|Power Outage in Duluth Postpones Game|
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0100Friday's season-opening non-conference game between Minnesota-Duluth and Bemidji State was postponed following a power outage.
The game, at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, was scheduled to begin at 7:07 p.m. (CT). But a power outage in the afternoon left the playing surface in bad condition. The teams agreed to re-schedule the game for a later date.
The teams are still scheduled to play Saturday night at ... more »
|2015-16 NCHC Team Preview Capsules|
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0100NCHC teams knew what they were getting themselves into when they formed this new conference: a very strong top-to-bottom set of teams that will make it much easier for these long-successful programs to have losing records from time to time. However, the overall out of conference strength helped get six of its eight teams into the NCAAs last season. That will be hard to match, but it's possible.
Colorado ... more »
|New Home, Same Attitude For UNO|
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0100Fresh off its first ever Frozen Four appearance, Nebraska-Omaha has high expectations for this season – and why not? The Mavericks just completed their first 20-win campaign since the 2010-11 season and advanced to the 2015 NCAA Frozen Four.
“It was a special year,” returning forward Jake Guentzel said. “Obviously being the first time in school history we [made it to the Frozen Four], it was ... more »
|2015-16 NCHC Watch List|
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0100The NCHC produced six of last spring’s 16 NCAA tournament teams, and half of the eventual Frozen Four field in Boston. Since then, however, the offseason has been noteworthy for its departures – from head coach Dave Hakstol (vacating the North Dakota head coaching position by signing with the Philadelphia Flyers) to players like Jaccob Slavin (Colorado College), Zane McIntyre (UND), Riley Barber ... more »
|Weight of Expectation|
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0100College hockey is coming and there is a palpable buzz in Houghton, Mich. It has not always been that way, but, after last season, Michigan Tech is dealing with something new: high expectations.
A 29-win season and the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since the early days of the Reagan administration will do that. With much of that team back this season, fans have visions of the Huskies ... more »
|2015-16 WCHA Watch List|
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0100Last season was another big step forward for the WCHA, which put two teams—Minnesota State and Michigan Tech—in the national tournament and narrowly missed a third. The league also boasted three of the top 10 winning percentages in the country a year ago.
The Mavericks and Huskies were both knocked out in the NCAA’s first round, though, so there is still plenty of room for the WCHA to continue ... more »
|2015-16 WCHA Team Preview Capsules|
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0100A look at the 10 members of the WCHA heading into the 2015-16 campaign (in order of their predicted finish, based on the preseason media poll):
Head Coach: Mike Hastings
2014-15 Record: 29-8-3, 21-4-3 WCHA
Changes: The two-time defending conference champions lose a lot of key parts from last season’s MacNaughton Cup-winning team. The Mavericks have the task of replacing over ... more »
|Clarkson At A Crossroads|
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0100A winning season is needed in the worst way at Clarkson. After getting 21 wins in 2013-14, its first winning season in five years, the Golden Knights took a step back last year.
For Clarkson, with such a long a storied tradition, the fans expect wins, something that hasn't come with much consistency over the last decade.
The time is now for the Golden Knights to at least make a move towards the top ... more »
|Quinnipiac At The Forefront Again|
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0100College hockey programs are all built differently. In the ECAC, the differences in the makeup and playing styles of teams makes change at the top of the standings almost inherent. The one constant among all the ebbs and flows in recent years has been Quinnipiac. The Bobcats will look to defend their regular-season championship this season and look to continue the consistency that has been evident since ... more »
|2015-16 ECAC Watch List|
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0100It was a relatively quiet offseason, by ECAC standards. We may be spoiled this season with most of the league's top end players returning. Those players will look to help the league win its third national championship in four seasons. Harvard will seek to repeat as league champion, while Quinnipiac aims to win its third regular season title in four seasons and to finally break through its ECAC tournament ... more »