Divisions Would Cut Travel Costs

Miami has become increasingly vocal about its desire to leave the NCHC in favor of the CCHA, largely due to soaring travel costs. But even if the RedHawks get their wish (and for the record, VFTG still thinks remaining in the NCHC is the best long-term move for the program), the revived conference that Miami … Continue reading Divisions Would Cut Travel Costs


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

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 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: 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

NCHC Snapshot: Minn.-Duluth

What a run it has been for Minnesota-Duluth. The Bulldogs won national championships in 2018 and 2019 and had an excellent chance of earning a third consecutive title this spring. With COVID canceling out the 2020 postseason, UMD has held the title of Division I champ for 31 straight months and enters this campaign ranked … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Minn.-Duluth

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

Offense dries up as WMU sinks Miami

OXFORD, Ohio – Miami wasted no time generating offense on Saturday, scoring 39 seconds into the game. Unfortunately for the RedHawks, they led for a whopping nine seconds, as Western Michigan tied it at 0:48 of the first period and ran off three more goals in a 4-1 win over MU at Cady Arena. The … Continue reading Offense dries up as WMU sinks Miami

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

Late St. Cloud goal sinks Miami

OXFORD, Ohio – St. Cloud State ruined Grant Valentine's home starting debut. Miami's Grant Valentine (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). A blast by Luke Jaycox beat the junior goaltender with 25 seconds left in regulation, snapping a tie and lifting the Huskies to a 2-1 win over Miami at Cady Arena on Friday. The RedHawks' loss … Continue reading Late St. Cloud goal sinks Miami