|Yale's Shutdown Man|
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0100Rob O'Gara quietly had a great season on Yale's blue line. On most nights he was the best player on the ice, but has gone unrecognized by many. This weekend, however, one of the best shutdown defensemen in the country has every chance to prove how good he is.
"Rob is a terrific player and he is a terrific human being as well," Yale coach Keith Allain said. "He is just a joy to have at the rink every ... more »
|NCAA West Regional Preview|
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0100By now, the city of Fargo, perched on North Dakota’s eastern border, should be comfortable with receiving a fair dose of attention.
After all, this is a city made legendary by an acclaimed eponymous film (1996) and last year by a thematically aligned television series – both fictional dark comedies, despite beginning with the Coen brothers’ claim that “this is a true story.” This weekend ... more »
|NCAA East Regional Preview|
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0100The East Regional could see an all-Hockey East or an all-NCHC final, with Miami, Denver, Boston College and Providence. Miami enters as the No. 1 seed after winning the NCHC tournament, while Denver, Boston College and Providence earned at-large bids.
Miami just defeated Denver to win the NCHC tournament. This will be the second straight meeting between Boston College and Denver in the opening round. ... more »
|NCAA Midwest Regional Preview|
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0100The Midwest regional in South Bend features a pair of Mavericks looking for their first tournament victory, an ECAC team hoping to continue that league’s run of national championships, and a 16-seed that stunned everyone a few years ago.
No. 1 Minnesota State vs. No. 4 RIT
Saturday, March 28, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN-U)
If goaltending wins games and defenses win championships, then it ... more »
|NCAA Northeast Regional Preview|
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0100When Yale left the ice after a double overtime loss to Harvard in the ECAC quarterfinals, it did so with an 8 percent chance of making the NCAAs, according to the math. But through a series of twists, and, ironically, the hated Crimson coming through for Yale in the ECAC championship game, the Bulldogs have again squeaked into the NCAA tournament.
The last time this happened, Yale needed Michigan ... more »
|The Many Lives of Patrick McNally|
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0100Patrick McNally's recent comeback from a knee injury that once seemed certain to derail his season, isn't the only instance of him returning from what seemed to be the end of his Harvard career.
In 2012, McNally was embroiled, along with 2 percent of his Harvard classmates, in an academic scandal that left him -- and three other hockey players -- kicked out of school for a year.
A 2010 NHL Draft ... more »
|Next In Line|
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0100Outside the TD Garden, the sun had set. But Boston University and Harvard were still battling, taking a 5 p.m. game into double overtime. After playing for over 80 minutes, Harvard tried breaking out of their defensive zone.
But Evan Rodrigues intercepted the pass and sent it to Danny O’Regan, who was waiting just outside the crease.
O’Regan sent the puck over Steve Michalek, giving the Terriers ... more »
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0100Kevin Rooney would have much preferred to be on the ice at TD Garden in Boston last weekend skating in the Hockey East semifinals and perhaps even the championship game. Instead he was sitting in his apartment at Providence College about 50 miles south, with laptops lined up to watch the conference tournaments, and a lot of nervous anticipation.
The junior forward and the rest of his Friar teammates ... more »
|Baun Leaves Colgate, Signs With Chicago|
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0100Colgate forward Kyle Baun, a free agent who was being courted by a number of NHL teams, has agreed to sign with the Chicago Blackhawks, his agent confirmed Thursday on Twitter.
Baun is the grandson of Toronto Maple Leafs legend Bobby Baun.
The 6-foot-2 Baun had 14 goals and 29 points in 38 games for Colgate this season. The Raiders' season ended when they lost to Harvard in the ECAC championship ... more »
|Copp Signs With Winnipeg|
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0100Michigan junior Andrew Copp has signed an entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets. The Ann Arbor native will forgo his senior year at Michigan and report directly to Winnipeg for the stretch run of the NHL season.
A fourth-round selection (104th overall) by Winnipeg in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Copp finishes his Michigan career with 81 points (40G, 41A) in 107 games, including 11 power-play goals ... more »