Princeton ties Yale In Season Opener

NEWARK, N.J – Princeton tied Yale 2-2 in the season opener on Friday.

Yale scored first on the power play, but the Tigers netted it over midway through the first when freshman David Hallisey potted a rebound.

In the second, Eric Robinson scored his first collegiate goal to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. Fellow rookie Joe Grabowski assisted on the play. Yale knotted the score at 2-2 after killing off a 5-on-3 power play, when Mike Doherty scored from the top of the right faceoff circle.

More to follow.

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Princeton Ready To Take The Ice After An Offseason Of Changes

It’s been a long offseason for Princeton hockey.

For the second straight year, Princeton will open its season at the Liberty Hockey Invitational. But this team is vastly different from last year’s.

After finishing with a 6-26-0 record, Princeton overhauled its coaching system. The six wins were the lowest since 2003-04, and it meant the departures of Bob Prier, Greg Gardner and Scott Garrow for Ron Fogarty, Brad Dexter and Stavros Paskaris.

The coaching staff changes bring challenges for this season, but mostly a new system the players must learn.

“[It’s] just grasping different philosophies,” Fogarty said. “That’s the toughest part because you’re accustomed to a certain game style and now it has to change. So that’s the toughest thing right now and we’ll have a good sense of where our team is right before the Christmas break.” Continue reading

Recruit Roundup

This was a big week for Princeton hockey recruits as the Tigers received a commitment from Alex Riche. Forward Max Veronneau returned from an injury and netted four points in his season debut. Ryan Kuffner now leads the CCHL in points and goals, while Neil Doef is tied for the league lead in assists.

Here’s how the other recruits fared this week: Continue reading

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Five Players To Watch

Princeton’s roster changed considerably over the past season, as the Tigers lost nine seniors – including captain Jack Berger and leading scorers Andrew Ammon and Andrew Calof. The Tigers have nine freshmen — bringing the underclassmen total to 17 skaters.

Amidst all the changes, here are five players to watch this season:

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OJHL Forward Alex Riche Commits to Princeton

Milton Icehawks forward Alex Riche has committed to Princeton hockey for 2015, Chris Heisenberg reported.

Riche , a 96 birth year, is in his second season with Milton, and his 22 points (12g, 10a) leads the team in scoring. Riche will join Joey Fallon, Ryan Kuffner, Josh Melnick and Max Veronneau in next year’s class.

Last season, Riche recorded 56 points (20g, 36a) through 52 games in Milton.  He’s the second Princeton recruit playing in the OHJL, as 2017 recruit Colin Tonge is currently with the Kingston Voyageurs.

(H/t Over The Boards)

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