Men's Hockey Maintains No. 4/4 Ranking

Published by Michael D. Ledecky on January 20, 2015 at 9:19PM
Criscuolo

Junior co-captain Kyle Criscuolo had two goals and an assist for the Crimson over the weekend.

Despite a 5-1 loss at home to St. Lawrence this weekend, the Harvard men’s ice hockey team retained its No. 4 ranking in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey national polls on Monday.

The Crimson (11-3-2, 7-2-2 ECAC) took a big hit in the first place vote column, with only one brave voter (Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold? Donato?) listing the team at No. 1. That’s down from five votes last week and 15/13 votes one week prior. Harvard also fell to No. 6 in the KRACH and No. 7 in the PairWise rankings.

Nevertheless, voters generally gave the Crimson the benefit of the doubt, perhaps given the team’s undermanned lineup and strong performance against Clarkson on Friday.

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Men's Hockey Preview: Clarkson and St. Lawrence

Published by Kurt T. Bullard on January 16, 2015 at 2:50PM
Moy Goals, More Problems

Sophomore Tyler Moy and the rest of the No. 4/4 Harvard men's hockey team prepare to resume conference play this Friday against Clarkson.

After a humbling loss to archrival Yale, the No. 4/4 Harvard men’s ice hockey team (10-2-2, 6-1-2 ECAC) will look to rebound as it resumes conference play at the Bright-Landry Center this weekend against Clarkson and St. Lawrence.

The Stakes at Hand

While Harvard sits in second place in the ECAC, Clarkson (7-10-4, 4-3-2) and St. Lawrence (9-10-2, 5-4-0) lurk closely behind, as both squads are tied for fourth place in the conference. While the Crimson cannot surpass No. 12/12 Quinnipiac this weekend to move into first, the team is in danger of sliding down if it doesn’t come away from the weekend with at least one point.

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Men's Basketball Preview: Boston College

Published by David Freed on January 13, 2015 at 5:42PM
Chambers' Turnover Troubles

Junior Siyani Chambers looks to end his turnover woes against non-conference foe Boston College this Wednesday.

The Harvard men’s basketball team (10-3, 1-0 Ivy) has flipped the script after consecutive road losses to start its winter break, winning three straight entering Wednesday’s tilt against Boston College (7-7, 0-3 ACC). Below, The Back Page takes a look at the three main things to keep your eye on as Harvard takes on its crosstown rival in its penultimate non-conference matchup.

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Men's Hockey Drops One Spot to No. 4/4 in Rankings

Published by Jake Meagher on January 12, 2015 at 10:52PM
Moy, Oh Moy!

Sophomore forward Tyler Moy and the Crimson come in at No. 4/4 in the latest college hockey rankings.

One week after rising to its highest poll position in school history, the Harvard men’s ice hockey team took a small step back on Monday.

After falling 4-1 to Yale on Saturday, the Crimson (10-2-2, 6-1-2 ECAC) dropped one spot from third to fourth in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. Harvard also spent three weeks at No. 4/4 from December 15 to January 5 during the winter break.

Leapfrogging the Crimson was Minnesota State, who made the jump from fourth to first in both polls. North Dakota and crosstown rival Boston University rounded out the top three, with UND receiving a slight edge from USA Today and BU having the advantage according to USCHO.com.

Despite its latest loss, Harvard still earned five first-place votes in each poll. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs, who had their way with the Crimson on Saturday, rose one spot to No. 18 in the USCHO.com poll.

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Harvard Is the Real Champ

Published by David Freed on January 09, 2015 at 10:36AM
Ferocious Fischer

Junior wide receiver Andrew Fischer hauls in the game winning touchdown during this year's matchup against Yale on Nov. 22.

Here at The Back Page, we have asserted before that with a little help from our friend degrees of separation, we can prove that Harvard actually should be the one playing in the national championship game Monday. In advance of the Oregon-Ohio State matchup, we’ve taken the courtesy of proving once again that, no matter who wins, undefeated Harvard is the real college football champion.

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