No. 17 Western Michigan stuns No. 1 Michigan, No. 7 Quinnipiac handles No. 6 North Dakota, No. 12 Providence rallies past No. 8 Denver...
Five different players scored goals as No. 17 Western Michigan upset top-ranked Michigan, 5-2, in Ann Arbor on Friday (Photo: Ashley Huss/Western Michigan Athletics
USCHO BETTOR’S EDGE: Week 3 features plenty of games between top-20 opponents and more difficult choices for USCHO’s staff
Notre Dame (+190) became the first significant underdog from this column to earn a victory last Friday, knocking off Michigan Tech on the road,...
This Week in CCHA Hockey: Blasi ‘extremely happy with the progress we’ve made’ at St. Thomas in first weeks on ice as D-I program
After some time away, there’s one thing Rico Blasi noticed about the familiar rinks of the CCHA. “The smell is still the same,” the first-year...
This Week in ECAC Hockey: Quinnipiac hosting North Dakota, spectators Friday, Saturday as ‘the place is going to be rocking both nights’
A matchup between two top-10 teams is noteworthy enough on its own, but there’s a little extra buzz in this weekend’s matchup between No....
Previewing No. 6 North Dakota at No. 7 Quinnipiac with writer Brad Schlossman: Game of the Week college hockey podcast Season 4 Episode 3
College hockey writer Brad Elliot Schlossman joins us to preview a great east-west series as No. 6 North Dakota visits No. 7 Quinnipiac.
Don't call it a goalie controversy. Because Merrimack coach Scott Borek doesn't see it that way. With sophomore Zachary Borgiel and freshman Hugo Ollas sharing time...
Alaska Anchorage announced Wednesday that former Seawolves player Matt Shasby has been named the seventh head hockey coach in school history. Shasby replaces Matt Curley,...
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NCHC 2021-22 Season Preview: With ‘hopefully a normal season to come,’ conference seeing balance throughout teams
October is basically hockey’s spring. Hope abounds for each new season, and this time around, that extends to what’s going on amid a pandemic that...
For the casual fan watching on a Friday or Saturday, chances are high that the inaugural season of the new CCHA won’t look much...
ECAC Hockey 2021-22 Season Preview: After many teams miss ’20-21 season, conference ‘starting over and building from the ground up again’
While change is inevitable in college hockey, there’s never been an offseason quite as tumultuous or long for many of the teams in ECAC...
Hockey East 2021-22 Season Preview: UMass seeks to repeat as conference, national champs, but road back won’t be easy
The only thing that will keep Hockey East fans on the edge of their seats this season will be the action on the ice. At...
Big Ten 2021-22 Season Preview: Michigan has the talent, but are the Wolverines the conference favorite?
As the sudden cancelation of the 2019-20 season and the general, let’s say, quirkiness of last year gets put in the rearview, everyone is...
Atlantic Hockey 2021-22 Season Preview: Conference parity a strong suit as teams look to get back to normal in ’21-22
At the Atlantic Hockey media day last week, the word "normal" kept coming up in conversations with the league's coaches. We're not there yet, but...
This Week in Atlantic Hockey: With NCAA tournament bid at stake, remaining four playoff teams all boasting ‘extreme confidence’
There was plenty of excitement in the three Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series that went ahead, with Army West Point, Canisius and Niagara advancing to Springfield over Sacred Heart, RIT and Robert Morris, respectively.
This Week in NCHC Hockey: Applause for conference in getting through ’20-21 season safely, with exciting games to boot
Now that the Frozen Faceoff has ended, it seems fitting to look back on the NCHC season. It’s likely that three teams from the conference may make the NCAA tournament, possibly four, but with so much up in the air with selection, it’s also possible only two teams, North Dakota and St. Cloud State, will be chosen.
This Week in Big Ten Hockey: As pandemic lingers, commissioner Warren hopeful Big Ten ‘did all that we could for our conference’ in ’20-21
Another sign of how much things have changed, as if one was needed, was evident in Sunday’s conversation with Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren. When Warren took over at the helm of the conference in January 2020, a college hockey reporter opening an interview with a line of questions about an infectious disease wouldn’t have been normal. Such is life for the Big Ten, and sports in general, these days.
This Week in WCHA Hockey: Lake Superior State wants to ‘get back to that level’ of playing for league, national championships
Shortly after dropping his son off for hockey practice, Lake Superior State coach Damon Whitten looks out from his office window at the Taffy Abel Arena. A collection of banners stares back at him. This is his office view every day, a reminder of the proud tradition of Lakers hockey that includes an era that stretches from 1987-96. They made the NCAA tournament eight straight times during that run, winning three national titles and finishing runner-up once. Since the 1995-96 season, the Lakers have topped the 20-win plateau just twice, most recently in 2018-19. It is something that weighs on Whitten, especially given the position of the banners in respect to his office.
This Week in ECAC Hockey: Unusual conference season wraps this week with playoffs, NCAA bid at stake for three teams
For the most part, the four ECAC Hockey teams playing this year made it through the season unscathed. But news that Clarkson was cancelling its season last week after some team members violated the school’s COVID-19 policies brought back flashbacks to last March, when teams started to drop out of the league tournament before the entire hockey season was eventually canceled. However, that wasn’t the case this season, as the three remaining teams are set to compete in the abbreviated ECAC Hockey playoffs starting Thursday.
This Week in Hockey East: Offensive catalysts Thompson, Trivigno leading Providence, UMass into conference semifinals
When Providence and Massachusetts square off this evening for a spot in the Hockey East title game, there will be two players on opposite sides who have evolved significantly this season to become offensive leaders of the respective clubs. UMass' Bobby Trivigno and Providence's Tyce Thomspon each lead their respective clubs in scoring, but both played have evolved throughout this season to each be playing their best hockey down the stretch.