Yale men’s hockey extends unbeaten streak to 5 games
The Yale men’s hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to five games with a 4-2 ECAC Hockey win over Rensselaer on Friday night at Ingalls Rink in New Haven.
Justin Pearson and Phil Kemp gave the Bulldogs (6-2-2, 5-2-1 ECAC) the early lead with first-period goals. Following a scoreless second period, Patrick Polino cut the lead in half at the 7:44 mark in the third period.
Yale, which improved to 4-0-1 over its last five games, responded less than 2 minutes later when Pearson tallied his second goal. Evan Smith added an insurance goal with less than 5 minutes remaining. Corbin Kaczperski finished with 14 saves to preserve the win.
Rensselaer fell to 4-10-0 (3-4-0 ECAC).
Quinnipiac 3, Union 1: At Schenectady, N.Y., Abbie Ives made 16 saves as the Bobcats extended their unbeaten streak against the Dutchwomen to 33 games.
Kanzie Prater, Melissa Samoskevich and Kenzie Lancaster all tallied goals for Quinnipiac (5-10-3, 4-4-1 ECAC), which improved to 29-0-4 all time against Union.
Arianna Kosakowski scored the lone goal for the Dutchwomen (2-13-2, 0-6-1 ECAC).
Vermont 5, Yale 1: At New Haven, Jordan Chancellor scored on a power play with just over 4 minutes remaining as the Bulldogs avoided the shutout against the Catamounts at Ingalls Rink.
Yale (2-11-0) outshots Vermont (4-10-4) 28-26.
Tera Hoffman finished with 21 saves for the Bulldogs.
Yale’s Shay named coach of the year: Yale men’s lacrosse coach Andy Shay has been named the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association 2018 Coach of the Year.
Shay and the Bulldogs put together a school-best 17-3 season that included an Ivy League championship before beating four lacrosse powers in the NCAA tournament to claim Yale’s first national championship.
“This is an honor that is a reflection of the best assistant coaches a head coach could imagine, as well as the most overachieving team. It’s hard to believe I deserve a singular award when I think of what all the people in our program did,” Shay said in a release from the school.
The last nine seasons under Shay have been historic for the program on many levels. The Bulldogs have gone 103-40 with eight 10-win seasons, while their .700 winning percentage is a program best.