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  • Dec 26, 2006 Quinnipiac's Holiday Present
    So far this season, Quinnipiac has been the recipient of a lot of presents, even well before Christmas arrived. The Bobcats' 8-4-4 record, including 5-2-3 in the ECAC, has them at the top of the heap in ...
  • Dec 21, 2006 Men in Black (and White)
    Now that the NCAA has allowed leagues to experiment with the two referee/two linemen system for college hockey, there is talk this could be implemented NCAA-wide in the not too distant future. In theory ...
  • Dec 21, 2006 Virtual Reality - by Avash Kalra
    This week, TIME magazine awarded its annual Person of the Year Award to "You," as in, to all of us -- with our Facebook profiles and YouTube videos -- who have helped take the Internet to an unprecedented ...
  • Dec 20, 2006 Rouleau Makes Most of Second Chance - by Adam Wodon
    A program in decline or not, growing up a stone's throw from Michigan Tech, young Peter Rouleau imagined himself playing for the Huskies one day. This was during the '90s, when the program had gone ...
  • Dec 15, 2006 Tech Stock Rising - by Virg Foss
    It's been a race in Houghton, Mich., for the last 13 years to see which gets buried first -- the city itself under its average winter snowfall of 180 inches or the Michigan Tech hockey team in the WCHA ...
  • Dec 14, 2006 Team of the Week: New Hampshire - by Adam Wodon
    New Hampshire just wrapped up the first half of its season on an 12-game unbeaten streak. Pretty good for a team that a lot of people were unsure about coming into the season. But the Wildcats have ...
  • Dec 11, 2006 Roots - by Tom Douglis
    One of the more greatest joys of being a college hockey fan is that you are a small part of history of a game that dates back more than 100 years. And despite the fact that college hockey fans tend to ...
  • Dec 07, 2006 Improvement Slow For Young Buckeyes
    Last season, Ohio State struggled to put the puck in the net. The Buckeyes have been scoring goals this season. The problem is, so have their opponents. With a bunch of veteran blueliners returning ...
  • Dec 06, 2006 Lasch Key Kid - by Adam Wodon
    You've all heard the stories before ... the kid who gets cut from a team as a teenager, goes on to stardom. Ryan Lasch has a ways to go before professional stardom, but he's already turning heads in ...
  • Dec 06, 2006 Team of the Week: St. Cloud State - by Adam Wodon
    Last year, St. Cloud State changed coaches, and enjoyed a bit of a renewed enthusiasm in the program. But ask coach Bob Motzko who was most important, and it was another Bob. Goaltender Bobby Goepfert. "What ...
  • Dec 05, 2006 The Comeback of Morris
    Take a look at Michigan's roster and what you see resembles an AHL team. From top to bottom, the Wolverines appear better suited playing the Providence Bruins rather than the Providence Friars. Despite ...
  • Dec 02, 2006 SECOND THOUGHTS: Family - by Chris Dilks
    With the Thanksgiving holiday last week, nearly every college hockey web site had their own rendition of things to be thankful for in college hockey. Here at CHN, Avash Kalra took a look at what each team ...
  • Dec 01, 2006 Six Saved
    All too often, it's the numbers people look at. Goals and assists. Wins and losses. Numbers which when applied to the American International College hockey team really aren't that good. There's another ...
  • Dec 01, 2006 Uncommon Man - by Mike Machnik
    Look atop the scoring list in Hockey East and you'll find a name that few would have expected to see. But Trevor Smith hasn't only helped New Hampshire rise to No. 2 in the polls, he's also eliciting ...
  • Dec 01, 2006 PENALTY BOX - by Damien Goddard
    Author's Note: With the always-caustic DU-CC series this weekend, it's fun to go back to a simplier time in a fictional place when Hobbits & Trolls roamed southern Colorado Plot Overview The ...
  • Nov 29, 2006 Something Rotten in Grand Forks? - by Dane DeKrey
    A month ago, if you were to say that North Dakota was going to be 7-6-1 in its first 14 games, you probably would have been laughed out of the room. The laughter, however, has stopped, as a triumvirate ...
  • Nov 29, 2006 Team of the Week: Minnesota - by Adam Wodon
    Minnesota's sweep last weekend in the College Hockey Showcase was the product of a lot of cogs coming together, as they have been for most of the season so far. The result, a 5-4 win over Michigan State ...
  • Nov 27, 2006 What is the Showcase's Future?
    When the College Hockey Showcase was instituted back in 1993, the theory was to rekindle the hockey rivalries of the four "Big Ten" hockey powers -- rivalries that had been silenced since the Wolverines ...
  • Nov 26, 2006 WCHA Reigns Supreme Again
    They're foes 363 days a year, but No. 6 Michigan State and No. 7 Michigan were cheering for each other this weekend at the 14th annual College Hockey Showcase. Each year when it comes time for NCAA ...
  • Nov 26, 2006 Badgers Finally Give Thanks
    During this Thanksgiving season, there are truly more important things in the world to be thankful for. A family member's health, personal good fortune that is not tied to money, and world peace come to ...
  • Nov 23, 2006 Team of the Week: Alaska-Anchorage - by Adam Wodon
    Alaska-Anchorage's sweep last weekend of North Dakota earned it CHN's Team of the Week Award for the first time, and pushed the Seawolves two games over the .500 level. "I'm real happy about the weekend," ...
  • Nov 22, 2006 A New Dey - by Tom Reale
    It's not always easy to live up to high expectations. After two seasons at St. Cloud State and 80 games in a Husky uniform, Nate Dey was getting plenty of playing time, but had only 10 goals and 16 assists ...
  • Nov 22, 2006 PENALTY BOX - by Damien Goddard
    Is there any group of sports fans that are more superstitious than hockey fans? I don't think so. [i1]That's why I was amazed when I found out that the State of Wisconsin had erected a massive sign ...
  • Nov 20, 2006 Harvard: False Start
    Despite a heartbreaking loss to Cornell two weekends ago, Harvard coach Ted Donato firmly believed the Crimson start was not indicative of the team on the ice, and that his team turned the corner with ...
  • Nov 17, 2006 SECOND THOUGHTS: The Crapshoot - by Chris Dilks
    Wednesday concluded the NCAA's early signing period, during which recruits can send in their National Letters of Intent and make their commitment to the school that recruited them a little more official. I ...
  • Nov 15, 2006 River Hawk Rookies Take Flight - by Mike McMahon
    If you said that after nine games, Massachusetts-Lowell would be 3-3-3 (2-1-2 in Hockey East), many would've thought you were nuts. A look at the roster explains why. Last season was loaded up with ...
  • Nov 15, 2006 PENALTY BOX: Destination: Madison, Wisconsin - by Damien Goddard
    Every now and then, Mr. Goddard and his merry band of Denver-loving brothers (and sisters) puts himself in the penalty box, and tells us his tales from the road. -- ed. (Authors Note: I'd like to apologize ...
  • Nov 14, 2006 Phenom-enal
    We may as well talk turkey about standout freshman Minnesota forward Kyle Okposo: 1) He's black. 2) He plays hockey. 3) Nobody cares. "Those days are long gone," said Golden Gophers coach ...
  • Nov 14, 2006 Team of the Week: Denver
    Every elite team inevitably goes through the ordeal of losing players to the pros long before they use up their eligibility. The Denver Pioneers are no exception to this rule. Hobey Baker Award winner ...
  • Nov 13, 2006 Week In Review - by Adam Wodon
    Hockey East The big game of the weekend came Sunday, when New Hampshire throttled top-ranked Maine, in Orono, 8-2. That knocked the Black Bears from the ranks of the unbeatens, the last to have had ...
  • Nov 10, 2006 SECOND THOUGHTS - by Chris Dilks
    Chris Dilks hasn't lost his sense of humor, but he takes time out this week to reflect on a serious topic. Bemidji State pulled out a second consecutive one-goal victory Saturday night in Mankato to ...
  • Nov 10, 2006 Quick Results
    It's probably safe to say that, if you were to name the elite goalies in college hockey, Massachusetts netminder Jon Quick wouldn't be one of the first few names mentioned, if he was even mentioned at ...
  • Nov 09, 2006 The Producer
    To hear Nathan Davis try to describe the way he plays, you wouldn't guess that he has been one of the hottest players in the country. "I'm pretty critical of myself," the Miami forward said. "I couldn't ...
  • Nov 08, 2006 Mavericks Re-Power Up
    As the announcer bellowed out the starting lineups at Omaha's Qwest Center last year, opponents felt their nerves flaring up as the crowd rose to their feet. The Maverick fans' commotion was well-justified ...
  • Nov 08, 2006 Zalewski Takes Off - by Adam Wodon
    Steve Zalewski was part of George Roll's first big class at Clarkson, a highly-touted forward with a great combination of strength and skill. But like some of his classmates, it has not been a smooth ...
  • Nov 08, 2006 PENALTY BOX - by Damien Goddard
    Most hard core hockey fans know that several Yale hockey players got into a scrap with three football players in early October and ended up being charged with "breach of the peace" and a couple of other ...
  • Nov 07, 2006 TOTW: Clarkson
    It was about this time last year that Clarkson was named CHN's Team of the Week, after a nice start to the season. But things didn't turn out as well, with the Golden Knights slipping to .500 by year's ...
  • Nov 03, 2006 SECOND THOUGHTS - by Chris Dilks
    Early in the hockey season, some teams are still searching to find their own identity. But St. Cloud and North Dakota are two teams that don't need to worry about that. They just borrow theirs from other ...
  • Nov 03, 2006 Wildcats Find An Answer - by Mike McMahon
    How does a team cope with losing the center of one of the best lines in college hockey? In August, it was a difficult question to answer for UNH coach Dick Umile and his staff. Once practice began however ...
  • Nov 03, 2006 Paradise Lost?
    Is there too much of a good thing on one line for the Fighting Sioux? T.J. Oshie and Jonathan Toews are college hockey's version of Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. And here's the kicker: Unlike ...
  • Nov 03, 2006 THE PENALTY BOX - by Damien Goddard
    This is the first installment of 'The Penalty Box' from our resident part-time humorist Damien Goddard. It's a home for stories whose subjects deserve their own special place ... in the CHN Sin Bin. [i1]Where ...
  • Nov 02, 2006 Burton's Stock Rises - by Adam Wodon
    Langley, British Columbia is a long way from Hamilton, New York, in a lot of ways. But as Colgate junior Tyler Burton found out -- when something just fits, you must commit. Burton, a 5-foot-9 forward ...
  • Nov 01, 2006 Bobcats Taking Strides - by Brett Gobe
    Once upon a time, Quinnipiac wasn't sure of its hockey future. Desperately wanting to play with the big boys, and with plans made for a sparkling new arena, the team was still in Atlantic Hockey, a noble ...
  • Nov 01, 2006 Schneider Holds BC Hopes - by Adam Wodon
    No matter how hard it tried, it seems, Boston College couldn't avoid Tuesday's "trap" game, losing to Providence after the weekend road sweep at Wisconsin. On the other hand, Providence just might be ...
  • Oct 31, 2006 Team of the Week: Boston College - by Adam Wodon
    It was a pretty good weekend, but it's a long way to go before March. Just ask Jerry York. In fact, there's a game tonight. "This is like an NHL-type schedule," York said. "Part of (winning) is the ...
  • Oct 27, 2006 The CHN Trivia Quiz - by Tom Douglis
    So you think you know your college hockey trivia, eh? Maybe you've impressed a few people at the game, in a bar or maybe even on the Internet, and the fact you are even reading this web site probably ...
  • Oct 26, 2006 Atlantic Hockey Preview, 2006-07
    Air Force Coach: Frank Serratore 2005-06 Record: 11-20-1 League finish: 5th (Lost in First Round of CHA Tournament) NCAAs: N/A Changes: The biggest change for Air Force will be that it is playing ...
  • Oct 25, 2006 Making Adjustments - by Adam Wodon
    Getting adjusted to college hockey was going to be hard enough for Erik Condra. Getting adjusted to college hockey under Notre Dame coach Jeff Jackson was another story. Condra, a Livonia, Mich., was ...
  • Oct 25, 2006 Team of the Week: Notre Dame - by Adam Wodon
    Last weekend was a time for the "road warriors," where numerous road teams went into hostile territory and came away with sweeps. Among them was a most impressive performance by Maine, which swept North ...
  • Oct 23, 2006 Mystery, Alaska - by Avash Kalra
    So, what's in Alaska, anyway? Well, for starters, Alaska features the tallest mountain in North America, over three million lakes, a capital city (Juneau) accessible only by boat or plane, America's ...
  • Oct 19, 2006 Badgers Reach for New Mix
    Friday the 13th has long been associated with the bizarre or the otherwise explained. Last Friday, the 13th, was a day of remembrance as Wisconsin's 2006 NCAA Championship banner was unfurled prior ...
  • Oct 16, 2006 ECAC Preview, 2006-07 - by Avash Kalra
    Colgate Coach: Don Vaughan 2005-06 record: 20-13-6 League finish: 2nd (lost in ECAC tournament semifinals) NCAAs: N/A Changes: The Raiders lost seniors Jon and Ryan Smyth, as well leading scorer ...
  • Oct 13, 2006 CCHA Preview, 2006-07
    CCHA games begin this weekend. A capsule look at the league: Michigan Coach: Red Berenson 2005-06 Record: 21-15-5 League finish: 3rd (3rd in conference tournament) NCAAs: Lost first round Changes: ...
  • Oct 13, 2006 Nye Frontier Classic
    Nebraska-Omaha, Colorado College, Merrimack, Alaska-Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska -- Oct. 13-14 The annual tournament hosted by Alaska-Anchorage enters its seventh season and has another good crop of ...
  • Oct 12, 2006 Sauer Gets Some Help
    Billy Sauer's job as Michigan's starting goalie just got a bit more secure. The sophomore was guaranteed the top spot by Michigan coach Red Berenson before the season, and now he will have his personal ...
  • Oct 11, 2006 FSU Adjusts to Bomersback Loss - by Adam Wodon
    The loss of senior captain Mark Bomersback for up to 2 1/2 months with a broken leg, has put a crimp in Ferris State's plans for this season. But Ferris State coach Bob Daniels is reminding everyone it ...
  • Oct 11, 2006 Team of the Week: Vermont - by Adam Wodon
    A year ago, Vermont started out red hot, in its new surroundings as a member of Hockey East. But they weren't Hockey East games, and once the Catamounts reached the league schedule, they consistently had ...
  • Oct 10, 2006 CHA Preview, 2006-07
    The CHA has come close to wins in the NCAAs, but now it wants to get one. But its biggest NCAA victory was its very survival, which would not have happened without a waiver to be allowed an automatic NCAA ...
  • Oct 09, 2006 Hockey East Preview, 2006-07
    A look inside Hockey East, 2006-07: Boston College Coach: Jerry York 2005-06 Record: 26-13-3 League finish: 2nd (runner-up in conference tournament) NCAAs: Lost NCAA final Changes: Losing ...
  • Oct 07, 2006 New Look of Miami Hockey
    Some 20 years ago when Miami's program still was in its toddling stage, Steve Cady looked to the future and an idea began to take shape. Cady, Miami senior associate athletic director and former hockey ...
  • Oct 06, 2006 Breaking the Ice
    The college hockey season begins today, with two tremendous events featuring some of the top teams in the sport. Hall of Fame Game Maine vs. Minnesota St. Paul, Minn. -- Oct. 6 These rivals take ...
  • Oct 05, 2006 North Dakota Has Plenty Left - by Virg Foss
    No team in college hockey has won more NCAA tournament games in the past two years than North Dakota. That's the good news for them, albeit without a national championship to show for it, just two trips ...
  • Oct 05, 2006 WCHA Preview
    College Hockey News breaks down the 2006-07 WCHA season. Minnesota Coach: Don Lucia 2005-06 Record: 27-9-5 League finish: 1st (lost to St. Cloud State in WCHA Semifinal) NCAAs: Lost to Holy ...
  • Oct 05, 2006 Changing Times
    With Wisconsin's national championship victory last April, the WCHA has won six of the last seven national titles between four teams, and has placed at least one team in the Frozen Four in each of the ...
  • Oct 03, 2006 Things to Watch, Part II
    Yesterday, we started a look at the things to watch in college hockey this season. With games starting Friday, it's time for Part II. 7. The new arenas It is nearly impossible to understate the advantage ...
  • Oct 02, 2006 Things To Watch, Part I
    Today is Part I of a look at things to watch for in this 2006-07 college hockey season, which starts Friday. 1. Will North Dakota and Michigan State suffer sophomore slumps? Let's put it this way ...
  • Sep 28, 2006 CHN New Season Primer: Road to St. Louis
    Someone once said, "It's all relative." And someone was right. The summer is either too long, or too short, depending on how you look at it. But either way, we know it's over. And so it is that we ...
  • Apr 14, 2006 Howard, Elliott Perfect System - by Adam Wodon
    Bill Howard has been coaching goaltenders at Wisconsin for a long time, and his list of proteges is a well-chronicled who's who: Curtis Joseph, Mike Richter, Jim Carey, Bernd Bruckler, Kirk Daubenspeck ...
  • Apr 14, 2006 Looking Back: North Dakota
    North Dakota was knocking on the door of a national championship for the second time in two years. UND coach Dave Hakstol led his team to Frozen Four appearances in each of his first two years as head ...
  • Apr 09, 2006 Gilbert Etches Place In History
    With the game on the line this season, names like Joe Pavelski, Robbie Earl and Jack Skille were usually the ones who would rise to the occasion. But don't rule out those forwards-turned-defensemen, especially ...
  • Apr 09, 2006 Falling Short
    The image was one that only the world of college athletics could create. Moments after Boston College had lost the National Championship to Wisconsin 2-1, Peter Harrold lay motionless on a trainer's ...
  • Apr 09, 2006 Frozen Four Storylines
    Johnson's Pride Mark Johnson did all right for himself after being passed over for the men's head coaching job that went to Mike Eaves four years ago. Son of Badger coaching legend Bob Johnson, an NHL ...
  • Apr 08, 2006 Leroux: A True Humanitarian - by Adam Wodon
    Preparation and work ethic are what enable a young hockey player to become a Division I athlete. But putting those traits to use in other endeavors is what makes the annual Hockey Humanitarian Award winner ...
  • Apr 08, 2006 Skills, Thrills and Fun
    Denver senior forward Gabe Gauthier was pumped up as he stormed out of the Bradley Center locker room. "There's going to be a big brawl in there," he said, as he headed back toward the ice, leaving ...
  • Apr 07, 2006 One More Hurdle
    Wisconsin moved one step closer to the National Championship with a relentless 5-2 win, spurred on by a partisan crowd in its home state. "Well, we got a chance to win the last game of the year and ...
  • Apr 07, 2006 Wisconsin-Maine Notebook
    Wisconsin is looking to become the first school in NCAA history to have both a men's and women's champion from the same school. Of course, the NCAA women's tournament only started in 2001, but nevertheless ...
  • Apr 07, 2006 Something Special
    MILWAUKEE - In the week leading up to the Frozen Four, to a man, every Maine and Wisconsin player talked about doing something "special." Appropriately, it was the Badgers' stellar play on special teams ...
  • Apr 07, 2006 BC-Wisconsin Ready to Go
    Boston College and Wisconsin meet for the national championship Saturday, giving the championship an East-West feel again, after a one-year hiatus. Boston College was a program that went through some ...
  • Apr 07, 2006 Elliott Falls Short
    Wisconsin goaltender Brian Elliott was looking to become only the third goalie to achieve college hockey's highest honor -- joining Ryan Miller and Robb Stauber. [i1]Elliott was certainly a deserving ...
  • Apr 06, 2006 Badgers Ready For More Home Cooking
    Some people could look at the path Wisconsin has taken to the Frozen Four as a long, tenuous journey. While the grind of the season from the beginning of training camp to now was filled with many trials ...
  • Apr 06, 2006 Hats Off to BC
    Boston College soared into the NCAA Championship game, thanks to a three-goal performance from Hobey Baker finalist Chris Collins. Couple that hat trick with another hat trick of sorts -- three freshmen ...
  • Apr 06, 2006 BC-North Dakota Notebook
    Boston College and North Dakota has become a bit of a rivalry considering how many big games the two have played against each other in the last eight years. The teams played in back-to-back championship ...
  • Apr 06, 2006 Sioux Could Be Super, If ... - by Adam Wodon
    With 10 freshmen playing on a regular basis, many of which were first-round and second-round NHL Draft picks and came to dominate as the season went along, it would figure that North Dakota would very ...
  • Apr 05, 2006 NCAA Preview: North Dakota
    North Dakota found itself on the outside looking in of a top-three finish in the WCHA for the second season in a row at the end of the regular season this year. The Sioux tied for fourth this year and ...
  • Apr 05, 2006 Preview: Maine
    After nearly six months of competition, Maine stands two victories away from the program's third National Championship and first since 1999. For the Black Bears, who have had to overcome their fair ...
  • Apr 05, 2006 Semifinal 1: Final Preparations - by Adam Wodon
    North Dakota and Boston College, two young teams, will meet in the first Frozen Four semifinal, Thursday at 3 p.m. ET (ESPN2). Wednesday was spent getting acclimated to the Bradley Center, with the standard ...
  • Apr 05, 2006 Semi No. 2: Standbrook a Common Link
    Asked to define "Badger Hockey," Wisconsin assistant captain Tom Gilbert's response was candid, simple, and eerily familiar. "We just pride ourselves on going hard every shift. We take twenty minutes ...
  • Apr 04, 2006 Crossing Jordan - by Adam Wodon
    Jordan Parise has spent much of his time involved with collegiate hockey proving others wrong. After bouncing around three different junior leagues, while playing for four different teams, Parise received ...
  • Apr 04, 2006 Eagles Flying Again - by Adam Wodon
    Boston College coach Jerry York is not just happy to be here, but he is glad to see the tournament back in Milwaukee. "The proximity of the hotel to the Bradley Center, the restaurants, everything is ...
  • Apr 03, 2006 Hakstol Keeps North Dakota Going - by Virg Foss
    What churns inside that calm, stoic exterior we see of Dave Hakstol behind the bench of North Dakota? What roils under the impeccable dress of Hakstol, who looks like he just stepped away from a cover ...
  • Apr 03, 2006 Brewing Up a Storm - by Avash Kalra
    The state of Wisconsin is known for, among other things, its cheese, its beer, and its football team in Green Bay. But for this week, the only thing that matters in the Badger state is hockey. When ...
  • Apr 03, 2006 Badger Backbone ... Elliott - by Avash Kalra
    The Wisconsin Badgers have played over 11 periods of hockey since they have allowed a goal. A big reason for their defensive success? Goaltender Brian Elliott, who on Thursday was named one of the three ...
  • Apr 03, 2006 Skilleful: Hometown Hero Leads Badgers to Frozen Four - by Avash Kalra
    Jack Skille, a freshman for Wisconsin, and a Madison, Wis., native, will perhaps always be the answer to the trivia question, "Who scored the game-winner to end the longest scoreless game in NCAA hockey ...
  • Apr 03, 2006 CHN Talk Show: Ryan Potulny
    Minnesota junior Ryan Potulny, whose 38 goals this season is the most in NCAA Division I since Todd White scored 38 for Clarkson in 1996-97, signed an NHL contract with the Philadelphia Flyers last week. ...
  • Apr 03, 2006 Dave Baseggio
    Dave Baseggio was a standout defenseman for Yale in the late '80s. After a lengthy career in the minors, he became an assistant coach with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the AHL affiliate of the New York ...
  • Mar 27, 2006 Marathon to Milwaukee
    The road to the Frozen Four is a long and arduous grind. Nearly 40 regular-season games, numerous long practices, and then the frantic pace of the playoffs. Mistakes will be magnified, and opportunities ...
  • Mar 26, 2006 Still the Same - by Adam Wodon
    Two years ago, on the same ice, Harvard took a 4-1 lead into the third period against Maine in the NCAA Tournament's first round. Twenty minutes and four Black Bears goals later, Harvard instead had a ...
  • Mar 26, 2006 On All Cylinders
    The North Dakota Fighting Sioux may be the country's best hockey team heading into the Frozen Four. But, if you ask members of the team and its coaching staff, that wasn't always the case. At the beginning ...
  • Mar 26, 2006 Young and the Best
    Jonathan Toews was the youngest player on the ice in Saturday night's West Regional. He was also the best. The 17-year-old forward scored a goal and assisted on two others as North Dakota defeated Holy ...
  • Mar 26, 2006 Moving Mountains
    A beaming Bobbi York was clutching a hard-cover book as she rode the DCU Center elevator down to the press conference. In a few minutes her husband Jerry, the Boston College hockey coach, would explain ...
  • Mar 26, 2006 East Regional Final Notebook
    They're back. The Black Bears, after a one-year hiatus will return to the Frozen Four, this year in Milwaukee. The Bradley Center, the host of the Championship, was the site of the first Black Bears' ...
  • Mar 26, 2006 Maine Men
    Maine punched a ticket to its 10th Frozen Four after knocking off top seed Michigan State, 5-4, in the NCAA tournament East Regional final. Sparked by the play of the Regional's Most Outstanding Player ...
  • Mar 26, 2006 Bittersweet - by Adam Wodon
    The tears that Rick Comley fought back just after Sunday's loss in the East Regional final -- one he assuredly did not hold back moments earlier in the locker room -- were more complex than you would think ...
  • Mar 25, 2006 Still Searching
    One thing is clear: Miami University badly wants to win an NCAA Tournament game. The RedHawks want it badly enough that during Friday's first-round game against Boston College, they pulled the goalie ...
  • Mar 25, 2006 Eagles Rely on Schneider, Luck
    There were less than two minutes to play and the game already decided when Ryan Jones, Miami's superb first line left winger, burst into the Boston College zone unmolested and flung yet another shot at ...
  • Mar 25, 2006 West Regional Notebook
    A NCAA West/Midwest Regional single-game record 11,153 fans came out to see hometown North Dakota defeat Michigan 5-1 in the second game of the West Regional on Friday. The crowd at Ralph Engelstad ...
  • Mar 25, 2006 Lerg Stands Tall - by Adam Wodon
    The past three times Michigan State played in the NCAA Tournament, it was shut out, a dubious distinction of scoring futility. The Spartans figured if they could get one, the goals would come, but then ...
  • Mar 25, 2006 Zero Sum - by Adam Wodon
    All season, New Hampshire battled scoring woes. Sure, its top three of Daniel Winnik, Brett Hemingway and Jacob Micflikier put up great numbers, but few other forwards stepped up. That started to change ...
  • Mar 25, 2006 Beavers' Dam Breaks
    A night after watching another Cinderella team, Holy Cross, knock off mighty Minnesota in overtime, the Bemidji State Beavers had visions of duplicating the feat. However, they were faced with the daunting ...
  • Mar 25, 2006 Red Hot Start, Big Red Finish
    Colorado College's game against Cornell was a complete microcosm of its season. "Great start. Struggled in the middle. Still hanging in there early in the third, and in the end we wore down completely" ...
  • Mar 25, 2006 Maine Takes Offense
    All week, the Black Bears heard about the scoring prowess of Harvard. They couldn't escape it. They would flip on a college hockey web site and there it was. Turn over a newspaper and sure enough ...
  • Mar 25, 2006 Terriers' Luck Runs Out - by Mike McMahon
    "I thought we were dominated tonight." That was how Boston University coach Jack Parker opened his comments after his team's 5-0 loss to Boston College Saturday night in the Northeast Regional Final ...
  • Mar 25, 2006 Fifth Time The Charm For Eagles - by Mike Machnik
    They say the third time's the charm. How about the fifth time? After four straight losses this season to arch-rival Boston University, including nailbiting defeats in the Beanpot and Hockey East ...
  • Mar 24, 2006 Midwest Regional Preview - by Avash Kalra
    On February 11, Wisconsin beat the Buckeyes of Ohio State in front of over 40,000 fans bracing the cold at Lambeau Field, home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. Now, a month and a half later, the Badgers ...
  • Mar 24, 2006 East Regional Preview
    Anchored by a potent No. 1 seed, Michigan State, the East Regional boasts three of the hotter teams in the country. The hottest of the three teams could be No. 2 Harvard, the ECAC tournament champions ...
  • Mar 24, 2006 Holy Cow
    "We want to have something to do tomorrow." That was Holy Cross' motto heading into Friday night's West Regional at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Crusaders may need a new one after defeating Minnesota ...
  • Mar 24, 2006 One More Step - by Mike McMahon
    Nebraska-Omaha, making its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in the nine-year history of the program, fell to top seed Boston University in the Northeast Regional Semifinals, 9-2. Not all was lost ...
  • Mar 24, 2006 Deja Vu All Over Again - by Mike Machnik
    It was deja vu all over again. No. 1 Boston University offered a reprise of its role from exactly one week ago, blowing past tournament rookie Nebraska-Omaha, 9-2, in the semifinals of the NCAA Northeast ...
  • Mar 24, 2006 All the Marbles -- Again - by Mike Machnik
    Boston College versus Boston University. For all the marbles. Again. How many times can we keep saying it? First it was the Beanpot Championship game on February 13. BU got a power-play goal from ...
  • Mar 23, 2006 Caught In the Net - by Virg Foss
    The litany of great goaltenders at the University of Michigan attest to the reason why the Wolverines are making their 16th straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. Starting with Steve Shields in ...
  • Mar 23, 2006 Northeast Regional Preview
    Worcester is where things get started in this year's NCAA Tournament, where No. 1 seed Boston University takes on No. 4 Nebraska-Omaha in the early game, and No. 2 Miami meets No. 3 Boston College in the ...
  • Mar 23, 2006 West Regional Preview
    The West Regional is arguably the most difficult, if you take into consideration the overall strength of the programs and throw in how the teams have played in 2006. Of course, the region also includes ...
  • Mar 22, 2006 Gwozdecky: 'No Problem' With the Process - by Adam Wodon
    There has been little complaint from Denver about not making the NCAAs, and we can consider that progress. That may surprise some people, especially some fans of other WCHA teams who were filling the ...
  • Mar 21, 2006 Q&A: RPI AD Ken Ralph - by Adam Wodon
    We spoke to Rensselaer athletic director Ken Ralph on Tuesday afternoon, just a few hours after coach Dan Fridgen announced his resignation. CHN: Obviously, there's probably a truth out there that ...
  • Mar 19, 2006 ECAC Finals Notebook - by Avash Kalra
    For the Fans Inside the Pepsi Arena, Cornell, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Colgate battled all weekend for the right to be called ECAC Champions. But outside, when they weren't cheering on their favorite ...
  • Mar 19, 2006 Crimson Tide - by Avash Kalra
    So it turns out that, sometimes, offense wins championships. Coming into Saturday night's ECAC championship game, the Cornell Big Red, second in the nation in penalty killing efficiency, had killed ...
  • Mar 19, 2006 CCHA Finals Notebook
    Michigan State defeated top-seeded Miami, 2-1, in the 25th anniversary CCHA Championship game at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday. In the process, MSU claimed its CCHA-record 11th Tournament title and earned ...
  • Mar 19, 2006 Michigan Bid a Nice Consolation
    Michigan's win over Northern Michigan in the CCHA Tournament consolation game finally assured the Wolverines a bid to the NCAAs. But this has been a trying season for the Wolverines -- at least from ...
  • Mar 19, 2006 Youth Gone Wild
    Most teams use a young, inexperienced freshman class to build up their programs. But the University of North Dakota has focused its play around a strong core of freshman to help pave its way deep into ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 Dryden's Legacy - by Avash Kalra
    The award for the best goaltender in the ECAC is named the Ken Dryden Award, after the legendary Cornell goaltender in the late 1960s. Last year's Ken Dryden Award went to current Big Red goaltender ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 ECAC Notebook: Friday - by Avash Kalra
    Surprise, Surprise For the fourth time in the last five years, the Cornell Big Red and the Harvard Crimson will face off for the ECAC tournament championship. It will be the continuation of one ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 Crusading Back to AHA Final
    Holy Cross coach Paul Pearl knew he and his Crusaders might have their hands full with an upstart Connecticut squad that was embarking on its first trip to the Atlantic Hockey Association's Final Four. Coming ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 Falcons On the Verge
    On a night when Bentley was looking to continue a most unlikely run towards an AHA championship, the game turned on the most unlikely of sticks. Sophomore Jaye Judd notched his first two goals of the ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 CCHA G1 Notebook
    Miami rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Northern Michigan in the CCHA semifinals. Trailing 2-0 after the first period, the RedHawks scored five unanswered goals to advance to the CCHA Championship ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 CCHA G2 Notebook
    Michigan State is now unbeaten in eight straight against Michigan (3-0-5). The Spartans overpowered the Wolverines, 4-1, on Friday to advance to the CCHA Championship against Miami. Freshman forward ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 Thank Schneider
    All of the scoring in Friday night's Hockey East semifinal between Boston College and Maine took place in the second and third periods. But bizarrely enough, anyone you asked would tell you that the game ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 Bishop Holds His Own
    For the first time in over a month, Maine netminder Ben Bishop watched his opponents celebrate a victory in front of him. They weren't just celebrating either; they were jumping with joy. And rightfully ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 Help From the Gods?
    Every March 17, everyone celebrates St. Patrick's Day. People don green attire and imbibe in the great tradition of consuming huge quantities of ... beverages ... along with singing and dancing. Sports ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 Hobey Cow!
    It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Minnesota forward Ryan Potulny wrapped up the Hobey Baker Award on Friday night, even though his team lost. Among the other frontrunners, Chris Collins got hurt ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 Green Day - by Avash Kalra
    Mike Ouellette, Eric Przepiorka, Jarrett Sampson, Garret Overlock, and Sean Offers comprise this year's graduating senior class for Dartmouth, and on Saturday, they closed out their careers in style ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 HEA Championship Notebook - by Mike Machnik
    Quick notes from the 2006 Hockey East Championship Game, won by Boston University, 2-1, over Boston College in overtime: * The win gave BU its sixth league tournament title, tied with BC. But it was ...
  • Mar 18, 2006 Defense Wins Hockey East Championship For BU - by Mike McMahon
    There are two very famous sayings in the hockey world. "You build a team from the net out." "Defense wins championships." The two go hand in hand, and Boston University proved them to be true ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 Hockey East Tournament Preview
    After nearly six months of hockey, 29 overtime periods and a regular season championship that came down to the final game, the Hockey East conference returns to Boston for the 22nd Championship Tournament ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 ECAC Final 4 Preview - by Avash Kalra
    This Friday, at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y., the ECAC's two most dominant sets of travel partners -- Dartmouth/Harvard and Colgate/Cornell -- will begin their quests for an ECAC championship and the ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 CCHA Final 4 Preview
    The top four seeds held as all teams with a first-round bye advance to Joe Louis Arena for the CCHA Championship. Miami will face off against Northern Michigan in the 4:30 game followed by Michigan State ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 Eagles Alive and Well ... For Now
    They're not dead yet. The Boston College Eagles have arisen from the premature ashes of a possible end to their 2006-07 campaign following last week's two-step sweep of Vermont in a best-of-3 Hockey ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 Run Ends For Dogs
    It's a rarity when the ninth place team advances to the Final Five, especially when you start 17 underclassmen among your 25-man roster. Minnesota-Duluth finished the season in ninth place in the WCHA ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 Badgers, Earl Feel the Frustration
    The Wisconsin Badgers were ahead 2-0 in the first period of the WCHA Final Five semifinal game at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. on Friday afternoon. But two quick goals from North Dakota's ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 No Luck for Green
    Even five Harvard penalties could barely get the top-seeded Big Green on the scoreboard. Following 60 minutes of play, Harvard had won 10-1, and the Crimson tallied a shorthanded goal and a four-on-four ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 The Difference - by Mike Machnik
    At the Hockey East awards banquet Thursday night, Boston University coach Jack Parker spoke about his team's amazing second-half turnaround this season. "People ask me all the time, 'What was the difference? ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 Ten Nails in the Coffin - by Avash Kalra
    On Thursday, in his address to the media, Colgate head coach Don Vaughan spoke of "the game within the game" -- the mental, often-intangible aspects of hockey such as how a team is able to respond from ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 Wildcats Reeling After Semifinal Loss to BU - by Mike McMahon
    Before the puck dropped in the first of the two Hockey East semifinals, ninth-ranked New Hampshire had to feel good about its chances against top-seeded Boston University. The Wildcats were 2-1 in the ...
  • Mar 17, 2006 HEA Semifinal 1 Notebook - by Mike Machnik
    * Rivals Boston College and Boston University will meet for the Hockey East Championship for only the second time ever -- and first time in 20 years. BU upset BC, 9-4, to win in 1986. [i1]* It was only ...
  • Mar 16, 2006 WCHA Final 5 Preview - by Adam Wodon
    Minnesota won the regular season, and is the favorite to win the Final 5, and national championship at this point. But the teams with the most to say about it, might be all right there in St. Paul this ...
  • Mar 16, 2006 ECAC Notebook - by Avash Kalra
    Dartmouth. Colgate. Cornell. Harvard. Come Saturday night, one of these ECAC powerhouses will skate the treasured Whitelaw trophy around Albany's Pepsi Arena in celebration. The other three will have to ...
  • Mar 08, 2006 It Happened One Night - by Adam Wodon
    Hard work is something all coaches preach. And in trying to emphasize the importance, even for skilled players, Tim Taylor has a familiar refrain. "I constantly tell the kids -- you watch Canada, it's ...
  • Mar 07, 2006 Peter Pans Out - by Avash Kalra
    Think of Maryland, and you might think of blue crab, Fort McHenry, Cal Ripken Jr., or the Chesapeake Bay. But ice hockey? Not typically. So how did it come to pass that Peter Hafner, hailing from Gaithersburg ...
  • Mar 07, 2006 Longest Ever ...
    There were a wide range of emotions felt by the Union players as Game 2 of their ECAC tournament first-round series with Yale went on into the early hours of Sunday morning. There was concern. Already ...
  • Mar 02, 2006 Easier Being Green - by Adam Wodon
    Thoughts with Dartmouth coach Bob Gaudet after his team won its first-ever ECAC regular-season championship (shared with Colgate). Gaudet was the goaltender during Dartmouth's only other strong period ...
  • Feb 21, 2006 Team of the Week: Maine
    After starting strong, it looked like Maine was going to surpass everyone's expectations. The conventional wisdom was that the loss of goalie Jimmy Howard to the pros would hurt the Black Bears' chances ...
  • Feb 20, 2006 Cats Man Named Brady
    For as long as Brady Leisenring can remember he was always watching the Vermont Catamounts. It was his family's little ritual. Call it Weekend's at Gutterson. However, somewhere along the line, Leisenring ...
  • Feb 20, 2006 No Fanfare for Emerging Ricci - by Adam Wodon
    When your team has two wins, the likelihood of your name gaining "buzz" is minimal. But that doesn't make Rob Ricci's talent any less impressive for those who see him on a regular basis. The Merrimack ...
  • Feb 16, 2006 Striking Silver: Review - by Mike Machnik
    Forgotten no more. That's what the 1972 silver-medal-winning U.S. Olympic hockey team is now, more than three decades later, with the publication of a new book, Striking Silver: The Untold Story of ...
  • Feb 16, 2006 Team of the Week: Nebraska-Omaha - by Adam Wodon
    While Minnesota and Denver, and Harvard and Cornell do battle this weekend, you'll be hard-pressed to find bigger games with more exciting atmospheres than will take place this weekend when Nebraska-Omaha ...
  • Feb 12, 2006 Bittersweet Buckeyes - by Adam Wodon
    It would be easy to get lost in the aura of Saturday's "Frozen Tundra Classic" and Green Bay's historic Lambeau Field -- home of the Green Bay Packers -- but for the participants, Wisconsin and Ohio State ...
  • Feb 08, 2006 Top 10 Rivalries
    Florida State-Miami, UNC-Duke, Texas-Oklahoma -- these names bring to mind some of the greatest rivalries in college sports. But lets take a moment to focus on our favorite sport -- hockey -- where none ...
  • Feb 07, 2006 Still Stirring the Pot - by Avash Kalra
    Any other week, sociable students from Northeastern and Boston College might enjoy clam chowder together at Union Oyster House. A Harvard student and her friend from Boston College might enjoy a walk in ...
  • Feb 01, 2006 Second Chance at a First Impression - by Adam Wodon
    Sometimes, a second chance is all you need. Bobby Goepfert might not have wanted or expected his second chance to come 1,500 miles from his native Long Island, but now that it's happening, he couldn't ...
  • Feb 01, 2006 Jensen Finds His Niche
    To say senior forward Joe Jensen has made some contributions to St. Cloud State is a large understatement. "He is a competitor," sophomore linemate Andrew Gordon said. "Everything he does, he wants ...
  • Feb 01, 2006 Team of the Week: St. Cloud State - by Adam Wodon
    St. Cloud State was picked to finish ninth this season by WCHA prognosticators. But after a weekend sweep at North Dakota, the Huskies are just one point back of the fourth-place Sioux with two games in ...
  • Jan 25, 2006 Defensive Response - by Adam Wodon
    Of the six regular defensemen in the Minnesota lineup this season, Chris Harrington is the only one not drafted. But that didn't exclude him from Don Lucia's wrath when the Gophers' defensive breakdowns ...
  • Jan 24, 2006 Michigan-MSU Ready to Battle Again - by Adam Wodon
    It didn't take Jack Johnson's late hit last week on Tyler Howells for there to be bad blood between Michigan and Michigan State. But it didn't help. The teams will reacquaint themselves Friday, 10 days ...
  • Jan 24, 2006 Team of the Week: Minnesota - by Adam Wodon
    Boston College's two-game shutout sweep of Vermont was impressive. Denver's two-game road sweep at Wisconsin was certainly impressive. But sometimes, it's a cumulative effect that raises the eyebrows. ...
  • Jan 18, 2006 Obscure No More
    Three years ago, Boston University took a chance on a skinny netminder from Shorewood, Minnesota. His name was John Curry. Weighing in at a scant 183 pounds, Curry was anything but your average ...
  • Jan 18, 2006 Team of the Week: Michigan State
    Without an NCAA tournament win yet, and just one appearance, in his four years at Michigan State, some Spartans fans are already howling that Rick Comley -- fifth on the all-time NCAA wins list and with ...
  • Jan 17, 2006 CCHA Replay Experiment
    The CCHA is experimenting with video replay in three rinks this season. Michigan, Michigan State, and Western Michigan all have technology that allows referees to judge a replay. "Replay in college ...
  • Jan 17, 2006 CHN Talk Show: Tom Kurvers
    Interviewer: CSTV Readers Subject: CC forward Marty Sertich Original source: CSTV.com Henry (Grand Rapids): Can you talk about the difference you see between college players when you played and college ...
  • Jan 17, 2006 Talk Show: Marty Sertich
    Interviewer: CSTV Readers Subject: CC forward Marty Sertich Original source: CSTV.com Peter (Springfield): How strong is the rivalry between CC and Denver, since you are the only major Hockey schools ...
  • Jan 11, 2006 Horrell Earning His Time - by Adam Wodon
    Jon Horrell's proverbial winding road has been longer than most, but he couldn't be any more comfortable right now. The senior goaltender led Bowling Green to three wins last weekend, as coach Scott ...
  • Jan 11, 2006 Team of the Week: Bowling Green
    Bowling Green seemed to have reached the bottom in December, blowing a 3-0 lead to Clarkson before losing that game to drop its record to 4-11-1. But the next night, the Falcons rose from the ashes, and ...
  • Jan 02, 2006 CHN Oscars - by Avash Kalra
    The CHN Oscars A little-known fact: Slap Shot did not win an Academy Award, but it actually did win Best Foreign Language Film at Japan's Hochi Awards. Now, in the spirit of the upcoming awards season ...

 

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