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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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Jimmy Vesey - Goal Record
Men's Ice Hockey

Jimmy Vesey - Goal Record

Junior forward Jimmy Vesey scores the first goal of the game in the first period, tying the ECAC tournament goal scoring record in the process.

Whitelaw Cup
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Wins ECAC Championship Against Colgate, Earns NCAA Tournament Bid

The last time the sixth seed in the ECAC men’s hockey tournament was crowned a champion, Harvard was the one lifting the Whitelaw Cup. Eleven years later, the Crimson did it again.

First Line - Whitelaw Cup
Men's Ice Hockey

First Line - Whitelaw Cup

Harvard's first line (junior co-captain Kyle Criscuolo, junior Jimmy Vesey, and sophomore Alex Kerfoot) celebrates with the Whitelaw Cup.

ECAC Semifinals
Men's Ice Hockey

ECAC Semifinals

The No. 17/15 Harvard men's hockey team is playing No. 7/7 Quinnipiac for a berth in the ECAC tournament finals at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Herb Brooks Arena
Men's Ice Hockey

Herb Brooks Arena

The Harvard men's ice hockey team practices on Thursday before the ECAC tournament semifinals at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Vesey Empty Net
Men's Ice Hockey

Vesey Empty Net

Junior forward Jimmy Vesey celebrates after scoring Harvard's first empty net goal to put the Crimson up, 4-2, on Quinnipiac with 1:36 left in regulation in the ECAC tournament semifinals on Friday.

The Final Countdown
Men's Ice Hockey

The Final Countdown

Defenseman Patrick McNally (left) and forward Colin Blackwell will see playing time against Colgate for the first time this season in the ECAC tournament final on Saturday.

Blackwell on the Bench
Men's Ice Hockey

Blackwell on the Bench

Fourth-year forward Colin Blackwell is evaluated by Harvard trainer Chad Krawiec after a hit by Quinnipiac sophomore Tim Clifton. Clifton was ejected for the play.

The Final Countdown
Notebooks

NOTEBOOK: Men's Hockey Escapes Bobcats, Prepares for Colgate

The Harvard men's hockey team is back in the ECAC tournament final after a dominant first period and a controversial call.

Biega cover
Men's Ice Hockey

Danny Biega '13 Makes NHL Debut for the Hurricanes

The former Harvard defenseman, captain, and third-round draft pick was called up from the Charlotte Checkers to play his first NHL game on Thursday night.

McNally Donato
Men's Ice Hockey

McNally Donato

Patrick McNally and Harvard coach Ted Donato '91

Miraculous McNally
Men's Ice Hockey

Miraculous McNally

Patrick McNally participates in a practice at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. a day before the ECAC tournament semifinals.

McNally Donato
Men's Ice Hockey

Of McNally and Miracles: Star Defenseman Returns to Ice

When fourth-year defenseman Patrick McNally went down with a right leg injury in January, the Harvard men's ice hockey team's season took a turn for the worse. But sparked by the top-pair blue liner's improbable return to the ice prior to the Crimson's ECAC tournament quarterfinal series against Yale, the Crimson is rolling yet again.

Tournament Time
Men's Basketball

Tournament Time

Two Harvard teams—women's ice hockey and men's basketball—are already in the NCAA tournament. Men's ice hockey will likely need at least a win against Quinnipiac this Friday in the ECAC semifinals to earn an at-large bid to its NCAA tournament.

Game 3
Men's Ice Hockey

Game 3

With a trip to Lake Placid on the line, Harvard and Yale square off for the sixth time this season Sunday in Game 3 of the ECAC tournament quarterfinals.

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction