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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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Five Stony Brook hockey team skaters huddle to celebrate a goal against Drexel on Thursday, Feb. 16. The Seawolves will end their 2023-24 regular season with a two-game set against New York University. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook hockey to end regular season with home-and-home against NYU

Anthony DiCocco February 16, 2024

After blowing last night’s game versus Drexel, the Stony Brook hockey team will be playing for statistics and pride this weekend in a meaningless series. The Seawolves (6-15-4, 5-5-2 ESCHL) will...

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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 defenseman Joey Trazzera (left) takes the puck away from Liberty left winger D.J. Schwenke on Jan. 27. Trazzera and his fellow defensemen will be tasked with locking down Drexels hot offense tomorrow night. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook hockey’s long weekend kicks off versus Drexel

Kevin Broderick February 14, 2024

After upsetting the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League’s (ESCHL) best, the Stony Brook hockey team will look to go streaking before the regular season ends. The Seawolves (6-14-4, 5-4-2 ESCHL)...

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Center Jesse Edwards (15) and his teammates celebrate a goal against Syracuse on Saturday, Nov. 11. Edwards scored a goal and tallied an assist this past weekend at Pittsburgh. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

No. 23 Stony Brook hockey drops pair at No. 18 Pitt

Anthony DiCocco November 19, 2023

After being swept in a series for the third time this year, the No. 23 Stony Brook hockey team is back behind the eight ball once again. The Seawolves (4-8-1, 3-3-0 ESCHL) lost both games in Pittsburgh...

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Right winger Justin Nakagawa skates against Syracuse on Saturday, Nov. 11. Nakagawa will lead the Stony Brook hockey teams offense at Pittsburgh this weekend. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

No. 23 Stony Brook hockey hopes to keep ascending at No. 18 Pitt

Kevin Broderick November 16, 2023

Coming off a series sweep, the No. 23 Stony Brook hockey team will look to carry that success into this weekend. The Seawolves (4-6-1, 3-1-0 ESCHL) will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the No. 18...

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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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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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The NYU Silver Center. AJAY_SURESH/CC BY 2.0

New York Times misconstrued students’ role in professor’s dismissal

Sonya Gugliara October 16, 2022
#OPINION: The students of NYU were falsely depicted as lazy and entitled. Jones' firing and the reaction to it reveal that educators must take a greater responsibility for their students' success.
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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

When universities become echo chambers

Andrew Infantino November 20, 2019
Educational institutions are prone to groupthink, a process by which members of a group strive for consensus by suppressing dissent. Dissenters may face retaliation or remain silent while external input is ignored.
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EXCLUSIVE: Chinese international students caught up in admissions fraud scam

Rebecca Liebson and Xueying Luo October 4, 2018
An investigation by The Statesman found that at least seven students were expelled for submitting falsified Stony Brook transcripts in their graduate school applications.
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