2016-17 Sacred Heart Men's Ice Hockey News

June 28, 2017
Jasper & Minello named Atlantic Hockey Student-Athletes of the Year; 22 Pioneers named to All-Academic Team
Alumni Evan Jasper and Jordan Minello were named Student-Athletes of the Year as the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team had 22 student-athletes named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team on Wednesday.

June 26, 2017
Rakhmatov & Melconian Participate in Columbus Blue Jackets Development Camp
Rising sophomore Ruslan Rakhmatov and incoming freshman Mel Melconian of the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team are set to participate in the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League development camp this week.

June 7, 2017
SHU Hockey Announces 2017-18 Captains; Holds End of Year Award Banquet
The Sacred Heart Men's Hockey team held its annual end of season awards banquet and announced the 2017-18 captains this past month. Head coach CJ Marottolo announced that Liam Clare and Mike Crocock will serve as team captains for the 2017-2018 season.

May 23, 2017
Danforth Signs AHL Contract with Rochester Americans for 2017-18
Recent Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey graduate Justin Danforth signed a one-year American Hockey League contract with the Rochester Americans, affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.

May 12, 2017
Department of Athletics Celebrates Career Achievements Of Class of 2017
Ellen Nighbor of the women’s golf team and Justin Danforth of the men’s ice hockey received the top honors of the Pioneer Award

April 25, 2017
Eight Student-Athletes Earn NSCA Strength And Conditioning All-America Honors
The Sacred Heart Department of Athletics had eight student-athletes named National Strength and Conditioning All-American by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for the 2016-17 season.

March 15, 2017
Justin Danforth Signs With Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Sacred Heart senior assistant captain Justin Danforth signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the New York Islanders on Wednesday.

March 12, 2017
Bernard Named to Maccabi USA Open Men’s Ice Hockey Team
Pioneers junior goaltender to represent Maccabi USA in 20th World Maccabiah Games

March 9, 2017
Justin Danforth Selected to Atlantic Hockey First Team All-Conference
Senior assistant captain Justin Danforth was named to the First Team All-Conference by Atlantic Hockey on Thursday.

March 5, 2017
Men’s Hockey Season Ends in Double Overtime Thriller at Bentley
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team had its 2016-17 season come to a close on Sunday night as Bentley’s Ryner Gorowsky scored the game winning goal 30 seconds into the second overtime for the 3-2 victory at John A. Ryan Arena

March 4, 2017
Pioneers Headed to Game Three as Bentley Takes Game Two, 5-2
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team fell to Bentley 5-2 on Saturday night. The Falcons (12-17-6) scored three goals in the third period to force the deciding game three tomorrow night.

March 3, 2017
Big Third Period Lifts Pioneers over Bentley, 4-1 In Game One
Faced with a 1-0 deficit heading into the third period, the Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team scored four consecutive goals to pick up the 4-1 win over Bentley in game one of the Atlantic Hockey first round series on Friday night.

March 2, 2017
Pioneers Head to Bentley for First Round of Atlantic Hockey Playoffs
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team travels up to Bentley for the first round of the Atlantic Hockey playoffs in a rematch of last year’s first round matchup.

February 25, 2017
Minello’s Game Winner Caps Pioneers Comeback Over Air Force in Regular Season Finale
A late comeback by the Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team was sealed with senior Jordan Minello’s game winning goal at 2:31 in overtime to take the 3-2 victory over Air Force on Saturday night. The victory was the first since March 14, 2009 at Cadet Ice Arena for the Pioneers (12-17-5, 10-15-3) and spoiled the Falcons (22-9-5, 19-6-3 AHA) chance for the Atlantic Hockey regular season crown.

February 24, 2017
Pioneers Blanked by Air Force 5-0
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team was held scoreless in 5-0 loss to Air Force Friday night at Cadet Ice Arena

February 23, 2017
Men's Hockey Travels to Air Force For Final Weekend of Regular Season
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team heads to Air Force for the final weekend of the regular season.

February 19, 2017
Pioneers Down Bentley 3-2 on Senior Day
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team held off the Bentley Falcons for the 3-2 victory on Senior Day at Webster Bank Arena. Prior to the game, SHU honored seniors Mitch Nylen, Evan Jasper, Justin Danforth Connor Doherty, Jordan Minello, Jeff Carroll, Coltyn Hansen, Erlich Doerksen, Spencer Graboski and Nick Lotito.

February 17, 2017
Pioneers Shut Out at Bentley, 4-0
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team fell to Bentley 4-0 on Friday night at the John. A Ryan Ice Arena. The Falcons capitalized on home ice to take the series opener in the second home-and-home series between the two clubs.

February 16, 2017
Men's Hockey Squares Off Against Bentley In Home and Home Series
The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team squares off against Bentley in a home-and-home series. The program's 10 seniors will be honored prior to home regular season finale on Saturday night at Webster Bank Arena.

February 11, 2017
Pioneers Late Comeback Not Enough as Canisius Takes Series Finale, 6-5
A late comeback by the Sacred Heart men's hockey team wasn't enough as Canisius skated away with a 6-5 victory on Saturday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena. The Golden Griffins took advantage early (16-10-7, 15-4-6 AHA) jumped out to an early lead as the Pioneers (10-15-5, 8-13-3 AHA) fought within one with three goals in the third period.

February 10, 2017
Pioneers Skate to 2-2 Tie with Canisius Friday Night
Canisius forward Cameron Heath scored an extra attacker game-tying goal at 18:41 left in regulation as the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team settled for a 2-2 tie against the first place Golden Griffins on Friday night.

February 8, 2017
Pioneers Hosts First Place Canisius For a Two-Game Series
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team returns home to Webster Bank Arena, hosting Atlantic Hockey frontrunner Canisius for a two-game series.

February 7, 2017
Clare Named Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week
Sacred Heart men’s hockey sophomore defenseman Liam Clare earned Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts this past weekend. Clare picked up three assists on the weekend as the Pioneers picked up three points in the Atlantic Hockey standings.

February 4, 2017
Bavaro's Game Winner in OT gives Pioneers 4-3 Win Over Mercyhurst
Freshman Vito Bavaro picked up the game winning goal 1:53 into overtime to give the Sacred Heart men's hockey team the 4-3 victory over Mercyhurst on Saturday night. The Pioneers (10-14-4, 8-12-2 AHA) picked up three big points over the weekend and have now recorded double digit wins in each of the last four seasons.

February 3, 2017
Pioneers Comeback Late in Third for a Point in 2-2 Tie at Mercyhurst
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team used a late goal by senior Justin Danforth at the 17:25 mark in regulation to tie Mercyhurst 2-2 on Friday night at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. The Pioneers (9-14-4, 7-12-2 AHA) picked up a point in the Atlantic Hockey standings as the regular season begins to wind down.

February 2, 2017
Men's Hockey Travels to Mercyhurst for a Weekend Series
After a week off, the Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team travels to Mercyhurst for a weekend tilt.

February 1, 2017
Vote Men's Hockey Captain Nylen for Hobey Baker Award
Sacred Heart men’s hockey senior captain Mitch Nylen has been nominated for 2017 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the prestigious award is given annually to the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player.

January 21, 2017
Pioneers Edge Bentley for 5-4 Win
he Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team held off a late comeback from Bentley for the 5-4 win on Saturday night at the John A. Ryan Skating Arena. The Pioneers (9-14-3, 7-12-1 AHA) split the Atlantic Hockey weekend set against the Falcons (7-12-5, 6-7-4 AHA.

January 20, 2017
Pioneers Late Comeback Attempt Falls Short as Bentley Takes Opener 3-2
A late goal in the final minute of regulation by Stephen Hladin wasn’t enough to spark a rally as the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team fell to Bentley 3-2 on Friday night. The Pioneers (8-14-3, 6-12-1 AHA) had their three-game unbeaten streak snapped by the Falcons (7-11-5, 6-7-4 AHA) at Webster Bank Arena.

January 18, 2017
Pioneers Open First of Two Home-And-Home Series Against Bentley on Friday Night
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team begins the first of two home-and-home series on the year with Bentley on Friday night at Webster Bank Arena. Friday’s contest will be broadcast nationally on American Sports Network. The first 500 fans in attendance at the game on Friday night will receive a free SHU Hockey T-shirt. In addition, SHU is happy to offer $1 hot dogs to all fans for Friday’s contest.

January 14, 2017
Men’s Hockey Earns A Point In 2-2 Overtime Tie Against Holy Cross
he Sacred Heart men’s hockey team pushed its unbeaten streak to three games on Saturday afternoon with a 2-2 overtime tie against Holy Cross at Webster Bank Arena.

January 13, 2017
Danforth’s Game Winner Lifts Pioneers Over Holy Cross, 2-1 in Overtime
Senior Justin Danforth fired home the overtime game winner on the rebound from freshman Zach Tsekos shot off the pipe to give the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team the, 2-1 victory over Holy Cross on Friday night.

January 11, 2017
Pioneers Welcome Holy Cross for a Weekend Showdown
The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team welcomes Holy Cross for a weekend showdown at Webster Bank Arena. It is the lone series between the Pioneers & Crusaders this season after a holding pair home-and-home series each of the last two seasons.

January 7, 2017
Doerksen Scores Twice As Pioneers Down RIT, 5-1
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team netted five unanswered goals in the second and third period to beat RIT, 5-1 at the Gene Polisseni Center on Saturday night.

January 6, 2017
RIT Tops Men's Hockey, 3-1 in Series Opener
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team dropped its third straight Atlantic Hockey contest, as RIT scored twice in the third period to win 3-1 at the Gene Polisseni Center on Friday night.

January 4, 2017
Men's Hockey Opens 2017 on the Road With Weekend Series at RIT

December 31, 2016
Men's Hockey Falls to Air Force on New Year's Eve
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team dropped its last contest of the 2016 calendar year on Saturday afternoon, as Air Force recorded two goals in the third for the comeback victory.

December 30, 2016
Air Force Strikes First in Third Period to Defeat Pioneers, 3-1
The Falcons (10-6-3, 7-3-1 AHC) struck first with two unanswered goals in the third period to hold the Pioneers (6-11-2, 4-9 AHC) 3-1 at Webster Bank Arena on Friday afternoon.

December 29, 2016
Pioneers Open Up Second Half of Season With Weekend Series Against Air Force
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team returns from a 21-day winter break with a two-game homestand against Air Force.

December 19, 2016
Holiday Hoops And Hockey Begins Wednesday
SHU Stocking Stuffers, Grandparents Day and New Year's Eve fun from your Pioneers

December 13, 2016
Nylen Earns Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week
Sacred Heart men's ice hockey senior captain Mitch Nylen was named Atlantic Hockey Travel Team USA Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending December 11, 2016. Nylen picked up one assist on Friday night and a shorthanded game winning goal in the third annual Jason Pagni Memorial game on Saturday to split weekend series against Mercyhurst.

December 10, 2016
Pioneers Rally & Hold On For 3-2 win over Mercyhurst
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team picked up a 3-2 victory over Mercyhurst in the third annual Jason Pagni Memorial Game held at Avon Old Farms on Saturday night. The Pioneers (6-10-2, 4-8 AHC) recorded three straight goals in the second and third period to fend of the Lakers (6-9, 6-6 AHC).

December 9, 2016
Mercyhurst Downs Men’s Hockey, 5-3
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey was unable to come back from an 3-0 deficit, falling to Mercyhurst, 5-3 on Friday night at Webster Bank Arena.

December 8, 2016
Pioneers Host Mercyhurst for a Weekend Series
The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey opens a two-game homestand with Mercyhurst starting Friday night at Webster Bank Arena. Saturday's matchup will be held at Avon Old Farms for the third annual Jason Pagni Memorial Game.

December 3, 2016
Pioneers Fall at Robert Morris, 2-1
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team dropped its series finale to Robert Morris 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at 84 Lumber Arena.

December 2, 2016
Pioneers Drop Series Opener at RMU, 4-2
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team dropped its series opener to Robert Morris 4-2 on Friday night at 84 Lumber Arena.

December 1, 2016
Pioneers Look to Stay Hot Heading into Weekend Series Against Robert Morris
The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team takes their two game win streak to Robert Morris for a weekend series beginning Friday December 2 at 7:05pm.

November 29, 2016
Minello Earns Atlantic Hockey Player of The Week
Senior forward Jordan Minello was named Atlantic Hockey Travel Team USA Player of the week for the ending November 27, 2016.

November 26, 2016
Pioneers Rally in Third Period for a 4-2 Win over UConn
The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team scored four unanswered goals in their 4-2 comeback win over UConn on Saturday afternoon at the XL Center.

November 25, 2016
Pioneers Close Non-Conference Slate at UConn
he Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team concludes their non-conference slate with a matchup against instate rival UConn on Saturday afternoon at the XL Center.

November 22, 2016
Danforth Hits Century Mark as The Pioneers Offense Comes Alive in 7-3 win over AIC
Senior forward Justin Danforth reached the 100 career points milestone in the second period as the Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team earned a convincing 7-3 win over AIC on Tuesday night at the Mass Mutual Center.

November 21, 2016
SHU Hockey Adds Three to Class of 2021
Head Coach CJ Marottolo announced the additions of Austin Magera, Matt Tugnutt, Marcel Gobout to the SHU Hockey class of 2021.

November 21, 2016
Pioneers Travel to AIC for a Tuesday Night Battle
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team wraps up their season series against AIC on Tuesday night at the Mass Mutual Center.

November 19, 2016
Pioneers fall to Niagara, 4-0
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team fell to Niagara 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena. The teams split their regular season series as SHU took game one last night, 4-3.

November 18, 2016
Late Goal by McIlmurray Lifts Pioneers over Niagara, 4-3
BRIDGEPORT, Conn.— The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team picked up their first home win of the season with a 4-3 victory over Niagara on Friday night at Webster Bank Arena.

November 17, 2016
Pioneers Welcome Niagara for a Weekend Series at Webster Bank Arena
The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team wraps up a four game home stand as they welcome Niagara for a weekend series at Webster Bank Arena.

November 13, 2016
Men's Hockey Falls to RMU, 4-1
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team fell in their weekend finale against Robert Morris, 4-1 at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers (2-6-2, 1-4 AHC) outshot the Colonials (5-3-2, 4-3-1 AHC) 30-16, but were unable to find the back of the net.

November 12, 2016
Colonials Down Pioneers, 4-1
The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team was defeated by Robert Morris 4-1 on Saturday afternoon. The Colonials (4-3-2, 3-3-1 AHC) rallied with three goals in the final five minutes to take down the Pioneers (2-5-2, 1-3 AHC).

November 10, 2016
Pioneers Return Home for A Weekend Series Against RMU
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team returns home for a weekend series against Atlantic Hockey opponent Robert Morris.

November 4, 2016
Pioneers Skate to 2-2 Tie at New Hampshire
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie against New Hampshire, on Friday night. The Pioneers (2-4-2) were unable to hold on to a 2-0 lead as the Wildcats (3-3-1) scored two unanswered goals in the third period to tie the game.

November 3, 2016
Pioneers Travel Up to New Hampshire for a Non-Conference Battle
The Sacred Heart men's ice hockey team travels up to New Hampshire for a Friday night battle.

October 29, 2016
Pioneers Fall to Yale, 4-1
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team fell to Yale 4-1 on Saturday night at Ingalls Rink.

October 28, 2016
Men's Hockey Heads Up The Road to Take on Yale in a Non-Conference Battle
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team heads up I-95 to take on 17th ranked Yale for a Saturday nigh showdown at Ingalls Rink.

October 23, 2016
Pioneers Rally in Third Period to Win 6-3 over AIC
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team scored five goals in the third period to beat AIC 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Mass Mutual Center.

October 21, 2016
Pioneers Fall at Eighth Ranked Boston University, 7-0
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team fell to eighth ranked Boston University, 7-0 at Agganis Arena on Friday night.

October 20, 2016
Pioneers Take Trip Up to Massachusetts to take on #8 Boston University & AIC
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey ships up to Boston to take on eighth ranked Boston University at Agganis Arena on Friday night.

October 15, 2016
Pioneers Score Twice in the Third to Tie Union 4-4 In Home Opener
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team rallied with two goals in the third period to tie the Union Dutchmen 4-4 in the home opener at Webster Bank Arena Saturday afternoon.

October 14, 2016
Army West Point Down SHU, 3-0 on Friday Night
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team fell to Army West Point 3-0 at Tate Rink on Friday night. The Black Knights (2-0-1) sweep the regular season series against the Pioneers (1-2-0).

October 13, 2016
Men's Ice Hockey Faces Army, Hosts Union In Home Opener at Webster Bank Arena
Men's Hockey takes on Army West Point and hosts Union in home opener at Webster Bank Arena.

October 9, 2016
Pioneers Down Merrimack 2-1 for First Win of the Season
An aggressive offense led the Sacred Heart men’s hockey team to their first win of the season, a 2-1 victory over Merrimack on Sunday night.

October 7, 2016
Men’s Ice Hockey Falls to Army West Point 4-0 In Season Opener
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team opened its 2016-17 season Friday night with a 4-0 loss to Army West Point at Tate Rink.

October 6, 2016
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October 6, 2016
Men's Ice Hockey Opens 2016-17 Season Friday Night at Army West Point
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team opens the 2016-17 season with an Atlantic Hockey conference matchup at Army West Point on Friday.

September 20, 2016
SHU Men’s Ice Hockey Announces 2016-17 Schedule
The Sacred Heart men’s hockey team announced their 2016-17 schedule on Tuesday. The Pioneers finished last season 13-20-4, their third straight season with double digit wins.

September 19, 2016
Men’s Ice Hockey Picked Seventh in Atlantic Hockey Coaches Poll
The Sacred Heart men’s ice hockey team was picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic Hockey Preseason Coaches’, released on Monday.

September 19, 2016
SHU Men's Hockey To Call Webster Bank Arena Home Beginning This Season
Sacred Heart University and Webster Bank Arena announced a new five-year partnership for the Pioneers to play their men’s hockey home games at the facility beginning this season.