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New men’s hockey coach set to infuse excitement in program

Todd Woodcroft, left, is the new head coach of the UVM men's hockey team. He is slated to start the position May 1.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

UVM men’s hockey fans and players alike can expect a new attitude and mentality under the team’s new NHL trained coach. UVM has hired the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets’ assistant coach Todd Woodcroft. He is slated to start the position May 1, UVM Athletics Director Jeff Schulman said. Woodcroft,...

UVM picks NHL assistant coach as new men’s hockey coach

UVM men’s hockey won their first game of the season Oct. 5, The Cats won the game 6-1.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

April 15, 2020

UPDATE 10:20 p.m. April 15: UVM Athletics has officially named Todd Woodcroft as the next head coach of UVM's men's hockey team, according to an April 15 press release. UVM Athletics notified the media of the decision late Tuesday day night after news broke of an offer earlier in the day. ...

Your Friday COVID-19 updates

Senior forward Anthony Lamb reaches for the ball at a home game against University of Maine Feb. 5. UVM athletics has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 athletic season, following a slew of other athletic cancellations.   

Staff Report

March 13, 2020

In the last 48 hours, UVM has made several announcements regarding how COVID-19 will affect students. Here's what you need to know: UVM athletics cancels all activities UVM athletics has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 athletic season, following a slew of other athletic cancellations.    All...

Senior reflects on her time on the ice

Senior forward Abby Cleary sits during an interview, Feb. 26. The team finished their season with a 3-1 loss against Hockey East No. 1 Northeastern University Feb. 28.

Aryanna Ramsaran, Cynic Sports Reporter

March 3, 2020

Senior forward Abby Cleary said she began playing hockey around the age of four or five. Now, with the little time she and the other seniors on UVM’s women’s hockey team have left, Cleary is bringing that passion to the kids of UVM’s Campus Children’s School. “We’ve been showing them around th...

Men’s basketball winning streak comes to an end

Men's basketball winning streak comes to an end

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

February 22, 2020

After 12 straight wins, UVM’s men’s basketball fell to the University of Maryland Baltimore County 66 to 64, Feb. 22.  In the Cat’s previous contest against UMBC on Jan. 11, UVM won 74-50.  A victory tonight would have given the Catamounts the regular-season title.  Vermont head coach Joh...

Men’s basketball leads conference nine straight wins

Men's basketball leads conference nine straight wins

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

February 11, 2020

UVM men’s basketball is on a nine game winning streak after defeating University of Hartford, Feb. 8. The newfound win streak is the longest the team has had since the middle of the 2017-18 season. In the 2018-19 season, the Cats’ longest winning streak was six games. The team’s success can b...

UVM men’s hockey coach to retire at end of season

After 17 years at UVM, men’s hockey coach Kevin Sneddon announced he would be retiring after this season.

Aryanna Ramsaran and Hayley Rosen

February 10, 2020

UVM athletics announced that men’s hockey head coach Kevin Sneddon is retiring after this season. Sneddon announced he will not be returning for the 2020-21 season Feb. 4 at a media press conference. “The decision to retire from college hockey coaching and announce this now has been a difficult one, b...

Preview: UVM men’s soccer coach talks semifinals ahead of the game

Preview: UVM men's soccer coach talks semifinals ahead of the game

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

As UVM men’s soccer heads into their shot at the America East championship, the team has a sense of unfinished business, head coach Rob Dow said. The team’s last match against now No. 1 seed University of New Hampshire was an awesome test, Dow said. The game ended in a 1-1 tie that brought the...

Vermont cold doesn’t trip up track and field athletes

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

When heading down Dorset Street to go to the University Mall, one often sees members of the track and field team out for a long run. With cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter, and the spring track, distance runners especially train year round in Vermont. If it’s the winter, it...

Scholarship cuts expand in varsity athletics

Swimming

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

UVM athletics decided to not offer scholarships to athletes in two women’s programs and one men’s program next year; however, the University is still in Title IX compliance. Title IX is a federal law that prevents athletic programs from discriminating against athletes based on their sex...

New event center will be named after major donors

The Tarrant Event Center, named after the project's leading donors, is set to begin construction in early 2019. Richard and Deb Tarrant donated $15 million to the new multipurpose facility.

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

UVM’s new $95 million event center will be named after the project’s leading donors. The University announced that Richard and Deb Tarrant donated $15 million to a new multipurpose facility, according to a Dec. 18 press release. The Tarrants’ gift is the largest capital gift in UVM’s histo...

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.

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