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UVM hockey teams face gender disparities

UVM hockey teams face gender disparities

Elizabeth Roote, Features Staff Writer February 15, 2021

UVM Athletics Director, Jeff Schulman said that gender inequity is present in the athletics department.  The UVM men’s and women’s Varsity Ice Hockey teams receive vastly different support, both...

Sophomore Cam Morrissey sits in the empty bleachers of the Gutterson Fieldhouse Dec. 6. Morrissey trains with her team five days a week during the winter.

Concern arises for student athletes’ mental health during isolation

Payton Kurrle, Feature Staff Writer December 22, 2020

A month before Christmas, Cameron Morrissey, a member of the UVM women’s hockey team, and her family decorated their Christmas tree.  The next day, Morrissey returned to UVM, for the entirety of...

Head Coach Todd Woodcroft stands with Assistant Coach Stephen Wielder on the UVM ice rink holding hockey sticks.

UVM Hockey hires new coach despite University-wide hiring freeze

Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor October 7, 2020

Despite budgetary shortfalls and dozens of unfilled job openings across the University due to a hiring freeze, UVM Men’s Hockey has added two new coaches onto payroll with a combined yearly salary well...

Cat attends a men’s hockey game, Nov. 30, 2018. Rally works during hockey games to pump up the crowd with cheers and dances.

Day in the life of UVM’s Rally Cat

Hayley Rosen, Staff Writer November 6, 2019

An ordinary cat sleeps most of the day, but Rally Cat is far too busy for that.  This past Friday, Nov. 1, Rally Cat had many duties to attend to, including a women’s field hockey game, a men’s...

Game Attendance Dwindling for Women's Sports Teams

Game Attendance Dwindling for Women’s Sports Teams

Joe Joyce, Multimedia Reporter November 15, 2018

The Cynic investigates what draws people to different sporting events, and in particular, why the women's varsity basketball and hockey teams' number of spectators are dwindling.

Pack the Gut challenge fights gender bias

Pack the Gut challenge fights gender bias

Letter to the Editor February 1, 2017

Dear Editor, Have you gone to a hockey, soccer or a basketball game at UVM? Have you ever gone to a professional or World Cup game? Now that I have your attention, what was your immediate assumption...

A call to action against hazing

A call to action against hazing

October 12, 2016

Hazing is an epidemic at universities nationwide. It occurred right here on our campus Sept. 24 when first-year hockey team members were ordered to perform a series of humiliating and sickening tasks. [media-credit...

Men’s hockey sanctioned following hazing incident

John Suozzo October 6, 2016

Four members of the UVM men’s hockey team, including both of the team’s co-captains, have been suspended for five games due to their role in a hazing incident. On Sept. 24, first-year hockey team...

Neck guards are essential

February 26, 2016

Jan. 14 of 2016 seemed to be a normal day for a hockey game in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. The under-18 teams of Metallurg Novokuznetsk and Sibir Novosibirsk were battling it out in a Russian...

1,662 fans show up for

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....

Former UVM hockey player gets honored

Claire Messersmith January 28, 2016

A University of Vermont hockey alumnus became the first in UVM’s history to have a jersey retired Jan. 8, 2016. A likely National Hockey League Hall-of-Famer, Martin St. Louis now has his jersey,...

‘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...

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