Another Savage thriving at Miami

OXFORD, Ohio -- The Savage name can be seen all over Cady Arena. Ryan Savage (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Hanging above the student section are the metallic characters “17 Savage”, honoring Brian Savage, who played 12 years in the NHL. A team picture featuring him and the 1992-93 Miami team that was the first to … Continue reading Another Savage thriving at Miami


Olmstead finds second home at Miami

OXFORD, Ohio – Playing for his dream school, one he rooted for his entire childhood, became reality for Jack Olmstead in 2018. Olmstead's backhand goal vs. Denver on Jan. 29, 2022 (photo by Cathy Lachmann). The Detroit-area forward grew up a huge University of Michigan fan, and he joined the Wolverines 4½ years ago following … Continue reading Olmstead finds second home at Miami

Youth keying RedHawks’ upswing

The evidence of Miami’s progress is in the win column. In 2021-22, the RedHawks won just seven games. This season, MU reached that victory total by the end of the calendar year. And that’s largely against a much-tougher non-conference slate consisting of UMass Lowell,  significantly-improved Michigan State and Ferris State teams, plus Canisius. Miami played … Continue reading Youth keying RedHawks’ upswing

2022-23 Miami preview: Forwards

The line of Red Savage, P.J. Fletcher and Matthew Barbolini clearly separated from the rest of the Miami forward field last season. P.J. Fletcher (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). That's great for the RedHawks, as that projected top line entering 2022-23 consists of a sophomore and two juniors, meaning ideally this trio could stick in Oxford … Continue reading 2022-23 Miami preview: Forwards

2022-23 Miami preview: Overview

Year 4 of the Chris Bergeron era begins on Saturday, which means all of the players on Miami's 2022-23 roster -- including 10 newcomers -- were brought in by the head coach and his staff. Chris Bergeron (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Miami also has has four new additions to its coaching roster, and all of … Continue reading 2022-23 Miami preview: Overview

Cisek named Miami assistant coach

With one month remaining until opening night, Miami has hired one of its former graduate assistants to fill its vacant coaching position. Zack Cisek took over as a RedHawks' assistant coach on Thursday, two weeks after Eric Rud accepted the head coaching job with Sioux Falls of the USHL. Cisek, 30, from Canton, Mich., has … Continue reading Cisek named Miami assistant coach

Notes: ASU trip in 2 years

Miami hockey is heading to the desert. The RedHawks will play a home-and-home series vs. Arizona State, with the road portion slated for November of 2024. The Sun Devils open their new rink, the $134 million Mountain America Community Iceplex, this fall. ASU will share the 5,000-seat venue with the NHL's Arizona Coyotes for the … Continue reading Notes: ASU trip in 2 years

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

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

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

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’

Miami needs to stay in the NCHC

On Tuesday, it was announced the CCHA – Miami's conference from 1981 until its demise in 2013 – will be resurrected, with seven of the current 10 WCHA teams re-brandishing themselves as members of the defunct league. On Thursday, College Hockey News indicated the RedHawks are interested in departing the NCHC in favor of the … Continue reading Miami needs to stay in the NCHC

Johnson comes to Miami’s defense

OXFORD, Ohio – After sitting for the first two-thirds of his sophomore season, the opportunity to play again finally presented itself, and Carter Johnson took full advantage. The 6-feet, 3-inch center dished out hits, played tight, physical defense and won faceoffs. Miami's Carter Johnson (photo by Cathy Lachmann). Johnson was looking to carry that momentum … Continue reading Johnson comes to Miami’s defense

St. Louis blueliner

OXFORD, Ohio – Heading into last off-season, it appeared Grant Frederic's Miami career was over. After skating in fewer than half of the RedHawks' games as a sophomore and dressing for just one contest in 2018-19, the 6-feet, 3-inch, 200-pound defenseman was looking to transfer. Miami's Grant Frederic (photo by Cathy Lachmann). But after Chris … Continue reading St. Louis blueliner

Miami releases 2019-20 schedule

People who believe there are no coincidences need look no further than Miami’s 2019-20 schedule to have that theory disproven. Miami coach Chris Bergeron (John Lachmann/VFG). The RedHawks’ slate for next season was recently released, and they open against Bowling Green at Cady Arena on Oct. 6. Coach Chris Bergeron left BGSU for Miami two … Continue reading Miami releases 2019-20 schedule