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LTsatch
03-04-2018, 04:32 PM
Sad but true. Yale will be losing Hitchcock, Larkin, Biacco, H. Hart and also Repensky's spot in the lineup. That said, Yale will most likely be bringing in two defense and three forwards. There is a pretty good core returning with Snively and the Smith Brothers leading the offense with Kemp and Curti leading the defense. Heisenbergs recruit list for Yale is confusing at best. Congrats to the seniors and good luck in the future.

LTsatch
03-05-2018, 11:39 AM
A reliable source has these five recruits at the top of his list for next season. Lillibridge, St. Ivany, Curtis Hall, Kyle Johnson and Justin Pearson.

QUAlum2004
03-05-2018, 11:51 AM
A reliable source has these five recruits at the top of his list for next season. Lillibridge, St. Ivany, Curtis Hall, Kyle Johnson and Justin Pearson.

Those 3 are very good recruits. Hall will be a true freshman next year and a potential 2nd-3rd round pick. Lillibridge is a smaller offensive skilled DMan. St. Ivany is also pretty good as well.

razorben
03-07-2018, 03:16 PM
If those additions are able to transition quickly to the NCAA level the team will be substantially better. A second big offensive weapon (Hall) supported by puck moving D will be a great help. I hope that Hall is able to get low on the PP... and maybe use Stevens more in that same way.

Despite flaws in the team this year, they would have been much more competitive if they could score on the PP. If they approach the mean % next year they will contend for an NCAA spot.

BIG Green
03-07-2018, 06:32 PM
Sad but true. Yale will be losing Hitchcock, Larkin, Biacco, H. Hart and also Repensky's spot in the lineup. That said, Yale will most likely be bringing in two defense and three forwards. There is a pretty good core returning with Snively and the Smith Brothers leading the offense with Kemp and Curti leading the defense. Heisenbergs recruit list for Yale is confusing at best. Congrats to the seniors and good luck in the future.

I would Walsh on D ahead of both Curti and Kemp as far as all around D!

LTsatch
03-07-2018, 08:26 PM
I would Walsh on D ahead of both Curti and Kemp as far as all around D!

He kind of flies under the radar, but is and will be a solid experienced contributor next year. The defensive lapses at the beginning and end of this season do need to be addressed though. They also have issues with a couple of the DMen being penalty prone, this drags the whole team down. The lack of a net front presence on offense and the inability to clear out larger forwards from their own end wall will also need to be addressed.

bulldog10jw
03-08-2018, 11:36 AM
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2017-18/releases/20180308fdeak3

NEW HAVEN, Conn. Ryan Hitchcock has played in the USHL before skating four years in NCAA Division I Hockey. He also has amateur international experience with Team USA. Today, the senior Yale captain inked a deal to try the next level of hockey. Hitchcock signed an amateur tryout agreement with the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers today.

LTsatch
03-08-2018, 05:58 PM
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2017-18/releases/20180308fdeak3

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Ryan Hitchcock has played in the USHL before skating four years in NCAA Division I Hockey. He also has amateur international experience with Team USA. Today, the senior Yale captain inked a deal to try the next level of hockey. Hitchcock signed an amateur tryout agreement with the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers today.

Great for Ryan! Also, Alex Lyon in goal for the Flyers this evening.

LTsatch
03-09-2018, 04:01 PM
O'Gara with his first NHL point last night.

Yale86
03-09-2018, 05:38 PM
Great for Ryan! Also, Alex Lyon in goal for the Flyers this evening.
Lyon played really well last night.

B's goals as follows.

- A scrum after a ridiculous giveaway in Philly end & a few absolutely sprawling saves by Lyon.
- A breakaway.
- The game winner where puck trickled along the goal line after Lyon made initial save & Marchand just flung his stick across the crease.

Rask quoted as saying "Even I could have scored on that one."

Kid's coming off 2 good wins vs. NYR & MTL after starting out a little shaky (not unexpected). 2-1, 6GA, .975 save pct, 2.00 GAA in last 3.

Mrazek hasn't exactly been lighting the world on fire. Maybe Hakstol will make the switch to Lyon come playoff time.

We'll see.

Here's an article on John Hayden from Chicago Tribune a couple of days ago - could be Hawks last call up this year.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/ct-spt-blackhawks-john-hayden-icehogs-20180307-story.html

LTsatch
03-11-2018, 10:21 AM
Nice to see Hayden score with that quick release against the Bruins in a losing cause. Also 03/09/2018 3:42 PM -
Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, announced today that they have signed defenseman Adam Larkin to an amateur tryout.

LTsatch
03-15-2018, 06:04 AM
A reliable source has these five recruits at the top of his list for next season. Lillibridge, St. Ivany, Curtis Hall, Kyle Johnson and Justin Pearson.

Confirmed by New Haven Register yesterday.

Lillibridge, listed at 5-foot-9, 155 pounds, plays for the Chicago Steel and leads the USHL with 36 assists. St. Ivany, an NHL prospect at 6-3 and 200, has 27 assists and 33 points.

Forwards Curtis Hall (Youngstown, USHL), Justin Pearson (Islanders HC, United States Premier League) and Kyle Johnson (Prince George, BCHL) should also contribute offense to Yale.

LTsatch
03-15-2018, 06:40 PM
Anthony Walsh named Yale 18-19 Captain.

bulldog10jw
04-04-2018, 09:01 PM
http://www.wtnh.com/sports/former-yale-star-ryan-hitchcock-gets-chance-with-bridgeport-sound-tigers/1102116139


Former Yale star Ryan Hitchcock gets chance with Bridgeport Sound Tigers

LTsatch
04-04-2018, 09:17 PM
Information on official travel packeages to the Friendship Four in Belfast Ireland on Thanksgiving week 2018. https://caragrouptravel.com/ireland-tours/yale-bulldogs-ireland-2018/

LTsatch
04-11-2018, 07:40 AM
@ChipMalafronte: No dates yet but @Yale_Hockey non-league games for next season: at New Hampshire, at Maine in Portland, at UMass; home vs. SHU and UConn. Friendship Four in Northern Ireland (Nov. 23-24) vs. Union and BU/UConn. Also home exhibiton with Chinese national team during winter break

bulldog10jw
05-01-2018, 03:26 PM
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2017-18/releases/20180501ersuup



BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced today that former Yale star Ryan Hitchcock has agreed to terms on a two-year American Hockey League deal.



Hitchcock, 22, signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Sound Tigers on Mar. 8 and collected nine points (three goals, six assists) in 16 pro games to end last season. He recorded a three-point night in just his second game on Mar. 15 against the Rochester Americans and scored his first pro goal on Mar. 25 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

LTsatch
05-04-2018, 03:43 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The final gathering of the 2017-18 Yale men's hockey team was the team banquet that honors the graduating class while also serving as the event to hand out individual awards. That's what happened tonight at The Course at Yale.

Chris Brooks '06, the third-year president of the Yale Hockey Association, served as master of ceremonies, while getting help in presenting awards from a few other former Bulldog skaters.

Large framed jerseys worn by John Baiocco, Henry Hart, Ryan Hitchcock,.Adam Larkin and Nate Repensky were lined up against the wall as the perfect venue decoration for the event that players, coaches and alumni look forward to each year.

The Murray Murdoch Award as team MVP went to junior forward Joe Snively, who earned All-ECAC and All-Ivy honors after recording 36 points in 31 games.

Hitchcock, who just signed a two-year deal with the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers, grabbed the Malcolm Chace Award for sportsmanship, spirit and ability. He played in all 31 games last winter while collecting 20 points.

Larkin took home both the John Poinier Award for the best defensive player and the Yale Hockey Coaches Award, which is for determination, desire, morale and spirit. The defenseman signed an ATO deal with the Adirondack Thunder and skated in the ECHL right after the Yale season came to an end in the conference quarterfinals.

Anthony Walsh, the captain of the 2018-19 Elis, was the recipient of the David C. Noyes III Award for inspiration. He played all 31 games on defense last season and spoke to the audience tonight about his hopes for next year.

There were numerous outstanding rookie performances in 2017-18, but only one of the newcomers could get the Martin Dwyer III Award as the MVP. That went to forward Kevin O'Neil, who had seven goals and 11 points and scored the winner at home against Harvard in the regular season finale.

The award for being the top student-athlete on the squad, a.k.a. the Edward M. Wright Award, went to sophomore blueliner Billy Sweezey. He carried a 3.53 GPA while playing in all but one game this season. Sweezey netted 10 points including a goal in a home win over Quinnipiac.

The Virginia Hird Award, which is presented by the Yale Hockey Association to the individuals directly or indirectly related to the hockey program for outstanding contributions, was handed out tonight to long-time athletics administrative assistant Nadine Logan, a beloved second mother to many a Yale Hockey player over the last 20 years.

Here are all the awards handed out at the banquet.



Yale Hockey Awards

Martin Dwyer III Award- Presented by the YHA to the most outstanding first-year player of the Yale hockey team. Kevin O'Neil (Fr, F)

John Poinier Award- Presented by the YHA to the best defensive player on the Yale hockey team. Adam Larkin (Sr, D)

Yale Hockey Coaches Award- Presented to that member of the Yale Hockey team whose determination and desire have contributed most to team morale and the spirit of hockey at Yale. Adam Larkin (Sr, D)

David C. Noyes III Award- Presented by the YHA to that member of the Yale hockey team whose performance and attitude has most inspired his teammates through determination, grit and courage. Anthony Walsh (Jr, D)

J. Murray Murdoch Award- Presented by the YHA to that member of the Yale hockey team deemed the most valuable player. Joe Snively (Jr, F)

Edward M. Wright, M.D. Award- For athletic and academic accomplishments, leadership and dedication to the higher purposes of intercollegiate athletics. This award is based equally on two factors: success on the ice and success in the classroom. Billy Sweezey (So, D)

Malcom G. Chace Award- Presented by the YHA to that member of the Yale hockey team who, through sportsmanship, spirit, and ability, has best served the finest traditions of Yale hockey as exemplified by Malcom G. Chace. Ryan Hitchcock (Jr, F)

Virginia Dale Hird Award - Presented by the Yale Hockey Association to the individuals directly or indirectly related to the hockey program for outstanding contributions. Nadine Logan

Ralph Baer
05-10-2018, 01:13 AM
Congrats to Yale alum Alex Lyon on winning the longest game in AHL history (5 OT) saving 94 of 95.

bulldog10jw
05-10-2018, 04:39 PM
Congrats to Yale alum Alex Lyon on winning the longest game in AHL history (5 OT) saving 94 of 95.

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/23457968/lehigh-valley-phantoms-five-win-charlotte-checkers-marks-longest-game-ahl-history