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Oddo Man In
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0100
For a hockey game to take place, there are many behind-the-scenes actions needed, from travel logistics to preparing an arena. Most athletes have their own pieces of gameday preparation, and don’t see what else happens. But senior Nick Oddo, who participated in even management for the Bucks Go Pro internship, had a chance to see the other side. “There’s so many people doing so many things ... more »


North Dakota May Lose MacMillan For Season
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0100
North Dakota senior Mark MacMillan could be lost for the remainder of the season, dealing a significant blow to a team with national championship aspirations. The team is awaiting final word from doctors this week, but most people around the program are not optimistic. MacMillan blocked a blast with his left leg by St. Cloud State's Jonny Brodzinski in Saturday's win, while helping kill that penalty. ... more »


Roundup: Minnesota State Takes Control of WCHA Race
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Minnesota State has had an edge on Michigan Tech in the WCHA standings all season. The Mavericks swept MTU earlier this season in a two-game series in Houghton. This weekend was Michigan Tech's chance to make recover those points lost. Friday's 1-1 tie in Mankato was a good step, but the Huskies couldn't complete the job. Minnesota State defeated Michigan Tech, 4-2, Saturday night and now has a three-point ... more »


Roundup: Michigan Takes Over Big Ten Lead
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Michigan moved back atop the Big Ten standings with four games left in regular season after a 5-2 win over Wisconsin Saturday in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines, trailing, 1-0, after the first period outscored the Badgers, 2-1, in the second period to end 40 minutes all square, 2-2. In the third period, Michigan erupted with three goals in the final 12 minutes to earn the win. J.T. Compher scored at 8:01 ... more »


Roundup: BU Wins Hockey East Title
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0100
It took a bit longer than expected, but Boston University clinched the Hockey East regular-season title Saturday night. The Terriers defeated Northeastern, 6-1, one night after losing to the Huskies, 6-5. However, BU actually clinched the league championship before its game ended. When Notre Dame's 3-1 win over Boston College became official, it gave BU the trophy. "I can't say how proud I am of ... more »


Roundup: Colgate Clinches Bye in ECAC Tournament
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Colgate's difficult regular season came to a positive end with a 4-2 win over Brown. The Raiders finished the regular season level on points with Dartmouth in fourth place in the ECAC standings. However, Colgate took the fourth seed and bye in the league tournament by virtue of winning the season series with the Big Green. Colgate was an early favorite to win the ECAC and go to the NCAAs. But there ... more »


Roundup: Michigan State Earns Split with Minnesota
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Michigan State surprising surge into the Big Ten title race took a big step forward on Friday night. The Spartans defeated first-place Minnesota, 4-2, in Minneapolis. MSU controlled play for most of the night, outshooting the Golden Gophers, 34-24, for the game. "I thought tonight we showed the resiliency we have," Michigan State coach Tom Anastos said. "Minnesota is a really good team, and they ... more »


Roundup: North Dakota Holds on Against St. Cloud
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0100
North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre made just 22 saves on Friday night, but St. Cloud State made sure everyone of them counted. McIntyre made seven save in the third period, including two at the end of regulation to seal a 3-2 win for UND over the surging Huskies. North Dakota's regulation win kept it on top of the NCHC by a game with three left to play. Nick Schmaltz and Brendan O'Donnell scored ... more »


Roundup: Nothing Decided in Hockey East
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Boston College kept its hopes of sharing the Hockey East regular-season title alive with a 2-0 win over Notre Dame Friday in South Bend. The Eagles received goals from Ian McCoshen and Alex Tuch in the first period to establish the two-goal cushion. Sophomore goaltender Thatcher Demko made 35 saves, including 14 in overtime, to earn the win for BC. Notre Dame goaltender Cal Petersen made 33 saves ... more »


Game of the Week; St. Cloud State-North Dakota
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Two seasons ago St. Cloud State won the WCHA title by two points over North Dakota. The Huskies finished in a tie with Minnesota but won out on tiebreakers. Last season as North Dakota went into the final weekend of the NCHC season, it was poised to sweep Western Michigan and claim the inaugural Penrose Cup. It split with the Broncos and St. Cloud won out again, and claimed the league regular-season ... more »