2020-21 season preview

Chris Bergeron's second season at the helm of the RedHawks will be anything but normal. Miami coach Chris Bergeron (photo by Cathy Lachmann). Two months after its season was initially slated to start, Miami begins its 43rd varsity season in Nebraska-Omaha's league bubble on Wednesday, in which it will play 10 games in 21 days. … Continue reading 2020-21 season preview

NCHC snapshot: Western Michigan

Western Michigan finished fourth in the NCHC and its veteran-heavy team was poised for a big postseason, but COVID shut down the Broncos' aspirations. While WMU lost its top four scorers, it still has plenty of talent left from that 2019-20 team to contend for an NCAA Tournament berth. And the Broncos have added 11 … Continue reading NCHC snapshot: Western Michigan

NCHC snapshot: St. Cloud State

St. Cloud State took a huge step back in 2019-20, finishing fifth in the NCHC after winning back-to-back regular season championships the previous two campaigns. SCSU's win total dropped from 30 to 13, and coach Brett Larson – in his third season – hopes to reverse that trend as his recruits begin to take hold. … Continue reading NCHC snapshot: St. Cloud State

NCHC Snapshot: Minn.-Duluth

What a run it has been for Minnesota-Duluth. The Bulldogs won national championships in 2018 and 2019 and had an excellent chance of earning a third consecutive title this spring. With COVID canceling out the 2020 postseason, UMD has held the title of Division I champ for 31 straight months and enters this campaign ranked … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Minn.-Duluth

NCHC snapshot: Colorado College

College College looked like it was going to make a much-anticipated move in the standings last season after starting 4-1-1 in non-conference play. But that momentum was crushed by a four-game losing streak to open its league schedule, and the Tigers were obliterated in NCHC play, finishing dead last with just four conference wins and … Continue reading NCHC snapshot: Colorado College

Miami, NCHC becoming real Bubble Boys

It's appropriate that the NCHC has a team nicknamed the Pioneers, because that's what all eight members of the conference will be in December. Due to the pandemic, the league will set up a unique pod during a three-week period in which all eight teams will play 10 games in Omaha under medical supervision. This … Continue reading Miami, NCHC becoming real Bubble Boys

Blasi hired by Providence

Former Miami coach Enrico Blasi accepted a job within the athletic department at Providence on Thursday. Miami coach Enrico Blasi (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Blasi will be the Friars' associate athletic director, overseeing PC's men's and women's hockey teams as well as Schneider Arena. Blasi was the head coach of the RedHawks for 20 seasons, … Continue reading Blasi hired by Providence

Analyzing the RedHawks’ rookies

One thing is a near certainty with Miami's 2020-21 roster: This year's team should have no shortage of defensemen. Nine new players will suit up for MU this fall, including eight freshmen, according to the roster posted on the team's web site. Three defensemen, a goalie and five forwards will dress as RedHawks for the … Continue reading Analyzing the RedHawks’ rookies

Pro report: Another milestone for Smith

Six former RedHawks returned to action when the NHL resumed play at the beginning of this month, and five are not only still alive in a quest for the Stanley Cup but thriving with their respective teams. Blake Coleman (Tampa Bay), Sean Kuraly (Boston), Andy Greene (NY Islanders), Reilly Smith (Vegas) and Alec Martinez (Vegas) … Continue reading Pro report: Another milestone for Smith

Bergeron on off-season: ‘Uncertainty’

It was the most bizarre of endings to the 2019-20 season, and there's no end to the strangeness in sight from the college hockey world's perspective, with the season set to begin in a month. Chris Bergeron will begin his second season as Miami's head coach when the puck ultimately drops this fall or winter, … Continue reading Bergeron on off-season: ‘Uncertainty’

Miami posts 2020-21 roster

Nine new players will suit up for Miami this fall, including eight freshmen, according to the 2020-21 roster posted on the team's web site. Five of the first-year RedHawks are forwards. One goalie and three defensemen will also debut for Miami. Like last season, the RedHawks' initial roster consists of 27 players, but MU currently … Continue reading Miami posts 2020-21 roster