2017-18 Women's Hockey News

  • Written Senior Perspectives - Chelsea Ziadie, Women's Ice Hockey
    July 23, 2018
    Only by looking back at my four years on the women’s ice hockey team do I realize how truly special the Harvard hockey program is, and how central it was to my Harvard experience.
  • Written Senior Perspectives - Nikki Friesen, Women's Ice Hockey
    July 13, 2018
    Since my junior year of high school, I have kept a paper fortune in the back of my phone case. It reads: “Success will be yours.” This little fortune is tattered and dirty, from Panda Express of all places, and relatively simple; yet, for me, it holds profound meaning.
  • Women’s Hockey Lands 19 on ECAC All-Academic Squad
    July 10, 2018
    Harvard Women's ice hockey has proven to be competitive both on and off the ice, as 19 members of the 2017-18 Crimson women's hockey team have been selected to ECAC Hockey's All-Academic team.
  • Written Senior Perspectives - Dani Krzyszczyk, Women's Ice Hockey
    June 15, 2018
    Looking at the faces of the seniors my freshman year, I remember thinking to myself how lucky I was to be at Harvard. Making it to the national championship game was incredibly special, but what I didn’t realize was that it wasn’t special because of the wins, it was special because of the individuals wearing the H.
  • Harvard Varsity Club Celebrates Class of 2018 at Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner
    May 23, 2018
    Harvard Athletics and the Harvard Varsity Club honored the Class of 2018 on Wednesday night (May 23) at the annual Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner, held inside the Bright-Landry Hockey Center, to honor the standout athletic and academic achievements of this year’s graduating student-athletes. 
  • Women’s Ice Hockey Hosts Annual Year-End Banquet
    April 18, 2018
    The Harvard women’s hockey team held its annual year-end banquet last weekend, celebrating the 2017-18 season, honoring the senior class and recognizing team award winners. The banquet was held at the Harvard Club of Boston and drew numerous friends and family to celebrate the team’s accomplishments this past season.
  • Women’s Hockey Volunteers for Boston Marathon
    April 16, 2018
    The Harvard women’s hockey team gave back to the Boston community on Sunday night, partnering with Viga Italian Eatery to make over 3,500 sandwiches for the thousands of volunteers at the Boston Marathon
  • Ivy League Enhances Exposure, Fan Experience with Long-Term ESPN Agreement
    April 04, 2018
    The Ivy League and ESPN have agreed to a long-term relationship to showcase Ivy League events through a variety of ESPN platforms, including at least 24 events annually on ESPN’s linear networks and more than 1,100 annually on ESPN+. This will include coverage for all 42 Harvard varsity programs.
  • Angela Ruggiero to Receive SportsBusiness Forty Under 40 Award
    March 26, 2018
    Harvard women’s hockey alum Angela Ruggiero has been named to SportsBusiness Journal/Daily’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2018 as announced by the journal.
  • Women's Hockey Season Recap
    March 20, 2018
    March 20, 2018
  • Harvard Varsity Club Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2018
    March 19, 2018
    will be inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame during a dinner and induction ceremony at the Harvard Club of Boston’s Downtown Clubhouse on Saturday, October 13. The Class of 2018 will join the nearly 550 student-athletes from Harvard’s 42 varsity teams who have previously been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
  • Becca Gilmore Named National Division I Rookie of the Month
    March 05, 2018
    After scoring 15 points in 10 games during the month of February, Becca Gilmore (Wayland, Mass.) has been named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association (HCA) National Division I Rookie of the Month for February, as announced by the organization today. During the month of February, Gilmore was tied for second in the NCAA with 15 points and was the top scoring freshman. The forward was also tied for the national lead with nine goals.
  • Emma Buckles and Becca Gilmore Earn ECAC All-Rookie Team Recognition
    March 02, 2018
    Freshmen Emma Buckles and Becca Gilmore were named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team as announced by the conference today.
  • Becca Gilmore Named ECAC Rookie of the Month
    March 01, 2018
    Becca Gilmore was named ECAC Rookie of the Month for the month of February, as announced by the conference today. This is the first monthly honor of Gilmore’s career after earning Rookie of the Week twice during the 2017-18 season.
  • Women’s Hockey Edged by No. 4/4 Colgate, Closes Door on 2017-18 Season
    February 24, 2018
    The Harvard women’s hockey team dropped a 6-1 decision to the No. 4/4 Colgate Raiders (31-4-1, 19-3-0 ECAC) in game two of the ECAC Tournament quarterfinals this afternoon, Feb. 24. With the loss, the Crimson closes the door on the 2017-18 season, finishing with a 13-16-2 overall record and 10-10-2 in the ECAC.
  • Women’s Hockey Alum Angela Ruggiero ’04 Gives Gold Medals to Team USA
    February 23, 2018
    Following a 3-2 shootout win over Team Canada, former Harvard women’s hockey player and Olympic Gold Medalist Angela Ruggiero had the honor of distributing the gold medals to Team USA on Thursday. The last time the United States won gold was in 1998 in Nagano, when Ruggiero was a member of the team.
  • Randi Griffin’s Olympic Goal Puck Going to the Hockey Hall of Fame
    February 23, 2018
    It was announced that the puck Randi Griffin ’10 scored Team Korea’s first Olympic goal will be heading to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
  • Scoring Frenzy Ensues in Game One of ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals
    February 23, 2018
    A total of 10 goals were scored in the opening match of the ECAC quarterfinal round, between the Harvard women’s hockey team (13-15-2) and No. 4/4 Colgate (30-4-1), that ended 6-4 in favor of the Raiders. After concluding the first period down three goals, the Crimson clawed back to put itself within one but was unable to overcome the deficit in the final minutes.
  • Women's Hockey Primed for Post Season at No. 4/4 Colgate
    February 22, 2018
    The Harvard Crimson makes its way to the ECAC Playoffs for the 27th time in program history this weekend at Colgate University. The quarterfinals run on a best of three games format, with matchups scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m., and if necessary, Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. All games will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.
  • Gilmore, Hughes Earn All-Ivy Accolades
    February 22, 2018
    Freshman Becca Gilmore and Sophomore Kat Hughes have earned 2017-18 All-Ivy accolades as announced by the conference today. Gilmore was named Second-Team All-Ivy while Hughes garnered Honorable Mention recognition. Both honors are the first of their respective careers.
  • Women’s Hockey Drops Regular Season Finale to No. 2/2 Clarkson, 3-1
    February 17, 2018
    The Harvard women’s hockey team (13-14-2, 10-10-2 ECAC) dropped its regular season finale to No. 2/2 Clarkson on Saturday afternoon by a 3-1 decision. Bradley Fusco scored the lone goal for Harvard, with help from Ali Peper and Haley Mullins to deny the shutout.
  • Women’s Hockey Shuts Down No. 8/8 St. Lawrence 2-1
    February 16, 2018
    Backed by 40 saves from sophomore netminder Beth Larcom and two goals from rookie Becca Gilmore, the Harvard women’s hockey team (13-13-2, 10-9-2 ECAC) defeated No. 8/8 St. Lawrence (17-10-4, 13-6-2 ECAC), 2-1, at Appleton Arena on Friday night.
  • Women’s Hockey Heads to North Country for Regular Season Wrap Up
    February 15, 2018
    The Harvard women’s hockey team treks to North Country to wrap up the regular season this weekend. On Friday, the Crimson will take on No. 8/8 St. Lawrence at 6 p.m. and will turn around to face No. 2/2 Clarkson on Saturday at 3 p.m. Both contests will be streamed on the host school’s video platform. Harvard has already clinched a spot in the ECAC playoffs, so the team will look to build momentum heading into post season and potentially alter its opponent draw with this weekend’s results.
  • Randi Griffin ’10 Scores First Olympic Goal for Team Korea
    February 14, 2018
    Early this morning, Harvard women’s hockey alum Randi Griffin ’10 made history, scoring the first Olympic goal for the unified Korean women’s hockey team. Griffin tallied the lone score for Korea in a 4-1 loss to Japan, but the symbolism of the moment was worth much more. This is the first Olympic games in which North Korea and South Korea are competing as one in a team sport.
  • Kat Hughes Named NCAA First Star of the Week
    February 13, 2018
    Harvard right-winger Kat Hughes has been named the NCAA Ice Hockey First Star of the Week, as announced by the organization today. Hughes is coming off a five-point weekend where she scored back-to-back game winning goals to secure Harvard a spot in the ECAC playoffs.
  • Gilmore, Hughes Tabbed ECAC Rookie and Player of the Week
    February 13, 2018
    Becca Gilmore and Kat Hughes have been named the ECAC Rookie and Player of the Week, respectively, as announced by the conference today. The line mates put together a tremendous weekend, helping Harvard secure a playoff bid with two games to go in regular season play. The award is Gilmore’s second of the season, Hughes’ first, and Harvard’s third and fourth recognition during the 2017-18 campaign.
  • Gilmore’s Two Goals Lift Women’s Hockey Over Northeastern in Beanpot Consolation
    February 13, 2018
    A strong opening to the third period led the Crimson to a 4-3 victory over Northeastern in the Beanpot consolation game on Tuesday night, Feb. 13 at Conte Forum. Freshman Becca Gilmore helped erase a two-goal deficit early in the third, sealing the win for Harvard with the game-tying and game-winning goals. The Crimson improves to 8-3-1 in Beanpot consolation games and is now 12-13-2 overall, 9-9-2 in ECAC play.
  • Women’s Hockey to Faceoff Against Northeastern in Beanpot Consolation
    February 12, 2018
    The Harvard women’s hockey team will return to close out the 40th annual women’s Beanpot Tournament in the concolation final against Northeastern on Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.The women’s Beanpot ranks as the longest running women’s tournament in all of college sports, making its debut in 1979 at Northeastern’s Historic Matthews Arena. For years, this battle for Boston bragging rights was dominated by Northeastern and Harvard, but the prominence of women’s hockey continues to grow and there is parity across the sport and the Beanpot like never before.
  • Women’s Hockey Clinches Playoff Berth with 5-2 Rout of Rensselaer
    February 10, 2018
    The Harvard women’s hockey team (11-13-2, 9-9-2 ECAC) celebrated Senior Day with a 5-2 win over Rensselaer (9-17-6, 6-11-3 ECAC) and a guaranteed playoff spot on Saturday afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Following the victory, the Crimson honored the graduating class of Nikki Friesen, Dani Krzyszczyk, Haley Mullins and Chelsea Ziadie for its contributions and dedication to the Harvard Hockey program.
  • Women’s Hockey Alum Pledges Brain to Concussion Research
    February 09, 2018
    In a joint statement with the Concussion Legacy Foundation earlier this week, former Harvard women’s hockey player Angela Ruggiero, along with two other Olympic athletes, Elana Meyers Taylor and Hayley Wickenheiser, pledged to donate her brain to support CTE and concussion research.
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