|Ferris, Minnesota State Remain Tied With One Game Left|
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0100With one game to go in the regular season, Minnesota State and Ferris State remained tied in the WCHA standings after each team earned wins Friday.
For Minnesota State, it was the eighth straight win, as it defeated Michigan Tech, 3-0. The loss dropped Michigan Tech out of a home-ice spot with Alaska's win. Bowling Green also won creating a tie with Michigan Tech with 28 points for fourth place.
The ... more »
|North Dakota, St. Cloud State Stay Even|
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0100North Dakota and St. Cloud State, coming off their battle against each other last weekend, each won Friday to remain tied atop the NCHC standings with one game remaining.
North Dakota holds the tiebreaker by virtue of having more conference wins, despite losing three of four to the Huskies during the season.
Zane Gothberg recorded his second shutout for North Dakota as it defeated Western Michigan ... more »
|Vermont Advances With Late Goal|
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0100Connor Brickley finished a centering pass from senior linemate Anthony DeCenzo with just 1:07 remaining in regulation to lift No. 7 seed Vermont to a 2-1 win over Massachusetts. The loss eliminates UMass in this year's single-elimination first-round Hockey East playoff format.
The Catamounts kept their NCAA hopes alive, and advance to the HEA quarterfinals next weekend against either No. 2 seed Massachusetts-Lowell ... more »
|Princeton, St. Lawrence Get OT Wins in ECAC Openers|
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0100Princeton's Andrew Ammon scored 10:38 into overtime as the Tigers stunned Clarkson in the first game of their best-of-3 series. Princeton comes in as the 12th seed, having lost five in a row, and Clarkson the fifth seed.
"I just kind of jumped up and all the guys were out there and we just got straight off the ice," Ammon said, chuckling, about his game winner.
Princeton moved Johnny Liau from forward ... more »
|Saint John Pursuing Eichel, OHL Move as Unlikely|
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0100On Friday, TSN's Bob McKenzie tweeted there were "whispers" that Boston University recruit Jack Eichel, considered one of the top players eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, was considering, "not going to BU if he could play head-to-head vs. Connor McDavid," another top player eligible for the 2015 draft.
Eichel's Canadian Hockey League rights are owned by the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec ... more »
|St. Cloud Battles for First Against CC|
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0100(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 beaten 5-2 the night before. The Tigers were somewhat emotionally spent after a Gold Pan weekend sweep of arch rival Denver and were flat last Friday at UNO. They rebounded and lost a close one Saturday. ... more »
|ECAC 1st Round Preview|
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0100The 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 was shutout in both games and will now have to travel 360 miles to St. Lawrence. It will also do so without Matt Lorito, one of its top scorers.
Union, Colgate, Quinnipiac and Cornell will enjoy weekends ... more »
|Hockey East 1st Round Preview|
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0100The 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 as well as the postseason format. Instead of eight teams qualifying for the playoffs and moving right into four, best-of-three quarterfinal series, the top five teams received byes with the bottom six playing ... more »
|Team of the Week: Providence|
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0100When 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 NCAA Tournament seemed like a certainty.
Almost immediately upon returning from the break, the Friars watched it all unravel. A loss to Air Force preceded a 2-3-6 start to the New Year that put it all in ... more »
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0100There 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 a difference between these Irish and the usual No. 8 team in any conference, and it's a pretty clear one: There's no actual reason why they should be the eighth-best team in Hockey East when they are, by any ... more »