Freshmen Power Princeton In Tie Against Yale

NEWARK, N.J – After just over a week of official practices, Princeton men’s hockey finally had a chance to test their new systems in a game setting.

The game ended in an official 2-2, with Yale advancing to the championship game after a shootout win.

“That was a great first opponent,” Princeton coach Ron Fogarty said. “Yale has a lot of speed, and now we know how to counter. There’s a lot of things to work on, but that was a great first step on this team.” Continue reading Freshmen Power Princeton In Tie Against Yale

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Princeton Starts Season Against Yale At Liberty Hockey Invitational

Princeton men’s hockey beings its 2014-15 season at the Liberty Hockey Invitation, facing Ivy League foe Yale.

This season, the Liberty Hockey Invitational will feature a tournament style. The winners of Friday will face off on Sunday in the championship game. Continue reading Princeton Starts Season Against Yale At Liberty Hockey Invitational

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 Princeton Ready To Take The Ice After An Offseason Of Changes

Princeton Hockey 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 more from this week’s Princeton hockey recruit roundup:

CCHL:

Friday was a big day for Gloucester’s three Princeton recruits. Max Veronneau returned from injury to appear in his first game with the Rangers this season. He scored four points (2g, 2a) and Ryan Kuffner netted a hat trick and added a pair of assists. Joey Fallon added a goal in the 7-4 win.

On Sunday, Kuffner netted four points (2g, 2a) while Fallon added a goal and an assist. Veronneau recorded an assist in the 5-1 win.

Neil Doef also recorded a five-point night ( 2g, 3a) on Tuesday, as Smiths Falls took down Brockville 5-4. He added a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win on Friday.

OJHL:

Colin Tonge recorded an assist on a 4-3 loss to Trenton on Thursday and scored a goal in a loss to Orangeville on Saturday.

Alex Riche committed to Princeton last Monday, but didn’t score for Milton this week.

USHL:

Josh Melnick netted three assists total in a sweep of Bloomington, with two helpers on Friday and one on Saturday.

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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 Recruit Roundup

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:

Continue reading Five Players To Watch

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)