2022-23 Miami preview: Defensemen

Miami has seven defensemen returning from last season, but who will play on the three pairings – or even dress at all – is still completely unclear. Complicating matters further is the arrival of three freshmen with solid credentials who will push for playing time right away. “We've got people who we know can play … Continue reading 2022-23 Miami preview: Defensemen

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Sayler: End of NCHC, CCHA possible

Miami has played in two conferences during its 44-year existence in Division I: The CCHA and the NCHC. David Sayler (photo by Miami athletics). While each league is currently thriving, both may turn off their lights for good in the coming years due to the colossal changes in the NCAA overall, Miami athletic director David … Continue reading Sayler: End of NCHC, CCHA possible

ProHawks: 3 MU alums thriving with CBJ

It's something you almost never see at the highest level of sports in the 21st century. Three players are fortunate enough to dress for their hometown team nightly, and even better, all are enjoying their best professional seasons as teammates. Sean Kuraly (photo by Cathy Lachmann). Oh yeah, and Columbus Blue Jackets forwards Sean Kuraly, … Continue reading ProHawks: 3 MU alums thriving with CBJ

W. Michigan sinks Miami in opener

OXFORD, Ohio – After struggling mightily to generate shots on goal the first two months of the season, Miami finished with its second-highest SOG total of the campaign with 31. Miami's Chase Pletzke (photo by Cathy Lachmann). Unfortunately, the RedHawks allowed 44 shots, six of which found the net as No. 6 Western Michigan doubled … Continue reading W. Michigan sinks Miami in opener

Miami salvages split with LIU

OXFORD, Ohio – Two individuals celebrated firsts on Saturday, and more importantly, Miami earned its first home win of the season. Flipping a recent trend, the RedHawks never trailed after scoring twice late in the first period en route to a 4-1 win over Long Island University as the teams split the weekend series. Logan … Continue reading Miami salvages split with LIU

No Ohio St., BG on future schedules

After Miami's home-and-home series with Bowling Green this weekend, the RedHawks will not face an Ohio opponent in the regular season for the forseeable future. Miami coach Chris Bergeron (photo by Cathy Lachmann). MU's scheduling contract with BGSU expires after this season and the sides have not been able to agree on an extension, despite … Continue reading No Ohio St., BG on future schedules

2021-22 Miami preview: The goalies

Miami's goaltending situation was anything but settled heading into 2020-21, but a season later a pecking order seems to have been established. Ludvig Persson (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFG). Then-freshman Ludvig Persson dominated in the Omaha bubble, seizing the starting job, and as the lone returning at this position, he is expected to log the majority … Continue reading 2021-22 Miami preview: The goalies

NCHC Snapshot: Western Michigan

Last month Andy Murray, who had coached Western Michigan for the past 10 seasons, stepped down, and assistant Pat Ferschweiler was promoted to fill the vacated spot. The Broncos were 14 games over .500 in Murray's last five seasons, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament once in 2017. Ferschweiler was an assistant for the Detroit Red … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Western Michigan

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’