Utica Pioneers

Overall: 16-7-4 - Conference: 10-4-1
11/1 at Nazareth * • W, 3-1 BX RC RC
11/2 vs. Brockport State W, 5-2 BX RC
11/8 vs. Elmira * • W, 4-3 RC RC
11/9 vs. Hobart * • L, 3-2 RC RC
11/15 at Manhattanville * • W, 2-1 RC RC
11/16 at Neumann * • W, 6-2 BX RC
11/22 at Hobart * • T, 3-3 BX RC RC
11/23 at Hobart * • W, 3-2 RC
11/29 vs. Morrisville State L, 3-2 RC RC
11/30 at Connecticut College W, 5-1 RC
12/7 vs. Salve Regina W, 5-1 RC
1/3 at UW-Stout W, 4-2 RC RC
1/4 at Oswego State T, 2-2 BX RC
1/10 vs. Western New England W, 5-1 BX RC
1/11 vs. Oswego State L, 5-3 RC RC
1/18 at Brockport State T, 2-2 BX
1/24 at Nazareth * • L, 2-1 RC RC
1/25 vs. Hamilton T, 4-4 RC RC
1/31 at Elmira * • L, 7-6 RC
2/1 at Elmira * • W, 3-2
2/7 vs. Neumann * • W, 3-1 RC
2/8 vs. Neumann * • W, 4-2 RC
2/14 vs. Nazareth * • W, 5-2 BX RC RC
2/21 vs. Manhattanville * • W, 5-3 RC
2/22 vs. Manhattanville * • L, 3-1 RC RC
3/2 vs. Manhattanville W, 1-0 BX RC
3/8 vs. Elmira L, 5-2 RC

(* Conference; • Region)
Overall: 16-7-4 - Conference: 10-4-1
11/1 at Nazareth * • W, 3-1 BX RC RC
11/8 vs. Elmira * • W, 4-3 RC RC
11/9 vs. Hobart * • L, 3-2 RC RC
11/15 at Manhattanville * • W, 2-1 RC RC
11/16 at Neumann * • W, 6-2 BX RC
11/22 at Hobart * • T, 3-3 BX RC RC
11/23 at Hobart * • W, 3-2 RC
1/24 at Nazareth * • L, 2-1 RC RC
1/31 at Elmira * • L, 7-6 RC
2/1 at Elmira * • W, 3-2
2/7 vs. Neumann * • W, 3-1 RC
2/8 vs. Neumann * • W, 4-2 RC
2/14 vs. Nazareth * • W, 5-2 BX RC RC
2/21 vs. Manhattanville * • W, 5-3 RC
2/22 vs. Manhattanville * • L, 3-1 RC RC

(* Conference; • Region)

2013-14

Utica 10-4-1 16-7-4
Elmira 9-5-1 16-10-1
Hobart 7-5-3 14-9-4
Manhattanville 5-8-2 13-12-2
Neumann 4-8-3 9-12-5
Nazareth 4-9-2 8-16-2

Past Records

2013-14 (16-7-4, 10-4-1 ECACW)
2012-13 (21-6-1, 11-3-1 ECACW)
2011-12 (15-9-2, 4-6-2 ECACW)
2010-11 (17-8-1, 6-5-1 ECACW)

Team Quick Facts

Coach: Gary Heenan (Hamilton '97)
Conference: ECACW

Utica

Pioneers

Enrollment (FT undergrads): 2032
Location: Utica, N.Y.
Colors: Navy, Orange
Region: East
Arena: Utica Memorial Auditorium (4000)
Official Website: Men | Women
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News Releases

August 8, 2014
Olczyk, Lamoureux named assistants at Utica
Eddie Olczyk and Tamis Lamoureux have been named assistant coaches of Utica's men's and women's...
June 15, 2014
Utica and Oswego to face off in Carrier Dome Classic
Oswego and Utica will take part in a trio of games to be held at Syracuse's Carrier Dome this...
March 8, 2014
Elmira Rallies to Down Utica in ECAC West Title Game
Elmira College scored four unanswered goals to rally from a 2-1 deficit on its way to winning the...
March 2, 2014
Hobaica's Third Period Game-Winner Punches UC's Ticket into the ECAC West Championship Game
Senior forward Jordan Hobaica (Clinton, NY/Northwood School) netted the game-winner with 7:05 to go...
February 22, 2014
#13 Utica Falls to Manhattanville; Pioneers Claim Outright ECAC West Regular Season Crown
In spite of falling to visiting Manhattanville 3-1 on Saturday night, the nationally-ranked No. 13...
February 21, 2014
Down to the wire
The NCHA playoffs are underway while several other teams try to fight their way into the 2nd season....
February 21, 2014
#13 Utica Tops Manhattanville; Secures Top Seed in ECAC West Conference Tournament
For the second year in a row, the nationally-ranked No. 13 Utica College men's hockey team captured...
February 14, 2014
Making their mark
Several teams came closer to cementing their postseason positions. Sean Orlando's overtime goal put...
February 14, 2014
Utica Pushes Win Streak to Four Games
The Utica College men's hockey team won its fourth straight ECAC Men's West Conference contest as...
February 8, 2014
Utica Wins Third Straight; Pioneers Complete Weekend Sweep of Neumann
The Utica College men's hockey team netted three unanswered goals on its way to a 4-2 victory as the...
February 7, 2014
Utica Tops Neumann 3-1 in ECAC West Action
The Utica College men's hockey team won its second straight ECAC West Conference game on Friday...
January 31, 2014
January ends with wild slate of games
Besides the ranked teams, there was plenty of action around the nation as several key conference...
January 31, 2014
Elmira Remains Atop ECAC West Standings After OT Victory Over Utica
Utica College's Adam Graff (Bear, DE/Syracuse Stars (EJHL)) tied the score at 6-6 with 53 seconds...
January 25, 2014
#11 Utica & Hamilton Skate to 4-4 Tie
The nationally-ranked No. 11 Utica College men's hockey team tied visiting Hamilton College 4-4 in a...
January 24, 2014
Nazareth Stuns #11 Utica in OT to Earn ECAC West Victory
Nazareth College's Scott Dawson netted the game-winner 3:22 into the overtime period to help lift...
January 11, 2014
Oswego Downs Utica in Battle of Top Ten Teams
The nationally-ranked No. 8 Utica College men's hockey team lost 5-3 to nationally-ranked No. 10...
January 11, 2014
Oswego claims rematch with Utica
Just a week after the two played to a tie, the tenth-ranked Lakers carried a 38-25 shot advantage en...
January 4, 2014
#8 Utica Skates to 2-2 tie at #13 Oswego; Lakers Take PathFinder Tourney Title in Shoot Out
The nationally-ranked No. 8 Utica College men's hockey team tied host and nationally-ranked No. 13...
January 3, 2014
Three Unanswered Goals Guide Utica Past UW-Stout in PathFinder/Oswego Classic Opener
The nationally-ranked No. 8 Utica College men's hockey team rallied from an early 2-1 deficit by...
December 14, 2013
#8 Utica Downs US National Under 18 Team, 4-1
The Utica College men's hockey team knocked off the US National Under-18 Team, 4-1, Saturday night...
December 11, 2013
Future Men's Frozen Four sites announced
Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. will host in 2015, it's back to Lake Placid in 2016 and 2018,...
December 7, 2013
#9 Utica Tops Salve Regina on 9th Annual Teddy Bear Toss Night
The nationally-ranked No. 9 Utica College men's hockey team earned a 5-1 victory over visiting Salve...
November 30, 2013
#8 Utica Bounces Back With 5-1 Win at Conn. College
The nationally-ranked No. 8 Utica College men's hockey rebounded nicely from a loss at home on...
November 29, 2013
Morrisville Stuns #8 Utica 3-2
The nationally-ranked No. 8 Utica College men's hockey team rallied from an early 2-0 deficit, but...
November 22, 2013
More Hobart heroics and a NESCAC rivalry renewed
Bowdoin-Colby play for the 201st time, a matchup of undefeated teams out West and all the rest of...
November 22, 2013
Utica & Hobart Skate to 3-3 Tie in ECAC West Action
The nationally-ranked No. 7 Utica College men's hockey team tied host and nationally-ranked No. 13...
November 15, 2013
Eastern men and Western women face slew of upsets
The NESCAC kicked off their season while ranked teams fell left and right, particularly in the West...
November 15, 2013
#7 Utica Hangs On For 2-1 Win Over Manhattanville in ECAC West Action
The nationally-ranked No. 7 Utica College men's hockey team defeated host Manhattanville College 2-1...
November 9, 2013
Hobart Scores as Time Expires to Down UC in ECAC West Action
Nationally-ranked No. 9Hobart College scored as time expired in regulation to top host and nationall...
November 8, 2013
#3 Utica Tops Elmira 4-3 in ECAC West Play
The nationally-ranked No. 3 Utica College men's hockey team jumped out to a 3-1 second period lead...
November 8, 2013
No. 3 Utica edges Elmira 4-3
November 2, 2013
#3 Utica Men's Hockey Tops Brockport 5-2
The nationally-ranked No. 3/6 Utica College men's hockey team wrapped up opening weekend with two...
November 1, 2013
#3 Utica Nets Three Unanswered to Top Naz In ECAC West Season Opener
The nationally-ranked #3 Utica College men's hockey team netted three unanswered goals in the final...
August 29, 2013
Utica sanctioned for aid violations
Utica College becomes the latest to be sanctioned for awarding financial aid to athletes at a...
June 3, 2013
Brown, Fogarty named as finalists for UAA head position
Augsburg's Chris Brown and Adrian's Ron Fogarty are two of six finalists for the job at Division I...
March 17, 2013
Live from Lake Placid: The pressers
With the 2013 champions crowned and Lake Placid now in the rearview mirror until 2015 at earliest,...
March 15, 2013
Blugolds stifle Pioneers; move on to title game
Ross Andersen and Kurt Weston each scored twice and the penalty kill unit was perfect as UW-Eau...
March 15, 2013
Utica's Storied Season Comes to a Close
The Utica College hockey team's most prolific season in program-history came to end on Friday night...
March 13, 2013
Preview: Utica v. UW-Eau Claire
Neither team in Friday's late match-up has any Frozen Four experience, but both are the last ones...
March 9, 2013
Men: Norwich, Oswego, Eau Claire, Utica
A bit of old and a bit of new will grace Lake Placid next weekend as two tournament mainstays will...
March 9, 2013
Utica Nets Four Unanswered to Earn a Spot in the NCAA DIII Frozen Four
The Utica College men's hockey team netted four unanswered goals, including three in the third...
February 23, 2013
Manhattanville Takes Down Utica in ECAC West Semifinals
The top-seeded Utica College men's hockey team lost 2-1 in overtime against fourth-seeded Manhattanv...
February 15, 2013
No. 2 Utica Wins 20th Game - Pioneers Take One Step Closer to Regular Season ECAC West Title
The nationally-ranked No. 2 Utica College men's hockey team took one stride closer to its second...
February 8, 2013
Utica Sets New Program-Record for Wins in a Single Season
Six different players scored to help the nationally-ranked No. 3 Utica College men's hockey team...
February 3, 2013
Late goal lifts No. 3 Utica over No. 5 Hobart
A Louie Educate goal with 4:50 remaining prove the only goal of the afternoon as the Pioneers topped...
January 25, 2013
Comebacks and crucial conference contests
Late-game heroics were found in both men's and women's games on Friday, while numerous conference...
January 25, 2013
#4 Utica Tops #10 Neumann in Key ECAC Men's West Conference Contest
The nationally-ranked No. 4 Utica College men's hockey team defeated visiting and nationally-ranked...
January 19, 2013
No. 6 Utica tops No. 2 Hobart in ECAC West showdown
The Pioneers picked up goals from five different players and 39 saves from Nick Therrien to upend...
January 11, 2013
Cortland shocks Utica, 5-0
January 11, 2013
#5 Utica Falls at Cortland 5-0
The nationally-ranked No. 5/8 Utica College men's hockey team snapped a six game winning streak on...
January 5, 2013
#8 Utica Completes Regular Season Sweep of #2 Oswego
The nationally-ranked No. 8 Utica College men's hockey team completed the regular season-sweep of...
January 5, 2013
No. 8 Utica routs No. 2 Oswego State
The host Pioneers put up three goals in both the first and second periods to beat the Lakers for the...
January 4, 2013
#8 Utica Tops Salve Regina, Extends Win Streak to Five
The nationally-ranked No. 8/8 Utica College men's hockey team extended its win streak to five...
December 8, 2012
#10 Utica Enters Break with Fourth Consecutive Win
The nationally-ranked No. 10 Utica College men's hockey team won its fourth consecutive contest...
December 8, 2012
#10 Utica Wraps Up First Semester with 4-1 Win Over Nichols
Utica ended its first semester on a four-game win streak after defeating Nichols 4-1. The Pioneers...
December 7, 2012
A stocking full of surprises
With the weekend just getting underway, its opening night offered up plenty of surprises. We wrap...
December 7, 2012
#10 Utica Takes Down #3 Oswego 3-2 on the Road
The nationally-ranked No. 10 Utica College men's hockey team went on the road and topped third-ranke...
December 1, 2012
#9 Utica tops Buffalo State in overtime at New York Sash Teddy Bear Toss
It took overtime, but #9 Utica eventually overcame the Bengals in a 4-3 victory. The school...
November 24, 2012
East vs. West, tournaments galore, and more...
The Primelink ends, several other tournaments begin, and more in the Saturday Wrap
November 24, 2012
Utica Fights Off Amherst to Earn 4-3 Win
The nationally-ranked No. 10 Utica College men's hockey team netted four second period goals and...
November 17, 2012
Utica's Rally Falls Short Against Elmira in ECAC West Play
The Elmira College men's hockey team jumped out to 5-0 lead in the first 26:46 of the contest, and...
November 16, 2012
Utica Defeats Elmira 11-2 in ECAC West Action
The nationally-ranked No. 9 Utica College men's hockey team came out on top 11-2 against visiting...
November 9, 2012
Utica Rallies to Top Neumann in ECAC West Action
The nationally-ranked No. 10 Utica College men's hockey team received two key goals from the stick...
November 3, 2012
Five Third Period Goals Power Utica Past Naz in ECAC West Opener
The nationally-ranked No. 13 Utica College men's hockey outscored ECAC Men's West Conference...
October 20, 2012
Utica cruises past Fredonia 9-0 to move to 2-0
Utica scored eight goals in the first two periods on its way to a convincing 9-0 win over visiting...
October 19, 2012
Utica Explodes in Third Period to Skate Away with Season Opening Win Over Morrisville
The Utica College men's hockey team netted five unanswered goals in the final 40 minutes of action...
September 24, 2012
2012-13 Season Preview: Men's ECAC West
A new team enters the fray, and defending postseason champion Hobart is one of several with its...
February 22, 2012
Neumann Rallies to Earn 4-3 OT Win at Utica in ECAC West Quarterfinals
The fifth-seeded Neumann University men's hockey team rallied from a 3-1 second period deficit to...
February 17, 2012
Elmira Tops Utica; ECAC West playoff scenarios take shape
Elmira's 6-3 Friday night win over Utica hands the Soaring Eagles the ECAC West regular season while...
February 3, 2012
Third Period Rally Guides #13 M'Ville Past #5 Utica
The nationally-ranked No. 9/5 Utica College men's hockey team allowed four goals in the third period...
January 21, 2012
Utica Powers Past Amherst With 3-0 Victory
Sophomore forward Jon Gaffney netted two goals to guide the nationally-ranked No. 12 Utica College...
January 20, 2012
Utica Skates to 2-2 Tie Against Elmira
The nationally-ranked No. 12 Utica College men's hockey team tied nationally-ranked No. 11 Elmira...
January 6, 2012
UC Tops Cortland 5-2
The nationally-ranked No. 10 Utica College men's hockey team defeated SUNY Cortland 5-2 Friday night...
December 11, 2011
Utica fills Aud
Not only did the Utica fans sell out the Aud for the first time ever, but 4500 teddy bears joined in...
December 10, 2011
Teddy Bear Toss Draws Record Crowd - Utica Cruises Past Salve Regina
The nationally-ranked No. 10 Utica College men's hockey team sold out the Utica Memorial Auditorium...
December 9, 2011
#10 UC Skates to 1-0 Victory Over Potsdam
Sophomore goalie Nick Therrien recorded his first shutout of the season after stopping 30 shots and...
November 19, 2011
Neumann Tops Utica 2-1
The nationally-ranked No. 7 Utica College men's hockey team hit a familiar road block against ECAC...
November 17, 2011
ECACW and SUNYAC men continue conference play
Both conferences continue with conference play this weekend, and as Josh Carey notes, there are...
November 16, 2011
D3hockey.com Podcast: Utica men's head coach Gary Heenan
Head coach Gary Heenan joins Josh Carey to talk about the 5-1 Pioneers' fast start and also the...
November 15, 2011
Nazareth officially joins ECAC West for 2012
Nazareth College in Rochester, New York will become the sixth team in the ECAC West in 2012
November 11, 2011
Utica Tops Westfield in Non-Conference Play
The nationally-ranked No. 7 Utica College men's hockey team scored two goals in each of the first...

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