2013-14 Yale Women's Ice Hockey News
July 10, 2014
Bulldogs Earn 16 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team Selections
The Yale women’s ice hockey team had 16 student-athletes named to the 2013-14 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league today. The Bulldogs’ honorees included all four seniors: forward Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.), forward Ashley Dunbar (Hillsborough, N.J.), forward Patricia McGauley (Wilcox, Sask.) and defenseman Tara Tomimoto (Calgary, Alta.) That group combined for 14 All-Academic Team selections during their careers. Decker, McGauley and Tomimoto won the award all four years.
May 17, 2014
Yale Honors Seven Seniors and One Team at Senior Student-Athlete 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 men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.) of the women’s ice hockey team, Jane Kozey (Ansonia, Conn.) of the women’s crew team and Beau Palin (Oconomowoc, Wisc.) of the football team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Tucker Kocher (San Francisco, Calif.) of the men’s soccer team and Brenda Seah (Singapore) of the women’s fencing team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Pat Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the men’s swimming and diving team and Kallie Parchman (Baltimore, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
April 24, 2014
Leonoff and Murray Selected for Hockey Canada Strength and Conditioning Camp
Two Yale women’s ice hockey student-athletes -- junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montréal, Qué.) and incoming freshman forward Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.) -- have been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camp. Hockey Canada announced the camp roster on Apr. 17.
April 18, 2014
Staenz Named Rookie of the Year by The Hockey Writers
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland), an Olympic medalist who led Yale in scoring, has received another honor for her stellar debut season. The Hockey Writers website has selected her as its choice for NCAA Rookie of the Year, part of the End-of-Season Awards that were announced on the website earlier this week. Staenz was also named to the website’s All-Rookie Team.
April 17, 2014
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Adds Nearly 700 Potential Life Savers
To date the annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drives at Yale have located at least 23 donor matches for patients with life-threatening illnesses, and that number is likely to increase in the very near future thanks to the Bulldogs’ efforts at the sixth annual drive, held Thursday at Commons. Over the course of nearly seven hours -- with volunteers from the field hockey, football and women’s ice hockey teams leading the way -- Yale added 686 more people to the Be The Match Registry®. That brings the total number of registrants from Yale’s six drives to 4,538.
April 15, 2014
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale Set for Thursday, Apr. 17
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 Be The Match®, will be held on Thursday, Apr. 17 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 join the Be The Match Registry® through testing that consists of simple cheek swabs.
April 3, 2014
Kennedy, Leonoff, Murray, Raines and Tomimoto Honored with Team Awards
The 2013-14 Yale women's ice hockey team gathered in the Schley Room at Ingalls Rink on Friday Mar. 28 for the annual team banquet. The Bulldogs announced the winners of the six team awards, honoring junior defenseman Aurora Kennedy (Mississauga, Ont.), junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montréal, Qué.), junior defenseman Madi Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.), junior forward Jackie Raines (London, Ont.) and senior defenseman Tara Tomimoto (Calgary, Alta.) (Tomimoto won two awards). The Bulldogs also introduced Kennedy as the 2014-15 team captain.
April 3, 2014
Aurora Kennedy Elected Captain for 2014-15
Junior defenseman Aurora Kennedy (Mississauga, Ont.) has been elected captain of the Yale women’s ice hockey team for the 2014-15 season. Kennedy was selected by a team vote Wednesday Mar. 26, and was introduced formally at the team’s post-season banquet Friday Mar. 28 in the Schley Room at Ingalls Rink.
April 2, 2014
Staenz Named a New England Women’s Hockey All-Star
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland), an Olympic medalist who led Yale in scoring, has been named to the New England Hockey Writers Division I All-Star Team. The New England Hockey Writers Association announced the team -- which consists of six forwards, four defensemen and two goalies-- on Wednesday. The all-stars will be honored at a banquet on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass.
March 26, 2014
Staenz Named USCHO Rookie of the Year
Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland), an Olympic medalist who led Yale in scoring, has been named U.S. College Hockey Online Rookie of the Year. The announcement was made Wednesday on USCHO’s website.
March 8, 2014
Staenz Earns Three ECAC Hockey Honors, Including Rookie of the Year
Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland), an Olympic medalist who led Yale in scoring, earned three honors from ECAC Hockey at the conference’s annual banquet Friday night. Staenz was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year and third team All-ECAC Hockey along with being selected to the conference’s All-Rookie Team. She is the second Bulldog to earn ECAC Hockey’s Rookie of the Year Award, joining Maria Dennis ’88 (who won the award in 1985).
March 6, 2014
Yip-Chuck Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month
Freshman forward Krista Yip-Chuck (Whitby, Ont.), who helped the Yale women’s ice hockey team to its first ECAC Hockey playoff appearance since 2008, was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month for February on Thursday. Yip-Chuck was second on the team in goals and points, and tied for second in assists, for the month (3-4-7).
March 2, 2014
Staenz a Finalist for ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year Award
Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland), an Olympic medalist who leads Yale in points, has been named a finalist for ECAC Hockey’s Rookie of the Year Award. Staenz was one of four finalists announced by the league on Sunday, along with forward Genevieve Bannon of Clarkson, forward Hanna Bunton of Cornell and forward Brooke Webster of St. Lawrence. The winner -- determined by a vote of the league’s coaches -- will be announced at the conference’s annual banquet Friday Mar. 7.
March 2, 2014
No. 5 Harvard Takes Playoff Game Three 4-0, Advances to ECAC Hockey Semifinals
An unforgettable ECAC Hockey playoff series between the Yale women’s ice hockey team and No. 5 Harvard came to an end Sunday afternoon at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, with the Crimson prevailing 4-0. With the win, Harvard takes the best-of-three quarterfinal series two games to one and advances to next Saturday’s ECAC Hockey semifinals. The loss ends Yale’s season.
March 1, 2014
No. 5 Harvard Forces Game Three with 3-2 Double OT Win
Another day at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, another double overtime ECAC Hockey playoff battle between the Yale women’s ice hockey team and No. 5 Harvard. A day after the Bulldogs earned a memorable win in game one of the best-of-three ECAC Hockey quarterfinals on a goal by sophomore forward Janelle Ferrara at 17:33 of the second overtime, the Crimson turned the tables and beat Yale 3-2 Saturday on a goal by forward Miye D’Oench at 4:01 of the second extra session. With the win, Harvard forces the Bulldogs to play a decisive game three at Bright-Landry on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
February 28, 2014
Ferrara’s Goal in Double OT Gives Yale Epic 3-2 Playoff Win at No. 5 Harvard
Yale sophomore forward Janelle Ferrara’s power play goal at 17:33 of the second overtime capped an epic ECAC Hockey quarterfinal battle at Bright-Landry Hockey Center Friday night, lifting the Bulldogs to a 3-2 win over No. 5 Harvard that puts the Bulldogs one victory away from advancing to the ECAC Hockey semifinals. Junior goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 55 saves for the win, her second against the Crimson this year. This was Yale’s first postseason win since 2005.
February 27, 2014
Tomimoto Second Team, Staenz Honorable Mention as All-Ivy League Honors Announced
A pair of Yale women’s ice hockey players were honored by the Ivy League on Thursday, as senior defenseman Tara Tomimoto (Calgary, Alta.) earned second team All-Ivy League honors and freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) earned honorable mention All-Ivy League honors. The league made the announcement Thursday.
February 25, 2014
ECAC Hockey Playoffs Will be a Battle in Beantown for Bulldogs
After going unbeaten against No. 5 Harvard in the regular season, the Yale women’s ice hockey team now heads to Massachusetts to take on the Crimson in the ECAC Hockey Championship quarterfinals. The Bulldogs (seeded seventh) and the Crimson (seeded second) will play a best-of-three series (Friday 7:00, Saturday 4:00, Sunday 4:00 if necessary) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center to determine which team advances to the semifinals. The team that wins the ECAC Hockey Championship tournament receives the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. This is Yale’s first appearance in the tournament since 2008.
February 22, 2014
Bulldogs Fall to Dartmouth in Regular Season Finale, 2-1
The Yale women’s ice hockey team had already clinched a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs entering Saturday, but the Bulldogs were facing a Dartmouth team that still had to win to ensure itself a spot in the postseason. The Big Green poured 42 shots on net in an effort to clinch a playoff spot, and managed to come away with a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs at Ingalls Rink despite 40 saves from junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff. Yale’s goal came from junior forward Stephanie Mock.
February 21, 2014
Pair of Power Play Goals Helps Yale Tie No. 5 Harvard 3-3 in OT
The Yale women’s ice hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to four games Friday night at Ingalls Rink, tying No. 5 Harvard 3-3 in overtime. Combined with a 2-0 win at Harvard last month, this marks the first time since the 2005-06 season that Yale has gone unbeaten against the Crimson in the regular season. Yale’s goals, including two on the power play, came from freshman defenseman Taylor Marchin, junior forward Jackie Raines and freshman forward Krista Yip-Chuck.
February 20, 2014
Staenz, Switzerland Earn Historic Bronze Medal at Olympics
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team was a part of history Thursday at the Olympics, helping the Swiss women’s ice hockey team earn its first Olympic medal. Trailing 2-0 vs. Sweden entering the third period, the Swiss scored four goals -- including the game-tying goal from Staenz on a power play -- to rally for the 4-3 win at Bolshoy Ice Dome. With the win, Switzerland earns the bronze medal.
February 19, 2014
Raines Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week
Junior forward Jackie Raines (London, Ont.), who scored four goals Saturday in a 5-3 win at Princeton that clinched an ECAC Hockey playoff berth for the Yale women’s ice hockey team, was named the conference’s Player of the Week on Wednesday.
February 19, 2014
Rivals No. 5 Harvard and Dartmouth Visit as Bulldogs Pay Tribute to Seniors, Host Alums
With a berth in the ECAC Hockey playoffs secured last Saturday, the Yale women’s ice hockey team looks to gather momentum in the final weekend of the regular season as No. 5 Harvard (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and Dartmouth (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) come to Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs, who will honor their four seniors at Saturday’s game, will finish in either sixth or seventh place in the final standings. This is also Alumnae Weekend.
February 17, 2014
Staenz, Switzerland Will Play for Olympic Bronze after Loss to Canada in Semis
Yale freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and the Swiss women’s ice hockey team will play for a bronze medal at the Olympics after falling to Canada 3-1 in the semifinal round Monday at Shayba Arena. Switzerland will play Sweden, which lost to the U.S. 6-1 in the other semifinal matchup, for the bronze at 7:00 a.m. Eastern time Thursday (televised on NBC Sports Network). The U.S. and Canada will play for gold on Thursday at Noon Eastern.
February 15, 2014
Raines’ Four-Goal Game Lifts Yale Past Princeton 5-3, Clinches Playoff Spot
Junior forward Jackie Raines’ four-goal outburst Saturday afternoon at Baker Rink helped the Yale women’s ice hockey team rally past Princeton for a 5-3 win. The victory clinches a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs for Yale, the Bulldogs’ first postseason berth since 2008. Junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff made 47 saves, including 23 in the first period, for the win.
February 15, 2014
Staenz and Switzerland Advance to Olympic Semis with 2-0 Win vs. Russia
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and Team Switzerland needed a win at the Olympics on Saturday to keep their hopes of an Olympic medal alive, and they got it. The Swiss beat Russia 2-0 in the quarterfinals for their first win of the tournament, earning a spot in the semifinals. The winner of Switzerland’s game vs. Canada on Monday (Noon Eastern time on MSNBC) will play in the gold-medal game next Thursday, while the loser will play in the bronze-medal game. The other semifinal pits Sweden vs. the United States.
February 14, 2014
Bulldogs Rally from 2-0 Deficit for 3-3 OT Tie at No. 10 Quinnipiac
The Yale women’s ice hockey team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 3-3 tie in overtime with No. 10 Quinnipiac Friday night at TD Bank Sports Center. The Bulldogs’ comeback was fueled by goals from freshman forward Krista Yip-Chuck, sophomore defenseman Kate Martini and sophomore forward Hanna Åström. Junior goalie Jaimie Leonoff made 27 saves.
February 12, 2014
Staenz Scores First Olympic Goal, but Switzerland Falls to Finland in OT
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) scored the first Olympic goal by a Yale women’s ice hockey player on Wednesday, but Switzerland fell to Finland 4-3 in overtime. The Swiss are winless in their first three games at the Olympics, and must win their quarterfinal matchup on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Eastern on MSNBC to advance to the medal round.
February 10, 2014
Last Regular-Season Road Trip Takes Yale to No. 10 QU, Princeton
The Yale women’s ice hockey team makes the final regular-season road trip of the season this weekend, and the Bulldogs’ results at No. 10 Quinnipiac (Friday, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3) and Princeton (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) will go a long way towards determining where they are the weekend of Feb. 28 -- when the ECAC Hockey playoffs start. Yale enters the weekend in seventh place, one point ahead of eighth-place Rensselaer and two points ahead of ninth-place Dartmouth. The Bulldogs still could finish anywhere from in the top four (in which case they would host a quarterfinal playoff series) to out of the playoffs entirely.
February 10, 2014
Staenz, Switzerland Fall to Team USA at Olympics
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team faced Team USA as a member of Team Switzerland at the Olympics Monday. This was Switzerland’s second game of the Olympics, having fallen to Canada 5-0 on Saturday. Staenz once again led her team in shots on Monday -- she had three -- but the Swiss fell to the U.S. 9-0. Switzerland next plays Finland, on Wednesday at 3:00 a.m. Eastern. That game will be televised on MSNBC.
February 8, 2014
Yale, Rensselaer Skate to 2-2 OT Tie
The battle for one of ECAC Hockey’s eight playoff spots took center stage at Ingalls Rink Saturday afternoon as the Yale women’s ice hockey team hosted Rensselaer. The two teams were separated by just one point in the standings entering the day -- Yale in seventh place with 14 points, and Rensselaer tied for eighth with 13 points. With only two weekends of regular season games left, both teams were in need of points to secure a spot in the postseason. And in the end, they both got one. Power play goals by junior forward Jackie Raines and sophomore defenseman Kate Martini, combined with 26 saves from junior goalie Jaimie Leonoff, helped Yale come away with a 2-2 overtime tie vs. the Engineers.
February 8, 2014
Staenz Makes Olympic Debut
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team made her Olympic debut Saturday, skating for her native Switzerland in an opening round game vs. Canada. Staenz had a team-high four shots on goal, but the Swiss fell to Canada -- which has won the last three Olympic gold medals -- 5-0. Switzerland next plays the U.S., which beat Finland 3-1 on Saturday.
February 7, 2014
Staenz, Switzerland Start Olympic Competition Saturday
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team will start competition for her native Switzerland at the Olympics this Saturday in Sochi, Russia. Switzerland opens with a game vs. Canada that can be seen live in the United States at 8:00 a.m. Eastern on MSNBC.
February 7, 2014
Power Play Goals Lift Union Past Yale 3-1
The Union women’s hockey team entered Friday with the fifth-best power play in the country, 19.3 percent, and Yale found out just how dangerous that unit was Friday night at Ingalls Rink. After a scoreless first period in which Yale outshot Union 13-7, the Dutchwomen turned the tables with 17 shots and two power play goals in the second. They then held on for a 3-1 win, with Yale’s lone goal coming from sophomore forward Jamie Haddad.
February 5, 2014
Battle for Playoff Position Heats Up with Visits from Union, RPI
With just three weekends of regular season games remaining, the Yale women’s ice hockey team looks to solidify its hold on a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs this weekend as a pair of teams below the Bulldogs in the standings come to Ingalls Rink. Seventh-place Yale hosts 11th-place Union on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Rensselaer, which is tied for eighth place, on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. With two wins and four points this weekend, the Bulldogs could climb as high as sixth in the standings and get within striking distance of the four home-ice spots in the conference quarterfinals.
February 5, 2014
Staenz Earns Second Straight ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month Award
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) was honored by ECAC Hockey on Wednesday, earning her second straight conference Rookie of the Month honor for her performance the past month. Staenz had seven points (2-5-7) in January despite playing in only six games due to her obligations with the Swiss National Team.
February 1, 2014
Yale Falls 2-1 at Colgate
Colgate grabbed an early lead with a 5-on-3 goal Saturday afternoon against the Yale women’s ice hockey team at Starr Rink, built the lead with a second-period goal at even strength, then held on for a 2-1 win after the Bulldogs got a 5-on-3 goal from sophomore forward Hanna Åström late in the third.
January 31, 2014
Three-Goal Third Lifts No. 6 Cornell Past Yale 6-3
The Yale women’s ice hockey team had a pair of leads Friday night at No. 6 Cornell, but ultimately the Big Red rallied for a 6-3 win with three goals in the third period. The loss snapped a five-game unbeaten streak for the Bulldogs, Yale’s longest unbeaten streak in seven years. It also ended a three-game winless streak for Cornell.
January 29, 2014
Unbeaten Streak on the Line as Yale Visits No. 6 Cornell and Colgate
With a win and a tie in a home-and-home series vs. Brown last weekend, the Yale women’s ice hockey team has extended its unbeaten streak to five games -- the team’s longest unbeaten streak in seven years. The Bulldogs also gained three points in the ECAC Hockey standings and moved into a tie for sixth place. That puts them four points away from fourth place -- and one of the four home ice spots for the conference quarterfinal playoff series -- with four weekends of regular season games left. This weekend Yale visits No. 6 Cornell and Colgate.
January 29, 2014
Staenz Earns Fifth ECAC Hockey Weekly Honor
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) was honored by ECAC Hockey on Tuesday for her role in Yale’s three-point weekend in a home-and-home series vs. Brown. Staenz was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week after scoring one goal and adding a pair of assists.
January 25, 2014
Third-Period Comeback Gets Yale a 3-1 Win at Brown
The Yale women’s ice hockey team rallied for three goals in the third period Saturday afternoon against Brown at Meehan Auditorium, coming away with a 3-1 win over the Bears. With the win, the Bulldogs are now unbeaten in their last five games, their longest unbeaten streak since another five-gamer from Jan. 27 to Feb. 10, 2007. Yale was a perfect 5-for-5 on penalty kills and junior goalie Jaimie Leonoff finished with 23 saves, holding the Bears scoreless for the final 50:07 to aid the comeback.
January 24, 2014
Unbeaten Streak at Four After 2-2 OT Tie with Brown
The Yale women’s ice hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to four games, the team’s longest such streak since 2009, with a 2-2 overtime tie against Brown Friday night at Ingalls Rink. The game was played in front of a record-setting crowd of 1,125 people on hand for the team’s “White Out for Mandi” in memory of Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011).
January 22, 2014
Home-and-Home vs. Brown Starts Friday at Ingalls
The Yale women's ice hockey team hosts Brown Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at Ingalls Rink, then travels to Meehan Auditorium Saturday at 4:00 p.m. to finish off the home-and-home series.
January 21, 2014
Leonoff, Staenz Earn ECAC Hockey Weekly Honors
Junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montréal, Qué.) and freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) were honored by ECAC Hockey on Tuesday for their roles in Yale’s ties with No. 5/6 Clarkson and St. Lawrence this past weekend. Leonoff was named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week and Staenz was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week.
January 18, 2014
Late Goal by Marchin Gets Yale 1-1 OT Tie with SLU
Capped by a dramatic glove save by junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff as time expired in overtime, the Yale women’s ice hockey team came away with a 1-1 overtime tie vs. St. Lawrence Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs trailed until seven minutes remained in regulation, when freshman defenseman Taylor Marchin tied the game. Leonoff finished with 30 saves as Yale extended its unbeaten streak to three games.
January 17, 2014
Leonoff’s 52 Saves Help Yale Earn 3-3 Tie with No. 5/6 Clarkson
The Yale women’s ice hockey team delivered its second straight solid performance against a top-10 team Friday night at Ingalls Rink, battling No. 5/6 Clarkson to a 3-3 tie. Junior goalkeeper Jaimie Leonoff made 52 saves, the most she has made in more than two years. The Bulldogs scored twice in the third period for the tie, including the first career goal by freshman forward Gretchen Tarrant.
January 16, 2014
No. 6 Clarkson, St. Lawrence at Ingalls This Weekend
The Yale women’s ice hockey team looks to maintain the momentum of its memorable win at No. 5 Harvard last week as it welcomes two more ECAC Hockey opponents, No. 6 Clarkson (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and St. Lawrence (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.), to Ingalls this weekend.
January 15, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Tara Tomimoto
It was no surprise that the Women’s Ice Hockey Team elected Tara Tomimoto as their captain for the 2013-14 season. Tomimoto led the Bulldogs to a historic 2-0 victory against Harvard this past weekend. Yet, it is her off-the-ice performance that is truly spectacular. Tomimoto, a senior economic major in Calhoun College, is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
January 14, 2014
NHL’s St. Louis Blues Headed to Ingalls Rink Friday Jan. 24 for “White Out for Mandi”
The Yale women’s ice hockey team is getting a big assist in its efforts to honor the memory of Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) at the annual “White Out for Mandi” game at Ingalls Rink on Friday, Jan. 24. When the NHL’s St. Louis Blues found out about the event through Mandi’s brother Jaden Schwartz -- a forward who is in his third season with the Blues -- they decided to show their support by having the entire team attend the game with Jaden that night (7:00 p.m. vs. Brown). The goal is to pack Ingalls Rink, with everyone wearing white, as a “White Out for Mandi”. The event is a fundraiser for the Mandi Schwartz Foundation.
January 14, 2014
Yale’s Phoebe Staenz Earns Spot on Swiss Olympic Team
Yale fans will have a Bulldog to cheer for at the upcoming Olympics, as freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the women’s ice hockey team has earned a spot on the roster for her native Switzerland. She will take part in the games next month in Sochi, Russia.
January 11, 2014
Historic Win for Yale at No. 4 Harvard, 2-0
Saturday’s 2-0 win at Harvard was one for the record books for the Yale women’s ice hockey team, as the Bulldogs blanked the Crimson for the first time since 1980 and won at Harvard for the first time since 1981. Junior forward Jackie Raines and sophomore defenseman Kate Martini scored for the Bulldogs, and junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff made 29 saves for the historic victory.
January 10, 2014
Late Goal Lifts Dartmouth Past Yale 5-4
A see-saw women’s ice hockey battle at Thompson Arena between Yale and Dartmouth came down to the final minute Friday night, when the Big Green’s Ali Winkel potted the game-winner to give the home team a 5-4 win. The game saw four ties before Winkel finally put Dartmouth ahead for good. Senior defenseman Tara Tomimoto, Yale’s captain, had a goal and two assists.
January 7, 2014
New England Road Trip Takes Yale to Dartmouth, No. 4 Harvard
The Yale women’s ice hockey team heads North this weekend for a pair of ECAC Hockey games, visiting Dartmouth on Friday night (7:00 p.m.) and No. 4 Harvard on Saturday afternoon (4:00 p.m.).
January 4, 2014
No. 3 Cornell Tops Yale 3-0
The Yale women’s ice hockey team kept one of the top offenses in the country contained for most of the game Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink, but ultimately No. 3 Cornell was able to break open a 1-0 game with a pair of goals in a span of 52 seconds late in the second period. The Big Red came away with a 3-0 win despite 33 saves from junior goalie Jaimie Leonoff.
January 3, 2014
Staenz Earns ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Month Award
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) packed an entire month’s worth of scoring into one game, and for that she was awarded ECAC Hockey Player of the Month for December. The league announced the award on Friday night.
January 3, 2014
Offense Erupts for 6-4 Win vs. Colgate in First Game after Break
After nearly a month off, and playing without its leading scorer, the Yale women’s ice hockey team still had its offense in high gear Friday night against Colgate at Ingalls Rink. Five different players scored goals, and nine players had assists, to help the Bulldogs to a 6-4 win over the Raiders. Among the goal scorers for Yale were freshman forward/defenseman Abby Gahm -- who scored her first career goal -- and junior forward Jackie Raines, who scored in her first game in nearly two years.
January 3, 2014
Staenz, Switzerland Start Nations Cup Competition Saturday
While her Yale women’s ice hockey teammates start the second half of the season this weekend with home games vs. Colgate and No. 3 Cornell, freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) will be competing for Team Switzerland at the Nations Cup in Germany -- the last competition before the selection of the Olympic roster on Jan. 27. Staenz was one of 24 players selected for the Swiss roster; that number will be trimmed to 21 for the Olympics.
January 2, 2014
Second Half Starts with Visit from Colgate, No. 3 Cornell
The Yale women’s ice hockey team returns to the ice at Ingalls Rink Friday vs. Colgate (7:00 p.m.), a game that could help set the tone as the Bulldogs aim to solidify a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs over the course of the regular season’s final 16 games. Yale also hosts No. 3 Cornell, Saturday at 4:00 p.m., as the second half of the season gets underway.
December 27, 2013
Staenz Helps Switzerland Win Mountain Cup, Still Vying for Olympic Roster Spot
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the Yale women’s ice hockey team helped Team Switzerland win the Mountain Cup earlier this week in Radenthein, Austria. That tournament, which featured four teams, is one of the last competitions before the selection of the Olympic roster.
December 13, 2013
Staenz Adding to International Experience, Aiming for Roster Spot at Olympics
Like many of her fellow Yale students, freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) of the women’s ice hockey team will be doing some traveling during the upcoming winter break -- but in Staenz’ case, it is not for a vacation. She will represent her native Switzerland on the ice later this month as she looks to continue her progress towards earning a spot on her country’s roster for the upcoming Olympics. Staenz, who leads the Bulldogs in scoring and is second in the nation in points per game among freshmen, will start her winter break playing for Switzerland at the Mountain Cup tournament in Austria.
December 10, 2013
Staenz Earns ECAC Hockey Player, Rookie of the Week Awards
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) was named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week on Tuesday. The honor comes after Staenz scored four goals in Yale’s only game of the week, a 5-1 win at Providence Friday. This is the second straight week she has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week.
December 6, 2013
Worth the Wait: Four Goals for Staenz in 5-1 Win at Providence
It took nearly two and a half extra hours to get the game started Friday night as the Yale women’s ice hockey team visited Providence, but freshman forward Phoebe Staenz made it worth the wait for the Bulldogs. Staenz scored four goals -- and junior goalkeeper Jaimie Leonoff made 38 saves -- as Yale beat the Friars 5-1 in the final game before winter break.
December 4, 2013
Last Game Before Break Takes Yale to Providence
The Yale women’s ice hockey team wraps up the first half of the season -- and the non-conference portion of its schedule -- this Friday night at Providence (7:00 p.m.). A win would give the Bulldogs a 4-3-1 mark in their last eight games before winter break, a significant turnaround after starting the season 0-5-0.
December 3, 2013
Staenz Earns ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week Award
Freshman forward Phoebe Staenz (Zurich, Switzerland) was named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on Tuesday. The honor comes after Staenz totaled five points (2-3-5) this past weekend in the tenth annual Nutmeg Classic.
November 30, 2013
No. 7 Quinnipiac Edges Yale 3-2 for Nutmeg Classic Title
No. 7 Quinnipiac rallied for a 3-2 win over Yale in the Nutmeg Classic championship game Saturday afternoon at TD Bank Sports Center. The Bulldogs grabbed an early lead with goals in the first five minutes by freshman forward Phoebe Staenz and junior forward Stephanie Mock, but Quinnipiac rallied back for the win. In the process, the Bobcats claimed the Nutmeg Classic title for the fourth time.
November 29, 2013
Marchin’s Last-Minute Game-Winner Puts Bulldogs in Nutmeg Classic Finals
A pair of comebacks and a last-minute goal added up to victory for the Yale women’s ice hockey team Friday afternoon at TD Bank Sports Center, as freshman defenseman Taylor Marchin’s power play goal gave the Bulldogs a 5-4 win over UConn in the first round of the Nutmeg Classic. The Bulldogs will now play for the tournament championship on Saturday, making this the eighth time in tournament’s 10 year history that Yale has advanced to the championship game.
November 26, 2013
Tenth Annual Nutmeg Classic Up Next for Bulldogs
The Yale women’s ice hockey team makes a quick return to the ice after Thanksgiving, taking on UConn in the first round of the 10th annual Nutmeg Classic at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Quinnipiac’s TD Bank Sports Center. The annual tournament features three women’s ice hockey teams from the state of Connecticut (“the Nutmeg State”) -- Quinnipiac, UConn and Yale. The fourth team this season is Rochester Institute of Technology.
November 26, 2013
Yale to Host “White Out for Mandi” Hockey Game at Ingalls Rink Friday, Jan. 24
The Yale women’s ice hockey team is dedicating its game at Ingalls Rink on Friday, Jan. 24, to Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), utilizing the game vs. Brown at 7:00 p.m. that night as a 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.
November 24, 2013
Leonoff Makes 48 Saves, but Bulldogs Fall 4-1 to No. 1 Minnesota
The Yale women’s ice hockey team finished its weekend set at Ingalls Rink against No. 1 Minnesota with a pair of losses, falling 4-1 on Sunday, but there will still positives. On each day, the Bulldogs got better as the game wore on, including holding the Golden Gophers scoreless for the final 36:02 on Sunday. But just like they had done on Saturday, the Golden Gophers scored enough goals early in the game Sunday to come away with the win. Yale junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff made 48 saves, but Minnesota still won 4-1.
November 23, 2013
No. 1 Minnesota Tops Yale 5-1
There were positive signs for the Yale women’s ice hockey team Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink vs. No. 1 Minnesota, but ultimately the Golden Gophers had too much firepower. The Bulldogs were four-for-four on the penalty kill and outscored Minnesota 1-0 in the third period thanks in part to 19 saves from freshman goalie Hanna Mandl, but by then the visitors had built up too much of a lead. The Golden Gophers came away with a 5-1 win.
November 19, 2013
Yale Takes on No. 1 Minnesota at Ingalls this Weekend
A historic matchup awaits the Yale women’s ice hockey team at Ingalls Rink this weekend as the Bulldogs host No. 1 Minnesota for a pair of games (Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at Noon). The Golden Gophers have won the last two NCAA Championships, making this the first time in Yale’s history that the Bulldogs take on a team that is defending National Champion. Minnesota just had a record setting 62-game winning streak snapped, but still has a 35-game road winning streak intact as it comes to The Whale.
November 16, 2013
Two Goals Each for Haddad, Martini in 6-4 Win at Union
The Yale women’s ice hockey team finished off a four-point weekend in ECAC Hockey play with a 6-4 win at Union Saturday afternoon. Sophomore forward Jamie Haddad and sophomore defenseman Kate Martini each scored a pair of goals as the Bulldogs extended their unbeaten streak to three games. This was Yale’s first four-point road trip in ECAC Hockey play since Jan. 11-12 of 2008. It was also the most goals in a game for the Bulldogs since a 10-1 win over Sacred Heart on Nov. 27, 2009.
November 15, 2013
Bulldogs Get First Win, 2-1 at RPI
Behind 39 saves from junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff, the Yale women’s ice hockey team posted its first win of the season Friday afternoon at Houston Field Hockey, 2-1 over Rensselaer. The Bulldogs got the first career goal from freshman defenseman Taylor Marchin, and freshman forward Krista Yip-Chuck scored the game-winner in the second period.
November 13, 2013
Yale Heads to Capital District for Pair of ECAC Hockey Games
With its first point in the conference standings thanks to a scoreless overtime tie with then-No. 7 Quinnipiac last Saturday, the Yale women’s ice hockey team heads to the Capital District of New York this weekend for two more ECAC Hockey games. The Bulldogs visit Rensselaer Friday at 4:00 p.m. and Union Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
November 9, 2013
Leonoff’s 44 Saves Help Yale to Scoreless Tie with No. 7 Quinnipiac
Goals figured to be at a premium in Saturday afternoon’s women’s ice hockey game at Ingalls Rink between Yale and No. 7 Quinnipiac. The Bulldogs knew they were facing a tough task in going up against Quinnipiac goalie Chelsea Laden, who entered the day third in the nation in goals-against average (1.03) and seventh in save percentage (.947). But Yale countered with junior goalie Jaimie Leonoff, who was fourth in the nation in saves last year (944). In the end, both goalies proved to be too tough. Leonoff wound up making a season-high 44 saves and Laden made 27 as the teams skated to a scoreless tie.
November 8, 2013
Bulldogs Rally Twice, but Princeton Prevails 3-2
The Yale women’s ice hockey team rallied to tie the game twice against Princeton Friday night at Ingalls Rink, but a third comeback was not in the cards. Tigers forward Jaimie McDonnell’s goal at 9:18 of the third gave the visitors a 3-2 win. This was Yale’s third one-goal loss in the season’s first five games.
November 6, 2013
Home Opener Friday vs. Princeton; No. 7 Quinnipiac in Town Saturday
After four straight road games to start the season, the Yale women’s ice hockey team skates on home ice for the first time this Friday vs. Princeton (7:00 p.m.). No. 7 Quinnipiac comes to Ingalls Rink on Saturday (4:00 p.m.).
November 2, 2013
Bulldogs Fall at No. 5 Clarkson
No. 5 Clarkson got goals from seven different players, including a pair on the power play, to top the Yale women’s ice hockey team 7-0 Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena. Clarkson’s Erica Howe made 22 saves for the shutout, with five of those shots coming from Yale freshman forward Phoebe Staenz.
November 1, 2013
Saints Skate Past Bulldogs 4-1
Four different players scored for St. Lawrence as the Saints handed the Yale women’s ice hockey team a 4-1 loss Friday night at Appleton Arena. Junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff made 36 saves for Yale, and sophomore defenseman Kate Martini scored the Bulldogs’ lone goal.
October 30, 2013
Conference Play Starts with Visit to North Country
After opening the season by nearly knocking off two non-conference opponents that made the NCAA Tournament last year, the Yale women’s ice hockey team now turns its attention to conference play. The Bulldogs open the ECAC Hockey slate Friday at St. Lawrence (7:00 p.m.), then visit No. 5 Clarkson (another 2013 NCAA Tournament participant) Saturday (4:00 p.m.).
October 26, 2013
Terriers Edge Bulldogs 2-1
For the second straight Saturday, the Yale women’s ice hockey team came up just short in a bid to earn a big road win in the Boston area. BU forward Sarah Lefort’s goal at 6:08 of the third broke a 1-1 tie as the Terriers beat the Bulldogs 2-1 at Walter Brown Arena Saturday afternoon.
October 22, 2013
Bulldogs Get Another Shot in Boston, Face NCAA Runner-Up BU
In the season opener last Saturday, the Yale women’s ice hockey team came within 15 minutes of a major upset. The Bulldogs held a 2-1 lead at No. 2 Boston College until a power-play goal at 5:22 of the third enabled the Eagles to tie the game, and BC went on to win 4-3 on a goal with 4:05 left in regulation. This Saturday, the Bulldogs head back to Boston -- this time to take on Boston University, a team that advanced to the NCAA Championship game last year. The Terriers are among the teams also receiving votes in the national polls.
October 19, 2013
Upset Bid at No. 2 BC Denied; Bulldogs Fall 4-3
The Yale women’s ice hockey team put a scare into No. 2 Boston College Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum in the Bulldogs’ season opener. Yale held leads twice -- 1-0 and 2-1 -- before the Eagles rallied for a 4-3 win, getting the game-winning goal while short-handed with 4:05 left in regulation. Junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff finished with 43 saves.
October 18, 2013
Scrimmage Win for Yale vs. Sacred Heart, 6-0
The Yale women’s ice hockey completed its 2013-14 preseason preparation Friday night at Ingalls Rink, beating Sacred Heart 6-0 in a scrimmage. The Bulldogs outshot the Pioneers 54-9.
October 15, 2013
Ice Hockey Season Starts Saturday with Visit to No. 2 BC
The 2013-14 season starts Saturday with a major challenge for the Yale women’s ice hockey team: a road game at Boston College, currently ranked No. 2 in the country. The Eagles, who play New Hampshire Wednesday night, have opened the season with three straight wins while outscoring their opponents 12-4.
October 5, 2013
McGill Tops Yale 3-1 in Exhibition
The Yale women’s ice hockey team fell to McGill in an exhibition at Ingalls Rink Saturday afternoon, 3-1. Junior goalkeeper Jaimie Leonoff made 26 saves in two periods of work, and freshman Hannah Mandl stopped 11 shots in the final period.
October 3, 2013
Bulldogs Look to Keep Progressing in 2013-14
The 2013-14 Yale women’s ice hockey season gets underway shortly, with an exhibition game vs. McGill at Ingalls Rink this Saturday and the regular season opener Saturday, Oct. 19 at BC. The Bulldogs enter their fourth season under head coach Joakim Flygh looking to continue climbing up the ECAC Hockey standings in order to challenge for one of the league’s eight playoff spots. The team’s starting goaltender and top five scorers all return from last year, when the team increased its scoring by 35 percent over the previous season. That list of returnees includes senior defenseman Tara Tomimoto, who captains Yale in its 37th varsity season.
August 2, 2013
Leonoff Selected for Hockey Canada National Women’s Development Team Camp
Yale rising junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.) has been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development Team Selection Camp. There, she will have the chance to earn a spot training with senior team members later in August in preparation for the selection of Canada’s roster for the upcoming Olympics.
July 15, 2013
Six Added to Roster in Class of 2017
The Yale women’s ice hockey team, entering its fourth season under head coach Joakim Flygh, welcomes six incoming freshmen to the roster for 2013-14. The Class of 2017 includes three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender. They come from three different countries: Canada, Switzerland and the United States. They join a roster that also includes all of Yale’s top five scorers from last season returning.
June 17, 2013
2013-14 Schedule Includes 10 Games vs. NCAA Tournament Teams
The Yale women’s ice hockey team will test itself against some of the nation’s best this season. Games against the top four teams in the country in the final 2012-13 national poll -- including a pair against defending NCAA champion Minnesota at Ingalls Rink -- highlight the 2013-14 schedule, which was announced Monday. Yale is scheduled to play 10 games against teams that made the NCAA tournament and were ranked in the top eight in the national poll at the end of the year.