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UVM Hockey hires new coach despite University-wide hiring freeze

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

Day in the life of UVM’s Rally Cat

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

1,662 fans show up for
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...

Men’s hockey players transition to life at UVM with teammates

November 4, 2015

 Hockey players at UVM usually have an easier time transitioning to life away from home than the average student — they are used to it. Nearly all Division I college hockey players are recruited...

NHL sharpens its skates

Joe Gallant October 23, 2015

The NHL season is underway and it’s time to draw some early season conclusions and identify things to look out for as the season progresses. First, youth is all the rage. Everyone knows about...

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