The 2010-2011 season came to a close last night. We had no gas left in the tank after such an emotional win against #5 ranked Quinnipiac the night before… plus we played 5 games in 9 days! We are tied with 18 points for the 8th playoff spot with 2 other teams
in our conference, but unfortunately will not move on because of the tiebreaker format.
To start our senior day the whole team decorated the locker room. Each seniors’ locker had creative and fun posters. There were balloons, streamers, and
even a Tiger Piñata to symbolize Princeton’s’ mascot. The team put a great deal of work into honoring the amazing four seniors we have.
After the game there was a special ceremony on the ice. #27 Bray Ketchum, #12 Lili Rudis, #32 Jackie Snikeris, & #3 Sam MacLean. Each seniors’ highlights/accomplishments of their four years at Yale were announced as the seniors walked the carpet accompanied by their families. Following the on ice ceremony was a nice reception. Highlights of the senior night reception include;
-Great food provided by the Grant Family
-Wonderful help provided by many of the parents
-An amazing slideshow by Sophomore Erin Callahan
-Presents delivered to Seniors from Team
-An unforgettable speech provided by our 9 year old Bulldog Buddy Giana.
-Video by Head Coach Flygh highlighting each senior from baby pictures to their on ice highlights at Yale.
This season has certainly been bitter sweet. We all get a long so well and that is why it hurts so much. We are a family and no one can take that away from us!
Below are a few quotes about our senior class.
“The group is special: that rare class that will leave not only a massive statistical legacy, but also an even greater intangible one. For though their stats pepper the Yale record books, it is the heart, will and enthusiasm with which the class of 2011 played
every day that will be most remembered by teammates, fans and coaches, alike.” Chelsea Janes Play-by-Play Voice of the Bulldogs.
The senior class has been there for us through thick and thin – from heartbreak and tragedy to success and joy. They have always had our
backs,” junior defenseman Heather Grant said. “They bring passion, dedication, leadership and an incredible work ethic to everything they do.” Heather Grant Junior Defensemen
“The members of the senior class all possess incredible amounts of talent, but more than anything, they’re a hardworking, determined, resilient group of individuals. “Although our record may not indicate it, the senior class has brought significant strides to the program; a 100% work ethic isn’t encouraged anymore; it’s the standard. They aren’t satisfied with mediocrity; anything less than a win results in heartbreak. They’ve built a legacy of passion, hard work, integrity and competiveness that remains the cornerstone of YWIH and will no doubt be recognized as the turning point in the program someday in the future.” Genny Ladiges Junior Goaltender
“They set a standard for the future. For us as a staff, I couldn’t be prouder or more thankful than to have a group like this. They worked their tails off and kept this team together through thick and thin. Winning hides a lot. When you have some tough times like we have had this year, the house can crumble pretty quickly. I’m extremely impressed with how they kept this team together. The seniors put a great foundation in place, starting with the way they practiced. There was a big change in this team starting in November, and it started with the seniors getting after the team in practice. As a coaching staff, we really wanted to instill a great work ethic as one of the hallmarks of our team, and that has been accomplished.” Joakim Flygh Head Coach.