Following historic seasons, the Harvard men’s and women’s ice hockey teams will enter their new campaigns with high expectations, at least according to preseason rankings.
Junior forward Midge Purce, shown in action on Sept. 5, 2014, scored the game's first goal against UNH Thursday night.
Harvard junior quarterback Joe Viviano, pictured above in Nov. 14, 2014 action against Columbia, will not play the rest of the season, according to Harvard coach Tim Murphy. Viviano played sparingly his first two years with the team but was locked in a battle for the starting job with senior Scott Hosch.
Junior Midge Purce, pictured in earlier action, notched a hat trick against archival Yale this weekend in a shutout victory. The forward now has 26 goals with the Crimson.
Crimson offensive linemen Nick Easton will be fighting to make an NFL roster after signing to the Baltimore Raven's practice squad.
Harvard women's ice hockey coach Katey Stone led her team to a National Championship appearance this season, adding to the vast amount of success she's attained since taking over the program.
Junior defenseman Patrick McNally scored the game-tying goal to force overtime in the rubber match of the ECAC Tournament quarterfinals.
Top-pair defenseman Patrick McNally and the Crimson topped Yale in Game 1 of the ECAC tournament quarterfinals on Friday evening.
Harvard and Yale will square off in the postseason for the second straight year this weekend.
Junior co-captain Kyle Criscuolo, who ranks fifth in the ECAC in both goals and points, hopes the team will be able to start fresh in the postseason this weekend.
Four straight losses, including one to rival Yale, has the Crimson in trouble of missing the NCAA tournament after appearing to be a lock earlier on in the season.
The Crimson continued its Beanpot dominance, as the men and women took home the title for the seventh and eighth straight year, respectively.
The Harvard women's basketball lost its third consecutive Ivy matchup, falling to Brown at home, 83-80.
Junior goaltender Steve Michalek made 32 saves against the Bulldogs Friday night, but it would not be enough, as the Crimson fell, 3-0.
With the delay of the Beanpot due to winter weather, Harvard can hope the extra time will let injured players like sophomore Sean Malone rest in preparation for this week's competition.