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ECAC Hockey season wrap: Harvard rides second wind

This space has written ad nauseam about the injuries of the Harvard Crimson, and how those ailments nearly cratered their 2014-15 season. A 10-1-2 start preceded a 5-10-1 finish to the regular season, partially caused by the lengthy absences of players like Alexander Kerfoot, Patrick McNally, Sean Malone and Luke Esposito. That the Crimson even had the 10-1-2 […] The post ECAC...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview, picks for the 2015 Women’s Frozen Four championship

The ECAC’s Harvard Crimson and the WCHA’s Minnesota Gophers will face off for the 2015 Women’s Frozen Four title this Sunday, and as each team relies on strengths in different areas, it should make for an exciting collision of worlds. Minnesota’s offensive presence is unmatched in NCAA women’s hockey. The team averages 4.5 goals per game, along with 41.2 shots on...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's the guy who had Roy Williams thanking his lucky stars Thursday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Wesley Saunders couldn’t have picked a better time or a bigger stage to dial up one of the best games of his career. Unfortunately for the Harvard senior swingman, his 26 points Thursday night against No. 4 seed North Carolina were two too few in a 67-65 loss to the Tar Heels in the second round of the NCAA tournament. A Southern California kid now at one...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvard Looks to Duplicate Recent Tournament Success

Head coach Tommy Amaker of the Harvard Crimson reacts in the first half against the Michigan State Spartans during the Third Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 22, 2014. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Harvard has come a long way under the tutelage of former Duke point guard Tommy Amaker. Since taking over as the head coach...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Harvard wins thriller over Yale with seconds left

The Harvard Crimson are going dancing.  Tommy Amaker’s squad defeated Yale this evening at The Palestra, 53-51, in an Ivy League Playoff game. Harvard’s Steve Moundou-Missi hit a jumper with nine seconds left to give his team the lead. The Bulldogs proceeded to miss a short jumper on the other end, sealing the Crimson’s victory.  Here’s the game-winning shot.  And...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fitzgerald, Boston College edge Harvard in OT Beanpot consolation win

Boston College defeats Harvard OT in Beanpot Consolation game. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)BOSTON, Mass. – The Beanpot tournament normally takes place the first two Mondays of February, but this year mother nature had other plans. The final games of the tournament took place on the final Monday in February due to snow. In the consolation game, the Boston College Eagles...
Via Mill City Sports
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

College hockey power rankings: Harvard Crimson low tide

Editor’s note: Following up on its preseason Top 20 series, the Along the Boards college staff is voting on its own weekly men’s college hockey power rankings throughout the season. The revised Top 20 is listed as follows with each program’s previous ranking in parentheses. 1. Boston University (2) The pleasantly surprising Terriers passed another […] The post College hockey...
Via Along the Boards
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Michalek’s Herculean Effort In Net Not Enough For Harvard Vs. BU

BOSTON — Saying that Steve Michalek stood on his head Tuesday evening at TD Garden might sell short the performance he put on in net for the Harvard Crimson. The senior goaltender stopped an incredible 63 Boston University shots, setting a new Beanpot saves record as his team fell to the Terriers 4-3 in double overtime in the 2015 semifinals of the annual tournament. “I thought...
Via NESN.com
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston University Tops Harvard In Double-OT Thriller To Snap Beanpot Slump

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Boston University Terriers and Harvard Crimson have squared off in three consecutive Beanpot tournaments. Their first two meetings ended in routs. Tuesday’s most certainly did not. Nope, the BU-Harvard matchup that kicked off the 2015 Beanpot was an instant classic, one that pitted the most explosive offense in Hockey...
Via NESN.com
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

ECAC Hockey Preview: Enmity in the Empire State

The ECAC Hockey spotlight will be on the state of New York this weekend, as two rivalries take center stage. On Friday, the Harvard Crimson travel to Ithaca to take on the Cornell Big Red for another chapter of this Ivy League feud, which has escalated to the point where The Harvard Crimson declared in a 2010 headline, “Big Red […] The post ECAC Hockey Preview: Enmity in...
Via Along the Boards
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvard Rises To No. 9 In USCHO Top 20 After Beating Top-Ranked BU

Editor’s note: NESN’s Tom Caron is on the 50-member USCHO ranking committee, and you can find his votes and thoughts on the college hockey week that was every Monday on NESN.com. In my USCHO.com ballot this week, the Harvard Crimson have made the biggest jump of any team in my eight-year history as a voter. Ted Donato’s team made my ballot for the first time last week, debuting...
Via NESN.com
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Smith’s two goals not enough, UMass Lowell falls to Harvard

(Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports) LOWELL, Mass. – The UMass Lowell River Hawks had no answer for the Harvard Crimson on Saturday night at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts as the Crimson downed the River Hawks, 4-2. Things don’t go UMass Lowell’s way when they allow their opponent to score first and that is exactly what Harvard...
Via Mill City Sports
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Harvard Crimson

The UMass Lowell River Hawks have only a single game this coming weekend after spending the bulk of the start to the 2014-15 season with two games per weekend. However, the River Hawks are in for a good game against one of the ECAC’s top teams this season, the Harvard Crimson. UMass Lowell is coming off a win and tie against fellow Hockey East...
Via Mill City Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAAB: Saunders cranks in 19 to lead Harvard over FIU

The then 25th ranked Harvard Crimson suffered a huge upset last Sunday at the hands of Holy Cross so Florida International knew they were getting a bunch of angry guys Thursday.
Via CLNS Radio
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Yale’s Student President Challenged Harvard’s Student President To A Boxing Match Before Saturday’s Football Game

Two of the most bitter rivals in all of college football will play on Saturday, when the Yale Bulldogs travel to Cambridge to take on the Harvard Crimson. Fans from both schools will be fired up for the game, but Yale’s student president decided to up the ante. Michael Herbert challenged Harvard Undergraduate Council President Gus Mayopoulos to a boxing match the night before...
Via College Spun
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard’s Zach Hodges Tops New England’s 2015 NFL Draft Prospects (Photos)

New England colleges don’t usually see their prospects get picked up early in the NFL draft, but in 2015, Zach Hodges is likely to break that mold. Hodges, an outside linebacker/defensive end for the Harvard Crimson, is projected to go in the second or third round of the 2015 NFL draft, according to NFLDraftScout.com. He has recorded 92 tackles in his career including 31 tackles...
Via NESN.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard’s Wesley Saunders: ‘I Don’t Think Anyone Is Looking Past Us This Year’ (Video)

Harvard became the first team to punch its ticket to the 2014 NCAA Tournament — making it their third straight trip to the Big Dance — and on Sunday, they learned they’ll be a No. 12 seed in the East Region and will play fifth-seeded Cincinnati. The Crimson have emerged as a team to be taken seriously in the tournament after earning the program’s first postseason victory...
Via NESN.com
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Harvard Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Harvard Crimson were given a 12-seed in the East-region. They are coached by Tommy Amaker and hail from the Ivy League. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Cincinnati in Spokane on Thursday. Why: Harvard finished with a 13-1 record in the Ivy League...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Zamboni breaks down on ice, Harvard players have to push it off

The Harvard Crimson were taking on the Dartmouth Big Green in hockey on Friday night when Harvard’s Zamboni broke down on the ice. Harvard players then had to come on the ice and push the Zam off the ice to keep it from ruining the ice. Dartmouth Hockey’s team Twitter Account live tweeted the event: Having the Zamboni breakdown and drop snow in the area of the net we have to...
Via Diehardsport
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders carries Harvard past BC 73-58

Wesley Saunders scored 21 points, Kyle Casey 11 with 10 rebounds and Harvard continued its recent success against Boston College with its eighth-straight win, 73-58 on Wednesday. It was the sixth-straight season the Crimson (12-1) have beaten their rivals - located about four miles away. Boston College still owns a 32-15 series edge. Jonah Travis also scored 11 points for Harvard...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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