Women's Ice Hockey
Both No. 6/6 Harvard (22-9-1, 16-5-1 ECAC) and Princeton (13-14-5, 9-10-3 ECAC) knew that a victory on Feb. 27 would be critical to their NCAA hopes. The Tigers took game one 4-2 after a third period surge. However, the Crimson would bounce back with a 2-1 overtime victory in the second game to force the decisive battle. Ultimately, Princeton rode to a 3-2 victory in Game 3.
The No. 6/6 Harvard women’s hockey team has already won the Ivy League championship and Beanpot title, but it entered its two final games hoping to add the ECAC regular season championship. Harvard would go on to claim a 3-0 win over Union (5-28-1, 2-20 ECAC), capturing the eighth ECAC regular season title in school history and the first since 2015.
As some of the world’s greatest athletes descended upon Beijing, China, for the Winter Olympics between Feb. 4 and Feb. 20, some of Harvard’s brightest stars were among them. Nick Abruzzese, Sean Farrell, Emerance Maschmeyer '16, Keely Moy, and Remi Drolet represented the Crimson in Beijing, with Maschmeyer claiming a gold medal for Canada.
The Crimson came into the final few weeks of the regular season in red-hot form, having recently been crowned Ivy League and Beanpot champions. They finished their last homestand of the regular season with three home games last weekend, against Princeton, No. 9/9 Quinnipiac, and St. Lawrence.
After defeating Boston University 4-1 in the opener last Tuesday to reach the championship match, the No. 6/6 Crimson (18-6-0, 13-4-0 ECAC) came out guns blazing, and after a high octane, dramatic 60 minutes of play, inched past an inspired Boston College, 5-4, to win the game, and hence the championship.
'Don't Stop Until You Win': Third-Period Charge Powers Women's Hockey Past BU, 4-1, in Beanpot Opener
The 43rd installment of the Beanpot Tournament, Boston’s annual clash featuring Boston University and Northeastern alongside Harvard and Boston College, began at Matthews Arena Tuesday night after a nearly two-year hiatus. The Harvard women’s ice hockey team used a strong third period to pull away from Boston University in the opening game of the tournament.
Harvard’s Women’s Ice Hockey team had a strong run against Princeton and Quinnipiac last weekend, beating both teams despite very close scores. “Two hard fought wins on the road,” said Women’s Ice Hockey head coach Katey Stone. “Our kids played with confidence and poise in pressure situations.”