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FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Del Gaizo’s OT game-winner completes comeback from 2-0 down as No. 9 UMass upsets No. 1 BC, 3-2; Merrimack knocks off No....

UMass junior defenseman Marc Del Gaizo scored while being tripped on a breakaway at 1:59 of overtime as the Minutemen completed a comeback from 2-0 down to upset No. 1 Boston College, 3-2 (File photo: Rich Gagnon)

Alaska regents extend fundraising deadline to save Alaska Anchorage hockey team

The University of Alaska Board of Regents announced Thursday it had passed two motions focused on Alaska Anchorage hockey and gymnastics.

Big Ten moves postseason college hockey tournament from March 18-20 to March 14-16 in interest of safety

The Big Ten announced Thursday that it has changed the dates of the 2021 Big Ten men's hockey tournament from March 18-20 to March 14-16.

Thursday’s Mercyhurst at Robert Morris, Saturday’s RIT at Mercyhurst games added to week’s list of Atlantic Hockey cancellations

Thursday's Mercyhurst at Robert Morris and Saturday's Rochester Institute of Technology at Mercyhurst games have been cancelled per Atlantic Hockey COVID-19 protocols, according to...
No. 8 UMass home-and-home vs. No. 14 UMass Lowell preview with Minutemen head coach Greg Carvel: Game of the Week college hockey podcast Season 2 Episode 20

St. Cloud State at Minnesota Duluth preview with Bulldogs radio voice Bruce Ciskie: Game of the Week college hockey podcast Season 3 Episode 13

No. 6 St. Cloud State visits No. 10 Minnesota Duluth in a single NCHC game on Saturday. Bulldogs radio voice Bruce Ciskie join us to preview.

This Week in NCHC Hockey: Conference embracing involvement with College Hockey for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

More and more, athletes and coaches around the sports world are increasing their commitment to positive cultural changes while making their spheres more welcoming. The same goes for college hockey, including in the NCHC. League commissioner Josh Fenton, Omaha assistant coach Paul Jerrard and North Dakota forward Jasper Weatherby are each involved in College Hockey for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, a task force that was unveiled earlier this month but has been meeting since last summer.

This Week in Big Ten Hockey: ‘All of the coaches are in support of’ moving up start of postseason tournament to March 14

On Tuesday of this week, Todd Milewski wrote in the Wisconsin State Journal that the Big Ten will likely be moving up the start date of the playoff tournament to Sunday, March 14. That is something that Wisconsin coach Tony Granato let slip, apparently, before anything official had been announced by the league.

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This Week in NCHC Hockey: Conference embracing involvement with College Hockey for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

More and more, athletes and coaches around the sports world are increasing their commitment to positive cultural changes while making their spheres more welcoming. The same goes for college hockey, including in the NCHC. League commissioner Josh Fenton, Omaha assistant coach Paul Jerrard and North Dakota forward Jasper Weatherby are each involved in College Hockey for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, a task force that was unveiled earlier this month but has been meeting since last summer.

This Week in Big Ten Hockey: ‘All of the coaches are in support of’ moving up start of postseason tournament to March 14

On Tuesday of this week, Todd Milewski wrote in the Wisconsin State Journal that the Big Ten will likely be moving up the start date of the playoff tournament to Sunday, March 14. That is something that Wisconsin coach Tony Granato let slip, apparently, before anything official had been announced by the league.

This Week in Hockey East: ‘Adapting to whatever situation I’m thrown into,’ Boston University goalie Duplessis helping Terriers to national ranking

Three weeks ago, Boston University freshman goalie Vinny Duplessis wasn’t sure he’d see much -- if any -- action this season. Then he was in net against Boston College, the top team in Hockey East, and he shut them down in one of BU’s best wins all season, a 3-1 victory on Feb. 6.

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Army West Point tasting success, figuring out ‘who we want to be as a team’

The preseason media call is always an exercise in routine. Coaches talk about their excitement for the upcoming season and touch upon the optimism of their team’s hard work and commitment, and everyone stresses the need to get better as the season advances. The goal, everyone says, is the same every year: to be playing “your best hockey” when the March postseason rolls around.

This Week in WCHA Hockey: Bemidji State expecting upcoming Minnesota State series to ‘probably be a bloodbath’

The WCHA schedule has done nobody any favors this season. Or maybe, the better way to put it: The COVID-19 pandemic has done the WCHA schedule absolutely no favors this season.

This Week in Hockey East: Due to schedule imbalance, new power index assuring teams that ‘every game matters’

In a very challenging year, one thing was clear to first-year commissioner Steve Metcalf early in the 2020-21 Hockey East campaign It took just a couple of weekends of canceled games and teams and the league working to change opponents to make Metcalf realize come season’s end, there would be a significant imbalance in both number of games played as well as the strength of opponents each team faces. Thus, Metcalf turned to a somewhat familiar formula to help determine the Hockey East standings: the PairWise.

This Week in NCHC Hockey: Conference standings coming into focus with teams battling for playoff positioning

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the NCHC is on the verge of accomplishing what it set out to do when the conference announced the regular season plans of the Omaha pod and then weekend series: have each team play a 24-game regular season.

This Week in WCHA Hockey: Michigan Tech charging ahead, players ‘putting the work in every day’

What makes a line combination does not always make sense when coaches put a trio together on paper. No. 18-ranked Michigan Tech coach Joe Shawhan seems to have found a trio that has quickly developed chemistry in captain Alec Broetzman, freshman Arvid Caderoth, and sophomore Jake Crespi.

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Canisius in upper echelon of conference with Barczewski-Ladd goalie duo ‘getting the job done’

At 6-2-0, Canisius is currently in second place in the Atlantic Hockey standings, which are kept this season based on points percentage. The Griffs have captured 18 out of a possible 24 points so far. The magic formula has been special teams and goaltending.

This Week in Big Ten Hockey: Michigan gets back on ice after COVID-19 pause, splits with Wisconsin as ‘response was phenomenal’

With Wisconsin coming into town, Michigan didn’t exactly get to ease back into things after a COVID-19-related pause forced it to take 22 days off.

This Week in ECAC Hockey: Improved St. Lawrence team sees ‘relationships get deeper,’ led by captains, Zetterquist

It took a while for St. Lawrence to get started its season underway, but the Saints have shown a marked improvement from last year as ECAC Hockey enters its final two weekends of the regular season.

This Week in WCHA Hockey: Minnesota State, including team’s ‘old guys,’ oozing confidence after sweeping Bowling Green

Minnesota State made a big statement last weekend against Bowling Green. In the first (and only) regular-season series between the consensus two top teams in the conference, the Mavericks swept the Falcons in fairly convincing fashion. They won 4-1 and 5-0, showing off their depth and their defensive prowess in the process.

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