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  • Dec 30, 2012 Blame the Kicker? - by Avash Kalra
    A year after averaging 19.1 penalty minutes per game (second most in the nation), [[Boston University]] entered Saturday night’s U.S. Hall of Fame Game against Denver averaging 13.3 penalty minutes ...
  • Dec 30, 2012 Olkinuora Standing Out - by Avash Kalra
    It would be reasonable to think, after a trip home to Helsinki, Finland, for the holidays, that Denver netminder Juho “Jussi” Olkinuora might have suffered from some jet lag. But returning ...
  • Dec 26, 2012 Quinnipiac Faces Critical Series with Nebraska-Omaha
    Leading the ECAC, and currently riding a 10-game unbeaten streak, Quinnipiac hopes to continue its success in a two-game set at home against Nebraska-Omaha, following a 21-day layoff. The games are as ...
  • Dec 26, 2012 Team USA Faces Tough Road at World Juniors - by Scott McLaughlin
    For Team USA, this year's World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, will be about proving that last year's seventh-place finish was a fluke. It will be about proving that USA Hockey really is at ...
  • Dec 21, 2012 Freshman Class - by Scott McLaughlin
    Andy Welinski was hoping to be playing for Team USA in the World Junior Championship during the holidays. He was invited to this summer's evaluation camp and survived the cut down to 34 players, but ...
  • Dec 21, 2012 The Next Big Thing - by Mike McMahon
    U.S. NTDP U-18 goaltender Thatcher Demko boasts a stat line against Division I opponents that most Division I goalies would be jealous of. Demko is 2-0-3 on the season with a 2.26 goals-against average ...
  • Dec 18, 2012 Cam Askew, top-'97 recruit, commits to Boston University - by Mike McMahon
    Cushing Academy freshman Cam Askew, who is considered one of the top-’97 recruits in the nation, committed to Boston University on Tuesday, per a family source. Askew, who decommitted from Northeastern ...
  • Dec 16, 2012 Welcome to the Show - by Adam Wodon
    After taking it on the chin again Friday night, and his team at 5-9-2, [[Michigan]] coach Red Berenson had finally seen enough. In days of yore for Michigan, it would recruit big time goalies and ride ...
  • Dec 14, 2012 The New Dynamic Duo
    Replacing a goalie tandem like Cody Reichard and Connor Knapp is no easy task, and yet the Miami RedHawks have done just that. Freshmen Jay Williams and Ryan McKay have led the ‘Hawks to a successful ...
  • Dec 14, 2012 Hjelle Rolls - by Avash Kalra
    Following a recent 4-1 road victory at Lake Superior, Ohio State coach Mark Osiecki admitted that he "lost sleep" over not starting senior goaltender Brady Hjelle in the second game of that weekend’s ...
  • Dec 12, 2012 Cichy Enjoying New Opportunity
    After 581 days, he could play again. Almost two weeks later, he scored his first goal since leaving North Dakota. “Probably the most difficult was the game weekends, whenever the guys are playing ...
  • Dec 12, 2012 Team of the Week: Western Michigan - by Joe Meloni
    For many, Michigan's struggles in the first half have provided the biggest talking point in the CCHA thus far. This weekend, the Wolverines welcome Western Michigan to Yost Ice Arena, a team deserving ...
  • Dec 11, 2012 New System, Attitude Propels Army - by Timothy O'Donnell
    There’s a new feeling around Tate Rink at West Point these days. Gone are the feelings of frustration and disappointment from a year ago, replaced by hope and excitement. “Everybody’s ...
  • Dec 09, 2012 Source: Askew Will Play College Hockey - by Mike McMahon
    According to a source close to Cam Askew, the '97 forward is "definitely going the NCAA route." Askew decommitted from Northeastern two weeks ago and rumors immediately swirled that the ...
  • Dec 07, 2012 Transfer of Power - by Mike McMahon
    It was both exciting and bittersweet at the same time. Clarke Saunders was wrapping up his sophomore season at Alabama-Huntsville. The Chargers were limping to a 2-28-1 finish and licking their wounds ...
  • Dec 06, 2012 Blueger Dazzles ... Quietly
    At a glance, Minnesota State freshman Teddy Blueger may not be the most noticeable Maverick on the ice. Officially listed at 5-foot-11, Blueger is hardly the most intimidating specimen on the Mavericks’ ...
  • Dec 05, 2012 Penn State recruit, Conor Garland, likely headed to the QMJHL
    According to a report by U.S. Hockey Report, Penn State recruit Conor Garland will pass up his NCAA scholarship and sign a deal with the QMJHL's Moncton Wildcats. Garland was considered one of Penn ...
  • Dec 05, 2012 Team of the Week: Quinnipiac - by Joe Meloni
    The grind of a college hockey season makes it difficult for teams to piece together lengthy runs of success. Even winning streaks come with the occasional lapse. Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold saw this ...
  • Dec 01, 2012 Offensive Minded - by Joe Meloni
    Boston University defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is a freshman. Even after two months as an NCAA hockey player, freshmen frequently display their inexperience. They misread plays or take chances that handicap ...
  • Nov 30, 2012 Wisconsin Seeks Resilience
    Earlier this year, suspended Wisconsin left winger Nicolas Kerdiles laughed when asked whether he'd give his teammates scouting advice when they came to play Minnesota at Mariucci Arena. "Everyone's ...
  • Nov 30, 2012 York On the Cusp of History
    After 923 wins, Jerry York shows no sign of slowing down. And he won't slow down even after passing 924, which will make him the all-time winningest coach in college hockey history. The 67-year old ...
  • Nov 29, 2012 Hats Off - by Avash Kalra
    As one might expect for a team that has started the season 9-1-2, there are plenty of storylines involving the 2012-13 [[New Hampshire]] Wildcats. But perhaps lost in the excitement – of being unbeaten ...
  • Nov 29, 2012 Cam Askew, top '97 recruit, decommits from Northeastern - by Mike McMahon
    Top ’97 recruit Cam Askew has decommitted from Northeastern, according to multiple sources. Askew, originally projected as a 2015 recruit for the Huskies, will re-evaluate his options. The 15-year-old ...
  • Nov 28, 2012 Michigan Tech Using Time Off Wisely - by Scott McLaughlin
    The [[Michigan Tech]] Huskies turned some heads when they reached the WCHA Final Five last season, and they turned some more when they upset Minnesota back on Oct. 19. But then they lost their next five ...
  • Nov 28, 2012 Team of the Week: Yale - by Joe Meloni
    The ECAC is as contested as it's been in some time. Reigning champion Union and contenders from every corner of the league mean it will be remarkably difficult to earn the league's automatic bid ...
  • Nov 27, 2012 Separate But Equal - by Joshua Seguin
    The night did not go as planned for St. Lawrence, but in the end, the importance of two players was clearly visible. On a night nothing went right for two of the top scorers in the country, Kyle Flanagan ...
  • Nov 26, 2012 Cornell Finds Its Game - by Adam Wodon
    With only 29 regular-season games, the margin of error for Ivy League teams is slim. That's why, in a season filled with high expectations, there was just cause for concern after Cornell's 0-3-2 ...
  • Nov 26, 2012 Vermont Seeing Improvement Among Setbacks - by Scott McLaughlin
    When Vermont allowed Minnesota to score twice in the first four minutes of the second period, it looked like Saturday's game was shaping up to be a repeat of Friday's 5-1 loss. For the second straight ...
  • Nov 26, 2012 Just a Taste
    It's not hard to envision the scene in South Bend this past weekend being replicated in Pittsburgh down the road. Two teams with strong Frozen Four chances, and plenty of recent success, met for a ...
  • Nov 24, 2012 Berry Blossoms
    Across the nation this season, there's been a theme of outstanding play from younger players – names like Gillies, Goudreau, Czarnik and DeSmith. In the same vein, one of the nation’s ...
  • Nov 24, 2012 Malcolm In The Middle ... Of Success
    Every college athlete hopes for a superb senior season to close out his or her NCAA career. For some, their final season plays below their career norm. For others, it is simply average, and does not meet ...
  • Nov 23, 2012 Providence lands Bryan Lemos, top '96 recruit - by Mike McMahon
    Providence College has received a commitment from top '96-born forward Bryan Lemos. According to sources, both Brown and Providence were in on the East Providence forward, who is currently playing ...
  • Nov 21, 2012 Team of the Week: Notre Dame - by Joe Meloni
    On Nov. 9, Notre Dame dropped a 3-1 decision to Boston College at Conte Forum. Stifled by BC goaltender Parker Milner and frustrated with their performance, the Irish players headed back to South Bend ...
  • Nov 20, 2012 Taranto Shines For Upstart Alaska
    Without question, one of the early surprise teams in the CCHA has been the Alaska Nanooks. Last season, the Nanooks won only eight conference games and finished in 10th place. A month into the 2012-13 ...
  • Nov 17, 2012 Lowell's Slow Start Continues - by Scott McLaughlin
    Massachusetts-Lowell was supposed to be one of the top teams in Hockey East this season. The River Hawks returned their No. 1 goalie, six defensemen who saw regular playing, and nine of their top 12 forwards ...
  • Nov 16, 2012 Barber Shop
    The Miami RedHawks, fresh off a five-point weekend against Northern Michigan, currently sit atop the CCHA standings in the early portion of the 2012-13 season. And one player in particular has stood out ...
  • Nov 15, 2012 Chubak is Red Hot for Purple Eagles - by Timothy O'Donnell
    To say that Carsen Chubak is hot and in the zone would be an understatement. The Niagara junior goaltender has allowed just two goals in the last six games. “He is so locked in, I haven’t ...
  • Nov 14, 2012 The Front Range - by Avash Kalra
    Just west of Magness Arena, home of the Denver Pioneers, sits the Front Range, the imposing snow-capped mountains of the southern Rockies. The Range includes many of Colorado’s famed 50-plus “fourteeners” ...
  • Nov 14, 2012 Team of the Week: Boston College - by Joe Meloni
    For most, wins over Notre Dame and Boston University in a three-day span would signal an accomplishment that defined a regular season. Boston College coach Jerry York, however, viewed these victories as ...
  • Nov 13, 2012 Cahoon Enjoying Life After Coaching - by Mike McMahon
    “So this is what you guys do?” quipped former Massachusetts head coach Don Cahoon at a small group of media members enjoying overflowing plates of food prior to Boston University’s 3-1 ...
  • Nov 12, 2012 UConn Adjusts Without Marshall - by Mike McMahon
    For the past 31 years, Bruce Marshall has been the face and foundation of [[Connecticut]] hockey. First as a player, later as a captain and then as its coach, Marshall has bled UConn blue since he was ...
  • Nov 09, 2012 Vesey Follows Family Success
    Hockey has always held a presence in Harvard freshman Jimmy Vesey’s blood. His father of the same name played collegiately at Merrimack, before enjoying a 15-game NHL career with the Boston Bruins ...
  • Nov 09, 2012 Yale's New Breed Rises - by Joshua Seguin
    Much can be said about a great line in college hockey but in most cases these lines have many things in common -- chemistry, skill and speed. Skill might appear to be the most important factor, but in ...
  • Nov 08, 2012 Shore Steps Forward - by Scott McLaughlin
    Nick Shore followed his older brother Drew to the U.S. National Team Development Program. He followed Drew to the University of [[Denver]]. Now he is following Drew into the role of the Pioneers' top ...
  • Nov 08, 2012 Allen's Improvement Boosting UAA's Offense
    When the 2012-13 season began, Scott Allen saw an opportunity. After skating with Alaska-Anchorage for a year — putting up three goals and six assists for nine points in that showing — Allen ...
  • Nov 07, 2012 Walsh's Return Has Dartmouth Thinking Big - by Joshua Seguin
    While accolades have piled up in recent years for fellow Ivy League schools like Cornell and Yale, and even fellow ECAC schools like Union, Dartmouth has been waiting for its big breakthrough. Dartmouth ...
  • Nov 07, 2012 Team of the Week: Nebraska-Omaha
    After an up-and-down start to the season, Nebraska-Omaha put together strong back-to-back performances in games at Michigan Tech last weekend to rise above .500 for the season. With that, the Mavericks ...
  • Nov 06, 2012 Sioux Fans Moving On
    At the end of the national anthem at Ralph Engelstad Arena, North Dakota fans still do what they’ve done for years: with one booming voice, they declare this not just the home of the brave, but the ...
  • Nov 05, 2012 Finnish-ing Touch - by Avash Kalra
    Prior to St. Cloud's first league road trip of the season last week, freshman phenom Kalle Kossila, an agile 5-foot-10, 167 pound freshman left-winger from Kauniainen, Finland, and the reigning WCHA ...
  • Nov 04, 2012 Freshmen Carry BU Past North Dakota - by Virg Foss
    There's something about Saturday nights that is proving quite disagreeable to North Dakota. For the third straight Saturday, North Dakota failed to pick up a victory, this time falling 4-2 to Boston ...
  • Nov 02, 2012 Patience Required at Minnesota State
    In a game of speed, of punishing checks and mind games, minutes and seconds, it’s rare to find a coach that embraces patience as thoroughly as Minnesota State coach Mike Hastings. After a combined ...
  • Nov 01, 2012 A Mountain High Enough
    “It was a pleasure to play against a goalie of that caliber,” New Hampshire goaltender Casey DeSmith said last Saturday after congratulating his opponent on a fantastic game. Judging by DeSmith’s ...
  • Nov 01, 2012 Team of the Week: Cornell - by Adam Wodon
    Cornell coach Mike Schafer talked about managing expectations going into this season. After two wins to open the year at home against Colorado College, managing that just got a little more difficult. If ...
  • Oct 31, 2012 BC Freshmen Making Quick Impression - by Scott McLaughlin
    Freshman defensemen often take the longest to adjust to college hockey. They're facing players who are older, bigger and faster than their previous opposition, and their mistakes are more noticeable ...
  • Oct 29, 2012 CHLPA's Agitation Could Affect College Hockey - by Adam Wodon
    Over the last few months, there has been buzz about a Canadian Hockey League Players Association, but it has meant little so far, particularly to college hockey. The CHL is the governing body of the three ...
  • Oct 29, 2012 Q&A with St. Lawrence's Joe Marsh - by Adam Wodon
    No article could capture everything, and, as mentioned in this column, Joe Marsh's ability to spend eight minutes answering one question is legendary. So this Q&A is certainly not comprehensive. ...
  • Oct 29, 2012 Easy to 'Think the World' of Marsh - by Adam Wodon
    Joe Marsh, St. Lawrence's head coach since 1985, officially announced his retirement last spring. This week, the school and the program will honor him with Joe Marsh Night. Marsh's accomplishments ...
  • Oct 26, 2012 ECAC Team-by-Team Preview Capsules
    Brown Head Coach: Brendan Whittet 2011-12 Record: 9-18-5 Changes: The Bears lose two big-time players with the departures of Jack Maclellan (15-15--30) and Bobby Farnham (8-13--21). But the biggest ...
  • Oct 25, 2012 A Lesson in Finishing - by Michael King
    It appeared to be the first signature win in the head coaching career of John Micheletto. However, those familiar with college hockey understand that a 3-0 lead is far from safe when the opponent is Boston ...
  • Oct 24, 2012 Summerhays Holds Key for Notre Dame
    Consistency. Resiliency. Higher expectations. Staying focused during adversity. All are keys to any successful team on the ice. For the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, just like any successful program, the ...
  • Oct 24, 2012 Spartans Trusting the Process
    The beginning of each season brings changes to the college hockey landscape. Graduations, early departures and the ongoing development of underclassmen change the ebb and flow from year to year. Last year’s ...
  • Oct 23, 2012 Team of the Week: St. Lawrence
    Oct. 20, 2012. 9:17 p.m. at Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine. St. Lawrence had just completed a weekend sweep of Maine, an NCAA Tournament team from a year ago. It was too early to say whether the weekend ...
  • Oct 22, 2012 UNH Finding Early Scoring Touch - by Scott McLaughlin
    Despite the fact that New Hampshire returned seven of its top eight point scorers from last season, offense was the biggest question for the Wildcats going into this year. They lost Stevie Moses and his ...
  • Oct 19, 2012 Battle for the Atlantic - by Timothy O'Donnell
    Four years ago, Air Force and RIT were crowned Atlantic Hockey Co-Champions with 20 wins and 42 points, five points ahead of third place Mercyhurst. Fast forward to last season and Air Force needed just ...
  • Oct 19, 2012 Atlantic Hockey Team-by-Team Previews - by Timothy O'Donnell
    Air Force Head Coach: Frank Serratore 2011-12 Record: 21-11-7 Overall, 15-6-6 AHA (1st) Changes: There is very little changeover this year for the Falcons, having lost only four seniors from. But ...
  • Oct 19, 2012 Beginning of the End
    It has grown into one of the most legendary and hard-hitting conferences in the nation. When it comes the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, each year is a tough one. No one can ever expect an easy ...
  • Oct 17, 2012 Team of the Week: Northern Michigan
    For the second consecutive year, [[Northern Michigan]] opened its season with a win over Wisconsin. This time, though, the Wildcats followed up their opening night effort with an encore performance on ...
  • Oct 14, 2012 Not What They Wanted - by Scott McLaughlin
    St. Cloud State entered the season with high expectations, but after getting swept by New Hampshire this weekend, the Huskies are left with a bunch of questions that need to be answered. In Friday's ...
  • Oct 14, 2012 Off and Running - by Adam Wodon
    This is gonna be big. Oh there will be plenty of bumps on the head amid the baby steps. And Saturday's first-ever Division I win was against American International, not Wisconsin or Michigan State. ...
  • Oct 14, 2012 Their First Taste
    About one year ago, on Oct. 23, 2011, Boston College came to Matthews Arena for an early season Hockey East matchup against Northeastern. The game went to overtime, the arena was electric, and the student ...
  • Oct 14, 2012 A Look at What's to Come
    Friday's game against Massachusetts at the Mullins Center was no ordinary non-conference affair for Connecticut. It was a preview of what's to come. The Huskies accepted an invitation to join ...
  • Oct 11, 2012 Q&A with St. Lawrence Coach Greg Carvel - by Adam Wodon
    In the spring, Greg Carvel officially took over as head coach at St. Lawrence, after one season as an associate coach with fellow alum Mike Hurlbut. Last season, Joe Marsh, the coach of 26 years, was taking ...
  • Oct 11, 2012 ECAC: What to Watch, 2012-13
    A year removed from an NCAA tournament which saw three victories, a Frozen Four participant and a Hobey Hat Trick finalist (Colgate's Austin Smith), the ECAC has league-wide momentum in its favor. ...
  • Oct 11, 2012 Pecknold's Return Has Quinnipiac Thinking Big - by Joshua Seguin
    Quinnipiac has been in college hockey's Division I since 1998. In its 14 years of division I play the Bobcats have had one coach, Rand Pecknold. But that steady hand was close to changing over the ...
  • Oct 10, 2012 North Dakota Rolling With the Changes - by Eric Stromgren
    The Fighting Sioux logo and nickname have been removed from the University of [[North Dakota]] hockey jersey. A pair of key players from last year's NCAA Tournament team left school early for the ...
  • Oct 10, 2012 Q&A with Minnesota State Coach Mike Hastings - by Adam Wodon
    Mike Hastings was named the new head coach at Minnesota State during the offseason. He is the all-time wins leader in the USHL, but this is his first head coaching job in Division I college hockey. Hastings ...
  • Oct 10, 2012 Young Wisconsin Ready to Build on Last Year
    Judging a team’s success based solely on wins and losses can sometimes be a misleading endeavor. Last year, [[Wisconsin]] offered a perfect example of that. Despite a losing record, a 10th-place ...
  • Oct 10, 2012 WCHA: What to Watch, 2012-13 - by Scott McLaughlin
    This will be the last season of the WCHA as we know it. Once Penn State elevated its program to Division I, Wisconsin and Minnesota announced their intentions to join the new Big Ten conference in 2013. ...
  • Oct 10, 2012 WCHA Team-by-Team Previews
    Alaska Anchorage Head coach: Dave Shyiak Last season: 9-25-2 overall, 5-22-1 WCHA (12th) Changes: Alaska loses three seniors that contributed 47 points -- Curtis Leinweber, Eric Scheid and Scott ...
  • Oct 09, 2012 Proud Papa - by Adam Wodon
    "I'm still trying to make sure it really happened ..." Joe Battista is a dreamer. He's also proof that dreams do come true. For 32 years, Battista dreamed of a Penn State varsity hockey ...
  • Oct 07, 2012 Second Wind - by Joshua Seguin
    In the closing moments of a game, anyone on the ice can score the game-winning goal, sometimes someone who a fan might least expect it from is the one who provides the drama. On Saturday night against ...
  • Oct 06, 2012 Union's New Expectations - by Joshua Seguin
    Tiny Union College, in upstate Schenectady, N.Y., is coming off a banner year in which it won its ECAC tournament title and made the program’s first Frozen Four. With success comes unprecedented ...
  • Oct 05, 2012 A New Era For 'The Brotherhood'
    An era change is underway for the [[Miami]] RedHawks. The loss of the last two senior classes featuring players like former Hobey Baker winner Andy Miele, Carter Camper, Cody Reichard, Connor Knapp, and ...
  • Oct 05, 2012 CCHA Team-by-Team Preview
    Michigan Wolverines Head Coach: Red Berenson 2011-12 Record: 24-13-4 overall, 15-9-4 CCHA, (2nd) Changes: One of the Wolverines’ top forwards, Chris Brown left the program in late March, opting ...
  • Oct 05, 2012 CCHA: What to Watch, 2012-13 - by Avash Kalra
    The number “42” represents the only jersey number to have ever been retired by Major League Baseball (Jackie Robinson). And it’s also the alleged “answer to the ultimate question ...
  • Oct 04, 2012 Providence Aims Higher - by Scott McLaughlin
    They weren't just happy to be there. They had higher expectations. Providence coach Nate Leaman made that clear throughout last season's playoffs. Yes, the Friars made the Hockey East playoffs ...
  • Oct 04, 2012 Challenges Ahead
    It’s no secret Maine has big skates to fill, but those skates don’t just belong to Spencer Abbott and Brian Flynn. Maine’s 2011-12 season fulfilled expectations that hadn’t been ...
  • Oct 04, 2012 Q&A with UMass Coach John Micheletto
    John Micheletto spent the last nine seasons at Vermont as recruiting coordinator and an assistant coach to Kevin Sneddon. In his time, he helped the Catamounts in their transition to Hockey East in the ...
  • Oct 04, 2012 Hockey East: What to Watch, 2012-13 - by Joe Meloni
    The story of [[Boston College]] hockey this century has been one of dominance. The Eagles, led by legendary coach Jerry York, enter the 2012-13 season with four national championships in the 2000s, including ...
  • Oct 04, 2012 Hockey East Team-by-Team Preview - by Michael King
    Boston College Eagles Head Coach: Jerry York 2011-12 Record: 30-10-1, 19-7-1 Hockey East (1st) Who's Back: Soph. F Johnny Gaudreau (21-23-44), Sr. F Steven Whitney (16-23-39), Sr. F Pat Mullane ...
  • Oct 03, 2012 Things to Watch in 2012-13 - by Joe Meloni
    The last time college hockey lost a conference was 2010. As Boston College celebrated its national championship, College Hockey America disbanded officially after an announcement the previous year. Bemidji ...
  • Oct 02, 2012 New Season Primer - by Scott McLaughlin
    A college hockey season is always filled with an assortment of great moments. The beauty of sports is, you often don't know how or when they're going to happen. But there are some things to look ...
  • Oct 01, 2012 Preview: Harvard Hits Another Home Run With Incoming Class - by Jasper Kozak-Miller
    We conclude our set of previews of this year's incoming recruiting classes with a look at the ECAC. As mentioned previously, these ‘rankings’ factor in both skill, as well as how well a ...
  • Oct 01, 2012 2012-13 Preseason All-CHN Selections
    College Hockey News' preseason selections for this season. First Team F Nick Bjugstad, Jr., Minnesota The 6-foot-5 Bjugstad emerged as the premiere power forward in the nation last year, and ...
  • Sep 27, 2012 Gophers Are Good As Gold - by Joseph Edwards
    There are now 59 Division I NCAA hockey teams, and it’s an ever-changing landscape. It’s impossible to accurately predict how any one team will do in any given weekend, let alone a full season. ...
  • Sep 26, 2012 2012 Summer In Review - by Avash Kalra
    Almost six months have passed since April 7, when the Boston College Eagles capped a 19-0 run to their third national championship in the past five years, defeating upstart Ferris State 4-1 in the national ...
  • Sep 25, 2012 Preview: Michigan Recruiting Class Stands Out in CCHA - by Jasper Kozak-Miller
    College Hockey News continues its look at the recruiting classes for 2012-13. As mentioned in the Hockey East article, these ‘rankings’ factor in both skill, as well as how well a team recruited ...
  • Sep 25, 2012 Preview: Goalie Recruit Gives Bentley Recruiting Edge - by Jasper Kozak-Miller
    In the case of Atlantic Hockey, quite a few schools did a nice job filling some holes. This year, however, Bentley pulls ahead with a good sized class of eight freshmen to complement their returners extremely ...
  • Sep 19, 2012 Preview: BU Stands Out With Large Class - by Jasper Kozak-Miller
    Rating a recruiting class is a tough thing to do. It's really in the eye of the beholder. Is a good recruiting class the one with the most talent? If a team graduates only two guys and brings in two ...
  • Sep 12, 2012 Preview: Minnesota Tops WCHA Recruiting Trail - by Jasper Kozak-Miller
    Welcome to the new recruiting section here at College Hockey News. I'll be joining the staff as the new Recruiting Writer, writing regular updates, including new developments and college commitments. ...
  • Aug 29, 2012 Q&A with .... College Hockey Inc.'s Mike Snee - by Adam Wodon
    Mike Snee was selected to be the next Executive Director of College Hockey Inc. He comes from Minnesota Hockey, where many of the principles of outreach and education will apply to his new role. CHN: ...
  • Jul 27, 2012 Q&A with Penn State Coach Guy Gadowsky - by Adam Wodon
    Penn State hockey was born over a year and a half ago when billionaire alumnus Terry Pegula donated over $80 million to fund a new arena and some scholarships for men's and women's programs. The ...
  • Jul 27, 2012 Book Review: 'Defenseman' ... a Novel
    We all have obstacles -- it is how we deal with them that make us great. Author Michael Maloni's latest novel delves into the topic, with hockey as its backdrop. The book "Defenseman" isn’t ...
  • Jul 10, 2012 Patient, Focused, UMass Players Await New Coach - by Joe Meloni
    Due back in Amherst in a handful of weeks, Massachusetts senior Rocco Carzo's offseason routine has followed its usual track. Entering his final year with UMass, Carzo has trained hard, hoping to make ...
  • Jun 30, 2012 25 Years In, Marshall Gets His Chance - by Scott McLaughlin
    At Connecticut's "Welcome to Hockey East" celebration on Friday, all the talk from school administrators and state officials was about the high expectations they have for the rejuvenated ...
  • Jun 21, 2012 Trouba Leads 2012 NHL Draft Class
    Last year's draft saw the lowest amount of NCAA-bound players, and U.S.-born players, selected in the first round and overall, in just about a decade. Of course, the numbers were still pretty good ...
  • Jun 11, 2012 NCHC On Target - by Eric Stromgren
    The National Collegiate Hockey Conference's decision to hold its postseason championship tournament at Target Center -- an agreement that was officially announced Monday -- came down to three factors. NCHC ...
  • May 29, 2012 DeKeyser: All-Around Extraordinary
    With as much success as Western Michigan's Dan DeKeyser has already had, he was an obvious candidate to make the jump to the pros this offseason, like so many of his peers. But DeKeyser, the 6-foot-3 ...
  • May 10, 2012 Q&A with NCHC Commissioner Jim Scherr - by Adam Wodon
    Jim Scherr was named commissioner of the NCHC in January. Scherr spent nine years (2000-09) with the United States Olympic Committee, first as Chief of Sport Performance, then as Chief Executive Officer. ...
  • Apr 24, 2012 ECAC Should Return to Lake Placid - by Adam Wodon
    "Lake Placid." Saying the name invokes certain emotions among hockey fans. And that says all you need to know for why the ECAC needs to move its postseason tournament back there. The ECAC's ...
  • Apr 08, 2012 FF: Carey Gets His Due - by Joe Meloni
    Floating in the right face-off circle, Paul Carey saw the puck find its way back to the point, where defenseman Brian Dumoulin collected a pass and scanned the goalmouth. As a Ferris State penalty killer ...
  • Apr 08, 2012 FF: One And Done? - by Avash Kalra
    Ferris State's remarkable march to the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four ended with a 4-1 loss to Boston College on Saturday in the national championship game. And although the Eagles were the final team of the ...
  • Apr 08, 2012 FF: Milner Caps Remarkable Transformation - by Mike Machnik
    For all that's already been written about Parker Milner's transformation to elite goaltender down the stretch, he managed to top himself yet again when it mattered most. Milner, Boston College's ...
  • Apr 08, 2012 FF: Jaw-Dropping Finale - by Adam Wodon
    The same split second it took his Boston College teammates to realize what a special talent Johnny Gaudreau is, is the same split second opponents have to figure it out when he's rushing at them. And ...
  • Apr 08, 2012 FF: Fire And Ice - by Scott McLaughlin
    Jerry York has mastered what most college hockey coaches can only dream of. He has figured out how to land blue-chip recruits who can set the ice on fire with their speed and skill, and then get them to ...
  • Apr 08, 2012 FF: The Extra Mile - by Joe Meloni
    Less than an hour after Boston College defeated Ferris State, 4-1, in the championship game of the 2012 Frozen Four, the questions regarding the futures of junior defenseman Brian Dumoulin and junior winger ...
  • Apr 07, 2012 FF: One More Trophy - by Scott McLaughlin
    All around MacDill Air Force Base, which hosted Friday's Hobey Baker Award presentation, there were signs that read, "One Team, One Family, One Community." While the motto is meant for the ...
  • Apr 07, 2012 FF: Dog Days Are Over - by Avash Kalra
    After killing off every opposing power play in the NCAA tournament prior to the 2012 national championship game, Ferris State allowed a goal on Boston College's first man-advantage opportunity on Saturday ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: Bounced: Season Ends for Minnesota at Frozen Four - by Avash Kalra
    A quick look at the final score of Thursday night's national semifinal between Boston College and Minnesota might lead to an assumption that the Eagles dominated the game from start to finish, en route ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: Ferris State Exudes Quiet Confidence - by Joe Meloni
    Advancing through the NCAA Tournament takes more than talent. It requires a little luck -- shots that find posts instead of twine or pucks that bounce an inch left instead of half an inch right. It demands ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: Opportunity Knocks, Eagles Answer - by Mike Machnik
    If you just look at the score -- Boston College 6, Minnesota 1 -- you'd think this was a lopsided game, where the Eagles skated circles around the Gophers from start to finish. For much of the night ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: Late Decision - by Mike Machnik
    For Ferris State, the third period has been the difference. Not only in the Bulldogs' 3-1 NCAA semifinal win over Union, but all year. Through 42 games, FSU has scored 53 of its 123 goals during the ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: Lost in the Luster - by Scott McLaughlin
    With less than a minute to go in the first period of Thursday's national semifinal, Minnesota's Taylor Matson took a pass from Nick Bjugstad and, for a brief moment, found himself staring at an ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: Been Here Before: Famulak Offers Title Game Experience For Ferris - by Avash Kalra
    In sunny Tampa, over 1,300 miles south of Big Rapids, Mich. -- home of Ferris State University and Ewigleben Ice Arena -- the experience of the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four has been, overall, an unfamiliar experience ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: More of the Same - by Joe Meloni
    For players and coaches, the excitement of the NCAA Tournament also brings an element of worry. Playing teams from throughout the country, scouting reports and gameplans can be difficult to assemble. Since ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: Ferris State's Day Off - by Avash Kalra
    Among the notable alumni from Ferris State University is Al Jardine, a founding member of and guitarist for The Beach Boys, and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fitting, then, that Jardine's ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: Calm Between the Storms - by Scott McLaughlin
    When news broke late Thursday night that Union's Jeremy Welsh had signed with the Carolina Hurricanes, perhaps the most surprising part was that Welsh -- an undrafted free agent -- chose Carolina over ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: Through the Looking Glass - by Mike Machnik
    To analyze Saturday's NCAA championship game between Ferris State and Boston College, College Hockey News went right to the source. We talked to radio broadcasters from both teams, as well as Vermont ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: National Championship Game Preview - by Joe Meloni
    Both Boston College and Ferris State enter Saturday's national championship with a few similar goals. Aside from the obvious of remaining as the lone club to advance through the 16-team field unscathed ...
  • Apr 06, 2012 FF: Saved Ferris - by Adam Wodon
    Ferris State has became the darling story of the postseason. The unsung school from Michigan that had made just one NCAA Tournament appearance before this season, has gone on a run that's included ...
  • Apr 05, 2012 FF: Schmit Happens - by Avash Kalra
    As the waning seconds of Thursday's first national semifinal at the Frozen Four ticked away, senior Aaron Schmit -- an imposing 6-foot-4, 229 pound defenseman-turned-forward -- skated in alone on an ...
  • Apr 05, 2012 FF: An Imperfect Union - by Scott McLaughlin
    Following a scoreless first period, Union came out strong in the second, dominated play for several minutes, and then took a 1-0 lead at 7 minutes, 56 seconds. After that, though, the Dutchmen didn't ...
  • Apr 04, 2012 FF: Looking in a Mirror - by Joe Meloni
    For the second consecutive game, Boston College will stand across the ice from a WCHA powerhouse. One of the few major differences this time around, though, is what at stake. Boston College and Minnesota ...
  • Apr 04, 2012 FF: Hard Work is the Only Way in Big Rapids - by Joe Meloni
    When Ferris State returned to Big Rapids, Michigan -- its home in the center of the state -- after the Catamount Cup, it faced a major question regarding the fate of its 2011-12 season. The Bulldogs began ...
  • Apr 04, 2012 FF: Ferris State-Union Notebook - by Mike Machnik
    This is a game that, to use a football analogy, could be won and lost in the trenches. For Ferris State, forwards Eric Alexander (6-foot-2, 206 pounds) and converted defenseman Aaron Schmit (6-foot-4 ...
  • Apr 04, 2012 FF: Historical Reaction - by Adam Wodon
    Nate Leaman is part of something historic. At no point in college hockey history has a coach left one school considered a "stepping stone," and the team he left behind went to such immediate ...
  • Apr 04, 2012 FF: Moment in the Sun - by Scott McLaughlin
    Playing in the Frozen Four is special for any college hockey player, but this year's event will be a little extra special for Union's Shayne Gostisbehere. The freshman defenseman is the only player ...
  • Apr 04, 2012 FF: Going Streaking - by Avash Kalra
    Perhaps what's most remarkable about Boston College's current winning streak isn't just that it now stands at 17 games (and counting). It's that the streak has represented a level of on-ice ...
  • Apr 04, 2012 FF: Minnesota-Boston College Notebook - by Mike Machnik
    When Minnesota meets Boston College in the second semifinal on Thursday, it will be a meeting of two programs with a similar pedigree and history -- and two coaches with a similar approach to the game. "I ...
  • Apr 04, 2012 FF: A Moment In Time - by Adam Wodon
    It took the 1989 film "Field of Dreams" for people to remember Moonlight Graham. Ferris State coach Bob Daniels didn't need a movie to make a name for himself -- he's been doing quite ...
  • Apr 04, 2012 FF: Finding His Groove - by Scott McLaughlin
    Pat Mullane's junior season started with a bang, when he registered two goals and two assists in the season-opening Ice Breaker tournament to help Boston College capture its first of four trophies ...
  • Apr 04, 2012 FF: A Leader Without Even Trying - by Joe Meloni
    Minnesota hockey is about speed. It's about winning championships with flourish. It's about tradition and dominance. In the last four years, though, Minnesota hockey has been mostly a story of ...
  • Apr 03, 2012 FF: Either Rain or Sleet or Blowout - by Joe Meloni
    Perhaps the most impressive statistic Boston College boasts on its current 17-game winning streak is the amount of time it's trailed since its last loss on Jan. 21. Since losing to Maine that night ...
  • Apr 03, 2012 FF: Preview: Union vs. Ferris State - by Avash Kalra
    At 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon in Tampa, Union and Ferris State will kick off the 2012 NCAA Frozen Four, with each team playing its first ever game in the month of April, and its first ever game ...
  • Apr 02, 2012 FF: Capsule: Ferris State - by Avash Kalra
    After the CCHA sent five teams to the 2012 NCAA tournament, only one -- Ferris State -- remains. After being picked to finish ninth in the preseason polls, the Bulldogs won the CCHA regular season title ...
  • Apr 02, 2012 FF: All's Well That Ends Well - by Avash Kalra
    In his 1623 play "All's Well That Ends Well," William Shakespeare wrote, "Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair ...
  • Apr 01, 2012 FF: About Schmidt - by Dan Myers
    During his freshman season, Minnesota defenseman Nate Schmidt got to know the inside of the Golden Gopher players lounge a little too well. A fine room just steps from the locker room at Mariucci Arena ...
  • Apr 01, 2012 FF: Capsule: Boston College - by Scott McLaughlin
    A look at Boston College, which reached the Frozen Four after winning the Hockey East regular season and tournament championship. It then defeated Air Force and Minnesota-Duluth in the Northeast Regional. Players ...
  • Apr 01, 2012 FF: Capsule: Union - by Scott McLaughlin
    Union reached its first Frozen Four after winning the ECAC regular season and tournament championship. It then defeated Michigan State and Mass.-Lowell to win the East Regional. Players to Watch Jeremy ...
  • Apr 01, 2012 FF: Capsule: Minnesota - by Dan Myers
    Minnesota is back in the Frozen Four for the first time since 2005. It won the WCHA regular-season championship, then lost in the Final Five semifinals. The Gophers then defeated Boston University and ...
  • Mar 26, 2012 NE: A Senior Moment
    Two years ago, four Boston College seniors went out the way every college hockey player hopes to -- with a national championship. The Eagles defeated Wisconsin, 5-0, at Ford Field in Detroit to earn the ...
  • Mar 26, 2012 NE: A Mountain Too Tall - by Michael King
    On the path through the Frozen Four last season, Minnesota Duluth rode the strength of its offense with reliable defensive play to the first national championship in program history. Entering the NCAA ...
  • Mar 26, 2012 NE: Looking for Their Own Banner - by Joe Meloni
    Championship banners hang in Conte Forum for a reason. Since 2000, Boston College has qualified for eight of the 13 Frozen Fours, with its latest ticket punched Sunday night with a 4-0 win over Minnesota ...
  • Mar 25, 2012 NE: Coming Up at the Reit Time
    When Maine's Matt Mangene came at Minnesota Duluth goaltender Kenny Reiter from the right circle through the low slot, Reiter came out of the crease in an attempt to poke check, leaving the bottom ...
  • Mar 25, 2012 NE: Big Skates to Fill - by Michael King
    Returning Hockey East Player of the Year Spencer Abbott from injury, Maine appeared poised to restore the form that yielded victories in 10 of its final 13 regular season games. Without the 62-point scorer ...
  • Mar 25, 2012 NE: A Lesson in Leading - by Joe Meloni
    Air Force coach Frank Serratore liked what he saw from his team during Saturday's 2-0 loss to Boston College in the Northeast Regional at the DCU Center. Knowing his opponent, Serratore controlled ...
  • Mar 25, 2012 MW: Little Things Don't Add Up For Cornell
    No team in the ECAC has come close to what Cornell has achieved in the postseason over the last 17 years, since Mike Schafer took over the program. The Big Red have won five ECAC championships, and eight ...
  • Mar 25, 2012 MW: Feels Like the First Time
    It's a feeling the current Ferris State players have never felt. It's a feeling that no Ferris State player who has laced up their skates since the program entered Division I hockey in 1979 has ...
  • Mar 25, 2012 WT: Minnesota Earns Another Shot at North Dakota
    Throughout the year, one of the things Minnesota has proved is its ability to take a punch and battle back. The Gophers entered Saturday’s NCAA West Regional semifinal against Boston University 16-3-1 ...
  • Mar 25, 2012 WT: This 3-Goal Lead Never In Doubt - by Dan Myers
    Perhaps it's ironic that the same three-goal lead that haunted Minnesota all week leading up to the West Regional ended up being the same margin that sent the Gophers to Tampa in two weeks for their ...
  • Mar 25, 2012 ET: One Giant Leap - by Scott McLaughlin
    At the time, it was the most surprising result of the Hockey East season. Massachusetts-Lowell 7, Boston University 1. That was the final from the Tsongas Center on Nov. 5. Fans and media chalked it up ...
  • Mar 25, 2012 ET: Union Climbs Yet Another Mountain - by Joshua Seguin
    One week ago, Union did something considered unfathomable just a few short years ago. One weekend later, Union has gone a step beyond that. With depth, scoring and energy coming from every line, the Union ...
  • Mar 25, 2012 WT: A Minnesota Hat Trick - by Eric Stromgren
    Taylor Matson, Nate Condon and Travis Boyd are not relied on to score goals. They know that. But each scored a goal and let loose some frustration in Minnesota's 5-2 victory over North Dakota on ...
  • Mar 24, 2012 ET: Back From the Brink - by Scott McLaughlin
    With 1:25 left in regulation and Miami in the midst of a five-minute power play, Massachusetts-Lowell appeared to be on the ropes. The River Hawks had surrendered a three-goal, third-period lead and were ...
  • Mar 24, 2012 MW: Rodger That!
    It was just the little nudge -- well, more like a big shove -- which Cornell needed. The Big Red got down early to Michigan 2-0 just 1 minute, 33 seconds into their Midwest Regional semifinal game Friday ...
  • Mar 24, 2012 MW: Tough Pill to Swallow
    Michigan entered the NCAA Tournament with aspirations to win its first national championship since 1998. Those dreams were put on ice for at least another year. The Wolverines, which rolled through the ...
  • Mar 24, 2012 WT: North Dakota Survives and Advances
    As dominant as North Dakota was for parts of Saturday’s West Regional semifinal, things could have ended very differently for the Sioux had Western Michigan winger Ian Slater gotten a stick instead ...
  • Mar 24, 2012 NE: Air Force Sends Another Scare, But No Win This Time - by Michael King
    Few teams have enjoyed the same consistent success as Air Force in recent seasons. The Falcons are among a handful of teams to make the NCAA tournament five of the last six years. This exclusive group ...
  • Mar 24, 2012 WT: More Valuable Growing Pains for Broncos
    There is no easy way for the players and coaching staff to deal with the end of their team’s season after all the months of sacrifice and hard work end with one loss. Fortunately for first-year Western ...
  • Mar 24, 2012 WT: Tumultuous BU Season Ends on Sour Note
    After a number of Boston University’s losses this year, the story has been the same as today’s: despite flashes of strong offensive play, the Terriers just couldn’t overcome the amount ...
  • Mar 24, 2012 NE: BC's Cross to Fear
    In a conference with top scoring defensemen like Boston University’s Garrett Noonan and Hobey Baker finalist Brian Dumoulin, Tommy Cross doesn’t necessarily stand out among the league's ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 MW: Midwest Regional Preview
    One by one, they arrived in Green Bay, and each in its own way. Denver, after a spate of injuries, hobbled. Ferris State faltered, failing to reach the CCHA Tournament by losing a series to last-place ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 MW: Whoa Nelly - by Avash Kalra
    Shortly after 2012 began, the [[Ferris State]] Bulldogs enjoyed a dominant 14 game unbeaten streak, and it was senior goaltender Taylor Nelson who started a dozen times during that stretch -- en route ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 MW: Denver Riddled With Question Marks Heading Into NCAAs - by Avash Kalra
    As if preparing to face the regular season CCHA champion Ferris State Bulldogs isn't cause for enough concern, the Denver Pioneers enter the NCAA tournament on Friday with a lot of questions -- from ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 WT: West Regional Preview - by Dan Myers
    Perhaps no regional site this weekend provides more history and intrigue than right here at Xcel Energy Center, where the West Regional plays host to three conference champions and another considered one ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 NE: Familiar Territory - by Joe Meloni
    Atlantic Hockey isn't Hockey East. It doesn't receive multiple bids to the NCAA Tournament. Its players aren't NHL draft picks, and, for the most part, its teams don't win many non-conference ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 NE: NCAA Northeast Regional Preview - by Joe Meloni
    The story of each participant in the 2012 NCAA Tournament's Northeast Regional reads a little differently. Headlining the weekend are No. 1 Boston College and second-seeded Minnesota Duluth, the last ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 ET: Union Rides Its Blueprint to Victory - by Joshua Seguin
    Union preaches strong defense and timely scoring. The blueprint could not have been on better display than it was Friday as the Dutchmen defeated Michigan State 3-1. It was their first NCAA Tournament ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 ET: Anastos, Seniors Lay the Foundation - by Adam Wodon
    One year to the day since Tom Anastos was thrust into an unexpected situation, Michigan State's coach felt like another unexpected situation had just ended as he reflected after his team's NCAA ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 ET: Spartans Lament Missed Opportunities - by Scott McLaughlin
    With 1:18 left in the first period of Friday's NCAA first-round game, Michigan State's Brock Shelgren raised his arms in celebration after batting a puck into the net out of mid-air. The goal would ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 MW: Dogged Determination
    Ferris State, Bob Daniels, Frozen Four bid on the line, take two. And ... action. With a 2-1 win against Denver on Friday, Ferris State moved to the precipice of the Frozen Four for the second time in ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 MW: Insult to Injury
    At 10 a.m. this morning, six and a half hours before his team was scheduled to face off with Ferris State, Denver coach Geroge Gwozdecky sat down with six of his players after their morning skate, one-by-one. For ...
  • Mar 23, 2012 ET: Another Agonizing Exit For Miami - by Joshua Seguin
    One of the adages in sports is to never count a good team out. Heading into the third period down, 3-0, Miami came out flying early in the third, lifted by two goals early in the period, 14 seconds apart. ...
  • Mar 22, 2012 NE: Gaudreau an Instant Classic Eagle
    Johnny Gaudreau is, at first glance, an unlikely Hockey East powerhouse. Listed at 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, the humble, unassuming freshman forward out of a small town in New Jersey isn’t what most ...
  • Mar 22, 2012 WT: Murray Enjoying the Ride - by Eric Stromgren
    Coaching college hockey in America was an opportunity Andy Murray did not want to pass up. Murray's first year as Western Michigan's head coach ends at the NCAA Tournament, the fifth appearance ...
  • Mar 22, 2012 ET: NCAA East Regional Preview - by Scott McLaughlin
    Union had its doubters coming into this season, mostly because Spencer Penrose Award winner Nate Leaman had departed for Providence and All-American goalie Keith Kinkaid had departed for the pros. Lost ...
  • Mar 21, 2012 NCAA Regionals: Experts Picks
    CHN rounded up a group of "experts" to make their picks for this weekend's regionals.   Northeast Worcester, Mass. Midwest Green ...
  • Mar 18, 2012 Nelson Finds Scoring Touch as Sophomore - by Eric Stromgren
    Brock Nelson has been one of North Dakota's most consistent players through the peaks and valleys of the season. The sophomore forward continued to contribute in the postseason with five goals in ...
  • Mar 18, 2012 North Dakota Title Caps Wild Final Five - by Dan Myers
    North Dakota did not put forth complete games either Thursday or Friday night at the WCHA Final Five. Saturday was a different story. The Fighting Sioux carried thorough their momentum from an epic Friday ...
  • Mar 18, 2012 A Notable Absence - by Joshua Seguin
    Maine came into the Hockey East championship game Saturday night short one of the nation's best players in Spencer Abbott. Maine's top line of Abbott, Brian Flynn and Joey Diamond has been together ...
  • Mar 18, 2012 High Risk, Higher Reward - by Joe Meloni
    Maine winger Matt Mangene stood behind his own net. Looking at a 200-foot sheet in front of him, Mangene quickly processed what he saw and headed up ice. At this point, the Black Bears trailed Boston ...
  • Mar 18, 2012 No Second Fiddle - by Adam Wodon
    Rick Bennett could easily have gone back to Providence. It is, after all, his alma mater. Nate Leaman, the man who helped take Union to previously unforeseen heights as head coach of eight years, left ...
  • Mar 18, 2012 A Star is Born - by Adam Wodon
    One of the reasons Rick Bennett could not bring himself to leave Union last summer were the recruits he treasured and mentored. And few have had a bigger impact than junior center Jeremy Welsh. Yet as ...
  • Mar 18, 2012 Consolation Prize - by Adam Wodon
    Consolation games may be an anachronism of a bygone era, but for Cornell on Saturday, it was a necessary evil if it wanted to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Coming off its worst loss of the season ...
  • Mar 18, 2012 Bracket ABCs: Post-Selection Analysis - by Adam Wodon
    The numbers are still the numbers. That should be a comfort to many, especially for everyone trying to project a bracket by following the [[Pairwise]] all weekend leading up to Sunday's selections. As ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 Exhausted Michigan Advances Over Bowling Green
    For four periods, David was beating Goliath, the slipper was still snug on Bowling Green’s foot and the clock hadn’t yet hit midnight. For four periods, Bowling Green outplayed the Michigan ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 Midnight Strikes: Proud Falcons See Season End in Double Overtime
    Midway through the first period, Bowling Green found itself playing with a teammate it hadn’t seen in ages — the early lead. In both of its prior playoff series this season, Bowling Green ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 Forbort's Blast Sparks Improbable Rally - by Eric Stromgren
    Derek Forbort was the spark North Dakota needed to start an improbable rally in Friday night's 6-3 semifinal win over Minnesota at the WCHA Final Five. The Gophers were in complete control with a ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 Timeout Turns Game Around - by Dan Myers
    With tired legs and a battered team on the ice, North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol signaled for a timeout with 5:53 remaining in the second period. Down 3-0 on the scoreboard and 23-7 on the shot chart ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 Cornell Crashes In Blowout Loss
    Cornell’s junior defender Braden Birch and senior defender Sean Whitney collided off a third period face off, giving up puck possession to Harvard. Birch, who had just been burned by senior forward ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 To The Bitter End
    Austin Smtih’s accomplishment-studded collegiate career came to a quiet end Friday afternoon at the ECAC semifinals in Boardwalk Hall. Colgate, which entered the tournament in the fourth seed, still ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 Where There's a Will ... - by Michael King
    The mark of a captain's importance to a team can be measured a variety of ways. For team's like Boston University and Merrimack, their captains (forward Chris Connolly and defenseman Karl Stollery ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 Bracket ABCs: Championship Saturday Edition - by Adam Wodon
    The final Bracket ABCs before the selections, though you can follow how the games today are affecting the [[Pairwise]] through our Pairwise Live Blog. Until then, use You Are the Committee to run different ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 Bracket ABCs: Final Projection - by Adam Wodon
    All of the games are done, and it's time for a final projection of this year's bracket. The official announcement will come at Noon (ET) on ESPN-U on Sunday. Our Live Pairwise Blog has an independent ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 The Big Slubowski: Goalie Leads WMU to CCHA Title
    Surprises filled this year’s season for Western Michigan, the grandest coming when the Broncos skated around the Joe Louis Arena rink Saturday night while hoisting the Mason Cup. “I’m ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 Early Slumber Costs Michigan in Final
    On Friday, Western Michigan slept as Michigan battled with Bowling Green late into the night. On Saturday, it showed. Less than 24 hours later, the Broncos drank out of the Mason Cup as they sent the ...
  • Mar 17, 2012 Air Force Blanks RIT For Another Atlantic Title
    For the second year in a row, it was goaltender Jason Torf and the Air Force Falcons who came out on top in the Atlantic Hockey championship game with a shutout. The Falcons held the Tigers at bay for ...
  • Mar 16, 2012 North Dakota's Trio Grande - by Dan Myers
    Early this season, when things were going poorly for North Dakota, the team seemed like a ship without a rudder. After a 1-0 loss at Bemidji State on Nov. 20, the Fighting Sioux were 4-7-1 overall and ...
  • Mar 16, 2012 St. Cloud's Season Comes to Gallant End - by Dan Myers
    It's always tough for players and coaches when their season comes to an end. Unlike the four remaining teams at the WCHA Final Five, all of whom will likely be playing in the NCAA Tournament next ...
  • Mar 16, 2012 After Great Run, Miami Stumbles In CCHA Semis
    Twenty minutes into the first CCHA semifinal at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, Miami appeared to be right in the thick of things. One period later, though, it became clear there wouldn’t be a repeat ...
  • Mar 16, 2012 Providence Looking Forward - by Joshua Seguin
    Providence was facing arguably the hottest team in the country, one that has trailed in only one game in the past month and a half. The Friars were obviously not rattled, just as they weren't one week ...
  • Mar 16, 2012 Western Michigan Solves Miami to Reach Final
    In just a period and a half, Western Michigan’s Greg Squires did what the last four teams to play Miami could not. The senior forward scored twice and carried the Broncos into their second consecutive ...
  • Mar 16, 2012 Great Brittain - by Eric Stromgren
    8-23-16-16-4. Those lottery-style numbers added up to goalie Sam Brittain's record save total in Denver's 4-3 double overtime victory over Minnesota-Duluth in Friday afternoon's Final Five ...
  • Mar 16, 2012 Leading From the Back - by Scott McLaughlin
    On Friday night, Boston College won its 14th straight game when it beat Providence, 4-2, in the Hockey East semifinals. During that streak, the Eagles have allowed more than two goals just once. Goaltender ...
  • Mar 16, 2012 Seidel Becomes A Threat for Duluth - by Dan Myers
    For years, Minnesota-Duluth forward Jack Connolly had found comfort on a line with Mike Connolly and Justin Fontaine. The trio formed one of the most explosive lines in all of college hockey, culminating ...
  • Mar 16, 2012 Familiar Foes Meet Again in Atlantic Hockey
    With RIT's overtime win over Niagara on Friday night, the Tigers set up yet another meeting with Air Force for the Atlantic Hockey championship. Since Air Force joined the league six years ago, RIT ...
  • Mar 15, 2012 Hockey East Preview - by Joe Meloni
    Hockey East has billed its annual tournament as the time "When 10 Teams Become 1" for most of the 2011-12 season. Two weeks ago, the first steps were taken, as Northeastern and Vermont were eliminated ...
  • Mar 15, 2012 ECAC Championship Preview
    After tightly-matched overtime quarterfinal games that ended the seasons of both Dartmouth and Yale, the four strongest ECAC teams are left standing -- Union, Colgate, Cornell, and Harvard. No. 1 Union ...
  • Mar 15, 2012 Atlantic Hockey Championship Preview
    The regular season ended with just two points separating first (Air Force) and fourth (Mercyhurst). After battling until the last weekend for the Atlantic Hockey regular-season title, the top four teams ...
  • Mar 15, 2012 Resident Hero - by Dan Myers
    After his game-winning goal in overtime last Sunday against Wisconsin, Denver coach George Gwozdecky referred to senior forward Luke Salazar as the Pioneers' "resident hero." Thursday afternoon ...
  • Mar 15, 2012 CCHA Championship Preview - by Avash Kalra
    The journey towards the CCHA tournament championship culminates this weekend at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. And the four teams heading to Motown aren't only vying for the Mason Cup -- they're all ...
  • Mar 14, 2012 Hobey Hopefuls, V.4 - by Joe Meloni
    Early Thursday evening, the 10 semifinalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award will be revealed. There are some names almost certain to be on the list, while others will inevitably come as a surprise. ...
  • Mar 14, 2012 Bracket ABCs - by Adam Wodon
    The final Bracket ABCs before the weekend. You can follow how the games are affecting the [[Pairwise]] through our Pairwise Live Blog, starting Friday afternoon. Until then, use You Are the Committee ...
  • Mar 14, 2012 WCHA Final Five Preview - by Dan Myers
    The 2012 Final Five will have a local flavor when the six winners from last week's first round of the playoffs convene Thursday at Xcel Energy Center. Now in its second year of the current six-team ...
  • Mar 13, 2012 Re-Energized Cornell Charges Into Postseason - by Adam Wodon
    Cornell being Cornell, after missing the NCAAs last season, no one expected it to be out of the national scene for long. And sure enough, with a stellar recruiting class coming in, and enough coming back ...
  • Mar 13, 2012 Higher Standards - by Scott McLaughlin
    After getting swept by Massachusetts-Lowell to end the regular season, Providence coach Nate Leaman was asked if it felt good -- despite the disappointing finish -- to lead the team to the playoffs in ...
  • Mar 11, 2012 Haula Powers Gophers Back to St. Paul - by Dan Myers
    In theory, the Minnesota Golden Gophers could pack up their operation and just set up shop down the road at Xcel Energy Center. Thanks to sophomore forward Erik Haula, the Gophers will be playing there ...
  • Mar 11, 2012 Hunwick Writing Final Chapter of Magic Tale
    After the sweep -- after the two overtimes, the 62 saves, the (perhaps optimistic) chants of "Hobey Baker" -- Michigan goaltender Shawn Hunwick lingered. The rest of his teammates filed off the ...
  • Mar 10, 2012 Lamb Roars Into March - by Eric Stromgren
    Minnesota-Duluth senior Brady Lamb could not remember the last time he scored two goals in a game. He showed off an easy smile when he joked about a missed opportunity after Minnesota-Duluth's 4-2 ...
  • Mar 09, 2012 Army Rises to Occasion - by Scott McLaughlin
    One year ago at this time, Derek Army found himself in what can only be described as an awkward situation. Five days after Providence's season ended with an 8-18-8 record and a third straight year ...
  • Mar 08, 2012 Atlantic Hockey Playoff Preview - by Timothy O'Donnell
    The Atlantic Hockey regular season came down to the wire with seven teams vying for a first-round bye. But after the last weekend of the regular season, Air Force, Niagara, RIT and Mercyhurst were able ...
  • Mar 08, 2012 WCHA Playoff Preview - by Dan Myers
    After a six-month grind of a regular season, seeding in the WCHA came down to the final night. With college hockey's second season set to begin, berths in the WCHA's crown-jewel event, the Final ...
  • Mar 08, 2012 CCHA Playoff Preview - by Avash Kalra
    Seven of the eight teams playing in the CCHA quarterfinals this weekend are currently in the top 20 of the [[Pairwise]] rankings, and the eighth -- Bowling Green -- remains in the tourney after knocking ...
  • Mar 08, 2012 ECAC Playoff Preview
    You never know what you're going to get in the ECAC Tournament, although if there's been any predictability in recent years, it's that this weekend will produce some long games and series that ...
  • Mar 07, 2012 Hockey East Playoff Preview - by Joe Meloni
    The question usually comes at a bad time. Faced with a difficult loss or a hard-fought win, the 10 coaches in Hockey East know it's coming. Their answer, at this point practiced as often as the most ...
  • Mar 07, 2012 Familiar Foes in Unfamiliar Setting - by Scott McLaughlin
    When Providence and Massachusetts-Lowell meet Thursday night in Game 1 of their quarterfinal series, there certainly won't be a lack of familiarity. The River Hawks and Friars have met three times ...
  • Mar 07, 2012 Something to Prove - by Michael King
    After losing some of the league's top players, many around college hockey wondered if Merrimack could repeat last year's impressive season. Retaining several top forwards, a deep defensive corps ...
  • Mar 05, 2012 Quinnipiac Gets Another Shot - by Timothy O'Donnell
    Quinnipiac has been a team seemingly on the cusp for years. A variety of top-notch players have come through the program, and in every season since entering the ECAC in 2005-06, it has registered big wins ...
  • Mar 03, 2012 Gophers Lose, Win Cup - by Dan Myers
    With a chance to clinch the MacNaughton Cup, at home, with perhaps its fiercest rival on the other bench, [[Minnesota]] failed to the tune of a 4-1 shellacking at the hands of ninth-place Wisconsin. But ...
  • Mar 03, 2012 Duluth's Loss is St. Cloud's Gain - by Eric Stromgren
    One opportunity was lost and another was gained at the end of St. Cloud State's 2-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth at the National Hockey Center on Friday night. Duluth missed the chance to tie Minnesota ...
  • Mar 03, 2012 Boston College Relishes Another Title - by Joshua Seguin
    Led by depth scoring and goalie Parker Milner all weekend, Boston College won another title -- the Hockey East regular season crown, its 12th, and second in a row. “It was a very special night for ...
  • Mar 03, 2012 Minnesota Celebrates Properly - by Dan Myers
    After a bad loss Friday night -- one when coupled with a Duluth loss in St. Cloud clinched a regular-season title -- Minnesota came back Saturday with a come-from-behind win, allowing the team to celebrate ...
  • Mar 02, 2012 Atlantic Hockey Reaches Playoffs After Wild Finish - by Mike McMahon
    If you noticed Atlantic hockey head coaches walking around their campuses this week with a little less hair, I hope you didn’t point and snicker. The Atlantic Hockey regular season likely caused ...
  • Mar 01, 2012 Minnesota Focusing on Wisconsin, Not Cup - by Dan Myers
    With its first MacNaughton Cup championship within reach this weekend at Mariucci Arena, Minnesota coach Don Lucia won't let his team get too far ahead of itself. For a team with a senior class that ...
  • Mar 01, 2012 Q&A With ... UMD Forward Jack Connolly - by Dan Myers
    Minnesota-Duluth captain Jack Connolly is one of the nation's top hockey players. A national champion and a potential Hobey Baker favorite, Connolly chatted with College Hockey News about a number ...
  • Feb 29, 2012 Komm All 'Ye Faithful
    One point was all they needed. One point last weekend would have given the Bentley Falcons a first-round bye in the Atlantic Hockey playoffs. Instead, they will be hosting Sacred Heart in the first round. But ...
  • Feb 29, 2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket ABCs - by Adam Wodon
    It's time for the first Bracket ABCs -- Analysis, Breakdown, Comparison -- of the season. We'll do so with the usual disclaimer ... We're not looking to give a bracket as if the season ended ...
  • Feb 29, 2012 Team of the Week: Harvard
    Last season, Harvard extended the momentum earned from an emphatic victory over Boston University in the Beanpot consolation game to a strong finish. Though that string of success, which included wins ...
  • Feb 28, 2012 Hobey Hopefuls, V.3 - by Joe Meloni
    As the end of the regular season approaches -- faster for some than others -- the 2012 Hobey Baker race has produced some frontrunners. It has not, however, provided an overwhelming favorite for the award. Last ...
  • Feb 27, 2012 Defying the Odds - by Adam Wodon
    After Union's magical run to the NCAA tournament last season, the first in a Division I history that dates back to 1991, the program seemed set up for an extended run that would etch it into the national ...
  • Feb 27, 2012 Class Act - by Avash Kalra
    The 2011-12 season certainly hasn't gone as expected for a Notre Dame team that, a year ago, played in the NCAA Frozen Four. Losing six of their final seven games of the regular season, the Fighting ...
  • Feb 26, 2012 Doing It All - by Joe Meloni
    Conversations about Boston College and its hopes for Hockey East and national championships this season start with Chris Kreider. The brawny left wing leads the Eagles with 36 points on 19 goals and 17 ...
  • Feb 26, 2012 Northeastern's Quailer Back at Right Time
    With fewer than 21 seconds to play Friday night, junior forward Steve Quailer gained control of the puck in the Northeastern zone and took off toward the empty net awaiting him at the opposite end of the ...
  • Feb 23, 2012 Emotions Run High After Kelly's Departure - by Adam Wodon
    The reactions ranged from shock and outrage, to disappointment and resignation, and everything in between. Or everything all at once. "All of the above," said Notre Dame coach Jeff Jackson. Universally ...
  • Feb 22, 2012 Vermont's Looking Toward The Future
    Vermont entered last weekend with only two conference wins, but generated praise after Friday night's overtime victory at New Hampshire, after tying the game with 14 seconds left in regulation. The ...
  • Feb 22, 2012 Krug: Double Threat - by Avash Kalra
    Long before arriving in East Lansing, Michigan-native Torey Krug knew all about the rivalry between the University of Michigan and Michigan State. Says Krug, "I was a Spartan fan my whole life." Certainly ...
  • Feb 22, 2012 Team of the Week: Boston College
    It was quite the week for Boston College. On Monday, the team won its third-consecutive Beanpot. On the weekend, the team took four points from a conference foe in a close race for the Hockey East regular ...
  • Feb 19, 2012 BU's Broken Home - by Scott McLaughlin
    Like any team, Boston University is hoping to play on home ice in the first round of the playoffs. The Terriers currently sit in third in Hockey East, two points behind Boston College in the race for the ...
  • Feb 19, 2012 Spartans' Carney Dealing Well with Recovery
    On the phone, Michigan State freshman defenseman Branden Carney is composed. Talking about the incident that could have ended his hockey career, and possibly his life, doesn't seem to faze him. "Once ...
  • Feb 18, 2012 York Reaches 900 Wins
    Adding to his list of already impressive career accomplishments, Boston College coach [[Jerry York]] became the second coach in men's Division I college hockey history to reach 900 wins. He joins former ...
  • Feb 17, 2012 Band of Brothers - by Adam Wodon
    Tonight marks the culmination of a lot of dreams and prayers in Wisconsin. And a symbol of the way the hockey community always seems to rally together in the toughest times. Kirk Daubenspeck, an All-American ...
  • Feb 16, 2012 Freshmen Help Lead Lowell Resurgence - by Scott McLaughlin
    Norm Bazin faced plenty of challenges entering his first season as the Massachusetts-Lowell head coach. One of the biggest was how young the River Hawks were and how much they were going to have to rely ...
  • Feb 15, 2012 Team of the Week: Ferris State - by Adam Wodon
    Outside of Big Rapids, there are no household names on the Ferris State roster. But if the team continues playing like this, that may soon change. Ferris State, coming off a weekend home-and-home sweep ...
  • Feb 14, 2012 Milner Time - by Joe Meloni
    John Muse's career ended with 20 minutes remaining in the 2010-11 season. As the third period began in the West Regional semifinal against Colorado College, it was Parker Milner, not Muse, in the crease ...
  • Feb 14, 2012 The Beanpot Effect
    It uniquely matches the players and fans of four schools -- which all share just a few square miles -- in one building for two Monday nights each winter. But more is at stake than just city bragging rights ...
  • Feb 14, 2012 Not Good Enough - by Scott McLaughlin
    It was in overtime, it was in a championship game and it was against archrival Boston College. Any loss that involved any one of those components would have been tough to swallow for Boston University. ...
  • Feb 10, 2012 Return Engagement
    A year ago, Denver goaltender Sam Brittain was in the middle of a successful freshman campaign that would help lead the Pioneers to a second place finish in the WCHA. Now, more than halfway through his ...
  • Feb 10, 2012 Hobey Hopefuls, V.2 - by Joe Meloni
    Two weeks have passed since our first attempt at judging the 10 candidates best suited for the 2012 Hobey Baker Award. In those 14 days, we saw one of the favorites score four goals, another masterfully ...
  • Feb 10, 2012 Niagara Enjoying Net Gains
    On the morning of Jan. 9, the Niagara Purple Eagle awoke to find themselves in ninth place in Atlantic Hockey with 13 points. They trailed then-first place Mercyhurst by seven points. And with about a ...
  • Feb 08, 2012 Team of the Week: Michigan
    After Michigan’s sweep of Miami last weekend, someone asked Shawn Hunwick what has changed for him and the Wolverines since their brutal losing streak two months ago. The fifth-year senior goalie ...
  • Feb 06, 2012 BU's Megan Continues Breakout Season in Beanpot Win - by Scott McLaughlin
    Wade Megan has been scoring big goals all season for Boston University, and on Monday night he got a chance to showcase that on the biggest stage the Terriers have played on this year. Megan scored two ...
  • Feb 05, 2012 Schaller's Return Fails to Spark Providence
    On Friday night, the much anticipated return to the lineup of Tim Schaller should have been a spark to the struggling Providence Friars, but the Friars struggled to find any offensive rhythm on the big ...
  • Feb 05, 2012 Donato, Madigan Hope to End Beanpot Droughts - by Scott McLaughlin
    Every year as the Beanpot approaches, we hear the same thing: "Everyone has a chance to win it this year." In theory, it's obviously true. But in practice, it hasn't been coming to fruition. ...
  • Feb 03, 2012 Michigan Tech Back on Course - by Adam Wodon
    For all of the progress Michigan Tech has made this season under first-year coach Mel Pearson, you couldn't tell by what had happened through the first half of last Friday's game at Minnesota-Duluth. The ...
  • Feb 01, 2012 Big Man on Bemidji's Campus - by Dan Myers
    Undersized and under-recruited out of Madison (Wis.) Edgewood High School, Jordan George left Wisconsin's hockey hotbed and trekked to Topeka, Kansas, to play in the North American Hockey League. Three ...
  • Feb 01, 2012 Team of the Week: Colgate - by Adam Wodon
    Sometimes a high-risk, high-reward posture will go your way, and sometimes it won't. Such is the nature of the beast. But sensing an opportunity, Colgate had that mindset in the back end of a weekend ...
  • Jan 31, 2012 2 Goalies, No Problem for Daniels, Bulldogs
    Taylor Nelson is a lot older than C.J. Motte. And if Nelson had his way, he wouldn't be sharing time in net with the freshman for [[Ferris State]] during his senior year. But splitting time between ...
  • Jan 31, 2012 Going, Going ... Gron - by Avash Kalra
    A year after scoring a career-high 32 points, Northern Michigan right-winger Tyler Gron knows he's now about to play the final regular season month of his NCAA career. Said the undrafted senior, "I ...
  • Jan 31, 2012 UMass Stuck in Neutral
    The arms of Tom Fyrer and Tom Quinn remained at their sides for nearly 42 minutes. Neither referee observed an infraction worthy of the penalty box for Massachusetts until that time. Then the Minutemen ...
  • Jan 31, 2012 New Hampshire Struggling To Put It Together
    Throughout the first half of the season, New Hampshire’s defense struggled to stop anyone and the offense was scoring at a pace of more than 3.5 goals per game. You'd think, then, that the recent ...
  • Jan 29, 2012 BC Gearing Up For Annual Run - by Scott McLaughlin
    Usually the start of January means Boston College is about to go on a tear and ride a tidal wave of momentum through the rest of the regular season. That didn't happen this year, though. The Eagles ...
  • Jan 29, 2012 North Dakota Pulling Together - by Virg Foss
    Karma by one definition pertains to the cycle of cause and effect. It certainly was demonstrated by UND junior defenseman Andrew MacWilliam as UND beat Wisconsin 4-2 to complete a sweep of the Badgers ...
  • Jan 29, 2012 The Other Guys - by Joe Meloni
    Spencer Abbott's Hobey Baker campaign began some time ago. The senior, the first line left wing for Maine, has amassed quite the resume in the first 25 games of the 2011-12 season. With points in 18 ...
  • Jan 27, 2012 Hobey Hopefuls - by Joe Meloni
    On Saturday April 7, NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey will crown its national champion at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. The ultimate moment in college hockey's 2011-12 season will be ...
  • Jan 25, 2012 Team of the Week: Maine - by Joe Meloni
    A visit from Boston College rarely means good things for Hockey East teams. Entering last weekend's pair with the Eagles in Orono, though, [[Maine]] knew it caught the Eagles at the best possible time. For ...
  • Jan 24, 2012 Skating Towards a Dream
    Sometimes it doesn’t take much to inspire one to greatness. With Terry Broadhurst, all it took was a broken stick someone gave him at his father’s baseball game. The rest is history. Terry ...
  • Jan 23, 2012 Conference Call
    Wins against top national competitors Minnesota, Michigan and Notre Dame should be highlights amid a successful season for any team talented enough and lucky enough to defeat all three. For Northeastern ...
  • Jan 18, 2012 Russian Exploration - by Scott McLaughlin
    Adding players midseason is rare in and of itself. Adding 17-year-old Russians who haven't played since last March is unheard of. But that's exactly what Massachusetts-Lowell did this week, as ...
  • Jan 16, 2012 Best Served Cold - by Avash Kalra
    On October 21, 1997, the Cleveland Indians hosted the Florida Marlins in Game Three of the '97 World Series. The game time temperature in Cleveland that night -- 38°F -- remains the coldest recorded ...
  • Jan 13, 2012 North Dakota Looking For Annual Second-Half Surge
    Injuries are unavoidable, they are simply part of the game. But while North Dakota has seen its roster dwindle, it has been able to turn its season around and create the sort of the success that is synonymous ...
  • Jan 10, 2012 Happy Returns For Merrill, Michigan
    On his end of the phone on Friday, Dan Merrill was near tears as his son on the other line, Michigan freshman defenseman Jon Merrill, brought the news they had waited for since the start of the hockey ...
  • Jan 10, 2012 Team of the Week: Minnesota-Duluth - by Dan Myers
    During last season's national championship game against Michigan, Minnesota-Duluth did something nobody ever thought possible: For one night only, they united Minnesota fans and North Dakota fans under ...
  • Jan 08, 2012 The Setup Man
    What normally provides passionate Fenway Park fans with an update on the American League East standings on the Green Monster scoreboard, read like this on Saturday evening: Abbott, ME, 30. The scoreboard ...
  • Jan 07, 2012 Hobbs Shines in UMass Frozen Fenway Win - by Scott McLaughlin
    Senior co-captain Danny Hobbs was there for Massachusetts in the first semester; he just wasn't himself. Although Hobbs, the team's leading scorer a season ago, only missed three games, he was ...
  • Jan 07, 2012 Another Chapter - by Joe Meloni
    The setting shifted Saturday afternoon. Instead of the classic old barn in Burlington or the cavernous venue in Amherst, Massachusetts and Vermont continued their rivalry in Boston's Fenway Park -- ...
  • Jan 06, 2012 A Face in the Crowd - by Adam Wodon
    Last season could not have been any worse for [[Colgate]], or for Austin Smith. Picked to finish near the top of the ECAC, Colgate finished dead last, without a league win until February. Smith, coming ...
  • Jan 06, 2012 Roadblock - by Joe Meloni
    The extended break between the end of the first half and the beginning of the second arrived at an ideal time for [[Ferris State]]. The Bulldogs closed the first portion of the 2010-11 season with a 4-1 ...
  • Jan 06, 2012 Fresh Perspective
    College freshmen have a lot to adjust to; being in a new place, being away from home, not to mention classes. Throw hockey into the mix and it’s no surprise many coaches don’t expect their ...
  • Jan 05, 2012 From Top to Bottom - by Joe Meloni
    Rob Madore waited in his net. Just watching as his [[Vermont]] teammates, led by talented freshman winger Colin Markison, rushed toward the Ferris State net. Leading the Bulldogs, 2-1, midway through ...
  • Jan 05, 2012 Bruneteau Brothers Battle
    Anyone who stuck around for the team handshake following the completion of the Vermont vs. Lake Superior State game in last week's Catamount Cup might have noticed that LSSU’s Matt Bruneteau ...
  • Jan 04, 2012 RIT Still With More to Prove
    Rochester Institute of Technology isn't quite a household name in college hockey. They aren't Boston College or Minnesota, but watching their level of play, you might think they belong in that ...
  • Jan 04, 2012 Team of the Week: RIT
    If there was a perfect way to end 2011, RIT found it. Winning the Catamount Cup was only the icing on the cake. En route to that title, the Tigers defeated then-No. 11 Ferris State and then-No. 16 Lake ...
  • Jan 02, 2012 North Dakota Rebounds Against Harvard - by Virg Foss
    With a lineup depleted by injuries and unable to even field a full lineup, North Dakota was looking help from anyone. UND found it again in the form of its freshmen class. As in Friday's 4-4 tie with ...
  • Jan 02, 2012 Something Bruin With Brown
    Coming into the Whittemore Center on Friday night the Brown Bears had not won a game since 1930 in Durham, but all that changed with a win against a struggling New Hampshire. Brown then followed it up ...

 

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