|Michigan Looks to Rebound With 'Day-By-Day' Effort|
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100With a few minutes left en route to a 5-1 loss to New Hampshire, Michigan watched as the Wildcats called a timeout, knowing it was a few minutes away from starting the 2014-15 season 0-2.
“That was the moment that we realized this was not what we’re about,” assistant captain J.T. Compher said. “Especially at home, wearing our home jerseys in front of our fans. We didn’t put up a good enough ... more »
|Eagles Confident of Coping Without Santini|
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100Tuesday's announcement that Boston College defenseman Steve Santini will miss the remainder of the first half after wrist surgery was a tough blow for the Eagles to handle.
Despite the Eagles' depth on the blue line, which rivals anyone in the country, losing a versatile player like Santini is never easy to handle for any team. There are capable players ready to step into BC's lineup, but the six ... more »
|Phillips Driving Michigan Tech to Hot Start|
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100Michigan Tech head coach Mel Pearson expects goals to, once again, be at a premium this season in the WCHA.
“The way that our league is structured, it’s hard to put up huge numbers, based on the goaltenders and the coaches and the way the league is run,” he said. “The goalies are so good, the teams are so well coached, there’s so much video and teams are so well scouted, it’s hard to ... more »
|Picking It Right Up|
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100Last season, it took Robert Morris three months to find any semblance of rhythm. But as the season rolled on, so too did Colonials — storming all the way to an Atlantic Hockey tournament championship and their first-ever NCAA tournament berth.
This year, the Colonials haven’t missed a beat, going 5-0-1 in the first three weeks of the season.
“We came out and continued to work at getting back ... more »
|Vermont Looking to Build on Hot Start|
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100Hockey coaches like to talk about identity. They have an idea for their teams' playing styles, whether it's about pace or power, offense or defense.
To develop these looks, coaches recruit high-end talents capable of playing those styles. It takes more than a few players to build a hockey team, and every piece of a roster must contribute at some points in the year. However, contending teams need great ... more »
|BU Back in Business|
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100Matt Lane stood near the Boston University bench waiting.
Officials in a replay booth analyzed everything that happened just seconds before -- a puck sailed toward the net with a handful players pushing and shoving in front of Michigan goaltender Zach Nagelvoort.
Lane thought he knew what happened.
Brandon Hickey's shot fluttered at just the right height, he angled his stick just so and tipped it ... more »
|Quinnipiac AD McDonald to Retire After Season|
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100Jack McDonald, who spearheaded Quinnipiac's move to Division I hockey and later to the ECAC, announced to his staff he's retiring at the end of this academic year, CHN has confirmed.
McDonald was also instrumental in the creation of Atlantic Hockey, and, as Chair of the Men's Ice Hockey Committee, the expansion of the NCAA tournament from 12 to 16 teams.
His efforts culminated in Quinnipiac's run ... more »
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100Coming into the season, the pundits were out in force, rightfully so, questioning St. Lawrence's potential. The Saints graduated and lost many of their top-end players. But the biggest question was not whether the Saints would score, but rather who would step up in goal.
Sophomore Tyler Parks was the only one back, but had an .861 save percentage last season. Then there was the unknown freshman Kyle ... more »
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100If you've been around this sport long enough, you've probably heard the term “puck luck” thrown around by players, coaches, announcers, and fans more times than you could ever hope to remember.
And in general, you probably think you know what that means: Sometimes bounces do or don't go a team's way, and it ends up impacting whether they win or lose a specific game. But what people often don't ... more »
|Team of the Week: Bentley|
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100The story of Atlantic Hockey teams playing non-conference games usually follows one of a few different narratives.
A team plays well but falls victim to a club with superior talent. The game remains close for a while before it eventually turns into a multi-goals loss.
A team struggles to generate much puck possession, but its goaltender stands on his head to make a game seem much closer than it actually ... more »