WHKY Season Preview: Old guard and skilled newcomers combine as Huskies look to keep momentum rolling

It’s a new year, new look, and new expectations for the Northeastern women’s hockey team.   The 2021-22 Huskies had it all — a 31-5-2 record, three top-10 Patty Kazmaier finalists, and a fifth-straight Hockey East title, before falling in a crushing double-overtime loss in the Frozen Four semifinals. Now they look to extend their half-decade

Offseason tracker: Huskies prepare for next season, future careers

With 12 seniors not returning to head coach Dave Flint’s squad in the fall, the Huskies have work to do in preparation for the start of the season. WRBB Sports looks into transfer portal movement, now-departed seniors’ plans, and roster updates. Check back in for edits as we continue to post updates about Husky-related happenings. 

Men’s soccer preview: With new coach at the helm, Huskies look to ride last year’s momentum to CAA crown

Most of Northeastern’s core nucleus of players from its successful 11-6-2 campaign last year — the program’s first winning season in a decade — remains intact for the upcoming 2022 season. But while the team will look to build off its massive leap forward from a year ago, the head coach patrolling the sidelines at

From Boston to New Zealand, Northeastern’s 13 newcomers will look to make immediate impact

Northeastern’s first-year head coach Rich Weinrebe got right to work putting his stamp on the Huskies’ roster, with 13 new players — eight freshman and five transfers — joining the program this fall. Weinrebe retains much of the potent offensive force that lifted the Huskies to a winning record last season, but many of Northeastern’s

Women’s soccer preview: Huskies look to build off last year’s success with veteran squad

2021 was full of unknowns for the Huskies. Would the season survive a COVID-19 outbreak? How would players recover from a shortened offseason? How would the team fare in a full-length regular season after the craziness of a pandemic-shortened schedule a year prior?  This season, there are many more certinaities across the college soccer landscape,

Takeaways from the new-look Huskies’ trip to the Great White North

Over the weekend, the Northeastern men’s basketball team gave the first glimpse of their revamped roster. The Huskies took a trip to Canada for a three-game exhibition gauntlet against the Concordia Stingers on Friday, the reigning Canadian collegiate national champion Carleton Ravens on Saturday, and the Ottawa Gee-Gees on Sunday.  Northeastern emerged victorious in all

Huskies’ highly-anticipated freshman class looks to make an early mark

Following the best five-year stretch in team history, 12 of Northeastern’s seniors departed the program this past spring. Dave Flint and his staff have retooled the roster with an accomplished eight-player freshman class, and the Huskies will look for many of the newcomers to contribute right from the start.  Though the Huskies’ top forward line

Live updates: Northeastern looks to fill roster spots after season end, transfers leaving

Northeastern’s NCAA tournament defeat to Western Michigan concluded the Huskies’ 2021-22 season, but Jerry Keefe and the Huskies have stayed plenty busy in the days since, with key transfer pickups, departures, and NHL decisions shaping Northeastern’s future roster. Below is WRBB’s live tracker of the Huskies’ key roster movement and decisions, along with analysis of

Fresh Talent: How the Future of Hockey East Faired at the U-18 World Championships

After two years of cancellations and postponements, the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championships finally took place this past week. The tournament was originally set to be in Sweden, but was moved to Wisconsin due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The eight teams took the ice at both LaBahn Arena, home of the Wisconsin Badgers women’s hockey team,

Can Northeastern Pull The Upset? Previewing Friday’s NCAA Tournament Matchup With Western Michigan

By Matty Wasserman After Northeastern’s Hockey East tournament semifinal loss to UConn last Friday, all the Huskies could do was hope. Friday’s defeat meant Northeastern no longer controlled their destiny into the NCAA tournament, and instead needed outside help to punch a ticket to the big dance. “We’re hoping for the hockey gods to look

CAA Tournament Preview: Loaded Women’s Basketball Field Unpacked

By Mike Puzzanghera After a long but full season of CAA women’s basketball, the conference tournament tips off Thursday night from the Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia. With plenty of contenders and star players strewn throughout the bracket, here’s a look at each team competing for an NCAA Tournament bid this weekend. Drexel The top

Huskies Home Opener Against UMass Gets Spoiled, Ends in a Tie

Story by Khalin Kapoor The Northeastern Huskies (6-5-1) tied the UMass Minutemen (1-2-1) on Tuesday afternoon at Parsons field, spoiling the Huskies home opener. This game ended prematurely due to a lack of lighting, with the umpires deeming playing conditions unsafe once the sun set. The game would have gone on to extra innings in

History Maker: Why Devon Levi’s Remarkable Season Should Place Him Squarely in the Hobey Baker Race

By Matty Wasserman One-hundred seven years before Devon Levi ever set foot in Matthews Arena, a young Princeton forward named Hobey Baker delivered one of the most legendary performances in the barn’s history. In 1914, at what was then called Boston Arena, legend has it Baker played every second of a 73-minute overtime victory against

Five-Peat Complete: Northeastern Beats UConn to Claim Bertagna Trophy Once More

Story by Emma Sullivan Photos by Kayla Shiao and Ethan Wayne BOSTON — History had to be made no matter the outcome of Saturday’s matchup.  On the line: the first trophy for one program, the fifth-straight title for the other. At the final buzzer, the streak stayed alive as the Northeastern Huskies captured the Bertagna

Northeastern Men’s Basketball Season in Review and CAA Tournament Preview: Do the Huskies Have a Miracle in Them?

By Justin Diament It has been a season of trials and tribulations for the Northeastern Huskies men’s basketball team. After playing their way to a horrifying 2-16 record in conference play – by far the worst in the Coen era – their postseason prospects look grim.  The season began full of promise. Northeastern was voted

More Magic from Murphy Boosts Northeastern to Semifinal Win Over Maine 3-1

Story by Emma Sullivan  Photos by Ethan Wayne BOSTON — It was a hard fought matchup on Wednesday as the Northeastern Huskies faced off against the Maine Black Bears in the semifinals of the Hockey East tournament. Northeastern, the top seeded team in the conference, came to play offensively. By the end of the game

Claudia Soriano has won our hearts and she will win CAA Rookie of the Year

By Peyton Doyle I once had a Spanish teacher tell me that “poetry is what is lost in translation.” He believed that the beauty of words and ideas could not be truly translated across different languages. If there is one thing that I have learned this past season covering the Northeastern women’s basketball team, it

Huskies Seek to Conjure Some More Matthews Magic as Hockey East Tournament Begins

By Khalin Kapoor After a whirlwind regular season that included a 27-4-2 record, a 19-game winning streak, and a shocking Beanpot semifinal loss, the Northeastern Huskies women’s hockey team have emerged as the top team in Hockey East heading into the playoffs. Let’s break down this tournament. End of season Hockey East Rankings (Conference records)

A Look into 2022 CAA Conference Play

By Justin Chen The Huskies ran through a weaker CAA North Division and then won the tournament en-route to a 20-3 conference record during the 2021 season. With the conference schedule returning to the regular slate this season, Northeastern will see more matchups when CAA play rolls around in April.  UNCW: The CAA runner-up will

Northeastern Huskies Look to Dominate in Regular Season Schedule After Conference Win

By Catherine Morrison To no one’s surprise, Northeastern topped the CAA preseason poll after winning their first conference tournament last season and advancing to the NCAA playoffs. Starting pitcher Cam Schlitter was chosen as the 2022 CAA preseason co-player of the year, and joined four of his teammates in the preseason All-CAA team. Last season,

‘We Found a Way to Win’: Undermanned Huskies Scrap Out Victory at New Hampshire

Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Kayla Shiao DURHAM, NH. — When the final script on the 2021-22 Huskies is written, Tuesday’s matchup at the Whittemore Center will be long forgotten. Northeastern’s 2-1 victory over New Hampshire, the Huskies’ 26th win of the season, was far from Northeastern’s flashiest, most dominant, or most impressive showing.

Huskies Return To Winning Ways, Powered by Levi’s Nation-leading Ninth Shutout

By Jordan Walsh BURLINGTON, VT. – After a disappointing loss last week that ended the team’s eight-game unbeaten streak, the Northeastern Huskies (16-5-1) seized an opportunity to rebound against the slumping University of Vermont Catamounts (3-14-2) at the Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington. UVM entered Tuesday night’s contest sitting second-to-last in the Hockey East standings, holding

Huskies Can’t Stop Dickey, Blue Hens, in Fourth-Quarter Surge, Fall to .500 in CAA Play

By Mike Puzzanghera Stopping Delaware’s Jasmine Dickey has proven to be a near impossible task for all challengers this season. The nation’s third-leading scorer is a threat from anywhere, and Northeastern certainly felt that Sunday, as Dickey lit up the Huskies with 31 points and 10 rebounds. A huge fourth quarter allowed Delaware to put

After a String of Cancellations, Women’s Hockey Wins Their Only Game of the Weekend Over Boston University

Story by Emma Sullivan  Photo by Sarah Olender BOSTON – After falling short to the Boston University Terriers in October, the Northeastern University Huskies bounced back in this matchup with a 3-1 performance at Walter Brown Arena for their 19th win of the season. Outshooting the Terriers 47 to 18, the Huskies took advantage of

‘He Really Gave Us a Chance’: Northeastern Scrapes Out 1-0 Overtime Win Against BU Behind Devon Levi’s Masterpiece

Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Sadie Parker Hockey games that have one team outshooting the opponent 38-16 are usually blowout, lopsided affairs. For most teams, on most nights, getting outshot by 22 is a prime indicator of a thorough beatdown. But most teams don’t have Devon Levi in net. Levi’s 38-save shutout performance Friday

Freshman Phenom Claudia Soriano Leads Huskies to a Dominant Victory Over the UNH Wildcats

Story by Peyton Doyle Photos by Mike Puzzanghera First-year Northeastern Huskies (2-1) head coach Bridgette Mitchell could not have asked for a much better game from her women’s basketball team in their home opener against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats (1-2) Wednesday night.  “We had so many students here, we’re so thankful for them.

Northeastern Comes Out Swinging and Scores Three in the First Period Against the Catamounts

By Catherine Morrison Burlington, VT – After winning four games against nationally ranked Boston College and rivals Providence, Northeastern came out guns blazing against the University of Vermont Catamounts. Likewise, UVM was ready to take advantage of any weakness shown by the normally indomitable Huskies.  The Catamounts came out hot, with a shot by Maulin

Drexel, Delaware top CAA preseason poll for Women’s poll, Northeastern comes in last

By Catherine Morrison On October 27th, the CAA preseason poll for women’s basketball was released, putting last year’s regular season champions Delaware and last year’s tournament champions Drexel tied at the top and Northeastern last. With a little under two weeks until the season starts, it’s time for the annual roundup of women’s basketball in

Northeastern Men’s Basketball: Last Season Recap and Looking Forward to 2021-2022

By Justin Diament  The Northeastern Huskies 2020-2021 Men’s Basketball season was a roller coaster of emotions. Northeastern began the year with relatively low expectations, ranked seventh in the CAA’s preseason poll, yet they finished with the best record in conference play and entered the CAA tournament with huge expectations. The Huskies proved themselves to be

Huskies Fall in Semi-final Rematch

Story by Peyton Doyle Photo by Mike Puzzanghera Northeastern women’s soccer’s senior night presented an important opportunity for the Huskies (3-6-1, 0-2-0 CAA) who are looking to establish themselves among the top-tier of CAA teams this season. The match on Oct. 3 was against the UNCW Seahawks (6-1-1, 2-0-0 CAA), the same team that ended

Huskies Aim to Win National Championship After Falling Just Short in the 2020-2021 Season

Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sarah Olender It was an inauspicious ending to the 2020-2021 season for the Northeastern women’s hockey team. After dominating the entire regular season to the tune of a 17-1-1 record and recording their fourth straight Hockey East championship, the Huskies lost an OT heartbreaker in the NCAA National Championship

Northeastern Women’s Soccer 2021 Schedule Preview

Article by Peyton Doyle Photo by Mike Puzzanghera Non-Conference Games During the shortened 2021 spring season, the Northeastern women’s soccer team went 2-3-1 in non-conference play. Northeastern, like many other schools, faced challenges when it came to their schedule and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Huskies lost three of their non-conference games last season due to

Northeastern Women’s Soccer 2021 Fall Season

Article by Peyton Doyle Photo by Mike Puzzanghera Head Coach: Ashley Phillips Spring 2021 Record: (5-5-1, 3-1-0 CAA) Point Leaders: F, Chelsea Domond (4 G, 1 A) Transferred to Syracuse Mid, Alexis Legowski (3 G, 1 A) JR F, Gabrielle Scarlett (2 G, 1 A) SO F/Mid, Mikenna McManus (4 A) Grad F/Mid, Rose Kaefer

Women’s Soccer CAA Conference Projections for 2021

Article and Photo by Mike Puzzanghera Much like last season, the CAA projects to have some heavy hitters at the top and some disparity at the bottom. Here’s a deeper look at the projected top four teams: the same four that made the tournament last year. Northeastern Northeastern’s spring 2020-21 soccer season ended in disappointment,

Northeastern Baseball’s Top 10 Plays of 2021

By Milton Posner No point in a protracted intro here. This team was good. They did fun stuff on the field. Here’s a top 10 list of that stuff. #10: Fairly Spectacular The narrative on first baseman Ian Fair solidified somewhat early this season, and it relayed that the CAA Preseason Player of the Year,

Huskies End Season With NCAA Regional Loss, Remain Hopeful for Future

Story by Catherine Morrison and Milton Posner Photos by Sadie Parker FAYETTEVILLE, AR — After everything that happened during the 2021 Northeastern baseball season — the 20-game win streak, the 26 runs in a game, the new single-season home run record, the walk-off home run to win their first-ever CAA Championship, and the berth in

NU Huskers Beat NU Huskies

Northeastern will face NJIT in a win-or-go-home NCAA Regional game Saturday at 2 PM CT (3 PM ET). Click here to hear Milton Posner and Catherine Morrison call the game live. Story by Catherine Morrison and Milton Posner Photos by Sadie Parker FAYETTEVILLE, AR — For the first three innings of Friday night’s game, it

Huskies Win First-Ever CAA Championship as Viera Walks It Off

Story by Milton Posner Photos by Sadie Parker WILMINGTON, NC — As the Northeastern Huskies celebrated on Brooks Field, as they doused their coach with ice water and raised their first-ever CAA Tournament trophy toward a cloudy North Carolina sky, the only question to ask was how. Not “how did they win it”; this was,

AUDIO: Malgeri and Viera Go Yard To Earn First-Ever CAA Championship For Northeastern

Heading into the bottom of the ninth, Northeastern trailed UNCW 10–9. The Seahawks send Landen Roupp, the CAA Pitcher of the Year, back to the mound after two-plus innings of relief work. Roupp had struck out nearly every Husky he’d faced, and it looked as though the Huskies were toast. But Ben Malgeri and Max

Huskies Punch Ticket to Winner-Take-All Game With Dramatic Doubleheader Win

Northeastern will play a winner-take-all game against UNCW for the CAA Championship on Sunday at 1 PM Eastern. Click here to hear Milton Posner and Jack Sinclair call the action. Story by Milton Posner and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sadie Parker WILMINGTON, NC — What stands out about Saturday, perhaps more than anything else, is

Huskies Drop Tournament Game to Seahawks, 8–4

The Huskies will rematch Charleston on Saturday at 1 PM, with a rematch against UNCW at 5 PM if they win the first game. Click here to hear Milton Posner and Jack Sinclair call the action live from Wilmington, North Carolina. Story by Milton Posner and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sadie Parker WILMINGTON, NC —

Huskies Run Away with CAA Tournament Opener

Northeastern will play their next CAA Tournament game on Friday, May 28 at 7 PM against the winner of the UNCW–Elon game. Click here to listen as Milton Posner and Jack Sinclair call the action live for WRBB. Story by Milton Posner and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sadie Parker WILMINGTON, NC — It was as

Huskies Close Regular Season with Series Win Over Tigers

Northeastern begins CAA Tournament play on Thursday May 27 at 3 PM Eastern, with additional game times and opponents determined by tournament results. Milton Posner and Jack Sinclair will call all Northeastern games for WRBB. Story by Khalin Kapoor and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sadie Parker TOWSON, MD — The 2021 Baseball season has been

Huskies Drop Series Capper to Blue Hens, 9–7

Story by Catherine Morrison Photos by Sadie Parker NEWARK, DE — On a sweltering Sunday afternoon, the Northeastern Huskies (30–8, 18–2 CAA) looked to put themselves back together after a devastating Saturday loss to the Delaware Blue Hens (12–22, 8–16 CAA) that ended their NCAA-best 20-game winning streak. Wyatt Scotti was tapped to start for the

Northeastern Just Played the Weirdest Doubleheader I’ve Ever Seen

Story by Milton Posner Photos by Sadie Parker NEWARK, DE — A cursory glance at Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader between Northeastern and Delaware reveals a pair of games that make so little sense juxtaposed against one another that watching both was enough to give you vertigo. In the first, the Huskies, who entered riding an NCAA-best

19 and Counting: Early Onslaught and Schlittler Shutdown Defeat Delaware

By Milton Posner NEWARK, DE — You ever looked at a playoff probability chart for a presumed title contender at the start of a season? The one that tells you they have a 95 percent chance of making the playoffs, then skyrockets to 99-point-whatever percent within two weeks as it becomes clear that the team

18 and Counting: Huskies Topple Pride, 10–3

By Milton Posner What seemed in the early stages like another Northeastern blowout, then like a war of bullpen attrition as Hofstra made a late-inning rally, wound up being another Northeastern blowout after all. A 10–3 win boosted the Huskies to a 16–0 conference record (28–6 overall) and extended their win streak to 18 games,

Huskies Sweep Pride to Remain Undefeated in Conference

By Jack Sinclair BROOKLINE, MA — Baseball is a beautiful game. It provides some of the most famous underdog stories in sports. So often, outmatched opponents pull out wins from under the noses of much better teams. Northeastern has taken this and flipped it on its head. Very few teams in college baseball have been

Huskies Extend Win Streak to NCAA-Best 16

By Adam Doucette BROOKLINE, MA — Northeastern baseball continued their NCAA-leading win streak Saturday with a doubleheader sweep against the Hofstra Pride. The two wins moved them to 14–0 in conference play and 26–6 overall, and built their win streak to 16 games. “We try to have fun with it,” Northeastern head coach Mike Glavine

Pride and Pop Outs: Huskies beat Hofstra 13–1

By Jack Sinclair BROOKLINE, MA — When a team wins, and keeps winning, it can be extremely difficult to find areas to improve. But for the 23–6 Northeastern Huskies, who came into this weekend with a 13-game winning streak, improving comes naturally. Northeastern and Hofstra met on the Friedman Diamond for the first of a

Huskies Sweep Tigers for 13th Straight Win

Story by Milton Posner Photos by Sarah Olender BROOKLINE, MA — The first three games of the Northeastern–Towson series were largely defined by quality starting pitching, difference-making defense, and the sort of persistent small ball teams play when the wind plucks fly balls out of the air. But on Sunday afternoon . . . all

Northeastern Keeps Rolling with Doubleheader Sweep of Towson

Story by Milton Posner Photos by Sadie Parker BROOKLINE, MA — Saturday’s doubleheader featured a near-perfect eight-inning start, weather-related havoc, the end of a two-year-old streak, a go-ahead home run, a straw hat, a golden necklace, and, albeit to a lesser extent, a dog. It also featured two wins by the Northeastern Huskies, who topped

Huskies Ensnare Tigers in Series Opener

Story by Milton Posner BROOKLINE, MA — Heading into this weekend’s series against Towson, Northeastern head coach Mike Glavine emphasized the recent successes of his starting pitchers, who ceded five measly runs to Delaware across 25 stellar innings last weekend. Among them was freshman phenom Cam Schlittler, who tossed seven innings of one-run ball in

Huskies Sweep Blue Hens to Stay Undefeated in Conference

Story by Milton Posner Photos by Sadie Parker BROOKLINE, MA — Saturday’s doubleheader was a showcase of just how many ways Northeastern can beat you. In the first game it was about bunts, the running game, and elite pitching, as the Huskies eked out a 3–1 victory. In the second it was relentless and overwhelming

Huskies Blow Away Delaware in Doubleheader Sweep

Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sarah Olender BROOKLINE, MA — On a tempestuous Friday afternoon, the Northeastern Huskies (17–6, 5–0 CAA) grinded out two tough wins against the Delaware Blue Hens (8–12, 4–6 CAA), winning game one 1–0 and game two 6–5. With these wins, Northeastern remains undefeated in CAA play despite dealing with

Huskies Conquer Warriors, 12–5

Story by Milton Posner Photos by Sarah Olender BROOKLINE, MA — For the first three and a half innings of Wednesday afternoon’s game, the Merrimack Warriors, a squad playing its first full season in Division I, could dare to dream of upsetting the Northeastern Huskies, a squad with a .700 winning percentage. The Warriors jumped

Huskies Bring out the Brooms for Doubleheader Sweep at Hofstra

Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sadie Parker HEMPSTEAD, NY — The Northeastern Huskies (14–6) swept the Hofstra Pride (9–9) in a Saturday doubleheader, winning game one 3–2 and game two 13–5. Northeastern was able to grind out a victory in game one due to stellar pitching from starter Kyle Murphy and clutch hitting from

A Love Letter to Northeastern Men’s Basketball

By Milton Posner People fall in love with teams for different reasons. Sometimes it happens before you reach the age of awareness. By the time you can talk, you can recite the whole starting lineup, and by that point it’s so ingrained in your DNA that you can’t fathom a “before” time. You can’t fathom

Huskies Fall to High-Flying Eagles

Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sadie Parker BROOKLINE, MA — The Northeastern Huskies (10–6) fell to the Boston College Eagles (14–13) 5–3 on Tuesday afternoon in a slow-paced and mostly uneventful game. The Eagles scored two runs in the second inning and didn’t look back, never relinquishing their lead and leaning on their talented

Huskies March Past Minutemen for Doubleheader Sweep

Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sadie Parker BROOKLINE, MA — The Northeastern Huskies (10–5) secured a three-game weekend sweep on Saturday afternoon against UMass (7–8), winning the doubleheader games 5–2 and 4–3. Throughout the day, the Huskies were powered by dominant starters Cam Schlittler and Sebastian Keane along with potent hitters Ben Malgeri, Jeff

Huskies Conquer Minutemen, 18–1

Story by Catherine Morrison Photos by Sadie Parker BROOKLINE, MA — Friday afternoon’s game was overcast and humid, and the Northeastern Huskies brought the rain. Northeastern (8–5) went through their entire lineup in the first inning against UMass (7–6) starter Jack Steele, who looked to be struggling with his windup, throwing almost sidearm with a

Pain in Pennsylvania: Wisconsin Beats Northeastern in OT to Win National Title

Story by Mike Puzzanghera and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender ERIE, PA — There really wasn’t a more heartbreaking way for it to end. Just over three minutes into overtime, Daryl Watts banked a pass from behind the net off Megan Carter’s shoulder and into the Northeastern goal, giving Wisconsin their sixth national championship

No. 1 Northeastern and No. 2 Wisconsin Square Off for National Title

By Mike Puzzanghera and Jack Sinclair WRBB is calling the NCAA Women’s Hockey National Championship Game tonight live from Erie, Pennsylvania. Jack Sinclair, George Barker, and Mike Puzzanghera will be on mic, with coverage beginning at 7:15 PM Eastern. CLICK HERE to listen. ERIE, PA — A perennial national title contender vs. an 18-game winning

Sky’s the Limit: Fontaine sends NU to NCAA Title Game with OT Winner

Story by Mike Puzzanghera and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender ERIE, PA — Skylar Fontaine has been the best defenseman in Hockey East — and maybe even the country — in each of the past two seasons. Since she joined Northeastern, she’s been an impact player. That impact may never have been as big

AUDIO: Fontaine Sends Northeastern to the National Championship

After two periods of Frozen Four action in Erie, Pennsylvania, the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs led the Northeastern Huskies 2–0. The Huskies were struggling to break through the Bulldogs’ fierce forecheck, and hadn’t generated a ton of great chances on net. And then everything changed. Two Northeastern goals in the third period sent the game into overtime,

Huskies Face Minnesota-Duluth in First-Ever Frozen Four Appearance

By Mike Puzzanghera Historically, Hockey East teams haven’t found much success against Western Hockey College Association (WCHA) programs in the NCAA Tournament. The WHCA is 19–1 against Hockey East opposition, with that lone win coming from Boston College in 2011. With Northeastern set to face Minnesota-Duluth in the Frozen Four Thursday afternoon, head coach Dave

Huskies Shut Out Bulldogs for Third Straight Win

Story by Catherine Morrison Photos by Sadie Parker BROOKLINE, MA — Northeastern (7–5) continued their winning streak on a chilly Tuesday afternoon against Bryant (2–7), scoring five and shutting out the Bulldogs. The theme for the Huskies this season has been feast or famine. Northeastern will stack the runs early, then lose the lead in

Frozen Four Fantasies Fulfilled: Top-Seeded Huskies Outrun RMU, 5–1

Story by Mike Puzzanghera and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender ERIE, PA — With 1:10 left in the second period, Alina Mueller took a penalty with the Huskies up 2–0. Robert Morris’s Emily Curlett struck on the power play seconds later to make it a one-goal game. After a long stretch of possession and

Huskies’ COVID Season Ends with 4–1 Quarterfinal Loss to UMass

By Christian Skroce Northeastern and UMass Amherst have both seen their Hockey East fortunes change drastically over the past several seasons. The teams had frequently been referred to as the little brothers of Hockey East, but impressive coaching and talented recruiting classes have turned both into true conference powerhouses. They have almost met in the

Olson Walks it Off Against River Hawks

Story and photos by Peyton Doyle BROOKLINE, MA — A close game in any sport will cause palpable tension to form. In baseball, each pitch could cause an eruption of joy or a sting of regret. There is no clock, the pitcher dictates the pace, and the hitter adjusts as best they can. In no other

Northeastern Splits Doubleheader Against UMass Lowell

By Catherine Morrison The Northeastern Huskies (5–5) split a doubleheader with the UMass Lowell River Hawks (1–7) Friday afternoon at Parsons Field. In the first game, Northeastern starter Kyle Murphy settled in, striking out eight and only allowing four hits and three earned runs. Murphy, who battled command issues in his previous start, breezed through

No. 1 Huskies to Open NCAA Tournament vs. No. 8 Robert Morris

Story by Mike Puzzanghera Photos by Jordan Baron and Sarah Olender The stage is set in Erie, PA, and even with their opening-round NCAA Tournament game on a Monday afternoon, the Northeastern women’s hockey team is ready and raring to go. The top seed in the country breezed through Hockey East this season, and they

Huskies End Season With Semifinal Loss to Drexel

Story by Justin Diament and Milton Posner Photos by Jordan Baron HARRISONBURG, VA — “Whenever it ends, it ends.” “It’s like you’re on a treadmill, you’re running about ten miles an hour, and somebody hits the stop button. And everything stops. Your mind, the players’ rhythm, ‘what time is practice tomorrow’, ‘what are we doing’, ‘what

Northeastern Falls 3–2 to Old Dominion After a Walk-Off in the 11th

By Sarah Olender In a hard fought series, Northeastern (3–4) lost the final game against Old Dominion (8–3), 3–2 in eleven innings Sunday afternoon.  There weren’t many parts of the game that had the socially distanced crowd in Norfolk, Virginia standing up to cheer, but this close game was one of the most exciting because

Coen Breaks Program Wins Record, Huskies Advance to CAA Semis

Story by Justin Diament and Milton Posner Photos by Jordan Baron HARRISONBURG, VA — If you were paying attention, you could see the answers coming an hour in advance. After each of his team’s last three wins, plus a CAA press conference a month ago, Northeastern head coach Bill Coen fielded a question about his

Northeastern Beats Old Dominion in 6–5 Comeback Win

By Sarah Olender Friday’s game brought the Huskies a disappointing walk-off loss after a hard-fought back-and-forth battle. On Saturday, Old Dominion (7–3) scored all of their runs in one third-inning barrage, and spent the rest of the game stranding runners. Throughout the game, Northeastern (3–3) chipped away at the Monarchs’ lead. Sebastian Keane took the

Northeastern Clinches Fourth Straight Hockey East Championship

Story by Rae Deer Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — Coming off of one of their best seasons — if not their best season — to date, Northeastern women’s hockey had set the stage for a historic achievement. On Saturday night at Matthews Arena, they reached new heights after defeating Providence 6–2 to win their

No. 18 Huskies Fall to No. 2 Eagles in Regular Season Capper

By Khalin Kapoor CHESTNUT HILL, MA — In the final game of a 2020–21 season that presented its fair share of challenges, the No. 18 Northeastern Huskies (9–8–3) fell to the No 2. Boston College Eagles (16–4–1) by a score of 4–2. After a rare loss the week before, BC clinched the top spot in

Huskies Battle Monarchs, But Battle Battles Back

By Catherine Morrison On a windy and cold Friday afternoon, Northeastern (2–3) faced Old Dominion (7–2) in Norfolk, Virginia in the first in a three-game series. Northeastern was coming off an 11–2 drubbing of UMass on Wednesday, but was in for a different affair on Friday, when a rollercoaster of emotions ended in a walk-off

Northeastern Routs UMass, 11–2

Photos by Sadie Parker Story by Milton Posner With their second double-digit scoring effort in as many days, Northeastern (2–2) notched an 11–2 win over UMass (0–1) Wednesday afternoon at Parsons Field. The Huskies scored in five of the first six frames, including nine runs across the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings to put the

No. 1 Huskies Stamp Ticket to Fourth Straight Conference Championship

Story by Catherine Morrison Photos by Mike Puzzanghera BOSTON — A spot in the championship game was on the line for Northeastern as they faced the University of Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon at Matthews Arena. Northeastern, as the newly minted top-ranked team in the nation, was the favorite. UConn was the underdog after upsetting nationally

No. 17 Men’s Hockey Nets Shootout Win Over Friars

By Jack Sinclair The Northeastern Huskies were barely hanging on to their fifth-place spot coming into the last weekend of February. The difference between them and sixth-place Providence came down to a 0.03 margin in the Hockey East Power Index. The Friars stole a game from the Huskies in Matthews Arena on Saturday, 4–2. The

Huskies Chase Wildcats Out of the Doghouse

Story by Rae Deer and Milton Posner Photos by Jordan Baron BOSTON — The forecast for Sunday night’s women’s hockey game was straightforward. New Hampshire was one of the few teams to meaningfully challenge the No. 2 Northeastern Huskies this season. They’re strong. They’re physical. They have a great goaltender. And they’ll make the Huskies

Huskies Fall to Friars in Critical Matchup

Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sadie Parker BOSTON — The Northeastern Huskies (9–7–2) fell to the Providence Friars (10–7–4) in the first half of a home-and-home series on Saturday evening at Matthews Arena. Providence was reeling after a tough 8–1 loss the week before, but outclassed the Huskies throughout. It was a disappointing game

Grand Slam Lifts Huskies to 14–11 Revenge Win over Wake Forest

By Sarah Olender After a 9–0 loss last night, the Northeastern baseball team couldn’t be expected to be in high spirits. It couldn’t have been easy to return for a third game against the No. 17 Wake Forest team that dominated in every facet of the game. Still, the Huskies started strong, with Scott Holzwasser

Huskies Stop the Sweep, Rule Over River Hawks

By Rae Deer LOWELL, MA — After suffering a brutal 4–1 loss to UMass Lowell on Friday night, the Northeastern Huskies badly needed to set a positive tone for their last sets of the season. On Saturday night, they found exactly what they were looking for, emerging from the Tsongas Center with a 4–0 win.

Huskies Best Catamounts in Regular Season Capper

By Khalin Kapoor In their regular season finale on Saturday afternoon in Burlington, the No. 2 Northeastern women’s hockey team secured a weekend sweep over the Vermont Catamounts. The Huskies (17–1–1) scored late in the first period and didn’t look back from there, ultimately emerging with a 4–1 victory. “It was a hard-fought win,” Northeastern

Northeastern Trampled by Wake Forest

By Jordan Baron and Sarah Olender It was Northeastern baseball’s second game of the season, and anyone who watched yesterday’s matchup knows that Northeastern struggled in the first inning. That story didn’t change on Saturday, as the Huskies dropped their second game in a row, 9–0, to the No. 17 Wake Forest Demon Deacons in

Men’s Hockey Stumbles Against UMass Lowell

Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — Down 3–1 with minutes left in regulation, the Northeastern men’s hockey team pulled netminder Connor Murphy to get an extra attacker on the ice and make their last offensive stand against UMass Lowell. That man advantage went about as well as the Huskies’ three power

Northeastern Baseball Falls to Wake Forest in Season Opener

By Jordan Baron These days, it’s pretty routine to find a baseball team at the AA level or higher where a majority of the pitching staff can throw 95 or higher. What’s abnormal is when a college team has that. But that’s exactly what the Northeastern Huskies faced in their Friday night season opener, as

Women’s Hockey Catapults Catamounts, 3–1

By Jack Sinclair The No. 2 Northeastern Huskies traveled up to Burlington, Vermont on Friday for the first of two games against the Catamounts. The Huskies entered Gutterson Fieldhouse riding a 15-game unbeaten streak, while the Catamounts were fresh off a hard-fought series split against Boston University.  It was a rather inauspicious first period for

Men’s Basketball Falls to Tar Heels Despite Walker’s 27

By Milton Posner CHAPEL HILL, NC — Pandemic seasons, as it turns out, don’t unfold with any semblance of narrative cohesion. Most of the time, it feels like an eight-year-old on a sugar high is trying — and failing — to tell you a story. Your UNCW games got cancelled due to a positive COVID-19

Northeastern Sweeps Home-and-Home with UNH

Story by Jordan Baron and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — The Northeastern women’s hockey team isn’t used to playing competitive games this season. But on Sunday night they had to adjust, as a talented New Hampshire squadron kept them on their toes for most of the game. Still, three third-period goals rocketed

Ferocious Felines Fell Huskies

By Peyton Doyle and Milton Posner TOWSON, MD — The coronation of Bill Coen as the winningest coach in Northeastern basketball history seemed almost inevitable entering Sunday. His team was 8–1 in conference play, with their only loss coming to second-place James Madison. Their opponent, the eighth-place Towson Tigers, had only two conference wins, both

Huskies Outlast Wildcats, Secure Sweep

Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sadie Parker BOSTON — In game two of a home-and-home series against the New Hampshire Wildcats (6–12–2), the Northeastern Huskies men’s hockey team (8–5–2) hung on to win a 5–4 thriller at Matthews Arena on Saturday night. Aidan McDonough put the Huskies on his back once again, notching two

Huskies Top UNH to Win Tenth Straight

By Jordan Baron and Jack Sinclair DURHAM, NH — “It’s easy to get complacent when things are going well.” Northeastern head coach Dave Flint was adamant about his women’s hockey team’s need to stay vigilant. On the tail of a six-game shutout streak, his Huskies were absolutely rolling. And they kept rolling when they trekked

Tyson Torches Towson for Career-High 36, Coen Ties Program Wins Record

By Peyton Doyle and Milton Posner TOWSON, MD — It’s hard to overstate how fun Tyson Walker is to watch. When he’s given command of an offense, and when he’s dialed in, he moves about the court with a palpable ease and confidence. The game’s pace and his own internal clock become inexorably linked, and

Men’s Hockey Declaws Wildcats

By Khalin Kapoor DURHAM, NH — Coming off two tough losses last week, the Northeastern men’s hockey team looked like a different breed Friday night, notching a tough, physical, 6–2 road win over the New Hampshire Wildcats. Winger Aidan McDonough led the scoring with a hat trick of power-play goals, netminder Connor Murphy made 22 saves,

Frankel Secures Shutout Record as Northeastern Annihilates Holy Cross

Story by Jordan Baron Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — You don’t often get the opportunity to see a hockey team beat their opponent by over ten goals, nor is it common to witness a player surpass a seemingly insurmountable record. On Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena, the No. 3 Northeastern women’s hockey team provided both,

Northeastern Loses Battle of the Huskies

Story by Rae Deer Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON  — For the Northeastern men’s hockey team, Friday night’s game against Connecticut was supposed to be one of redemption. Coming off of a 6–2 loss to No. 1 Boston College, they hoped to shake off the still-present rust from their three-week COVID hiatus.  However, the game proved

Huskies Knock Out Crusaders with Series of Unholy Crosses

Story by Milton Posner Photos by Jordan Baron WORCESTER, MA — There’s plenty to be said for competitive sporting events, games where the outcome remains in doubt until the very end as the suspense ratchets ever higher. The moments forged in that pressure are the defining ones that teams and fan bases hold aloft in

#1 Eagles Make Their Nest in Matthews

Story by Rae Deer and Milton Posner Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — It was hard to know whether Tuesday night’s Northeastern–Boston College men’s hockey matchup was an attempt to recreate the Beanpot — which begins in the first week of February in non-pandemic years — or merely a resumption of the schedule Northeastern would have

Women’s Hockey Washes Away Warriors

By Sarah Olender and Mike Puzzanghera NORTH ANDOVER, MA — On Friday night, Northeastern women’s hockey handled Merrimack easily, skating almost effortlessly to a 5–0 win backed by a Maureen Murphy hat trick. By all accounts, it was their most dominant game of the year. Until today. Backed by a three-point effort from Skylar Fontaine

Murphy Tips Her Hat in Win Over Merrimack

Story by Catherine Morrison Photos by Mike Puzzanghera BOSTON — Northeastern women’s hockey’s Friday afternoon game against the Merrimack Warriors was destined to be epic. The Warriors were sitting dead last in Hockey East; meanwhile the Huskies were riding high as the fourth-ranked team in the country. They were also within spitting distance of the

How Northeastern Men’s Basketball Became CAA Title Favorites

By Jordan Baron and Milton Posner The Northeastern Huskies have had some pretty crazy CAA win streaks. In 2012–13 they began conference play with eight wins and finished 14–4. In 2018, they marched to the CAA Championship game on the back of a nine-game streak. The next year, a string of seven victories lifted them

UConn’t Take It With You: Northeastern Wins Fifth in a Row

Story by Mike Puzzanghera Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — Last year’s women’s Hockey East championship game saw Northeastern put nine goals past UConn in a thorough blowout. It was a primetime showing of the dominance Northeastern displayed throughout their previous three title-winning seasons. Tuesday night’s rematch at Matthews Arena featured far, far fewer goals.

James Madison Snaps Northeastern’s Winning Streak at Seven

Story by Justin Diament  Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — It just wasn’t the Huskies’ day. As they watched James Madison dribble out the clock to complete a surprising 79–72 win, they also watched their seven-game winning streak, their longest in two years, end. The Dukes were led by junior guard Vado Morse, who contributed

Women’s Hockey Fries Friars Again

By Jack Sinclair When two of the best goaltenders in Hockey East face off, the game is almost always going to be a low scoring, defensive battle. But not when one of the two teams is the Northeastern women’s hockey team. The Huskies hit the ice as if yesterday’s 4–1 win had never ended. They

Seven in a Row! Huskies Defeat Dukes Behind Telfort Torrent

Story by Peyton Doyle and Milton Posner Photos by Jordan Baron BOSTON — Northeastern men’s basketball’s 72–63 win over James Madison on Saturday afternoon wasn’t exactly surprising. The Huskies were on an absolute roll coming in, and while the Dukes boasted a seemingly solid record, they hadn’t played much in the way of sturdy competition. But

Women’s Hockey Bests Providence, 4–1

Story by Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — A tale as old as time. Two bitter rivals. One sheet of ice. The No. 7 Northeastern Huskies took on the No. 4 Providence Friars this afternoon in the first game of a home-and-home. The last time they met, Northeastern shut out Providence, 4–0, at Matthews

Porter Protects, Murphy and Mueller Match, Aurard Overcomes

Story by Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — On one end a new face; on the other, a lot of empty seats. On Sunday afternoon, the Northeastern and Maine women’s hockey teams faced off for the third time this month. Maine came to the arena with a severely shortened bench, including just five

Doherty’s the Hero as Huskies Win Sixth in a Row

By Milton Posner If it wasn’t obvious by now, there’s some kind of magic in the air for Northeastern men’s basketball. In a season thrown into chaos by the unpredictability of a pandemic, with the youngest roster in the CAA, amid injuries that sidelined three big men simultaneously, and after being pummeled by high-major teams

Huskies Put Cougars to Bed

By Jordan Baron and Milton Posner Since their introduction to the Colonial Athletic Association in May of 2005, the Northeastern Huskies had started conference play 5–0 in only three seasons. Make that four. Behind quality performances from Jason Strong, Tyson Walker, Shaq Walters, and Chris Doherty, the Huskies did just that, securing their fifth straight

Huskies Domesticate Wildcats, 7–0

Story by Milton Posner and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — For most of the game, the Huskies weren’t headed for a blowout. Their first goal, skilled as it was, was a quick punch on the penalty kill. Their next two, both late in the second period, came on the man advantage. With

Huskies Fry Friars by Four

Story by Sarah Olender Photos by Jordan Baron BOSTON — Coming off a disappointing overtime shootout loss to New Hampshire, the #4 Northeastern women’s hockey team was looking for a rebound win against #7 Providence.  The first period bored anyone who watched it. Northeastern botched two power-play chances, looked slow, and missed their passes, but both

Men’s Hockey Secures Second Sweep of Merrimack

By Jack Sinclair Northeastern made the trip up to Andover, MA Sunday afternoon to conclude their home-and-home with Merrimack. It was the fourth time the teams had played in the last month, courtesy of a last-minute schedule change.  Northeastern, still carrying the momentum from last night’s thrilling come-from-behind win, entered with a ton of energy.

Action Jackson: Twins Combine for OT Winner

Story by Sarah Olender Photos by Jordan Baron BOSTON — In Merrimack’s last series, which was nearly a month ago, they lost to Northeastern. Or, more accurately, Northeastern obliterated them, sweeping the series by a combined 14–5 score. “They didn’t believe me when I said it’s not going to be a 6–3 or 8–3 game,”

Women’s Hockey Ties New Hampshire, Falls in Shootout

By Jack Sinclair Durham, NH — After winning the first game of the series comfortably, 3–1, the Northeastern women’s hockey team made the trip up to Durham to face the New Hampshire Wildcats on their home ice. Throughout this young season, the Huskies have struggled early in games. Saturday night was no different, as they

Quirin’s the Main Guy as Huskies WALK ovER Pride

By Jordan Baron and Milton Posner BOSTON — It’s not the greatest idea to wake a sleeping dragon.  But during the second half Saturday afternoon, the Hofstra Pride did just that. Northeastern’s Tyson Walker had been a consistent if unremarkable presence all game, dropping eight points in a first half where the Huskies dominated on both