NCHC snapshot: Omaha

It seemed like a dream scenario for Omaha, which hosted the NCHC bubble and only had to play seven of its 24 regular season games away from Baxter Arena. The Mavericks finished 10-6-1 at Baxter Arena, and they rode that to NCAA Tournament qualification, but UNO was pounded by Minnesota in the first round of … Continue reading NCHC snapshot: Omaha

NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

North Dakota was considered one of the favorites to win the NCAA championship last season, but league rival Minn.-Duluth ended the Fighting Hawks' bid in an epic five-overtime regional final. UND should always be considered a contender not only for the top spot in the league but the national title, and despite losing a significant … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

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: Omaha

Omaha's 2018-19 season was its worst in 15 years, but last year Mike Gabinet's Mavericks bounced back from that nine-win campaign to a .458 winning percentage and sixth-place finish. And UNO appears poised to take another step forward, with most of its offensive weapons back, a starting goalie coming off a stellar rookie season and … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Omaha

NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

As difficult as it had to be for a loaded North Dakota team to see this spring's postseason canceled, almost all of the cogs from last season will dress for the Fighting Hawks again in 2020-21. Add to that a small-but-talented freshman class, headed by a pair of U.S. National Development defensemen drafted by Ottawa, … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

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’

Pro report: Trade deadline edition

It's been a wild month for RedHawks alumni. Four of the nine former Miamians in the NHL were moved prior to this week's trade deadline, with all shifting from teams not in playoff contention to ones positioned to qualify for the postseason. Blake Coleman (photo by Cathy Lachmann). Defenseman Andy Greene and center Blake Coleman … Continue reading Pro report: Trade deadline edition

N. Dakota tops Miami on late goal

OXFORD, Ohio – Scoringwise, Saturday's game bore a striking resemblance to Friday. Miami took an early 2-0 lead, was ahead by one after the first period, No. 1 North Dakota eventually tied it and scored the go-ahead goal in the closing moments of the final frame. Unfortunately for the RedHawks, unlike Friday when the teams … Continue reading N. Dakota tops Miami on late goal

Miami drops UMD on late goals

OXFORD, Ohio – Chris Bergeron certainly made his NCHC home coaching debut memorable. Miami had one victory in its previous 17 meetings with No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth heading into this weekend, but on Friday the RedHawks scored twice in the final four minutes to edge the Bulldogs, 3-1 at Cady Arena. MU snapped a nine-game losing … Continue reading Miami drops UMD on late goals