Women's Ice Hockey
Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey to Undergo External Investigation Amid Allegations Against Coach
Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott announced in a March 14 email that Harvard Athletics will conduct an independent, external review of the women’s ice hockey program following allegations of abuse leveled against the program and head coach Katey Stone.
Silent on Allegations Against Harvard Hockey Coach, Athletic Director Shares Inclusion and Feedback Plans
Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott declined to comment on recent allegations of emotional abuse levied by women’s ice hockey athletes against head coach Katey Stone but affirmed the importance of the department’s ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives in an interview Friday.
Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey Fails to Fend Off Comeback, Falls to BU 7-4
Following three-goal losses in the opening round, the Harvard women's ice hockey team (7-17-3, 6-11-3 ECAC) and the Boston University Terriers (11-17-3, 9-13-3 HEA) returned to Conte Forum to play in the consolation round of the 2023 Beanpot. Even without a Beanpot Championship on the line, both teams desperately wanted a win as they sought to build playoff momentum.
Harvard Women’s Hockey Drops Beanpot Opener to Boston College 3-0
In a rematch of the 2022 Beanpot Championship Final, the Harvard women's ice hockey (7-15-3, 6-10-3 ECAC) team traversed the Charles River to take on Boston College (17-12-1, 14-10-0 HEA) in the opening round of the 2023 Beanpot. Even with the two teams trending in opposite directions record-wise, both coaches recognized the heightened importance that comes with a Beanpot match.
Sophomore goaltender Alex Pellicci extends to make the save against Boston College in the Women's Beanpot Semifinal on February 7th.
Sophomore forward Hannah Chorske attempts a wrap-around against Boston College in the Women's Beanpot Semifinal on February 7th.
Harvard Seeks to Repeat as Beanpot Champions for the First Time Since 2004-05
Fans at the historic Matthews Arena witnessed an instant classic the last time the Harvard women's ice hockey team (7-14-3, 6-10-3 ECAC) squared off against Boston College (16-12-1, 14-10-0 HEA) in the Beanpot. A game-winner by Becca Gilmore ’22 in the waning minutes of the third period secured a 5-4 victory over the Eagles in the championship game. The Beanpot title was the 15th in program history and the first for the Crimson since 2015.
Sophomore defender Jenna MacDonald and junior forward Shannon Hollands apply pressure to the Dartmouth Big Green on October 21, 2022
Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Uses Strong Winter Break to Remain Competitive in ECAC
After a month-long pause for winter break, Harvard’s women’s ice hockey team returned to campus seeking to refocus and breathe new life into a season that has not gone it's way thus far. Although the Crimson’s results in the win column were up-and-down, its performance on the ice was remarkably improved.
Red Rovere Red Rovere
Senior forward Kristin Della Rovere passes to sophomore forward Paige Lester in an October game against Dartmouth. The Crimson eventually defeated the Big Green in a 3-0 shutout.
Love That Dirty Water
The Harvard women's ice hockey team lines up at its 2023 Frozen Fenway contest against Quinnipiac in early January. The Crimson was one of many Boston-area teams who competed in the historic park that hosted the NHL's Winter Classic.
At Historic Fenway, Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Falls 3-1 to Quinnipiac
To kick off the second half of the season, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team traveled across the river to MLB’s oldest active ballpark — Fenway Park — to face No. 4/3 Quinnipiac at Frozen Fenway 2023.
Hold the Line
Harvard women's ice hockey took to the frozen Fenway Park which hosted the NHL's Winter Classic just days before. Under snowy conditions, the Crimson suffered a 3-1 loss to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats.
Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Snaps Three-Game Losing Streak With 1-0 Squeaker Over New Hampshire
The Nov. 26 matchup between Harvard (3-7-2, 2-4-2 ECAC) and the University of New Hampshire (5-13-0, 4-10-0 WHEA) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center featured two teams hoping to correct course after a subpar start to the season. Entering the game, both teams had lost their previous three contests — but it was the hosts who snapped their streak. A second-period short-handed goal was the difference as the Crimson scored a much-needed 1-0 win over the Wildcats.
On the Goal(d) Coast
Sophomore forward Gabi Davidson Adams scored the Crimson's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Yale on Oct. 28.
Not One Holland...Two Hollands
Junior forward Shannon Hollands prepares for a faceoff in a 2-1 loss to Yale on Oct. 28. Hollands' Crimson got off to a slow start this season, but started to turn it around last weekend with the 1-0 victory over New Hampshire.
Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Struggles in Season-Opening Homestand Against Ranked Opponents
After an offseason that saw a lot of roster turnover and the integration of many fresh faces into its lineup, Harvard women’s ice hockey was challenged early in a four-game homestand to open its 2022-23 season. It faced the monumental task of developing team chemistry while simultaneously winning games against quality opponents. Ultimately, the first four games of the season underlined just how much work the Crimson still has to do, as it managed just one victory – a shutout of Dartmouth – while suffering three setbacks, at the hands of Quinnipiac, Yale, and Brown.
Sophomore goalie Alex Pellicci (1) waits in goal during a 4-3 overtime victory over RPI on Dec. 4, 2021. In Friday's loss to Yale, Pellicci made 53 saves, the third-most in school history.
Willoughby? Yes It Will!
Senior defender Kyra Willoughby battles against the boards in a 6-2 victory over St. Anselm on Oct. 19, 2021. During Saturday's loss to Brown, Willoughby celebrated her 100th career game for Harvard.
I'm Lovin' It
Sophomore forward Jenna MacDonald awaits the puck in a 5-4 overtime loss to Colgate on Oct. 30, 2021. MacDonald is one of many players who will have to step up this year on a younger Crimson squad that is still finding its footing.
Growing Pains or Beginner's Luck?: No. 13/13 Women's Ice Hockey Returns to Bright-Landry
Following a historic 2021-22 campaign that featured the first Beanpot title and NCAA tournament berth since 2015, the No. 13/13 Harvard women’s ice hockey team begins the season in the midst of a transition. In addition to the new threads that the Crimson will wear this season, the team will feature many new faces when it kicks off its season at Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Oct. 15 versus Quinnipiac.
Harvard forward Becca Gilmore '22 skates down the ice during a 4-3 win over RPI on Dec. 4, 2021. The onus to replace Gilmore's contributions will fall on younger members of the Crimson squad.
In Full Bloomer
Harvard junior forward Anne Bloomer battles for position with an RPI defender in a 4-3 victory on Dec. 4, 2021. Bloomer will be one of the key senior leaders for this year's Harvard squad.
Female Performance of the Year 2
Harvard women's ice hockey goes up against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Dec. 4, 2021. In another nail-biter, the Crimson won 4-3 in overtime.