Men's Ice Hockey
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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.
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.
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.
Fourth-year defenseman Patrick McNally (far right) celebrates with goaltender Steve Michalek and junior forward Jimmy Vesey (far left) after beating Colgate, 4-2, in the ECAC tournament final in Lake Placid, N.Y. on March 21.
Freshman forward Jake Horton (above-left) is one of many Crimson skaters who played in the junior leagues before arriving in Cambridge. The practice allowed them to gain experience competing at a high level prior to collegiate play.
Former Harvard hockey star Alexander Killorn '12 has established himself as an important member of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning.
Freshman forward Seb Lloyd played in 34 of the Crimson's games this season, amassing seven points for the team.
Sophomore Tyler Moy made strides in his second season with the men's ice hockey team, scoring 12 goals while notching 15 assists.
Men's ice hockey fourth-year forward Colin Blackwell came back from injury for the Crimson after not playing for nearly two seasons and was instrumental for Harvard's ECAC tournament run.
Steve Michalek stopped 63 shots that headed his way against Boston University in the opening round of the Beanpot, setting a Harvard and Beanpot record.
Junior forward Jimmy Vesey led the Crimson throughout the year, helping Harvard take home the ECAC tournament title while racking up a variety of individual honors.