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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

UVM #6 Evelyne Blais-Savoie and UCONN #20 Claire Peterson jockey for the puck in the first period of the game on March 2.

Historic women’s hockey season ends in Hockey East semifinals

Matthew Rosenberg, Sports Editor March 16, 2022

UVM women’s hockey’s historic season came to an end on March 2 with a 3-1 loss to the University of Connecticut in the Hockey East semifinal. The loss ends a record-breaking season for the Catamounts....

Shanahan brings leadership as womens hockey captain

Shanahan brings leadership as women’s hockey captain

Matthew Rosenberg, Sports Editor February 15, 2022

Graduate forward and captain Kristina Shanahan is leading UVM women’s hockey to historic success in her fifth and final season with the Catamounts. Shanahan, from Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue, Quebec, became...

McPherson’s saves lead UVM to historic success

McPherson’s saves lead UVM to historic success

Lucia Gallo, Cynic Sports Reporter February 9, 2022

Sophomore goaltender  Jessie McPherson’s performance in January earned her conference-wide and national recognition and led Vermont to an 8-1-0 record in the month. McPherson, a native of Chatham,...

Ten UVM athletes to compete at 2022 Winter Olympics

Ten UVM athletes to compete at 2022 Winter Olympics

Matthew Rosenberg, Sports Editor February 4, 2022

Ten current and former UVM athletes will compete in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, which begin Feb. 3, according to the Olympic schedule of events. Four current UVM athletes will compete in the Olympics....

Rally Cat engages with spectators at UVM Women’s Hockey at Pack the Gut Challenge, an annual event attempting to break attendance record, on Jan. 21.

1,240 fans cheered on women’s hockey at the revived Pack the Gut Challenge

Matthew Rosenberg, Sports Editor January 24, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Jan. 26 at 1:23 p.m. to fix a factual error.  The Pack the Gut Challenge returned to Gutterson Fieldhouse on Jan. 21 after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The...

Left to right: junior Noah Egan, senior Garret Lillie and graduate student Yves Borie cheer with open arms after beating New Jersey Institute of Technology 3-2 in the America East semifinal at Virtue Field on Nov. 10.

Recapping an eventful UVM sports week

Matthew Rosenberg, Sports Editor November 15, 2021

Women’s soccer: Women’s soccer lost 2-0 to Princeton University in the first round of the NCAA tournament Nov 12. The loss ends a season of historic success for the Catamounts.  UVM won the...

UVM women’s hockey ties BU, then loses to UConn

UVM women’s hockey ties BU, then loses to UConn

Matthew Rosenberg, Sports Editor November 1, 2021

UVM women’s hockey tied Boston University and fell in overtime to the University of Connecticut on the Catamounts’ first road trip of the season. On Oct. 29, UVM played BU to a 1-1 tie, but BU earned...

UVM womens hockey played Colgate this weekend Oct. 9 and 10.

Colgate twice defeats UVM women’s hockey

Matthew Rosenberg , Cynic Sports Reporter October 15, 2021

No. 4 Colgate University swept UVM women’s hockey at Gutterson Fieldhouse Oct. 9 and 10, dealing the Catamounts their first losses of the season.  On Friday, the Raiders shut out Vermont and prevailed...

Featured image for womens hockey opener

UVM women’s hockey defeats RPI 3-2

Matthew Rosenberg , Cynic Sports Reporter October 5, 2021

UVM women’s hockey swept Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to open their season Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 as fans attended Gutterson Fieldhouse for the first time since February 2020. On Friday, the Catamounts...

UVM’s Women’s Hockey faced off against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Oct. 1 and 2.

UVM women’s hockey opens 2021-2022 season

Matthew Rosenberg , Cynic Sports Reporter October 4, 2021

UVM women’s hockey begins a new season looking to build on last year’s success and take the program to new heights. Head coach Jim Plumer enters his 10th season at the helm. He said this is, by...

Sophomore Cam Morrissey sits in the empty bleachers of the Gutterson Fieldhouse Dec. 6. Morrissey trains with her team five days a week during the winter.

Concern arises for student athletes’ mental health during isolation

Payton Kurrle, Feature Staff Writer December 22, 2020

A month before Christmas, Cameron Morrissey, a member of the UVM women’s hockey team, and her family decorated their Christmas tree.  The next day, Morrissey returned to UVM, for the entirety of...

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.

Senior reflects on her time on the ice

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...

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