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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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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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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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Right defenseman Matt McDermitt on a breakaway against Delaware on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Stony Brook club hockey team split a pair of shootouts against Drexel this past weekend. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 17 Stony Brook hockey splits with Drexel, drops in ACHA rankings

Matt Howlin February 5, 2023
An untimely split has left the No. 17 Stony Brook club hockey team’s national championship aspirations up in the air as the team continues to fall in the national rankings. 
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Center Greg Barnych in a game against Delaware on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Stony Brook club hockey team was swept at Adrian last weekend. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 17 Stony Brook hockey suffers two hard defeats at No. 2 Adrian

Anthony DiCocco January 23, 2023
Without its head coach present on the sideline, the No. 17 Stony Brook club hockey team was swept by one of the nation’s best teams.
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Left defenseman Dom Molfetto looking to pass the puck against Rhode Island on Saturday, Oct. 29. Molfetto scored his second goal of the season during the Stony Brook club hockey teams series at Ohio. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 18 Stony Brook hockey opens second half with split at No. 6 Ohio

Anthony DiCocco January 8, 2023
In its return from a month-long layoff, the No. 18 Stony Brook club hockey team secured a big series split to start the new year.
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Left defenseman Rob Distefano skating in a game against NYU on Saturday, Oct. 8. The assistant captain returned to the ice over the weekend after breaking his hand five weeks prior. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 19 Stony Brook hockey sweeps Delaware to end first half on winning streak

Matt Howlin December 5, 2022
After winning a league game to rise in the national rankings, the No. 19 Stony Brook club hockey team continued its ascent with a two-game sweep.
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Right winger Brandon Avezov in a game against NYU on Saturday, Oct. 8. Avezov leads the Stony Brook club hockey team in points this year, and scored six of them on Friday at the Violets. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

Stony Brook hockey splits series, falls to 20 in national rankings

Anthony DiCocco November 13, 2022
The Seawolves split a home-and-home series with the New York University Violets over the weekend as they tried to wipe the Liberty series from memory. Stony Brook blew the Violets out of their own building on Friday with a dominant 11-2 win before losing 3-1 on Saturday at home.
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Left defenseman Andrew Mancini in action in a game against Rhode Island on Friday, Oct. 28. The Stony Brook club hockey team was swept by its arch-rival - the Liberty Flames - last Friday and Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 10 Stony Brook hockey swept by No. 7 Liberty

Matt Howlin November 6, 2022
The Stony Brook club hockey team now finds itself in the midst of a three-game losing streak after being swept by rival Liberty this weekend in a two-game set.
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