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Penn State's Kerr Out For Year
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Penn State sophomore defenseman Kevin Kerr will miss the remainder of the season, coach Guy Gadowsky said, as reported by The Daily Collegian. Kerr was injured in a game at Wisconsin two weeks ago. It was called a "lower-body injury" at the time. He was seen sliding feet first into the boards and was soon helped off the ice. Kerr had played all but one game as a freshman and every game this season ... more »

Roundup: Minnesota Wins OT Thriller; Wisconsin Keeps Pace
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Rem Pitlick, who had a hat trick Friday, redirected a shot with 1:33 left in overtime to give Minnesota a weekend sweep of Penn State, 4-3, on Saturday. In a wild third period, Minnesota tied the game with 3.5 seconds left in regulation. Taylor Cammarata was able to squeeze the puck back off a faceoff, and Justin Kloos roofed a shot past PSU goaltender Peyton Jones to send the game to overtime. That ... more »

Roundup: Western Michigan Sweeps UND
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Western Michigan was outshot 46-19 but held off North Dakota on Saturday for a 3-2 and the completion of a weekend series sweep at Lawson Ice Arena. Freshman goalie Ben Blacker made a career-high 44 saves and Matheson Iacopelli scored twice for the Broncos. It was the first-ever sweep for WMU over North Dakota. Blacker made 32 of his saves in the second and third periods. Western Michigan also ... more »

Roundup: Cornell Slips Off Pace in Race For 1st in ECAC
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Cornell battled to a 3-3 tie with Clarkson, but by not gaining the crucial extra point, the Big Red fell a step back in its chase for first place in the ECAC. Cornell now trails first-place Union by three points, and second-place Harvard by two. Cornell plays Union next weekend. Sophomore forward Mitch Vanderlaan and sophomore defenseman Matt Nuttle scored goals in the final half of the third period ... more »

Roundup: Hat Trick for Aston-Reese; Hockey East Race Tightens
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Zach Aston-Reese recorded his third hat trick of the season on the way to a four-point night as Northeastern completed the weekend sweep of Connecticut on Senior Night at Matthews Arena, 4-1. Aston-Reese has slipped under the radar this season nationally, probably because his team is middle of the pack when it comes to overall records. But he has built one of the quietest, yet most potent, Hobey Baker ... more »

Catching Up With ... Blaine Lacher
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100
For 23 years, former Lake Superior State goaltender Blaine Lacher has held the streak for most consecutive minutes played without allowing a goal, 375 minutes, 1 second, set in 1994. That team was on the way to its third national championship. Lacher left after that season and embarked on a brief NHL career where he wowed teams for half a season before it faded. And then he was gone, rarely heard from ... more »

Bracket ABCs: February Edition
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Back we are for another season of scouring the Pairwise ó the objective system the NCAA uses to select and seed the NCAA tournament ó with our Analysis, Breakdown and Comparisons (ABCs). I've been writing about this for 20 years now. When I wrote my first article explaining the process, very few people got it or even believed it. It took over a decade to educate most of even the mainstream media. But ... more »

Best Laid Plans
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Heading into the 2016-17 season led by an all-league goalie who posted a 1.91 goals-against average as a sophomore, Bowling Green was the trendy pick to finish the regular season at the top of the WCHA standings. That hasnít come to fruition, as last seasonís top-10 defense had a slow start out of the gate. The Falcons, as a whole, struggled as the puck dropped on the season. But thereís a little ... more »

One Drought, Over
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100
The past 13 years at Harvard under coach Ted Donato have been bumpy, to say the least. He came in at a time when Harvard was making NCAA tournaments again, but couldn't get over the hump, either in the NCAAs or withing its own city. Donato's task was to get the team back to the performances of the late-'80s and early-'90s, when it was a local and national force. In his time, the former star on the ... more »

Even With Beanpot, Harvard Has Plenty Left to Play For
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100
It's been difficult to ignore the resurgence Harvard's undergone in the last three years. NCAA tournaments, a Hobey Baker winner, an ECAC tournament win and a number of quality wins over national powers have made the last few seasons quite enjoyable for anyone involved with Harvard hockey. The present isn't so bad either. Harvard is currently No. 3 in the Pairwise. The Crimson are just one point ... more »