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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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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.

Back to Business
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Ties New Brunswick, 3-3, Ahead of NCAA Opener

Freshman Ryan Donato and co-captains Jimmy Vesey and Kyle Criscuolo all scored power-play goals as Harvard skated to a 3-3 draw with New Brunswick in its final preseason exhibition on Saturday.

He's Back-Well
Men's Ice Hockey

He's Back-Well

Fifth-year senior Colin Blackwell, pictured (right) after the Crimson captured the ECAC tournament crown in March, will be eligible to play at least one semester this season.

He's Back-Well
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Tops ECAC Coaches' Poll; Blackwell To Return

With the majority of its offense returning for the upcoming season, fifth-year senior Colin Blackwell included, the Crimson has been tabbed as the coaches' choice to win the ECAC.

Breaking Records
Women's Rugby

109 Points Punctuate Women Rugby’s Record Victory Over Yale

Harvard left Cumnock Field on Saturday with a dominant 109-5 win in its Ivy opener and a program single-game team point record in tow.