Five-Minute Major Leads To Princeton Loss Against Yale

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In the belly of the whale, Princeton and Yale were skating end to end in a physical match. But with 2:13 minutes left in the first, Tucker Brockett was ejected for hitting from behind.

Assistant captain Mike Ambrosia left the first period with an injury and did not return, leaving the Tigers (3-15-1, 1-12-0 ECAC) two forwards down.

Princeton killed off over two minutes of the major to end the first in a scoreless tie. But in the second period, it took the Bulldogs (12-16-2, 7-5-1 ECAC) 90 seconds on the five-minute power play to earn a 2-0 lead.

“The five minute major was a turning point most definitely,” Princeton coach Ron Fogarty said. “Then we had an injury there in the first period so we lost two of our key offensive guys out there early in the first period. Continue reading Five-Minute Major Leads To Princeton Loss Against Yale

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Princeton Resumes League Play Against Yale, Brown

After playing Army on Wednesday, Princeton men’s hockey is back on the road to face Yale and Brown this weekend.

The Tigers (3-14-1, 1-11-1 ECAC) earned a win against Army on Wednesday, Princeton’s first victory since Nov. 28 against Michigan State.

This is the first time this season Princeton plays Brown, and both schools will visit Baker in February. The Tigers were swept by Yale last year, but defeated Brown at Meehan.  Continue reading Princeton Resumes League Play Against Yale, Brown

Tigers Return From Finals Break With Win Over Army

PRINCETON, N.J. – Assistant captain Mike Ambrosia stood outside Princeton’s locker room, still wearing his skates and pads. Music blasted from the locker room, celebrating the Tigers’ (3-14-1) win over Army.

He smiled as he talked about the team’s new warmup playlist, which could’ve factored in the team’s win over Army.

“I guess you could say so,” Ambrosia said. “I think [Kroshus] was in charge of that so he did a good job and it was obviously nice to get a win in the column.” Continue reading Tigers Return From Finals Break With Win Over Army

Princeton Hosts Army In Last Non-Conference tilt

Princeton hockey hosts Army on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. This is the last non-conference tilt for the Tigers (2-14-2), who are returning from finals break.

The game, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, is the first matchup between Princeton and Army in 16 years. Back then, Don Cahoon and Rob Riley – brother of current coach Brian – manned their respective programs.

Princeton and Army have both struggled for wins this season. The Black Knights (5-16-2) have won one of its last six contests, earning the victory against AIC on Jan. 3. The Tigers last won on Nov. 28, a 3-1 decision against Michigan State. Continue reading Princeton Hosts Army In Last Non-Conference tilt

Princeton Hockey Recruit Roundup

This week, Neil Doef took to Twitter for the first time since sustaining his injury to express his gratitude for the support.

Here’s more from this week’s Princeton hockey recruit roundup: Continue reading Princeton Hockey Recruit Roundup

Recruit Roundup

This week, Neil Doef took to Twitter for the first time since sustaining his injury to express his gratitude for the support.

Here’s more of how the recruits fared: Continue reading Recruit Roundup

Kyle Rankin Turns Hard Work, Leadership Into An “A”

PRINCETON, N.J. – On Jan. 9, junior Kyle Rankin skated out to pregame warmups as usual. He followed his teammates around the ice, skating and shooting pucks at Princeton’s net.

Unlike the other 71 times Rankin participated in pregame warmups, this time the forward took the ice with an orange “A” stitched to his white jersey.

“I was honored,” Rankin said. Continue reading Kyle Rankin Turns Hard Work, Leadership Into An “A”

Princeton Hockey Recruit Roundup

There was some good news on Neil Doef, as the family released that the forward regained feeling in one leg.

Princeton recruits in Gloucester have been on a tear, as Max Veronneau, Joey Fallon and Ryan Kuffner combined for 17 points over the week.

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

BCHL:

Josh Teves recorded an assist on Wednesday and the game-winning goal on Friday. He added an assist in Sunday’s 6-3 win. Teves is now on a three-game point streak.

CCHL:

Fallon (2g), Veronneau (1g, 1a) and Kuffner (2a) had multi-point games on Thursday. Kuffner followed the effort by netting a hat trick in Gloucester’s 6-3 win over Smiths Falls. He finished the game with four points, as did Veronneau, who had four assists. Fallon added a goal.

On Sunday, Kuffner scored Gloucester’s lone goal, while Veronneau recorded the assist.

Veronneau has scored in six of seven games since his return, and has recorded four multi-point games. Veronneau, along with Kuffner, is on a five-game point streak.

The Ottawa 67’s held a fundraiser for Doef during their game on Sunday and are auctioning off game-worn jerseys to support Doef and his family.  Here’s a recap of the pre-game ceremony from the 67’s:

OJHL:

Alex Riche recorded an assist on Monday.

NAHL:

Austin Shaw started both games over the weekend. He stopped 22 of 23 shots in a 1-0 loss on Friday. He followed with a 25-save shutout win on Saturday.

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