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    Hockey Season on Ice

    The Brandeis Club Hockey Team is currently 1-1 in the New England Senior Hockey League postseason, as they seek to repeat as Kings Division champions after winning the title last year. The club experienced a difficult regular season this year that was marred by a spinal injury to starting goalie Mike Cohen (GRAD), a record that hovered near .500 most of the season, and several occasions of players not always seeing eye to eye. Despite their adversity, however, the Judges are on their way to defending their division title even though they are only a loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs.

    Skating into form

    After two close losses, the Brandeis club hockey team had a 6-6-2 record going into winter break, leaving them in third place in their division. However, with games against the club team Diablos (2-12-3) and Boston River Rats (3-12-3), the team looked to be in good position to boost both their record and confidence as the postseason approaches.

    Club Hockey Report

    While the Brandeis club hockey teams record of 5-4-2 may not seem as good as one might expect of a team who won the NESHL Championship last season, the club is still playing exceptional hockey thanks to the contributions of players like forward Josh Levine 06, goalie Jeff Wieskopf 08, and forward Alex Botwick 08. The team has hit a somewhat rough patch with a 1-2-1 record in the last four games, despite an impressive 8-3 victory over the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Nads. This can be attributed to the team not always playing a full roster for various reasons. Wieskopf, who led the division in goals-against average at least through the first nine games, said, Overall, things are going well, but without consistent rosters, its hard to build up team chemistry. All things considered, were all happy with where we are right now, near the top of our division.

    Hockeys Future On Ice

    The Brandeis club hockey team is relatively unknown, despite their incredible late-season run of success last year. After being crowned NESHL league champions last season, the Judges have kept a solid core of the team, including Captains Josh Levine 06, David Sagaser 07, and Rob Friedman 05.

    NHL skates into action

    The National Hockey League returned with a bang on October 5, as the 2005-2006 season began with a thriller in Boston. The Montreal Canadiens scored the game-winning goal over the Boston Bruins at the TD Banknorth Garden with 11.1 seconds remaining in the third period for a 2-1 final score. Michael Ryder followed up a shot by Alexei Kovalev on a power play opportunity to break a 1-1 tie.

    Golf ties Tufts at ECACs

    The Brandeis mens golf team tied Tufts University with an aggregate score of 333 (45 strokes over par) on September 27. The team competed at the par-72 Hampden Country Club in Hampden, Mass., with Alex Botwick 08 shooting a 36-44-80 (+8), tying him for 27th place of 90 players overall. Josh Levine 06 finished in 37th place with 41-40-81 (+9), Dan Shani 08 ended in 51st place shooting 41-42-83 (+11), and Ralph Harary 09 fired a 75th place score of 43-46-89 (+17).

    New infusion of talent could propel 05 Golf

    Despite a rocky conclusion to the 2004 campaign, the Brandeis Golf Team is well equipped for a potentially great season. Coach Bill Shipman feels confident that the arrival of three Freshman recruits, Aaron Hattenbach (Santa Monica, CA), Nick Wallen (Aquinnah, MA), and Ralph Harary (Cotuit, MA), as well as the return of Senior co-captain Josh […]

    Judges swing into action

    One of the most discussed aspects of this years Brandeis golf team during their preseason was the mix of talented youth and upperclassmen leadership that has the potential to result in one of the best seasons in school history. The teams showing at the first Little Four Quad Meet of the season at the George Wright Golf Club in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, proved that the predictions are right on track.

    Golf finishes strong at Bowdoin Invitational

    The Brandeis mens golf team finished in 8th place out of 14 teams this past weekend at the Bowdoin Invitational in Brunswick, Maine, with the University of Southern Maine finishing in first place overall. Led by co-captain Josh Levine 06 and Nick Wallen 09, who shot a 77 and 79, respectively, during the tournaments final round, Brandeis shot a combined 646 during the two-day tournament.