Year in Sports

The Catalysts
Men's Ice Hockey

The Catalysts

Senior forward Kyle Criscuolo takes a shot on goal with classmate Jimmy Vesey (19) in the background. The co-captains were two of the biggest contributors to the rejuvenated success of the program.

Donato's Up and Down Ride
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Donato's Up and Down Ride

Harvard coach Ted Donato, seen behind the bench during a game against RPI, has overseen the ups and downs of the program during his 12-year tenure with Harvard.

Final Presser
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Final Presser

Ted Donato (left) and Jimmy Vesey (right) speak during an emotional final press conference in Worcester after being eliminated by BC.

Things Unravel
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Things Unravel

Patrick McNally (8) was one of three key contributors to leave the Crimson in the fall of 2012 in the midst of the Gov. 1310 investigation.

Getting Better Together
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Getting Better Together

Though the team's merit and relevance have been challenged in the past, its journey to the NCAA Tournament the past two years has cemented a place for Harvard Hockey on campus.

Down and Out
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Down and Out

When Jimmy Vesey (19) was a freshman, Harvard won just 10 games, leading the media to take aim at Ted Donato's coaching performance.

The Man
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The Man

Since being one of the Crimson's top recruits, Vesey has developed into the nation's best player, winning the Hobey Baker Award this season.

Beanpot Blues
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Beanpot Blues

Ted Donato gets animated during a 2013 Beanpot semifinal loss to Boston College.

At The Helm
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At The Helm

Ted Donato has now spent 12 years behind the bench with the Crimson.

New Coach on the Block
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New Coach on the Block

Meanwhile, Paul Pearl has spent the last two seasons on the Harvard sideline.

The Winner
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The Winner

Jimmy Vesey's double-overtime winner in Game 3 of the ECAC Quarterfinals against Yale launched Harvard on a path towards the NCAA Tournament in 2015.

On To The Final
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On To The Final

March 18: Vesey celebrates after opening the scoring in the ECAC Semifinals against St. Lawrence in Lake Placid. He also assisted on Kyle Criscuolo's overtime winner.

Four's a Crowd
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Four's a Crowd

May 9: After becoming Harvard's fourth Hobey Baker Award winner in program history, Vesey (second from the left) was honored alongside the Crimson's first three winners at a reception in Downtown Boston.

First Hatty
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First Hatty

Jan. 15: With the Crimson facing a 1-0 third-period deficit against St. Lawrence, Vesey, shown in later action, scored three times in less than five minutes to give the Crimson a win and the senior his first career hat trick.

Last Hurrah
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Last Hurrah

March 12: Vesey's final career goal at the Bright Center pushed the Crimson's lead to 6-2 over RPI in Game 2 of the ECAC Quarterfinals, helping Harvard punch its ticket to Lake Placid.