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Left winger Matt Minerva (29) prepares to take a faceoff while right winger Kyle DePalma (47) gets ready to receive the draw against Drexel on Thursday, Feb. 15. Minerva scored his 15th goal of the year on Friday at New York University. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook hockey splits series with NYU to close out bad regular season

Anthony DiCocco February 19, 2024

To close out its worst regular season in 29 years, the Stony Brook hockey team split its home-and-home series with a foe who had nothing to gain. The Seawolves (7-16-4, 5-5-2 ESCHL) kissed the 2023-24...

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Left winger Matt Minerva (29) celebrates his goal against Drexel on Thursday, Feb. 15. Minerva scored his 14th goal of the season in the 6-5 loss. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Sloppy third period costs Stony Brook hockey in humiliating loss to Drexel

Anthony DiCocco February 16, 2024

Despite owning a two-goal lead in the third period, it was still not enough for the Stony Brook hockey team to get the win. The Seawolves (6-15-4, 5-5-2 ESCHL) returned to The Rinx on Thursday for...

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Left winger Matt Minerva carries the puck towards the net against Syracuse on Nov. 11, 2023. Minerva scored his 10th goal of the season on Saturday at Drexel. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook hockey drops must-win game against Drexel

Kiera Cassar January 21, 2024

With the series getting cut in half due to weather concerns, the Stony Brook hockey team wasted an absolute must-have game. The Seawolves (5-10-3, 4-4-1 ESCHL) traveled to Philadelphia on Saturday,...

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Right defenseman Brendan Fess (left) and right winger Kyle DePalma (right) celebrate a goal against Syracuse on Saturday, Nov. 11. On a team riddled with injury, DePalma and Fess will need to play well for Stony Brook moving forward. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Injury-plagued Stony Brook hockey has must-win game at Drexel

Tommy Pardo January 19, 2024

After having the first game of a home-and-home series canceled, the Stony Brook hockey team will have just one game this weekend, making it all the more integral to its hopes. The Seawolves (5-10-2,...

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Left winger Matt Minerva looks to pass the puck against Delaware on Dec. 2, 2023. Minerva scored the first shootout goal in the Stony Brook hockey teams shootout victory this past weekend. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Shootout victory at No. 20 Delaware splits series for Stony Brook hockey

Anthony DiCocco January 14, 2024

With the Stony Brook hockey team’s back against the wall, left winger Matt Minerva and left defenseman Joey Trazzera brought home a huge two points for it. The Seawolves (5-10-2, 4-4-0 ESCHL)...

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The Stony Brook hockey team celebrates left winger Matt Minervas goal on Saturday, Dec. 2. Minerva (left) and center Frankie Anastasio (right) were two of the Seawolves three goalscorers this past weekend. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

No. 25 Stony Brook limps into winter break after being swept by Delaware

Kiera Cassar December 4, 2023

After being shut out for the first time this season, the No. 25 Stony Brook hockey team suffered its second consecutive sweep to an Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) rival. The Seawolves...

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Left winger Victor Nikiforov slips the puck through Oswego goaltender Ben Di Fiores legs on Sunday, Oct. 8. Nikiforovs goal was the first of his Stony Brook career. MIKE ANDERSON/THE STATESMAN

No. 19 Stony Brook hockey splits opening series with Oswego

Tommy Pardo October 9, 2023
A dominant performance on Sunday helped the Stony Brook hockey team earn a split in its opening series. The Seawolves began their season at The Rinx in Hauppauge, N.Y. over the weekend and split a two-game, non-league set against the Oswego Lakers.
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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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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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Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Kyle DePalma

Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Kyle DePalma

Mike Anderson November 24, 2022
Sports Editor Mike Anderson is back with another interview, this time with the Stony Brook hockey team's forward Kyle DePalma.
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Right winger Michael Galinski moving the puck in a game against Rhode Island on Friday, Oct. 28. The Stony Brook club hockey team both won and lost a game this past weekend. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 22 Stony Brook hockey splits against two teams

Matt Howlin November 20, 2022
Big-time goaltending helped the No. 22 Stony Brook club hockey team salvage its weekend after a disappointing start. The Seawolves (10-5-0, 7-2-0 ESCHL) played back-to-back one game series this past weekend and split them with a win and a loss.
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