Men's Ice Hockey

No. 10 Harvard Men's Ice Hockey Beats Cornell 6-2, Stages Late Comeback to Defeat Colgate in Overtime

The No. 10 Harvard men’s ice hockey team has battled inconsistency throughout its 2022-2023 campaign, with periods of brilliance and resilience late in games occasionally overshadowed by sloppy play and penalties that force the team to chase the game. However, after an up-and-down Friday night overtime victory over the Colgate Raiders, the Crimson responded with their most complete victory of the season on Saturday in a 6-2 domination of the archrival Cornell Big Red, a critical stepping stone as Harvard enters the most challenging stretch of its campaign.

Cardiac Coronato

Sophomore forward Matthew Coronato makes a move against Cornell on January 28th. Coronato tallied three goals on the weekend, including Friday's OT winner against Colgate

No. 9 Harvard Men's Ice Hockey Posts Mixed Results Over Winter Break Heading into Critical Stretch

The Harvard men’s ice hockey team faces a daunting schedule in the coming weeks, with home games against No. 16 Cornell and No. 1 Quinnipiac preceding the first round of the Beanpot Tournament against No. 18 Boston College. Despite returning key players to the lineup in the past few weeks, including senior forward and captain John Farinacci, the Crimson is still searching for consistency as it looks to move past a mixed winter break and hit its stride through a challenging schedule.

The Captain’s Return

Senior forward and captain John Farinacci huddles against Yale on February 22, 2022. Farinacci returned to play over winter break after an extended injury absence.

No. 7/9 Men’s Ice Hockey Defeats Cornell in OT Thriller Before Falling to Colgate in Back-and-Forth Affair

Playing at Lynah Rink is not for the faint-hearted. With the Cornell Big Red’s passionate fans, a cowbell in the student section, and the famous pregame fish toss, it has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the toughest places to play in college hockey. That makes a victory there all the more special.

Crowd Goes Wild

The crowd at Lyna Rink gets a close-up look at a Crimson huddle in a game against Cornell on Friday, Dec. 2. Harvard won 2-1 in a fierce matchup that went to overtime.

No. 9 Men’s Ice Hockey Ties Michigan Before Dropping First Game of the Season

After starting the season 7-0-0 for the program’s best start in over 30 years, the No. 9 Harvard men’s ice hockey team knew its stiffest test of the campaign thus far awaited them in a Thanksgiving weekend series on the road against the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines. Loaded with top NHL prospects Luke Hughes, Mackie Samoskevich, and Adam Fantilli, Michigan is among the favorites to win the national title this season. In two highly competitive games at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Wolverines and the Crimson battled to a 4-4 draw on Friday night before Michigan pulled away late on Saturday night to hand Harvard a 4-1 defeat, their first of the year.

Fierce Farinacci

Then-junior John Farinacci brings energy in a match against rival Cornell on Nov. 5, 2021. Farinacci was one of the team's top-scorers in the 2021-22 campaign with 10 goals and nine assists.

Dornbach Throwback

Then-senior captain Casey Dornbach plays against Brown University on Nov. 23, 2021. This past week, the Crimson had back-to-back wins against RPI, Union, and UNH for a 7-0 start to the season.

No. 15 Men’s Ice Hockey Dominates Brown, Yale to Continue Unbeaten Start

Despite starting the season 3-0 going into a rivalry game against the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday, head coach Ted Donato thought that the No. 15 Harvard Men’s Ice Hockey team had only played “spurts of good hockey,” including Friday’s 5-2 triumph over Brown. However, after soundly defeating the Bulldogs 4-0, Donato saw signs that the team is starting to round into top form.

Gimme Moore

Sophomore defenseman Ian Moore moves through a throng of Yale players on February 11, 2022. This past weekend, the Crimson faced Yale again and defeated them 4-0.

No. 14 Men’s Ice Hockey Opens Season with Wins over Dartmouth, Princeton

On the opening weekend of a season marked by high expectations internally and externally, the No. 14 Harvard men’s ice hockey team overcame deficits, penalties, and occasional inconsistency to secure a 2-0 start to the season with come-from-behind wins over the Dartmouth Big Green and the Princeton Tigers at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.

No. 15 Men’s Ice Hockey Eyes National Championship Run in 2022-2023

The end of the Harvard men’s ice hockey season in 2022 was certainly difficult, with a close loss to Minnesota State eliminating the Crimson in the first round of the NCAA tournament. However, senior forward and captain Baker Shore thinks the team’s conference title and tournament appearance can be a stepping stone to much bigger things.

Bleeding Crimson

The Crimson huddle up in a game against Yale on February 11, 2022. This season, Harvard will once again face Yale on November 5 and January 20.

Stealing the Show: Mitchell Gibson and Matthew Coronato, Male Performance of the Year

Junior goalkeeper Mitchell Gibson and first-year forward Matthew Coronato had a stellar dual performance in the ECAC Championship. Between Gibson's career-high 47 saves and Coronato's game-winning goal in overtime, the duo led the Crimson to victory.

Male Performance of the Year: Gibson

Harvard men's ice hockey faces off against Cornell in a nail-biter on Nov.5, 2021. Junior goalie Gibson made 36 saves, paving the way for the 3-2 win.

Ice in His Veins: Nick Abruzzese, Male Athlete of the Year

No Harvard male athlete saw more success this year than Nick Abruzzese. From joining the USA squad for the 2022 Beijing Olympics to being named Ivy League Player of the Year to winning the ECAC to signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the junior forward's 2021-22 was special.

Harvard Captain Nick Abruzzese Signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

Days after the Harvard men’s ice hockey team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Minnesota State, one of the team’s captains made the decision to forgo his senior season in Cambridge and turn professional.

Darting Through Dartmouth

Abruzzese drives the puck down the ice against Dartmouth in October 2021.

Men's Ice Hockey Sent Home in First Round of NCAA Tournament, Falling 4-3 to Minnesota State

Despite engineering late comebacks and surprising upsets throughout its run to the NCAA tournament, the No.15 Harvard men’s ice hockey team’s season came to an end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Regionals Thursday afternoon, as it was unable to erase a three-goal deficit in an eventual 4-3 loss to the No.1 Minnesota State Mavericks. The game was played at MVP Arena in Albany, N.Y.

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