Amherst College Men's Ice Hockey

Jeff Landers Named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Men's At-Large First Team
May 21 - Amherst College senior diver Kai Robinson and senior ice hockey standout Jeff Landers were named to the ESPN the MagazineAcademic All-District Men’s At-Large First Team, which was announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Landers and Robinson are now eligible for the Academic All-America Team. Full Story

A Look Back at Amherst's Record-Breaking 2008-09 Season
Apr. 20 - From Amherst's first ever NCAA Tournament victory to a pair of goalies breaking an NCAA Division III record for highest save percentage in a season, the Lord Jeffs have plenty to be proud of from the 2008-09 season. Take a look back at the team and individual accomplishments on the 2008-09 milestones page.

USCHO.Com Names Landers Division III National Player of the Year
Apr. 7 - Amherst College senior captain Jeff Landers took home one final award for his amazing season, as the USCHO named him their Division III National Player of the Year. In addition, the New England Hockey Writer's association named Landers, and sophomore goaltenders Cole Anderson and Jonathan La Rose to their New England All Star squads, where they are joined by head coach Jack Arena. USCHO Full Story ~ New England All Stars

Jeff Landers Named National Men's Hockey Player of the Year; Landers, Anderson Named to All-America East First Team
Mar. 20 - Having already been named the best player in the NESCAC and the best American-born player in New England, Amherst College senior Jeff Landers went one step further this past Thursday when he was named the best player in all of Division III. Landers and teammate Cole Anderson were also the lone NESCAC players to earn All-America First Team honors. Full Story

Jeff Landers Earns Prestigious Joe Concannon Award
Mar. 19 - Gridiron Club of Greater Boston president Steve Grogan announced yesterday that senior defenseman Jeff Landers of Amherst College is the winner of the ninth annual Joe Concannon Award, which recognizes New England’s best American-born hockey player at the Division II-III level. Full Story

Amherst Drops Heartbreaker to Hobart in Overtime, 2-1; Jeffs End Season at 22-5-1
Mar. 14 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team had its amazing season come to an end with a 2-1 overtime loss to Hobart College in the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals. The Lord Jeffs end their season with a 22-5-1 record, which is the best in program history. Full Story

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#4 Amherst to Host #6 Hobart in NCAA Quarterfinals
Mar. 12 - Amherst College will host an NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament game for the second time in a span of four days when the Lord Jeffs take on Hobart College on Saturday, Mar. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Rink. Full Story

Amherst Scores Four Unanswered Goals in Win Over Babson; Jeffs Win First NCAA Tournament Game in Program History
Mar. 11 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team trailed Babson for 36 seconds before rattling off four unanswered goals to mark the Lord Jeffs' first NCAA Tournament win in program history. Amherst will host Hobart College Saturday in the national quarterfinals at a time to be determined. Full Story

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Amherst Set to Host Babson in NCAA Tournament Opening Round
Mar. 9 - Amherst College will host an NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament game for the first time in program history when the Jeffs take on Babson College on Wednesday, Mar. 11 at 7 p.m. in Orr Rink. The winner of Wednesday's game will advance to this Saturday's national quarterfinals. Full Story

Jonathan La Rose Named NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Week
Mar. 9 - Amherst College sophomore goaltender Jonathan La Rose was named the NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Week this afternoon for his hand in the Lord Jeffs winning their first conference title this weekend. La Rose posted a shutout win over Trinity in the semifinals. Full Story

Amherst Earns First NESCAC Title with 5-2 Win Over Middlebury
Mar. 7 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team claimed its first NESCAC title with a 5-2 win over Middlebury. The Lord Jeffs improve to 21-4-1 and advance to the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history. Full Story

Amherst Earns Spot in NESCAC Finals with 3-0 Win Over Trinity
Mar. 6 - The top-seeded Amherst College men's ice hockey team defeated Trinity College 3-0 this evening in the NESCAC Championship semifinals to set a new program record for wins in a season. The Jeffs will take on Middlebury Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at home for the conference crown. Full Story

Landers Named NESCAC Player of the Year; Four Jeffs and Coach Grab Honors
Mar. 5 - Amherst College senior captain Jeff Landers was named the NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Year this afternoon. He is joined by a pair of teammates on the First Team, while a fourth Lord Jeff grabbed Second Team honors. Head coach Jack Arena '83 was named the Coach of the Year. Full Story

Amherst Set to Host NESCAC Semifinals and Finals
Mar. 3 - Top-seeded Amherst College will look to secure its first conference crown this weekend when the Lord Jeffs host the 2009 NESCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Championship at Orr Rink. Full Story

Amherst Uses Four-Goal Third Period to Get Past Tufts in Quarterfinals
Feb. 28 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team scored four goals in the third period to earn a 4-1 win over Tufts in the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC Championship. The top-seeded Lord Jeffs will host the semifinal and final rounds next weekend. Full Story

Amherst to Host Tufts in NESCAC Championship Quarterfinals
Feb. 25 - The Amherst College men’s ice hockey team begins its quest for the program’s first NESCAC title when the top-seeded Lord Jeffs host eighth-seeded Tufts University Saturday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. in a NESCAC Championship quarterfinal game. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Score 6 in Third for 6-0 Win Over Williams
Feb. 21 - The 12th-ranked Amherst College men's ice hockey team scored six goals in the third period to blow open a scoreless tie in a 6-0 win over Williams on Senior Day. The Jeffs have clinched the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament, and will host Tufts next weekend in quarterfinal action. Full Story

Amherst Earns NESCAC's Top Seed with 4-3 Win Over Middlebury

Feb. 20 - The 12th-ranked Amherst College men's hockey team clinched the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Championship with a 4-3 win over seventh-ranked Middlebury, marking the Jeffs' first win over the Panthers since 2000. Full Story

Amherst Captain Jeff Landers '09 Tabbed Finalist for Joe Concannon Award
Feb. 16 - Amherst College senior captain Jeff Landers was named a finalist for the Joe Concannon Award. The honor is given annually to the best American-born hockey player competing in the Division II/III level in New England. Full Story

Amherst Takes Over First Place with 5-2 Win at NEC

Feb. 14 - With a 5-2 victory at New England College, the Amherst College men's ice hockey team increased its winning streak to eight games and took over first place in the conference standings. Full Story

Amherst Increases Winning Streak to Seven Games
Feb. 13 - The 12th-ranked Amherst College men's ice hockey team increased its winning streak to seven games and has now won 11 of its last 12 to remain tied atop the NESCAC standings. Full Story

Jeff Landers Earns Second Consecutive Player of the Week Honor
Feb. 9 - For the second consecutive week, Amherst College senior captain Jeff Landers has been named the NESCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Player of the Week for leading the Lord Jeffs to a pair of conference wins. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Pull Out 4-3 Overtime Win Over Bowdoin
Feb. 7 - The 13th-ranked Amherst College men's hockey team pulled out a 4-3 overtime win over Bowdoin this afternoon in NESCAC play. The Jeffs have won six in a row, and 10 of their last 11 games played. Full Story

Men's Ice Hockey Wins 5th Straight with 4-2 Result Against Colby
Feb. 6 - The 13th-ranked Amherst College men's ice hockey team defeated Colby College 4-2 this evening at Orr Rink for the Lord Jeffs' 5th straight victory. Amherst is 9-1-0 in the last 10 games, and will host Bowdoin tomorrow afternoon. Full Story

Jeff Landers Tabbed NESCAC Men's Hockey Co-Player of the Week
Feb. 2 - Amherst College senior captain Jeff Landers has been named the NESCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Co-Player of the Week for leading the Lord Jeffs to a pair of victories this past weekend. Full Story

Amherst Wins Fourth Straight, Cruises to 7-1 Win at Connecticut
Jan. 31 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team scored three first-period goals and cruised to a 7-1 win at Connecticut College, marking the Jeffs' fourth straight win and their eighth victory in the last nine games. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Take 3-1 Win at Tufts in NESCAC Play
Jan. 30 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team took a 3-1 result at Tufts University this evening in NESCAC play. The Jeffs have won three games in a row and seven of their last eight games. Full Story

Men's Hockey Picks Up 3-0 Shutout Win Over Skidmore
Jan. 24 - The Amherst College men's hockey team picked up a 3-0 shutout win over Skidmore College at home this evening. Senior Brendan Powers had a pair of goals in the win. Full Story

Amherst Kicks Off Weekend with 3-1 Win Over Castleton State
Jan. 23 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team improved to 7-2-1 in conference play with a 3-1 win over Castleton State College. The Jeffs will host Skidmore Saturday at 3 p.m. to wrap up the weekend. Full Story

Jeffs' Four-Game Win Streak Snapped at Salem State, 1-0
Jan. 17 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team had its four-game winning streak snapped at Salem State College, as the Lord Jeffs suffered a 1-0 loss to move to 8-4-1 overall. Full Story

Amherst Wins Fourth Straight; Jeffs Defeat Southern Maine, 3-1
Jan. 16 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team earned a 3-1 win at Southern Maine to increase its winning streak to four games. The Jeffs are 7-1-1 in their last nine contests. Full Story

Power Play Unit Lifts Jeffs Past Hamilton 3-1 at Home
Jan. 13 - The Amherst College men's hockey team got a trio of scores from its power play unit to pick up a 3-1 home win over Hamilton College this evening. Amherst improves to 7-3-1 (5-1-1 NESCAC) with the win. Full Story

Amherst Junior Keith Nelson Named NESCAC Player of the Week
Jan. 12 - Amherst College junior forward Keith Nelson was named the NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Week this afternoon for his seven point performance in Amherst's 2-0-0 weekend. Full Story

Amherst Keeps Rolling with 6-3 Win at Babson
Jan. 10 - The Amherst College men's hockey team earned a 6-3 win at Babson College to move to 6-3-1 overall and 4-1-1 in conference play. The Jeffs out-scored opponents by a combined 13-4 on the weekend. Full Story

Jeffs Rout UMass-Boston 7-1 in Road Action
Jan. 9 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team routed UMass-Boston this evening 7-1 on the road. Amherst improves to 5-3-1 on the season with the win. Full Story

Amherst Falls to Nichols, Snaps Four-Game Unbeaten Streak
Jan. 3 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team wrapped up its weekend at the Saint Michael's Holiday Classic with a 3-2 loss to Nichols College. The loss snaps the Jeffs' four-game unbeaten streak and moves them to 4-3-1 on the season. Full Story

Amherst Earns 4-1 Win Over Fitchburg State
Jan. 2 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team increased its unbeaten streak to four games with a 4-1 win over Fitchburg State College in day one of the Saint Michael's Holiday Tournament. The Lord Jeffs will take on Nichols College Saturday at 1 p.m. in day two of the tournament. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Draw Even With 6th-Ranked Norwich for 1-1 Overtime Tie
Dec. 6 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team got an equalizer off the stick of senior captain Jeff Landers in the second period to skate to a 1-1 overtime tie with 6th-ranked Norwich University this afternoon at Orr Rink. Amherst improves to 3-2-1 on the year with the result. Full Story

Men's Ice Hockey Bests St. Michael's 4-2 in Home Opener
Dec. 5 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team beat St. Michael's College 4-2 this evening in the 2008-09 home opener. Amherst improves to 3-2, and will host 6th-ranked Norwich tomorrow at 3 p.m. Full Story

Men's Hockey Defeats Wesleyan 3-0 in Douglas Roberts Consolation Game at Conn College
Nov. 30 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team defeated Wesleyan University in non-conference play this afternoon in the Douglas W. Roberts Consolation Game at Connecticut College. Jonathan La Rose picked up the shutout win in net for the Lord Jeffs. Full Story

Amherst Blanked by Conn. College, 1-0
Nov. 29 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team suffered its second 1-0 loss in as many games, as the Lord Jeffs fell to the host Camels in day one of the Douglas W. Roberts Tournament at Connecticut College. Amherst will face Wesleyan in the consolation game Sunday at 1 p.m. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Edged by Wesleyan, 1-0
Nov. 22 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team fell at Wesleyan University, 1-0, to wrap up its first weekend of action. The Lord Jeffs move to 1-1-0 (1-1-0 conference) on the young season. Full Story

Amherst Earns 5-3 Win Over Trinity in Season Opener
Nov. 21 - The Amherst College men's ice hockey team defeated defending NESCAC champion Trinity College, 5-3, to kick off its 2008-09 season. The Lord Jeffs wrap up their weekend Saturday with a 3 p.m. game at Wesleyan. Full Story

Amherst in Search of Program's First NESCAC Crown
Nov. 11 - The Amherst College men's hockey team saw head coach Jack Arena '83 win his 300th career game last season in his 25th year as the Lord Jeffs' coach, as Amherst finished the season with a 14-9-3 record. The Jeffs will look to senior points leader Joel Covelli to lead the offense, while sophomore goaltenders Cole Anderson and Jonathan La Rose head a strong defensive unit. Extended Season Preview