Men's Ice Hockey
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Less than a year after traveling to South Bend for its 2015 NCAA tournament opener, the Harvard men's ice hockey team is now set to return for the Shillelagh Tournament in November.
The Crimson will compete in the Notre Dame-hosted Shillelagh Tournament during Thanksgiving weekend in South Bend, Ind., before ringing in the New Year at the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Classic in Minneapolis.
The Nashville Predators selected Tyler Moy, a rising junior center for the Harvard men's hockey team, 175th overall in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday.
Moy became the ninth-ever Harvard rising junior to be selected in an NHL entry draft after the Predators called his name in Florida on Saturday.
Patrick McNally (left), Max Everson (center), and Steve Michalek (right), shown together after capturing the ECAC tournament championship this year, have played their final games as members of the Harvard men's ice hockey team.
The NCAA has denied goaltender Steve Michalek and defensemen Patrick McNally and Max Everson an additional year of NCAA eligibility, bringing an end to a long period of uncertainty for the trio of NHL draft picks.
Killorn's image and number are projected onto the ice of Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 13.
The Tampa Bay Lightning center and Class of 2012 graduate scored two goals in the Stanley Cup Finals and achieved several other Harvard firsts during the NHL postseason.
In a season that saw the Harvard men’s ice hockey team return to national prominence, the Crimson offense tallied 3.27 goals per game, the highest mark in the ECAC. In addition to having an eye for the back of the net, Harvard’s five highest-scoring forwards all shared another thing in common: They all played junior hockey prior to arriving in Cambridge.
During the 2012-2013 season, Blackwell sustained two major concussions within a span of four months. Returning in 2015, Blackwell scored five goals in seven games during the ECAC tournament.
After finishing second to last in the ECAC last season, the Harvard men's ice hockey team rebounded in a big way during the 2014-2015 campaign, capturing the conference crown and reaching the NCAA tournament.
Fourth-year goaltender Steve Michalek did everything he could for the Harvard men's ice hockey team in its Beanpot opener, making 63 saves against then-No. 3/2 Boston University.
Junior men's ice hockey forward Jimmy Vesey notched 32 goals to top all Division I scorers, leading him to a stage inside Northeastern’s Matthews Arena as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award at season’s end.
Following graduation, Harvard students disperse into the world on a diverse range of paths. Many pursue full-time employment. Some immediately enroll in graduate school. Others travel abroad. However, a select few follow their dreams of becoming professional athletes.