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Men’s Hockey Trio Receives All-Ivy Nods; Malone Co-Rookie of the Year

Sean Malone earned the second straight Ivy Rookie of the Year for Harvard (Photo: Zach Williamson).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Three members of the Harvard men’s hockey team have received All-Ivy League accolades, the league announced Friday. Sophomore Jimmy Vesey was named to the All-Ivy second team, while senior Raphael Girard and freshman Sean Malone received honorable mention nods. Malone also took home the league’s Rookie of the Year award, sharing it with Yale’s Alex Lyon.

Malone becomes the 13th Harvard skater in program history to collect Ivy Rookie of the Year honors, and it marks the second straight season a Harvard skater has received the honor with Vesey earning the title in 2012-13. The top-scoring freshman on the team, Malone amassed 19 points on six goals and 13 assists in his inaugural collegiate season, playing in all 29 games for the Crimson. He recorded the longest point streak on the team this season at five games and also had a team-high two short-handed scores on the year.

Vesey earns his second All-Ivy accolade in as many years, leading the team in goals for the second straight season with 13. His five game-winning goals ranked tied for first in the ECAC and tied for seventh nationally, and he also held a share of the team lead in power-play goals with four. Vesey was also named a Walter Brown Award candidate for the second consecutive season.

Girard earned an honorable mention nod thanks to a strong save percentage and low goals-against average in league action. He led the ECAC with a .938 save percentage and was one of three league goalies to have a GAA under 2.00. His strongest performance against an Ancient Eight foe came Dec. 7 at Yale, where he stopped a career-high 52 shots in a dramatic 2-2 tie.

The Crimson takes on Yale Friday in the first game of a best-of-three series in the ECAC Championship opening round.         

IVY AWARDS

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
 

Andy Iles, Cornell (Sr., G – Ithaca, N.Y.)

 

CO-ROOKIES OF THE YEAR

Sean Malone, Harvard (Fr., F – West Seneca, N.Y.)

Alex Lyon, Yale (Fr., G – Baudette, Minn.)

 

FIRST-TEAM ALL-IVY

Brian Ferlin, Cornell (Jr., F – Jacksonville, Fla.)

Andrew Ammon, Princeton (Sr., F – Aldie, Va.)

Jesse Root, Yale (Sr., F – Pittsburgh, Pa.)*

Dennis Robertson, Brown (Sr., D, Fort St. John, BC)

Joakim Ryan, Cornell (Jr., D – Rumson, N.J.)*

Andy Iles, Cornell (Sr., G – Ithaca, N.Y.)

 

SECOND-TEAM ALL-IVY^

Matt Lorito, Brown (Jr., F – Oakville, Ont.)

Eric Neiley, Dartmouth (Jr., F – Warminster, Pa.)

Jim Vesey, Harvard (So., F – North Reading, Mass.)

Ken Agostino, Yale (Sr. F – Flanders, N.J.)

Rob O'Gara, Yale (So., D – Nesconset, N.Y.) 

Gus Young, Yale (Sr., D – Dedham, Mass.)

Charles Grant, Dartmouth (So., G – Berwick, Nova Scotia)

 

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY

Nick Lappin, Brown (So., F – Geneva, Ill.)

John McCarron, Cornell (Jr., F – Macomb, Mich.)

Sean Malone, Harvard (Fr. F – West Seneca, N.Y.)

Tyler Steel, Brown (Fr., G – Kelowna, BC)

Raphael Girard, Harvard (Sr., G - Saint–Hyacinthe, Que.)

Alex Lyon, Yale (Fr., G – Baudette, Minn.)

 

* Unanimous Selection

^ Due to ties in the voting, second team was expanded to seven