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  • Dec 29, 2013 No 'Christmas Hockey' for BC
    It’s called “Christmas hockey.” It sounds like a good thing—maybe a little pond hockey with family and friends on Christmas morning, or maybe heading to a game after finding tickets ...
  • Dec 28, 2013 Commitment Q&A with UConn's Stephen Thulin - by Mike McMahon
    The latest in our Commitment Q&A series is UConn goalie recruit Stephen Thulin who committed to the Huskies earlier this month. The North Reading, Mass. native has been playing with the Connecticut ...
  • Dec 28, 2013 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    The realignment shakeup in college hockey has changed a lot of things around, and with new conferences being birthed from nothing, they apparently had to scramble to make themselves seem more legitimate ...
  • Dec 27, 2013 Lucia Comfortable as Team USA Coach
    When Don Lucia was revealed as Team USA’s head coach for the 2014 World Junior Championships back in March, it came as a surprise. Not that the University of Minnesota head coach was without credentials. ...
  • Dec 25, 2013 Home Plate - by Avash Kalra
    While heading home for the holidays is a highly anticipated break for most college students, this week’s homecoming for Western Michigan’s Shane Berschbach should be particularly enjoyable. The ...
  • Dec 20, 2013 Home Cooking Brightens Badgers
    Home teams in hockey can enjoy an inherent advantage, particularly ones that play their home games on a different-sized ice sheet. And, unlike basketball, for example, there's a specific advantage ...
  • Dec 17, 2013 Northern Light - by Jen Dobias
    Cody Kunyk has always been able to take over a game. Now, he’s developed a flair for late-game heroics to go with it. Take his play in the second game of the Governor’s Cup against Alaska-Anchorage ...
  • Dec 16, 2013 Taylor's Presence Missed at Team USA Camp
    Twenty-nine players met Sunday evening in Minneapolis vying for a chance to play on the United States’ 2014 World Junior Championship team in Malmo, Sweden. Joined by Team USA general manager Jim ...
  • Dec 12, 2013 Witt and Wisdom - by Joe Meloni
    Staring straight ahead, Clay Witt eyed his competition. Across the neutral zone awaiting the start of Friday's game between Northeastern and Providence stood Friar goaltender Jon Gillies. As the national ...
  • Dec 12, 2013 Anas Adds to Quinnipiac Arsenal - by Joshua Seguin
    With names such as Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Matthew Peca, the Jones twins and Travis St. Denis, everyone knew Quinnipiac would score goals. Few would have predicted, however, that none of those names would ...
  • Dec 11, 2013 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    One of the things we're always told about Hockey East is that it's the best top-to-bottom conference in the country, and usually that's true. Last year, UMass Lowell finished first in the ...
  • Dec 10, 2013 Team of the Week: Ferris State - by Joe Meloni
    Moving into a new-look WCHA was not something many old CCHA teams may originally have wanted when college hockey's new landscape was coming together. But on the plus side, it opened the door for one ...
  • Dec 06, 2013 North Dakota, Western Michigan Set for Lawson Weekend - by Dave Starman
    North Dakota arrived at Western Michigan's Lawson arena Thursday and looked around the rink. A couple of them had played here before but 95 percent of the players and staff had never been here. A couple ...
  • Dec 04, 2013 Quinnipiac's Young Defense Making Quick Strides - by Adam Wodon
    After Quinnipiac's historic run to the national championship game last season, conventional wisdom held that the Bobcats would take a step back in 2013-14, with four senior defensemen and a Hobey Baker ...
  • Dec 04, 2013 Team of the Week: Minnesota - by Joe Meloni
    On the surface, it was the same old game. Minnesota and Wisconsin in Minneapolis, battling for bragging rights and crucial conference points. For the first time, though, those points went toward the Big ...
  • Dec 03, 2013 Big Ten is On Its Way
    For as big of a deal as the Big Ten has been made out to be, the opening weekend of conference play seemed familiar to college hockey. Longtime border rivals Minnesota and Wisconsin kicked off the inaugural ...
  • Dec 02, 2013 Air Force Overcoming Early-Season Hurdles
    Every team starts its season with some level of uncertainty. That level of uncertainty was ratcheted up this season for the Air Force Falcons. As one of our nation’s five service academies, the ...
  • Nov 27, 2013 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    Headed into this weekend, I was very interested to see how Minnesota did against its in-state rival, then-No. 19 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, a team generally considered to be pretty good headed into this ...
  • Nov 26, 2013 Team of the Week: Nebraska-Omaha - by Joe Meloni
    About four weeks ago, Nebraska-Omaha was searching for answers. October ended, and the Mavericks were 2-4-0 following a sweep by Cornell and splits with Northern Michigan and Bentley. Series with Denver ...
  • Nov 22, 2013 Herd Immunity - by Avash Kalra
    If enough individuals within a population acquire immunity to a disease – say, by vaccination – that population as a whole becomes generally immune to that disease. That’s the theory ...
  • Nov 22, 2013 BU Loses Forward Hohmann Indefinitely - by Joe Meloni
    Just when things start looking up for Boston University, the Terriers face a potential setback. Junior forward Cason Hohmann is out indefinitely after sustaining a shoulder injury in Friday's 3-1 win ...
  • Nov 21, 2013 Carey-ing the Load - by Joshua Seguin
    The talk about St. Lawrence in the preseason centered around how it was going to replace All-American playmaker Kyle Flanagan, and if Greg Carey would be his normal, goal-scoring self without his presence. ...
  • Nov 21, 2013 Cavanaugh Preparing UConn for Future Success - by Joe Meloni
    Mike Cavanaugh knows what 2014-15 brings for Connecticut. He knows a move to Hockey East is a massive symbolic step for the fledgling program he took over this summer. He knows his players have to work ...
  • Nov 20, 2013 Team of the Week: Union - by Joe Meloni
    Following Saturday night's loss to Union, Rensselaer coach Seth Appert made it pretty clear what -- or who -- he felt the difference in the game was. Appert pointed to Union defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere ...
  • Nov 18, 2013 The Dowd Report
    Following its first Frozen Four appearance in program history, and then an offseason that saw renovations complete to its home arena in time for the start of the NCHC era, expectations were high at St. ...
  • Nov 18, 2013 Billett Gets His Chance - by Michael King
    Not many goaltenders have defeated college teams at the age of 16. As the starter for the U.S NTDP U-18, Thatcher Demko earned several wins against Division I opponents prior to deciding on a home to continue ...
  • Nov 16, 2013 Notre Dame Recruit Sonny Milano Now An Eagle
    Highly-touted Notre Dame recruit Sonny Milano will no longer matriculate to South Bend, and is instead headed to Boston College this coming fall, according to a source and since confirmed through multiple ...
  • Nov 15, 2013 Game of the Week: Miami-Wisconsin - by Dave Starman
    Miami and Wisconsin played a close-to-the-vest pair of games last season and this weekend should be no different. The pieces are red and white and the surface is a rink not chess board, but the game will ...
  • Nov 13, 2013 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    (Ryan Lambert writes "Second Thoughts" bi-weekly. In order to keep him on his leash a little, we made him alternate the column's focus between Eastern and Western schools. -ed.) After Friday's ...
  • Nov 12, 2013 NLI Primer; Early Signing Period Starts Wednesday
    With the National Letter of Intent's early signing period starting Wednesday for college hockey, now is a good time to go over exactly who signs an NLI, what it means, and when the agreement can be ...
  • Nov 12, 2013 Team of the Week: Clarkson - by Joshua Seguin
    Returning from an injury is one thing, but returning from an assault which cost a whole is season is another. Kevin Tansey, now a sophomore with Clarkson, was victimized July 2012. The incident, which ...
  • Nov 08, 2013 Following Ouellette, Maine Looks to Improve
    Martin Ouellette played well last Saturday night. Well enough for Maine to get a Hockey East win on the road against Massachusetts. But all of that was lost in a 17-second span in the second period. It ...
  • Nov 06, 2013 Commitment Q&A: Merrimack's Matt Foget - by Mike McMahon
    '97 forward Matt Foget committed to Merrimack College last week. Earlier this week, we caught up with the speedster to get his thoughts on the Warriors, his style, and why he ultimately chose college ...
  • Nov 05, 2013 Team of the Week: St. Cloud State - by Joe Meloni
    A year ago, it was frequently offense leading the way for St. Cloud State. With Hobey Baker winner Drew LeBlanc and a number of gifted offensive weapons available to SCSU coach Bob Motzko, goals were never ...
  • Nov 04, 2013 128 Seconds - by Avash Kalra
    Saturday night’s NCHC contest between Denver and Nebraska-Omaha may be remembered for UNO junior Josh Archibald’s game-winning goal in overtime – his second dramatic OT game winner in ...
  • Nov 02, 2013 Champ Yale Raises Banner, Looks Forward - by Joshua Seguin
    It seemed like just yesterday that Yale won its first national title. Friday night marked the final chapter in what was a quiet offseason of celebration for the Bulldogs, as the team raised its championship ...
  • Nov 01, 2013 Duluth Adjusting Well
    They say defense wins championships, and if the Minnesota-Duluth penalty kill so far is any indication, the Bulldogs are headed in the right direction. The blue line was a concern for the Bulldogs coming ...
  • Oct 29, 2013 Commitment Q&A: Robert Morris' Eric Israel - by Mike McMahon
    '95 defenseman Eric Israel committed to Robert Morris on Monday. The first-year Brockville (CCHL) defenseman hails from Michigan and spent last season plating at the Hill Academy. He's slated to ...
  • Oct 29, 2013 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    (Ryan Lambert writes "Second Thoughts" bi-weekly. In order to keep him on his leash a little, we made him alternate the column's focus between Eastern and Western schools. -ed.) The Big ...
  • Oct 29, 2013 Team of the Week: Cornell - by Joe Meloni
    Led by senior goaltender Andy Iles and an efficient power play, Cornell left a weekend series with Nebraska-Omaha with a pair of wins. A 5-3 win on Friday and a 4-3 victory Saturday gave the Big Red a ...
  • Oct 28, 2013 Tournament Benefitted All, ECAC Coaches Agree
    When Yale’s Kenny Agostino stepped on the Prudential Center ice for the Liberty Hockey invitational, it wasn’t for the first time. “‘It’s great,” Agostino, a Flanders ...
  • Oct 28, 2013 Providence Passing Each Test - by Joe Meloni
    Last March, Providence welcomed Massachusetts-Lowell to Schneider Arena on the final night of the regular season. A win, for the Friars, meant a Hockey East Regular Season Championship. Nate Leaman thinks ...
  • Oct 26, 2013 Minnesota, Boston College Go Toe-to-Toe in 3-3 Tie
    As Minnesota forward Travis Boyd said following Friday’s 3-3 tie with Boston College at Mariucci Arena, “We were hoping for a game like this.” Given the number of chances and back-and-forth ...
  • Oct 25, 2013 Michigan State Trying to Re-Establish Itself - by Michael King
    As with every college hockey season, most teams experience injuries. Though the nature and extent of these injured players varies across teams, conferences, and seasons, its impact on the game is undeniable. ...
  • Oct 25, 2013 Massachusetts Trying to Ride Renewed PP
    During the first intermission of last Friday's game against Michigan State, Massachusetts senior forward Branden Gracel had a word with Joel Hanley. Gracel had found an opening in front of the Spartans' ...
  • Oct 23, 2013 Team of the Week: Lake Superior State - by Joe Meloni
    Sweeping any opponent in college hockey isn't easy, but some catch eyes more than others. When [[Lake Superior]] State opened its season with two wins against Robert Morris, it wasn't a major surprise. ...
  • Oct 22, 2013 Michigan's Youngsters Step Up - by Joshua Seguin
    Michigan is trying to get back to the NCAA tournament after last year's absence, its first in 23 years. To do so, it knows it will have to win tough games, like those played against New Hampshire this ...
  • Oct 21, 2013 Garteig Taking Advantage of His Chance - by Joshua Seguin
    Replacing an all-American goaltender who led your team to a Frozen Four is no easy task, but Quinnipiac has made the transition look easy so far. Last season, Eric Hartrzell was arguably the best goaltender ...
  • Oct 18, 2013 Minnesota State Tries to Get Past Early Bumps
    Taking the west by storm last year, Minnesota State looked like a team to beat entering the postseason. With a new coach, Mike Hastings, leading the way, the Mavericks got back to the NCAA tournament ...
  • Oct 18, 2013 Commitment Q&A: Wisconsin's Matt Ustaski - by Mike McMahon
    Earlier this week Wisconsin received a commitment from towering 6-foot-6 winger Matt Ustaski, a Langley (BCHL) product by way of Illinois who will bring his talents to Madison in next fall. Ustaski took ...
  • Oct 17, 2013 Signs of Progress There for Clarkson - by Joshua Seguin
    Last season was a tough one in the North Country, as Clarkson struggled much of the season just to get a positive bounce. But inexperience was the biggest concern. This season, the team was picked to ...
  • Oct 17, 2013 ECAC Watch List
    For the first time since the 1989-90 season, the ECAC is home to the defending national champion. Yale's run through the NCAA tournament a season ago made it clear the league is not to be ignored when ...
  • Oct 17, 2013 ECAC Team Preview Capsules - by Joshua Seguin
    The ECAC will be as deep as it has been in many years. Last season, Yale broke a 24-year ECAC drought and won the national championship, something some people thought might never happen again. Furthermore ...
  • Oct 17, 2013 Q&A with ... UAA Coach Matt Thomas - by Adam Wodon
    Matt Thomas played at RIT before starting his coaching career as a graduate assistant under the late Shawn Walsh at Maine. He later went to the minor pro level, as an assistant and then a head coach for ...
  • Oct 17, 2013 Game of the Week: North Dakota at Miami - by Dave Starman
    Marquee matchups are worth waiting for. This one was in the works since December 2011. I was in a rink in Camrose, Alberta, getting ready to watch Team USA play Switzerland in a 2012 WJC pre-tourney game ...
  • Oct 16, 2013 Taking It Higher - by Joe Meloni
    Rensselaer goaltender Jason Kasdorf had the post covered. Not an inch was free. At 6-foot-4, Kasdorf specializes in taking up space. Even with the puck and an open skater dangling through the zone, there ...
  • Oct 16, 2013 WCHA Team Preview Capsules - by Michael King
    Alabama-Huntsville Head Coach: Mike Corbett 2012-13 Record: 3-21-1 (Independent) Changes: The major change for UAH comes in conference membership. Unlike the many other schools which flipped their ...
  • Oct 16, 2013 Breaking the Ice
    For six months, college hockey’s opening weekend is circled on calendars. For six months, there is one game everyone – players, coaches, fans and even media – looks forward to from Alfond ...
  • Oct 16, 2013 Commitment Q&A: Ala.-Huntsville's Roberts Smits - by Mike McMahon
    Alabama-Huntsville picked up another solid commitment from Latvian-born forward Roberts Smits. The 6-foot-1 winger came to the United States in 2011 and has been playing with Selects Hockey Academy in ...
  • Oct 15, 2013 Commitment Q&A: UAA's Cam Amantea - by Mike McMahon
    '94-born forward Cam Amantea is on his way to Anchorage after committing to the program earlier this week. The 5-foot-10, 181-pounder caught up with CHN to talk about his commitment. CHN: What made ...
  • Oct 15, 2013 Commitment Q&A: UConn's Ben Freeman - by Mike McMahon
    Connecticut secured a big - in more ways than one - part of their future on Monday when the Huskies received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-4 power forward Ben Freeman. The '96-born winger, who plays ...
  • Oct 15, 2013 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    (Ryan Lambert writes "Second Thoughts" bi-weekly. In order to keep him on his leash a little, we made him alternate the column's focus between Eastern and Western schools. -ed.) The thing ...
  • Oct 15, 2013 Team of the Week: Miami - by Joe Meloni
    Miami's season-opening games against Ohio State didn't count the way they used to. As former CCHA rivals, Miami and OSU used to play for a lot more than in-state bragging rights. Those bragging ...
  • Oct 14, 2013 NCHC Team Preview Capsules
    Colorado College Head Coach: Scott Owens 2012-13 Record: 18-19-5 overall, 11-13-4 WCHA (8th) Changes:  Last year’s graduating class included forwards Rylan Schwartz and William Rapuzzi ...
  • Oct 14, 2013 NCHC Watch List - by Avash Kalra
    5 Things to Watch Can St. Cloud return to the Frozen Four? Last season, St. Cloud remained, above all else, consistent, never losing more than two consecutive games throughout the course of the ...
  • Oct 14, 2013 The Past Influencing the Present - by Avash Kalra
    A successful season for Miami last year – by many program’s standards – ended abruptly with two stinging losses in the Red Hawks’ final three games. First, there was a 6-2 loss ...
  • Oct 14, 2013 Top 'Dogs
    Over 200 days separated last season’s WCHA playoff first-round departure and Minnesota-Duluth’s season opener this past weekend. And while a lot has changed for UMD in that span – a new ...
  • Oct 12, 2013 Welcome to The Show - by Adam Wodon
    He waited almost three years for this moment, but really, he'd been waiting most of his lifetime. Joe Battista, the godfather of Penn State hockey -- the long-time former club coach who moved into ...
  • Oct 12, 2013 Back in Boston - by Joe Meloni
    Stephen McKenna sat in different well-known rinks as a kid. He watched the Bruins sometimes. He'd go home those nights, to the rink the next day and think about that ice. Skating on it, becoming more ...
  • Oct 11, 2013 First of Many - by Joe Meloni
    Dave Quinn joked around a few days before Friday night's season opener against Massachusetts. The first-year Boston University head coach, out of the college game since 2009, admitted he didn't ...
  • Oct 10, 2013 Hockey East Team Preview Capsules - by Joe Meloni
    Boston College Head Coach: Jerry York 2012-13 Record: 22-12-4 (15-9-3 Hockey East) Changes: York is accustomed to losing high-end talent yearly. This season is no different. A senior class full of ...
  • Oct 10, 2013 Hockey East Watch List
    Hockey East's 30th season will be a year of many firsts. It will be the first time a team not named Boston College, Boston University, New Hampshire, Providence or Maine comes in as the defending ...
  • Oct 10, 2013 The Battle Within - by Joe Meloni
    A year ago, Massachusetts-Lowell coach Norm Bazin told everyone about this kid from Commerce, Mich., named Connor Hellebuyck. The rangy goaltender, drafted by the Winnipeg Jets, was going to play, Bazin ...
  • Oct 10, 2013 Building History
    An amusing thing happened when sitting down to talk with Penn State redshirt junior defenseman Nate Jensen and junior forward Tommy Olczyk about the upcoming hockey season, as Minnesota announcer Frank ...
  • Oct 10, 2013 Big Ten Team Preview Capsules
    Michigan Wolverines Head Coach: Red Berenson 2012-13 Record: 18-19-3 overall, 10-15-3 CCHA (7th) Changes: How do you replace defenseman Jacob Trouba, a one-and-done player who has already made his ...
  • Oct 10, 2013 Big Ten Watch List
    With a new college hockey year comes plenty of players to watch and storylines to follow. From a gold-medal winning captain to incoming freshmen to the conference itself, the Big Ten is looking at an interesting ...
  • Oct 10, 2013 Commitment Q&A: Providence's Matt Alvaro - by Mike McMahon
    Matt Alvaro, one of the top prospects in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, committed to Providence earlier this week. The 5-foot-9 forward, who was named OJHL Second Team All-Prospect last season ...
  • Oct 09, 2013 Atlantic Hockey Watch List
    5 Things to Watch Parity Last year, Atlantic Hockey sent two teams to the NCAA tournament for the first time in league history, as regular-season champion Niagara earned an at-large berth, while ...
  • Oct 09, 2013 Atlantic Hockey Team Preview Capsules
    American International Head Coach: Gary Wright 2012-13 Record: 12-17-6 overall, 9-12-6 AHA, (9th) Changes: The Yellow Jackets lost some key players following last season including goaltender Ben ...
  • Oct 09, 2013 Canisius Poised For More - by Adam Wodon
    When Canisius made its run to the NCAAs last year, including coming within a period of knocking off No. 1 Quinnipiac, it was surrounded with new-found attention. Its rags to riches story was obvious, feel ...
  • Oct 09, 2013 Commitment Q&A: Ala.-Huntsville's Max McHugh - by Mike McMahon
    Earlier this week '93-born forward Max McHugh, currently playing for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League, committed to Alabama-Huntsville for next fall. CHN caught up with ...
  • Oct 09, 2013 Commitment Q&A: Colgate's Michael Lata - by Mike McMahon
    6-foot-2 power forward Michael Lata ('95 birth year) committed to Colgate earlier this week. The Phillips Andover product, by way of Toronto, caught up with CHN to talk about his commitment, his style ...
  • Oct 08, 2013 UConn Focused on One Last Run in AHA - by Mike McMahon
    As a natural recruiter, looking ahead is part of Mike Cavanaugh’s DNA. But as he gets acclimated to his new job as head coach at Connecticut, the former Boston College associate head coach isn’t ...
  • Oct 07, 2013 Things to Watch - by Avash Kalra
    As we streamroll into 2013-14, there are some things you won't want to miss. 1. The Can’t Miss Games There are, of course, many intriguing games on the schedule, especially early in the ...
  • Oct 07, 2013 New Season Primer - by Joe Meloni
    When Massachusetts-Lowell, St. Cloud State, Quinnipiac and Yale arrived in Pittsburgh last April, the changing landscape of college hockey was evident. North Dakota wasn't there. Neither was Boston ...
  • Oct 04, 2013 Q&A with ... Ohio State Coach Steve Rohlik
    Steve Rohlik was brought in by Mark Osiecki to be an assistant coach the last few years. But after Osiecki was fired -- for still murky reasons -- by Ohio State last spring, Rohlik was temporarily left ...
  • Oct 02, 2013 Harvard's a Class Above in ECAC - by Jasper Kozak-Miller
    This is the third in our series of six conference recruiting previews. The ECAC's upward surge continues with another strong recruiting effort across the board. It starts with Harvard's successful ...
  • Sep 24, 2013 Jackson, Notre Dame Ready for Hockey East Test - by Joe Meloni
    Since Jeff Jackson arrived at Notre Dame ahead of the 2005-06 season, the Fighting Irish have become one of college hockey's most successful teams. Looking at television schedules and recruiting battles ...
  • Sep 19, 2013 Big Ten Coaches Excited for New Beginning
    The Big Ten, with all of its glitz and glamour as a major collegiate conference, is entering, by the admission of its six coaches, a new era that is full of words like “fresh” and “exciting.” “It ...
  • Sep 14, 2013 Michigan Recruit Bryson Cianfrone Signs in OHL - by Mike McMahon
    Bryson Cianfrone, a '95 defenseman slated to arrive at Michigan next fall, will reportedly signed with the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League, which will negate his NCAA eligibility. Cianfrone's ...
  • Sep 12, 2013 Minnesota Leads Big Ten Recruiting Class - by Jasper Kozak-Miller
    The first in our preseason series of incoming recruiting classes, conference-by-conference is the Big Ten, which starts play in 2013-14 after two years of buildup. The Best The Big Ten's first ...
  • Sep 09, 2013 The CHN Preseason Top 10 - by Joseph Edwards
    When the 2012-13 season began, Yale wasn't on the College Hockey News Top 10, let alone anyone else's. As the season went on, the Bulldogs were good, if not under the radar, en route to the 15th ...
  • Aug 17, 2013 Christian Dvorak Signs With London Knights - by Mike McMahon
      According to multiple sources, Wisconsin recruit Christian Dvorak will sign a contract with London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, negating his NCAA eligibility. Considered a top recruit ...
  • Jul 31, 2013 Off Balance: Special Report, Part IV
    I was a teammate of Jeff Teglia’s for two seasons at the University of Massachusetts. I interviewed Jeff three separate times over the course of his recovery from a concussion suffered on February ...
  • Jul 25, 2013 Off Balance: Special Report, Part III
    I was a teammate of Jeff Teglia’s for two seasons at the University of Massachusetts. I interviewed Jeff three separate times over the course of his recovery from a concussion suffered on February ...
  • Jul 25, 2013 Szmatula to Attend Northeastern
      Michael Szmatula will attend Northeaster after all. Earlier this offseason, the incoming freshman requested to be released from his National Letter of Intent, with sources indicating he was ...
  • Jul 24, 2013 Off Balance: Special Report, Part II
    The vulnerability of ice hockey goaltenders is unlike almost anything in sports. Hockey goalies are confined to an 8-foot by 6-foot blue crease in a contact sport with the expectation that they will not ...
  • Jul 22, 2013 Off Balance: Special Report, Part I
    I was a teammate of Jeff Teglia’s for two seasons at the University of Massachusetts. I interviewed Jeff three separate times over the course of his recovery from a concussion suffered on February ...
  • Jul 18, 2013 Northeastern, Szmatula Still Waiting
      Last month, Northeastern recruit Michael Szmatula, scheduled to be a freshman this fall, requested to be released from his National Letter of Intent in order to attend the University of Denver ...
  • Jul 08, 2013 UMass Recruit Willy Smith Signs With QMJHL
      ’96 forward Willy Smith, a UMass commitment, has decommitted from the program and signed a contract with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL. This past season with the Springfield Jr. Pics ...
  • Jun 12, 2013 Northeastern's Top Recruit Asks Out of NLI
    Michael Szmatula, one of the top scorers in the United States Hockey League this past season, has asked out of his National Letter of Intent in order to follow his junior coach, Jim Montgomery, to the ...
  • Apr 29, 2013 Former Maine Recruit Nick Roberto Picks BU
    Former Maine recruit Nick Roberto ('94), who decommitted to the Black Bears earlier this month, committed to Boston University on Monday. A product of Wakefield, Mass., the 5-foot-9 speedster scored ...
  • Apr 24, 2013 Q&A with Jim Montgomery - by Adam Wodon
    Jim Montgomery, who turns 44 in June, was named head coach at Denver last week. A 1993 graduate of Maine, Montgomery scored 103 goals with the Black Bears and won a national championship his senior year. ...
  • Apr 16, 2013 Montgomery Has Work to Do at Denver
    Jim Montgomery was officially introduced as Denver's new coach Monday. He replaces George Gwozdecky, who was recently fired after 19 seasons. "It's an honor for me to lead take over this ...
  • Apr 16, 2013 Osiecki Shocked By Dismissal at Ohio State - by Mike McMahon
    When Mark Osiecki walked into his office at Ohio State Monday morning, it was going to be just a normal day at the office. It turned out to be anything but that. Minutes after arriving, Osiecki says Ohio ...
  • Apr 14, 2013 The Night is Young's
    With its historic 4-0 win over conference rival Quinnipiac on Saturday night, Yale made all kinds of history – most notably, by being the first team to topple three No. 1 seeds, becoming the first ...
  • Apr 14, 2013 Bobcats Can't Get Bounces - by Scott McLaughlin
    As the second period was coming to an end, Quinnipiac goalie Eric Hartzell moved the puck around the boards and out of harm's way. Yale defenseman Gus Young kept it in the zone and flicked a seemingly ...
  • Apr 14, 2013 Yale's Killers Elite - by Mike McMahon
    It could have, and maybe should have, been a disaster. Midway through Yale’s 4-0 national championship win over Quinnipiac, the Bulldogs glanced up at the Consol Energy Center scoreboard and saw ...
  • Apr 14, 2013 Malcolm Takes the Cake - by Joe Meloni
    Jeff Malcolm forgot Saturday's date completely. He remembered to turn his phone off Saturday morning, but it wasn't the date that led him to this. It was his plans for the evening -- a national ...
  • Apr 14, 2013 Paying It Forward - by Adam Wodon
    Keith Allain's playing career was over. Having graduated Yale, and played in Europe, an injury signaled the end. It was 1984 and a career in business was ahead, a perfectly fine profession for a Yale ...
  • Apr 13, 2013 Dream Matchup For Long-Time Bench Figure - by Adam Wodon
    Though the schools play in the same league, and -- in case you haven't heard -- are seven miles apart, the connections between Yale and Quinnipiac, historically, are tenuous at best. The same cannot ...
  • Apr 13, 2013 Yale Wins National Championship - by Mike McMahon
    Midway through the second period, Yale junior forward Clinton Bourbonais took a charging penalty to put his team at a 5-on-3 disadvantage. The Bulldogs got the kill, though. About eight minutes later ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Fast Start Propels Quinnipiac Past St. Cloud - by Mike McMahon
    Since they entered the NCAA tournament as the top overall seed as top team in the PairWise, a title they held from wire-to-wire this season, the Quinnipiac Bobcats have repeatedly been asked to answer ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Samuels-Thomas Leads Quinnipiac to Title Game
    If you weren’t sure you’d ever see Quinnipiac and Yale play for the national championship, imagine how Bobcats junior forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas felt two years ago, sitting in his living ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Sluggish Start Dooms St. Cloud - by Scott McLaughlin
    It didn't take long for Thursday's semifinal to start going downhill for St. Cloud State. Joey Benik got called for hooking 1:42 into the game, and Quinnipiac -- whose one weak spot this ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Langlois Has Quinnipiac at Top of the Class - by Mike McMahon
    Quinnipiac senior forward Jeremy Langlois was lighting the Eastern Junior Hockey League on fire in 2008. As a result, swarms of NCAA coaches were practically falling over each other for some much-coveted ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Like Father, Like Son?
    No matter the result of Saturday night’s intra-state title showdown between No. 1 overall seed Quinnipiac and giant-slayer Yale, someone will bring a second national championship ring back to his ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Quinnipiac, Yale Gear Up For Final Showdown - by Joe Meloni
    Twenty days ago, Yale and Quinnipiac played for the third time of the season. In front of just enough to people to fill a lecture hall at either of the universities, Yale and Quinnipiac played in the ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Sneddon Thrilled to See New ECAC National Champ - by Adam Wodon
    Every year, the 1972 Miami Dolphins alumni get together to celebrate when the last undefeated team of an NFL season finally loses. The sentiment has not been the same for Harvard's 1989 alums. Harvard ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Quinnipiac Blue Line Quietly Dominates - by Scott McLaughlin
    Hobey Hat Trick finalist Eric Hartzell has grown accustomed to being in the spotlight. Top forwards Connor and Kellen Jones, Matthew Peca, Jeremy Langlois and Jordan Samuels-Thomas have all ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Yale's Second Liners Top Notch - by Mike McMahon
    With sufficient time to fully digest Thursday’s 3-2 win over Massachusetts-Lowell in the national semifinal, Yale coach Keith Allain sat before the press on Friday morning ready to answer questions ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Frozen Four Semifinal Notebook
    Both Yale's Andrew Miller and Quinnipiac's Jeremy Langlois scored important goals in their teams' national semifinal wins on Thursday. They also surpassed career milestones after their performances. Miller's ...
  • Apr 12, 2013 Hockey Humanitarian Award: J. Tucker Mullin
    Whether they were opponents in high school, or teammates at the Junior A level, J. Tucker Mullin and Thomas E. Smith were, simply, two close friends. When Smith suffered a devastating spinal cord injury ...
  • Apr 11, 2013 Frozen Four Notebook: Wednesday Edition - by Mike McMahon
    As much as Connor Hellebuyck, Massachusetts-Lowell’s freshman goalie, has been heralded as the team’s most valuable player throughout this run to the Frozen Four, defenseman Chad Ruhwedel has ...
  • Apr 11, 2013 ECAC Presence in Frozen Four Not a Fluke - by Adam Wodon
    It's a noticeable, and oft-mentioned, theme of this year's Frozen Four that no "traditional powers" have made it. Last year, Ferris State and Union made the Frozen Four, and others have ...
  • Apr 11, 2013 Yale Plays First Fiddle to Hockey East Champs - by Mike McMahon
    The game was almost a microcosm of Massachusetts-Lowell’s season. Falling behind early to Yale in the national semifinal, the River Hawks quickly flipped the switch, striking for two goals inside ...
  • Apr 11, 2013 Miller's Time
    Coming into the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four, Yale senior captain Andrew Miller needed just one more assist to match former Bulldog Bob Brooke as the program's all-time assists leader. Miller, who has assisted ...
  • Apr 11, 2013 Ready at a Moment's Notice
    When given the opportunity to perform on a stage like the NCAA Frozen Four – in front of thousands of fans, a national television audience and NHL scouts galore – some players just find away ...
  • Apr 11, 2013 Strong Yale Blue Line Stands Tall - by Joe Meloni
    The first shift after a goal is dangerous in any circumstance. Those seconds following a tally that turns a comfortable, 2-0 lead into a desperate 2-1 battle often decide games. Thursday night, Yale defensemen ...
  • Apr 11, 2013 Lowell Legless in Loss - by Scott McLaughlin
    Two goals in 14 seconds. It should've been a huge momentum swing. Up until Riley Wetmore scored with 5:22 left in the second, Massachusetts-Lowell had been totally dominated by Yale. The River Hawks ...
  • Apr 11, 2013 A Season of Firsts - by Joe Meloni
    Massachusetts-Lowell's season of firsts ended on Thursday night. The River Hawks lost, 3-2, to Yale in overtime of the first national semifinal at the CONSOL Energy Center. The defeat cut UML's ...
  • Apr 11, 2013 The Recruiting Trail: April 11, 2013 - by Mike McMahon
    '93 Forward Steven Iacobellis, Massachusetts (2013) In his third full season in the BCHL, Iacobellis totaled 44 points (15 goals, 29 assists) in 39 games between Cowichan and Salmon Arm this ...
  • Apr 10, 2013 FF: Riley's Vision - by Scott McLaughlin
    It isn't a stretch to call Norm Bazin a savior of the Massachusetts-Lowell hockey program. He took over a team that had won just five games in 2010-11, and immediately took it to the NCAA tournament. ...
  • Apr 10, 2013 Malcolm's in the Middle of Yale's Success - by Joe Meloni
    Every save is important to Yale goaltender Jeff Malcolm. No matter the shooter, the angle or the score, Malcolm thinks he can stop them all. They're all the same. He doesn't remember any singular ...
  • Apr 10, 2013 Following His Leader - by Scott McLaughlin
    Norm Bazin isn't the only River Hawk who made the move from Hamilton College to Massachusetts-Lowell two years ago. With Bazin came defenseman Joe Houk, who was a Division III First Team All-American ...
  • Apr 10, 2013 Q&A with ... Tim Whitehead - by Adam Wodon
    Tim Whitehead was released from his contract this week, after 12 years as Maine's head coach. He originally took over on an interim basis while Shawn Walsh was undergoing cancer treatment. But Walsh ...
  • Apr 10, 2013 Root Comes Home - by Joe Meloni
    Jesse Root's crowning moment of the 2013 NCAA tournament came nine seconds into Yale's first game. Racing to the net, he redirected a pass from Kenny Agostino past Minnesota goaltender Adam Wilcox ...
  • Apr 10, 2013 New Experiences Don't Faze St. Cloud - by Adam Wodon
    None of the teams in Pittsburgh have Frozen Four experience, which puts everyone on even footing. But don't tell Bob Motzko that these teams are any less deserving or worthy of being there. "The ...
  • Apr 10, 2013 More of the Same - by Joe Meloni
    Quinnipiac goaltender Eric Hartzell's status as one of the nation's best was cemented -- if it still had to be -- with his nomination to the 2013 Hobey Hat Trick. Previously named a finalist for ...
  • Apr 10, 2013 Pecknold, Quinnipiac Have Grown Together - by Scott McLaughlin
    Although Quinnipiac's roster includes 11 seniors, the program itself is young. The Bobcats jumped to Division I just 15 years ago, and Rand Pecknold has been their head coach for the entire build-up ...
  • Apr 09, 2013 Brooks to Dahl to Motzko - by Avash Kalra
    Certainly, Pittsburgh-bound St. Cloud made its share of history this season, as the Huskies advanced to their first-ever NCAA Frozen Four. And while the “making” of that history has undoubtedly ...
  • Apr 09, 2013 Remembering Yale's 1952 Run - by Adam Wodon
    Yale is the only team remaining in this year's NCAA tournament to ever make the Frozen Four before -- 61 years ago. That nugget of information has provided the opportunity for us to reach back in time ...
  • Apr 08, 2013 Frozen Four Capsule: Quinnipiac - by Joe Meloni
    Resume: ECAC Regular-Season Champion, 29-7-5, East Regional Champion Quinnipiac's run to the Frozen Four hit a snag in the ECAC tournament. The Bobcats dropped a semifinal, 3-0, to Brown, leading ...
  • Apr 08, 2013 Frozen Four Capsule: Massachusetts-Lowell - by Joe Meloni
    Resume: Hockey East Regular-Season and Tournament Champion, 28-10-2, Northeast Regional Champion Massachusetts-Lowell arrives in Pittsburgh with the best record in the nation since Dec. 8. At that point ...
  • Apr 08, 2013 Frozen Four Capsule: St. Cloud State - by Joe Meloni
    Resume: WCHA Regular-Season Co-Champion, 25-15-1, Midwest Regional Champion In its final season in the WCHA, St. Cloud State pieced together one of its best-ever regular seasons. Aside from essentially ...
  • Apr 08, 2013 Frozen Four Capsule: Yale - by Joe Meloni
    Resume: 20-12-3, West Regional Champion Three weeks ago, Yale's place in the NCAA tournament was out of its hands entirely. After losing to Union in the ECAC semifinal and Quinnipiac in the ECAC consolation ...
  • Apr 08, 2013 Preview: Mass.-Lowell vs. Yale - by Joe Meloni
    For any of the four teams involved in this year's Frozen Four, a win on Saturday night would clinch a first-ever national championship. In fact, only Yale has ever advanced even this far and not since ...
  • Apr 08, 2013 Preview: Quinnipiac vs. St. Cloud State - by Joe Meloni
    For any of the four teams involved in this year's Frozen Four, a win on Saturday night would clinch a first-ever national championship. In fact, only Yale has ever advanced even this far and not since ...
  • Apr 05, 2013 Behind the Music - by Adam Wodon
    Athletic director Jack McDonald has seen this Quinnipiac baby grow into a man over these last 18 years. And now, after years of putting this program together, not only does McDonald get to enjoy his team's ...
  • Apr 05, 2013 Keystone State of Mind
    When the puck drops at Consol Energy Center next week for the Frozen Four, Pennsylvania will celebrate a new stage of college hockey in the state. Not only will this mark the first time the men’s ...
  • Apr 05, 2013 A College Hockey Fan's Guide to Pittsburgh
    Getting there Pittsburgh isn’t particularly close to any of the Frozen Four teams, so most of you will be flying. Be aware that the airport is about 20 minutes west of downtown. There are buses ...
  • Apr 02, 2013 Top Massachusetts High Schooler Commits to UNH
    Malden Catholic sophomore center Ara Nazarian has verbally committed to New Hampshire. One of the top players in Massachusetts this past season, Nazarian led the Lancers to their third Super 8 championship ...
  • Apr 01, 2013 ET: Peca's Hat Trick Carries QU to Frozen Four
    All season, Quinnipiac's success has come from an effort from the field. No single star up front -- the team's top five scorers are separated by just four goals, six total points. "Championship ...
  • Apr 01, 2013 Regional Sites: No Easy Answers - by Mike Machnik
    Campus sites or neutral regional sites? It's become the hot topic of late, with regard to the NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Tournament. The tournament moved to regional sites in 1992, with two single-elimination ...
  • Mar 31, 2013 ET: Patch Works - by Joe Meloni
    Patch Alber skated back toward Boston College goaltender Parker Milner. Slowly, he drifted forward, his head and shoulders drooping the same way they had for countless seniors across the country these ...
  • Mar 31, 2013 NE: There's Always Next Year - by Joshua Seguin
    In its last three NCAA tournament appearances, New Hampshire has won a first round game but failed to advance to the Frozen Four. Friday night, the Wildcats defeated Denver in the first round and advanced ...
  • Mar 31, 2013 ET: Union Overwhelmed BC With Special Team, Mobile Defense
    Union's power play wasn't that good heading into the East Regional. In fact, at 1-for-13 in as many chances, it was actually pretty bad. But the Dutchmen scored three power-play goals Saturday ...
  • Mar 31, 2013 MW: Standing at the Edge - by Avash Kalra
    Now for eight consecutive seasons, the Miami RedHawks – led by head coach and alumnus Enrico Blasi – have won at least 23 games and made an NCAA tournament appearance. In the previous seven ...
  • Mar 31, 2013 MW: Cloud In the Sky - by Avash Kalra
    The matchups on paper for the Midwest Regional final, pitting St. Cloud State against Miami, were tantalizing. After all, there was the second-most prolific offense in the nation (St. Cloud) taking on ...
  • Mar 31, 2013 ET: 70 Minutes to Save Its Season - by Joe Meloni
    At 8 minutes, 2 seconds of Saturday night's East Regional semifinal, Quinnipiac's season changed. Matthew Peca scored his 12th goal of the season to halve a two-goal deficit against a Canisius ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 NE: DeSmith Comes on for UNH - by Michael King
    During the first 20 minutes of Friday's NCAA first-round matchup against Denver, New Hampshire goaltender Casey DeSmith faced a barrage of Pioneer shots, 19 in total. Given that DeSmith's play ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 NE: Denver Has Nothing Special - by Joshua Seguin
    In a game that Denver had control of for most of the first 30 minutes, its opponent exploited a weakness that had reared its ugly head at multiple points during the season for the Pioneers -- penalties ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 ET: Cavanaugh Remembered Again For Canisius' Past - by Adam Wodon
    Brian Cavanaugh coached Canisius through 24 years. Twenty-four years of being a club team, a Division III team, and ultimately a Division I team. He coached them through playing at two community rinks ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 MW: Hanowski Steps Into the Spotlight - by Avash Kalra
    Despite just a 1-9 all-time record in the NCAA tournament, St. Cloud’s trip No. 9 is off to a strong start, as the Huskies delivered one of their most dominant postseason wins in program history ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 MW: End of the Rainbow - by Avash Kalra
    Falling behind in a game isn’t something that’s necessarily novel for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who skated into the Midwest Regional this weekend as the No. 1 seed after winning the final ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 WT: North Dakota Buckles in Third
    After the strongest postseason imaginable by the North Dakota penalty-kill unit, a rare lapse couldn’t have possibly come at a worse time. But Yale took advantage, as regional MVP Jesse Root popped ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 WT: Root Leads Yale to First Frozen Four in 61 Years
    North Dakota’s over-turned goal two-and-a-half minutes into the first period was probably the worst best thing that could have happened to Yale en route to its 4-1 win over North Dakota in Saturday’s ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 MW: Goose Egg Hunt - by Avash Kalra
    Until he allowed four goals in just over 30 minutes of play in last weekend’s CCHA semifinal game against Michigan, Ryan McKay’s young career had gone rather smoothly between the pipes for ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 MW: Midwest Regional Notebook - by Avash Kalra
    Home of the Walleye Toledo’s Huntington Center, which played host to the NCAA Midwest Regional this weekend, is also home to the Toledo Walleye – an ECHL team that serves as a dual-affiliate ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 NE: Northeast Regional Notebook - by Michael King
    Hockey is a game of possession. Though exceptions certainly exist, there is almost always a correlation between possession differential and the result on the ice. With two of New Hampshire's top centers ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 ET: East Regional Notebook - by Mike McMahon
    The end was in sight for Canisius. Just over 12 minutes to go. A two-goal lead over top-ranked Quinnipiac. Somehow, it appeared the Canisius Golden Griffins, a team that snuck into the NCAA tournament ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 NE: Loss Doesn't Diminish Canisius' Special Run - by Joe Meloni
    Keep getting better. Just three words. Out of context, they don't mean much. A maxim coaches at every level of every sport preach to their teams. Focus on one thing to improve on, and a team will ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 NE: Wilson Does It Again - by Scott McLaughlin
    As the second period of Saturday's Northeast regional final wore on, it started to feel like a first-goal-wins type of game. The question became who would step up and play the role of hero. Not so ...
  • Mar 30, 2013 ET: Oh, Bui
    Kevin Bui isn't the player expected to score a double overtime game winner in the quarterfinal round of the ECAC playoffs. And he's definitely not the player you expect to win the go-ahead goal ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 MW: Midwest Regional Preview - by Avash Kalra
    A pair of CCHA vs. WCHA first round matchups highlights the NCAA Midwest Regional this weekend, and of course, the winner of the regional final (Sunday, 1:30 p.m. ET) will advance to the NCAA Frozen Four ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 MW: Maverick Has the Ball - by Avash Kalra
    Minnesota State’s rookie goaltender Stephon Williams is already the Mavericks’ top gun, so to speak, but now that he’s the newly-minted WCHA Rookie of the Year, it’s unlikely that ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 NE: Three-Zone Star - by Joshua Seguin
    When Joseph Pendenza steps on the ice for Massachusetts-Lowell on Friday night, he will do so as a junior leader and as the scoring leader for his River Hawks. But Pendenza has impressed UML coach Norm ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 ET: Rediscovering Himself - by Joe Meloni
    By now, the name Cory Conacher resonates with most college hockey fans. The Tampa Bay Lightning winger  is among the favorites for the NHL's Calder Trophy -- awarded to the league's rookie ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 ET: Something to Prove - by Joe Meloni
    It seemed inevitable, really. The way Quinnipiac torched the rest of the ECAC during the regular season, last weekend's ECAC tournament in Atlantic City, N.J., had to fall their way. Even with the ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 ET: Canisius' Journey Started From Single Step - by Adam Wodon
    There's a thousand stories in the naked city. You just have to look for them. As it goes for the day-to-day underbelly of New York City, it goes in Division I college hockey as well. Canisius is ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 WT: Agostino Shines in Whirlwind Week
    Some fans of the Calgary Flames were left wondering, “who’s that?” earlier this week about newly acquired Kenny Agostino, but the Minnesota Golden Gophers got to know him quite well Friday. Yale’s ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 WT: Minnesota Left Stunned After First Round Exit
    The game probably wasn’t ever supposed to be this close. Minnesota was coming into the NCAA West Regional as an overall No. 2 seed with a veteran team fresh off a Frozen Four appearance the year ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 NE: Uncharacteristic Mistakes Cost Wisconsin - by Scott McLaughlin
    Wisconsin entered Friday fresh off a WCHA tournament championship, sporting the second-best record in the country since Jan. 1. Given that its opponent, Massachusetts-Lowell, had the best record during ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 WT: Perfect For 59 Minutes
    According to North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol, the word of the day Friday for his team was resiliency. That’s exactly what it took to figure out Carsen Chubak. A stellar start to the national postseason ...
  • Mar 29, 2013 NE: One Year Later, Lowell Taking Care of Business - by Mike Machnik
    One year ago, Massachusetts-Lowell took a 3-0 lead against Miami in its first NCAA tournament game in 16 years, then saw the RedHawks come back to tie before the River Hawks squeaked out a win in overtime. Combined ...
  • Mar 28, 2013 WT: West Regional Preview - by Timothy O'Donnell
    This regional in Grand Rapids includes a pair of WCHA powerhouses that both are leaving for separate conferences next year. If North Dakota and Minnesota meet in the Regional Final, it could be the last ...
  • Mar 28, 2013 ET: Atlantic Hockey Hopes for Growth - by Mike McMahon
    The landscape of college hockey is rapidly changing. It isn’t just the advent of two new leagues on the horizon for next season, and the end of another, but the gap between the bottom and the top ...
  • Mar 28, 2013 NE: Northeast Regional Preview - by Joshua Seguin
    The Northeast Regional in Manchester, N.H., features two different storylines among the four teams. Wisconsin and Massachusetts-Lowell both rode massive hot streaks to their respective conference championships ...
  • Mar 28, 2013 NE: Kerdiles, Badgers Look to 'Keep Rolling'
    Keep rolling. That’s the motto for Wisconsin this week. And, considering what Wisconsin accomplished in the past two weeks, it’s fitting. “Everyone has good spirits in the locker room,” ...
  • Mar 28, 2013 NE: Bazin The Right Man for the Job
    Nearly two decades ago, a Massachusetts-Lowell senior forward named Norm Bazin helped lead his team to the NCAA tournament. One university employee took note of the unique and mature qualities of this ...
  • Mar 28, 2013 WT: Warning Shot
    Although every team entering the NCAA tournament wants to be coming into the single-elimination tournament playing their best hockey, that’s not possible. The five conference tournaments make sure ...
  • Mar 28, 2013 NE: UNH Looks to Start a New Chapter - by Joshua Seguin
    It’s March and New Hampshire fans are again a bit worried coming into the Northeast Regional. Despite every season being anew, the memories of seasons past linger. It is a cruel story at times to ...
  • Mar 28, 2013 ET: East Regional Preview - by Joe Meloni
    For the four teams traveling to Providence, R.I., for the East Regional of the NCAA tournament, the path was very different. The field contains the defending national champion, a national semifinalist ...
  • Mar 28, 2013 NE: Know Your Enemy - by Joshua Seguin
    When Denver and New Hampshire square off on Friday night in the Northeast Regional semifinal, the Denver bench will include a face that both teams are very familiar with. Before last season, longtime UNH ...
  • Mar 28, 2013 Play the CHN Bracket Contest
    College Hockey News is proud to present the 2013 CHN Bracket Contest. Head to the Bracket Page and enter your picks for the 2009 NCAA tournament. Earn points for selecting the games correctly. The top ...
  • Mar 27, 2013 Mo' Money, Mo' Regionalization ... Now What? - by Adam Wodon
    In the aftermath of the committee's decision to maximize attendance to its fullest, it's worth thinking further about what this means for the future. The biggest question left is whether this ...
  • Mar 27, 2013 MacDonald Happy for Former Lowell Players - by Mike McMahon
    What do Riley Wetmore, Derek Arnold, Josh Holmstrom, Scott Wilson, Joseph Pendenza and Chad Ruhwedel, just to name a few, all have in common? Yes, they all just won a Hockey East championship with Massachusetts-Lowell ...
  • Mar 26, 2013 Michigan's Magic Comes to An End
    Jeff Jackson woke up the morning of March 10 and exhaled. The Notre Dame coach checked the score of the previous night’s game between Michigan State and Alaska, saw that the Spartans had survived ...
  • Mar 26, 2013 Quinn's Dream Job - by Scott McLaughlin
    On Feb. 17, the Nashville Predators arrived in Denver for a game against the Colorado Avalanche the next afternoon. Nashville forward Colin Wilson called up Colorado assistant coach David Quinn to see ...
  • Mar 26, 2013 Gone Into History - by Adam Wodon
    Teams have come and gone to the CCHA -- Kent State, Illinois-Chicago, St. Louis, Ohio University, Nebraska-Omaha. Now, it's all gone. An entire 42-year history, gone. It's hard to believe a league ...
  • Mar 24, 2013 Notre Dame Caps Reversal of Fortune
    Last season, Notre Dame went through a tumultuos second-half tumble that left them grasping for answers. This season, when a mid-season stumble came, the Irish knew how to right the ship. The end result ...
  • Mar 24, 2013 NCAA Bracket Projection: Big Questions for Committee - by Mike Machnik
    With two scenarios remaining before the final CCHA Championship on Sunday between Notre Dame and Michigan, the committee has had more time than usual to consider the options. Some interesting possibilities ...
  • Mar 24, 2013 Wisconsin Caps Magical Run to Title
    There was a point late in the second period of Saturday’s WCHA Final Five championship game when Tyler Barnes had a breakaway on Colorado College goaltender Joe Howe. If he scored, Wisconsin would ...
  • Mar 24, 2013 One Goal Short
    Although visibly emotional after a 3-2 loss to Wisconsin, Colorado College stood tall on Saturday night in St. Paul. A world of emotions stirred among the seniors, who combined had played 951 games of ...
  • Mar 24, 2013 Putting Itself on the Map
    Canisius is a team that most fans across the country don't pay much attention to, let alone have heard of. That is all changing. Even in the league, Canisius was left for dead this year. But in the ...
  • Mar 24, 2013 Bear-ing Its All - by Joshua Seguin
    Brown made it to its first ECAC final since 1993 and gave eventual champion, Union, everything it could handle and then some. Despite going down 3-0, early in the second period the Bears continued to claw ...
  • Mar 24, 2013 Parker's Career Ends in Championship Loss - by Joe Meloni
    Jack Parker walked around TD Garden on Saturday afternoon. Hours before the 2013 Hockey East championship game, Parker recalled some of his better evenings in the building. Beanpots and playoff games won ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Howe It's Done
    Continuing its underdog success, Colorado College shut out Minnesota, 2-0, in the WCHA Final Five semifinal. The player of the game wasn’t Colorado College’s Rylan Schwartz, even though he ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 St. Cloud State's Frustrating End
    St. Cloud State fought and battled with a tough Wisconsin team on Friday afternoon. Ultimately the Huskies proved their own worst enemy, losing to the Badgers, 4-1, in Friday's WCHA semifinal. Despite ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Uncharacteristic Defensive Mistakes Doom Boston College - by Michael King
    For the first time since 2009, Boston College will not win the Hockey East tournament championship. The Eagles fell, 6-3, to rival Boston University Friday night at the TD Garden in the second semifinal ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Union Shows Old Form - by Joshua Seguin
    Union had its share of post-Frozen Four-hangover ups and downs this season. But things have come together, and Friday, the Dutchmen appeared to be on the kind of mission they were on last year. The 5-0 ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Maguire Steers BU to Hockey East Title Game - by Joe Meloni
    Boston University goaltender Sean Maguire looked to his left and saw Johnny Gaudreau. The puck moved quickly to Pat Mullane and then to Steven Whitney. No matter the sight, the picture was never less dangerous ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Imbalance of Power
    Minnesota had many opportunities to use its No. 1-ranked power play to place itself next to Wisconsin in Saturday's championship game. But five lost opportunities later, the Gophers skated off with ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Wisconsin, Colorado College at Their Best
    Desperate times call for desperate measures. In the case of Wisconsin and Colorado College, desperate teams playing for their season make for some of the best hockey. For the third time in four years ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Crisp Win Sends Notre Dame to Final
    Notre Dame has, at times, struggled for consistency this season. But with everything on the line in Saturday's CCHA semifinal, the Irish put it all together. Using a stifling defense and a strong power ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Hjelle Helped Ohio State Get Back on Track
    This wasn’t the easiest of weeks for Brady Hjelle. Thursday, Ohio State’s senior goaltender was left off the list of Hobey Baker Award finalists, despite posting a .935 save percentage this ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Yale's Frustration Apparent in Loss - by Joshua Seguin
    Yale is a team that often relies upon its high-octane offense to win them games. But when that high-powered offense struggles to find the back of the net, it's not a good sign. This weekend, Yale's ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Uncharted Waters
    For a team that prides itself on defense and goaltending, Miami was left shaken Saturday. Miami took a beating from the red-hot Michigan Wolverines in the second game of the CCHA Championship semifinals ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Bracket ABCs: Final Projection - by Adam Wodon
    Sunday's CCHA championship game win by Notre Dame over Michigan brought everything into focus. It means Michigan's run of 22 straight years in the NCAAs is over, and Yale sneaks in as the final ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Leading from the Back
    Chad Ruhwedel knows what it feels like to skate in the Hockey East tournament. He's tasted defeat, last year, it came at the hands of Providence in a three-game series. The Friars knocked Massachusetts-Lowell ...
  • Mar 23, 2013 Hitting Its Stride - by Joshua Seguin
    Up and down its lineup, Union had the talent all season to put together a run. Coming off a Frozen Four appearance, it seemed like the Dutchmen were capable of something similar. Inconsistency plagued ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 Lowell's Life of Riley - by Scott McLaughlin
    If it was anyone else, Norm Bazin wouldn't have let him play. But Riley Wetmore isn't anyone else. He's the heart and soul of the Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks, their lone captain for each ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 Atlantic Hockey Preview - by Timothy O'Donnell
    For the first time since 2007, Air Force and RIT are not in the Atlantic Hockey semifinals, meaning someone else will represent the league in the NCAA Tournament. Air Force was knocked off by an upstart ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 New Blood - by Timothy O'Donnell
    This weekend is the seventh Atlantic Hockey Championship to be held at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. In the previous six years, just two different teams have won the championship: Air Force and RIT. Air ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 Hockey East Semifinal Preview
    The matchups couldn't be more different. One boasts a battle between two teams that have gone from Hockey East bottom dwellers to title contenders in a matter of two seasons under new coaching regimes. ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 ECAC Preview - by Joshua Seguin
    The road to Atlantic City has ended with four teams advancing to the semifinals this weekend. Brown is the biggest surprise of the four and could cause a stir in the NCAA tournament picture if it were ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 Rise of the Tiger
    Colorado College coach Scott Owens said it all following Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over North Dakota in the WCHA Final Five. “If you would have said that on the fifth of January, after ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 Missed Opportunities End North Dakota's Streak
    With more than 17,000 in attendance for Thursday’s matchup between North Dakota and Colorado College, a sea of green and white jerseys painted the stands of the Xcel Energy Center where North Dakota ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 Third Line's the Charm
    Providence's third line was on fire last Friday night in Game 1 of the Friars' quarterfinal series against New Hampshire. So much so, in fact, that by Saturday's game freshman Nick Saracino ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 CCHA Preview - by Avash Kalra
    Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena has hosted the CCHA championship weekend every season since 1982, and this weekend, will do so again – and for the final time – in the conference’s concluding ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 UMass-Lowell Overcomes Frustrating Start to Advance - by Michael King
    After executing its coach's game plan and strategy to near perfection in a dominant second period, Massachusetts-Lowell earned little reward for its effort, still behind on the scoreboard by a goal ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 Bubble Buster
    All season, Niagara dominated Atlantic Hockey, giving the conference a lot of recognition by being well within range of an at-large bid to the NCAAs. But in losing Friday to Canisius, Niagara actually ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 Just Not Enough
    There's no question that Jon Gillies was the backbone of Providence's success all season long. His dominant rookie campaign carried a young Friars team to the Hockey East semifinals, and his dominant ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 Quinnipiac Licks Its Wounds, Looks For Redemption - by Joshua Seguin
    Quinnipiac entered the weekend assured of the top seed in the NCAAs, and will go out the same way. But it didn't look like such a team on this night. In a top to bottom struggle, from the goaltender ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 Re-loaded Top Guns Fueling Badgers' Postseason Run
    Wisconsin’s head coach Mike Eaves was anxious to see how his newest recruit, Nic Kerdiles, would fit with juniors Mark Zengerle and Tyler Barnes on the same line. On paper, the trio looked to be ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 A Bruin Storm - by Joshua Seguin
    Entering the ECAC Tournament as the seventh seed, and years removed from glory, few expected much out of Brown. But after dismantling arguably the top team in the country, and threatening to throw the ...
  • Mar 22, 2013 WCHA Final Five Semifinal Preview
    And then there were four. The WCHA Final Five opened Thursday with two contrasting games where Minnesota State and North Dakota saw their chances for the Broadmoor Trophy end. In the opener, Wisconsin ...
  • Mar 21, 2013 Wilcox a Difference Maker for Title-Seeking Gophers - by Scott McLaughlin
    Going into this season, Minnesota coach Don Lucia planned to rotate his goalies for the first few weeks before making any decisions about whether or not one of them would become his full-time starter. The ...
  • Mar 21, 2013 Minnesota State Left Battered After Loss
    As if losing its first Final Five game in 10 years, resoundingly, wasn't bad enough, Minnesota State was bloodied in ways that could linger beyond this week. Not only did they fall, 7-2, to Wisconsin ...
  • Mar 21, 2013 Wisconsin Earns the Long and Short of It
    Scoring a shorthanded goal in hockey is like pulling the rug out from your opponent’s feet. Going from having a man advantage to down a goal is quite the turnaround and creates momentum that is tough ...
  • Mar 20, 2013 WCHA Final Five Preview
    The WCHA Final Five has always been a celebration of college hockey, where fans of different schools in the conference get together to fill the Xcel Energy Center as an end-of-the-year tradition. This ...
  • Mar 20, 2013 Maverick Transformation
    Last March, following a fourth consecutive season spent laboring near the bottom of the WCHA, Minnesota State headedto overtime with the second-seeded Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in the first round of the ...
  • Mar 20, 2013 Hobey Hopeful List in Flux - by Joe Meloni
    With Championship Weekend kicking off Thursday afternoon in St. Paul, Minn., conference tournaments and the NCAA tournament hold the attention of most. Thursday, however, will also reveal the 10 finalists ...
  • Mar 19, 2013 Bracket ABCs: Championship Weekend Edition - by Adam Wodon
    This is our last Bracket ABCs until Saturday. Much of the updating will take place in quick form, now, on our Pairwise Live Blog throughout the weekend. Hopefully, by now, everyone is utilizing our You ...
  • Mar 19, 2013 Defense Department
    Plagued with injuries, suspensions and staff departures, it seemed as though Wisconsin had everything working against them early in the season. After starting the year with two wins in its first 14 games ...
  • Mar 19, 2013 Emotions Run the Gamut
    "It was a unique series." Those were Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold’s words in responding to how his team will shake off the emotional whirlwind that was the ECAC Tournament quarterfinals ...
  • Mar 18, 2013 Quinnipiac Responds, Advances in 2 OT
    As if Saturday’s 10-goal, penalty-filled spectacle wasn’t enough for Quinnipiac and Cornell, a double-overtime thriller between the two teams for a ticket to Atlantic City would sure fit the ...
  • Mar 15, 2013 ECAC Quarterfinal Preview - by Joshua Seguin
    Last weekend, Dartmouth was the only team that needed three games to advance, as it defeated Harvard 6-3 on Sunday. St. Lawrence, Brown and Cornell all swept their respective series. Looking ahead, there ...
  • Mar 15, 2013 WCHA Tournament Preview - by Scott McLaughlin
    With two-thirds of the league heading elsewhere next season, this year's WCHA tournament will be the last of its kind. If the regular season was any indication, it promises to be a memorable one. The ...
  • Mar 14, 2013 Maine Has Come a Long Way - by Joshua Seguin
    When Maine began the season 1-9-4 in Hockey East play, few gave it a chance to even make the playoffs. But Martin Ouellette and the rest of the young guys around him had other plans. As Maine painfully ...
  • Mar 14, 2013 Robert Morris is Staying on Track
    It’s not easy to build a college hockey program -- especially in a city where the NHL reigns supreme and a state where only one other Division 1 hockey program existed until this year. But Robert ...
  • Mar 14, 2013 Minnesota State Thriving Under Hastings
    Take a second and think about all the variables that can affect the outcome of a hockey game. Ice conditions, health, turnovers, mental conditioning, special teams and execution are just some of the many ...
  • Mar 14, 2013 More than a Scorer
    As the sun set on the Chicago skyline last month, what was a scenic evening of hockey at Soldier Field between Minnesota and Wisconsin did not feel like it. Winds and temperatures dropping into the high ...
  • Mar 14, 2013 CCHA Quarterfinal Preview
    The quarterfinal round of the CCHA tournament features several intriguing storylines and questions. Can Michigan State, after finishing in last place in the regular season, pull off a postseason upset ...
  • Mar 14, 2013 Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinal Preview - by Timothy O'Donnell
    Every home team swept last weekend’s first-round games to move on to the quarterfinals. Niagara, Air Force, Holy Cross and Connecticut all had the luxury of a weekend off after earning first-round ...
  • Mar 14, 2013 Hockey East Tournament Preview - by Joe Meloni
    For the first time in 29 years, the Hockey East regular season ended without Boston College, Boston University, Maine or New Hampshire atop the league standings. Massachusetts-Lowell won its first regular-season ...
  • Mar 13, 2013 Bracket ABCs: Playoff Edition - by Adam Wodon
    A new look at the where the Pairwise stands, and what team's chances are going forward. We'll know a lot more, of course, after this coming weekend. And, per usual, if you don't know what ...
  • Mar 11, 2013 Once a Terrier, Always a Terrier - by Joe Meloni
    Jack Parker was driving south. Heading from Boston toward Connecticut -- New Haven, specifically -- to look into a new opportunity. Just a few weeks earlier, Parker led Boston University to a third consecutive ...
  • Mar 09, 2013 New Highs for Lowell - by Scott McLaughlin
    At this time two years ago, Massachusetts-Lowell was wrapping up the worst season in its Division I history. The River Hawks went 5-25-4 that season, and head coach Blaise MacDonald was let go after the ...
  • Mar 08, 2013 Atlantic Hockey First-Round Preview - by Timothy O'Donnell
    No. 5 Robert Morris (18-12-4, 13-11-3 AHA) vs No. 12 Sacred Heart (2-28-4, 2-21-4 AHA) Season series: Robert Morris won 2-0 Robert Morris and Sacred Heart both enter the playoffs playing their best hockey. ...
  • Mar 08, 2013 ECAC First Round Preview - by Joshua Seguin
    Quinnipiac has long locked up the Cleary Cup, but the race behind them was closer than ever. Ultimately Rensselaer, Yale and Union joined Quinnipiac in gaining a bye for the first round. Dartmouth, St. ...
  • Mar 08, 2013 One of Those Guys - by Joe Meloni
    Vermont hosts Boston College this weekend in the final regular-season series for both teams. The Eagles, as they typically are, enter the weekend with a realistic chance of winning yet another trophy. ...
  • Mar 08, 2013 CCHA First Round Preview
    The 42nd and final CCHA postseason begins tonight, stretching from Ann Arbor and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., to Fairbanks, Alaska. While the series between Michigan and Northern Michigan holds a tremendous ...
  • Mar 07, 2013 Red Flag or Red Herring - by Avash Kalra
    Love them or hate them, [[Cornell]] has been the standard of ECAC excellence – and certainly consistency – for the vast majority of head coach Mike Schafer’s 17-year tenure. That’s ...
  • Mar 07, 2013 Like Fathers, Like Sons - by Scott McLaughlin
    As Dayn Belfour finished up the 2009-10 season with the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League, he wondered where he was going to play next. He would be too old to play another season in the USHL ...
  • Mar 06, 2013 Past and Present Collide in Madison
    With regular-season championships and important playoff seeding on the line, the last weekend of the regular season almost always provides intrigue. But for the WCHA, this year’s final weekend gives ...
  • Mar 06, 2013 Team of the Week: Wisconsin - by Joe Meloni
    A little more than a week ago, Wisconsin suffered a devastating loss. The Badgers dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Penn State. The debutant program ending its season with a win over a program like Wisconsin ...
  • Mar 01, 2013 The Grand Finale - by Avash Kalra
    In less than a month, Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena will host the CCHA’s final championship weekend, concluding the conference’s 42nd and final season before all its teams disperse to various ...
  • Mar 01, 2013 All Four One - by Joshua Seguin
    For much of the early Hockey East season it was a considered obvious that Boston College, New Hampshire and Boston University would be the main contenders for the Hockey East regular season title. But ...
  • Mar 01, 2013 Frank the Tank - by Avash Kalra
    Western Michigan enters the final weekend of the CCHA regular season looking to catch fire just as it did a year ago, when the Broncos put aside an up-and-down second half to cruise to their second CCHA ...
  • Mar 01, 2013 Something to Build On - by Joe Meloni
    Even without the history, there's a lot riding on Michigan's performance this weekend with Ferris State in town. The Wolverines are currently ninth in the CCHA. With the league's top five ...
  • Feb 28, 2013 Grogan Seizes Opportunity in UConn Net - by Timothy O'Donnell
    It’s been three years since Matt Grogan has seen any consistent playing time. Meanwhile, Grogan has watched as Garrett Bartus has written his name in Connecticut's record book. But it’s ...
  • Feb 28, 2013 Rensselaer Roller Coaster Peaking Again
    On Jan. 12, Rensselaer hit rock bottom. Following a 4-1 loss to Princeton, the Engineers dropped to 1-4-1 in that six-game span, and to 6-10-5 overall. Last place in the ECAC, Rensselaer was desperate ...
  • Feb 28, 2013 Q&A with Dir. of Officials Dan Schachte - by Mike McMahon
    Dan Schachte finished a 30-year career in the National Hockey League last season, where he skated as a linesman dating back to 1982. This season, he’s stepped off the ice and into the role as Hockey ...
  • Feb 27, 2013 Team of the Week: Massachusetts-Lowell - by Joe Meloni
    Earlier this year, Massachusetts-Lowell coach Norm Bazin found his team in an interesting position. After a 4-6-1 start in October and November, the River Hawks were in the bottom portion of the Hockey ...
  • Feb 26, 2013 What is Hodgkin Lymphoma? - by Avash Kalra
    In January, Colgate sophomore Spiro Goulakos, who turned 23 last week, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, leaving the team to undergo chemotherapy in his hometown of Montreal. But in what has been the ...
  • Feb 22, 2013 Biding His Time
    Next month, Rocco Grimaldi will play in his first NCAA postseason. But he’s no stranger to big games. Grimaldi won two gold medals with the United States Under-18 team in the IIHF World Championships ...
  • Feb 22, 2013 Self-Inflicted Wounds - by Joe Meloni
    There was a time, not too long ago, when Boston University was a realistic contender for everything.  The Beanpot. Hockey East tournament. The NCAA tournament. All seemed like realistic goals ...
  • Feb 20, 2013 Team of the Week: St. Lawrence - by Joe Meloni
    Quinnipiac's 21-game unbeaten run wasn't on the minds of St. Lawrence's players and coaches when last Friday's game began. The two ECAC points at stake were. The same was true the next ...
  • Feb 18, 2013 Wisconsin Thrives Outdoors Again
    Old rivals Wisconsin and Minnesota met Sunday in a setting they had never met in before. But for Wisconsin, the result seemed very familiar. Wisconsin improved to 3-0 in outdoor games during the modern ...
  • Feb 18, 2013 Princeton's Condon Feeling Hip - by Adam Wodon
    In the day and age of modern goaltending, athleticism and mobility are valued like never before. So it was alarming for Mike Condon to go through games feeling like he couldn't get up after executing ...
  • Feb 18, 2013 First '98 Commits to a NCAA Program
    Michigan State received a commitment from '98-born forward Mitch Eliot, who confirmed the news via Twitter on Feb. 16.  Eliot becomes the first '98-born player in the nation to commit to ...
  • Feb 17, 2013 A Great Day for Hockey -- Greater for Notre Dame
    Outdoor games have become relatively more common over the years, but with only a handful at most within a season, they're still a special thing. And for most of the teams involved Sunday at Soldier ...
  • Feb 15, 2013 The No. 1 Q ... - by Avash Kalra
    On May 5, 1994, a young Rand Pecknold – not even four years removed from his career as a prolific scorer for Connecticut College – joined nearby Quinnipiac University as the then-Division II ...
  • Feb 14, 2013 Motte Hopeful of Leading Ferris Again
    At the beginning of this season, fresh off a national championship game appearance last April, Bob Daniels did not hesitate in voicing his concerns. With four of his eight defensemen in their first year ...
  • Feb 13, 2013 Gillies Making His Mark at Providence - by Joshua Seguin
    When Jon Gillies arrived with his Providence team to UNH earlier in the season, he wasn’t the first Gillies goaltender to set foot onto the UNH ice. From 1980-85, Jon’s father Bruce was a ...
  • Feb 13, 2013 Team of the Week: Minnesota State - by Joe Meloni
    Minnesota State's reward for a hard-fought split with big brother Minnesota was a week off. Two weeks without a game can be equal parts positive and negative for a team. The Mavericks, as they have ...
  • Feb 12, 2013 Winning for Each Other - by Scott McLaughlin
    With five and a half minutes to go in Monday's Beanpot championship, Boston College's Steven Whitney pulled up in the offensive zone and found a charging Michael Matheson at the blue ...
  • Feb 12, 2013 New Hampshire Making Adjustments - by Joshua Seguin
    Dan Correale was supposed to be a freshman at New Hampshire last season, but in July of 2011 that plan was turned upside down as the then BCHL player was sidelined with a debilitating shoulder injury. ...
  • Feb 06, 2013 Air Force Recovering From Slow Start - by Timothy O'Donnell
    At the beginning of the season, Air Force was supposed to be the favorite to win the Atlantic Hockey title. And, as Atlantic Hockey's NCAA tournament representative five of the last six years, that ...
  • Feb 06, 2013 The Heating of a Rivalry
    In the midst of the program's best season to date, Quinnipiac has rattled off a 19-game unbeaten streak dating back to Nov. 9 against Colgate, while also playing to a 12-0-2 record in conference play. ...
  • Feb 06, 2013 Team of the Week: Denver - by Joe Meloni
    Last week, Denver was without coach George Gwozdecky for two games with Minnesota-Duluth. The Pioneers desperately needed wins to make a late push for more favorable seeding in the WCHA tournament. Without ...
  • Feb 05, 2013 Quinn-tessential Eagle - by Joe Meloni
    As it always is, the attention was on Boston College's superstar forwards Monday night in the 61st Beanpot. There's Johnny Gaudreau and Pat Mullane. Steven Whitney and Kevin Hayes. Bill Arnold ...
  • Feb 04, 2013 Roy's Decision Pays Off for Northeastern - by Scott McLaughlin
    When it comes to high-end recruits, Northeastern hasn't had much luck over the past couple years. Since Greg Cronin left for an NHL job after the 2010-11 season, the Huskies have seen a wave of talented ...
  • Feb 03, 2013 Beanpot Preview - by Scott McLaughlin
    From 1980 to 1994, all four Beanpot schools won the historic February tournament at least twice. Although the tournament's attendance and television ratings are currently as strong as they've ever ...
  • Feb 02, 2013 Broken Home - by Joshua Seguin
    When college hockey fans think of the best environments, Alfond Arena is usually near the top of the list. With the great environment usually comes a great home advantage, but this has been far from the ...
  • Feb 01, 2013 Collins Helping Merrimack Think Big Again - by Mike McMahon
    Last Friday against No. 4 New Hampshire, Merrimack junior Mike Collins was at the end of a long shift. As UNH broke the puck up ice, he had the opportunity to make a change, but instead he somewhere found ...
  • Feb 01, 2013 Niagara Making Itself Noticed
    In his 12th season at Niagara, coach David Burkholder knew there was something special with his team, not necessarily by what they could do on the ice, but how they interact off the ice. “Chemistry ...
  • Jan 31, 2013 Transition Game - by Scott McLaughlin
    Like every coach, Colorado College's Scott Owens sat down at the end of last season and identified a number of areas where his team needed to improve heading into a new season. One area stood out the ...
  • Jan 31, 2013 Morrison's Emergence Adds to Deep WMU Blue Line
    Despite the numbers, Kenney Morrison’s transition into college hockey hasn’t been seamless. The Western Michigan freshman is second on the team in penalties, with 10 of his 22 minutes in the ...
  • Jan 30, 2013 Team of the Week: Maine - by Joe Meloni
    Maine coach Tim Whitehead expected the 2012-13 season to be something of a challenge. Gone from last year's Hockey East finalist and NCAA tournament team were a series of high-end players who put together ...
  • Jan 29, 2013 Falcon Surge
    After struggling through a 1-7-2 stretch earlier in the season and still in search of the program’s first better-than-.500 season since 1996-97, Bowling Green’s recent run has put its opponents ...
  • Jan 28, 2013 Union, RPI Bring Growing Rivalry to Bigger Stage - by Michael King
    Situated some 10 miles apart down Route 7 in pastoral upstate New York, lie two resembling institutions of higher learning. Rensselaer and Union compete academically and athletically in most sports. But ...
  • Jan 28, 2013 Gensler's the Guy for Bentley
    Two years ago in his freshman season, Bentley forward Brett Gensler was second on the team with 24 points and the Falcons finished with a 10-18-6 overall record and a first round loss in the Atlantic Hockey ...
  • Jan 25, 2013 Q&A with Allison Davis O'Keefe
    Eric Burton conducted the following interview with Allison Davis O’Keefe, author and photographer of the book One Goal. It's a picture book that chronicles North Dakota's 2010-11 season. ...
  • Jan 25, 2013 St. Cloud State Happy Under the Radar
    Here’s a trivia question: Which team became the first to sweep Denver in a WCHA series in more than four years. Hint: Their captain leads the nation in assists, and they’re at the top of the ...
  • Jan 23, 2013 The Rivalry
    For how much hype and hoopla there was last weekend surrounding the final WCHA regular season series between Minnesota and North Dakota, it was going to be difficult for anything on the ice to live up ...
  • Jan 23, 2013 Team of the Week: Alaska - by Joe Meloni
    For the second consecutive weekend, Alaska was on the road for a critical CCHA series with a college hockey powerhouse. And the Nanooks headed back to the north with four more points in tow. The sweep ...
  • Jan 22, 2013 Young Penn State Shining on Biggest Stages - by Adam Wodon
    Penn State's win against Vermont against Wells Fargo Center last Saturday is just another in a growing list of signposts for the fledgling programs. And the signs still point to big things. Like it ...
  • Jan 22, 2013 Home Away From Home - by Adam Wodon
    Imagine you've grown up with an NHL hockey arena as your second home. Your dad essentially runs the building, is an executive with the NHL team, and you learned to skate while rubbing shoulders with ...
  • Jan 22, 2013 UMass' Lesson Learned
    It appeared as if it was going to be the same old story for Massachusetts. The Minutemen took a lead into the third period against Boston College for the third time this season Friday night at Conte Forum. ...
  • Jan 20, 2013 Youth Movement Paying Dividends for Providence - by Joshua Seguin
    Few teams can say they are dressing 10 freshmen in a game, but that is what Providence does on a nightly basis. Thursday night the young guys struggled to find any rhythm as they fell to Massachusetts-Lowell ...
  • Jan 18, 2013 Lowell Back On Track - by Scott McLaughlin
    On Dec. 1, Massachusetts-Lowell suffered its second 5-2 loss to New Hampshire in as many nights and dropped to 4-7-1 on the season. One year after reaching the national quarterfinals, the River Hawks found ...
  • Jan 17, 2013 Huntsville AD: 'We're Ecstatic' - by Adam Wodon
    When E.J. Brophy took over as athletic director at Alabama-Huntsville, the hockey program was on the brink of being eliminated. And he was taking over for a popular AD, Jim Harris, who had passed away ...
  • Jan 17, 2013 Team of the Week: Wisconsin - by Joe Meloni
    Wisconsin extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games last weekend with a pair of overtime wins at Minnesota State. The victories lifted the Badgers into a sixth-place tie with Minnesota-Duluth in the WCHA ...
  • Jan 15, 2013 Shyiak: It Hurts the Game
    Not a game goes by, where players, coaches and, especially, fans complain about officiating to one degree or another. Which makes it quite easy to simply ignore. But for the second time in the last few ...
  • Jan 14, 2013 Third Line's A Charm - by Scott McLaughlin
    It appeared that Boston College would get a much-needed momentum swing heading into the second intermission of Saturday night's series finale. The series was billed as one of the weekend's premiere ...
  • Jan 13, 2013 Walk On's Breakthrough Lifts North Dakota - by Virg Foss
    It took sophomore wing Dan Senkbeil 40 games to score a goal and his team 93 minutes, 22 seconds to finally grab a lead this weekend against Colorado College. But Senkbeil's rebound goal -- his first ...
  • Jan 11, 2013 Wisconsin Riding High
    There’s no mystery behind Wisconsin’s eight-game unbeaten streak -- Nic Kerdiles and Mark Zengerle are back in the lineup. “It sounds like a simple answer,” Badgers coach Mike ...
  • Jan 09, 2013 Team of the Week: Lake Superior State - by Joe Meloni
    A pair of wins over one of the nation's best teams is typically cause for celebration for any college hockey team. Last weekend, Lake Superior State took two from Union in Sault St. Marie. While the ...
  • Jan 08, 2013 Mercy Me - by Joshua Seguin
    Few teams will ever have as brutal of a travel schedule, save Alabama-Huntsville, as Mercyhurst has endured over the first three months of the season. On the season, the Lakers have played just three out ...
  • Jan 06, 2013 Schafer Wants Neutral Officials For Non-Conference Games - by Avash Kalra
    Cornell and Denver, two programs that split the four national championships from 1967 to 1970, had only played eight times prior to 2013. One of those games was former Cornell goaltender and eventual NHL ...
  • Jan 04, 2013 Blais' Juggling Act - by Scott McLaughlin
    When Brock Montpetit went down with a broken ankle on Dec. 15, Nebraska-Omaha coach Dean Blais knew his team would struggle to replace the junior center. Montpetit is sixth on the Mavericks with 13 points ...
  • Jan 04, 2013 Close Is Not Enough For Bemidji State - by Joshua Seguin
    Bemidji State has struggled this season to put games together and this weekend provided two perfect examples. On Sunday night in the first round of the Ledyard Bank Classic, Bemidji went up 2-0 on Massachusetts ...
  • Jan 04, 2013 The Thin Blue Line - by Joe Meloni
    With three freshman defensemen figuring into the starting lineup, the blue line was rightfully a concern for Boston College coach Jerry York prior to the season. Despite the unquestioned talent of the ...
  • Jan 03, 2013 Tech Bubble
    Michigan Tech was almost an afterthought coming into this year's Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. There was a top-10 ranked Western Michigan team playing in the tournament for ...
  • Jan 02, 2013 UMass Rises to the Occasion - by Joshua Seguin
    Massachusetts has struggled to get on the national stage, and struggled to win even small championships. But something changed Monday night when UMass took on Dartmouth in the championship game of the ...
  • Jan 02, 2013 Rekindled Spark - by Scott McLaughlin
    With its sweep of Nebraska-Omaha over the weekend, Quinnipiac extended its nation-best unbeaten streak to 12 games. The Bobcats' defense and goaltending have been dominant, as Saturday's 5-4 win ...
  • Jan 02, 2013 No Answers For Mighty Michigan
    It is not often starting the third string goalie can turnaround a team's season but the Michigan Wolverines are hoping that is the case with Adam Janecyk. The junior Janecyk backstopped the Wolverines ...
  • Jan 02, 2013 Team of the Week: Robert Morris - by Adam Wodon
    In case you haven't noticed -- and, odds are, you have not -- Robert Morris is making serious noise. Robert Morris, a program that has steadily evolved since coming into existence in 2004, but has ...

 

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