• Norwich Edges Ice Hockey, 3-2, In Overtime for ECAC East Title
    March 05, 2011
    Kyle Thomas lifted the Norwich men's ice hockey team to its second straight ECAC East Tournament championship by scoring the game-winning goal 17:53 into the first overtime to give the Cadets a 3-2 win on Saturday night at Kreitzberg Arena. Babson sophomore goalkeeper Zeke Testa (Wellesley, Mass.), junior Mike Hoban (Medfield, Mass.) and first-year Matt O’Neill (Norwell, Mass.) were named to the All-Tournament Team for their play in the ECAC East Tournament. With the loss, the Beavers close out the season with an overall record of 11-14-3.
  • Ice Hockey Upsets Castleton State, 4-3, To Reach ECAC East Finals
    March 04, 2011
    Sophomore forward Jay Haseley (Rochester, N.Y.) scored one goal and assisted on the eventual game-winner to lead fifth-seeded Babson over second-seeded Castleton, 4-3, in the semifinal round of the ECAC Division III Men’s East Tournament at Kreitzberg Arena on Friday night. The Beavers improve to 11-13-3 overall on the season and advance to the finals against the reigning Division III men’s hockey national champions, Norwich University, at Kreitzberg Arena tomorrow at 7 pm. The Spartans season comes to a close at 22-4-1 overall.
  • Ice Hockey Headed Back To Norwich For ECAC East Semifinals
    March 02, 2011
    Coming off its first shutout victory of the season, the Babson College ice hockey team is heading back to familiar ground for the semifinal round of the 2011 ECAC East Tournament. For the seventh time in the last nine years, the fifth-seeded Beavers will travel north to Norwich University, where they will take on second-seeded Castleton State College in the semifinals on Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. The winner of that contest will take on either sixth-seeded Southern Maine or top-seeded Norwich in the title game on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets for all games will be $10 for seats, $8 for adult standing room, and $5 for youth standing room.
  • Ice Hockey Blanks Skidmore, 5-0, In ECAC East Quarterfinals
    February 26, 2011
    The fifth seed Babson College hockey team will return to the ECAC East semifinals after a 5-0 quarterfinal win over fourth seed Skidmore College on Saturday night at the Saratoga Springs City Rink. With the win, the Beavers (10-13-3) move on to next Friday’s semifinal against Castleton State College at Norwich University. Freshman Ryan Heavey scored two goals in the win, while sophomore Zeke Testa earned Babson’s first shutout of the season and the third of his career with 28 saves.
  • Heavey, Donato Among ECAC East Postseason Honorees
    February 25, 2011
    The ECAC East released its 2011 men’s ice hockey postseason awards on Friday, and a pair of Babson College athletes were recognized. First-year defenseman Ryan Heavey (Andover, Mass.) was named to the All-ECAC East Second Team and the league’s All-Rookie Team, while sophomore PT Donato (Arlington, Mass.) was named All-ECAC East Honorable Mention. Heavey enters this weekend’s conference tournament ranked third on the Beavers in scoring with three goals and 15 assists for 18 total points. His 15 assists leads the team, while his 18 points is the third most in the league among defensemen. Donato emerged as Babson’s top offensive player this season, as he led the Green and White with 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points. He was also the team-leader with six powerplay goals and one short-handed score, while his 19 points in conference play was the most on the squad.
  • Hamilton Downs Ice Hockey, 3-1
    February 19, 2011
    The visiting Hamilton College men’s ice hockey team clinched the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament with a 3-1 victory over host Babson College in the final game of the ECAC East/NESCAC regular season at the Babson Skating Center on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Continentals improved to 14-6-4 overall and 11-4-4 in NESCAC play, giving them a league-best 26 total points. Meanwhile, Babson falls to 9-13-3 overall and 7-9-3 in the ECAC East and as the fifth seed will head to fourth-seeded Skidmore for a 7 p.m. quarterfinal matchup with the Thoroughbreds next Saturday night.
  • Amherst Pulls Away From Ice Hockey, 4-2
    February 18, 2011
    The Amherst College Lord Jeffs scored two goals in a pivotal third period to claim a 4-2 victory over host Babson College in a key ECAC East/NESCAC men’s ice hockey contest at the Babson Skating Center on Friday night. With the win, Amherst (12-7-4 overall, 10-5-3 conference) remained in contention for the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC tournament, while the Beavers (9-12-3 overall, 7-8-3 conference) will need a win over Hamilton on Saturday to have a shot at a quarterfinal home game in next week’s ECAC East Tourney.
  • Donato Named a Semifinalist for Joe Concannon Award
    February 16, 2011
    The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston recently announced the 16 semifinalists for its 11th annual Joe Concannon Award, and Babson College forward PT Donato (Arlington, Mass.) was one of only three sophomores to make the list. He is the fifth Beaver to be nominated for the award, which is presented each year to the best American-born Division II/III hockey player in New England. The son of Babson Athletics Hall of Famer and all-time assist leader Paul Donato '84, PT has quickly emerged as one of the top offensive players in the region. In just his second collegiate season, the star forward leads Babson with 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points, including a team-leading 19 points in conference play.
  • Middlebury Sneaks Past Ice Hockey, 2-1
    February 12, 2011
    Middlebury won for the seventh time in its last 10 games as the Panthers picked up a 2-1 win over Babson in Kenyon Arena. Sophomore Jay Haseley scored the lone goal for the Beavers, while sophomore Zeke Testa made 28 stops in net.
  • No. 15 Williams Rallies Past Ice Hockey, 3-2
    February 11, 2011
    Babson College received two goals from junior Mike Hoban and two assists from first-year Ryan Heavey, but it wasn't enought to prevent a 3-2 loss to 15th-ranked Williams College in an ECAC East/NESCAC men's ice hockey clash on Friday night. With the win, the Ephs improved to 12-6-3 overall and 9-5-2 in the NESCAC, while the Beavers fell to 9-10-3 overall and 7-6-3 in the ECAC East. Babson sophomore Zeke Testa and Williams' Ryan Purdy each finished with 26 saves in net, with 10 of Testa's stops and 11 of Purdy's saves coming in the third period.
  • Ice Hockey Settles For 3-3 Tie With Saint Anselm
    February 05, 2011
    Babson College freshman Matt O’Neill (Norwell, Mass.) scored the go-ahead goal with just over three minutes remaining, but Saint Anselm sophomore Timothy King (Weymouth, Mass.) answered with only 24.7 seconds left as the Beavers and Hawks skated to a 3-3 overtime tie in ECAC East men’s ice hockey action at the Babson Skating Center on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Zeke Testa (Wellesley, Mass.) finished an outstanding effort in net with 34 saves for the Beavers, including five stops in overtime. Saturday’s game also featured a special fund-raising event for the Thomas E. Smith Fight To Cure Paralysis Foundation. In addition to a special raffle that was held at the game, the Babson Skating Center donated all admissions proceeds from the contest to the Foundation, totaling more than $1,200 in the effort to cure paralysis.
  • New England College Outguns Ice Hockey, 6-5
    February 04, 2011
    The New England College Pilgrims overcame three separate deficits on their way to an exciting 6-5 comeback victory over host Babson College in an ECAC East men’s ice hockey contest at the Babson Skating Center on Friday night. With the win, NEC improved to 7-11-2 overall and 5-8-1 in conference play, while the Beavers fell to 9-9-2 overall and 7-5-2 in the ECAC East.
  • Schneider Nets 100th Career Point; Earns ECAC East Player of the Week Honors
    February 01, 2011
    After becoming just the 20th player in the storied history of the Babson College ice hockey program to amass 100 career points, Beavers’ senior captain Jason Schneider (Littleton, Mass.) was named the ECAC East Player of the Week on Monday. Schneider amassed four goals and three assists for seven points in a 1-1-1 week for Babson. After being held scoreless in the Beavers' 5-1 non-conference loss to Curry on Tuesday, Schneider exploded for three goals and two assists in Babson's win at Saint Michael's. The fifth-year senior then capped off the week with a goal and an assist in a 4-4 tie with No. 4 Norwich on Saturday. The goal, which came on the powerplay at 4:10 of the third period, was the 100th point of Schneider’s illustrious career.
  • Ice Hockey Ties No. 3 Norwich, 4-4
    January 29, 2011
    The Babson College men's ice hockey team picked up a big point on the road against one of the nation's top teams on Saturday, as the Beavers skated to a 4-4 overtime tie with nationally-ranked Norwich. As a result of the deadlock, Babson moved to 9-8-2 overall and 7-4-2 in the conference, while the Cadets, ranked third in the nation in the most recent USCHO poll, are now 12-5-2 overall and 10-1-2 in the ECAC East. Babson led by senior Jason Schneider, who tallied a goal and an assist to become just the 20th player in program history to reach the 100-point mark.
  • Schneider's Five-Point Outburst Leads Hockey To 9-4 Rout Of St. Michael's
    January 28, 2011
    Babson College senior captain Jason Schneider (Littleton, Mass./Lawrence Academy) had a hat trick and two assists for a career-high five points to lead the visiting Beavers to a 9-4 blowout win over St. Michael's College in an ECAC East ice hockey matchup on Friday night. For the Beavers, Schneider scored two of his goals in the second period, including the eventual game-winner, before completing the hat trick in the third. Sophomore Matt Leer (Edina, Minn./North Iowa Outlaws) added a pair of scores in the victory - both of which came in the opening period, while classmate Jay Haseley (Rochester, N.Y./Milton Academy) added three assists.
  • Curry Surges Past Ice Hockey, 5-1
    January 25, 2011
    Curry College scored three unanswered goals in the first two periods of play en route to a 5-1 victory over visiting Babson College in a non-conference ice hockey tilt on Tuesday night. With the win, the Colonels are now 8-7-1 overall, while the Beavers fall to 8-8-1. Freshman defenseman Matt Furey scored Babson's lone goal early in the third period, while sophomore goalie Zeke Testa stopped 29 of 33 shots in net.
  • Hockey's Donato Named ECAC East Player of the Week
    January 24, 2011
    After guiding the Babson College ice hockey team to a three-point weekend, Babson College sophomore forward PT Donato (Arlington, Mass.) has been named the ECAC East Player of the Week for the first time in his career. Already the team's leading scorer coming into the weekend, Donato amassed three goals and one assist for four points in a 1-0-1 weekend for the Beavers. The sophomore forward netted a short-handed goal and a powerplay goal less than two minutes apart in Babson's 5-4 overtime win over UNE on Friday night, and then added another goal and an assist in a 2-2 tie with Southern Maine on Saturday.
  • Ice Hockey Settles For 2-2 Tie With Southern Maine
    January 22, 2011
    Host Babson College and the visiting University of Southern Maine played to a 2-2 overtime tie in an ECAC East men's ice hockey matchup at the Babson Skating Center on Saturday afternoon. With the deadlock, Babson is now 8-7-1 overall and 6-4-1 in conference play, while USM moves to 4-9-3 overall and 2-8-1 in the ECAC East.
  • Schneider's Overtime Goal Lifts Hockey Past UNE, 5-4
    January 21, 2011
    Senior captain Jason Schneider (Littleton, Mass.) scored the game-winning powerplay goal just 53 seconds into overtime to lift the Babson College Beavers to a 5-4 win over the visiting University of New England Nor'easters in an ECAC East men's ice hockey matchup at the Babson Skating Center on Friday night. With the win, the Beavers improved to 8-7-0 overall and 6-4-0 in the conference, while the Nor'easters fell to 2-12-0 overall and 0-10-0 in ECAC East play.
  • No. 10 Castleton State Stops Ice Hockey, 6-1
    January 15, 2011
    Linemates Josh Harris (Torrance, Calif.), Stuart Stefan (Delhi, Ont.) and Justin Alonzo (San Jose, Calif.) combined for two goals and seven assists to lead 10th-ranked Castleton past Babson, 6-1, in ECAC East action on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Arena. The Spartans improve to 13-2-0 overall and 7-2-0 in the ECAC East. The Beavers fall to 7-7-0 overall and 5-4-0 in the conference.
  • Ice Hockey Claims Second Straight Win With 3-1 Triumph At Skidmore
    January 14, 2011
    Senior captain Jason Schneider scored the go-ahead goal less than five minutes into the third period to lead the Babson College men’s ice hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Skidmore College in ECAC East action on Friday night at the Saratoga City Rink. The Beavers improved to 5-3-0 overall and 7-6-0 in league play, while the Thoroughbreds fell to 3-9-2 overall and 2-4-2 in the league. Sophomore goaltender Zeke Testa finished with 29 stops in the victory.
  • Testa, Ice Hockey Stifle Suffolk, 3-1
    January 11, 2011
    Sophomore Zeke Testa (Wellesley, Mass.) stopped 30 of 31 shots in goal to lead Babson to a 3-1 non-league college ice hockey victory over Suffolk Tuesday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena. The visiting Beavers (6-6) erased a one-goal deficit by scoring three times in less than five minutes midway through the second period, as sophomore Ryan Smith (Lynnfield, Mass.), senior Jason Schneider (Littleton, Mass.), and junior Mike Hoban (Medfield, Mass.) all added goals.
  • Ice Hockey Comeback Falls Just Short In 4-3 Loss To Connecticut College
    January 08, 2011
    Babson College scored twice in the final five minutes of regulation, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a three-goal deficit as the Beavers fell to visiting Connecticut College, 4-3, in an ECAC East men’s ice hockey matchup at the Babson Skating Center on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Camels improved to 4-4-2 overall and 4-3-0 in NESCAC play, while the Beavers dipped to 5-6-0 overall and 4-3-0 in the ECAC East. First-year Matt O'Neill scored a pair of goals for Babson, while junior Dan Ahern also scored in defeat.
  • Ice Hockey Outduels Tufts, 4-2
    January 07, 2011
    Babson College junior goalie Andrew Peabody (Marblehead, Mass.) stopped 28 of the 30 shots that he faced and first-year Troy Starrett (Bellingham, Mass.) tallied a goal and an assist to lift the Beavers to a 4-2 victory over visiting Tufts University in an ECAC East men’s ice hockey matchup at the Babson Skating Center on Friday night. With the win, Babson upped its record to 5-5-0 overall and 4-2-0 in the ECAC East, while the Jumbos fell to 4-4-1 overall and 3-3-0 in the NESCAC. Babson dominated the opening period of play, scoring two unanswered goals while mounting a 13-5 shot advantage. Junior Mike Hoban (Medfield, Mass.) netted the first goal of the contest and his third of the season when he one-timed a pass from sophomore PT Donato (Arlington, Mass.) into an open net from the lower left circle at 7:07. Sophomore Matt Leer (Edina, Minn.) then scored his first goal of the year when he stuffed home a snapshot from the bottom of the slot at 15:31, giving the hosts a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
  • Ice Hockey Falls to Salem State, 4-1, in Final Game of 2010
    December 31, 2010
    Nick Lampson (Groton, MA) notched a pair of third period goals to lift the Salem State University Vikings to a 4-1 victory over the Babson Beavers on Friday afternoon at Rockett Arena. Sophomore Zeke Testa (Wellesley, MA) turned away twenty-two of the Vikings’ twenty-six shots on goal in the loss, while sophomore PT Donato netted his team-leading sixth goal of the winter.
  • UMass-Boston Stuns Babson, 4-3
    December 08, 2010
    UMass-Boston first-year Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) scored a spectacular goal with 18.7 seconds left to lift the visiting Beacons to a stunning 4-3 victory over host Babson College in a matchup of ECAC East rivals at the Babson Skating Center on Wednesday night. With the win, UMass-Boston enters the holiday break with a record of 6-2-0 overall and 3-2-0 in league play, while the Beavers fall to 4-4-0 overall and 3-2-0 in the ECAC East.
  • Hockey Rides Fast Start, Hot Goaltending Past Trinity, 5-1
    December 04, 2010
    Babson College built an early 3-0 lead and sophomore goalie Zeke Testa (Wellesley, Mass.) made 36 saves in net as the host Beavers defeated visiting Trinity College, 5-1, in an ECAC East/NESCAC men’s ice hockey matchup at the Babson Skating Center on Saturday afternoon. With their second straight win, the Beavers improved to 4-3-0 overall and 3-1-0 in the ECAC East, while the Bantams fell to 2-4-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the NESCAC.
  • Big Finish Gives Hockey 4-1 Win Over Wesleyan
    December 03, 2010
    Host Babson College scored three goals in the final period to snap a 1-1 tie and defeat visiting Wesleyan University, 4-1, in an ECAC East/NESCAC men’s ice hockey contest at the Babson Skating Center on Friday night. With the victory, the Beavers improved to 3-3-0 overall and 2-1-0 in the ECAC East, while the Cardinals dropped to 2-2-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the NESCAC. Sophomore PT Donato scored a pair of goals in the win for Babson, while senior captain Jason Schneider and sophomore Ryan Smith also added scores. Junior goaltender Andrew Peabody stopped 29 shots in net for the Green and White, who return to action with a home game against Trinity on Saturday.
  • Ice Hockey Falls to Nichols, 5-2
    November 28, 2010
    Senior captain Matt Sayer (Lowell, Mass.) scored a pair of third-period goals to snap a 2-2 tie and send the visiting Nichols College Bison to a 5-2 win over host Babson College in a non-conference men’s ice hockey contest at the Babson Skating Center on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the Bison improved to 4-1-1, while the Beavers fell to 2-3-0.
  • Williams Denies Ice Hockey, 6-1, at Gallo Arena
    November 27, 2010
    The Babson College ice hockey team fell to Williams College by a score of 6-1 in a non-conference contest at the Gallo Ice Arena on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, Babson fell to 2-2-0 on the season, while Williams remained unbeaten at 4-0-0. Sophomore Jay Haseley (Rochester, N.Y.) scored the lone goal for Babson, while junior Andrew Peabody (Marblehead, Mass.) turned away 35 shots in net.
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