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Center James Kozicki looks for the puck after a faceoff against Oswego on Sunday, Oct. 8. Kozicki scored two goals, including the game-winner, on Sunday at Niagara. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 19 Stony Brook hockey salvages weekend with clutch win at No. 8 Niagara

Kevin Broderick October 16, 2023

Though the weekend opened on a disappointing note, the No. 19 Stony Brook hockey team picked up a huge win on the getaway day. On their first road trip of the season, the Seawolves (2-2-0, 1-0-0 ESCHL)...

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The Stony Brook hockey team on the sidelines at The Rinx on Sunday, Oct. 8. The Seawolves will open their league season this weekend at Niagara. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 19 Stony Brook hockey challenges No. 8 Niagara to open its ESCHL season

Anthony DiCocco October 13, 2023
Coming off a split in its opening series, the No. 19 Stony Brook hockey team will look to start Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) action on the right foot. After splitting their opening series at home to Oswego, the Seawolves will head up north to the Dwyer Ice Center in Lewiston, N.Y. for a two-game set with the No. 8 Niagara Purple Eagles.
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The Stony Brook hockey team on the sideline during a game against Rhode Island on Oct. 29, 2022. The Seawolves will look to make it back to the national tournament this year. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Stony Brook hockey seeking major bounce back after letdown season

Tommy Pardo October 1, 2023
After missing out on the national tournament for just the second time in program history, the Stony Brook hockey team looks to make its return to the big dance. The Seawolves finished the 2022-23 season 18-11-4 overall and ranked No. 18 in the nation amongst American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I teams.
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Center Will Kormanik (left) carries the puck up the left wing against Rhode Island on Oct. 29, 2022. Kormanik scored 26 points as a rookie and is looking to do more in 2023-24. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Stony Brook hockey has Will Kormanik back in love with the game

Aidan Steng October 1, 2023
After winning the Stony Brook hockey team’s Rookie of the Year award last season, center Will Kormanik’s sophomore year is shaping up to be his for the taking. As a freshman with high expectations coming in, Kormanik became one of the bright spots on an otherwise disappointing team.
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Goaltender Matvei Kazakov defends the goal crease against Delaware on Jan. 15, 2023. Kazakov is a Russian-born goalie who has had a great career with the Stony Brook hockey team. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Hard upbringing has turned Matvei Kazakov into a stalwart for Stony Brook hockey

Anthony DiCocco October 1, 2023
Goaltender Matvei Kazakov’s road to stardom on the Long Island hockey scene may have been bumpy, but all that matters to him is that he is here to stay. Born and raised in the small town of Serov, Russia, Kazakov first started playing hockey at just seven years old.
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Defenseman Teddy Valenti recovers a loose puck for Farmingdale against Fairfield on Feb. 4, 2023. Valenti is one of the 13 new players that is joining the Stony Brook hockey team this year. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Loaded recruiting class set to revitalize Stony Brook hockey

Kevin Broderick October 1, 2023
A new season has brought a drastically new roster for the Stony Brook hockey team, and the new players are ready to don their new colors and chase down a national title. Head coach Chris Garofalo took last season’s ousting from the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) tournament as a wake-up call.
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The 2022-23 Stony Brook club hockey team lines for a team photo. Stony Brook finished ranked in the top 20, but narrowly missed the ACHA tournament for the first time in 11 years. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Injuries, inconsistencies derailed Stony Brook club hockey in letdown season

Anthony DiCocco March 28, 2023

After winning the 2021-22 Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) title and making it to the second round of the national tournament, the Stony Brook club hockey team entered the 2022-23 season...

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Goaltender Matvei Kazakov saving a shot against Delaware on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Stony Brook club hockey team saw its season come to an end on Saturday in the ESCHL playoffs. PHOTO OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 18 Stony Brook hockey’s season comes to a bitter end

Anthony DiCocco March 6, 2023
The Seawolves (18-11-4, 7-5-2 ESCHL) traveled to the Revolution Ice Centre in Pittston, Pa. for the ESCHL playoffs. As the fourth seed in the tournament, they convincingly defeated the fifth-seeded Delaware Blue Hens 4-1 on Friday to advance to the league’s semifinals.
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Winger Kristian Malec in a game against Delaware on Sunday, Jan. 15. Malec scored in both games last weekend in a series split with No. 11 Pittsburgh. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 20 Stony Brook splits with No. 11 Pittsburgh in regular season finale

Anthony DiCocco February 27, 2023
Stony Brook finished the 2022-23 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) regular season ranked 18th in the computerized polls. That spot was not high enough to clinch a spot in the 2023 ACHA National Tournament.
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Defenseman Rob Distefano chasing the puck in a game against Delaware on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Stony Brook club hockey team was swept by Niagara this week, greatly hurting its chances at a national title run. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 18 Stony Brook hockey suffers crippling sweep to No. 13 Niagara

Matt Howlin February 20, 2023
In what was a make-or-break weekend for the No. 18 Stony Brook club hockey team, the offense and special teams failed to step up to the task.
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Right winger Devin Pepe scoring a goal against Delaware on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Stony Brook club hockey team suffered a costly sweep at an inopportune time. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 18 Stony Brook hockey suffers crucial sweep at Rhode Island

Anthony DiCocco February 12, 2023
The Seawolves (16-8-3, 6-3-1 ESCHL) traveled to South Kingston, R.I. to face off against the Rhode Island Rams this past weekend for a two-game set. To kick off the series, they lost a highly competitive contest 3-2 in overtime on Friday night.
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The Stony Brook club hockey team sitting on the bench before the game against Delaware on Sunday, Jan. 15. Due to several strange technicalities in the ACHAs rules, the Seawolves are in danger of missing the national tournament for only the second time in 23 years. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Here’s why Stony Brook club hockey’s season is actually in jeopardy

Mike Anderson February 9, 2023
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is not exactly like the NCAA. Sure, there are similarities between the two national organizations, but they are notably different in many ways.
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