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Crimson staff writer

Michael D. Ledecky

Michael is a member of the 142nd Guard. He covers the Harvard men's hockey team.

Crimson staff writer Michael D. Ledecky can be reached at michael.ledecky@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @mdledecky.

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Uniting in Buffalo?
Men's Ice Hockey

Uniting in Buffalo?

The Sabres acquired the rights to Jimmy Vesey (right) on Monday, giving the club a potential opportunity to unite the last two Hobey Baker Award winners in Buffalo. Jack Eichel (left) won the award in 2015.

The Winner
Men's Ice Hockey

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.

Third Year Charm
Fencing

Third Year Charm

Junior saber fencer Adrienne Jarocki chats with Harvard coach Peter Brand in between bouts at the FIE Sabre Grand Prix. Jarocki claimed her second NCAA title in her collegiate career.

Being Back on Top
Fencing

Being Back on Top

Junior saber fencer Adrienne Jarocki (left) avoids her opponent's attack during the FIE Sabre Grand Prix at the Gordon Indoor Track.

Year in Sports

How To College Right: Notes for My Olympic Sister

My Crimson experience was inseparably intertwined with my sister’s rise to the top of her sport. As I watched her smash world records and rack up wins, she not only inspired me as her number one fan but also placed in perspective the stories I’ve had the chance to tell in these pages.

Next Man Up
Men's Ice Hockey

Kerfoot, Tringale Named Next Captains of Harvard Hockey

Alexander Kerfoot and Devin Tringale have been named the 126th and 127th captains of the Harvard men's hockey program.

Last Year
Men's Ice Hockey

Last Year

In 2015, Jimmy Vesey (right) finished as a runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award, which was given to then-BU freshman Jack Eichel (left).

Let's Dance
Previews

Harvard, Boston College Set for First NCAA Tournament Clash

First-Round Preview: The Harvard men's hockey team's Friday night date with Boston College at Worcester’s DCU Center will be the programs’ 124th meeting since 1919 but just their first in an NCAA tournament.

Semis Preview
Men's Ice Hockey

Semis Preview

Harvard and St. Lawrence will fight for a spot in the ECAC championship game tonight in Lake Placid.

Criscuolo Honored
Men's Ice Hockey

Criscuolo Honored

Kyle Criscuolo was honored as the ECAC Student Athlete of the Year prior to Friday's game.

Bright Lights, One Last Time
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Punches Ticket to Lake Placid With 8-2 Rout of RPI

On the strength of a season-high eight goals, the No. 12/12 Crimson unceremoniously dismissed Rensselaer in Game 2 of the ECAC tournament quarterfinals at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center, 8-2, clinching a spot in the conference’s final four in the process.

Net Gain
Men's Ice Hockey

AROUND THE ECAC: Men's Hockey, Vesey Aim to Make Postseason History

In the 53-year history of the ECAC tournament, Harvard has yet to win back-to-back postseason titles. For Vesey in particular, the next two weekends offer an opportunity to cement a special legacy.

Close Call in the Crease
Notebooks

Notebook: Officiating Plays Key Role in Men's Hockey's Wild Affair with Cornell

The Crimson’s 10-year Ivy League title drought might not have ended in the way Harvard coach Ted Donato would have drawn it up, but a trophy is a trophy, no matter how small.

Donato Celly
Men's Ice Hockey

Donato's Hat Trick Leads Men's Hockey To Win Over Union

Skating without star forward Jimmy Vesey, the No. 9/9 Harvard men’s hockey team snapped a three-game losing streak behind freshman Ryan Donato’s three goals to beat Union, 4-1, Saturday night.

Remember That?
Men's Ice Hockey

Remember That?

The last time Harvard took the ice at Ingalls Rink, co-captain Jimmy Vesey lifted the Crimson to a 3-2 double-overtime win in Game 3 of the ECAC quarterfinals on this shot against Alex Lyon.