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Bridget T. Sands

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Harvard Men’s Hockey Loses Beanpot Semifinal 3-2 in Overtime Heartbreaker

Harvard men’s hockey (4-13-3, 4-8-3 ECAC) lost the 2024 Beanpot semifinal to the Northeastern Huskies (11-12-2, 6-11-0 HE) 3-2 in an overtime heartbreaker, after the Huskies netted the game-winning goal just 33 seconds into overtime.

Dornbach Throwback
Men's Ice Hockey

Men’s Ice Hockey Enters Second Half of Campaign Hoping for Better Health, Stronger Offense

Harvard men’s ice hockey (3-11-3, 3-6-3 ECAC) entered its nearly month-long break on Dec. 2 in an offensive slump, as the squad’s season-long struggle to score saw the Crimson tally only 16 goals in its first nine games.

Cutting Through
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Harvard Limps Into Break After Shutout Losses to Clarkson, St. Lawrence

Struggling to score is unfamiliar territory for the Harvard men’s ice hockey team. After ranking second or better in the ECAC in goals-per-game in each of the last two seasons, the Crimson ranks last of the 12 teams so far this season, checking in with a 1.78 goals-per-game average. Harvard has been held to one goal or fewer in five of its nine games so far this season.

Looking for a Lane
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Harvard Falls to No. 1 Boston College, No. 10 UMass Over Thanksgiving Break

If ice hockey was a sport of two halves rather than three periods, Harvard men’s hockey would be coming out of the weekend with a win and tie. However, the team’s third period performance in both Sunday’s matinee against No. 1 Boston College and Friday evening’s game against No. 10 University of Massachusetts proved to be decisive, as Harvard fell to both opponents.

Men's Ice Hockey

No. 19 Men’s Hockey Edges Dartmouth in 18-Round Shootout Win

No. 19 Harvard men’s hockey hit the road Friday and headed to Hanover, N.H. to take on the Dartmouth Big Green in its long-awaited season opener. Though many other collegiate teams started their seasons at the beginning of October, the Ivy League schools traditionally start later. Other members of Harvard’s own conference, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), including last year’s NCAA champion Quinnipiac, already have a significant number of games under their belt. In its first contest, the Crimson edged out the Big Green after 18 rounds of shootouts.

Miller Time
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No. 17 Harvard Set to Hit the Ice for 2023 Opener

When the Harvard men’s ice hockey team returned to the ice for its first post-pandemic season in the fall of 2021, the team was defined by youth and potential. With the arrival of top recruits in forwards Matt Coronato, Sean Farrell, Alex Laferriere, and Zakary Karpa and defensemen Ian Moore and Jack Bar, the squad was brimming with potential and inexperience.

At the Garden
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Men's Ice Hockey Coach Ted Donato ’91 Named to Boston Bruins "Historic 100" List

“I was at a friend's house at a swimming pool and I got a phone call and it was, ‘Hey you get drafted by the Bruins,’” Harvard men’s hockey coach Ted Donato ’91 recalled of the moment he was selected by the NHL’s Boston Bruins in the 1987 draft.

Majestic Mitch
Men's Ice Hockey

Losing Boston's Celebrated Title: Harvard Men's Ice Hockey's Devastating Shootout Ending, Heartbreak of the Year

It was a difference of one shot. In the highly-anticipated annual duel of Boston’s best collegiate hockey teams, the No. 9 Harvard Crimson fell to the No. 16 Northeastern Huskies in a shootout.

Calgary Bound
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Former Harvard Stars Look to Make their Mark in the NHL

After Harvard’s 8-1 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on March 24th eliminated the Crimson from the 2023 NCAA Tournament, the next wave of Harvard talent is heading to the NHL.

Go Time
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No. 7 Harvard’s Season Ends in 8-1 Blowout Loss to No. 8 Ohio State

After a narrow loss to Minnesota State in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, the No. 7 Harvard men’s ice hockey team seemed to be on the upswing, with the majority of the NCAA’s then-youngest team returning for another shot at a national title run. After blazing through the regular season with a stellar 24-8-2 record, the Crimson entered the 2023 NCAA Tournament with legitimate hopes of reaching the Frozen Four.

Magic Marek
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No. 6 Harvard Falls One Win Short of Whitelaw Cup Repeat

On Sunday, while many students returned to campus following spring break, the No. 6 Harvard men’s hockey team sat in their loss from the night before for almost six hours on a grueling bus ride back from Lake Placid, N.Y. The night before, the team fought to defend its Whitelaw Cup title as ECAC champions approximately 300 miles away from campus, ultimately falling short in a narrow 3-2 loss to the Colgate Raiders.

Living on the Edge
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No. 7 Harvard Surges Into Postseason with Final Weekend Sweep

At this time last year, a young, inexperienced Harvard men’s ice hockey team prepared for its first ECAC tournament since 2019. The Crimson surpassed expectations, winning the Whitelaw Cup and securing an unexpected NCAA tournament berth. Now, a year later, No. 7 Harvard has seen monumental growth, spending the majority of the season in the top 10 and setting a lofty end-of-season goal: a national championship.

On Patrol
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No. 9 Harvard Sweeps Union, RPI on Final Regular Season Homestand

After a crushing loss on Monday night to the Northeastern University Huskies in the Beanpot Championship game, it was imperative that the No. 9 Harvard men’s hockey team put the sting of defeat in the past with four important intra-conference games remaining in the regular season.

Big Game Matt
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No. 16 Northeastern defeats No. 9 Harvard in 3-2 Shootout Thriller to Win Beanpot Title

In a tense, raucous, and evenly-played Beanpot title game at T.D. Garden, the Huskies emerged victorious over the Crimson with a 3-2 shootout victory, the first time in the tournament’s 70-year history that a Beanpot game had been decided in a shootout following a recent NCAA rule change.

Five Point Man
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Harvard Defeats Dartmouth 6-3 in Final Tuneup for Beanpot Title Game

The No. 10 Harvard men’s hockey team headed north to Hanover, N.H. to take on the Dartmouth Big Green for their last Ivy League matchup of the season Friday night. The Crimson successfully brought a 6-3 win back to Cambridge, finalizing Harvard’s Ivy League record for the year at 9-1, almost perfect excluding a road loss to Brown University on January 21st. Junior forward Sean Farrell, who ranks second in the country in points per game behind Michigan’s Adam Fantilli, had a career-high five points on the night.