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Magic Marek
Men's Ice Hockey

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
Men's Ice Hockey

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
Men's Ice Hockey

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
Men's Ice Hockey

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
Men's Ice Hockey

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.

Apple Man
Men's Ice Hockey

Marek Magic: Harvard Beats Boston College 4-3 in Beanpot Semifinal Thriller

In a season with championship aspirations, the No. 10 Harvard men’s ice hockey team has leaned heavily on its top-six forwards and a series of late game comebacks to jump into the top 10 of the national rankings. However, in the semifinal of the Beanpot Tournament on Monday night against the Boston College Eagles, the script flipped completely.

Chaos in the Crease
Men's Ice Hockey

No. 8 Harvard Men’s Ice Hockey Falls to No. 2 Quinnipiac, Shifts Focus to Beanpot

On one of the coldest nights on record in the Boston area, the No. 8 Harvard men’s ice hockey team suited up to try to tame the No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Though the score may not have reflected the true competitiveness of the matchup between two of the nation’s top teams, the Bobcats came out on top, shutting out the Crimson 3-0.

Cardiac Coronato
Men's Ice Hockey

No. 10 Harvard Men's Ice Hockey Beats Cornell 6-2, Stages Late Comeback to Defeat Colgate in Overtime

The No. 10 Harvard men’s ice hockey team has battled inconsistency throughout its 2022-2023 campaign, with periods of brilliance and resilience late in games occasionally overshadowed by sloppy play and penalties that force the team to chase the game. However, after an up-and-down Friday night overtime victory over the Colgate Raiders, the Crimson responded with their most complete victory of the season on Saturday in a 6-2 domination of the archrival Cornell Big Red, a critical stepping stone as Harvard enters the most challenging stretch of its campaign.

The Captain’s Return
Men's Ice Hockey

No. 9 Harvard Men's Ice Hockey Posts Mixed Results Over Winter Break Heading into Critical Stretch

The Harvard men’s ice hockey team faces a daunting schedule in the coming weeks, with home games against No. 16 Cornell and No. 1 Quinnipiac preceding the first round of the Beanpot Tournament against No. 18 Boston College. Despite returning key players to the lineup in the past few weeks, including senior forward and captain John Farinacci, the Crimson is still searching for consistency as it looks to move past a mixed winter break and hit its stride through a challenging schedule.

Stone and Zinn

Zinn and Stone Ink Major League Deals

Not long after the annual Major League Baseball Draft concluded last Tuesday, July 19th, two Harvard baseball players received life-changing calls.

Male Performance of the Year: Gibson
Men's Ice Hockey

Stealing the Show: Mitchell Gibson and Matthew Coronato, Male Performance of the Year

Junior goalkeeper Mitchell Gibson and first-year forward Matthew Coronato had a stellar dual performance in the ECAC Championship. Between Gibson's career-high 47 saves and Coronato's game-winning goal in overtime, the duo led the Crimson to victory.

Darting Through Dartmouth
Men's Ice Hockey

Harvard Captain Nick Abruzzese Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

Days after the Harvard men’s ice hockey team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Minnesota State, one of the team’s captains made the decision to forgo his senior season in Cambridge and turn professional.

Dornbach to the Future
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Ice Hockey Sent Home in First Round of NCAA Tournament, Falling 4-3 to Minnesota State

Despite engineering late comebacks and surprising upsets throughout its run to the NCAA tournament, the No.15 Harvard men’s ice hockey team’s season came to an end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Regionals Thursday afternoon, as it was unable to erase a three-goal deficit in an eventual 4-3 loss to the No.1 Minnesota State Mavericks. The game was played at MVP Arena in Albany, N.Y.

Mighty Mitch

Men's Hockey Set to Take On Minnesota State in First Round of NCAA Tournament

Mere days after upsetting No. 6 Quinnipiac in the ECAC Tournament championship game, the Harvard men’s ice hockey team is set to take on an even tougher challenge in the Albany Regional’s No. 1 seed Minnesota State Mavericks. The game will be played at 12 pm on March 24 at MVP Arena in Albany, N.Y, and it will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

Gibson Hoists the Whiteclaw Cup
Men's Ice Hockey

Men’s Hockey Stuns No. 6/6 Quinnipiac in OT to Win ECAC Championship, Earning NCAA Tournament Bid

The Harvard men’s hockey team punched its ticket to the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in the last seven years on Saturday with an upset 3-2 overtime victory over No. 6/6 Quinnipiac in the ECAC championship game.