NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team (4-3-0) used a pair of first period goals to propel them past Albertus Magnus 3-1 on Friday evening. The contest was the final game of the 2019 season for the Cardinals, while the Falcons (0-8-2) wrap up first-semester play on Saturday.
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Knotted at 2-2 heading into the third period, the Wesleyan men’s hockey team (3-2-0) scored four unanswered goals to top Potsdam 6-2 in the Saint Anselm Thanksgiving Tournament on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 3-3-0, while the Bears fall to 1-8-1. Wesleyan was led by Spencer Fox’s pair of third-period goals, a tally and an assist from Tyler Levine and three helpers from Walker Harris.
MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team fell 7-1 to Saint Anselm on Saturday afternoon in the Saint Anselm Thanksgiving Tournament. It was the 21st meeting between the two teams and first since 2010. With the loss, the Cardinals fall to 2-3-0 overall, while the Hawks improve to 6-3-1.
CLINTON, N.Y. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team (2-2-0, 2-2-0) avenged it’s 1-0 NESCAC Semifinal loss to Amherst from a year ago, cruising to a 4-1 on Saturday afternoon in the team’s 104th meeting. The four goals were the most either team has scored on each other since 2015 and the most the Cardinals have tallied against the Mammoths since 1998. Last year, the team’s battled in three very close contests as one meeting ended in a 1-1 draw, while the other two matchups saw a single one-goal victory for each team.
CLINTON, N.Y. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team (1-2-0, 1-2-0) was edged 5-4 at Hamilton on Friday night, as the Continentals netted three tallies in the second period and never looked back. It was the 50th meeting between the Cardinals and the Continentals (2-1-0, 1-1-0) in a series that dates back to 1973.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team (1-1-0, 1-1-0) fell 4-1 to Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon. Both teams opened the season with conference opponents on Friday evening, as Tyler Wyatt’s four goals propelled Wesleyan past Tufts 5-3. Connecticut College suffered a 3-1 loss at Trinity, as both teams split their first pair of NESCAC contests.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team (1-0-0, 1-0-0) opened its season with a 5-3 victory over Tufts (0-1-0, 0-1-0) on Friday evening. Tyler Wyatt led the team with four goals, scoring twice in the opening 5:57 of play, while the team’s five goals were the most the Cardinals have scored on the Jumbos since 2014.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Following its best season in program history, four members of the Wesleyan men’s ice hockey team were tabbed All-American Scholars by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) earlier this month. The organization recognizes varsity ice hockey players who attained a 3.6 GPA each semester and participated in 40% of their school’s games in the 2018-19 season.
AUSTIN, Texas – Tim Sestak ’20 of the Wesleyan men’s ice hockey team and Victoria Yu ’19 of the women’s tennis team were earned Google Cloud Academic All-America honors as selected by the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Academic All-American At-Large Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletics and in the classroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.