The Crimson looks for another 20-win season in 2012-13.
(Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard women’s hockey team returns for the 2012-13 season looking to build off an impressive 22-9-1 record and a trip to the semifinals at the ECAC tournament last season. The Crimson will play a 29-game season with a foreign exhibition against Russia scheduled before the winter holidays on Dec. 1.
Katey Stone, the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, returns for a 19th season as head coach and hopes to build upon her legacy as the winningest coach in the history of Division I women's hockey. After coaching the U.S. women’s national team to a runner-up finish at the IIHF Women’s World Championship during the offseason, Stone was named the head coach for the 2014 U.S. women’s Olympic team.
Harvard started last season with four away games and managed a 3-1 record. This season will commence with five straight road games as Harvard will kick off their season at Quinnipiac Oct. 26 and Princeton Oct. 27. The Crimson continues its road trip against Brown Nov. 2 and Yale Nov. 3. On Nov. 18 Harvard will round out the opening road matches and make the short trip across the Charles to take on Boston University.
After Thanksgiving, Harvard enjoys three home games in a row including Dartmouth Nov. 30, a foreign exhibition against Russia Dec. 1, and Providence Dec. 7. The Crimson will travel to New Hampshire Dec. 8 for the final game in 2012.
After the winter holidays, the Harvard women resume their season with two road games against Union Jan. 4 and Rensselaer Jan. 5. The Crimson then comes back home for a five-game homestand against Princeton Jan. 11, Quinnipiac Jan. 12, Connecticut Jan. 15, Rensselaer Jan. 18, and Union Jan. 19.
Harvard will pick up the season a week later, traveling to Clarkson Jan. 25 and St. Lawrence Jan. 26. The Crimson continues with games at Dartmouth Feb. 1 and the first game in the 35th Women’s Beanpot at Northeastern against Boston College Feb. 5.
The Harvard women come back home to take on rivals Yale Feb. 8 and Brown Feb. 9. After the final round of the Beanpot Feb. 5, the Crimson embarks on its final road games of the season at Cornell Feb. 15 and at Colgate Feb. 16.
Harvard finishes its season at home with matchups against St Lawrence Feb. 22 and Clarkson Feb. 23.
The ECAC quarterfinals will take place March 1-3, with the semifinals and finals taking place a week later.