Women's Ice Hockey

Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Uses Strong Winter Break to Remain Competitive in ECAC

After a month-long pause for winter break, Harvard’s women’s ice hockey team returned to campus seeking to refocus and breathe new life into a season that has not gone it's way thus far. Although the Crimson’s results in the win column were up-and-down, its performance on the ice was remarkably improved.

Red Rovere Red Rovere

Senior forward Kristin Della Rovere passes to sophomore forward Paige Lester in an October game against Dartmouth. The Crimson eventually defeated the Big Green in a 3-0 shutout.

Love That Dirty Water

The Harvard women's ice hockey team lines up at its 2023 Frozen Fenway contest against Quinnipiac in early January. The Crimson was one of many Boston-area teams who competed in the historic park that hosted the NHL's Winter Classic.

Hold the Line

Harvard women's ice hockey took to the frozen Fenway Park which hosted the NHL's Winter Classic just days before. Under snowy conditions, the Crimson suffered a 3-1 loss to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats.

Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Snaps Three-Game Losing Streak With 1-0 Squeaker Over New Hampshire

The Nov. 26 matchup between Harvard (3-7-2, 2-4-2 ECAC) and the University of New Hampshire (5-13-0, 4-10-0 WHEA) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center featured two teams hoping to correct course after a subpar start to the season. Entering the game, both teams had lost their previous three contests — but it was the hosts who snapped their streak. A second-period short-handed goal was the difference as the Crimson scored a much-needed 1-0 win over the Wildcats.

On the Goal(d) Coast

Sophomore forward Gabi Davidson Adams scored the Crimson's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Yale on Oct. 28.

Not One Holland...Two Hollands

Junior forward Shannon Hollands prepares for a faceoff in a 2-1 loss to Yale on Oct. 28. Hollands' Crimson got off to a slow start this season, but started to turn it around last weekend with the 1-0 victory over New Hampshire.

Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Struggles in Season-Opening Homestand Against Ranked Opponents

After an offseason that saw a lot of roster turnover and the integration of many fresh faces into its lineup, Harvard women’s ice hockey was challenged early in a four-game homestand to open its 2022-23 season. It faced the monumental task of developing team chemistry while simultaneously winning games against quality opponents. Ultimately, the first four games of the season underlined just how much work the Crimson still has to do, as it managed just one victory – a shutout of Dartmouth – while suffering three setbacks, at the hands of Quinnipiac, Yale, and Brown.

Pellicci Keen

Sophomore goalie Alex Pellicci (1) waits in goal during a 4-3 overtime victory over RPI on Dec. 4, 2021. In Friday's loss to Yale, Pellicci made 53 saves, the third-most in school history.

Willoughby? Yes It Will!

Senior defender Kyra Willoughby battles against the boards in a 6-2 victory over St. Anselm on Oct. 19, 2021. During Saturday's loss to Brown, Willoughby celebrated her 100th career game for Harvard.

I'm Lovin' It

Sophomore forward Jenna MacDonald awaits the puck in a 5-4 overtime loss to Colgate on Oct. 30, 2021. MacDonald is one of many players who will have to step up this year on a younger Crimson squad that is still finding its footing.

Growing Pains or Beginner's Luck?: No. 13/13 Women's Ice Hockey Returns to Bright-Landry

Following a historic 2021-22 campaign that featured the first Beanpot title and NCAA tournament berth since 2015, the No. 13/13 Harvard women’s ice hockey team begins the season in the midst of a transition. In addition to the new threads that the Crimson will wear this season, the team will feature many new faces when it kicks off its season at Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Oct. 15 versus Quinnipiac.

Gilmore Girls

Harvard forward Becca Gilmore '22 skates down the ice during a 4-3 win over RPI on Dec. 4, 2021. The onus to replace Gilmore's contributions will fall on younger members of the Crimson squad.

In Full Bloomer

Harvard junior forward Anne Bloomer battles for position with an RPI defender in a 4-3 victory on Dec. 4, 2021. Bloomer will be one of the key senior leaders for this year's Harvard squad.

Game-Winner Secures Beanpot Title: Becca Gilmore, Female Performance of the Year

Senior forward Becca Gilmore had a stunning performance in this year's Beanpot Tournament. In a match that will surely go into the history books as one of the most intense and competitive played in the Beanpot, Gilmore scored the game-winning goal after a 4-4 stalemate in the final period.

Female Performance of the Year 1

The Crimson plays against Colgate on October 30, 2021. The team ultimately lost 4-5 in overtime.

Women's Ice Hockey Knocked Out of NCAA Tournament After Historic Season

Harvard traveled to Ridder Arena, the site of its last NCAA tournament game in 2015, hoping to kick off a successful NCAA tournament run. Its tournament run started with a matchup versus a familiar foe, the University of Minnesota Duluth; the Crimson had already lost to the Bulldogs twice during the regular season and looked to change its fortune.

Women's Ice Hockey's NCAA Postseason Berth in Jeopardy after Opening-Round Loss in ECAC Playoffs

Both No. 6/6 Harvard (22-9-1, 16-5-1 ECAC) and Princeton (13-14-5, 9-10-3 ECAC) knew that a victory on Feb. 27 would be critical to their NCAA hopes.  The Tigers took game one 4-2 after a third period surge. However, the Crimson would bounce back with a 2-1 overtime victory in the second game to force the decisive battle. Ultimately, Princeton rode to a 3-2 victory in Game 3.

It's Moi, Moy

Senior forward Keely Moy awaits the puck in a 5-4 overtime loss to Colgate on Oct. 30. Moy found the back of the net in the deciding Game Three against Princeton, but her score was waved off by goalie interference.


Junior forward Kristin Della Rovere awaits the puck drop in a faceoff in a 5-4 overtime loss against Colgate on Oct. 30. Della Rovere scored Harvard's winning goal in the 2-1 Game Two victory over Princeton.

Red Leaf Glover

Senior defender Kate Glover awaits the puck during a 5-4 overtime loss to Colgate on Oct. 30. Glover managed a goal in the 4-2 loss to Princeton in Game One of the ECAC Playoffs opening round.

Women's Ice Hockey Secures ECAC Regular Season Championship with Weekend Victories

The No. 6/6 Harvard women’s hockey team has already won the Ivy League championship and Beanpot title, but it entered its two final games hoping to add the ECAC regular season championship. Harvard would go on to claim a 3-0 win over Union (5-28-1, 2-20 ECAC), capturing the eighth ECAC regular season title in school history and the first since 2015.

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