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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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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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Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Stony Brook hockey captains

Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Stony Brook hockey captains

Mike Anderson October 27, 2022
This week's episode of "Statesman Sports Spotlight" features the entire captainship of the ice hockey team: Devin Pepe, Robert Distefano, Davin Van de Zilver and Andrew Mancini.
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Center Jesse Edwards in a game against NYU on Saturday, Oct. 8. The Stony Brook club hockey team stayed undefeated with a series sweep at No. 21 Davenport over the weekend. PHOTO COURTESY OF AZTEKPHOTOS

No. 6 Stony Brook hockey stays unbeaten with sweep over No. 21 Davenport

Alex Streinger October 23, 2022
Another offensive explosion from the Stony Brook club hockey team led to its third-straight series sweep to start the year.
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Forwards Matt Minerva (left) and Greg Barnych (right) celebrating a goal scored scored against NYU on Saturday, Oct. 8. The two forwards came up big for the Stony Brook hockey team in its 4-3 victory against Manhattanville on Saturday. Source: AZTEKPHOTOS

Stony Brook hockey remains unbeaten with win over NCAA Division III Manhattanville

Matt Howlin October 16, 2022
Despite going into a late tailspin, the Stony Brook club hockey team was able to rally for a win in an exhibition match with an NCAA foe.
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