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
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
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
For the first time in 18 games, Miami outshot its opponent, finishing ahead of No. 6 St. Cloud State by one, 33-32. But that didn't translate to success for the RedHawks, as they allowed more goals than in any game this season, falling to the Huskies behind four Nolan Walker goals, 8-2 the at Herb … Continue reading St. Cloud blasts Miami in finale
Western Michigan and Miami have not faced each other this season, but the long-time rivals will reacquaint themselves quickly, as they play the next four games against each other and match up in six of their final 14 regular season contests. These will be the first games for both teams outside of the Omaha Pod, … Continue reading Preview: Miami at W. Michigan
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
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
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’
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
At least when Miami allowed seven goals on Friday, it scored three goals of its own. MU hung with No. 7 Denver for the first period, but the Pioneers blew it open in the second in a 7-0 win over RedHawks' at Magness Arena on Saturday, sweeping the four-game season series and outscoring the RedHawks, … Continue reading Miami blanked, swept by Denver
Denver started the season on fire, cooled off a bit and now is playing at top form again, as the Pioneers come to Oxford riding a nine-game unbeaten streak (6-0-3). DU has not lost since Dec. 6 and is tied for second in the NCHC in goals per game (3.25). The Pioneers are coming off … Continue reading Preview: Denver at Miami
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
It didn't go well when Miami traveled to Grand Forks in early November, as North Dakota obliterated the RedHawks in the opener and closed out a series sweep by scoring four times in the first period and holding on for a one-goal win. The Fighting Hawks are ranked No. 1 in college hockey, with a … Continue reading Preview: North Dakota at Miami
For the first two periods, it looked like the two teams that played the previous night had switched sweaters. Miami controlled Friday's game for 60 minutes but was dominated in a similar manner for the first 40 in the series finale, a 4-2 loss to Colorado College at World Arena on Saturday. The RedHawks blew … Continue reading CC wins, splits with Miami
Images from the game played at Slater Family Arena on Dec. 30, 2019. All photos by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG).
It's been quite the plummet for St. Cloud State, which entered the 2019 NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed but was shocked once again in the first round. This season the Huskies have won just two games and only one of their last eight as they are mired in a four-game losing streak. … Continue reading Preview: St. Cloud State at Miami
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
Images from the exhibition game between the U.S. National Development Team and Miami played at Cady Arena on Nov. 1, 2019. All photos by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG.
Images from the series played between Ferris State and Miami on Oct. 18-19, 2019. All images by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG.