Crunch time, must-win mentality as ice hockey heads into final two weekends

Tufts’ Hockey’s frustrating stretch continued over the past two weeks, with the Jumbos dropping three games and tying another to fall further out of the playoff race. After a 3–1 loss to Williams (13–6–1), a 2–2 tie with Middlebury (8–10–2) and a 4–0 loss to Conn. College Camels (6–13–1), the Jumbos lost again to the […]

Ice hockey breaks three-game win streak with loss to Middlebury

The Jumbos’ season has been a rollercoaster ride so far. Despite a recent setback last Saturday against Middlebury, Tufts closed out November with dominant victories over Saint Michael’s (4–0) and Williams (6–2) in a three-game win streak that saw the team outscore opponents 13–2 and climb back to .500 to finish the month on a high […]

Senior Profile: Mason Pulde

Tufts hockey will be losing a fantastic goal-tender this year in graduating senior Mason Pulde. In 2016, the Lexington, Mass. native was awarded the Academic All-America At-Large Honors, an award that recognizes student athletes for peak athletic and academic performance. To qualify, athletes must have above a 3.30 GPA out of a 4.0 scale and […]

Jumbos outscored 11-2 in losses to Trinity, Wesleyan

Tufts suffered more than a few setbacks this weekend after two major losses against Trinity and Wesleyan 7-1 and 4-1 respectively. Additionally, senior goaltender Mason Pulde tore his ACL after leaning awkwardly on his leg in an attempt to prevent Wesleyan from scoring on Saturday and will be out for the rest of the season. Fortunately, […]

Hockey secures playoff berth, but in tough eighth seed

Coming off a 4-3 win over Hamilton, Tufts played Bowdoin to a 4-4 tie on Friday and fell 4-1 to Colby during Senior Night on Saturday. The Jumbos, 9-9-6 overall and 5-8-5 in conference play, failed to secure a win over the weekend, but guaranteed their NESCAC playoff berth with the tie against the Bowdoin […]

Canadiens’ struggle leaves Atlantic open

Entering the 2015-16 NHL season, the Montreal Canadiens were clear Stanley Cup contenders, bringing back veteran rosters and a slew of All-Stars between them. Injuries and overlooked roster moves, however, have turned the Atlantic Division into a packed race heading out of the All-Star break. There is no secret to what is currently ailing the Canadiens. […]

Tufts proves ice hockey program is on the upswing

In the final 13 games of Tufts’ 2013-14 season, the team went 1-11-1, including a 10-game losing streak. The Jumbos lost a talented group of seniors and would only have inexperienced goalies on the roster for the 2014-15 season. Yet, by the end of the year, Tufts was two goals away from reaching the finals of […]

Tufts ends season in NESCAC semifinals

Tufts’ (9-15-2) postseason run concluded at Orr Rink with a close 3-2 loss to No. 9 Amherst (20-4-2). The Lord Jeffs, seeded second in the NESCAC, will advance to the tournament finals for the second straight year, where they will host the fourth seeded Williams Ephs. Even though the Jumbos came up short in their search for […]

Tufts to face Amherst in NESCAC semifinals

After Tufts (9-14-2) shocked the NESCAC world with its 2-1 upset over top-seeded Trinity, the team will move on to face the 19-4-2 NESCAC No. 2 Amherst Lord Jeffs in the conference semifinals. On Saturday, Amherst prevented an upset from Middlebury by defeating the tournament’s seventh seed 3-0. Middlebury surprisingly outplayed Amherst for the first 30 minutes […]

Lee, Pulde earn NESCAC Player of the Week honors

Capping off a memorable weekend for Tufts athletics, sophomores Josie Lee and Mason Pulde earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors. Pulde, a goalie on the ice hockey team, is the first Tufts hockey player to win the award this season. Lee, a guard on the women’s basketball team, follows senior tri-captain forward Haley Kanner, who won […]