|Roundup: North Dakota Sweeps at Lawson|
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100North Dakota swept its first-ever road weekend NCHC series against Western Michigan. In both cases, North Dakota grinded out 3-1 leads, then held on for 3-2 wins.
Saturday, Rocco Grimaldi had the game winner in the second period. Friday, Luke Johnson led the way with two goals.
"Western Michigan plays hard. They're hard on pucks," North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol said. "This is the way you've gotta ... more »
|Roundup: Clarkson Stays Hot, Sweeps Neighbor St. Lawrence|
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100Clarkson overcame a two-goal deficit and three more goals from the Carey brothers to win at St. Lawrence and sweep the home-and-home weekend with its rivals.
Both games were played in jam-packed arenas, just like the good old days in the North County. Friday, Clarkson won in front of the third-largest crowd in Cheel Arena history. Saturday, over 2,800 squeezed into Appleton Arena in Canton, N.Y. ... more »
|Roundup: Union Rallies Past Quinnipiac to Move Into First Place|
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100Union overtook Quinnipiac for first place in the ECAC with a 6-4 win Saturday. It marked a weekend sweep for Union, which defeated Princeton on Friday.
"I want to embrace the fact that we're still growing as a program," Union coach Rick Bennett said. "You're going to need these type of wins along the way. I thought tonight was a great test of moving forward in a positive direction. ... We faced a ... more »
|North Dakota, Western Michigan Set for Lawson Weekend|
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100North Dakota arrived at Western Michigan's Lawson arena Thursday and looked around the rink. A couple of them had played here before but 95 percent of the players and staff had never been here. A couple of the players pointed across the way from where they were standing and said “that’s where they sit, the Lawson Lunatics.”
Seeing a team’s first visit to an opposing building is always unique. ... more »
|Carey, Anas Earn HCA Monthly Honors|
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100St. Lawrence senior forward Greg Carey, who led the nation in scoring in November, has been named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division I Player of the Month. He joins fellow ECAC forward Sam Anas of Quinnipiac on the honoree list; Anas was named Rookie of the Month.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Carey also received the honor in February 2013. Carey’s productive month of November ... more »
|Quinnipiac's Young Defense Making Quick Strides|
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100After Quinnipiac's historic run to the national championship game last season, conventional wisdom held that the Bobcats would take a step back in 2013-14, with four senior defensemen and a Hobey Baker award finalist goaltender all graduating.
But the conventional is not always wise.
While there's a long way to go this season, [[Quinnipiac]] -- currently 13-2-2 and atop the ECAC again -- has not ... more »
|Ohio State Adding USHL Goalie Frey|
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100After losing its top two netminders in November, Ohio State has made a move to replenish the position by making a scholarship offer to Christian Frey from Dubuque of the USHL, according to Dubuque's website.
The 20-year-old netminder from Arlington, Texas, has accepted and will enroll at the school this month. Frey will officially leave the Saints after their game on December 14.
Currently one of ... more »
|Team USA Announces Preliminary World Junior Roster|
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100Team USA's preliminary roster for the 2014 World Junior Championship is NCAA-heavy, as announced by USA Hockey today.
Twenty-six players are on the list, which will be whittled to 23 when the tournament begins at the end of the month. The team will be relatively inexperienced, with only three players returning from one that won the gold medal last year.
The United States will be looking to defend ... more »
|Team of the Week: Minnesota|
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100On the surface, it was the same old game. Minnesota and Wisconsin in Minneapolis, battling for bragging rights and crucial conference points. For the first time, though, those points went toward the Big Ten standings, and it was Minnesota collecting all six and earning the College Hockey News Team of the Week honor in the process.
The Gophers defeated the Badgers, 4-1 on Friday and 4-3 on Saturday ... more »
|Big Ten is On Its Way|
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100For as big of a deal as the Big Ten has been made out to be, the opening weekend of conference play seemed familiar to college hockey.
Longtime border rivals Minnesota and Wisconsin kicked off the inaugural conference game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Friday afternoon, less than 10 miles away from where the season will end with the Big Ten tournament, without much fanfare. Conference commissioner ... more »