Middlebury

March 20, 2007

Middlebury College men's hockey player Tom Maldonado (Bronx, N.Y.) has been named a first-team All-American by the AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association). Maldonado recently completed his junior season, helping lead the Panthers to a seventh NESCAC Championship and a trip to the NCAA title game. He was also named to the All-NESCAC

March 18, 2007

Middlebury saw its hopes of a fourth straight NCAA Championship come to an end as they fell to Oswego 4-3 in overtime. The loss is the first in a title game for the Panthers, who end their season at 20-8-2. Garren Reisweber won the title for the Lakers as he broke in down the right wing, skated across the crease and tucked a shot into the left side of the net. Middlebury out shot Oswego 50-33 on the night, seeing 47 of those shots stopped by Oswego netminder Ryan Scott.

March 17, 2007

Middlebury will make its fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Championship game after a 3-2 win over Manhattanville in a semifinal contest played in Superior, Wisconsin. The Panthers will take on Oswego, a 4-3 overtime winner over St. Norbert in the other semifinal game. The two teams last met in the '03 semifinals at Norwich, where the Lakers handed the Panthers a 6-0 loss. The win gives the Panthers their 13th straight 20-win season, as they move to 20-7-2 on the year. The title game can be seen live on Sunday at 4:00 pm. eastern on CSTV (College Sports Television).

March 13, 2007

Middlebury will make its sixth straight appearance in the final four after a 3-2 win over UMass-Dartmouth in an NCAA Quarterfinal match-up in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers will meet Manhattanville in a semifinal game on Saturday, March 17th at 5:00 p.m. eastern in Superior, Wisconsin. Oswego will meet St. Norbert in the other semifinal at 1:30 p.m. eastern.

March 10, 2007

Middlebury will make its sixth straight appearance in the final four after a 3-2 win over UMass-Dartmouth in an NCAA Quarterfinal match-up in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers will meet Manhattanville in a semifinal game on Saturday, March 17th at 4:00 p.m. in Superior, Wisconsin. Oswego will meet St. Norbert in the other semifinal at 12:30 p.m. The win was the 400th at Middlebury for Panther head coach Bill Beaney, who moves to 400-112-27 in his 20th season. UMD ends its season at 25-3-1, with each of the last two seasons ending at Middlebury in the quarterfinals.

March 8, 2007

Middlebury will make its 13th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday, March 10th when they host UMass.-Dartmouth at 7:00 p.m. This will be just the second meeting between the schools, with the Panthers earning a 3-1 win in a NCAA Quarterfinal game in Kenyon Arena one year ago.

March 7, 2007

Middlebury has advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the 13th straight year after a 9-0 win over Fredonia in an NCAA first-round contest in the Kenyon Arena. The Panthers will host UMass.-Dartmouth on Saturday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m., with the winner advancing to the final four. Fredonia ends its season at 15-10-4, while Middlebury moves to 32-5-2 all-time in NCAA Tournament play.

March 5, 2007




Middlebury College men's hockey player Scott Bartlett (Pittsford, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Bartlett was a key factor in helping the Panthers capture their seventh NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Championship over the weekend at Bowdoin. During Saturday's semifinal against Colby, he scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period, to lift Middlebury to a 4-3 win. Bartlett also assisted on the Panthers' second goal against the Mules for a three-point evening. He is sixth on the team in scoring this season with seven goals and six assists for 13 points.

March 4, 2007

Middlebury will make its 13th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday, March 7th when they host Fredonia at 7:00 p.m. This will be just the second meeting between the schools, with the Panthers earning a 1-0 win for their first-ever NCAA Championship in '95.

March 4, 2007

Middlebury won their fourth consecutive NESCAC Championship, defeating Bowdoin 4-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers (17-7-3) beat the Polar Bears (16-7-3) for the third straight year in the conference title game, and dealt Bowdoin their first loss at Dayton Arena this year (11-1-0). The Panthers earn the NESCAC's automatic bid and their 13th straight trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

March 3, 2007

Middlebury will challenge for the NESCAC Championship for the seventh straight year after a 4-3 win over Colby in a NESCAC semifinal match-up at Bowdoin. The Panthers will take on the host school, a 6-3 winner over Amherst, in the title game at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

March 1, 2007

Juniors Mickey Gilchrist (Ottawa, Ont.) and Tom Maldonado (Bronx, N.Y.) were both named to the All-NESCAC's second-team when the conference announced its post-season honors today.

February 27, 2007

The Middlebury College men's hockey team will make its seventh consecutive trip in the NESCAC semifinals as they travel to Bowdoin this weekend. The Panthers will take on Colby at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, while the host school meets Amherst at 1:00 p.m. The winners meet for the NESCAC Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

February 26, 2007

Tickets for the NESCAC Men's Hockey Championship at Bowdoin on March 3rd and 4th will be available on Wednesday, February 28th at 1:00 p.m. through Thursday, March 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the Middlebury College box office. Tickets are $5 for Adults and $2 for Students. The tickets are for the semifinals only, with championship tickets available from Bowdoin. For more information, call (802) 443-2596 or visit go.middlebury.edu/tickets.

February 24, 2007

Middlebury will make its seventh consecutive trip to the NESCAC semifinals after a 5-1 win over Williams in the quarterfinals. The Panthers will take on Colby, a 5-1 winner over Connecticut College, at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at Bowdoin. The host school will meet Amherst in the other semifinal at 1:00 p.m. with the title game slated for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

February 21, 2007

The Middlebury College men's hockey team will make its seventh consecutive trip in the NESCAC Tournament when they host Williams in the quarterfinals. The game will take place on Saturday, February 24th at 4:00 p.m. in Kenyon Arena.

February 17, 2007

Middlebury remained unbeaten in its last four games as they closed out the regular season with a 6-2 win over Amherst. The Panthers end the NESCAC regular season in a first place tie with Bowdoin, but will end up as the tournament's second seed with the Polar Bears owning the tie-breaker over Middlebury. The Panthers will host seventh-seeded Williams on Saturday, February 24th at 4:00 p.m. in a NESCAC quarterfinal matchup.

February 16, 2007

Middlebury scored four second period power play goals on its way to a 7-4 road win at Hamilton. The Panthers wrap up their regular season on Saturday when they visit Amherst.

February 10, 2007

Middlebury and Babson battled to a 2-2 tie in the Kenyon Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers held a 33-24 advantage in shots, but neither team could score in the third period or extra session.

February 9, 2007

Middlebury scored a season-high eight goals as the Panthers picked up an 8-0 shutout win over UMass.-Boston in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers out shot the Beacons 51-14 on the night, out scoring their opponents 5-0 in the second period.

February 4, 2007

Middlebury was shutout for just the fourth time in its last 183 games as the Panthers dropped a 3-0 contest at Norwich. The game was televised nationally on ESPNU.

February 2, 2007

Middlebury scored three third period goals and was able to hold on despite a late surge from St. Michael's at they picked up a 3-2 road win.

February 2, 2007

The Middlebury vs. Norwich men's hockey game played on February 4th at Kreitzburg Arena in Northfield, Vermont will be televised live on ESPNU at 3:00 p.m.

ESPNU is available on many cable systems, as well as Dish Network and Direct TV.

January 28, 2007

Middlebury out shot Wesleyan 31-11, but needed a late goal to the tie the game and salvage an overtime tie with the Cardinals. The Panthers had beaten Wesleyan in the 30 previous meetings between the schools.

January 27, 2007

Eric LaFreniere scored the game-winner 6:22 into the third period as Middlebury came from 3-1 down to pick up a 4-3 win over Trinity in Kenyon Arena. The senior snapped a shot from the left face-off circle that slid just inside the left post. Middlebury returns to action when they host Wesleyan on Sunday at 4:00, while Trinity visits Williams.

January 20, 2007

Middlebury bounced back with a 3-1 win over St. Anselm following a loss to N.E.C. on Friday night. The Panthers return to action next weekend when they host Trinity and Wesleyan on Saturday and Sunday.

January 19, 2007

Mike Carmody scored with seven seconds left to lift New England College to a 4-3 win over Middlebury in the Chip Kenyon Arena. Jon Bellonio poked the puck ahead to Carmody, who snapped a shot into the top left corner of the net driving from the left side.

January 16, 2007

Middlebury broke a two-game losing skid as they picked up a 3-1 win over Williams in a NESCAC contest at the Kenyon Arena. The Panthers return to action Friday and Saturday when they host N.E.C. and St. Anselm.

January 13, 2007

Bowdoin dealt Middlebury their worst loss since March of 2003 in a 6-2 victory on Saturday afternoon. The four-goal margin of defeat is the largest for the Middlebury men's ice hockey team since their 6-0 defeat to Oswego State in the 2003 NCAA Tournament.

January 12, 2007

Greg Osborne scored with 37 seconds left in overtime to lift the Colby men's hockey team to a 4-3 victory over ninth-ranked Middlebury in a New England Small College Athletic Conference battle Friday at Alfond Rink. The Panthers out shot the Mules 48-30 on the night, but it wasn't enough.

January 6, 2007

Mickey Gilchrist scored the game-winner 12:37 into the third period as Middlebury held on for a 4-3 win over Castleton. Gilchrist skated out of the corner towards the slot before scoring with a backhander. The Panthers held a 47-19 shots advantage on the night, going 3/9 on the power play.

January 5, 2007

Skidmore goaltender D.J. Delbuono turned away 46 shots as the Thoroughbreds earned their first-ever win over Middlebury in 11 tries. The Panthers out shot Skidmore 48-29 on the night, but could not solve Delbuono. The win was significant for Skidmore head coach Neil Sinclair, the '93 Middlebury graduate who served as the team's interim head coach in '02-03.

January 1, 2007

Middlebury and Hobart battled to a 3-3 tie, but the Panthers emerged with the Holiday Classic Tournament title with a 3-1 win in the shootout. Hobart grabbed a 1-0 lead 5:14 into the game as Michael Steiner scored with a shot from the right side.

December 31, 2006

Middlebury opened up its second half of the season with a 3-2 win over St. Anselm at the Middlebury College Holiday Classic. The Panthers will take on Hobart, a 5-2 winner over Trinity, in the championship game on New Year's Day at 4:00 p.m. St. Anselm meets Trinity in the consolation game at 1:00 p.m.

December 20, 2006

The Middlebury College men's hockey team will offer a "Skate with the Panthers" evening, following their 4:00 p.m. game against St. Anselm at the Middlebury College Holiday Classic on December 31st.

Fans are encouraged to join the team for one hour following the game to skate, get autographs, as well as talk with the players. Free color team photos will be available for the 300 fans.

December 8, 2006

Middlebury avenged an earlier season loss by picking up a 2-1 win at Plattsburgh on Friday night. The Panthers wrap up their semester with a 5-2 record.

December 2, 2006

The Middlebury men's hockey team had a solid defensive effort as Ross Cherry made 18 saves en route to a 5-0 shutout at Salem State. The Panthers out shot the Vikings 56-18 on the afternoon.

December 1, 2006

The men's hockey team fell 2-0 at Southern Maine tonight in a game shortened by 12 minutes due to a power failure. The Panthers trailed 2-0 with 11:59 remaining in the third period when the power went out in the arena and on much of the campus. The coaches agreed to make the game a 2-0 final.

November 25, 2006

Kyle Koziara scored a hat trick as the Panthers won the consolation game of the PrimeLink Great Northern Shoot Out with a 7-1 final over the Bears. Tom Maldonado tallied one goal and an assist, while Jamie McKenna totaled three assists.

November 24, 2006

Middlebury suffered its first loss of the season to Plattsburgh at the PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout at Norwich. The Panthers will take on Potsdam in the consolation game on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

November 21, 2006

PrimeLink is proud to announce the live webcasting of all four Great Northern Shootout games at Norwich over Thanksgiving weekend.

CLICK HERE for more information.

November 21, 2006

WFAD radio will carry all Middlebury College men's hockey home and away games in 2006-07. Campus radio WRMC will carry most all of the team's home games.

CHECK HERE for the webcast schedule. 

November 18, 2006

Middlebury moved to 2-0 on the season as they hung on for a 2-1 win over Connecticut College in NESCAC play. The Panthers return to action next weekend at the PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout hosted by Norwich.

November 17, 2006

The three-time defending NCAA Champions from Middlebury opened up their 2006-07 season with a 6-2 win over Tufts. The game was played in front of a crowd of 2,045 on hand for opening night at Kenyon Arena.