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Hockey alumni called in for 2018 Olympics

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

January 18, 2018

Two UVM hockey alumni have been called upon to represent their nation at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month. Former women’s hockey player Amanda Pelkey ‘15 was brought in for the US women’s team, while Ryan Gunderson ‘07 will represent the US men. Pelkey, a native of Mont...

Anticipating sports in the year ahead

Anticipating sports in the year ahead

John Suozzo

January 19, 2017

"I’m looking forward to seeing how the men’s hockey team closes the season after their hot start in the first half of it. Coming off a mediocre season in 2015-16, it will be interesting to see how this team reacts to their recent success, especially due to the many first-years in primary roles on the t...

Goaltending leads men’s hockey past Maine

Goaltending leads men’s hockey past Maine

December 1, 2016

Despite a sluggish start, Catamount men’s hockey were able to find their way to victory on a Friday night at home. First-year goaltender Stefanos Lekkas stopped 36 shots, and senior forward Rob Darrar scored twice as the Catamounts prevailed 6-2 over the University of Maine Black Bears Nov. 18 at...

Hockey knocks off ranked opponent

November 4, 2016

UVM men’s hockey hosted the University of Michigan in the first-ever matchup between the two teams. Backed by a hot start and a sellout crowd head coach Kevin Sneddon called “electric,” the Catamounts upset the Wolverines 3-0 at Gutterson Fieldhouse Oct. 28. Michigan entered the ...

Hockey players suspended for hazing

John Suozzo

October 15, 2016

Lead members of UVM’s hockey team have been suspended for hazing. Four members of the men’s hockey team, including two captains, were suspended by the athletic department for five games because of their role in a recent hazing incident Sept. 24. First-year hockey team members were ...

Women’s hockey: new player profiles

October 7, 2016

EVE-AUDREY PICARD (Forward) Longueuil, Quebec Picard, a native of Longueuil, Québec, has some international experience under her belt. The forward was a member of Team Canada at the 2014 U18 Women’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. During the tournament, Picard posted six points, ...

Catamount hockey adds nine new first-year players

September 24, 2016

Catamount men’s hockey is welcoming nine first-years to the team for the 2016-2017 season. Joining the returning Catamount players will be first-year goaltender Stefanos Lekkas, first-year defenders Max Daigle, Matthew O’Donnell, Jake Massie and Corey Moriarty as well as first-year fo...

Two Cats shine overseas

April 20, 2016

 Two Catamount first-years and one recent alum suited up for the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Women’s World Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia in late March.First-year forward Saana Valkama represented her native country of Finland at the competition, while fellow first-year d...

Men’s hockey team set for international series

Men’s hockey team set for international series

Jacob Holzman

March 4, 2016

Men’s hockey will be spending Thanksgiving overseas on Irish ice next year.Next season, the team is traveling to Belfast, Northern Ireland Nov. 25 to 26 over Thanksgiving break to compete in the “Friendship Four” tournament.Athletic director Bob Corran, who was born in Belfast and moved to Nort...

UVM, S. Burlington to consider new arena

UVM, S. Burlington to consider new arena

March 1, 2016

UVM and the city of South Burlington are looking into the possibility of making a multi-purpose recreational facility.South Burlington City Manager Kevin Dorn said no decision has been made to build the center and the city is only looking into the possibility of building it.“[UVM and South Burlington...

Seniors honored but BC prevails

<p>Seniors honored but BC prevails</p>

February 24, 2016

The men’s hockey team dropped both games in their senior weekend series against Boston College on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20. These two games represented the Catamounts’ last two home games of the year; the BC series would be the last time the UVM seniors would play a regular season game at Gutterson. UVM ...

Coaches talk recruitment

Claire Messersmith

February 12, 2016

Although UVM varsity athletic programs all aim to recruit players who will represent UVM well, the paths players follow to get to UVM differ from sport to sport. Different athletic programs have a variety of approaches to reaching players and bringing them home to UVM. “We travel quite a bit,”...

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