Today we'd like to bring your attention to a Bloomberg article written about the Yale Hockey Team. Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough was captain of the team in the late 1990s and many other Hedgeye employees were on the team at one point in time.
With Yale advancing to the "Frozen Four" and a shot at winning the championship after being seen as the underdogs who didn't have a shot this year, it makes sense that everyone following the team is filled with excitement. Keith was quoted in the Bloomberg article, discussing the challenges the team faced on the road to the championship.
"It’s like watching David versus Goliath,” McCullough said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg. “It’s pretty amazing to see Yale beating teams like Minnesota, which has 15 players drafted by NHL teams, while Yale doesn’t even give athletic scholarships.”
Both hockey and Yale are core components of our company's esprit de corps. Both Director of Research Daryl Jones and Managing Director Bob Brooke also played hockey at Yale with Brooke going on to play in the NHL for the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers.
“I am encouraged by the Yale Hockey Team once again proving to the larger Yale community, and all of the Ivy League and more, that being academically qualified and athletically gifted are not mutually exclusive," said Brooke.
"Life comes down to a few special moments and this will be one of those for the 20 guys on the ice tonight," said Jones as he geared up for the big game.
You can read the full article on Bloomberg by clicking on the following link: http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-11/yale-s-betts-joins-hockey-alumni-on-bulldogs-frozen-four-road.html