2004-05 Men's Ice Hockey News

  • Men's Hockey Wins Seventh NCAA Title
    March 19, 2005
    Middlebury won its seventh NCAA Championship as they defeated St. Thomas, 5-0. The shutout is the fourth for the Panthers in the NCAA Championship games, and improves them to 7-0 in title games. Middlebury is now 28-5-2 in NCAA Tournament play, boasting more wins than any other team in NCAA history. The NCAA title is the 24th (women's hockey won 23rd earlier in the night) for Middlebury College over the past 10 years. The Panthers end the season at 23-4-3, while the Tommies finish at 20-6-5.
  • Men's Hockey To Play For NCAA Title
    March 18, 2005
    Middlebury scored four third period goals on its way to a 5-2 win over New England College in the NCAA semifinals in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers will take on St. Thomas, a 4-1 winner over Trinity, in the NCAA Championship on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
  • Phinney Earns All-American Status
    March 18, 2005
    Middlebury College men's hockey player Brian Phinney (Ripton, Vt.) has been named a first-team All-American by the AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association). The Vermont native is currently preparing for this weekend's NCAA Hockey Championships hosted by Middlebury College.
  • Men's Hockey Set To Host Final Four
    March 15, 2005
    For the fourth time in school history, Middlebury College will be the host site for the NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Championship. The games will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19 at the Kenyon Arena. Middlebury will meet New England College (4-2 winner over Manhattanville) at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, while Trinity (4-0 winner over Geneseo) takes on St. Thomas (a 3-2 winner over St. Norbert) in the first game at 3:30 p.m. The winners meet for the NCAA title on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
  • NCAA Men's Hockey Ticket Information
    March 13, 2005
    Middlebury College will be the host site for the 2005 NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Championship. The semifinals will take place on Friday, March 18th at 3:30 and 7:00, while the championship game is slated for Saturday, March 19th at 7:00. St. Thomas will meet Trinity in Friday's first semifinal, while Middlebury takes on New England College in the second game. Tickets are sold as a package for $25, which gain you admission to both semifinals as well as the championship game.
  • Men's Hockey Thumps Curry, Will Host Final Four
    March 12, 2005
    Middlebury exploded for three goals in a 1:53 span in the second period to lift the Panthers to a 6-0 win over Curry in the NCAA Quarterfinals. With the win, Middlebury will host the NCAA Semifinals and Championship next Friday and Saturday, March 18-19 at the Kenyon Arena. Middlebury will meet New England College (4-2 winner over Manhattanville) at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, while Trinity (4-0 winner over Geneseo) takes on St. Thomas (a 3-2 winner over St. Norbert) in the first game at 3:30 p.m. The winners meet for the NCAA title on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Ticket information can be found on this site on Sunday, or by calling (802) 443-2596.
  • NCAA Tournament Up Next For Men's Hockey
    March 08, 2005
    The Middlebury College men's hockey team will make its 10th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance this weekend when they host Curry. The game will take place on Saturday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Kenyon Arena.
  • Phinney And Cherry Named Players Of The Week
    March 07, 2005
    Middlebury College men's hockey players Brian Phinney (Ripton, Vt.) and Ross Cherry (Basking Ridge, N.J.) have been named the NESCAC Players of the week.
  • Men's Hockey Captures NESCAC Crown
    March 06, 2005
    Senior captain Brian Phinney scored two goals and assisted on the game-winner and freshman Ross Cherry made 46 saves in goal to lead Middlebury to a 3-2 win over Bowdoin in the finals of the NESCAC Men's Hockey Championship Tournament at Kingswood-Oxford Rink. The Panthers earn an automatic bid the NCAA Tournament and will host Curry on Saturday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
  • Men's Hockey Tops Colby, Will Play For NESCAC Title
    March 05, 2005
    Patrick Nugent had a goal and an assist and first-year goaltender Ross Cherry saved 29 out of 30 shots to lead Middlebury to a 4-1 win over Colby in a game hosted by Trinity, played at the Kingswood-Oxford Rink. The Panthers advanced to the NESCAC Championship game to face Bowdoin.
  • Phinney Earns All-NESCAC Honors
    March 02, 2005
    Middlebury College men's hockey player Brian Phinney (Ripton, Vt.) has been named to the All-NESCAC second-team. The senior captain is also a finalist for the Joe Concannon award, given annually to New England's best American-born Division II/III college hockey player. Phinney and the Panthers are preparing to make a run at the NESCAC Championship this weekend at Trinity.
  • Men's Hockey Heads To Trinity
    March 01, 2005
    The Middlebury College men's hockey team will make its sixth consecutive appearance in the NESCAC Tournament this weekend in Hartford, Connecticut. For the first time in the history of the tournament, the semifinals and finals will not be held at the Kenyon Arena on the campus of Middlebury College. The games will be hosted by Trinity College and played at the Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, Connecticut. Trinity meets Bowdoin in semifinal #1 on Saturday, March 5th at 1:00 p.m., while Middlebury takes on Colby in game two at 4:00 p.m. The winners meet on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for the title and an automatic bid to the 2005 NCAA Championship tournament.
  • Men's Hockey Tops Hamilton, Headed To NESCAC Semi's
    February 26, 2005
    Middlebury's rookie netminder Ross Cherry made 21 saves to earn his first career shutout as the Panthers topped Hamilton 3-0 in a NESCAC quarterfinal contest. The win avenges a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Continentals earlier in the season. Middlebury advances to take on Colby next Saturday at Trinity, while the host school will meet Bowdoin in the other semifinal match-up. Hamilton ends its season at 9-12-4. Ticket information for the NESCAC Championship will be available on Tuesday, by calling (802) 443-2596.
  • Beaney Named Sports Ethics Fellow
    February 24, 2005
    The Institute for International Sport proudly announces that Bill Beaney, Head Men's Hockey and Men's and Women's Golf Coach at Middlebury College, has been named a 2005 Sports Ethics Fellow.
  • Phinney Is Finalist For Concannon Award
    February 24, 2005
    Gridiron Club of Greater Boston president Ken Eldridge today announced the thirteen semifinalists for the fifth Joe Concannon Award, given annually to New England's best American-born Division II/III college hockey player. Middlebury's Brian Phinney (Ripton, Vt.) has been selected as one of the 13 semifinalists.
  • Midd. Thumps Norwich, To Host Hamilton
    February 19, 2005
    The Panther men's hockey team ended its regular season on the right foot, as they thumped in-state rival Norwich, 7-3. Middlebury clinches the second seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host #7 Hamilton next Saturday, February 26th in a NESCAC Quarterfinal match-up.
  • Men's Hockey Defeats St. Michael's
    February 18, 2005
    Senior Brian Phinney's goal with 12:35 left in regulation helped lift seventh-ranked Middlebury past Saint Michael's College, 4-1, in ECAC East/NESCAC men's ice hockey contest.
  • Gilchrist Earns Player Of The Week Honors
    February 14, 2005
    Middlebury College men's hockey player Mickey Gilchrist (Ottawa, Ont.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Gilchrist scored five goals and dished out an assist in a 1-0-1 week for Middlebury. The rookie scored a pair and added an assist in a 6-0 win over Wesleyan, before scoring a hat-trick in the Panthers tie with Trinity. He currently leads Middlebury with 14 goals on the season.
  • Men's Hockey Ties Trinity
    February 12, 2005
    Middlebury came back from a 3-0 deficit to earn a 4-4 tie with Trinity. The tie, along with a Bowdoin loss today, clinches the top spot in the NESCAC standings for the Bantams with one weekend to play.
  • Men's Hockey Thumps Wesleyan
    February 11, 2005
    Middlebury scored three first period goals on its way to a 6-0 NESCAC win over Wesleyan. The Panthers are ranked seventh in the latest national poll and will host sixth-ranked Trinity on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Hamilton Downs Men's Hockey
    February 05, 2005
    Middlebury was only able to muster up a weekend split of its two NESCAC road games as they suffered a 3-2 loss at Hamilton. The Panthers out shot the Continentals 34-19, but could not capitalize on their opportunities.
  • Men's Hockey Holds Off Amherst
    February 04, 2005
    Middlebury remained unbeaten in its last six games as they picked up a 3-2 NESCAC win over Amherst. The Panthers scored three first period goals and then held on for the road win.
  • Men's Hockey Slips Past UMass.-Boston
    January 29, 2005
    Middlebury put 42 shots on the board, but were only able to muster up a pair of goals in a 2-1 win over UMass.-Boston. The Panthers return to action next weekend at Amherst and Hamilton.
  • Babson Ties Men's Hockey
    January 28, 2005
    Middlebury and Babson battled to a 1-1 tie at the Kenyon Arena, in an NESCAC/ECAC match-up. The Panthers out shot the Beavers 33-24 on the night, but could not muster up the game-winner.
  • Panthers Top Plattsburgh
    January 25, 2005
    Middlebury's Evgeny Saidachev scored with just 1:23 remaining to lift the Panthers to at 4-3 non-league win at Plattsburgh. Middlebury out shot Plattsburgh 34-25 on the night as the Panthers move to 12-3-1.
  • Fuld's Late Goal Lifts Middlebury Over N.E.C.
    January 22, 2005
    Middlebury's Richie Fuld scored with 1:53 left in the game to give Middlebury a 4-3 win over New England College. The goal came when Fuld hit an open net from the far side after a save on a wrap-around shot by Jed McDonald. The tally was the first of the season for the sophomore, playing in his fifth game.
  • Men's Hockey Gets Back On Track
    January 21, 2005
    Middlebury broke its first three-game losing streak in four years as they defeated St. Anselm 3-1 at the Kenyon Arena. First-year netminder Ross Cherry was impressive in his collegiate debut, as he made 26 saves in goal to earn the win.
  • Men's Hockey Falls To Williams
    January 18, 2005
    Despite out shooting Williams 40-20, Middlebury came up on the short end of a 6-3 game at the Kenyon Arena. The three consecutive losses are the first for Middlebury, since dropping games to Plattsburgh, Wisconsin-Stevens Point and St. Norbert in '99-'00. The loss also snaps an 18-game unbeaten streak at Kenyon Arena, dating back to a 1/17/04 loss to Colby.
  • Men's Hockey Drops Second Straight
    January 15, 2005
    The Middlebury men's hockey team lost its second straight game as they fell at Colby, 2-0. The consecutive losses are the first for the Panthers since a pair of PrimeLink losses to Norwich in Plattsburgh in '02.
  • Men's Hockey Falls At Bowdoin
    January 14, 2005
    Middlebury saw its 18-game unbeaten streak come to an end as Bowdoin's Adam Dann scored the game-winner with 1:22 left in the third period to give 13th-ranked Bowdoin an eventual 4-2 victory over top-ranked Middlebury. The Polar Bears defeat the Panthers for the first time since the 1993-94 season, snapping a 10-game winless streak in the series. The defending national champion Panthers lose their first game of the season.
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