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Center Jesse Edwards carries the puck through the offensive zone against Drexel on Thursday, Feb. 15. Edwards scored the final goal of his career with the Stony Brook hockey team on Friday night. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook hockey’s disastrous year ends with first-round exit

Anthony DiCocco February 25, 2024

One of the worst seasons in Stony Brook hockey team history reached its bitter end in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) tournament. The sixth-seeded Seawolves...

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The Stony Brook hockey team gathers on the bench before the game against Drexel on Thursday, Feb. 15. The Seawolves will play Rhode Island tomorrow in the quarterfinal of the leagues playoffs. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Sixth-seeded Stony Brook hockey opens playoffs against third-seeded Rhode Island

Kevin Broderick February 22, 2024

It is do-or-die time from here on out for the Stony Brook hockey team, as it enters the 2024 Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) postseason tournament. The sixth-seeded Seawolves (7-16-4,...

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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 looks to pass the puck against Liberty on Saturday, Jan. 27. Minerva scored two goals and added an assist at Niagara on Saturday. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook hockey swept by Rhode Island again

Kevin Broderick February 4, 2024

A depressing season reached a new low for the Stony Brook hockey team, who is now on its third different five-game losing streak after suffering its sixth series sweep of the season. The Seawolves...

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The Stony Brook hockey teams top line of forwards and defensemen skate back to the sideline after a goal on Saturday, Jan. 27. The Seawolves will need them to show up big this weekend at Rhode Island. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook hockey searching for payback against Rhode Island

Anthony DiCocco February 1, 2024

With nationals essentially out of the picture, the Stony Brook hockey team will now focus on clinching a berth in the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) playoffs. The Seawolves (5-12-3,...

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Left winger Mike Rocco passes the puck back out to center Frankie Anastasio against Liberty on Saturday, Jan. 27. Anastasio scored on this play. MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook hockey swept at home by No. 7 Liberty as nationals hopes slip away

Kiera Cassar January 29, 2024

With its chances of making nationals already slim, the Stony Brook hockey team suffered a sweep it could not afford. The Seawolves (5-12-3, 4-4-1 ESCHL) were back home at The Rinx this weekend where...

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Goaltender Matvei Kazakov saves a shot against Rhode Island on Friday, Oct. 27. Kazakov saved 95.5% of the shots he faced on Friday. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

No. 20 Stony Brook hockey suffers disheartening sweep versus No. 25 Rhode Island

Kevin Broderick October 29, 2023

After missing a pair of great opportunities, the No. 20 Stony Brook hockey team is now on a three-game winless skid. It was a very disappointing weekend for the Seawolves (2-4-1, 1-1-0 ESCHL), who...

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Right winger Devin Pepe (left) secures the draw off a faceoff against Manhattanville on Saturday, Oct. 21. Pepe is looking for his first goal of the year as the Stony Brook hockey team hosts Rhode Island this weekend. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

No. 20 Stony Brook hockey returns home to host No. 25 Rhode Island

Anthony DiCocco October 26, 2023

Following a blowout loss in an exhibition game with an NCAA Division III team, the No. 20 Stony Brook hockey team will return to meaningful action. The Seawolves (2-3-0, 1-0-0 ESCHL) will return...

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Center James Kozicki (center) lines up to take a faceoff against Manhattanville on Saturday, Oct. 21. The Stony Brook hockey team was defeated in its exhibition matchup at Manhattanville. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

No. 18 Stony Brook hockey blown out in NCAA exhibition at Manhattanville

Kevin Broderick October 22, 2023
In an exhibition game with an NCAA Division III team, the No. 18 Stony Brook hockey team did not have its recent history repeat itself. In a matchup between David and Goliath, it was Goliath who walked away with the win this time around. The Seawolves traveled to Rye, N.Y. for an exhibition contest with the Manhattanville Valiants.
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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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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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