2008-09 Game Stories

  • Cornell's Season Ends in Defeat to Bemidji State
    March 29, 2009
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Cornell men's hockey team fell to Bemidji State in the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship game on Sunday night in Grand Rapids, Mich., falling by a 4-1 margin. Bemidji State will advance to the NCAA Frozen Four, to be played on April 9 and 11 in Washington, D.C.
  • Barlow Propels Big Red into Regional Final
    March 28, 2009
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Senior Evan Barlow's goal with just under 18 seconds remaining in the third period gave the Cornell men's hockey team a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Northeastern in the NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal on Saturday afternoon at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Big Red, which improves to 22-9-4 on the year, will face the winner of top-seeded Notre Dame and fourth-seeded Bemidji State in the championship game on Sunday.
  • Minnesota-Duluth Edges Princeton in Overtime Heartbreaker
    March 27, 2009
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota-Duluth rallied to edge the Princeton men’s hockey team 5-4 in overtime on Friday night in the NCAA first round of the West Regional played at Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena. Senior Brett Wilson scored two goals for the Tigers in defeat.
  • Bulldogs Fall in East Regional
    March 27, 2009
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Cats always seem to have another life. Unfortunately for the Yale men’s hockey team, the Bulldogs don’t, and the season came to a crashing end with a 4-1 loss to Vermont in an NCAA East Regional semifinal at the Arena at Harbor Yard.
  • Tigers Solidify NCAA Hopes with Tie
    March 21, 2009
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- It had been 81 games since the Princeton men’s hockey team last skated to a tie, but on Saturday afternoon in the ECAC Hockey Consolation game, a tie was exactly what Princeton needed. The Tigers and St. Lawrence skated to a 2-2 tie, which was enough to put Princeton in line for an NCAA tournament at-large bid.
  • Yale Captures First Tournament Title
    March 21, 2009
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Yale has been playing hockey in the ECAC for nearly half a century. For most of those 48 years the Bulldogs have not enjoyed much post-season success. The Elis had certainly never won a conference tournament title ... until Saturday night.
  • Greening's Winner Caps Overtime Thriller
    March 20, 2009
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Junior Colin Greening's wrist shot from between the circles with 10:06 to play in the second overtime lifted the Cornell men's hockey team to a 4-3 victory over Princeton on Friday night at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. The win sent the Big Red into the championship game of the ECAC Hockey playoffs, where it will face top-seeded Yale on Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Score Twice Late for Victory
    March 20, 2009
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Yale players have been asked to reflect on the stunning comeback at Colgate almost every time a sports writer inquires about the 2008-09 season. The Jan. 24 game where the Bulldogs scored five straight times over the last 12 minutes to win 5-4 became a distant memory tonight. The No. 7 ranked Elis, trailing by a goal with less than two minutes to play in the first ECAC Hockey semifinal at the Times Union Center in Albany, tallied twice in 22 seconds to beat No. 14 St. Lawrence 4-3.
  • Cornell Advances to Albany
    March 15, 2009
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- Evan Barlow scored a pair of goals for the second straight night as the Cornell men's hockey team picked up a 4-3 victory over Rensselaer on Sunday night, punching the Big Red's ticket into the semifinals of the ECAC Hockey playoffs. The Big Red wins the best-of-three series against the Engineers, two games to one, and will face Princeton on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.
  • Fast Start Propels Tigers into Semifinals
    March 15, 2009
    PRINCETON -- A fast start and excellent goaltending late lifted the 11th-ranked Princeton men’s hockey team to a 3-1 win over Union in Sunday’s third and decisive game in the ECAC Quarterfinals. With three goals in the first seven minutes the Tigers built an insurmountable lead that will send them to the ECAC Semifinals next Friday night.
  • Big Red Forces Decisive Game Three
    March 14, 2009
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- Facing elimination against an underdog Rensselaer squad, the Cornell men's hockey team peppered the RPI goal with 56 shots en route to a 4-0 victory over the Engineers in an ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal game on Saturday night at Lynah Rink. The win means the two teams will square off on Sunday night in a deciding game three, also to be played at 7 p.m. at Lynah Rink. Evan Barlow scored twice to lead the Big Red, while Riley Nash and Colin Greening both added a goal on the night.
  • Saints Sweep Way into Semifinals
    March 14, 2009
    Canton, NY - Senior defenseman Zach Miskovic and junior center Travis Vermeulen scored two goals each to lead St. Lawrence University to a 5-3 win over Quinnipiac and a sweep of its ECAC Hockey quarterfinal best-of-three series at Appleton Arena on Saturday night.
  • Dutchmen Stay Alive
    March 14, 2009
    PRINCETON, NJ – Junior forward Mario Valery-Trabucco had two goals and sophomore forward Adam Presizniuk registered his school-record 38th point of the season as the Dutchmen forced a game three with a 5-2 win at No. 11 Princeton on Saturday night. Union, which was facing elimination, earned its undisputed Division I program record 19th win of the season to go to 19-16-3. With the lost, Princeton moves to 21-10.
  • Bulldogs Earn Ticket to Albany
    March 14, 2009
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The expectations are not always easy to live up to when you are the No. 1 seed hosting No. 12 in the conference playoffs. When a potential bid to the NCAA Tournament is at stake, the favorites can get pretty tight. The No. 10 ranked Yale men’s hockey team brushed all that aside and knocked off Brown 2-0 to sweep the best-of-three ECAC Quarterfinal Playoff series at Ingalls Rink.
  • Tigers Open Series With Win
    March 13, 2009
    PRINCETON -- Goals in the first half of the third period from junior Mark Magnowski and senior Lee Jubinville and 11 saves down the stretch from junior goaltender Zane Kalemba helped lead the 11th-ranked Princeton men’s hockey team to a 3-2 win over Union on Friday night at Hobey Baker Rink in the opening game of the ECAC quarterfinals.
  • Engineers Edge Cornell Late
    March 13, 2009
    TROY, N.Y. – Freshman forward Patrick Cullen (Washington, DC/Indiana Ice) netted the only goal of the game with just 2:46 remaining in the third period to lead the 11th-seeded Rensselaer men’s hockey team to a 1-0 victory over second-seed and 12th-ranked Cornell in ECACH Quarterfinal action, this evening at Lynah Rink.
  • Saints Secure Series Lead
    March 13, 2009
    Canton, NY - Freshman Mark Armstrong scored his sixth goal of the season with 7:13 to play in regulation time and assisted on an insurance goal with 3:59 to go as St. Lawrence University won game one of its best of three ECAC Hockey quarterfinal playoff series with Quinnipiac 5-3 at Appleton Arena on Friday night.
  • Bulldogs' Four Straight Goals Good Enough for Win
    March 13, 2009
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The rust of a two-week layoff took just 20 minutes to dissolve for the No. 10 Yale men’s hockey team. The Bulldogs overcame a 2-0 deficit with four straight goals to beat Brown 4-2 in the first game of the best-of-three ECAC Quarterfinal Series before a very loud Ingalls Rink crowd.
  • Wong's Game-Winner in Overtime Clinches Series
    March 08, 2009
    HAMDEN, Conn. – Brandon Wong (Victoria, B.C.) had his second game-winning, overtime goal of Quinnipiac’s Bank of America ECAC Hockey Tournament First-Round Series against Colgate as the Bobcats took the third and decisive game, 4-3. All three games in the series went to overtime. Quinnipiac, winners of eight of nine first-round games in Quinnipiac's ECAC Hockey Tournament history, advances to the tournament quarterfinals for the fourth time in as many years.
  • Brown Records Historic Series Win
    March 07, 2009
    CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Freshman Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) stopped a career-high 47 shots to earn his second straight shutout, as the Brown men's ice hockey team (5-21-5), seeded 12th in the ECAC Hockey tournament, posted a two-games-to-none series sweep over fifth-seeded Harvard (9-15-6) with a 2-0 win in game-two, a night after earning a 1-0 victory in the opening game. The series win marks the first time in ECAC history that a 12-seed has ever defeated a five-seed since the 12-team format began in 2002-2003.
  • Colgate Works Overtime Magic, Forces Decisive Game
    March 07, 2009
    HAMDEN, CONN. – Austin Smith (Dallas, Texas) finished his first hat trick of his career 54 seconds into overtime to pace Colgate to an unbelievable 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Quinnipiac, Saturday evening at TD Banknorth Sports Center.
  • RPI Ousts Dartmouth, Advances to Quarterfinals
    March 07, 2009
    HANOVER, N.H. -- Freshman Allen York stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced and three different players scored to lead the Rensselaer men's hockey team to a 3-1 win at Dartmouth in the First Round of the ECAC Hockey Playoffs. With the victory, RPI sweeps the series, 2 games to 0, and advances to the league quarterfinals.
  • Potts' Pair Gives Union First Postseason Series Win
    March 07, 2009
    SCHENECTADY, NY -- The Union College Dutchmen used three first-period goals and four third-period goals to clinch its first postseason series victory with a 7-2 victory against Clarkson on Saturday during game two of the opening series of the ECAC Hockey playoffs. Senior forward Chris Potts and sophomore forward Andrew Buote each netted a career-high two goals to lead Union to its 18th victory of the season.
  • Bears Take Lead in Series
    March 06, 2009
    CAMBRIDGE, MA – Sophomore Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) picked a great time for his first career goal and freshman Mike Clemente (Great Falls, VA) made 39 saves to post his first career shutout as the Brown men’s ice hockey team (4-21-5), seeded 12th in the ECAC Hockey tournament, earned a 1-0 win over fifth-seeded Harvard (9-14-6) in game one of the best-of-three First Round series.
  • Wong Nets Game-Winner in Overtime
    March 06, 2009
    HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac junior Brandon Wong (Victoria, B.C.) scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Quinnipiac defeated Colgate, 3-2, in the first game of the ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round series at the TD Banknorth Sports Center.
  • Engineers Take Game One
    March 06, 2009
    HANOVER, N.H. - Freshman Christian Morisette (Beaconsfield, PQ) redirected a shot from the point for his first career goal as the Rensselaer men's hockey team defeated Dartmouth, 3-2, in overtime.
  • Dutchmen Set Record in Playoff Win
    March 06, 2009
    SCHENECTADY, NY – Junior forward Mario Valery-Trabucco scored two goals and sophomore forward Stéphane Boileau had the game-winner in the Dutchmen’s 5-3 win against Clarkson (10-18-7, 8-10-4) in the first game of the first round of the ECAC Hockey Playoffs. Union’s (17-15-3, 9-11-2) five goals set a program mark for most goals in a single playoff game.
  • Colgate Upsets Yale
    March 01, 2009
    NEW HAVEN, CONN. – Peter Bogdanich (Burnaby, B.C.) netted his second overtime winner of the year 1:19 into the extra session to pace Colgate to a 3-2 upset over 11th-ranked Yale in ECAC Hockey action, Sunday afternoon at Ingalls Rink in front of a national television audience on ESPNU.
  • Cornell Snatches Second Seed with Thrilling Comeback
    February 28, 2009
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Blake Gallagher's goal with 2:47 to play in overtime capped a comeback from a two-goal deficit as the Cornell men's hockey team grabbed a 3-2 victory over Brown on Saturday night in Providence. The Cornell win, coupled with Princeton's 3-2 loss at Harvard on Saturday night, gives the Big Red the second seed in the upcoming ECAC Hockey tournament.
  • Harvard Knocks Off Princeton to Finish Fifth
    February 28, 2009
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —Ryan Carroll made 38 saves and fellow sophomore Matt McCollem scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lift the Harvard men’s hockey team to a 3-2 win against No. 6 Princeton in the Crimson’s regular-season finale Saturday night in front of a sellout Senior Night crowd at Bright Hockey Center.
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