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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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Last Chance
Previews

Fighting Against History, Men's Hockey Seeks Beanpot Final

Looking to end a 23-year drought, Harvard will face off against BC in a clash of ranked teams in the first round of the Beanpot.

Vesey Sixteen
Men's Ice Hockey

Vesey Sixteen

Co-captain Jimmy Vesey (19) scored Harvard's third and fourth goals of the game and his 15th and 16th of the season in the Crimson's 4-1 Friday night win over Princeton.

Lackey's Back
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Routed by Last-Place Clarkson

Save a brief Harvard push in the third period highlighted by co-captain Kyle Criscuolo’s 12th goal of the season, the Golden Knights maintained control wire-to-wire in an effort that might signal a second-half resurgence for a team that struggled with injuries to start the year.

Jarocki Dodges
Fencing

Jarocki Dodges

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

Jarocki Brand Talking
Fencing

Jarocki Brand Talking

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.

Merrick
Men's Ice Hockey

Merrick

Merrick Madsen, shown on Oct. 31, made 60 saves over the course of this weekend's Shillelagh Tournament in South Bend, Ind.

Tourney Debut
Men's Ice Hockey

Tourney Debut

Harvard will make its first appearance in the Shillelagh Tournament this weekend, beginning with an opening round matchup tonight against Notre Dame.

Lyon Out for the Puck
Men's Ice Hockey

Yale Claws Back in Final Minute To Tie Men's Hockey, 2-2

Yale freshman Joe Snively scored his second goal of the night with 35.8 seconds left in regulation to steal a 2-2 tie for the Bulldogs before a sellout crowd of 3,095 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Friday.

3a - Blackwell Whitelaw Cup
Men's Ice Hockey

3a - Blackwell Whitelaw Cup

Forward Colin Blackwell was instrumental in the Crimson’s ECAC playoff run last season and has three points in two games this year.

6a-7a Criscuolo
Men's Ice Hockey

Bucking a 92-Year Trend, Criscuolo Returns as Crimson Captain

For 92 years, Owen held a special distinction among Harvard men’s hockey captains: he was the last Crimson player to captain the team for multiple seasons. But then an undersized right wing from South Jersey came along.

Vesey Scores in Bunches
Men's Ice Hockey

Power Play Strikes Again in Men's Hockey's 5-2 Win Over Dartmouth

For the second night in a row, the Crimson's power play units combined for three goals in a win over Dartmouth—this time by a score of 5-2 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

Goals Galore
Men's Ice Hockey

Goals Galore

Co-captain Kyle Criscuolo celebrates after scoring Harvard's fifth goal of the night at Thompson Arena.

One Down
Men's Ice Hockey

One Down

Co-captain Jimmy Vesey logged a goal and three assists in the Crimson's season opener—a 7-0 win over Dartmouth.

Madsen
Men's Ice Hockey

Madsen

Sophomore Merrick Madsen earned a shutout to go along with 25 saves in his first career NCAA start in net.

Goals Galore
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Opens Season With 7-0 Hammering of Dartmouth

Seven different players scored in Harvard's 7-0 rout at Thompson Arena as the Crimson men’s hockey team overwhelmed Dartmouth in a dominant display of speed, skill, and depth.