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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Kristina Shanahan ‘22 and Alyssa Holmes ‘22 return to the Gutterson Fieldhouse playing for the Montreal Force against the Boston Pride Oct. 23.

UVM hockey alums make pro debut in preseason game on Catamount ice

Elizabeth Roote, Features Editor October 27, 2022

Fans with hand-made signs cheered on the Montreal Force from the stands of the Gutterson Fieldhouse at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 to support the professional debut of both the team and many of its individual players,...

UVM #6 Evelyne Blais-Savoie and UCONN #20 Claire Peterson jockey for the puck in the first period of the game on March 2.

Historic women’s hockey season ends in Hockey East semifinals

Matthew Rosenberg, Sports Editor March 16, 2022

UVM women’s hockey’s historic season came to an end on March 2 with a 3-1 loss to the University of Connecticut in the Hockey East semifinal. The loss ends a record-breaking season for the Catamounts....

Shanahan brings leadership as womens hockey captain

Shanahan brings leadership as women’s hockey captain

Matthew Rosenberg, Sports Editor February 15, 2022

Graduate forward and captain Kristina Shanahan is leading UVM women’s hockey to historic success in her fifth and final season with the Catamounts. Shanahan, from Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue, Quebec, became...

Lagunov leads men’s hockey after transfer

Lagunov leads men’s hockey after transfer

Austin Chen, Cynic Sports Reporter February 10, 2022

After winning a national championship with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, UVM men’s hockey senior forward Phillip Lagunov now leads a rebuilding Vermont team. Lagunov played at UMass from...

McPherson’s saves lead UVM to historic success

McPherson’s saves lead UVM to historic success

Lucia Gallo, Cynic Sports Reporter February 9, 2022

Sophomore goaltender  Jessie McPherson’s performance in January earned her conference-wide and national recognition and led Vermont to an 8-1-0 record in the month. McPherson, a native of Chatham,...

Rally Cat engages with spectators at UVM Women’s Hockey at Pack the Gut Challenge, an annual event attempting to break attendance record, on Jan. 21.

1,240 fans cheered on women’s hockey at the revived Pack the Gut Challenge

Matthew Rosenberg, Sports Editor January 24, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Jan. 26 at 1:23 p.m. to fix a factual error.  The Pack the Gut Challenge returned to Gutterson Fieldhouse on Jan. 21 after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The...

UVM mens hockey beats BU in first game, loses the next

UVM men’s hockey beats BU in first game, loses the next

Austin Chen, Cynic Sports Reporter January 24, 2022

Boston University (11-10-3, 7-6-3 Hockey East) men’s hockey shut out UVM (4-15-2, 3-8-2 HE) 4-0 at Agganis Arena in Boston on Jan. 22. The Catamounts ended a five-game losing streak with an overtime...

After 17 years at UVM, men’s hockey coach Kevin Sneddon announced he would be retiring after this season. The decision to retire from college hockey coaching and announce this now has been a difficult one but I truly believe it is in the best interest of the program, Sneddon said.

Can suspension catalyze Cats?

February 5, 2016

 The men’s hockey team played without their head coach Jan. 22 after he was suspended for his behavior during a previous game. Head coach Kevin Sneddon was suspended for one game by Hockey East...

1,662 fans show up for Pack the Gut

1,662 fans show up for “Pack the Gut”

February 3, 2016

Thanks to an annual charity challenge, the women’s hockey team saw a larger than average crowd in the stands Jan. 29.The Catamounts, who have averaged 372 fans per game this season according to U.S....

‘Gut’ may go, but memories stay

John Suozzo December 10, 2015

                    [Updated: 12/11/15 - 3:30 p.m.] For the first time in over half a century, Vermont hockey...

Womens hockey bitten by the Huskies

Women’s hockey bitten by the Huskies

December 8, 2015

The No. 7  ranked Northeastern Huskies came from behind Dec. 5 to edge the Catamounts 2-1 at Gutterson Fieldhouse.Catamount women’s hockey tallied a loss Saturday, as Northeastern senior forward Kendall...

The Gut and its glory

Joe Gallant November 4, 2015

The University of Vermont’s home for its men and women’s hockey teams has been the subject of recent conversation.  Should the historic rink be kept or is it time to move on? Gutterson Fieldhouse,...

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