Union defenseman Ingoldsby takes medical leave

Union freshman defenseman Mike Ingoldsby has taken a med­ical leave from the school for the remainde

Union freshman defenseman Mike Ingoldsby has taken a med­ical leave from the school for the remainder of the second trimester, Dutchmen coach Nate Leaman said before practice Wednesday at Messa Rink.

Ingoldsby suffered a concussion during a practice in late November. He missed eight games, and then played against St. Lawrence and Clarkson Jan. 7-8. Ingoldsby picked up his first career collegiate point, an assist, in the 8-1 win over Clarkson.

But the effects of the concussion continued to linger, and he hasn’t played since. It has also caused him to miss classes.

In 13 games, Ingoldsby had a defensive plus/minus rating of plus-6.

“He will most likely be back for the beginning of the spring term, which would make him eligible to play for the [ECAC Hockey] tournament championship weekend,” Leaman said.

Asked if Ingoldsby will be ready to play by then, Leaman said, “That’s up to the doctors. That’s not something we control at all. Right now, we’re hoping that he gets better.”

Ingoldsby’s teammates are hoping he will return should the Dutchmen make it to Atlantic City, N.J., for the ECACH tournament final four March 18-19.

“We love to have Mike back,” Dutchmen captain Brock Math­eson said. “He was playing great hockey before he got injured. It was an unfortunate situation with what’s happened to him. We wish him a speedy recovery. If he can make it back and he’s ready to go, then, absolutely, we want him back in our lineup.”


Time for another stroll down memory lane in Union hockey’s 20th year at the Division I level. These are games that didn’t make my top 20 list in the October special section.

* Union 2, Clarkson 1 (Feb. 28, 2009).

Senior defenseman Mike Harr scored is first goal midway through the third period, snapping a 1-1 tie and giving the Dutchmen a win in the regular-season finale over the Golden Knights at Messa Rink. The victory gave Union the final home ice spot in the first round of the ECACH tournament against Clarkson.

* Union 2, Yale 1 (Feb. 29, 2008).

Playing for just the second time on a Feb. 29 in their Division I history, Union moved closer to its first ECACH tournament first-round bye by edging the Bulldogs at Ingalls Rink. John Simpson and Michael Beynon scored for the Dutchmen, and goalie Corey Milan made 28 saves.

* Union 6, Yale 5, OT (March 1, 1997).

Chris Ford scored an empty-net goal in overtime to helped Union beat Yale at Ingalls Rink to finish fifth. Yale coach Tim Taylor pulled goalie Dan Choquette for an extra attacker in an attempt to improve his team’s playoff positioning. The Bulldogs were looking to finish ninth instead of 10th.

* Union 4, Yale 2 (March 2, 1996).

In what turned out to be Bruce Delventhal’s final game as head coach, Mark Szucs had a hat trick to lift the Dutchmen to a season-ending win over the Bulldogs at Achilles Rink. Delventhal resigned after the season.

Jersey auction

Union will raffle one of its retro jerseys at Messa tonight to benefit Hockey Coaches Care.

Hockey Coaches Care is a non-profit organization that partners with the American Hockey Coaches Association to help people in need in the amateur hockey community.

The retro jersey follows the design of those worn by the 1940-41 Dutchmen. The jersey is black, with white stripes on the sleeves and arms. The collar is white and ribbed to imitate the sweaters worn with the original design. A patch on the upper right side commemorates the 70th anniversary of Union adding lettering to its sweaters for the first time. The font on the front and back of the jersey is garnet with a white outline.

Raffle tickets will sold in the front lobby of Messa Rink.

Local update

New Hampshire junior forward Mike Borisenok (Watervliet) had a goal and an assist in last Friday’s 6-1 win over Vermont.

Key losses

Brown and Clarkson lost two key players to season-ending injuries last weekend.

Brown forward Jack Maclellan, the team’s leading scorer with 14 goals and 17 assists, had a skate blade slice tendons and muscle on top of his foot last Friday at Princeton. He had surgery Sunday.

Clarkson’s Scott Freeman, the team’s second-leading goal scorer with 10, suffered a knee injury against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last Saturday. The senior forward was unable to come out for the senior postgame skate, It was the Golden Knights’ final regular-season home game.

ECACH women’s tourney

The ECACH women’s tourn­ament gets underway today with the best-of-three quarterfinals.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Ins­titute is the eighth seed and faces top-seeded Cornell. The Big Red were 20-1-1 in the league, while the Engineers were 8-12-2.

The other matchups are No. 7 St. Lawrence at No. 2 Harvard, No. 6 Clarkson at No. 3 Dartmouth and No. 5 Quinnipiac at No. 4 Princeton.

Harrison finalist

RPI junior forward Alisa Har­rison has been named a finalist for the ECACH women’s league Best Defensive Forward.

Harrison, who has seven goals and 11 assists this season, leads the Engineers with a plus-9 defensive rating.

The other finalists are Dartmouth’s Reagan Fischer, and Cornell’s Karlee Overguard.

The league announced finalists for two other categories.

The three finalists for the Coach of the Year are Cornell’s Doug Derraugh, Dartmouth’s Mark Hudak and Quinnipiac’s Rick Seeley.

The Best Defensive Defenseman Award finalists are Princeton’s Laura Martindale, Harvard’s Josephine Pucci and Cornell’s Lauriane Rougeau.

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