Showing posts with label Harvard University. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harvard University. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2013-14 ECAC Pre-Season Coaches and Media Polls

2013-14 Pre-Season ECAC coaches Poll
1. Yale (4) – 103
2. Rensselaer (2) – 102
3. Quinnipiac (2) – 93
    Union (2) – 93
5. Cornell (1) – 89
6. Harvard – 67
7. Dartmouth (1) – 64
8. Brown – 46
9. Colgate – 44
10. St. Lawrence – 43
11. Princeton – 26
12. Clarkson – 22
2013-14 ECAC Pre-Season Media Poll
1. Rensselaer (18) – 367
2. Yale (5) – 224
3. Quinnipiac (6) – 292
4. Union (3) – 287
5. Cornell (1) – 238
    Dartmouth – 238
7. St. Lawrence – 212
8. Brown – 188
9. Colgate – 125
10. Harvard – 108
11. Princeton – 102
12. Clarkson – 83

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Bu's controversial goal against Harvard



BU's forward Danny O'Regan scores a controversial goal against Harvard Crimson goalie Raphael Girard, but after further review it appears that the Hockey East Official Kevin Shea made the right call. I know some of our friends won't like the call but, the call on the ice looks correct. What do you think?


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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Sophomore Derek Rodwell out for remainder of season

The UND Hockey team got more bad news today as Sophomore forward Derek Rodwell is done for the season after suffering a shoulder injury during last Friday's game against Harvard University. 

This is unneeded and very bad news because UND already has a a depleted line up at this time. Freshman Rocco Grimaldi knee injury, Corban Knight lower body injury, Mario Lamoureux upper body injury and Derek Forbort upper body injury.

Here is the official press release from the UND SID.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota Head Coach Dave Hakstol announced today that sophomore forward Derek Rodwell will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season with a shoulder injury.

Rodwell injured his left shoulder in UND’s Dec. 30 game against Harvard and will have season-ending surgery later this month. The Taber, Alberta, native had one goal and one assist in 19 games this season. As a freshman last season, he appeared in 39 games and registered five goals and four assists to help lead UND to Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) regular season and playoff championships, as well as a berth in the NCAA Frozen Four.

Rodwell was a fifth-round draft pick, 144th overall, of the New Jersey Devils in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Fighting Sioux race past Harvard 7-3

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Grand Forks, ND – The University of North Dakota has suffered their fair share of injuries this season, and coming into tonight they didn’t even have enough healthy players on their roster to have 12 forwards and six defenseman playing in the series finale. 

With all of the players out with various ailments, you could field a pretty good forward line with the players that didn’t dress for tonight’s game between the Harvard Crimson and the University of North Dakota. 

Here is the updated breakdown of the injury reserve list for the UND hockey team: Senior forward Mario Lamoureux, upper body injury, Junior forward Corbin Knight, suffered a lower body injury in Friday’s game and is listed as day to day. Freshman forward Roco Grimaldi has been out with an injured knee.  Grimaldi has played in a total of four games out of the 20 games that UND has played in this season.  Sophomore forward Derek Rodwell was injured in last night's game and is out with an upper body injury.  Rodwell is listed as out indefinitely. 

You can see where this is going...the University of North Dakota has four important forwards out of its lineup and no room for error or anymore injuries. It would be an understatement to say that it has been a season of adversity for the UND hockey team. One might assume that they are due some good Karma.
The UND hockey team didn’t use injuries as an excuse and with their shorthanded/depleted line-up.  Junior forward Danny Kristo did his best impression of Kirby Puckett and took the UND hockey team on his shoulders and lead them to victory. Kristo had two goals and an assist to lead the team to a 7-3 win against the Harvard Crimson. 

Kristo was most impressive during the first period where he scored two goals and almost buried his third goal before the first 20 minutes of the game expired. Kristo would added an assist in the third period on Brock Nelson’s 15th goal of the season. 

After the game, Kristo was asked about the mentality of the team knowing that the team was playing with 11 forwards and five defenseman.  “We didn’t really talk about that too much we just kind of talked about everyone stepping up a little bit.   We kind of gave that game away there yesterday and everyone was pretty upset about it.  Basically the mentality was to come in hard and play Fighting Sioux hockey and come back and get a victory tonight.” 

This season the Fighting Sioux hockey team has had trouble getting scoring from the other forward lines in their lineup. Tonight the all-freshman line of Mark MacMillan (1g-1a—2pts), 21 Brendan O’Donnell (1g-0a—1 pts) , Connor Gaarder (1g-2a—3pts) was a major force on the ice and chipped in three goals on the delayed penalty. 

Connor Gaarder was asked about the mentality of the team, knowing that the team was playing with only 11 forwards and five defenseman.  "We have a lot of guys out of the lineup, its hard to do, a lot of guys came out and stepped up and made some big plays tonight..."   Gaarder also talked about the importance of having a big weekend, “It’s always good to have a big weekend, every weekend I come out and try to play my best and try to get a little bit better come out and it’s nice to back it up a little bit.” The freshman had a very good weekend (2g-2a—4pts), and doubled his point production for the season. On the other end of the ice, Harvard senior forward Alex Killorn had a big weekend for the Crimson as he recorded (2g-2a—4pts) and was a force all weekend. 

 UND Hockey head coach Dave Hakstol was unhappy with his team’s effort on Friday night.  Compare and contrast a difference one night made.

Fast forward to tonight, coach Hakstol was a little more satisfied with the play of his team on the ice and was asked the mentality of his team knowing they were playing with only 11 forwards and five defenseman. Hakstol said, “ I think our mentality was right, we weren’t real happy about our finish last night, the way we came out in the third period last night and squandered the two goal lead, and I think that stuck with us through the day and I don’t think the lineup was really an issue our mind set was focused on how important this game was and how critical it was to get the win. “

The UND hockey team ends the first half of the season with a 10-8-2 record and a 7-7 record in the WCHA. With the loss the Harvard Crimson drop to 4-4-4 and own a 3-3-2 record.

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Cross Posted at INSIDE HOCKEY...

Saturday, December 31, 2011

UND vs Harvard

UND Forward Lines
29 Brock Nelson – 27 Carter Rowney –7 Danny Kristo
16 Mark MacMillan – 21 Brendan O’Donnell – 13 Connor Gaarder
15 Michael Parks – 28 Stephane Pattyn – 20 Joe Gleason
8 Dan Senkbeil –  14 Taylor Dickin

UND defensive Parings

2 Andrew MacWilliam (A)–5 Nick Mattson
24 Ben Blood (A)  –18 Dillon Simpson
22  Andrew Panzarella

UND Goalies

32 Aaron Dell
31 Brad Eidsness
35 Tate Maris

UND Hockey Stats

Scratches: Derek Forbort, Mario Lamoureux, Roco Grimaldi, Corban Knight, Derek Rodwell
Referees: Jonathan Morrison, Brian Thul Linesmen: Tom Lund, David Spivey


Harvard Forward Lines

21 Marshall Everson–19 Alex Killorn (A) –16 Alex Fallstrom
63 Colin Blackwell–26 Luke Greiner–22 David Valek
27 Petr Placek – 18 Mike Seward–10 Eric Kroshus
17 Rence Coassin–12 Colin Moore–11 Daniel Moriarty (A)

Harvard Defense Pairings

5 Dan Ford – 9 Danny Biega
8 Patrick McNally – 6 Ryan Grimshaw (C)
44 Max Everson – 7 Danny Fick

Harvard Goalies

34 Steve Michalek
30 Raphael Girard

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North Dakota and Harvard Skate to a 4-4 Tie

Cross posted @ Inside Hockey.
Grand Forks, ND – The University of North Dakota and the Harvard Crimson have not played each other very often. The last time that UND and Harvard played was December 6th, 2008.

While neither team was very familiar with each other, there was one thing that UND could expect, Harvard, led by Head coach Ted Donato was going to play a tough physical game and be smart in the defensive end of the rink. Donato’s team didn’t disappoint as they got in the shooting lanes and limited UND’s time and space while jumping on turnovers and creating opportunities going to the other way. 

It was apparent from the drop of the first puck that Harvard was going to play a defensive 1-2-2 trap style game and try to slow down the Sioux forwards at the blue line.

The Crimson are not a one dimensional team and they brought the seventh ranked offense in the nation to the Ralph Englestad Arena. In tonight’s game the Crimson generated a good counter-attack off of turnovers in the neutral zone and caused havoc in the offensive zone.

Harvard forward Alex Killorn had a big night for the Crimson, as he scored a goal and two assists to led Harvard back from a two goal deficit in the third period, and assisted on the game tying goal at the 13:16 mark of the third period.

The Crimson also came into the game with the nation’s top ranked power play and showed why they are ranked that high, as they scored off the faceoff of their first power play with a goal from Patrick McNally. UND outshot and out played the Crimson in the first period 8-2, but trailed on the scoreboard, 1-0. 

The Second period proved to be an exciting period of hockey as UND outscored the Crimson 4-1, and gave the UND fans a glimpse of the team that many think they can be. The Sioux scored their first goal at the 01:25 mark of the second period with a goal from Nick Mattson. UND scored again 14 seconds later with a goal from Brendan O’Donnell.

Harvard answered the two-goal outburst from UND with a goal 1:16 later, at the 02:55 mark of the second period, when Alex Killorn scored his seventh goal of the season to tie the game at 2-2. Nick Mattson became the first UND defenseman since October 16, 2009 to score a shorthanded goal at the 05:12 mark of the second period. Connor Gaarder would finish the scoring in the third period with an awesome wrap around goal at the 12:51 mark of the second period. (4-2 UND after 2).

The Sioux had a comfortable lead going into the third period, but looked like they ran out of gas. After a couple of untimely turnovers, UND opened the door and let the Crimson back in the game. The Crimson scored two goals in three minutes to tie the game. There would be no more scoring from either team as the game would end in a 4-4 tie after the overtime period.

UND forward Carter Rowney, when asked what they [UND] have to do better tomorrow night,replied, “we have to concentrate on playing a full 60 minute game, cannot let up at all. Every team is good in this league, good in this country, and you have to play a full 60...you can’t let up at all!"

Tonight neither goalie was very sharp and both teams appeared to be rusty from the holiday break.
The game would go to overtime and the game would end in a 4-4 tie.

After the game, Fighting Sioux head coach Dave Hakstol was not very happy with his team’s effort in the third period and said that his team went out soft in the third period. "We had three shots on goal fifteen minutes into the third period. We didn’t go out and play hard in the third period and that is what cost us the game." Coach Hakstol also said that he thought, "the team didn’t play well in the third period..." He thought "they were on their heels and had their heads up their rear ends. “  

The Crimson and UND play game two tomorrow night at 7:07pm at Ralph Englestad Arena.
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Friday, December 30, 2011

UND vs Harvard

UND Forward Lines

29 Brock Nelson–10 Corban Knight (A)–7 Danny Kristo
11 Derek Rodwell–27 Carter Rowney–15 Michael Parks
21 Brendan O’Donnell–16 Mark MacMillan–13 Connor Gaarder
8 Dan Senkbeil – 28 Stephane Pattyn–14 Taylor Dickin

UND defensive Parings

24 Ben Blood (A) –20 Joe Gleason
2 Andrew MacWilliam (A)–5 Nick Mattson
18 Dillon Simpson – 22  Andrew Panzarella

UND Goalies

32 Aaron Dell
31 Brad Eidsness
35 Tate Maris

UND Hockey Stats

Scratches: Forbort, Lamoureux, Grimaldi
Referees: Jonathan Morrison, Brian Thul Linesmen: Tom Lund, David Spivey

Harvard Forward Lines

21 Marshall Everson–19 Alex Killorn (A) –16 Alex Fallstrom
63 Colin Blackwell–26 Luke Greiner–22 David Valek
13 Tommy O’Regan–18 Mike Seward–10 Eric Kroshus
17 Rence Coassin–12 Colin Moore–11 Daniel Moriarty (A)

Harvard Defense Pairings

5 Dan Ford–9 Danny Biega
8 Patrick McNally–6 Ryan Grimshaw (C)
44 Max Everson–7 Danny Fick

Harvard Goalies

34 Steve Michalek
30 Raphael Girard

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

North Dakota vs. Harvard Series Preview

Cross Posted at INSIDE HOCKEY.

The University of North Dakota entertains  Harvard University at Ralph Engelstad Arena this weekend.
Game Times: 7:37 pm Friday and 7:07 pm Saturday.

Television: TV: Fighting Sioux Sports Network, Fox College Sports Central, DirecTV (Ch. 617 Friday and 623 Saturday).

Radio: The games can be heard at 96.1 the Fox.


Tickets: There are still tickets available for this series according to the UND Ticket Site.

Records and Rankings: UND – 9-8-1 overall, 7-7-0 WCHA; Ranked 18th in the USCHO poll. North Dakota was idle this past weekend.

Harvard 4-3-3 overall, 3-3-2 ECAC; Unranked in the latest USCHO poll. Harvard was idle this past weekend.

Series History:  UND is 3-1-0 against Harvard and swept the Crimson at Harvard (10-1, 4-3) in 2008.

Players to Watch:

For UND: Forwards Danny Kristo (9g-11a—20pts), Corbin Knight (6g-15a—21) and Brock Nelson (14g-8a—22pts). Goaltenders Aaron Dell .895 save percentage and a 2.80 goals against average. Brad Eidsness .918 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average.

For the Crimson: Defenseman Danny Biega (3g-11a—14pts), Patrick NcNally (3g-9a—12pts), Forwards Alex Killom (6g-6a—12pts), Alex Fallstrom (3g-6a—9pts). Goaltender Steve Michalek 4-2-2 .898 save percentage 3.10 goals against average.

Key Numbers:

1 – Aaron Dell has one shutout so far this season.

2 – Harvard’s Dany Biega is second in the nation for points per game by a defenseman.

2 – Harvard’s Patrick NcNally is second in the nation for points per game by a rookie.

7 – UND has 7 conference wins so far this season.

8 – Harvard has 8 conference points so far this season.

9 – UND has 9 wins over all so far this season.

9 – Brock Nelson has 9 power play goals for UND to lead the nation.

10 – The Harvard Crimson have played “only” 10 games so far this season.

11 – Harvard’s Dany Biega with 10 assists is leading the nation in assists per game with 1.40.

14 – UND has 14 conference points so far this season.

22 – UND is ranked 2nd in the Pairwise Rankings.

25 – Harvard is ranked 25th in the Pairwise Rankings

Other games in the WCHA: Minnesota State vs. USDT U18 team (Friday), Michigan Tech vs. Michigan State on (Thursday) and Michigan/Boston College (Friday) at Great Lakes Invitational, Minnesota vs. Niagara (Friday) and Northeastern/Princeton (Saturday) in Mariucci Classic, Denver vs. Union (Friday), Denver at Air Force (Saturday), Bowling Green at Bemidji State, Colorado College vs. Air Force (Friday) Union at Colorado College (Saturday), Quinnipiac vs. Nebraska Omaha, Western Michigan vs. Saint Cloud.
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