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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. ...

Men’s hockey wins against Merrimack

Men's hockey wins against Merrimack

Ashley Miller, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

The UVM men’s ice hockey team has broken their five game losing streak. In an effort to rally against Mental Health, the Catamounts faced off and defeated Merrimack, 5-1 Jan. 25. Vermont had a 8-13-1 record in Hockey East prior to this game, according to UVM athletics. The Catamounts hit the...

For sophomore, it’s grades before blades

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Sophomore Ross Colton gets nods from peers in class who watched him play over the weekend. And when the Catamounts have been playing well, he and his teammates get a few extra looks. School is stressful. For Colton, getting out on the rink with his friends helps ease that stress. Game day for Colton bring...

Vermont triumphs over Providence College

Sophomore forward Derek Lodermeier takes a shot against UMass Amherst Jan. 12. The Catamounts are 8-15-5 overall this season.

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Fights, blocked shots, power play goals, a game winner, and free chocolate made for an exciting weekend at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Men’s hockey continued their hot streak this weekend, winning a game and tying another against No. 8 ranked Providence College. After these two games, Vermont improv...

Men’s hockey bounces back after close loss

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018

The Catamounts fell just short of their fifth win of the season Friday tonight, as the University of Massachusetts Lowell came back from a two-goal deficit. Vermont held a two goal lead with 11 minutes left in third, until Lowell scored three unanswered goals, including an overtime goal by forward C...

Men’s hockey scores young commitments for the future

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

Two 15-year-old hockey players have announced their commitment to Vermont men’s hockey. Defenseman Austin Cook announced his commitment Nov. 27, according to a tweet by his current team, Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut. “Congratulations to U-15 defenseman A...

Men’s hockey grabs last-minute goal to come back from two-goal deficit

Sophomore forward Derek Lodermeier flies over the goalie for UNH in an attempt to score Oct. 28. The Catamounts would tie the Wildcats 4-4.

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

November 1, 2017

Fans at Gutterson Fieldhouse were treated to a thrilling installment of the hockey rivalry between the University of Vermont and the University of New Hampshire on Saturday night. The Catamounts rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to tie the game in the last minute of regulation a...

Newcomers set to play key roles for hockey

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

October 17, 2017

Twelve newcomers joined the men’s ice hockey team for the 2017-18 season. The group of first-years consists of two goaltenders, four defenders and six forwards.   Tyler Harmon, Goaltender Harmon joins UVM from the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s Jersey Hitmen, where he was named the leagu...

First-years shine on alumni weekend

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2017

Starting strong is a key component of any hockey season, and Vermont men’s hockey did just that Friday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Backed by a shutout from sophomore goaltender Stefanos Lekkas and a pair of goals from first-year defenders, the Catamounts defeated Colorado College 3-0 in their regul...

Newcomers set to play big roles for hockey

The men’s hockey team celebrates after scoring a goal against the University of Maine March 3. The Catamounts opened their season with a 6-1 over the University of Waterloo.

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

October 6, 2017

The 2016/17 men’s hockey season saw the Catamounts post their third 20-win season in the last four years, going 20-13-5. Despite the year’s success, the ending was one UVM would like to forget, as the Cats were swept by Boston College in the Hockey East quarterfinals, conceding seven goals in bot...

Hockey season ends in defeat

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 27, 2017

The men’s hockey season has come to a close following a heartbreaking 7-4 quarterfinal loss to Boston College. The team finished with a record of 20-13-5. Their 10-8-4 record in Hockey East play put them at No. 6 in the conference, their highest finish since the team finished at No. 3 in 2009. The...

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