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
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
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
Chris Bergeron's second season at the helm of the RedHawks will be anything but normal. Miami coach Chris Bergeron (photo by Cathy Lachmann). Two months after its season was initially slated to start, Miami begins its 43rd varsity season in Nebraska-Omaha's league bubble on Wednesday, in which it will play 10 games in 21 days. … Continue reading 2020-21 season preview
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
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
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
The NCHC announced its plans for a 26-game conference schedule on Friday, with the first 10 games to be played in Omaha as part of a hub. The conference will be broken into two four-team divisions, with Miami, Western Michigan, St. Cloud State and Minnesota-Duluth comprising the East. Teams will play divisional opponents six times … Continue reading NCHC schedule includes bubble
Images from the series played between Western Michigan and Miami at Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio, on Feb. 14-15, 2020. All photos by Cathy Lachmann.
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
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
St. Cloud State swept Miami in Oxford on Dec. 6-7, but overall this regular season has been a disappointment for the Huskies, who won 30 games in 2018-19. Even in a down year, SCSU is one of the toughest places for visitors to win. St. Cloud State – which went 17-0-1 on home ice last … Continue reading Preview: Miami at St. Cloud St.
OXFORD, Ohio – Groundhog Day may not be for another week, but Miami has lived through it the past eight days. On Friday – for the third straight game – the RedHawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but once again they were unable to secure the win, falling 3-2 to … Continue reading Miami can’t hold 2-goal lead again
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
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
With goalie Ryan Larkin out for the weekend, Miami had to rely on its other two netminders this weekend. Miami's Ben Kraws (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). The RedHawks earned a tie on Friday behind Grant Valentine, and in the series finale, freshman Ben Kraws turned aside 32 shots to earn his first career win in … Continue reading Kraws keys Miami win at UNO
Images of the series between Minnesota-Duluth and Miami at Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio, played on Nov. 15-16, 2019. All photos by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG.
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