Yale Bulldogs Hockey Schedule
It is once again time for college hockey and that means that Ingalls Rink, the New
Haven, Connecticut home of the Yale Bulldogs hockey team is one of the most exciting arenas in all of college sports. The
Buldogs have a long and proud history of college hockey and will be looking to make their way back to the top of the ECAC
hockey standings. The fans at Ingalls Rink help give the Yale Bulldogs one of the most significant home ice advantages in
all of college hockey making them incredibly tough to beat at home. NCAA hockey is a big deal in New Haven and tickets to
see the Bulldogs hit the ice at Ingalls Rink always sell out quickly so be sure to get yours from StubHub as soon as possible.
Bulldogs kick off their home schedule on October 24th when the University of Alberta Golden Bears come to town. There are
plenty of other important home games this year at Ingalls Rink this year including games against the Colgate Raiders, the
Michigan State Spartans, the Harvard Crimson, the Dartmouth Big Green, the Quinnipiac Bobcats, the Russian Red Stars, the
Union Dutchmen, the RPI Engineers, the Army Black Knights, the Clarkson Golden Knights, the St. Lawrence Saints, the Brown
Bears, and the Princeton Tigers. Nothing equals the experience of being inside Ingalls Rink for a Yale Bulldogs home game
and there are plenty of games to choose from to head out to show the Bulldogs your support during the 2014-2015 season.
The history of Yale Bulldogs hockey goes back a long way and they have established themselves as legitimate
contenders in the ECAC year after year. The future is bright for the Bulldogs as they have an incredibly young roster that
should be able to stick together for years to come, making them one of the most formidable squads in the conference. The Bulldogs
made it to the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and will be looking to make a return at the end of the 2014-2015 season. Long time
coach Keith Allain is certainly eager to guide his young team back to the top of the ECAC standings. These are exciting times
in New Haven and all die hard Bulldogs fans will want to be there cheering the team on for a victory at Ingalls Rink right
from the start.
Yale Bulldogs Hockey Conference
Yale plays hockey in the ECAC, the Eastern Collegiate
Athletic Conference, which is one of the most hotly contested hockey leagues in the country. This could well be the season
that the Tigers separate themselves from the pack of the other ten participants in the league and take the title home to New
Jersey. The path will not be easy, however, as both teams will have to eventually face the Brown Bears, the Clarkson Golden
Knights, the Colgate Raiders, the Cornell Big Red, the Dartmouth Big Green, the Harvard Crimson, the Quinnipiac Bobcats, the
RPI Engineers, the St. Lawrence Saints, the Union Dutchmen, and the Yale Bulldogs. Anyone who is familiar with college hockey
is well aware that navigating through the treacherous ECAC conference schedule is an unenviable task, yet the Tigers appear
poised to come out on top. Whoever comes out of the ECAC unscathed will be well prepared to make a deep post season run, possibly
to the Frozen Four, after playing such a rigorous conference schedule.
Hockey fans in general
are some of the most passionate sports fans around, but nothing quite matches the fanaticism surrounding college hockey and
Yale Bulldogs fans are some of the most dedicated and vociferous fans in the entire NCAA. On game day at Ingalls Rink, the
fans file in and take their seats when the cheering and chanting begins. As the clock winds down closer and closer to the
dropping of the puck the crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally both teams are ready for face off and the excitement really
begins. Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, powerful slapshots, and tremendous saves
set the arena on fire for the following three periods of world class college hockey. By the time the final buzzer sounds your
voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and you will already be planning a return
trip to Ingalls Rink.
The history of Yale hockey dates all the way back to 1893, making the Bulldogs
the oldest college hockey team in the United States. They played their first intercollegiate game against Johns Hopkins in
1896, a game ended in a 2-2 tie. The Bulldogs won their first, and so far only, National Championship in 2013. Yale has participated
in the NCAA Tournament 6 times and have made it to the Frozen Four twice.