2008-09 Men's Ice Hockey News

  • McKenna Earns All-American Honors
    March 23, 2009
    Middlebury College men's hockey player Jamie McKenna (Lake Placid, N.Y.) has been named an AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association) second-team All-American. The senior helped lead the Panthers to an impressive 19-7-1 mark with a trip to the NESCAC Championship game.
  • Men's Hockey Falls In NESCAC Title Game - No NCAA Bid
    March 07, 2009
    The Middlebury men's hockey team fell 5-2 at Amherst in the NESCAC Championship game on Saturday night. The Jeffs receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, while the Panthers did not receive a bid for the second straight season. The NESCAC title is the first for the Amherst men, as they hosted the tourney in Orr Rink.
  • Men's Hockey Tops Williams, Headed To NESCAC Title Game
    March 06, 2009
    The Middlebury men's hockey team has advanced to the NESCAC Championship game for the 10th straight year after a 4-1 win over Williams at Amherst. The Panthers will take on Amherst, a 3-0 winner over Trinity, on Saturday night at 7:30 in the NESCAC title game.
  • McKenna & Drolet Earn NESCAC Honors - Drolet Is Rookie Of The Year
    March 05, 2009
    Senior Jamie McKenna (Lake Placid, N.Y.) and rookie Martin Drolet (Lachine, Que.) have both been named to the All-NESCAC first-team, while Drolet was also honored as the league's rookie of the year. The duo helped lead the Panthers to an 18-6-1 record as they head to the NESCAC Championship weekend at Amherst this weekend.
  • Men's Hockey Headed To Amherst For NESCAC Championship Weekend - Watch Live!
    March 03, 2009
    The Middlebury College men's hockey team will make its 10th consecutive trip in the NESCAC semifinals as they travel to Amherst this weekend. The Panthers will take on Williams at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, while the host school meets Trinity at 7:30 p.m. The winners meet for the NESCAC Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
  • Men's Hockey Tops Hamilton In Quarters
    February 28, 2009
    Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC semifinals after a 6-2 win over Hamilton in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers will meet Williams in the semifinal round next Friday at Amherst. Hamilton ends its season at 9-15-1. Middlebury held 37-19 shots advantage in the game.
  • Men's Hockey To Host NESCAC Quarterfinal Game
    February 23, 2009
    The Middlebury men's hockey team will host Hamilton in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 28th at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $5 for adults and $2 for students, and will gain you admission to both men's and women's NESCAC Hockey Quarterfinal games. For further ticket information, please call (802) 443-2596.
  • Men's Hockey Wraps Up Regular Season With Win At Hamilton
    February 21, 2009
    Bryan Curran scored two goals and assisted on another to lead Middlebury to a 5-2 win against Hamilton in the regular season finale for both teams. Middlebury (17-6-1 overall, 14-4-1 NESCAC) clinched the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC championship tournament, while Hamilton (9-14-1, 8-11-0) is the seventh seed, which means the teams will meet again in a quarterfinal game at Middlebury on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m.
  • Men's Hockey Comeback Falls Short At Amherst
    February 20, 2009
    Amherst jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held off a furious comeback by Middlebury as the Jeffs picked up a 4-3 win at home. With the victory, Amherst clinched the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and the right to host the semifinals and finals with a quarterfinal win next weekend. The Panthers will wrap up their regular season on Saturday at Hamilton before returning home to host a NESCAC Quarterfinal game next Saturday. Middlebury held a commanding 57-23 shots advantage in the game.
  • McKenna Named Semifinalist For Concannon Award
    February 18, 2009
    Gridiron Club of Greater Boston president Tim Whelan announced today that sixteen NCAA Division II/III players are semi-finalists for the ninth Joe Concannon Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England playing at the D-II/III level. A total of five NESCAC players were among the semi-finalists, including Middlebury's Jamie McKenna (Lake Placid, N.Y.). A year ago, Middlebury's Tom Maldonado won the award.
  • Men's Hockey Falls To UMass.-Boston In OT
    February 14, 2009
    Eric Tufman snapped a shot home just 44 seconds into overtime to lift UMass.-Boston to its second win in as many years over Middlebury, this time by a score of 3-2. The Panthers fall to (16-5-1 overall and 13-3-1 in NESCAC play, while UMB moves to 8-13-2, 4-12-1 in ECAC East play. With the loss, Middlebury moves into second place in the NESCAC, two points behind Amherst, who they'll visit this Friday. The Panthers out shot the Beacons, 39-18 on the night.
  • Men's Hockey Edges Babson
    February 13, 2009
    Middlebury won for the fourth time in its last five games as the Panthers earned a 3-2 win over Babson in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers held a 33-25 shots advantage on the night, as they play their final regular season home game on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. vs. UMass.-Boston. Babson will travel south to visit Williams on Saturday afternoon.
  • Skate With The Panthers Saturday
    February 13, 2009
    The Middlebury College men's hockey team will hold its annual
  • Men's Hockey Wins At Norwich
    February 07, 2009
    Mason Graddock scored a goal and added an assist to help lift No. 6 Middlebury past 12th-ranked Norwich, 4-2, Saturday afternoon in an ECAC East-NESCAC Interlock men's ice hockey game at Kreitzberg Arena.
  • Men's Hockey Thumps St. Michael's
    February 06, 2009
    Middlebury (14-4-1, 11-2-1 NESCAC) scored six second period goals on its way to a 12-3 win at St. Michael's (7-10-2, 2-9-1 ECAC East) at Cairns Arena in South Burlington. Charlie Strauss recorded a hat-trick and handed out two helpers, while Ken Suchoski and Martin Drolet each netted two goals while assisting on three others.
  • Watch Middlebury @ Norwich Hockey Live
    February 06, 2009
    You can watch the Middlebury @ Norwich men's hockey game live Saturday, February 7th at 4:00 p.m. live for $7. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Trinity Tops Men's Hockey
    January 31, 2009
    Trinity scored three third period goals to break-up a scoreless tie on its way to a 3-1 road win over Middlebury. The Panthers fall to 13-4-1 overall and 10-2-1 in NESCAC play, while the Bantams move to 12-5, 9-4 in NESCAC play.
  • Men's Hockey Cruises Past Wesleyan
    January 30, 2009
    Middlebury outshot Wesleyan 48-11 as the Panthers scored three second periods goal en route to a 5-2 win over the Cardinals in Kenyon Arena. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday when they host Trinity at 4:00 p.m., while Wesleyan visits Williams.
  • Men's Hockey Falls At Plattsburgh
    January 27, 2009
    Middlebury saw its six game (5-0-1) unbeaten streak come to an end as they suffered a 4-1 loss at top-ranked Plattsburgh. The fourth-ranked Panthers return home this weekend to host NESCAC foes Wesleyan and Trinity in Kenyon Arena.
  • Men's Hockey Defeats N.E.C.
    January 24, 2009
    Middlebury scored three consecutive goals in the second period to break up a scoreless tie, on its way to a 4-2 win over N.E.C. The win extends the Panthers unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1) as they prepare to visit Plattsburgh on Tuesday night. Middlebury held a 44 to 26 advantage in shots.
  • Late Surge Lifts Men's Hockey Past St. Anselm
    January 23, 2009
    Middlebury scored six times in the final two periods, coming from a 2-0 deficit to defeat St. Anselm, 6-4. The win extends the Panthers unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) as they prepare to host N.E.C. on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Middlebury held a 41-28 shots advantage on the night.
  • McKenna Named Player Of The Week
    January 19, 2009
    Middlebury College men's hockey player Jamie McKenna (Lake Placid, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. McKenna had six points on three goals and three assists during a 2-0 weekend for the Panthers at Bowdoin and Colby. Friday evening against the Polar Bears, McKenna collected three assists as Middlebury earned a 5-2 victory. On Saturday against the Mules, McKenna had a hat trick with a three-goal third period en route to a 6-3 Panther win. McKenna, who currently leads the NESCAC in scoring with nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points through 11 games, now has 102 career points.
  • Men's Hockey Completes Weekend Sweep With Win At Colby
    January 17, 2009
    Middlebury completed a weekend sweep in Maine as they picked up a 6-3 win at Colby. Jamie McKenna earned a hat-trick in the game, surpassing the 100 point mark (102) in his career. John Yanchek made 21 saves in goal to earn the win.
  • Men's Hockey Closes Dayton Arena With a Win
    January 16, 2009
    The Middlebury men's hockey team closed Bowdoin's Dayton Arena the same way they opened it 52 years ago, by defeating the Polar Bears. The Panthers scored in each period on their way to a 5-2 NESCAC road win on Friday night. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday at Colby, while Bowdoin will open its new rink on Sunday against Williams.
  • Men's Hockey Battles To Tie With Williams
    January 13, 2009
    Middlebury outshot Williams 43-28 but it wasn't enough, as the Panthers settled for a 4-4 tie with the Ephs. Williams came from two goals down in the third period to earn the tie, as neither team found the back of the net in overtime. Middlebury and Williams continue NESCAC play this weekend as they visit Bowdoin and Colby.
  • Men's Hockey Earns Win Over Skidmore
    January 10, 2009
    Middlebury bounced back after a loss on Friday with a 4-1 win over Skidmore in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers held a 38-35 shots advantage in the game, as John Yanchek made 34 saves in goal to earn the win. Middlebury returns to action on Tuesday when they host NESCAC foe Williams at 7:00 p.m.
  • Castleton Tops Men's Hockey
    January 09, 2009
    Castleton picked up its first win in five tries against Middlebury as the Spartans earned a 2-1 win over the Panthers in Kenyon Arena. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday when they host Skidmore, while Castleton visits Williams. The Spartans held a 21-19 shots advantage on the night.
  • Panthers Win Third Place Game
    January 04, 2009
    Middlebury cruised to a 6-1 win over St. Anselm in the consolation game of the Middlebury College Holiday Classic Tournament. The Panthers improve to 7-1 on the year and return to league play this weekend when they host Castleton and Skidmore.
  • Men's Hockey Falls To Curry
    January 03, 2009
    Middlebury suffered its first loss of the season as the Panthers fell to Curry 4-1 in their own Holiday Classic Tournament. The Panthers held a 36-26 shots advantage in the game, but saw 35 turned away by Curry netminder Steven Jakiel. The Colonels will meet N.E.C, a 7-0 winner over St. Anselm, in the championship game on Sunday at 4:00, while the Panthers will meet the Hawks in the consolation game at 1:00 p.m.
  • Men's Hockey Battles USA U-18 Team
    December 07, 2008
    Middlebury closed out its first semester with a 7-2 loss to the USA Under 18 Team in an exhibition game in Kenyon Arena. The game was tied at 2-2 entering the third period before the Panthers gave up five goals, including four on the power play.
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