The Vermont Cynic

An early lesson through sports

An early lesson through sports

March 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for origin tales, where old characters are fleshed out and introduced to their friend group years prior. While many seem to dislike the movie prequels and delayed TV pilot episodes which showcase why people are certain ways, I feel that they allow a deeper un...

Neck guards are essential

February 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

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 Youth Hockey League match. All was going well until late in the second period. As the game came...

Can suspension catalyze Cats?

<p>Can suspension catalyze Cats?</p>

February 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

 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 Commissioner Joe Bertagna for “inappropriate behavior” toward referees during a Jan. 16 game agai...

1,662 fans show up for “Pack the Gut”

<p>1,662 fans show up for “Pack the Gut”</p>

February 3, 2016


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

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. College Hockey Online, drew 1,662 spectators to their 2-1 defeat by visiting University of Connectic...

NHL All-Star voting backfires

January 30, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

The NHL All-Star game will be held Jan. 31. Usually the game isn’t a serious event, but this year one particular player has sparked uproarious debate. His name is John Scott, and as of writing this, he is not even on an NHL roster. Players are voted into the All-Star game by the fans, which is a com...

Textbook resale violates UVM student athlete policy

John Suozzo

January 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

Recently, student-athlete compliance with NCAA scholarship eligibility rules has affected a UVM athlete. On Dec. 16, the men’s basketball team’s junior guard Dre Wills was suspended for violating the student-athlete code of conduct, according to the original report from the Burlington Free Pre...

Bell-Haynes: from Canada, with love

Bell-Haynes: from Canada, with love

Ben Hakim

December 9, 2015


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Successful in Canada, Trae Bell-Haynes is now finding success against the best competition he’s faced in his life as he’s transitioned to U.S. Division I basketball.  Last year as a first-year student, Bell-Haynes was named to the America East All-Rookie Team. He finished second in the entire league in assists, averagi...

Women’s hockey bitten by the Huskies

<p>Women’s hockey bitten by the Huskies</p>

December 8, 2015


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

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 Coyne scored her 114th career goal, the most goals in Northeastern women’s hockey history ac...

UVM athletic director steps down after 13 years

October 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

UVM Associate Vice President and Athletic Director Robert Corran is stepping down after 13 years with the athletic department. Corran announced his retirement in a staff meeting Oct. 22. Corran signed a three-year contract extension in 2013 for approximately $235,000 per year that will expire in June 20...

Profile on Men’s Soccer head coach Jesse Cormier

October 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

With an impressive resume, men’s soccer head coach Jesse Cormier is trying to pass along his skills.After a brief professional soccer career in the U.S. and England, Cormier became the first UVM alumnus to coach a varsity team.Head coach Jesse Cormier and his staff have already been recognized, as the...

A new director of hockey operations brings changes

October 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

The operations director for UVM men’s hockey has a more unique story. As operations director Noah Segall’s responsibilities include video analysis and scouting the opposing team the week before they play, he said.Noah Segall grew up playing hockey in California and considered playing college hockey.“I played s...

Women’s team begins to rebuild

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October 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

The women’s hockey team is looking to rebuild after losing nearly 50 percent of its scoring production from last year.Recently the women’s hockey team lost several key players like Amanda Pelkey and Brittany Zuback.Zuback is currently a student at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and Pel...

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