RV/RV Women’s Hockey to Host RV Yale in ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The RV/RV and fourth-seeded Harvard women's hockey team (16-12-1, 15-6-1 ECAC Hockey) is set to host Ivy League rival and RV fifth-seeded Yale (16-13-0, 13-9-0 ECAC Hockey) this coming weekend for the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals. The opening round of the tournament is a best-of-three series with game times scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29 at 3 p.m. and, if necessary, Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. All games will be free admission and will also be streamed on ESPN+ and Harvard's International portal. 

How to Follow
Live Stream: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 (if necessary) | International Stream
Live Stats: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 (if necessary)
Game Notes: Harvard | Yale
Twitter: @harvardwhockey
Tickets: FREE 

What to Know

  • Harvard is hosting ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals for the first time since 2015, the year the team advanced to the National Championship game.
  • Harvard swept Yale in the season series, beating the Bulldogs 5-2 in November and 4-2 in December.
  • 2015 was also the last time Harvard faced Yale in postseason, the Crimson taking down the Bulldogs 2-1 and 3-0 in the quarterfinals.
  • Senior co-captains Kat Hughes and Ali Peper lead the team in career scoring against Yale. Hughes tops the roster with seven points on two goals and five assists while Peper follows close behind with six assists in games against the Bulldogs.
  • Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, has currently raked in 492 wins during her tenure at Harvard. That mark ranks her third all-time among Division I coaches of women's programs. 
  • Postseason awards are trickling in, Ali Peper having been named a finalist for ECAC Hockey Student Athlete of the Year while she, Kristin Della Rovere, Becky Dutton and Dominique Petrie received All-Ivy honors.

At the Helm
One of the most well-known coaches in college hockey, Katey Stone, enters her 25th season as The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey. Throughout her storied career, Stone has coached 13 Olympians, 24 All-America selections, six Patty Kazmaier winners and has accumulated a 476-239-53 overall record, prior to the 2019-20 season. 

Up Next
Should the Crimson win two games this weekend, the team will advance to championship weekend, hosted by the highest remaining seed in the tournament. Conference semifinals will take place on Saturday, March 7 while the ECAC Hockey Tournament title game will occur on Sunday, March 8. Game times are TBD.