Middlebury College Athletics mourns the loss of long-time friend and public address announcer Dave Sears. Known for his one-of-a-kind voice and witty personality, Dave was a friendly and outgoing presence at countless men’s hockey, field hockey and women’s lacrosse games. Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to his family and friends during this time.
Neil Sinclair, a Middlebury graduate from the Class of 1993, has been named the head coach of the Middlebury men’s hockey program. Sinclair comes to Middlebury from Skidmore, where he has served in the same role for the past 10 seasons. The former Panther All-American was Middlebury’s interim head coach in 2002–03, after serving three seasons as an assistant coach for the recently retired Bill Beaney. Sinclair is just the fourth men’s hockey coach at Middlebury since 1946.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2014-15 Winter All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury’s 103 representatives, the second-highest total in the league.
Legendary Middlebury College coach Bill Beaney, the NCAA career leader in Division III men’s hockey coaching wins, announced today that he is stepping down as head coach of the men’s hockey program after one of the most successful careers in collegiate history.
Middlebury saw its season come to an end with a 3-0 loss at Amherst in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game. With the win, second-seeded Amherst improves to 19-4-2 for the season and will host No. 8 Tufts, which knocked off top-seeded Trinity, in next weekend’s semifinals. The Panthers conclude their season 10-12-3 overall.
Middlebury will look for its ninth NESCAC Championship when the journey begins this weekend with a quarterfinal game at Amherst on Saturday. Trinity has earned the top seed and home ice advantage throughout the tournament for the second consecutive season.
The Middlebury men’s hockey team ended its regular season with a 3-1 road win at Hamilton on Saturday afternoon. Brendan McGovern scored all three goals for the Panthers to earn the hat trick. Middlebury (10-11-3, 7-8-3) has earned the seventh seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will visit second-seeded Amherst for a quarterfinal game on Saturday.
The Middlebury men’s hockey team suffered a 4-0 NESCAC road loss on Friday night at 10th-ranked Amherst (17-4-2, 13-4-0). The Panthers (9-11-3, 6-8-3) return to action on Saturday afternoon with a 3:00 p.m. game at Hamilton.
Middlebury outshot Williams 39-25 but was unable to complete the two-game sweep as the Panthers (9-10-3, 6-7-3) fell to 14th-ranked Williams 5-4 in Lansing Chapman Rink. The Ephs move to 14-6-2 overall and 10-5-1 in the league, while the Panthers return to action on Friday night at Amherst.
The Middlebury men’s hockey team earned its second-straight shutout victory, topping 14th-ranked Williams (13-6-2, 9-5-1) by a score of 2-0 in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers (9-9-3, 6-6-3) return to action on Saturday night as the home-and-home series moves to Williamstown with a 7:00 p.m. faceoff.
By the numbers – 600 wins, eight national championships, 60,000 (or so) memories – are simply staggering. But if you ask Bill Beaney, he’ll tell you that numbers don’t begin to define his remarkable career.
Middlebury head coach Bill Beaney became just the 12th coach in NCAA history to earn 600 career wins, while leading the NCAA in Division III victories, as the Panthers (8-9-3, 5-6-3) cruised past Wesleyan (2-18-0, 1-13-0) by a 3-0 score on Saturday in Kenyon Arena. Now in his 35th season overall, Beaney has a career mark of 600-257-59, going 514-181-51 in 28 years at the helm of the Panthers. Middlebury returns to action Friday evening when it hosts Williams at 7:00 p.m., while the Cardinals entertain Colby at the same time.
Fourth-ranked Trinity scored just 47 seconds into overtime as the Bantams picked up a 2-1 road win at Middlebury (7-9-3, 4-6-3) in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers return to action on Saturday afternoon when they host Wesleyan at 4:00, while the Bantams (16-2-1, 11-1-1) visit Williams with a 3:00 p.m. faceoff.
The Middlebury men’s hockey team suffered its second-straight loss as the Panthers were blanked 3-0 at Connecticut College (9-7-2, 6-5-1). The Panthers (7-8-3, 4-5-3) return to action when they host Trinity on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
Middlebury battled Tufts on the road before falling in men's hockey action by a 2-1 score on Friday evening at the Malden Forum. The Panthers fall to 7-7-3 and 4-4-3 in the NESCAC, while the Jumbos improve to 7-9-1 and 4-6-1 in the league. Middlebury returns to action Saturday at Connecticut College with the puck dropping at 3:00.
Jake Charles scored 59 seconds into overtime on a rebound after Brendan McGovern’s shot had been saved to give Middlebury a 4-3 victory over Colby on Saturday afternoon in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers (7-6-3, 4-3-3) return to action Friday when they play at Tufts with the faceoff set for 7:00 p.m., while Colby (5-10-2, 2-8-2) visits Southern Maine on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Bowdoin scored with an extra attacker with 1:22 remaining as the Polar Bears (9-4-3, 4-4-3) earned a 2-2 road tie at Middlebury in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers (6-6-3, 3-3-3) return to action on Saturday when they host Colby at 3:00 p.m., while Bowdoin visits Williams with the same start time.
Middlebury men’s hockey player Stephen Klein (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The rookie was stellar in goal as Middlebury earned wins over #3 Plattsburgh and #2 Norwich last week. The rookie made 19 saves on Friday night as the Panthers topped the Cardinals 3-1 on the road. On Saturday, he made 25 stops to earn his first career shutout as the Panthers downed the Cadets, 3-0. Klein also helped the Middlebury penalty-kill unit kill off all nine power plays faced over the weekend.
Middlebury knocked off its second top-three nationally-ranked opponent in as many nights, blanking #2 Norwich 3-0 in Kenyon Arena. The win is the first for the Panthers over the Cadets in nine games, dating back to a two-game sweep during the 2008-09 season. Middlebury improves to 6-6-2 overall, while Norwich falls to 14-2-1. On Friday night, the Panthers earned a 3-1 road win at #3 Plattsburgh. Middlebury returns to action next Friday night when it hosts Bowdoin at 7:00 p.m.
The Middlebury men's hockey team grabbed a 2-0 lead in the opening minutes of the second period and never looked back during a 3-1 road upset of third-ranked Plattsburgh State (12-3-1) Friday evening. The Panthers (5-6-2) return to action Saturday evening when they host top-ranked Norwich. Faceoff inside the Cadets in Chip Kenyon '85 Arena is set for 7:00 p.m.
Trailing 2-0 entering the third period, visiting Middlebury picked up a pair of goals from Derek Pimentel over the final 20 minutes to force overtime. Ronald Fishman then scored the game-winner with just 24 seconds left in the extra frame to give his team a 3-2 win at Wesleyan. The Panthers improved to 4-6-2 overall and 3-3-2 in conference play. Wesleyan dropped its sixth straight contest, falling to 2-10 overall and 1-5 in the NESCAC.
Middlebury battled 10th-ranked Trinity on the road before falling in men's hockey action by a 3-1 score on Friday evening inside the Koeppel Community Sports Center. The Panthers fall to 3-6-2 for the year and 2-3-2 in the NESCAC, while the Bantams improve to 9-1-1 and 4-0-1 in the league. Middlebury returns to action Saturday at Wesleyan.
Sophomore Greg Conrad has enjoyed his fair share of success as a student-athlete at Middlebury College. But long before he donned the blue and white, Greg’s life was going full speed ahead both academically and athletically.
The Middlebury men's hockey team fell by a score of 4-1 to Hobart at the New Years College Hockey Classic in Lake Placid, New York. The Panthers fall to 3-5-2 on the year, while the Statesmen improve to 9-4. Middlebury returns to action next Friday and Saturday at Trinity and Wesleyan. Earlier in the day, Southern Maine topped St. Michaels, 5-2, in Herb Brooks Arena.
Middlebury opened up 2015 with a 2-1 win over St. Michael's (5-4-2) at the New Years College Hockey Classic. The Panthers (3-4-2) are hosting the event at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York. Hobart defeated Southern Maine 6-2 in the opening game of the day. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. against Hobart, while S. Maine meets St. Michael's at 4:00 p.m.
The Middlebury men's hockey program will be featured on an upcoming episode of the New England Hockey Journal (NEHJ), airing on Comcast SportsNet New England (CSNNE). NEHJ visited campus from December 4-7, gathering video as well as conducting interviews for the feature. The show will air on January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 9:00 a.m. on CSNNE. The feature is expected to be available online on Sunday, January 4 at hockeyjournal.com/tv as well as on New England Hockey Journal's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/HockeyJournal.
Middlebury jumped out to a 3-0 lead and went on to a 6-2 victory over Hamilton (3-3-1, 2-2-1) in the Panthers’ (2-4-2, 2-2-2) final game of the semester. Middlebury returns to action on January 2-3, 2015 in Lake Placid, N.Y. when its hosts the New Years College Hockey Classic.
Amherst’s Keenan Hodgson scored the game-winner with 5:34 remaining to lift the 15th-ranked Jeffs (6-1, 3-1) to a 4-3 win at Middlebury (1-4-2, 1-2-2) on Friday night in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers return to action on Saturday when they host Hamilton at 4:00 p.m., while Amherst visits Williams.
The Middlebury men’s hockey team has a busy week ahead with several events taking place. On December 5th at 7:00 p.m. (vs. Amherst) and the 6th at 4:00 p.m. (vs. Hamilton), the program will be raising money for H.O.P.E. (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects) of Addison County. Admission to the two hockey games will be free, but we are asking all in attendance to bring a children’s game, a canned good, or contribute a voluntary $5 admission. Following Saturday’s game, the team will offer its annual “Skate With The Panthers” event. All fans, young and old, will be invited on the ice to skate with the team and will be provided team pictures to get signed by players.