Miami’s season ends with a whimper

Having lost Game 1 of its best-of-3 series, Miami faced the Hurculean task of beating Denver twice in a row on the Pioneers' home ice to extend its season. Within 3 1/2 minutes of the first period, any hope that the RedHawks could possibly push their first-round NCHC Tournament matchup to a rubber game were … Continue reading Miami’s season ends with a whimper


Denver wins NCHC Tourney opener

Another game against Denver, another natural hat trick. P.J. Fletcher (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Joey Devine scored four goals, including those three consecutive markers, helping the No. 3 Pioneers cruise to a 6-2 win over Miami in the teams' NCHC Tournament opener at Magness Arena on Friday. It was the eighth hat trick allowed by … Continue reading Denver wins NCHC Tourney opener

Denver blasts Miami again

The similarities between the two games in this weekend series are remarkable. The bottom line is for the second straight night, Miami was blown out and blanked by Denver by an identical 7-0 score at Magness Arena on Saturday. The RedHawks were outscored, 14-0 on the weekend, their worst series since being throttled, 19-1 at … Continue reading Denver blasts Miami again

Denver scores 3 late, sweeps Miami

OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami was called for and killed off five consecutive penalties, but the sixth straight minor proved costly. The RedHawks, who led or were tied for the first 53 minutes, surrendered the go-ahead goal on that decisive power play and ultimately an empty netter as No. 3 Denver foiled their upset bid, 4-2 … Continue reading Denver scores 3 late, sweeps Miami

Preview: Denver at Miami

So far this season, Denver won the Ice Breaker at home, was swept at UMass and earned a pair of wins vs. Providence at Magness Arena last weekend. That means the defending national champions are 0-2 on the road, although in previous years they have fattened up at Cady Arena, winning five straight on the … Continue reading Preview: Denver at Miami

NCHC Snapshot: Denver

In his fourth season at the helm, David Carle's Pioneers routed Minnesota State in the NCAA title game to earn their ninth Division I championship. Denver pounded Miami in a best-of-3 on home ice to open the NCHC Tournament, lost in the Frozen Faceoff semifinal and won the first three NCAA Tournament games by one … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Denver

Denver sweeps away Miami’s season

For the sixth straight season in which there has been an NCHC Tournament, Miami was knocked out in the first round. No. 3 Denver swept the best-of-3 series, beating the RedHawks, 5-1 at Magness Arena on Saturday and earning a trip to the Frozen Faceoff in St. Paul next weekend. Miami (7-27-2) fell to 1-11 … Continue reading Denver sweeps away Miami’s season

Denver surges late to sweep Miami

OXFORD, Ohio – If baseball is a game of inches, hockey is a game of millimeters. No. 5 Denver broke a tie by scoring twice in the third period, including an empty netter, as the Pioneers swept Miami with a 4-2 win at Cady Arena on Saturday. Matthew Barbolini (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). The RedHawks … Continue reading Denver surges late to sweep Miami

Another late collapse for Miami

For the second time in four home games, Miami led by two with under five minutes remaining and gave up a pair of extra-attacker goals. Miami's Red Savage(photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). And like four weeks ago, after allowing two 6-on-5 tallies, the RedHawks again surrendered the deciding goal in overtime – this time vs. No. … Continue reading Another late collapse for Miami

Preview: Denver at Miami

Denver goalie Magnus Chrona currently owns the third-longest scoreless streak in team history at 183:16, including three straight shutouts. The Pioneers blanked Omaha, 4-0 on Jan. 16 and swept a home-and-home with Colorado College last weekend, 4-0 and 5-0. And Miami found the net just once in two games at St. Cloud State on Jan. … Continue reading Preview: Denver at Miami

Miami pounded by Denver in finale

Miami won its conference opener two weeks ago, but the RedHawks have now dropped five straight NCHC games since, most in lopsided fashion. No. 11 Denver pounded MU, 7-1 at Magness Arena on Saturday and outscored the RedHawks, 11-2 in the weekend sweep. Miami (2-9-1) fell behind, 5-0 before scoring its lone goal early in … Continue reading Miami pounded by Denver in finale

Denver clobbers Miami in opener

Miami survived the first period, fending off two power plays and an early Denver surge. Though the game was tied after 20 minutes, the No. 11 Pioneers pulled away with two crucial goals in the middle frame en route to a 4-1 win over the RedHawks at Magness Arena on Friday. Dylan Moulton (photo by … Continue reading Denver clobbers Miami in opener

Preview: Miami at Denver

When these teams last met, Miami took down Denver in MU's signature Pod showing, winning 3-0 behind 26 saves by Ludvig Persson. Prior to that victory, the RedHawks had dropped their previous six vs. DU, during which they were outscored, 32-10. Denver has won its last three against MU at Magness Arena, scoring 19 goals … Continue reading Preview: Miami at Denver

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

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