2021-22 Miami preview: The forwards

It was Miami's worst-ever offensive campaign by over a third of a goal per game, and only six Division I teams scored at a worse clip than the RedHawks in 2020-21, But Miami has brought in four veteran transfers with a scoring track record and Detroit fourth-round pick Red Savage, the son of former NHLer … Continue reading 2021-22 Miami preview: The forwards

2021-22 Miami preview: Overview

Like seemingly everything in the COVID era, roster turnover was anything but normal this past off-season. Miami coach Chris Bergeron (photo by Cathy Lachmann). Allowing universal fifth-year eligibility parlayed with a no-wait transfer rule has caused massive fluctuation on Division I rosters as well as a logjam of players staying at their respective schools an … Continue reading 2021-22 Miami preview: Overview

Q&A with Barry Schutte: Part II

Miami's 2021-22 roster features 10 first-year RedHawks – six freshmen, two sophomores and a pair of seniors. Six are transfers. Miami coach Barry Schutte (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). As associate head coach, Barry Schutte, along with fellow associate Eric Rud, played a major role in landing the newest class of MU hockey talent, which is … Continue reading Q&A with Barry Schutte: Part II

Q&A with Barry Schutte: Part I

Barry Schutte enters his third season as associate head coach at Miami after holding an assistant position at Bowling Green for the previous nine campaigns. Miami associate coach Barry Schutte (Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Obviously, recruiting is one of assistant coaches' main jobs, and it's been an area in which the RedHawks have struggled for a while. … Continue reading Q&A with Barry Schutte: Part I

NCHC Snapshot: Western Michigan

Last month Andy Murray, who had coached Western Michigan for the past 10 seasons, stepped down, and assistant Pat Ferschweiler was promoted to fill the vacated spot. The Broncos were 14 games over .500 in Murray's last five seasons, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament once in 2017. Ferschweiler was an assistant for the Detroit Red … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Western Michigan

NCHC Snapshot: Minn.-Duluth

What a four-year run it has been for Minnesota-Duluth. In 2018, national title. In 2019, national title. In 2020, the Bulldogs had 22 wins heading into the NCHC Tournament, but COVID canceled the entire postseason. Then came 2021. After Michigan was forced to forfeit its first-round NCAA matchup, UMD's five-overtime win over North Dakota was … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Minn.-Duluth

NCHC Snapshot: Denver

By its standards, Denver's 2020-21 season was a disaster. The Pioneers snapped a 22-year string of winning seasons and failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007. But there's still plenty of cause for optimism in the DU camp, as fourth-season coach David Carle's first two teams finished with winning … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Denver