No. 2/2 Men’s Hockey Sweeps Ivy League Yearly Awards

No. 2/2 Men’s Hockey Sweeps Ivy League Yearly Awards

PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 2/2 Harvard men's hockey team swept the Ivy League end-of-season awards, as Ryan Donato was named Player of the Year, Adam Fox was selected the Rookie of the Year and Ted Donato was named the Coach of the Year, as announced by the conference office Thursday, March 2.

This marks the third-straight year a Harvard skater has been named Player of the Year and 12th since the award was first given in 1979-80. Fox is the 14th Harvard player to receive Rookie of the Year accolades in that same span.

Ted Donato '91, the Robert D. Ziff '88 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Ice Hockey, is the first Harvard coach to be honored as the Ivy League Coach of the Year. He led the Crimson to an 8-1-1 record, the best Ivy mark since going 9-0-1 in 1993-94. Harvard skated away with its first outright conference title since 2006, registering 17 points. With this year's championship, Harvard earned back-to-back conference titles for the first time since 1993-94. Harvard enter the ECAC Hockey playoffs as the No. 2 team in the country.

Donato and Fox were joined on the All-Ivy League first team by Alexander Kerfoot and Merrick Madsen. Freshman defenseman John Marino was selected to the All-Ivy second team and senior forward Tyler Moy was named honorable mention.

Donato led the Ivy League with 16 points, four more than any other player in the league. His 11 assists also paced the conference. Overall, Donato finished the regular season with a team-high 18 goals and was second on the Crimson with 35 points. He had four four-point games this year, with one coming against Cornell Nov. 5 and another at Brown Feb. 18.

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Fox led all defensemen in the country with a 1.14 points per game mark. That mark tied him for fourth nationally among all freshmen skaters. He scored five goals and led the team with 27 assists. In the Ancient Eight, Fox tallied 10 points on two goals and eight assists, the most among freshmen and defensemen.

Kerfoot matched Fox with 10 points in Ivy games, tied for sixth in the conference. He scored three goals, including the game-winner against Princeton Jan. 7 and dished out seven assists. Overall, Kerfoot led the Crimson with a career-high 37 points and 14 goals. His 1.28 ppg mark ranks 17th nationally. This is the second year in a row Kerfoot has been selected All-Ivy League.

Madsen, an Ivy League honorable mention choice last year, moved up to the first team this season, after going 8-1-1 in net. His 2.01 GAA and .921 save percentage were the best marks among Ivy netminders with at least 300 minutes played. His 22 total wins this season are tied for the most in the country and his 2.17 GAA and .918 save percentage are both top 20 in the country.

Marino earns second team honors after skating on Harvard's top defensive pair for the majority of the season. He scored the game-winner at Yale Feb. 17 and also dished out three assists in conference play. On the year, he recorded two goals and nine helpers.

Moy receives his first All-Ivy honor after posting 10 points, highlighted by seven goals, tied for third-most in conference games. He tied for the conference lead with three power play goals. His 34 points overall is third-most on the team. 

Ryan Donato, Harvard (So., F – Scituate, Mass.) 

Adam Fox, Harvard (Fr., D – Jericho, N.Y.) 

Ted Donato, Harvard 

Troy Crema, Dartmouth
Ryan Donato, Harvard (So., F – Scituate, Mass.)
Alexander Kerfoot, Harvard (Sr., F – West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
*John Hayden, Yale (Sr., F – Greenwich, Conn.)
Yanni Kaldis, Cornell (Fr., D – Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
*Adam Fox, Harvard (Fr., D – Jericho, N.Y.)
Josh Teves, Princeton (So., D – Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Merrick Madsen, Harvard (Jr., G – Acton, Calif.) 

Sam Lafferty, Brown (Jr., F – Hollidaysburg, Pa.)
Mitch Vanderlaan, Cornell (So., F – Hanwell, New Brunswick, Canada)
Max Veronneau, Princeton (So., F – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Patrick McCarron, Cornell (Sr., D – Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
John Marino, Harvard (Fr., D – North Easton, Mass.)
Mitch Gillam, Cornell (Sr., G – Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) 

Tyler Moy, Harvard (Sr., F – San Diego, Calif.)
Ryan Kuffner, Princeton (So., F – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Joe Snively, Yale (So., F – Herndon, Va.)
Josh McArdle, Brown (Jr., D – Roscoe, Ill.)  

* Unanimous Selection
^ First Team Expanded Due To Tie In Voting