Cullen takes leave from Miami

Defenseman Will Cullen is stepping away from the team for personal reasons, 'and that could 100 percent be for the rest of the year', coach Chris Bergeron said before Friday's game in Denver. Will Cullen (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Cullen, a graduate senior, transferred from Bowling Green to Miami last off-season after racking up six … Continue reading Cullen takes leave from Miami

Preview: Miami vs. Bowling Green

This is the home-opening for both teams after a season of playing in empty arenas, so fans should see their teams at their best in their respective home rinks. Will Cullen (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Coincidentally, Miami and Bowling Green both won in each other's barns when they last met two seasons ago, Chris Bergeron's … Continue reading Preview: Miami vs. Bowling Green

2021-22 Miami preview: The defensemen

After an abysmal showing in Chris Bergeron's first season, Miami's defense corps did improve last season, holding opponents to fewer quality chances and lighting the lamp at a clip that challenged the forwards. Miami's Derek Daschke (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Derek Daschke, who was named captain this week, leads a unit of eight returning regulars … Continue reading 2021-22 Miami preview: The defensemen

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

Preview: W. Michigan at Miami

In a season of firsts for college hockey teams, the NCHC presents: The home-and-home doubleheader. After traveling to Kalamazoo last weekend and earning a sweep of Western Michigan, Miami opens its seven-game home slate with a two-game series vs. the Broncos. These will be the first home games for the RedHawks since Feb. 28-29, an … Continue reading Preview: W. Michigan at Miami

Miami’s Persson blanks Denver

We're just 2½ weeks into the 2020-21 season, but Ludvig Persson has already etched his name among the top goaltenders in Miami history. Persson stopped 26 shots as the RedHawks blanked No. 9 Denver, 3-0 at Baxter Arena in Omaha on Thursday, giving him back-to-back shutouts. “He's a calming presence, he's an absolute worker,” MU … Continue reading Miami’s Persson blanks Denver

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

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

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’