, founded in memory of center Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), and the day was made even more special by the presence of Mandi’s parents, Carol and Rick. But the action on the ice had an importance of its own, as the Bulldogs wound up pulling into a tie for ECAC Hockey’s eighth and final conference playoff spot with four weeks to go by blanking Colgate 2-0. Sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 31 saves, while freshman forward Jamie Haddad and senior forward Alyssa Zupon scored Yale’s goals.
January 25, 2013
Bulldogs Fall to No. 4 Cornell
The first time the Yale women’s ice hockey team played No. 4 Cornell this year, the Big Red had to fend off an upset bid with a third-period goal for a 3-2 win. Friday night’s rematch was not as close. Three first-period goals, including a pair by defensemen Cassandra Poudrier, enabled the Big Red to eliminate any chance of late-game drama. Cornell eventually finished with a 5-0 win. Sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 36 saves.
January 25, 2013
NHL’s PK Subban Scheduled to Appear at Saturday’s “White Out for Mandi”
The “White Out for Mandi” Yale women’s ice hockey game at Ingalls Rink on Saturday, Jan. 26, is now scheduled to include an appearance by PK Subban, the NHL free agent who has spent parts of the past three seasons playing for the Montreal Canadiens. The Toronto native will sign autographs as part of the fundraiser for the Mandi Schwartz Foundation. The goal is to pack Ingalls Rink, with everyone wearing white, as a “White Out for Mandi” show of support.
January 24, 2013
Zupon a Semi-Finalist for Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup
Yale senior forward Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) was one of the semi-finalists for the ninth annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, announced Thursday by Athletes for a Better World. The award, given annually to a collegiate and a professional athlete who have had the greatest positive influence on the lives of others, in named in memory of former basketball coach John Wooden. Last year it was won by Yale’s Aleca Hughes ’12.
January 21, 2013
Alyssa Zupon Among 11 Nominees for Hockey Humanitarian Award
For her community service efforts both locally and globally, Yale senior forward Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) is among 11 nominees for the 2013 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award. The nominees were announced as part of “Humanitarian Monday” on Martin Luther King Day. The award, which is in its 18th season, is open to all hockey players (men’s and women’s) at the Division I and Division III levels; it seeks to honor “college hockey’s finest citizen”.
January 21, 2013
Haddad Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
Freshman forward Jamie Haddad (Wilbraham, Mass.) has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Haddad had a pair of goals last week, scoring both in the second period Thursday to break a 1-1 tie and lead Yale to a 3-1 win over Brown.
January 20, 2013
White Out for Mandi, Alumnae Weekend at Ingalls
Ingalls Rink will be bustling with activity this weekend as the Yale women’s ice hockey team hosts two of its biggest events -- and two ECAC Hockey rivals. It is Alumnae Weekend, with alums from all 35 previous seasons invited back for the games and special events. Saturday’s game will also be the third annual “White Out for Mandi”. The Bulldogs will attempt to pack Ingalls with fans wearing white as a show of support and fundraiser for the Mandi Schwartz Foundation, the charity named after center Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) and started by Aleca Hughes ’12. No. 4 Cornell is in town for the game Friday night (7:00 p.m.), while Saturday’s opponent is Colgate (4:00 p.m.).
January 19, 2013
Setback for Yale at Brown, 2-1
The Yale women’s ice hockey team entered Saturday night’s game at Brown knowing that a win would provide enough points in the ECAC Hockey standings for sole possession of the conference’s eighth and final playoff spot. Facing the Bears for the second time in three nights on the heels of a 3-2 win at Ingalls Rink Thursday, the Bulldogs once again found themselves in the midst of a tight game after junior forward Ashley Dunbar’s first period goal pulled Yale within 2-1 after two early Brown goals. But despite outshooting the Bears 9-3 in the final period, Yale could not get the equalizer. The Bears held on for the 2-1 win, moving one point ahead of Yale to tie Princeton for eighth in the standings.
January 17, 2013
Two Goals for Haddad as Yale Beats Brown 3-2
Two second-period goals from freshman forward Jamie Haddad made the difference Thursday night at Ingalls Rink as the Yale women’s ice hockey team topped Brown 3-2. The Bulldogs fell behind 1-0 early, but tied the game late in the first period on sophomore forward Stephanie Mock’s first goal of the season. Haddad then put Yale up for good with a pair of tallies in the second, including one on a power play. Sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 23 saves for the win.
January 13, 2013
Chase for Playoff Spot Heats Up with Pair of Games vs. Brown
There are still six weeks of ECAC Hockey games left on the schedule, but the two games that the Yale women’s ice hockey team plays this week may very well have the feel of a playoff series. The Bulldogs square off against travel partner Brown twice (Thursday, 7:00 at Ingalls Rink and Saturday, 7:00 at Meehan Auditorium) and both teams are in need of points to move into one of ECAC Hockey’s eight playoff spots.
January 12, 2013
Short-Handed Goal Gives No. 6 Clarkson 1-0 Win
The Yale women’s ice hockey team was facing one of the top power plays in the country Saturday afternoon as No. 6 Clarkson came to Ingalls Rink. But while the Bulldogs managed to kill off all six penalties against the Golden Knights, it wound up being a short-handed goal that decided the game in Clarkson’s favor. Forward Jamie Lee Rattray’s tally at 16:46 of the first on a breakaway after a turnover during a Yale power play proved decisive as the Golden Knights came away with a 1-0 win. Sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff, back in her familiar starting role after missing Friday’s game due to injury, made 39 saves.
January 11, 2013
Saints Spoil Solid Effort by Callahan, 5-1
For more than 40 minutes Friday night at Ingalls Rink, senior goalie Erin Callahan kept the Yale women’s ice hockey team in the game against a red-hot St. Lawrence squad. Called upon for her first action of the year with sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff injured, Callahan limited the Saints to just one goal in the first two periods. But Yale’s offense could not solve Saints netminder Carmen MacDonald, and four goals in the third period helped St. Lawrence pull away for the 5-1 win. Callahan finished with 37 saves, and freshman forward Janelle Ferrara scored Yale’s lone goal.
January 9, 2013
Schwartz Family to Present Mandi Schwartz Award at “White Out for Mandi” Saturday, Jan. 26
The “White Out for Mandi” Yale women’s ice hockey game at Ingalls Rink on Saturday, Jan. 26, will include a special presentation. Carol and Rick Schwartz, parents of Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), will travel to the game from their home in Wilcox, Sask., to present ECAC Hockey’s Mandi Schwartz Award, given annually to the conference’s student-athlete of the year. The award winner, announced at the conclusion of last season, is Yale’s Aleca Hughes ’12.
January 9, 2013
Bulldogs a Big Hit Outdoors in New Canaan
The girls of the New Canaan youth hockey program got a special treat Tuesday evening, as the Yale women’s ice hockey team stopped by to host a special skills clinic. The event started with the Bulldogs holding their own team practice at the New Canaan Winter Club, an outdoor rink that was started by members of the Resor family (relatives of former Yale women’s ice hockey players Carry Resor ’09, Helen Resor ’09, Jane Resor ’01 and Nina Resor ’07). The Bulldogs are preparing for this weekend’s games at Ingalls Rink vs. St. Lawrence and No. 6 Clarkson.
January 8, 2013
Conference Play the Rest of the Way Starts With Visit from St. Lawrence, No. 6 Clarkson
The non-conference games are now over, and seven weekends remain to determine where the Yale women’s ice hockey team will end up in the ECAC Hockey standings. The Bulldogs are currently three points out of the eighth and final spot for the conference playoffs, and they can start chipping away at that deficit this weekend with their first ECAC Hockey games of 2013. St. Lawrence (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and No. 6 Clarkson (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) visit Ingalls Rink for a pair of games that will be video streamed on-line for free on Yale All-Access on YouTube.
January 5, 2013
Late Goal in OT Gives Providence 3-2 Win
The Yale women’s ice hockey team has had to measure its progress slowly this season, and Saturday’s 3-2 overtime defeat at the hands of Providence at Ingalls Rink was an example of that. The Bulldogs had lost to the Friars 9-3 a year ago, but this year’s meeting was a much closer affair even though it also ended in defeat. Yale was within 16 seconds of coming away with a tie before Providence forward Beth Hanrahan knocked in a rebound to give the Friars the win. Senior forward Patricia McGauley and freshman forward Janelle Ferrara scored Yale’s goals, while sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff made 47 saves.
January 4, 2013
McGill Takes Exhibition, 3-1
The Yale women’s ice hockey team worked its way back from a month-long break with an exhibition Friday night at Ingalls Rink vs. McGill, falling to the Martlets 3-1 while utilizing all three goaltenders. Senior defenseman Jamie Gray scored the Bulldogs’ goal.
December 28, 2012
Break Ends with Exhibition vs. McGill, Game vs. Providence
The first games after a month-long break for the Yale women’s ice hockey team take place Jan. 4-5, as the Bulldogs host McGill in an exhibition that Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Providence that Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
December 19, 2012
Yale to Host “White Out for Mandi” Hockey Game at Ingalls Rink Saturday, Jan. 26
The Yale women’s ice hockey team is dedicating its game at Ingalls Rink on Saturday, Jan. 26, to Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), utilizing the game vs. Colgate as a fundraiser for the Mandi Schwartz Foundation. Aleca Hughes ‘12, Yale’s former captain, started the charity in memory of Mandi, the Bulldogs center who passed away in April 2011 after battling cancer for more than two years. The goal is to pack Ingalls Rink, with everyone wearing white, as a “White Out for Mandi” show of support.
December 8, 2012
Late Goal Gives Engineers 4-3 Win
A see-saw women’s ice hockey battle between Yale and RPI came down to the final 67 seconds Saturday afternoon at Houston Field House, when a goal by forward Taylor Mahoney gave the Engineers a 4-3 win. The Bulldogs had leads of 1-0 and 3-2, but ultimately were hurt by allowing three power play goals. Junior defenseman Aurora Kennedy assisted on all three Yale goals, and sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff finished with 34 saves.
December 7, 2012
Haddad, Leonoff Help Yale Earn 1-1 Tie in OT at Union
Two teams that were part of a four-way tie for ninth and were looking to make a move into one of ECAC Hockey’s eight playoff spots met Friday night at Messa Rink … and in the end left with not much decided. Freshman forward Jamie Haddad scored and sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 30 saves as Yale and Union skated to a 1-1 tie. The two teams thus slip into a tie for 10th, as RPI beat Brown 3-0 in the other game featuring teams that were part of the four-way tie for ninth. Both Yale and Union are now one point out of eighth place.
December 3, 2012
Last Games before Break Take Yale to New York
The last games before a month-long break for the Yale women’s ice hockey team take place this weekend, as the Bulldogs travel to ECAC Hockey rivals Union (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and RPI (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.). Yale is currently part of a four-way tie for ninth in the conference, and the Bulldogs could move into position for one of the league’s eight playoff spots this weekend.
December 1, 2012
Flygh Part of Team Sweden’s Staff for Upcoming 4 Nations Tournament
Yale women’s ice hockey head coach Joakim Flygh will be a part of the upcoming 4 Nations Tournament Dec. 14-16 in Öreboro, Sweden. Flygh will serve as video coach for his native Sweden in the tournament, which also includes teams from Finland, Germany and Russia. Sweden’s roster features Olympians such as Jenni Asserholt and Kim Martin.
November 27, 2012
Yale’s Ingalls Rink to Host CWHL Game Featuring 14 Olympians, 26 National Team Members Friday
Yale’s Ingalls Rink will add to its rich history on Friday, Nov. 30, when it plays host to a women’s ice hockey game that features 14 Olympians and 26 current or former National Team members. The game, between Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) teams from Boston and Brampton, starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The Blades’ roster features Yale assistant coach Jessica Koizumi (Simi Valley, Calif./Minnesota-Duluth), who earned a gold medal with the U.S. National Team at the IIHF Women’s World Championship in 2008. Yale football assistant coach Larry Ciotti, the leader of the athletics department’s annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive, will be part of a special puck drop ceremony that will also include Giana Cardonita, the Yale-New Haven Hospital patient who has been “adopted” as a member of the Yale women’s ice hockey team. Yale students are admitted free, and Yale staff members receive a 50% discount if they buy tickets in advance.
November 24, 2012
Bulldogs’ Bid fur Nutmeg Classic Championship Comes Up Short vs. No. 5/6 BC
The Yale women’s ice hockey team came face-to-face with one of the hottest teams in the country Saturday night in the championship game of the Nutmeg Classic at Ingalls Rink, and ultimately the Bulldogs were not able to overcome No. 5/6 Boston College. With a 5-0 win, the Eagles claimed the Nutmeg Classic title and extended their unbeaten streak to nine games. Sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff finished with a season-high 50 saves for Yale.
November 23, 2012
Yale Advances to Nutmeg Classic Championship Game with 4-3 OT Win Over UConn
For the seventh time in the tournament’s nine-year history, the Yale women’s ice hockey team will play for the Nutmeg Classic championship. But it did not come easily in the first round Friday night at Ingalls Rink, as the Bulldogs fell behind by two goals twice before rallying to beat UConn 4-3 in overtime. Freshman defenseman Kate Martini scored the game-winner with 2:45 left in the extra session, earning Yale the chance to play No. 5/6 BC for the tournament title Saturday night at Ingalls. Sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff finished with 29 saves.
November 19, 2012
Yale Hosts Nutmeg Classic at Ingalls this Weekend; No. 5/6 BC Joins Local Rivals
Hockey-starved fans can get their fill after Thanksgiving with four games at Ingalls Rink as Yale hosts the ninth annual Nutmeg Classic Friday and Saturday. The tournament features three women’s ice hockey teams from Connecticut (“the Nutmeg State”) -- Quinnipiac, UConn and Yale. This year, No. 5/6 BC is the fourth team.
November 17, 2012
No. 4 Mercyhurst Tops Yale 4-0 Again
For the second straight game Saturday, Yale held one of the top offenses in the country below its season average. But as they had done Friday night, the No. 4 Mercyhurst Lakers had enough firepower to overcome the Bulldogs’ defensive effort, led by 28 saves from sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff. The end result was a win by the same score as Friday: 4-0. Two forwards from Mercyhurst’s top line, Christine Bestland and Emily Janiga, scored two goals each.
November 16, 2012
No. 4 Mercyhurst Tops Yale 4-0
After giving up three early goals, the Yale women’s ice hockey team held No. 4 Mercyhurst -- which entered the weekend second in the country in scoring offense -- scoreless for more than 35 minutes Friday night at Ingalls Rink. But the Bulldogs could not mount a comeback, and an empty-netter at the end gave the Lakers a 4-0 win. Yale still held Mercyhurst below its average of 4.92 goals per game entering the day.
November 14, 2012
No. 4 Lakers at the Whale for a Pair of Weekend Games
Yale takes on one of the nation’s women’s ice hockey powerhouses this weekend as No. 4 Mercyhurst comes to Ingalls Rink. The Lakers, who advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals last year and have made eight NCAA Tournament appearances overall, have gone 344-93-30 since their debut season (1999-2000). The Lakers will be the fourth team ranked in the current top six nationally that Yale has played this year, including a near-upset at No. 2 Cornell Oct. 27 in which the Bulldogs fell 3-2 on a third-period goal.
November 10, 2012
Bulldogs Fall 5-1 at St. Lawrence
After junior defenseman Tara Tomimoto gave the Yale women’s ice hockey team an early 1-0 lead with a power play goal Saturday afternoon at St. Lawrence, the Saints came charging back with five goals -- including a hat trick by forward Abbey McRae and a pair of goals by forward Kelly Sabatine -- to beat the Bulldogs 5-1. The win extends St. Lawrence’s winning streak to six games and keeps the Saints unbeaten in conference play. Sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 42 saves, two shy of her season high.
November 9, 2012
No. 3 Clarkson Scores Early, Holds off Bulldogs 4-1
No. 3 Clarkson scored four times in the first 20:48 at Cheel Arena Friday night against the Yale women’s ice hockey team. While the Bulldogs then held the Golden Knights scoreless for the final 39:12 -- sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff finished with 35 saves -- they could not make a comeback. Freshman forward Jamie Haddad scored the lone goal as Yale fell 4-1.
November 8, 2012
North Country Road Trip up Next; Zupon Featured on NESN
The Yale women’s ice hockey team heads north this weekend for a pair of ECAC Hockey games. The Bulldogs visit No. 3 Clarkson Friday (7 p.m.), then play at St. Lawrence Saturday (4 p.m.).
November 3, 2012
44 Saves for Leonoff, but No. 6 Harvard Tops Yale 4-0
Coming off a heartbreaking 5-4 overtime loss to Dartmouth Friday night, the Yale women’s ice hockey team could not muster any more offense Saturday afternoon against No. 6 Harvard at Ingalls Rink. The Crimson got 12 saves from Emerance Maschmeyer to beat the Bulldogs 4-0, overshadowing a 44-save effort by Yale sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff.
November 2, 2012
Watch Women’s Ice Hockey Live for Free this Weekend on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of two Yale women’s ice hockey games this weekend, and they will be shown for free on Yale’s YouTube channel. The Bulldogs host Dartmouth at 7:00 p.m. Friday and No. 6 Harvard at 4:00 p.m. Saturday.
November 2, 2012
Dartmouth Overcomes Yale Comeback for 5-4 OT Win
The youth movement for the Yale women’s ice hockey team was on full display in the home opener Friday night against Dartmouth, with freshman Janelle Ferrara leading a spirited third-period comeback that was capped by the game-tying goal -- her third of the game -- with just 89 seconds left in regulation. But Dartmouth had the final say as defenseman Morgan Illikainen’s goal at 3:49 of overtime lifted the Big Green to a 5-4 win.
October 30, 2012
First Home Games of 2012-13 as Yale Hosts Dartmouth, No. 6 Harvard
Coming off a shutout win at Colgate and a near-upset at No. 2 Cornell, the Yale women’s ice hockey team hosts its first home regular season games of 2012-13 this weekend as ECAC Hockey foes Dartmouth (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and No. 6 Harvard (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) visit Ingalls Rink.
October 30, 2012
Leonoff Named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week
Sophomore Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.), who registered her first career shutout Friday night to lead the Yale women's ice hockey team to its first win of season, has been named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week.
October 27, 2012
No. 2 Cornell Survives Scare from Yale, 3-2
The Yale women’s ice hockey team came up just short in its bid for a major upset Saturday afternoon at Lynah Rink, as a power-play goal in the third period gave No. 2 Cornell a 3-2 win over the Bulldogs. Sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff took the hard-luck loss in goal, making 39 saves. Freshman forward Jamie Haddad and freshman defenseman Kate Martini scored for Yale.
October 26, 2012
Three-Point Day for Martini as Bulldogs Blank Colgate 3-0
Led by three points from defenseman Kate Martini, Yale’s freshman class delivered six points to lead the Bulldogs to a 3-0 win at Colgate Friday afternoon. Sophomore goalkeeper Jaimie Leonoff made 31 saves for her first career shutout. The Bulldogs’ goals came from senior forward Alyssa Zupon, freshman forward Jamie Haddad and freshman forward Janelle Ferrara.
October 22, 2012
Road Trip Continues with Visits to Colgate, No. 2 Cornell
The Yale women’s ice hockey team heads to the Empire State this weekend to start ECAC Hockey play. The Bulldogs visit Colgate Friday at 3:00 p.m. and No. 2 Cornell Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
October 20, 2012
Bulldogs Fall at RIT, 3-0
RIT jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 97 seconds into the game Saturday afternoon at Blue Cross Arena, then went on to finish off a 3-0 win over the Yale women’s ice hockey team behind 21 saves from Ali Binnington. Yale sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 33 saves.
October 19, 2012
Two Third-Period Goals Lift RMU past Yale, 2-0
Two third-period goals made the difference Friday night at RMU Island Sports Center as Robert Morris topped Yale 2-0 in the season opener for both teams. The Bulldogs got 37 saves from sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff and killed off all five of their own penalties, but were hurt by an 0-for-4 performance on the power play.
October 15, 2012
Season Starts With Road Trip to RMU, RIT
The long wait since the final game of the 2011-12 season ends this Friday for the Yale women’s ice hockey team, as the Bulldogs get 2012-13 underway on the road at Robert Morris (7:05 p.m.). The Bulldogs then head to Rochester Institute of Technology for a game on Saturday (2:30 p.m.). This is Yale’s 36th season of varsity women’s ice hockey, and the Bulldogs’ third season under head coach Joakim Flygh.
October 13, 2012
Bulldogs Blank Toronto in Exhibition, 2-0
The Yale women’s ice hockey team shut out the Toronto Jr. Aeros 2-0 in an exhibition game at Ingalls Rink Saturday afternoon. Sophomore goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 23 saves, while the Bulldogs got goals from sophomore forward Ashley Dunbar and freshman forward Jamie Haddad.
October 11, 2012
Bulldogs Look to Make Move Up in 2012-13
The 2012-13 Yale women’s ice hockey season gets underway Friday, Oct. 19 at Robert Morris. The Bulldogs enter their third season under head coach Joakim Flygh looking to make a move up in the ECAC Hockey standings and challenge for one of the league’s eight playoff spots. Senior forward Alyssa Zupon captains the Bulldogs in their 36th varsity season.
August 22, 2012
A Life-Saving Match, with an Assist from Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) and Yale
Erika Turner and Christopher Magoon ’11 were total strangers until a series of events led to Magoon becoming a life-saving marrow donor who helped Turner beat cancer in 2010 -- and a crucial event in that series happened at Yale, at a drive inspired by a woman neither of them knew. Magoon was chosen as a genetic match for Turner shortly after he joined the Be The Match Registry through the annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale. He and Turner were in the national spotlight Wednesday, as they met for the first time on ABC’s “Good Morning America”. ABC’s Robin Roberts, who has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic systems and is scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant in the near future, facilitated the introduction.
August 20, 2012
Life-Saving Match from Mandi Schwartz Drive to be Featured on Good Morning America
Since the Yale Athletics department first began holding marrow donor registration drives inspired by women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) in 2009, the Bulldogs have added more than 3,000 potential donors to the Be The Match Registry. That has led to at least 14 marrow donations for patients with life-threatening illnesses who are in need of genetic matches for transplants. This Wednesday morning, as part of a segment on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, two of the people involved in one of those “matches” will meet each other for the first time. Erika Turner, a cancer survivor whose life was saved by a stem cell transplant, will meet Christopher Magoon ’11, the man who donated those cells shortly after registering at a Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale. ABC’s Robin Roberts, recently diagnosed with myelodysplastic systems, will facilitate the introduction. She is scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant in the near future.
June 25, 2012
2012-13 Schedule Includes at Least Six Games vs. NCAA Tournament Teams
At least six games vs. NCAA Tournament teams, and at least nine games against teams that ended last season ranked in the top 10 or receiving votes in the national poll, highlight the 2012-13 Yale women's ice hockey schedule, which was released Monday. The Bulldogs open the regular season Oct. 19 at Robert Morris and start ECAC Hockey play the following weekend at Colgate and Cornell. The first home game is Friday, Nov. 2 vs. Dartmouth.
June 14, 2012
Six Added to Roster in Class of 2016
The Yale women’s ice hockey team, entering its third season under head coach Joakim Flygh, welcomes six incoming freshmen to the roster for 2012-13. The Class of 2016 includes three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender. They come from three different countries: Canada, the United States and Flygh’s home country, Sweden. They join a roster that also includes three of Yale’s top four scorers from last season returning.