No Harvard male athlete saw more success this year than Nick Abruzzese. From joining the USA squad for the 2022 Beijing Olympics to being named Ivy League Player of the Year to winning the ECAC to signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the junior forward's 2021-22 was special.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the last weekend before the ECAC playoffs begin, the Harvard Men’s Hockey team was on the road for a back-to-back-to-back set against conference opponents to close out the regular season. Harvard went 2-1 on the weekend, losing to Union 5-3, beating RPI 5-1, and defeating Princeton 3-0. The Crimson finished the regular season with a 17-9-3 record, good for third in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
On its final homestand of the regular season, the Harvard Men’s Ice Hockey team recorded a 4-3 win against the Princeton Tigers before defeating the No. 4 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1-0 on Senior Night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The victories clinched the Ivy League championship for the Crimson and secured a first-round bye for the ECAC playoffs.
Trio of Trios: Men's Ice Hockey Plays to a 3-3 Draw in Beanpot Third-Place Match Against Boston College
On a frigid Monday night in Boston, the Harvard Men’s Hockey team took on the Boston College Eagles in the consolation game of the 69th Annual Beanpot Collegiate Hockey Tournament. After three 20-minute periods and a five-minute additional overtime, the teams remained tied at three.
With just over two minutes remaining in the first round of the 69th annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament and the goaltender pulled for the extra skater, the Harvard Men’s Ice Hockey team had their chances to tie the game and erase a 4-1 second period deficit.
Men's Hockey Erases 3-0 Deficit, Rallies for 6-3 Win Against Boston College in Possible Beanpot Preview
Midway through Tuesday night’s matchup between the Harvard Crimson (11-7-2) and the Boston College Eagles (10-12-4) at Kelley Rink with Harvard trailing 3-0, its two-game winning streak looked to be in serious jeopardy. But then, Harvard roared back to score six unanswered goals and claim a 6-3 victory over the Eagles in a possible preview for the Beanpot Tournament, which begins Feb. 7 at TD Garden.
While their home turf was blanketed with snow, the Harvard Men’s Ice Hockey team blanketed their competition on the road this weekend. The Crimson were sent to New York face off against two conference opponents, the Colgate Raiders, who entered the weekend 3-6-2 in interconference play, and the Cornell Big Red, entering 8-2-0. Harvard ultimately came away with two victories, a 2-2 shootout affair over Cornell and a 5-3 victory over Colgate.
The Harvard Men’s Hockey team spent the last weekend before the second academic semester contesting a pair of games against St. Lawrence University and Clarkson University, other members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). The Crimson split the games, losing 4-3 to Clarkson but beating St. Lawrence 4-1.
The Harvard Men’s Hockey team has been busy over winter break. After reporting back to campus on December 26th, they have had a schedule filled with days of practice, lifts, matchups against some of their toughest competition, and a mixture of disappointing and exciting player news.
Two Men’s Ice Hockey players, junior forward Nick Abruzzese and sophomore forward Sean Farrell, have been selected to represent Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.
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