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One day after knocking off Notre Dame in its Shillelagh Tournament opener, the Crimson will take on RPI in the championship game.
One week ahead of their scheduled Dec. 5 bout at Houston Field House in New York, the men’s hockey teams from Harvard and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will get their first look at each other in the championship game of Notre Dame’s Shillelagh Tournament Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
Harvard-Yale brings out the best in Tweeters across campus every year, and the 2015 edition of the rivalry game certainly didn’t disappoint.
With a 4-0 win over RPI, Harvard captured its first Shillelagh Tournament title in school history Saturday.
Junior forward Alex Kerfoot warms up sophomore goaltender Merrick Madsen, who finished with 31 saves against RPI on Saturday.
Harvard and RPI will line up against each other again next Saturday when the two sides square off in in a game that counts towards the ECAC standings.
In a battle of supposed ECAC heavyweights in South Bend, the Crimson offense fired away at will, launching a season-high 45 shots on goal en route to a 4-0 victory over RPI and its first Shillelagh title in school history.
Harvard will make its first appearance in the Shillelagh Tournament this weekend, beginning with an opening round matchup tonight against Notre Dame.
Sophomore goaltender Merrick Madsen made 29 saves in a 4-1 win over Notre Dame Friday night to improve to 4-0-0 on the year.
Junior defenseman Victor Newell, shown celebrating against Dartmouth earlier this season, played with the Crimson's top power-play unit for the first time Friday night and picked up two assists.
Captain Kyle Criscuolo, pictured aiming to block a shot against St. Lawrence in 2013, tallied two goals against Notre Dame on Friday.
In its return to South Bend, the No. 8/8 Crimson erased a few of its demons, taking advantage of nine Notre Dame penalties Friday night to knock off the No. 18/- Fighting Irish by a score of 4-1 to move on to the championship game against RPI on Saturday afternoon.
While most Harvard student-athletes do not pursue careers in professional sports, a select few are able to make the leap. Not only do some of them make the pros, but some of them also shine.