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Beacon Update 3/7/2013




Men’s Hockey

19-6-2 (11-5-2 LEC)

The Beacons played a fantastic 2012-13 season. They had the opportunity to host a quarterfinal match in the ECAC tournament, in which they dispatched the University of New England, 5-2, in front of a record Clark Center crowd. Zach Andrews tallied 20 saves and the scoring was distributed evenly, with five players netting one goal a piece. After that win its safe to say that Beacon fever gripped the campus as the 11th ranked guys prepared to travel up to Vermont and take on #12 Babson on March 1st. The semifinal was a classic by all accounts. Down 1-0, the Beacons stormed back to take a 3-1 lead, but Babson scored two unanswered goals to send the game to OT, and they snuck one by Andrews at the 3:18 mark to knock off the 2nd seeded Beacons. The guys did not receive an at large bid into the NCAA tournament, but they did have their 2nd highest win total in program history to go along with a Codfish Bowl championship. The core of this team is very young and should contend for a long time, so this team could become a powerhouse very quickly.

Women’s Hockey

9-14-4 (5-9-4 ECAC)

While the season has been difficult for the ladies, they managed have one great moment. They had to travel to Castleton State for the quarterfinals of the conference tournament, and they were the decided underdogs when the puck dropped. They managed to jump out to a quick start spoiled Castleton’s season with a 5-3 win. Unfortunatley, when they returned to Vermont the next week to take on Manhattanville in the semi finals, they couldn’t keep their hot streak going, and they suffered a 5-2 defeat. Freshman goalie Casey Schaebje had a very solid season for the Beacons, and she was rewarded with a spot on the ECAC all rookie team. For coach Colleen Harris’s squad, there were a lot of positives to take away from this season but they’ll have to wait until next year for another crack at the ECAC.