Men's Ice Hockey

Harvard Still Searching for an Identity After Tough Losses Over the Weekend

Before the season, Harvard men’s ice hockey head coach Ted Donato said that it would take time for the Crimson to establish an identity, especially on offense, with so many of its players experiencing college hockey for the first time. Three games into the season, the team is still looking for that identity, as well as its first victory, after a shootout loss to the Princeton Tigers and a blowout loss to the Quinnipiac Bobcats, the defending national champions.

Marek Magic

Then-first-year forward Marek Hejduk fights through the Cornell defense at home on January 28.

No. 19 Men’s Hockey Edges Dartmouth in 18-Round Shootout Win

No. 19 Harvard men’s hockey hit the road Friday and headed to Hanover, N.H. to take on the Dartmouth Big Green in its long-awaited season opener. Though many other collegiate teams started their seasons at the beginning of October, the Ivy League schools traditionally start later. Other members of Harvard’s own conference, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), including last year’s NCAA champion Quinnipiac, already have a significant number of games under their belt. In its first contest, the Crimson edged out the Big Green after 18 rounds of shootouts.


Then-sophomore forward Alex Gaffney skates up the ice against Cornell on January 28, 2023.

No. 17 Harvard Set to Hit the Ice for 2023 Opener

When the Harvard men’s ice hockey team returned to the ice for its first post-pandemic season in the fall of 2021, the team was defined by youth and potential. With the arrival of top recruits in forwards Matt Coronato, Sean Farrell, Alex Laferriere, and Zakary Karpa and defensemen Ian Moore and Jack Bar, the squad was brimming with potential and inexperience.


Then-sophomore defenseman Ian Moore makes a pass against Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 24, 2023.

Miller Time

Then-first year forward Joe Miller skates through the neutral zone in the 2023 Beanpot Championship game on February 13.

Nate the Great

Harvard head coach Ted Donato (second from right), Faculty Fellow William Alford (left), and Faculty Fellow Tim Brown (right) pose with Nathan Krusko, the team's captain in 2019-2020, at the squad's media day in October 2019.

Men's Ice Hockey Coach Ted Donato ’91 Named to Boston Bruins "Historic 100" List

“I was at a friend's house at a swimming pool and I got a phone call and it was, ‘Hey you get drafted by the Bruins,’” Harvard men’s hockey coach Ted Donato ’91 recalled of the moment he was selected by the NHL’s Boston Bruins in the 1987 draft.

At the Garden

Harvard head coach Ted Donato at a postgame press conference after the Crimson beat Yale 7-0 on January 11, 2020 at Madison Square Garden.

Bench Boss

Harvard head coach Ted Donato (left) shares a light moment with his team and fellow coaches during a timeout against St. Lawrence on March 7, 2020.

Losing Boston's Celebrated Title: Harvard Men's Ice Hockey's Devastating Shootout Ending, Heartbreak of the Year

It was a difference of one shot. In the highly-anticipated annual duel of Boston’s best collegiate hockey teams, the No. 9 Harvard Crimson fell to the No. 16 Northeastern Huskies in a shootout.

Big Sean

Junior forward Sean Farrell looks for a passing lane in the Beanpot title game on Monday night. Farrell was the Crimson's leading scorer on the season.

Majestic Mitch

Senior goaltender Mitchell Gibson is consoled on the ice while Northeastern celebrates its Beanpot title on Monday night. Gibson was brilliant in the title game, making 27 saves.

Former Harvard Stars Look to Make their Mark in the NHL

After Harvard’s 8-1 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on March 24th eliminated the Crimson from the 2023 NCAA Tournament, the next wave of Harvard talent is heading to the NHL.

Calgary Bound

Former Harvard forward Matthew Coronato celebrates his goal in the Beanpot semifinal on February 6th against BC. Coronato has signed a three-year deal with the Calgary Flames.

From the Beanpot to the Booth: Tripp Tracy ’96 Reflects on Harvard, Hockey, and the Hurricanes

Goaltender for the Crimson, victor of the Beanpot, and beloved announcer for the Carolina Hurricanes, Tripp Tracy ‘96 has seen it all. Now, beloved color commentator for the Carolina Hurricanes, host of the podcast ‘Digging in with Tripp’, and one of the brightest personalities in the league, Tracy has made a place for himself.

Sweet Victory

The 1993-94 Harvard men's ice hockey team celebrates its 1994 ECAC Championship win against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Crimson won 3-0, giving it an automatic bid to the NCAA DI Tournament, where Harvard made it to the Frozen Four before losing to Lake Superior State. the victors of the tournament.

Shipping Up to Boston

The Harvard men's ice hockey team huddles at the bench in its 2023 Beanpot game against Boston College on February 6 at the TD Garden. The TD Garden announced on March 21 that it would host the 45th playing of the Women's Beanpot in 2024.

No. 7 Harvard’s Season Ends in 8-1 Blowout Loss to No. 8 Ohio State

After a narrow loss to Minnesota State in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, the No. 7 Harvard men’s ice hockey team seemed to be on the upswing, with the majority of the NCAA’s then-youngest team returning for another shot at a national title run. After blazing through the regular season with a stellar 24-8-2 record, the Crimson entered the 2023 NCAA Tournament with legitimate hopes of reaching the Frozen Four.

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