|Team of the Week: St. Cloud State|
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100Late last Friday night at Minnesota's Mariucci Arena, St. Cloud State faced the very real possibility -- indeed, a very real probability -- of starting the season with three consecutive losses, as the Huskies trailed the Gophers by a score of 5-2 with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation.
At the time, Minnesota, picked to finish first in the 2016-17 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches' poll, was ... more »
|Keller Makes Strong Early Impression|
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100Speed and skill. Those are the noticeable attributes when Clayton Keller plays. He floats around the ice and speeds up like an engine, accelerating from "zero to 60" in just seconds. He can be a magician with the puck, dangling and deking to get his way.
With the U.S. National Team Development Program over the last two years, Keller used that skill and speed to break the NTDP career record with 189 ... more »
|York Will Miss BC's League Opener|
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100Boston College coach Jerry York will undergo an outpatient eye procedure today and will miss tonight's game at Merrimack.
Associate head coach Greg Brown will lead the team in York's absence.
York will return back to the Eagles' bench as soon as possible.
Boston College opens the Hockey East schedule tonight at Merrimack at 7 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 28, the Eagles will host Providence at 6 p.m. ... more »
|St. Lawrence. Morris Still Figuring It Out|
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100Early-season results were favorable for St. Lawrence. The transition to new head coach Mark Morris seemed smooth and on the right track.
Everything seemed to be going right. The systems were largely in place, the transition was going smooth and it appeared that SLU was the team that many picked to win the ECAC, making it one of the better teams in the nation. Three straight wins had the Saints at ... more »
|Defending Champs Picking Up Where They Left Off|
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100With heavy losses of players to the professional ranks after North Dakota's eighth national championship last April, nobody expected coach Brad Berry's youthful team to pick right up where that team left off.
Still, the Fighting Hawks improved to 5-0 this season with a 5-4 non-conference victory over Bemidji State on Saturday and a sweep of the series. In contrast, last year's title team posted a ... more »
|Black Bears Wake From Hibernation|
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100There was something nostalgic about Maineís come-from-behind win, in overtime, over Quinnipiac last Friday night.
The Blacks Bears trailed 3-1 midway through the second period before the Alfond Arena crowd, as they have in the past, turned up the noise when Eric Schurhamer cut the deficit to one goal with 6:55 left in the second.
Two minutes later, when Patrick Shea tied the score, folks wondered ... more »
|NCAA Focused On Re-Establishing Rules Emphasis|
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100If youíve been to a college hockey game in the first three weeks of the season, youíve noticed the uptick in penalties called across the nation.
Itís been one of the biggest storylines of the seasonís first month, with a new directive from the NCAA to clamp down on obstruction calls, such as interference, hooking and holding.
This isnít the first time college hockey has gone down this path. ... more »
|Making a Name|
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100People donít think about Bentley when they think about college hockey in Massachusetts.
Itís Hockey East. The Beanpot. Jerry York. Jack Parker.
Even when college hockey people think about Atlantic Hockey, they still donít think much about Bentley. They remember RITís run to the Frozen Four in 2010 or the handful of players from the league to become NHL regulars.
Ryan Soderquist wants to ... more »
|Former Maverick Find Passion, Success In Music|
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100In 2008, Chad Brownlee told his coach he wanted to quit hockey and pursue his Ph.D. in psychology.
"I was always fascinated with the human mind,Ē Brownlee said. ďI'm a very deep thinker and I always question things.Ē
But Brownlee had other plans.
"I didn't think he would've taken me seriously if I said I wanted to go be a rock star,Ē Brownlee said. ďSo I told him that, but I knew in my ... more »
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0100Last season, Northeastern pulled off one of the most impressive turnarounds in Division I history, finishing on a 20-1-2 run after a 2-12-3 start. The tear, which included 13 consecutive wins, culminated in a Hockey East Tournament Championship victory over Massachusetts-Lowell March 19.
The biggest achievement in the last 28 years of Northeastern hockey was the focus of a muted ceremony at Matthews ... more »