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2018-19 Wesleyan Men's Ice Hockey News

  • Four Cardinals Earn Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team Honors
    May 17, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Four Cardinals were named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large First Teams for District 2 as announced by CoSIDA on Thursday evening. The 2018-19 awards are selected by CoSIDA and recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletics and in the classroom. Carter Hawthorne (men’s lacrosse), Zach Murillo (wrestling) and Tim Sestak (men’s ice hockey) were awarded spots on the 13-person First Team, while Victoria Yu (women’s tennis) was one of 11 females selected for the honor.
  • Potter Tabbed NEHWA Coach of the Year, Harris-Malinowski-Sestak Trio Named NEHWA DII/DIII All-Stars
    April 01, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The postseason accolades keep coming for the Wesleyan men’s ice hockey program, as head coach Chris Potter was tabbed the 2019 Coach of the Year by the New England Hockey Writers Association (NEHWA), while Walker Harris, Chad Malinowski and Tim Sestak were all named NEHWA Division II/III All-Stars. NEHWA will recognize 20 individuals from the region’s 40 NCAA Division II/III programs when it hosts its annual dinner on April 17th. The Cardinals tied the University of New England with the most honorees on the list.
  • Sestak & Harris Earn All-American Honors, Sestak Tabbed Finalist for Concannon Award
    March 22, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Juniors Tim Sestak and Walker Harris of the Wesleyan men’s ice hockey team were named All-Americans as selected by the members of the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) and announced by the AHCA on Thursday evening at the Frozen Four Banquet. Sestak was also tabbed a 2019 Joe Concannon Award finalist as announced by The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.
  • Wesleyan Falls to Amherst 1-0 in Double Overtime
    March 02, 2019
    HARTFORD, Conn. – After a hard fought battle that broke the record for the longest NESCAC tournament contest (91:03), Wesleyan fell 1-0 to Amherst in the second overtime session. During the game, NESCAC Player of the Year, Tim Sestak recorded the most saves in tournament history with 65. With the victory, the Mammoths advance to the Championship game tomorrow and will take on the winner of the No.1 Trinity/No. 4 Hamilton game. The Cardinals will wait to hear about an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship tournament.
  • Men’s Hockey Travels to Trinity for NESCAC Semifinal Against Amherst
    February 28, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team will take on Amherst on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. NESCAC Semifinal matchup on the campus of Trinity College. The Cardinals earned the second seed in the tournament, finishing the regular season with a 15-7-2 overall record and a 13-3-2 NESCAC mark. The Mammoths are seeded third and finished 13-6-4 overall (9-4-4 NESCAC). Earlier this year, the team’s battled to a 1-1 overtime draw on November 30th, before Wesleyan edged Amherst 1-0 on January 25th. The win was the first for either team since December 2, 2016, as the teams tied each other in the previous four meetings. Trinity earned the top-seed in the tournament and will host the Semifinal and Championship contests, as they take on fourth-seed Hamilton following the Wesleyan contest at 4:30 p.m.
  • Men’s Hockey Players Honored by NESCAC; Sestak Earns Player of the Year, Potter Tabbed Coach of the Year
    February 26, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Goaltender Tim Sestak was named the NESCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Player of the Year, and Wesleyan head coach Chris Potter was tabbed Coach of the Year, as voted on by the league’s coaches and announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Additionally, Sestak and Walker Harris were both named All-NESCAC First team honorees and Chad Malinowski was selected to the Second Team.
  • Wesleyan Tops Middlebury 4-1 to Advance to NESCAC Semifinals
    February 23, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -  The second-seeded Wesleyan men’s hockey team downed seventh-seed Middlebury 4-1 on Saturday afternoon to advance to the NESCAC Semifinals. This was the third time the Cardinals and Panthers met in a quarterfinal matchup and first win for Wesleyan. With the victory, the Cardinals improve to 16-7-2, while Middlebury concludes its season with an 8-13-4 mark.
  • Men’s Hockey to Host Middlebury in NESCAC Quarterfinals
    February 19, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team will host Middlebury on Saturday for a 3:00 p.m. NESCAC Quarterfinal matchup. The Cardinals earned the second seed in the tournament, finishing the regular season with a 15-7-2 overall record and a 13-3-2 NESCAC mark. The Panthers are seeded seventh and finished 8-12-4 overall (5-9-4 NESCAC).
  • Late Goal Lifts No. 11 Trinity Past No. 12 Wesleyan
    February 16, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -  The No. 12 Wesleyan men’s hockey team (15-7-2, 13-3-2) suffered a 3-2 loss at No. 11 Trinity (16-3-5, 12-2-4) on Saturday. With the loss, the Cardinals earn the second-seed for the upcoming 2019 NESCAC Championships. Wesleyan will host seventh-seed Middlebury for a quarterfinal contest on Saturday at a time to be determined, while top-seed Trinity entertains eighth-seeded Tufts.
  • No. 12 Wesleyan Edged 6-5 By No. 11 Trinity
    February 15, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -  The No. 12 Wesleyan men’s hockey team (15-6-2, 13-2-2) were edged 6-5 by No. 11 Trinity in Friday night’s showdown between the first-ranked Cardinals and the second-ranked Bantams (15-3-2, 11-2-4). With the loss, the number one seed for the upcoming NESCAC tournament will be decided when the two teams square off again tomorrow, this time at Trinity.
  • No. 10 Wesleyan Suffers First NESCAC Loss of the Season
    February 09, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -  The No. 10 Wesleyan men’s hockey team (15-5-2, 13-1-2) saw its NESCAC unbeaten streak snapped on Saturday when they fell 4-1 to Colby (9-9-4, 6-7-3). Despite the loss, the Cardinals recorded the longest unbeaten streak in regular-season NESCAC play (13-0-2) which had stood since 2011 when the conference became exclusive.   
  • No. 10 Wesleyan Sets Program Record for Most Wins With 3-1 Victory Over Bowdoin
    February 08, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -  The No. 10 Wesleyan men’s hockey team (15-4-2) set a new program record for most wins in a season (15) en route to a 3-1 victory over Bowdoin (6-13-2, 3-11-1) on Friday. The Cardinals extended their win streak to eight and currently own the NESCAC’s longest unbeaten streak (13-0-3), in regular season play, since the league became exclusively NESCAC teams in 2011.
  • Harris, Malinowski and Sestak Named Semifinalists for Joe Concannon Award
    February 07, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Walker Harris, Chad Malinowski, and Tim Sestak, of the Wesleyan men’s hockey team, have been named semifinalists for the 19th Joe Concannon Award announced by the president of the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston on February 7th. The trio are among 25players in the running for the award, presented annually to the best American-born NCAA Division II/III college hockey player in New England.
  • Men’s Hockey to Honor Team IMPACT Member Connor Albert on Friday Night
    February 06, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team will celebrate and honor the life of former teammate Connor Albert with a ceremonial puck-drop on Friday, January 8th before its 7:00 p.m. game against Bowdoin. After battling with Osteosarcoma for 20 months, Connor tragically passed away in December of 2017 at the age of 10.
  • Tim Sestak Earns Second-Straight NESCAC Player of the Week Honors
    February 04, 2019
    Junior goaltender Tim Sestak of the No. 10 Wesleyan University’s men’s ice hockey team was named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the second consecutive time, and third in the last four weeks, following a pair of conference wins this weekend. On Friday evening, Sestak recorded 31 saves to earn his ninth career-shutout with a 2-0 victory over Middlebury. The following day, Sestak made 33 stops in a 2-1 overtime triumph at Williams as the Cardinals claimed the Little Three Championship.
  • No. 15 Wesleyan Claims Little Three Title With 2-1 OT Win At Williams
    February 02, 2019
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -  The No. 15 Wesleyan men’s hockey team (14-4-2, 12-0-2) scored with 10 seconds remaining in overtime to triumph 2-1 over Williams (13-6-1, 9-4-1) on Saturday. With the win, the Cardinals claim the Little Three title and extend their win streak to seven.
  • No. 15 Wesleyan Extends Win Streak to Six with 2-0 Victory at Middlebury
    February 01, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -  The No. 15 Wesleyan men’s hockey team extended its win streak to six with a 2-0 shutout at Middlebury on Friday. The Cardinals recorded their seventh shutout of the season, improving to 13-4-2 overall, as they remain unbeaten in NESCAC play with a mark of 11-0-2.
  • Tim Sestak Earns Second NESCAC Player of the Week Honors
    January 28, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Junior goaltender Tim Sestak of the Wesleyan University’s men’s ice hockey team was named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the second time this season, after recording 71 saves during a pair of conference games this weekend.
  • Four Unanswered Goals Lift Cardinals Past Continentals, 4-2
    January 26, 2019
    CLINTON, N.Y. -  The Wesleyan men’s hockey team scored four unanswered goals to lift the Cardinals past Hamilton (8-8-2, 6-4-2) on Saturday. With the win, Wesleyan improves to 12-4-2 overall and 10-0-2 in conference play.
  • Men’s Hockey Blanks Little Three Rival Amherst 1-0
    January 25, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. -  The Wesleyan men’s hockey team (11-4-2, 9-0-2) recorded its sixth shutout of the season with a 1-0 victory at Little Three rival Amherst (8-6-2, 5-4-2) on Friday evening. This was the first win for either team since December 2, 2016, as the teams have tied each other in the last four meetings.   
  • Cardinals Cruise to 5-2 Victory Over Post
    January 22, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -  The Wesleyan men’s hockey team cruised to a 5-2 victory over Post (5-11-0) on Tuesday evening. The game marks the third-straight win for the Cardinals, as they improve to 10-4-2.
  • Men’s Hockey Shuts Out Tufts 3-0
    January 19, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -  The Wesleyan men’s hockey team recorded its fifth shutout of the year with a 3-0 victory over Tufts (5-10-1, 2-7-1) on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals improve to 9-4-2 overall and remain the only unbeaten NESCAC team (8-0-2) in conference play.
  • Big Third Period Propels Cardinals Past Camels, 6-3
    January 18, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Knotted at 3-3 with 15:51 remaining in the third period, the Wesleyan men’s hockey team scored three unanswered goals to triumph 6-3 over Connecticut College (4-10-1, 0-8-1) on Friday evening. With the victory, the Cardinals improve to 8-4-2, and remain the only unbeaten team in NESCAC play with a 7-0-2 conference mark.
  • Men’s Hockey Edged by Plattsburgh State, 3-2
    January 15, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – During a hard fought battle on Tuesday evening, the Wesleyan (7-3-3) men’s hockey team was edged, 3-2, by Plattsburgh State (7-7-2).
  • Tim Sestak Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    January 14, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Junior goaltender Tim Sestak of the Wesleyan University’s men’s ice hockey team was named the NESCAC Player of the Week after recording two shutouts this weekend over conference opponents. The Cardinals blanked Bowdoin on Friday evening, 5-0, as Sestak recorded 27 saves to pick up his third-straight shutout, while the team battled Colby to a 0-0 draw on Saturday as Sestak made 20 stops.
  • Cardinals Skate to 0-0 Draw at Colby
    January 12, 2019
    WATERVILLE, Maine – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team skated to a 0-0 draw against Colby (5-5-3, 2-5-2) on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals hold a 7-3-2, overall record and remain unbeaten in the NESCAC with a record of 6-0-2.
  • Men’s Hockey Blanks Bowdoin 5-0, Remains Unbeaten in NESCAC Play
    January 11, 2019
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team shutout Bowdoin 5-0 on Friday evening. With the win, the Cardinals remain unbeaten in the NESCAC (6-0-1) and improve to 7-3-1, while the Polar Bears fall to 5-6-1, 3-4-1.
  • Wesleyan Shuts Out Little Three Rival Williams, 5-0
    January 05, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team (6-3-1, 5-0-1) cruised to a 5-0 victory over Little Three rival Williams (7-4-1, 5-2-1) on Saturday. The win was the third-straight for the Cardinals, as they remain unbeaten in the NESCAC.  
  • Men’s Hockey Eases Past Middlebury, 5-1
    January 04, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team (5-3-1, 4-0-1) triumphed 5-1 over Middlebury during the 51st meeting between the two teams. The win was the second-straight for the Cardinals, and the fifth-straight over the Panthers (5-5-1, 3-3-1).
  • Men’s Hockey Cruises Past Anna Maria, 9-1
    January 02, 2019
    PAXTON, Mass. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team started the new year strong, grounding Anna Maria 9-1 on the road. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 4-3-1, while the Amcats fall to 4-8-3. During the first meeting between the two teams, Walker Harris recorded a hat trick and an assist, while Andy Espinoza dished out four helpers.
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