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  • Sep 05, 2014 Not Your Average Freshmen
    The moment Conor Andrle walked through the doors of the Eisenhower Hall Theatre on Registration Day at West Point, he knew his life was about to change forever. “I’ll never forget, all the ...
  • Aug 08, 2014 Motte, Downing Earning Their Stripes - by Mike McMahon
    Tyler Motte and Michael Downing have a lot more in common than just the Maize and Blue on their University of Michigan helmets. For both, this summer’s USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp ...
  • Aug 07, 2014 Eagles and Terriers Living Together? - by Mike McMahon
    Jack Eichel and Alex Tuch will both take their talents to Commonwealth Ave. in Boston in just about a month, but it will be at opposite ends of the city’s iconic street. Eichel will begin his career ...
  • Jul 07, 2014 NHL Draft Notebook - by Adam Wodon
    More news and notes from a variety of incoming college players selected in last week's NHL Draft. Incoming Michigan State defenseman Josh Jacobs was selected in the second round, 41st overall, by ...
  • Jun 25, 2014 2014 NHL Draft Preview
    As College Hockey Inc.’s recent findings demonstrate, the stock of NCAA players is rising at the professional level. Many of the college players that made up 31 percent of the NHL last season arrived ...
  • Jun 02, 2014 Billet's Cause to Run
    When Brian Billett’s Boston College teammates learned that he had signed up to run a half marathon, they were surprised. “They were just baffled at the fact that I would even want to do something ...
  • May 15, 2014 Q&A with ... Colorado College Coach Mike Haviland - by Adam Wodon
    Mike Haviland was named head coach of Colorado College last week, his first college coaching experience of any kind. He worked his way up from youth hockey in New Jersey, to winning two East Coast Hockey ...
  • Apr 30, 2014 Bracco Switches Commitment from Harvard to BC
    Jeremy Bracco has switched his commitment to Boston College. One of the top '97-born players in the U.S., Bracco finished his season with the U.S. National Team Development Program totaling 74 points ...
  • Apr 28, 2014 Q&A with ... New WCHA Commissioner Bill Robertson - by Adam Wodon
    Bill Robertson was recently named commissioner of the WCHA, after a long career in sports, most notably with expansion teams like the Minnesota Wild and Anaheim Ducks. We talked to him about the challenges ...
  • Apr 15, 2014 Bennett Built Trust of Team - by Adam Wodon
    The amazing rise of Union has been written about so many times already, at every milestone moment along the way. When the team won its first ECAC title, when it won the regular-season title, when it made ...
  • Apr 14, 2014 A Relentless 'Wolfpack' - by Jashvina Shah
    Sam Coatta and Nick Cruice sat in the locker room after Union’s national championship victory, taking off their equipment as their teammates celebrated around them. Cole Ikkala sat in the same row ...
  • Apr 13, 2014 From Star to Legend - by Joe Meloni
    Shayne Gostisbehere doesn't need an inch to take a mile. He doesn't need an opponent to err to make a play. He doesn't need any help to captivate a crowd. He just needs a hockey puck and ...
  • Apr 13, 2014 Finding His Game - by Jashvina Shah
    Colin Stevens sat in Union's locker room, his garnet jersey and goalie pads still stuck his body. Stevens, wearing his black national championship hat, wasn’t saying much. The junior just ...
  • Apr 13, 2014 Sneddon: 'So Happy For Everyone' - by Mike McMahon
    It’s been 11 years since Kevin Sneddon has had an office on Union’s campus. But when the Dutchmen claimed their first national championship on Saturday night, their former bench boss was on ...
  • Apr 13, 2014 Memory Lane - by Avash Kalra
    When the returning players for Minnesota’s hockey team reassemble many months from now in Minneapolis, the memories of Saturday night’s championship game loss to the newly-coronated Union Dutchmen ...
  • Apr 13, 2014 Freshmen Fueled Gophers - by Joe Meloni
    Justin Kloos just went to the net. It's a pretty basic concept, and it frequently pays a massive reward. As Kloos arrive just in front of Union goaltender Colin Stevens, the puck dropped from his ...
  • Apr 13, 2014 To The Max - by Avash Kalra
    Certainly, there are many defining moments for the 2013-14 NCAA champion Union Dutchmen, from the stretch late in the first period when Union scored three times in less than two minutes, to defenseman ...
  • Apr 13, 2014 Championship Notebook - by Mike McMahon
    Union defeated Minnesota, 7-4, on Saturday night to win its first ever national championship. The Dutchmen finish the season as the only team to win 30 games – they went 32-6-4 – knocking ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 Semifinal Notebook: Union-Boston College - by Avash Kalra
    Union topped Boston College, 5-4, in Thursday’s first national semifinal, and as a result, the Dutchmen will play in their first-ever NCAA championship game – and the first NCAA title game ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 After Rough Night, Reilly Gets Last Laugh - by Mike McMahon
    Mike Reilly had little choice. The Minnesota defenseman was the lone defender back on a North Dakota 3-on-1 with under two minutes left in a tie game. He tied up his man – Drake Caggiula – ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 Gut-Wrenching End to North Dakota's Season - by Avash Kalra
    After patiently fielding questions from the media following Thursday’s gut-wrenching loss to Minnesota at the Frozen Four -- the game winner coming shorthanded with 0.6 seconds left -- three of North ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 Semifinal Notebook: Minnesota-North Dakota - by Jashvina Shah
    Minnesota and North Dakota’s Frozen Four meeting didn’t disappoint. The two teams skated scoreless until Sam Warning scored 10:51 minutes into the third period. It looked as though the teams ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 A Holl Lotta Time - by Joe Meloni
    One of two things was going to happen. There were 9 seconds left in regulation. North Dakota and Minnesota were tied, 1-1. Adam Wilcox saved a shot from Stephane Pattyn and froze the puck, setting up ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 Championship Game Coaches Provide Stark Contrast - by Ryan Lambert
    The two coaches in this national title game couldn't be more different, apart from the fact that both are very, very good at their jobs. On the one hand there is Don Lucia, who this weekend has struck ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 In the Middle Of It All - by Joe Meloni
    Kyle Rau saw it first. A shot from defenseman Justin Holl snuck through two North Dakota players and goaltender Zane Gothberg, kicked off the post and extended Minnesota's season. The goal came with ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 Championship Game Preview - by Mike McMahon
    Don Lucia’s Thursday night wasn’t as crazy as you might expect. Following Minnesota’s last-second win – literally – over North Dakota in the NCAA semifinals, Lucia traveled ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 Coaches Have Created New Culture of Expectations at Union - by Jashvina Shah
    When Rick Bennett was named the recipient of the Penrose Award as the best Division I coach (and CHN Coach of the Year), he said it belonged to his staff. This season, Bennett has worked with assistant ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 Take Note - by Avash Kalra
    One game remains in the 2013-14 college hockey season, and for Union, that means that Rick Bennett, winner of this season’s American Hockey Coaches Association’s Penrose Award for the nation’s ...
  • Apr 11, 2014 From Humble Roots - by Adam Wodon
    When Johnny Gaudreau was two years old, his father Guy was already teaching him how to skate, by putting skittles on the ice and making his son skate around them. That might explain his nimble footwork. But ...
  • Apr 10, 2014 Wasted Opportunity - by Ryan Lambert
    One of the stats that always seems to come up in hockey is who scores first. Teams that score first tend to win, as you might imagine, so scoring first is very important indeed. Hockey being the low-event ...
  • Apr 10, 2014 5 Minutes to Save a Season - by Mike McMahon
    The prospect of facing Johnny Gaudreau, Kevin Hayes and Bill Arnold on an extended five-minute power play is quite daunting. The trio has combined for nearly 200 total points this season. After taking ...
  • Apr 10, 2014 Ejected, Dejected - by Avash Kalra
    With 13 minutes to play in the third period of Thursday’s first national semifinal, with Union holding a 3-2 lead over Boston College at the time, the fans in the Wells Fargo Center stood. And they ...
  • Apr 10, 2014 Remembering What Got Them Here - by Jashvina Shah
    Daniel Ciampini was standing by the left post of the net when Shayne Gostisbehere threw a shot on net. Boston College’s Thatcher Demko got his glove on the puck, and redirected it to the left. Ciampini ...
  • Apr 10, 2014 A Chance Not Taken - by Joe Meloni
    Everything was fine. Boston College trailed, 3-2. It was third period of a national semifinal. But no one was worried. There was Johnny Gaudreau. There was Bill Arnold. There was Kevin Hayes. Those ...
  • Apr 10, 2014 Sean MacTavish Commits to Boston University - by Mike McMahon
      Sean MacTavish, the son of Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish, committed to Boston Univeristy on Thursday. MacTavish is a '94-born winger who finished his season in the Alberta ...
  • Apr 09, 2014 BC's Kids are All Right - by Ryan Lambert
    A lot of the time the teams that get to the Frozen Four are built on stability and experience. They tend to have a decent number of juniors and seniors leading the way. Guys who have been around the college ...
  • Apr 09, 2014 Union Interested in Trophies, Not Labels - by Joe Meloni
    People like to assign teams labels. Sometimes they call them "underdogs" when they've never heard of them. Sometimes they call them "favorites" if they've won something in ...
  • Apr 09, 2014 Frozen Four Notebook: Union - by Jashvina Shah
    As Union came into the Wells Fargo Center for Wednesday's practice, it learned that coach Rick Bennett had another honor to add to his list -- the Penrose Award as national Coach of the Year in Division ...
  • Apr 09, 2014 Behind the Man Behind the Mask - by Avash Kalra
    The Frozen Four is a new experience for many North Dakota players this week, including celebrated sophomore goaltender Zane Gothberg, a giant-slayer of sorts who’s already guided his team to college ...
  • Apr 09, 2014 Frozen Four Notebook: North Dakota - by Avash Kalra
    North Dakota took to the ice at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday afternoon, practicing for the first time in the arena in which it will try to win its eighth national championship overall and first ...
  • Apr 09, 2014 Frozen Four Notebook: Boston College - by Joe Meloni
    Boston College will play Union Thursday evening in the first national semfinal. Puck drop is scheduled for 5:06 p.m. on ESPN2. The Eagles seek their sixth national championship and fifth since 2001. Additionally ...
  • Apr 09, 2014 Frozen Four Notebook: Minnesota - by Joe Meloni
    Minnesota seeks its sixth national championship this weekend at the Wells Fargo Center. The Gophers face long-time rival North Dakota on Thursday night (ESPN2 8:30 p.m.) for a spot in Saturday's national ...
  • Apr 09, 2014 The 'Scary' Night Everything Changed - by Adam Wodon
    For the defining moment of North Dakota's season, it's been pretty well established by now that it came in November after a Friday night home loss to St. Lawrence. At that point, North Dakota ...
  • Apr 09, 2014 Quick Rebuild Propelled Minnesota to Frozen Four - by Jashvina Shah
    The Minnesota Gophers have appeared in 35 NCAA tournaments. They’ve won the National Championship five times and have seen 21 Frozen Fours. But when they reached their last Frozen Four, it didn't ...
  • Apr 08, 2014 FF Capsule Preview: Minnesota - by Mike McMahon
    Resume: 27-6-6, Big 10 Regular Season champions, NCAA West Regional Champions Spotlight On ... The Gophers' Youth Movement You would have to slide your finger down to the No. 8 spot on Minnesota’s ...
  • Apr 08, 2014 FF Capsule Preview: Union - by Jashvina Shah
    Resume: 30-6-4, ECAC Regular-Season champion, ECAC Tournament champion, East Regional champion While Union still carries the “underdog” title to some, as a small school in New York, the Dutchmen ...
  • Apr 08, 2014 5-in-1 - by Joe Meloni
    St. Cloud State was desperate. The Huskies trailed Minnesota, 3-0, as the third period of last Sunday's West Regional final began in St. Paul. They were playing for their season, for a second consecutive ...
  • Apr 08, 2014 Top Freshmen Ready For First Faceoff - by Mike McMahon
    The last time Ryan Fitzgerald and Mike Vecchione were on the ice together, they were raising a Super 8 tournament trophy as Massachusetts state high school champions with Malden Catholic, coached by former ...
  • Apr 07, 2014 FF Capsule Preview: North Dakota - by Avash Kalra
    Resume: 25-13-3, NCAA Midwest Regional champion North Dakota enters this week’s NCAA Frozen Four as the lone team remaining that isn’t a No. 1 seed. Make no mistake, though -- after toppling ...
  • Apr 07, 2014 FF Capsule Preview: Boston College - by Mike McMahon
    Resume: 28-7-4, Hockey East regular season champion, NCAA Northeast Regional champion Boston College enters this Frozen Four with history on its side, winner of the national championship in the last three ...
  • Apr 07, 2014 Fellow Coaches Mixed on Which Team Will Win National Title - by Mike McMahon
    This Frozen Four is wide open. Don’t believe it? Just ask coaches around the country. In an informal, anonymous poll last week, which consisted of emails from 15 coaches, all four teams were picked ...
  • Apr 06, 2014 Frozen Four Preview: Boston College vs. Union - by Jashvina Shah
    When Union and Boston College meet in the Frozen Four, it will be for the second time in history. The first meeting came last year, when the Dutchmen defeated the Eagles, 5-1, in the first round of the ...
  • Apr 06, 2014 Frozen Four Preview: Minnesota vs. North Dakota - by Avash Kalra
    After a regular season in which North Dakota and Minnesota didn’t play each other for the first time in 66 years, it’s fitting, of course, that the two rival programs -- among college hockey’s ...
  • Apr 06, 2014 Not Far From the Tree - by Avash Kalra
    Grand Forks, named for the nearby forking of the Red River and the Red Lake River, is the third-largest city in North Dakota – which is to say, it’s really not a particularly big town. And ...
  • Mar 31, 2014 The More Things Change ...
    College hockey as we knew it is now a regular season, conference tournament slate and NCAA tourney regional round gone. But some things never change. Certainly not the bad blood between old WCHA rivals ...
  • Mar 31, 2014 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    You know it's going to happen. There hasn't been a clearer Hobey vote in the last 20-something years than Johnny Gaudreau, a player who leads the country in scoring with 77 points, and by a margin ...
  • Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota Gets Needed Test From Robert Morris
    Don Lucia spent the past eight days encouraging his players to dwell in the present, avoiding so much as a glance away from the current task. "The reality is that if you start looking at what happened ...
  • Mar 30, 2014 Walk On to Walk Off - by Avash Kalra
    For a team that dressed a dozen NHL draft picks in Saturday’s NCAA Midwest Regional final against Ferris State, it was, of course, a 5-foot-10 undrafted and largely unheralded former walk-on that ...
  • Mar 30, 2014 File It Away - by Avash Kalra
    As Saturday night’s Midwest Regional final between North Dakota and Ferris State entered an overtime period – and then another – eventual winning goaltender Zane Gothberg may have called ...
  • Mar 30, 2014 Bulldog Mentality: 'Good Memory Over Time' - by Avash Kalra
    Ferris State coach Bob Daniels has been around long enough that he knows how to maintain perspective in the emotional moments following a season-ending loss. Daniels has coached the Bulldogs since 1992 ...
  • Mar 30, 2014 Dowd Delivers
    A Los Angeles Kings draft pick, Nic Dowd had the opportunity to leave after his junior season. After all, he helped lead St. Cloud State to a Frozen Four, the first in school history, and could've ...
  • Mar 30, 2014 Notre Dame Left With Sour Taste Again
    After all the work Notre Dame did to get to the NCAAs again, including three wins against Boston College down the stretch, it was all squandered in the blink of an eye. Or, more precisely, in the shot ...
  • Mar 30, 2014 Hastings Building Something Special at Minnesota State - by Joe Meloni
    Johnny McInnis' collegiate career ended Saturday night. He and three of his teammates will never play for Minnesota State again. Their final memory on the ice will always be a tough one. A last second ...
  • Mar 30, 2014 Freshmen Steal Spotlight for Boston College - by Mike McMahon
    Watching Boston College this season, it’s easy to sometimes miss the contributions of freshman Ryan Fitzgerald. He’s not huge – only 5-foot-9 and 166 pounds – and he plays on a ...
  • Mar 30, 2014 So Tough, Only So Big - by Joe Meloni
    Arenas are only so big. Doug Carr, a senior goaltender for Massachusetts-Lowell, stands with his family. He's distraught. His career ended less than hour ago. "It's tough," he says. About ...
  • Mar 30, 2014 St. Cloud's Offense Runs Out of Steam
    For the second straight night, St. Cloud State was unable to get much of anything going offensively, but this time it proved costly as No. 1-seeded Minnesota rolled to a 4-0 victory — and a berth ...
  • Mar 29, 2014 Winning Dirty - by Avash Kalra
    Thanks, but no thanks. In last week’s Big Ten tournament championship game, it was Wisconsin scoring a goal emblematic of postseason hockey, finding a loose puck amidst chaos in the opposing crease. ...
  • Mar 29, 2014 The Ties That Bind - by Jashvina Shah
    Providence's Trevor Mingoia smiles as he thinks of what he’s going to say when he skates against Shayne Gostisbehere. “I don’t know yet,” Mingoia says. “I’m going ...
  • Mar 29, 2014 Wisconsin Seniors Leave Legacy - by Avash Kalra
    A pair of empty net goals courtesy of North Dakota’s Rocco Grimaldi sealed Friday night’s 5-2 win over Wisconsin in the teams' NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal. The empty-netters also ended ...
  • Mar 29, 2014 Friars On the Up - by Michael King
    It’s not discussed at length by players and coaches after a season-ending loss. Terms like ‘next year’ and ‘potential’ are not part of the discourse. Among fans, however ...
  • Mar 29, 2014 Gostisbehere Puts Goaltending Skills to Work - by Joshua Seguin
    Earlier this season, Rensselaer coach Seth Appert called Union's Shayne Gostisbehere the best player in the country. Little did he know that Gostisbehere could play any position. Against Providence ...
  • Mar 29, 2014 Denver On Much Sturdier Ground - by Mike McMahon
    Denver’s loss in the opening round of last year’s NCAA tournament to New Hampshire was treated as doomsday by the higher-ups, resulting in long-time head coach George Gwozdecky – the ...
  • Mar 29, 2014 Going On the Block - by Jashvina Shah
    After advancing to the Frozen Four, Shayne Gostisbehere -- in his East Regional championship hat -- stood in the locker room and place his hand on his heart. “Coach said in his pregame speech -- ...
  • Mar 29, 2014 When It Matters Most - by Joe Meloni
    They skated off the ice two weeks ago. Defeated. Solved. They were quiet that weekend. Not entirely silent, but they were stifled. They weren't used to that. Kevin Hayes, Bill Arnold and Johnny Gaudreau ...
  • Mar 29, 2014 Pendenza, Lowell's Mr. Everything - by Mike McMahon
    The play was a microcosm what Massachusetts-Lowell senior Joseph Pendenza can do – pretty much everything. After a stretch where the River Hawks were on their heels, killing a Ryan McGrath charging ...
  • Mar 28, 2014 East Regional Notebook - by Adam Wodon
    Having three current or former head coaches in the same Regional is pretty wild. In fact, there aren't three coaches in all of college hockey that all once coached at the same school, except the trio ...
  • Mar 28, 2014 NCAA Northeast Regional Preview - by Joe Meloni
    All four of Boston College's recent national championships started in Worcester. The 2013-14 edition of Jerry York's club boasts the usual mix of skilled forwards, reliable defenseman and supreme ...
  • Mar 28, 2014 Best on Best - by Joe Meloni
    Six days ago, Denver learned it drew Boston College in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Familiar with his name already, the Pioneers' defensemen quickly discovered the greatness of BC winger ...
  • Mar 28, 2014 A Long Road Home - by Joe Meloni
    The DCU Center, host of the Northeast Regional, is a shade fewer than 1,400 miles from the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minn., home of Minnesota State. For Johnny McInnis, MSU's captain and ...
  • Mar 28, 2014 Vermont's Sneddon 'Shocked' by Union Player Sentiment - by Jashvina Shah
    Mat Bodie was eight years old when Kevin Sneddon started coaching Union. And he was 13 when Sneddon left for Vermont. But on Friday evening after Union defeated Vermont 5-2, Bodie was one of the Dutchmen ...
  • Mar 28, 2014 Swing Batter Batter - by Avash Kalra
    Meeting for the fourth time in the 2013-14 season, the only difference in Friday’s physical and defensively-frugal NCAA opening round game between Ferris State and Colgate was a shot that originated ...
  • Mar 28, 2014 Until The Last Second - by Avash Kalra
    Ferris State junior C.J. Motte is one of three goaltenders this season nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, and on Friday in the NCAA Midwest Regional opener against Colgate, he showed why – stopping ...
  • Mar 28, 2014 Providence AD Driscoll Also Has 'Surreal' Union Ties - by Adam Wodon
    For all of the crazy connections between Union and Providence that have made this potential East Regional final matchup intriguing ever since the brackets were announced, there is one more that has been ...
  • Mar 28, 2014 Quinnipiac Unable to Fight Through Providence - by Michael King
    Obviously surprised and disappointed by his team’s performance in a 4-0 loss to Providence in the East regional semi-final, Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold indicated that the physical style of the ...
  • Mar 28, 2014 No Frozen Four Repeat for Quinnipiac - by Joshua Seguin
    When Quinnipiac started the season 12-1-1 and had a 13-game unbeaten streak snapped in mid-November, it was all rosy in Hamden, Conn. It seemed as though the Bobcats were again poised to return to the ...
  • Mar 27, 2014 New Pairwise System Worked Well - by Adam Wodon
    A few days removed from the NCAA tournament selectionsm it's interesting to note how different it would've been under last year's Pairwise formula. This year, the Ice Hockey Committee removed ...
  • Mar 27, 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional Preview - by Avash Kalra
    The NCAA Midwest Regional will be played this weekend at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena and features the reigning Big Ten tournament champion (Wisconsin) and the WCHA regular season champion (Ferris ...
  • Mar 27, 2014 Born to Be a Friar - by Jashvina Shah
    Derek Army grew up hearing stories from his dad, Tim, about the year Providence won the first Hockey East Championship. It was the 1984-85 season, when Tim Army captained the Friars to its only NCAA championship ...
  • Mar 27, 2014 Sixth Sense - by Avash Kalra
    Colgate makes its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2005 on Friday afternoon, and leading the way for the Raiders all season have been sophomores Tylor and Tyson Spink – identical twins who ...
  • Mar 27, 2014 NCAA East Region Preview - by Joshua Seguin
    The most striking fact about the East Regional is the overriding presence of Union. Who would've believed? Beyond Union being the No. 1 seed here, its last two coaches are also here leading Providence ...
  • Mar 27, 2014 Adverse Reaction - by Adam Wodon
    No matter how good your team, no matter good your season, every team will face adversity. What happens when hitting those crossroads often determines your fate. Your season could get derailed, or it can ...
  • Mar 27, 2014 NCAA West Regional Preview - by Jashvina Shah
    The West Regional will feature Minnesota, Robert Morris, Notre Dame and St. Cloud State. Of the four teams, Robert Morris is the only one that earned an automatic bid after winning the Atlantic Hockey ...
  • Mar 27, 2014 Eagles Look to Rebound in Friendly Confines
    For Boston College, Worcester might as well be a second home. In Jerry York’s tenure as head coach, all four of BC’s national championship runs began at the DCU Center. “It’s got ...
  • Mar 27, 2014 The Time 'Iz' Right - by Mike McMahon
    Robert Morris freshman goaltender Dalton Izyk lost out on his chance to even compete for the starting job this past fall due to injury. Yet in an ironic twist during these playoffs, it was an injury – ...
  • Mar 24, 2014 CHN Bracket Contest Returns
    The 7th Annual College Hockey News Bracket Contest is back. Just head to our Bracket Contest page. You'll need to register as a CHN user so we can keep track of your progress, and enable us to contact ...
  • Mar 23, 2014 A Breath of Fresh Air
    Heading into the postseason, Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves told his team that postseason hockey is like climbing Mount Everest. “The higher up you go, the less oxygen there is in the air,” he ...
  • Mar 23, 2014 Hellebuyck Stops ... Everything
    With three minutes left in the game, it was announced Connor Hellebuyck had been unanimously selected as the Hockey East Tournament MVP. This was met with no surprise, even though it made league history; ...
  • Mar 23, 2014 UNH's Knodel Goes Out as Mr. Reliable - by Michael King
    As a freshman, Eric Knodel saw his team’s season end from a position far away from the ice. The New Hampshire defenseman, who in four years would be a leader and his team’s best defenseman ...
  • Mar 23, 2014 Last Men Standing
    Even in the final moments of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's first-ever go-round, the fledgling league's last two members standing exhibited its tightness. Not until goalie Sam Brittain ...
  • Mar 23, 2014 Ferris State Falls to MSU in WCHA Championship
    Ferris State found themselves in a rare position Saturday night in the new-look WCHA’s first ever Final Five Championship. Defeat. Minnesota State walked into an essential road game at Grand Rapids’ ...
  • Mar 23, 2014 Ohio State Can't Hold On - by Jashvina Shah
    The puck was just laying there, Six players -- three from Wisconsin and three from Ohio State -- were pushing at each other in the overtime period, looking for the puck. They skated around the net ...
  • Mar 22, 2014 Unfinished Business - by Michael King
    Jon Gillies sat in his crease for several seconds. The goaltender had just surrendered his team’s third goal at the end of the second period. The posture reflected parts frustration and disbelief. ...
  • Mar 22, 2014 After Loss, North Dakota Has Work to Do
    After becoming the latest top NCHC program to succumb to Miami's jaw-dropping postseason run, North Dakota's players didn't show much public, visual evidence. You'd never know UND's ...
  • Mar 22, 2014 'It Can Be Done' - by Jashvina Shah
    Against Minnesota, The Buckeyes did something no one had ever done in a Big Ten Tournament game. They became the first team in tournament history to score three goals. But if Ohio State wants to win ...
  • Mar 22, 2014 Coming Up Short Again: Mistakes Doom Quinnipiac - by Joshua Seguin
    Quinnipiac entered last year's ECAC tournament, as not only the top seed but as No. 1 in the Pairwise. It was a surprise when it was defeated in the ECAC semis by Brown. This season, Quinnipiac wasn't ...
  • Mar 22, 2014 Almost There - by Joe Meloni
    Ten seasons ago, it was New Hampshire and everybody else in Hockey East. Dick Umile's Wildcats defeated Boston University, 1-0, in overtime to clinch their second consecutive Hockey East championship ...
  • Mar 22, 2014 Long Time Coming - by Adam Wodon
    So many times Colgate has gotten to the ECAC semifinals under Don Vaughan, now the longest-tenured coach in the league. But now in his 22nd year behind the Colgate bench, the Raiders had never made the ...
  • Mar 22, 2014 Ferris State Wins Thriller; Minnesota State Ready for Final
    The WCHA Final Five may not be what it used to be in a lot of people's eyes, thanks to the "re-organization" of college hockey over the last year. But that didn't stop it from having ...
  • Mar 22, 2014 Bowling Green Powerless in Defeat
    A power play that had been humming, ran into a hot Minnesota State team Friday. The result was an 0-for-6 whitewash with the man advantage, amid a 4-0 shutout loss in the WCHA semifinal. Despite the score ...
  • Mar 22, 2014 North Dakota Takes Care of Its End
    In the least thrilling, most convincing fashion possible, North Dakota took care of its share in the deal. Then Wisconsin forward Mark Zengerle finished the rest. Zengerle's overtime goal in the ...
  • Mar 22, 2014 Union's Dominance Has Risen With ECAC's - by Joshua Seguin
    Union entered the season off two consecutive ECAC tournqament championships and three straight NCAA tournament appearances. But there were many doubters of the Dutchmen in the preseason. That wasn't ...
  • Mar 21, 2014 Spartans See Silver Linings After OT Loss
    Tom Anastos' third season as Michigan State head coach ended much the way the second season did -- a frustrating lack of scoring ability dooming the Spartans. Michigan State had its chances, and played ...
  • Mar 21, 2014 Mersch Steps Up Playoff Game - by Jashvina Shah
    After defeating Penn State, Michael Mersch walked up to the microphone. He wore a grey Wisconsin shirt with a slogan written in red. “Ascent to the top.” Mersch had struggled in previous ...
  • Mar 21, 2014 A Lions' Pride
    When a team loses a one-goal game to a conference rival for the fourth time in a row, some coaches would be disappointed — especially when that loss ends his team’s season. But Penn State coach ...
  • Mar 21, 2014 Kamrass, Defense Steer Lowell to Hockey East Title Game
    Sometimes, Zack Kamrass can escape notice. As a defenseman, he does all the little things so well but still rarely finds himself in the spotlight. Friday night, that wasn’t the case. Kamrass picked ...
  • Mar 21, 2014 Can't Catch Up
    Through its first season in Hockey East, Notre Dame regularly put themselves in a position of disadvantage -- both on the ice and in the context of the season. The team excelled through a challenging non-conference ...
  • Mar 21, 2014 Cornell Left Wondering What Could've Been - by Joshua Seguin
    Union entered the Olympic Center in Lake Placid knowing it was going to the NCAA tournament. Cornell didn't have the same luxury, and it left itself with the unenviable task of having to defeat the ...
  • Mar 21, 2014 A Chase To the Top
    Chase Balisy came to Kalamazoo in 2010 salivating over the prospect of engineering a program turnaround. But even the California kid with dark, wavy rocker-style locks and a wicked wrister couldn't ...
  • Mar 21, 2014 Canisius Riding Another Improbable Dream to Final
    Junior defender Stephen Farrell scored his first goal of the season 13:30 into the second overtime to give Canisius another improbable victory, 5-4 over top-seeded Mercyhurst, and a trip to the Atlantic ...
  • Mar 21, 2014 Anything Can Happen in NCHC This Weekend - by Dave Starman
    (CBS Sports Network gets ready for its eighth Conference Championship Tournament broadcast; the first for The NCHC.  College Hockey’s most veteran broadcast team of Ben Holden, Dave Starman ...
  • Mar 20, 2014 Hockey East Tournament Preview - by Joe Meloni
    For the 30th time, Hockey East will host its championship weekend. This edition begins Friday at 5 p.m. at Boston's TD Garden. The league looks different than it did all those years ago. While so much ...
  • Mar 20, 2014 Wilson's Return Helps Re-Ignite Lowell Offense - by Joe Meloni
    Scott Wilson likes the puck on his stick. The moments of his hockey career he remembers most fondly always started with the puck on his stick. There was the Hockey East Semifinal against Providence last ...
  • Mar 20, 2014 NCHC Championship Preview - by Avash Kalra
    Perhaps, in some ways, it’s not overly shocking that three lower seeds advanced through their quarterfinal series last weekend to the first NCHC championship weekend, the “Frozen Faceoff,” ...
  • Mar 20, 2014 Working Overtime: Penn State Wins Thriller, Stuns Michigan
    Michigan came into the inaugural Big Ten Tournament this week needing one victory to all but assure a spot in the NCAA Tournament. And it did wind up playing more than one game’s worth of hockey ...
  • Mar 20, 2014 WCHA Final Five Preview
    As the dust settles on the first season of the revamped WCHA, four teams remain standing and will battle for the Broadmoor Trophy at the Final Five this weekend. A new field of teams certainly didn’t ...
  • Mar 20, 2014 Providence Benefits From Reset By Young Stars - by Joe Meloni
    Mark Jankowski and Jon Gillies headline Providence's sophomore class. Before this duo arrived a year ago, the Calgary Flames selected the pair -- Jankowski in the first round and Gillies in the third ...
  • Mar 20, 2014 Atlantic Hockey Tournament Preview - by Mike McMahon
    In last weekend’s quarterfinal series, just one higher seed – Mercyhurst – won its series, resulting in the fifth, sixth and seventh seeds joining top-seeded Mercyhurst in Rochester for ...
  • Mar 20, 2014 ECAC Tournament Preview - by Joshua Seguin
    The quarterfinals held suit. The top four teams in the league standings made it to Lake Placid for ECAC semifinals. Not that it was easy. "The league is phenomenal from top to bottom," said ...
  • Mar 19, 2014 Penn State Reveling in New Experience
    Last March, Penn State’s brand new hockey program traveled to Madison to face a storied Wisconsin team in one of the biggest arenas in college hockey. After falling behind 2-0, the Nittany Lions ...
  • Mar 19, 2014 Anchorage Has Come a Long Way to Final Five
    Alaska may have captured the Governor’s Cup, but Alaska-Anchorage seized state bragging rights by beating the Nanooks where it matters most: in the playoffs. “At the end of the day, the Gov ...
  • Mar 19, 2014 Michigan Playing on the Edge - by Jashvina Shah
    For Michigan, the Big Ten Tournament could mean one and done for the team’s season. Several teams -- Minnesota, Union, Boston College, Ferris State, Wisconsin, Quinnipiac, Massachusetts-Lowell and ...
  • Mar 19, 2014 Big Ten Tournament Preview
    The Big Ten Tournament marks the first postseason for the conference. The Big Ten previously sponsored hockey for 23 seasons until 1981. Minnesota was the last Big Ten champion, but that was determined ...
  • Mar 19, 2014 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    The problem with the entire western part of the country is that, at this point, everything seems kind of like a foregone conclusion. You probably see a Minnesota/Michigan final in the Big Ten. You probably ...
  • Mar 18, 2014 Trio Bravo - by Jashvina Shah
    In early December, Nic Kerdiles and Mark Zengerle approached Badger head coach Mike Eaves, requesting to be put back together on the same line. Kerdiles and Zengerle started the season on separate lines ...
  • Mar 17, 2014 Harvard Loses Fortunato and Plant - by Mike McMahon
      Harvard has lost two of its top defensive recruits for next season, according to two separate sources. Brandon Fortunato ('96) is one of the top defensemen for the U.S. National Team Development ...
  • Mar 15, 2014 Gaudreau Matches Kariya as BC Forces Game 3 - by Joe Meloni
    Johnny Gaudreau insists he's not concerned with records. He's set a few in his three years at Boston College, but it's those trophies he's won with his teammates he likes to talk about. ...
  • Mar 14, 2014 Hockey East Quarterfinal Preview - by Joe Meloni
    For years, Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna has proudly proclaimed that the strength of his conference was its coaches. Legendary stewards of nationally renowned programs and younger coaches with ...
  • Mar 14, 2014 Wilcox Takes It To Another Level
    The Minnesota Golden Gophers can clinch a share of the Big Ten regular season title with just one point in Ann Arbor against Michigan. A big reason for the success of the Gophers this year has been the ...
  • Mar 14, 2014 A Job Well Done - by Joe Meloni
    Stephen Johns made a simple read. In his fourth year at Notre Dame, he knows his job. No matter the situation, he makes the appropriate assessment and does it. This time, it was on the power play, and ...
  • Mar 14, 2014 Late Rally Gives Lowell Upper Hand on Vermont - by Mike McMahon
    Massachusetts-Lowell entered the third period trailing only eight times all season, but the River Hawks were winless (0-7-1) when they did. That changed Friday night. Vermont led 2-1 entering the third ...
  • Mar 14, 2014 Jake Wahlin Decommits From UMass
    Jake Wahlin, a standout Minnesota high school forward, has decommitted from Massachusetts, according to Andrew Weiss of the prospects publication, "Future Considerations." In 27 games this season ...
  • Mar 13, 2014 NCHC Quarterfinal Preview - by Avash Kalra
    The NCHC postseason, the league’s first, begins Thursday night, and if the regular season was any indication – with the regular season title coming down to the final night, with the media’s ...
  • Mar 13, 2014 Coleman Overcomes Injury, Sparks Miami
    “Pain” is not a word that comes up when Blake Coleman talks about this season’s first game against Denver. “I felt weird,” he says. After getting hit on a routine dump-in ...
  • Mar 13, 2014 Fan Favorite: Rookie Osterberg Leads Duluth
    Now is not a bad time to be Minnesota-Duluth’s Kyle Osterberg. After being named NCHC Rookie of the Week for the third time this season, Osterberg received the Bulldogs’ 2013-14 Fan Favorite ...
  • Mar 13, 2014 Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinal Preview - by Mike McMahon
    Atlantic Hockey made history last season, sending two teams to the NCAA tournament for the first time after Canisius won the conference tournament and Niagara qualified with an at-large bid. History won’t ...
  • Mar 13, 2014 ECAC Quarterfinal Preview - by Joshua Seguin
    The ECAC first round had only one upset of a higher seed, as Dartmouth defeated Rensselaer in three games. The matchups in the quarterfinals are full of intrigue, led by the rematch of last year's ...
  • Mar 13, 2014 WCHA Quarterfinal Preview
    After an ultra-competitive regular season that ended in newcomer Ferris State claiming the MacNaughton Cup by one point on the season’s final weekend, the revamped WCHA begins its postseason this ...
  • Mar 12, 2014 He Just Scores Goals
    When asked what type of hockey player Cody Wydo is, Robert Morris head coach Derek Schooley gave a simple answer. “He’s a goal scorer,” he said. “They don’t ask how; they ...
  • Mar 07, 2014 St. Cloud Battles for First Against CC - by Dave Starman
    (The NCHC on CBS Sports Network regular season finale goes tonight at 9pm EST with St. Cloud visiting Colorado College. St. Cloud comes off an impressive win over North Dakota Saturday night after getting ...
  • Mar 06, 2014 Hockey East 1st Round Preview - by Joe Meloni
    The 2013-14 Hockey East regular season was the league's 30th. It was, however, the first and only time the conference was composed of 11 teams. Notre Dame's arrival adjusted the league schedule ...
  • Mar 06, 2014 ECAC 1st Round Preview - by Joshua Seguin
    The last weekend of the regular season had many playoff spots up for grabs. Brown had the biggest opportunity. As things turned out it needed just one point on the weekend to clinch a home-ice berth, but ...
  • Mar 05, 2014 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    There always seems to be that team in any conference, which everyone agrees is the team you “don't want” to play in the postseason. That team, this year, is [[Notre Dame]]. There is however ...
  • Mar 05, 2014 Team of the Week: Providence - by Joe Meloni
    When winter break rolled around, Providence was in as good a position as coach Nate Leaman could've expected. The Friars had home ice in the Hockey East Tournament in their grasp, and a trip to the ...
  • Feb 28, 2014 Omaha Stakes - by Avash Kalra
    Much is often said, and written, of the concept of a team’s “identity” – and the season-long search for one – even though it’s a concept that’s inherently intangible. ...
  • Feb 28, 2014 Top Copp - by Jashvina Shah
    Andrew Copp has seen highlights of Michigan’s 1996 National Championship so many times that he can recite how Brendan Morrison scores the game-winning goal. “They made a video of the whole ...
  • Feb 28, 2014 Rumpel's Growth Propelling Badgers
    The last 15 months have been good for the Wisconsin Badgers. After struggling early on last season, the Badgers went 21-6-4 down the stretch and won the Broadmoor Trophy as the WCHA Final Five Champions. This ...
  • Feb 28, 2014 First Place On the Line in St. Cloud - by Dave Starman
    (Tonight marks the first big game for the NCHC as a conference as long time former WCHA rivals North Dakota and St. Cloud State battle on CBS Sports Network for first place. The game is 9 p.m. (ET) and ...
  • Feb 27, 2014 Cornell Makes Its Move - by Adam Wodon
    Cornell's current junior class was considered one of the top recruiting bounties, not just in the ECAC, but nationally, when it came to Ithaca two and a half years ago. Led by national program players ...
  • Feb 26, 2014 Fighting to the End
    Off the ice, Conor Sheary is pretty unassuming. “He’s a real mellow guy,” teammate Michael Pereira said. “He comes off as a quiet and humble and nose-to-the-grindstone type kid. ...
  • Feb 26, 2014 Immediate Impact
    The book on freshmen in college hockey says that it takes time to assimilate to the speed and strength of the NCAA game. Minnesota-Duluth forward Alex Iafallo must not have read it.  Iafallo has ...
  • Feb 26, 2014 Team of the Week: Colorado College - by Joe Meloni
    At 6-18-6, it's difficult for Colorado College coach Scott Owens to look at the 2013-14 season as a success at this point. His young Tiger club has spent most of the year learning just how difficult ...
  • Feb 25, 2014 Bump in the Road - by Joshua Seguin
    Last season, Quinnipiac took the nation by storm, going to the national championship game and running off an impressive unbeaten streak of 21 games. This season, despite some predictions that its young ...
  • Feb 21, 2014 Mac Pro - by Avash Kalra
    After 28 regular-season games – most of them grueling, and still six to go before the start of the inaugural NCHC playoffs – perhaps it’s not surprising that North Dakota forward Mark ...
  • Feb 21, 2014 Two of a Kind - by Jashvina Shah
    On Feb, 15, Michigan State coach Tom Anastos dressed freshmen Mackenzie MacEachern and Thomas Ebbing on a different line. “They responded fine,” Michigan State coach Tom Anastos said. “I ...
  • Feb 21, 2014 Miami Faces Another Challenge in St. Cloud - by Dave Starman
    The Miami RedHawks have suffered through a season of injuries and oddities that have them at the bottom looking up. The No. 1 team in the NCHC is tonight’s opponent from St. Cloud State, which holds ...
  • Feb 21, 2014 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    The final weeks of the regular season are shaping up to be fairly wild in just about every conference in the country. While Boston College crushed everyone and already has the Hockey East regular season ...
  • Feb 19, 2014 Like a Pro
    Like any athlete set to make his professional debut, Mitch Jones was a little nervous. “I didn’t know what to expect,” Jones said. “But it was really fun. The Xcel Center was awesome. ...
  • Feb 19, 2014 Team of the Week: Boston College
    Last Monday night, Boston College won its fifth consecutive Beanpot with a well-earned 4-1 win over crosstown rival Northeastern. The victory kicked off another Trophy Season in Chestnut Hill. Saturday ...
  • Feb 14, 2014 RedHawk Down - by Avash Kalra
    The 2013-14 season for the Miami RedHawks started off well enough – early season wins against Ohio State, North Dakota, St. Cloud State, and Wisconsin had many in Oxford, Ohio, expecting what has ...
  • Feb 14, 2014 Scheid's Experience Helps Lead Penn State
    For Penn State, the first year of Big Ten hockey, and second year as a Division I program, has been a struggle. But that does not mean there has not been some bright spots for a program that has the resources ...
  • Feb 14, 2014 Miami-North Dakota Face Off Headed in Opposite Directions - by Dave Starman
    (Despite a loss last Saturday night, North Dakota is starting to show its mettle. Miami is starting to get healthy. They collide at The Ralph on Friday night with North Dakota looking to solidify a spot ...
  • Feb 13, 2014 McCarthy Putting Himself, and Vermont, Back on Map
    Chris McCarthy didn’t set out to make a name for himself this season. “Team recognition is better than getting personal recognition,” he said. “I’m not one to like the spotlight ...
  • Feb 11, 2014 BC Primed for Another 'Trophy Season' - by Joe Meloni
    Two years ago, Boston College defeated Northeastern to win the Beanpot on the second Monday in February. That night, the Eagles picked up their first trophy of the season. A young goaltender emerged as ...
  • Feb 11, 2014 ECAC Bullish on Bear Naclerio - by Joshua Seguin
    Brown made its surprise run to the ECAC Championship game last year on the back of its goaltender, Anthony Borelli, and forward Matt Lorito. Borelli graduated and now-junior Lorito was given consideration ...
  • Feb 11, 2014 Hudson Crossing - by Jashvina Shah
    When Hudson Fasching returned to Minnesota for the first time after moving away from home, he thought of one thing. “I just miss the smell of Minnesota,” Fasching said. For two years, Fasching ...
  • Feb 11, 2014 Team of the Week: Wisconsin - by Joe Meloni
    Midway through the second period of Friday night's game against Minnesota, Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves was pleased with his team. Coming off a hard-fought 2-1 win against the Gophers on Thursday, Eaves ...
  • Feb 10, 2014 Northeastern Primed for Another Beanpot Chance - by Joe Meloni
    They come every year. Situated between sections 309 and 313, Northeastern fans wait. They yell sometimes. Grimace during others. The organized chants echo through the TD Garden. It's college sports ...
  • Feb 07, 2014 Miami, Western Michigan Look for Spark Down Stretch - by Dave Starman
    Miami forward Sean Kuraly gets it. Those who follow Miami hockey regularly know the versatility that Kuraly has demonstrated in his tenure as a RedHawk. The versatility will be on display Friday night ...
  • Feb 06, 2014 Bemidji State Adjusts to New WCHA
    This season has been one of transition for college hockey, with re-aligned and new conferences shifting the sport’s landscape. Few teams understand that better than Bemidji State, which is adjusting ...
  • Feb 06, 2014 Brothers Johnstone Revel in High-Octane Weekend
    Jacob and David Johnstone had a weekend they won’t soon forget ... but don’t ask them to try to explain it. “I don’t even know, just something happened,” David said, with ...
  • Feb 06, 2014 Second Shot
    During his freshman year, [[Michigan State]] goaltender Jake Hildebrand played in two shootouts and lost them both. So when his Spartans forced a shootout against the No. 1 team in the country in the first ...
  • Feb 06, 2014 As Lowell's Injuries Mount, Opportunities Arise - by Michael King
    Nightly changes are becoming a regular occurrence on Norm Bazin’s line chart. The Massachusetts-Lowell coach’s decision making isn’t dictated by inconsistency or poor play on the ice. ...
  • Feb 05, 2014 Red ... With White and Blue - by Joseph Edwards
    It would be pretty easy to label Maine's 2013-14 campaign as a 'rebuilding season.' For the third time in six seasons, the Black Bears finished under .500 in 2012-13, and in that span had ...
  • Feb 04, 2014 Crandall Having Senior Moment
    It’s been a battle for the starting position over the past four seasons for Minnesota-Duluth’s Aaron Crandall. But now in his final semester of his fifth year with the Bulldogs, Crandall has ...
  • Feb 04, 2014 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    The problem with the Beanpot is a pretty simple one: We're told it's important and it is in fact not. Well, that's not entirely true. It's important to the four teams which participate ...
  • Feb 04, 2014 Team of the Week: Minnesota-Duluth - by Joe Meloni
    Neither November or December were particularly kind to Minnesota-Duluth. The Bulldogs headed into their final game of the first half with a 6-8-1 record, losers of three straight and two of eight. That ...
  • Feb 03, 2014 Another Lost Year at Beanpot for Harvard - by Joshua Seguin
    One cannot sugarcoat Harvard's performance against Northeastern in the first round of The Beanpot. After losing 6-0 and officially marking a 21st straight year without a title, words like horrid come ...
  • Jan 31, 2014 Opportunities Abound For NCHC Teams in Tight Race - by Avash Kalra
    Before the 2013-14 season began, North Dakota’s Dave Hakstol – who has taken the Sioux to the NCAA tournament in each of his nine seasons as head coach, including five Frozen Four appearances ...
  • Jan 31, 2014 Nagelvoort Providing Answers In Michigan's Net
    For most players, getting to play college hockey for any team is an honor, but it is extra special when you get to play for the team you grew up cheering for. That is what happened this year with Michigan ...
  • Jan 30, 2014 Making Time For the Pain
    Zach Lehrke couldn’t do it anymore. Over the summer, he had trained harder than ever, fighting through the pain like he always did, to prepare himself to be an impact player his senior season at ...
  • Jan 30, 2014 Harvard Faces Turning Point - by Joshua Seguin
    Harvard has shown glimpses of something special this year, but it has displayed inconsistency more often. Finding that spark has proven to be a challenge for the leadership and head coach Ted Donato. "I ...
  • Jan 29, 2014 Taking His Time - by Mike McMahon
    With players verbally committing to college programs at younger ages, it’s commonplace for the terms of those handshake agreements to change over time. Often it’s the college programs asking ...
  • Jan 28, 2014 Working For the Weekend - by Jashvina Shah
    Michael McDonagh was a freshman on Penn State’s club hockey team when he heard the school would be getting a Division I program. With the announcement, coach Guy Gadowsky arrived on campus in McDonagh’s ...
  • Jan 28, 2014 Team of the Week: Robert Morris - by Joe Meloni
    On Jan. 1, Robert Morris coach Derek Schooley looked at the Atlantic Hockey standings. The picture he saw reflected a difficult first half for his team. The Colonials had just two wins to show for the ...
  • Jan 24, 2014 Beyond Their Years - by Avash Kalra
    Last season, St. Cloud State memorably made its first Frozen Four appearance in program history -- an experience that, despite all the anticipation, resulted in a sluggish national semifinal appearance ...
  • Jan 24, 2014 Familiar Foes
    On Jan. 24, four former WCHA rivals will take the ice against each other in the inaugural North Star College Cup. The tournament will feature Minnesota, St. Cloud State, Minnesota-Duluth and Minnesota ...
  • Jan 24, 2014 Swede and Sour - by Avash Kalra
    Gustav Olofsson -- whose journey as a 19-year old has already taken him from his hometown of Boras, Sweden, to Vienna, then to San Jose, back to Sweden and eventually to Colorado -- spent the early days ...
  • Jan 24, 2014 North Dakota, Denver Renew Rivalry in NCHC - by Dave Starman
    (The CBS Sports Network has two great rivalry games on tonight starting at 7pm. Game 1 features an AHA showdown between Western New York neighbors RIT and Niagara. Eric Frede, Jim Paradise and Ryan Cruthers ...
  • Jan 23, 2014 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    The results the last few weeks have not been particularly good for Ferris State, a team which has grown accustomed to having the results go their way for most of this season. The Bulldogs have just five ...
  • Jan 22, 2014 Michigan Tries to Recapture Its Game
    Throughout the course of a long season, some teams welcome a few weeks off. The Michigan Wolverines are not one of those teams. Michigan started the season 10-2-1 and played nearly every weekend in October ...
  • Jan 22, 2014 A New Leitner
    Stationed at the bottom of the circle, Matt Leitner watched Bryce Gervais dig for the puck along the boards behind the net. Once Gervais worked it free to Zach Lehrke, Lehrke set Leitner up for the one-timer. Leitner’s ...
  • Jan 22, 2014 Coaches Overwhelmingly Approve Of New Recruiting Legislation - by Mike McMahon
      The NCAA has approved new legislation that changes regulations in recruiting, specifically when and how often college coaches can contact prospective players. Under the old rules, coaches were ...
  • Jan 22, 2014 Team of the Week: Minnesota State - by Joe Meloni
    When Minnesota State arrived back in Mankato after a weekend trip to Alaska-Anchorage, MSU coach Mike Hastings knew his club needed a spark. The Mavericks outplayed the Seawolves for a majority of the ...
  • Jan 21, 2014 Greener Pastures
    In his first game back from injury, Ryan Carpenter made his presence felt. “Potting his first goal in his first game, I wouldn’t expect anything less from him,” teammate Bryce Williamson ...
  • Jan 21, 2014 The Road Ahead - by Joe Meloni
    The first thing players and coaches in Hockey East talk about when they talk about that bus ride up to Orono, Maine, is the crowd. Those Maine fans, they'll say, they're rowdy. They love their ...
  • Jan 17, 2014 Minnesota-Ohio State Weekend an Experience
    The strangest thing about this weekend’s series between [[Minnesota]] and [[Ohio State]] is not the short week for the Gophers, whose Sunday-Monday sweep of Penn State in Pennsylvania means the team ...
  • Jan 17, 2014 St. Cloud-Western Michigan Series Features Two Hot Teams
    St. Cloud State and Western Michigan square off in what promises to be an exciting, fast, physical and intense matchup between two of the hottest teams in the nation. St. Cloud is No. 4 in the Pairwise ...
  • Jan 15, 2014 Top 13 Recruiting Stories of the Year - by Jasper Kozak-Miller
    This article first appeared on Over the Boards. 1. Minnesota’s Positional Trio of 1998s Make College Decisions In a rare swing for the Midwest, this summer saw Minnesota’s top three 1998s ...
  • Jan 15, 2014 BC's Noah Hanifin Will Accelerate to Next Season
    Boston College recruit Noah Hanifin will accelerate his studies and begin as a freshman at Boston College next season, a year earlier than originally anticipated. The Boston College Hockey Blog was the ...
  • Jan 14, 2014 Q&A With ... Don Lucia - by Adam Wodon
    Don Lucia, regularly the head coach at Minnesota, recently coached the U.S. national team at the World Junior championships. We caught up with the two-time national champion coach during his team's ...
  • Jan 14, 2014 Team of the Week: Northeastern - by Joe Meloni
    Between the steady rain and shoddy ice conditions, placing too much stock in Northeastern's 4-1 win over Massachusetts-Lowell at Fenway Park on Saturday may not be too fair. However, this win was the ...
  • Jan 13, 2014 Hayes Lifted - by Joe Meloni
    When the Chicago Blackhawks chose Kevin Hayes with the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, the franchise put Kevin Hayes on a straight line to realizing his dream. Some time at Boston College, maybe ...
  • Jan 12, 2014 Yale-Harvard Take Rivalry Back to Its Roots - by Joshua Seguin
    It seemed fitting that the Harvard-Yale rivalry would be taken to a new level. The 239th meeting proved to be quite the spectacle, as famed Madison Square Garden brought the teams back to their historic ...
  • Jan 11, 2014 Culture Change Underway at Sacred Heart - by Mike McMahon
    C.J. Marottolo admits, from a won-loss perspective, the last few seasons at Sacred Heart have been rough.  The Pioneers finished last season with just two wins (2-30-4) after starting the season ...
  • Jan 10, 2014 Dog Days
    It’s been approximately 40 days since the fourth Red Hot Hockey game at Madison Square Garden, a biannual contest featuring Boston University and Cornell. To Terriers head coach David Quinn and ...
  • Jan 10, 2014 Fresh Starts for North Dakota, CC - by Dave Starman
    (Fresh off his fifth World Junior Championship broadcast appearance Dave reunites with his teammates Shireen Saski Starman and Ben Holden for tonight’s NCHC Game Of The Week. It is the backend of ...
  • Jan 09, 2014 'The Pistol' Explodes
    Nobody at Rensselaer is surprised that Ryan Haggerty has exploded onto the collegiate hockey scene this year. With his blistering shot and 6-foot frame, he always had offensive upside. He just had some ...
  • Jan 08, 2014 Big (Green) Problems - by Joshua Seguin
    Dartmouth improved after an exam break late in November. It was a marked and profound improvement from the struggles it saw early in its season. Then it played in its own Christmas Tournament consolation ...
  • Jan 08, 2014 Second Thoughts - by Ryan Lambert
    It was a funny thing to sit there on Saturday afternoon and listen to Nate Leaman talk about what he liked from his team's performance in what has to be seen as a disappointing if understandable lack ...
  • Jan 07, 2014 Team of the Week: Colgate
    Colgate head coach Don Vaughan had last weekend circled on his calendar for a long time. Junior defenseman Spiro Goulakos did not. Goulakos, who last season stepped away from the Raiders for a month to ...
  • Jan 06, 2014 Net Gains - by Jashvina Shah
    Logan Davis was certain he’d only play for a few minutes. The freshman entered Ohio State’s Nov. 9 contest against Niagara at the 3:44 mark, after starter Matt Tomkins left with an injury. “Come ...
  • Jan 05, 2014 The Rivalry No One Cares About - by Joe Meloni
    It's difficult to play a team as often as Merrimack and Providence do without something more developing between the clubs. Prior to the 2011-12 season, the annual battles meant little more than the ...
  • Jan 02, 2014 Bentley Not Just Another Face in the Crowd
    Boston is undoubtedly a college town. And it has a rich college hockey history with four area schools, Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern, combining to win 11 Division I national ...
  • Jan 02, 2014 A Moore Perfect Union - by Avash Kalra
    Prior to arriving on campus for the Denver Pioneers, freshman forward Trevor Moore had every reason to be anxious. After all, the head coach who recruited him – two-time national title winner George ...
  • Jan 02, 2014 Going Goth - by Avash Kalra
    In the fall of 2001, the doors to the then-brand new Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D., officially opened, as the building Sports Illustrated called the “Taj Mahal of Hockey” hosted ...

 

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