Crimson staff writer
Aaron B. Shuchman
No. 7 Harvard Men’s Ice Hockey to Face No. 8 Ohio State in NCAA Tournament Opener
After its best regular season campaign since 2016-2017, the No. 7 Harvard men’s ice hockey team will look to kickstart a championship run against the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday afternoon in Bridgeport, Conn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. 7/9 Men’s Ice Hockey Defeats Cornell in OT Thriller Before Falling to Colgate in Back-and-Forth Affair
Playing at Lynah Rink is not for the faint-hearted. With the Cornell Big Red’s passionate fans, a cowbell in the student section, and the famous pregame fish toss, it has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the toughest places to play in college hockey. That makes a victory there all the more special.
No. 9 Men’s Ice Hockey Ties Michigan Before Dropping First Game of the Season
After starting the season 7-0-0 for the program’s best start in over 30 years, the No. 9 Harvard men’s ice hockey team knew its stiffest test of the campaign thus far awaited them in a Thanksgiving weekend series on the road against the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines. Loaded with top NHL prospects Luke Hughes, Mackie Samoskevich, and Adam Fantilli, Michigan is among the favorites to win the national title this season. In two highly competitive games at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Wolverines and the Crimson battled to a 4-4 draw on Friday night before Michigan pulled away late on Saturday night to hand Harvard a 4-1 defeat, their first of the year.
No. 10 Men’s Ice Hockey Defeats RPI, Union, and UNH for Best Start Since 1988-89
The last time the Harvard men’s ice hockey team started a season 7-0-0, head coach Ted Donato was a forward starring for the Crimson on a team that went on to win the only national championship in program history.