Looking Back At My First Games At Baker

TPhoto Jun 18, 8 28 24 PMwo and a half years ago, I walked up to the ticket window at Baker Rink. It was Jan. 5, 2013, just after New Year’s. I nervously asked them for my credential. I waited quietly as they sifted around the booth, and finally handed it to me. I took it from them excitedly.

I’m always early to hockey games, but I didn’t realize Baker doesn’t open until 6 p.m. I must’ve stood outside for 30 minutes, shifting back and forth, trying to keep warm.

At 6, they opened the doors and I walked into Baker for the first time.

Yes, that was my first trip to Baker Rink. Even though I grew up 15 minutes away. Even though I probably drove by the arena a million times during my childhood. Even though I frequented nearby McCarter Theatre at least once a year. This was still my first trip to Baker Rink. Continue reading Looking Back At My First Games At Baker

Princeton Recruit Jack Adams Makes Fargo Force Roster

Princeton hockey recruit Jack Adams made the Fargo Force out of camp, Jeff Cox reported on Sunday.

Adams was drafted by the Force with the 69th overall pick in the USHL Phase II draft. Adams recently completed his junior season at Malden Catholic, where he recorded 31 points (19g, 21a). Per Cox, Adams is undecided if he will join Fargo or stay with Malden Catholic. Continue reading Princeton Recruit Jack Adams Makes Fargo Force Roster

Friday Mailbag

It’s the offseason, so it’s a great time to talk about Princeton hockey. I fielded some questions on Twitter about the season for the first installment of what I hope will be a weekly mailbag next year.

In this edition, I address the Gentleman’s Agreement, the team’s identity for the season and how long until the Tigers become a force in the playoffs.

I had to put this one at the top because it’s my favorite question. Ah, the age-old argument over the Gentleman’s Agreement. It’s controversial in all of college hockey, but even more in the Ivy League, a conference without NLIs. Ivy teams only have verbal commitments until that player arrives on campus the fall of their freshman year. I’m sure recruits have been poached by Ivy schools in the past, but we’ve seldom heard about it – until now.

A few months ago Josh Melnick decommitted from Princeton. It shocked me because he’s from New Jersey, he had been verbally committed for a long time, and he played with some of Princeton’s current players while he was at Delbarton. Melnick decommitting wouldn’t have been a huge story across college hockey, but it was tweeted that Melnick was essentially poached. I then published he was committed to Harvard.  Continue reading Friday Mailbag

Announcing The Behind-The-Scenes Blog

I intended to release this along with the new website, but technical difficulties have slowed down the new site quite a bit.

But for this summer/the upcoming season, I’ll be keeping an actual blog for behind-the-scenes looks, travel logs, miscellaneous thoughts, retrospectives, possible throwback Thursday memories and more.

I actually wrote a lengthy retrospective on this season that touched on some of those ideas. Since then, I’ve wanted to write more stories that show the process and what these experiences are like. Continue reading Announcing The Behind-The-Scenes Blog

Forward Connor McLaren No Longer Enrolled At Princeton

Former Princeton forward Connor McLaren is no longer enrolled at Princeton, Eye on the Tigers has learned.

When asked if McLaren had been dismissed from the program, the team had no comment.

In his freshman year, McLaren appeared in 14 games and had two assists. His departure leaves Princeton with 15 projected forwards for next season.

Continue reading Forward Connor McLaren No Longer Enrolled At Princeton

Princeton Senior Night 2015 Photos

In honor of Princeton’s graduation, here’s a photo gallery from senior night this season. The gallery features photos of Aaron Ave, Tyler Maugeri, Aaron Kesselman, Tom Kroshus, Tucker Brockett and Ryan Benitez. Continue reading Princeton Senior Night 2015 Photos

Princeton Hockey Alumnus Mark Milley Nominated for Army’s Chief of Staff

Princeton hockey alumni General Mark Milley was nominated for the Army’s chief of staff on May 13.

“He not only has plenty of operational and joint experience in Afghanistan, in Iraq and on the Joint Staff, but he also has the intellect and vision to lead change throughout the Army,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told the Army Times.

Per the Army Times, Milley will be the first Army chief of staff with an undergraduate Ivy League degree.

Milley will replace Ray Odierno, who’s retiring, if the senate approves the selection. Continue reading Princeton Hockey Alumnus Mark Milley Nominated for Army’s Chief of Staff

Josh Teves Earns RBC National Junior A Scholarship

Princeton hockey recruit Josh Teves was named the RBC National Junior A Scholarship recipient, Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday.

The scholarship rewards players who’v excelled in academics and community service. Teves, who was selected out of 10 finalists in the CJHL, will receive $5,000. Fernie Ghostriders of Canada’s Junior B league and joined the Centennials this season.  Continue reading Josh Teves Earns RBC National Junior A Scholarship

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