Donato, Fox, Madsen Earn All-Ivy Honors

Donato, Fox, Madsen Earn All-Ivy Honors

For the second consecutive year, Ryan Donato, Adam Fox, and Merrick Madsen earned All-Ivy honors. 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Junior forward Ryan Donato and sophomore defenseman Adam Fox were named First Team All-Ivy selections, and senior goaltender Merrick Madsen was named a Second Team All-Ivy honoree, the league announced today.

Donato (22 goals, 11 assists) had an outstanding junior campaign for the Crimson, leading Harvard with 33 points in just 25 games played. He had a career high 14-game point streak (14 goals, eight assists) to open the season, and was the first player in college hockey to reach 20 goals this year, taking just 19 games to do it. Donato leads the nation with an average of .88 goals per game, and was the star of the U.S. men's ice hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, leading the team with six points (five goals, assist) before returning to complete the season at Harvard. Harvard was 9-3-2 this season in games which Donato scored a goal.

Fox (three goals, 18 assists) leads all Harvard defensemen in scoring and was tied for third among Ivy defensemen with seven points in 10 Ancient Eight contests. He placed second on the team with 44 blocked shots, for an average of 1.76 blocked shots/game – best among Harvard players. He was the top scoring defenseman with Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Championships with five points (goal, four assists), helping the U.S. earn bronze in Buffalo.

Madsen was excellent this season in net for the Crimson, particularly against Ivy competition this year, going 4-3-0 with a 1.73 goals against average and .935 save percentage against Ancient Eight foes. Madsen has three shutouts (Dartmouth, Brown, Rensselaer) in 20 starts overall this season bringing his career total to 10 (second in Harvard history). He completed the regular season with an 8-8-3 record with a 2.18 goals against average and .923 save percentage.

Madsen has been honored three times in his career by the Ivy League (first team in 2017, honorable mention in 2016), while Donato and Fox are two-time All-Ivy honorees (first team in 2017).