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.