ECAC HOCKEY ARCHIVES
April 11, 2013
From NEHJ: New England's Frozen in
Three of the four Frozen Four participants hail from New England. All of them are chasing their first national crown.
April 8, 2013
From NEHJ: Brown gets a taste of elite hockey
Senior netminder Anthony Borelli helps Bears earn title game berth.
March 31, 2013
Peca's hat trick pushes Bobcats past Union
Thanks to a natural hat trick from Matthew Peca, Quinnipiac earned a runaway win over Union and advanced to the national semifinals.
March 31, 2013
Underdog Bulldogs pull off another upset, reach Frozen Four
Yale's headed to their first-ever Frozen Four after exploding for four goals to pull off a stunning, 4-1 win over North Dakota in the West Regional final.
March 30, 2013
Bui caps off Quinnipiac's furious rally to beat Canisius
Quinnipiac scored three unanswered goals to overcome an early scare from Canisius, the 16th overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
March 29, 2013
Quinnipiac looks to get back on track in NCAA tournament
Bobcats coach Rand Pecknold used a bit of an unusual motivational technique to get his team ready for their second NCAA tourney appearance in school history.
March 29, 2013
Five alive: New England teams set for NCAA tournament
For five New England teams, the golf clubs stay in storage for at least another weekend.
March 22, 2013
Four ECAC teams could earn invites to NCAA tournament
As is always the case on conference championship weekend, ECAC Hockey teams have much to play for as they vie for PairWise positioning.
March 15, 2013
ECAC Journal: Appert has RPI peaking at right time
Coach Seth Appert's Engineers turned the season around just in time, rallying to win nine of their last 10 games and 11 of their last 13.
March 13, 2013
From NEHJ: Brown's Souza ascends ranks
Ex-UNH standout Mike Souza (Wakefield, Mass.) is thriving as coach of the Brown Bears.
March 8, 2013
ECAC Journal: Union's Bennett grateful to have tourney bye
Rick Bennett's (Springfield, Mass.) Dutchmen rallied on the final weekend and earned the fourth seed in the ECAC tournament.
March 1, 2013
ECAC Journal: Saints march on sans captain Flanagan
St. Lawrence will aim to secure a first-round bye for the ECAC playoffs, but they'll have to do so without captain and star forward Kyle Flanagan.
February 22, 2013
ECAC Journal: Quinnipiac secures regular-season title early
The Bobcats (22-4-4 overall, 15-1-2 ECAC) are the class of ECAC Hockey -- if not NCAA Division 1 -- heading into the closing weeks of the season.
February 16, 2013
ECAC Journal: Brown plays big in big games
As ECAC Hockey teams jockey for position in the closing weeks, one team that has to scare coaches as a potential first-round opponent is Brown.
February 8, 2013
ECAC Journal: Princeton's Calof earns national recognition
Andrew Calof didn't even know the Hockey Commissioners' Association National Division 1 Player of the Month Award existed before taking home the honor for January last week.
February 1, 2013
ECAC Journal: Samuels-Thomas never foresaw his fortune
Jordan Samuels-Thomas had two rules when he shopped around for a new college in the spring of 2011 after spending two frustrating seasons at Bowling Green.
January 25, 2013
ECAC Journal: RPI may be starting late-season push
RPI (8-10-5 overall, 3-6-3 ECAC) hopes to have learned from its mistake of waiting too long to make its push last season.
January 18, 2013
ECAC Journal: Yale's Malcolm finally comfortable in net
Yale goaltender Jeff Malcolm doesn't enjoy reflecting on last season. That's when many college hockey pundits staked the hopes of the Bulldogs' season to Malcolm's wagon.
January 11, 2013
ECAC Journal: Union's Simpson on cusp of milestone
Wayne Simpson followed his older brother, John, to Union College in hopes of joining a hockey “program on the rise”.
January 4, 2013
ECAC Journal: Quinnipiac way out in front of pack
It's not often an ECAC team takes the suspense out of the regular-season conference championship race before the start of the second semester.
December 26, 2012
From NEHJ: Fresh start in Hanover
Eric Robinson’s work ethic translates to success on ice at Dartmouth.
December 20, 2012
Harvard commit Newell ‘out of danger’ after car accident
Victor Newell, a 19-year-old USHL blueliner who's committed to Harvard, escaped a single-car accident on Monday with minor injuries.
December 14, 2012
ECAC Journal: Controversy hovering over Harvard
A season that began with such promise for the Harvard hockey team took a major hit during a recent 19-day stretch between games from Nov. 17 to Dec. 7.
December 12, 2012
Harvard sophomores off team amid scandal
It appears that the cheating scandal that has rocked the Harvard campus has not spared the men’s hockey team.
December 7, 2012
ECAC Journal: Big Red righting the ship
After winning just one of their first six conference games, Cornell appears to have turned things around.
November 30, 2012
ECAC Journal: Yale back in national spotlight
Perhaps it may be time to start taking coach Keith Allain's Yale Bulldogs seriously.
November 23, 2012
ECAC Journal: Colgate putting rebuild talk to bed
After suffering key losses, including the nation's leading goal scorer, Colgate has exceeded expectations in the early going this season.
November 16, 2012
ECAC Journal: Big Green this year's big surprise
Dartmouth's unexpected 4-0-0 start may be the biggest surprise in Division 1 hockey to date.
November 9, 2012
ECAC Journal: Flanagan making noise on national level
St. Lawrence captain Kyle Flanagan is the reigning National Division 1 Player of the Month and now he has a YouTube highlight reel to boot.
November 2, 2012
ECAC Journal: Vesey wastes no time making impact
A three-point night in his collegiate debut won't dispel the hype surrounding Crimson freshman Jimmy Vesey (North Reading, Mass.).
October 26, 2012
ECAC Journal: Saints look to gain national legitimacy
After splitting interim coaching duties last season, Greg Carvel has taken charge behind the bench and helped the Saints start the season strong.
October 20, 2012
Hangin' Out With ... Harvard center Colin Blackwell
Crimson forward Colin Blackwell (North Andover, Mass.) talks Beanpot, Bieber and Indiana Jones in this month's Hangin' Out.
October 19, 2012
ECAC Journal: Bobcats have depth to go the distance
Rand Pecknold (Bedford, N.H.) returned to Quinnipiac under the pretense that this year's team had enough depth to compete for a league championship.
October 9, 2012
From NEHJ: Harvard's next step
Another impressive recruiting class has the Crimson poised for a title challenge.
October 9, 2012
Men's ECAC Hockey 2012-13 season preview
Dan Guttenplan takes a look at who's gone, who's back and what lies ahead for each of the 12 men's teams in ECAC Hockey.
September 11, 2012
Harvard alum Moriarty re-ups with Evansville
Daniel Moriarty, who completed his senior season at Harvard this spring, has agreed to terms on a deal with the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL.
September 3, 2012
Colgate's Jack McNamara heads to Denmark
After two years at Colgate, Jack McNamara (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) will follow his brother Kevin's footsteps and join the pro ranks in Europe.
August 21, 2012
Stewart set to take on role as consultant for KHL
Former NHL referee Paul Stewart will be taking on a new venture in addition to his current role as director of officiating for ECAC Hockey.
August 14, 2012
Quinnipiac signs coach Pecknold to contract extension
After turning down a chance to coach at UMass, Rand Pecknold (Bedford, N.H.) has reinforced his commitment to the Bobcats.
June 20, 2012
ECAC Hockey programs shine academically
The NCAA released the Academic Progress Rates (APR) for all teams in all sports, and ECAC Hockey programs highlight the rankings in ice hockey.
June 5, 2012
Union rewards Bennett with contract extension
After guiding the Dutchmen to their first Frozen Four, Union coach Rick Bennett (Springfield, Mass.) has certainly earned his new contract extension.
May 14, 2012
From NEHJ: Union's Bennett blazes new trail
Bay State native Rick Bennett is leading the Dutchmen to a bright future.
April 13, 2012
From NEHJ: Crimson surprise
Pegged to finish in last place, Harvard proved prognosticators wrong and nearly won the ECAC Hockey tournament.
April 11, 2012
ECAC Journal: Dutchmen proved they belonged on big stage
Dubbed a Cinderella story at the Frozen Four, Union's rise began well before this year's NCAA tournament. They hope they can climb even higher next season.
April 4, 2012
ECAC Journal: Union a sentimental favorite at Frozen Four
The Dutchmen have become a bit of a sentimental favorite nationally over the past 10 days, as more casual hockey fans have become familiar with the program's story.
March 30, 2012
Rhode Island native Mayer makes new home at Colgate
Austin Mayer wished things worked out playing in his hometown at Providence College, but the talented forward found a new home at Colgate.
March 28, 2012
ECAC Journal: Bennett leads Union into Frozen Four
First-year Union coach Rick Bennett proved every bit the architect of a hockey team as Nate Leaman, earning ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year honors.
March 21, 2012
ECAC Journal: Union captures first ECAC title
The Union hockey team snapped a 22-year drought by collecting the first ECAC Hockey tournament championship in school history Saturday in Atlantic City.
March 14, 2012
ECAC Journal: Union, top seeds dodge first-round upsets
All home teams advanced in the ECAC tourney. Union, Cornell, Harvard and Colgate will be playing in Atlantic City this weekend for the championship.
March 13, 2012
Harvard thumps Yale, moves on to ECAC semis
Following two tilts that required overtime, many expected Sunday’s battle between Harvard and Yale to be a close one. So much for that idea.
March 10, 2012
Mass. native Marsh retires after 26 years at St. Lawrence
After spending the entirety of the past season on medical leave, St. Lawrence coach Joe Marsh (Lynn, Mass.) announced his retirement following 26 years behind the bench.
March 7, 2012
ECAC Journal: O'Neill helps Dartmouth sweep St. Lawrence
Led by consecutive 30-save performances from Jody O'Neill, Dartmouth defeated St. Lawrence in the opening round of the ECAC tournament.
February 29, 2012
ECAC Journal: Hard-earned ties yield bye for Harvard
Here's how Harvard earned a first-round bye for the first time since 2008: It registered an 8-5-9 record in conference and posted a 3-3-8 mark on the road.
February 22, 2012
ECAC Journal: Yale gaining ground with late-season push
Yale has been to the NCAA tournament each of the last three years, a streak that seemed destined to end this season -- that is, until last weekend.
February 21, 2012
From NEHJ: Heroic Farnham carries on Bears family tradition
Bobby Farnham may not be able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound, but Brown's own version of "Superman" has crafted quite a tale with his philanthropic efforts.
February 15, 2012
ECAC Journal: Union poised for tournament success
The Dutchmen have used last year's shortcomings as motivation and are closing in on another regular-season title.
February 9, 2012
ECAC Journal: Focus on fun sparks Colgate's turnaround
After watching his team fall 7-1 to Quinnipiac, Colgate coach Don Vaughan had to decide whether to push his troops hard or ease off. Going with the latter has paid big dividends.
February 1, 2012
ECAC Hockey Journal: Harvard making move at perfect time
Something has caused a bit of a buzz at Bright Hockey Center. Whether it's a talented crop of freshmen, better results, or the potential for big home games down the stretch, the Harvard hockey faithful has shown an interest.
January 24, 2012
ECAC Hockey Journal: Time slipping away for Yale
Perhaps the biggest surprise as we head into the final month of the ECAC Hockey season has been Yale's struggles against league foes.
January 18, 2012
ECAC Hockey Journal: Colgate's Smith has the answers
At last look, Colgate senior forward Austin Smith was leading the fan voting for the Hobey Baker Award.
January 10, 2012
ECAC Hockey Journal: RPI finally showing signs of life
RPI hockey coach Seth Appert wasn't exactly jumping at the opportunity to label his team's 2-2 tie against Harvard Saturday night as a potential turning point in the season.
January 4, 2012
ECAC Hockey Journal: Brown still walking fine line
As if the ECAC Hockey regular-season championship picture was crowded enough, a previously inconsistent Brown team emerged from the holiday tournament weekend as the latest flavor of the week.
December 27, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Season of giving for McNamara
The winter vacation break in ECAC Hockey action often offers a chance for players and fans alike to gain perspective after a busy first semester.
December 21, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Finally, Union strikes blow for league
The Union College hockey team salvaged what was an otherwise quiet first semester for ECAC Hockey teams on Saturday with a 3-1 road victory at Merrimack College.
December 15, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Crimson have turned on the power
As ECAC Hockey teams head into their winter breaks, coaching staffs will undoubtedly use the time between games to regroup and scout conference foes.
December 6, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Harvard, Union will get Fenway stage
The Union College coaching staff certainly has its recruiting hurdles.
November 30, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Holiday weekend filled with steps, stumbles
Thanksgiving break gives college hockey teams an opportunity to compete against non-conference opponents, and that tends to be a no-win proposition for ECAC teams.
November 28, 2011
From NEHJ: Cornell's Whitney carving own path to success
Right around the time Sean Whitney was cut from his high school hockey team for the second year in a row, his brother, Ryan, cracked his first NHL roster.
November 22, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Road win hopes die in New York
The Princeton and Quinnipiac hockey teams discovered the new black hole of ECAC Hockey last weekend.
November 16, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Transitioning Saints settling in
Through one month of collegiate hockey, it has become clear that there are no easy wins in the ECAC.
November 9, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Will opponents be Green with envy?
If you're looking for a surprise team capable of making a run to an ECAC Hockey title, look no further than Dartmouth.
November 2, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Quinnipiac's fight for respect continues
For those breaking down the conference, Yale and Union are often at the top of the list, with Cornell and Colgate trailing in no particular order.
October 26, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: So far, so good at Union
ECAC Hockey: Smooth transition at Union
October 26, 2011
From NEHJ: Yale driven by its own goals, not its critics
From the mag: Yale has motivation
October 19, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Yale has weighty issue to overcome
The Yale men's hockey team is getting its due this preseason as it waits for its opener Oct. 28.
October 12, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Opportunity trumps loyalty
When three ECAC Hockey teams qualified for the NCAA tournament last season, it brought hope to the idea that the conference would become more respectable in the eyes of college hockey enthusiasts.
August 31, 2011
Forton named assistant coach at Harvard
Harvard names Forton men's assistant coach
August 19, 2011
Cashman returning to Quinnipiac as assistant coach
Quinnipiac has hired former All-American player Reid Cashman as an assistant coach for the 2011-12 season.
August 15, 2011
Quinnipiac signs Rand Pecknold to extension
Quinnipiac announced Monday that men's hockey coach Rand Pecknold (Bedford, N.H.) has signed a contract extension through the 2015-16 season.
May 10, 2011
From NEHJ: Yale still seeking to take final steps
For Yale, the 2010-11 season was about taking the next step.
April 18, 2011
From NEHJ: Yale goalie Rondeau left winning mark
It was last fall, and by most accounts, Yale was slated to build on its 2010 NCAA tournament appearance and repeat as one of the elite teams in the country.
April 3, 2011
From NEHJ: Region gets frozen out of Frozen Four
They were knockout punches that neither team saw coming. Nor did just about anyone who pays attention at this time of year.
March 26, 2011
Yale's Frozen Four hopes dashed with loss to Duluth
Yale falls short of Frozen Four with loss
March 23, 2011
From NEHJ: For Pallis, it's just love for the game
Twenty miles southwest of Boston, a crooked highway’s drive from the glare of city lights, Derrick Pallis depended on an artificial glow all his own.
March 19, 2011
Dartmouth keeps faint NCAA hopes alive with consolation win
Dartmouth got a three-point night from Matthew Lindblad and that helped propel it to a 5-3 win over Colgate in the ECAC Hockey consolation game.
March 19, 2011
Yale drubs Cornell to win ECAC Hockey title
Yale ran away with a 6-0 win over Cornell to earn the title of ECAC champs.
March 18, 2011
Cornell's Garman blanks Dartmouth, setting up finals clash with Yale
Cornell goaltender Mike Garman turned aside all 37 shots, while Sean Whitney had the game-winner and a game-saving play as “Big Red” beat “Big Green” 3-0.
March 10, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Underdogs have their attention
ECAC Hockey: Calling all underdogs
March 4, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: RPI misses the point
ECAC Hockey Journal: Missing the point
February 28, 2011
Quinnipiac's Babstock is Rookie of the Year
Babstock named league's top rookie
February 25, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Top spot, seeds up for grabs
ECAC Hockey Journal: Four prizes
February 11, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Devins spark Cornell charge
ECAC Hockey Journal: Devins spark Cornell
February 4, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Union's landmark victory
ECAC Hockey Journal: Union's landmark victory
January 28, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Crunch time for RPI
ECAC Hockey Journal: Crunch time for RPI
January 25, 2011
From NEHJ: Dartmouth's Mello makes most of chance
NEHJ: Dartmouth goalie makes most of chance
January 11, 2011
ECAC Hockey Journal: Cornell's roller-coaster streak
ECAC Journal: Cornell's roller-coaster streak