Northeastern falls flat against Union as season reaches new low point

Schenectady, NY —  In a non-conference meeting billed as a must-win, Northeastern instead fell flat on Saturday, suffering a backbreaking 3-2 defeat to Union. Former Husky netminder Connor Murphy, now in his second season with the Dutchmen, dominated in his first meeting against his old team.  For Northeastern, a middling Union squad presented a golden

From youth tournaments to college hockey: Inside the eight-year journey that brought two pairs of prep school teammates to Northeastern

A 10-year-old Mia Langlois took to the ice at Rodman Arena in Foxborough, Massachusetts for yet another hockey tournament. Playing for her New Hampshire-based team, the Windham native was no stranger to competition. But one girl from the opposing team would not leave Langlois alone. The two players were getting testy, physical, and on each

Five thoughts from Northeastern’s four-point weekend against BU

BOSTON — This time around, there were no buzzer-beaters, miracles, or late-game heroics for Northeastern. Boston University’s Lane Hutson delivered the game-winner on Saturday, sealing a 4-3 overtime victory for the Terriers in front of Northeastern’s largest home crowd of the year. The Huskies had a third period lead, but couldn’t hold on late against

Huskies earn bounce-back victory behind Levi’s masterpiece

BOSTON — After last weekend’s disappointing home-and-home series against Boston College, Northeastern was desperate for a win. And with both the captain, senior forward Aidan McDonough, and assistant captain, senior defender Jayden Struble, suspended on the heels of Saturday’s chippy contest, the Huskies faced an uphill battle against a red-hot Boston University squad Friday evening. Thanks to

‘It’s got to come from within’: Huskies searching for answers after poor showing against BC

CHESTNUT HILL — It felt like a different lifetime, but it had been only 24 hours since Cam Lund’s buzzer-beating score sent Matthews Arena into a frenzy, and capped off a Northeastern comeback for the ages. Lund’s stunning late-game heroics on Friday gave Northeastern a gutsy win and big momentum boost headed into Saturday’s rematch

Huskies storm back from a 4-1 deficit, steal extra point from BC in the shootout

BOSTON — Thrilling. Impressive. Dramatic. Insanity. Even those four words can’t truly describe the third period on Friday between the Northeastern Huskies and Boston College Eagles.  And that doesn’t cover overtime and the shootout.  In the record books it will go down as a 4-4 draw between these bitter rivals, the second tie in as

Hryckowian hat trick, McDonough 100th point lead Huskies to victory over New Hampshire

BOSTON — Northeastern hosted New Hampshire in Matthews Arena November 4th, coasting to a 6-2 victory and notching major milestones in the belts of two Huskies. After getting back on track last Saturday against Maine, Friday’s matchup with UNH again provided the Huskies a chance to capitalize against one of the weaker teams in Hockey

Huskies coast to series sweep behind McDonough’s four-point night

BOSTON — After a slow start against Vermont on Friday night, the Huskies brought the heat from the very beginning of Saturday’s contest, defeating the Catamounts in a resounding 5-0 victory. “I really liked how we came out,” Northeastern head coach Jerry Keefe said after the game. “We want to establish a certain kind of

Opening night takeaways: Work to do on special teams, Cam Lund is for real, Fontaine leap, and more

BOSTON — Vinny Borgesi is a self-described “pass-first guy.”  But as a 2-on-1 rush developed with Borgesi and teammate Justin Hyrckowian just one minute into overtime, Borgesi seized his opportunity to score his first collegiate goal and secure a 3-2 win over Long Island in a scintillating season opener. “I really don’t shoot much, but

After extensive USHL development, Jack Williams brings his 200-foot game to Northeastern

When Jack Williams committed to Northeastern in 2017, Zach-Aston Reese had just finished his senior season tied for the NCAA lead in scoring. At first glance, that’s the only real connection between the two. But if a coach compares an incoming freshman, particularly an undrafted one like Williams, to one of the team’s former greats,

MHKY Season Preview: Key returners, impact adds have Huskies positioned for success

There’s a palpable buzz around the Northeastern men’s hockey program right now. The Huskies were voted to finish first in both the Hockey East media and coaches polls, and their No. 8 placement in the first USCHO poll of the year is the highest Northeastern has ever been ranked to begin a season. The Huskies

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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,

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

#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

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

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,”

Husky Comeback Falls Short Against UMass

By Peyton Doyle Northeastern (3–3–2) entered the back half of their weekend series with a sour taste in their mouth after giving up a late lead the night before and falling, 4–3, to UMass Amherst (8–3–1). The Huskies couldn’t avenge that loss Sunday night, as they allowed three first-period goals en route to a 5–3

UMasst Be Kidding: Huskies Fall to Minutemen, 4–3

By Michael Vincent Puzzanghera BOSTON — In a Friday night game of oddities, Northeastern left a chance for a huge win go begging as they gave up two rebound goals in the third period to allow No. 9 UMass to waltz out of Matthews Arena with a 4–3 win. No. 10 Northeastern (3–2–2) set up

Huskies Bite Back in Shootout Victory Over Vermont

By Dale Desantis Sunday night’s game started out smoking hot once again for the Huskies, as an early power play set the tone for the early part of the period. Northeastern had nearly every good opportunity early on as they outmatched Vermont and kept the puck in the offensive zone. The Vermont defense did a

Northeastern Men’s Hockey Triumphs Over Vermont

By Jack Sinclair ‘Tis the season for college hockey! The Northeastern men’s hockey team made the trip up to Vermont Saturday afternoon to face off against Vermont. The Huskies entered Gutterson Fieldhouse with a record of 2–1–1, coming off of a split home and home series with Providence the weekend before. The Catamounts played UMass

Huskies’ Scoring Spree Comes to an End as Friars Blank Northeastern

By Christian Skroce The Northeastern men’s hockey team’s undefeated run to begin the season came to an end Sunday afternoon as they fell to the Providence Friars, 5–0, in Rhode Island. After an impressive shootout win over the Friars at Matthews Arena on Saturday, Northeastern came out flat in the second game of the weekend.

Men’s Hockey Bests Providence! Sort of.

By Sarah Olender BOSTON — The Providence Friars and the Northeastern Huskies came into Saturday’s game filled with confidence, having bested opponents the week prior. The Friars won against UMass Lowell on Sunday and Northeastern won both games of a home-and-home against Merrimack.  The confidence was evident as both teams started the game off filled with

Men’s Hockey Sweeps Merrimack

By Jack Sinclair The Northeastern Huskies notched an authoritative come-from-behind win Sunday evening at Merrimack College, winning the second game of the home-and-home, 6–3. The Warriors (1–3–0) hosted the Huskies (2–0–0) at Lawler Rink, marking the Huskies’ first away game this season. Merrimack, fresh off of a split series with UMass, lost the first game

Northeastern Men’s Hockey Thrashes Merrimack to Kick Off Season

By George Barker and Mike Puzzanghera BOSTON — Eight was great for the Huskies Saturday night, as they tallied multiple goals in each frame to claim their first win of the season over Merrimack, 8–2. Northeastern (1–0–0) hosted Merrimack (1–2–0) for their first game of the season at Matthews Arena. While the Huskies had yet

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Northeastern University Huskies

Last Season: 18–13–3 (11–12–1, t-seventh in Hockey East) Head Coach: Jim Madigan (tenth season) Preseason poll projected finish: Fifth Departures: F Tyler Madden, F Matt Filipe, F John Picking, F Brendan van Riemsdyk, F Biagio Lerrario, D Ryan Shea, G Craig Pantano Additions: F Sam Colangelo, F Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, F Dylan Jackson, F Ty Jackson,

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Vermont Catamounts

Last season: 5–23–6 (2–18–4, 11th in Hockey East) Head coach: Todd Woodcroft (first season) Preseason poll projected finish: 11th Departures: D Corey Moriarty, F Derek Lodermeier, D Matt O’Donnell, D Johnny DeRoche, F Riley McCutcheon, F Max Kaufman, F Matt Alvaro, F Thomas Beretta, G Stefanos Lekkas Additions: F Whim Stalberg, D Conner Hutchison, F

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Providence Friars

Last season: 16–12–6 (10–11–3, t-seventh in Hockey East) Head coach: Nate Leaman (11th season) Preseason poll projected finish: Third Departures: F Jerry Harding, F Jack Dugan, F Shane Kavanaugh, D Spenser Young, F Vimal Sukumaran, F Caleb Rule, G Jake Kucharski, G Michael Lackey Additions: F Nick Poisson, F Chase Yoder, F Brett Berard, D

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: New Hampshire Wildcats

Last Season: 15–15–4 (9–12–3, ninth in Hockey East) Head Coach: Mike Souza (third season) Preseason poll projected finish: Eighth Departures: G Joe Lazzaro, D Nolan McElhaney, D Max Gildon, D Anthony Wyse, D Matt Dawson, F Justin Fregona, F Joe Sacco, F Liam Blackburn Additions: G Jeremy Forman, D Alec Semandel, D Nikolai Jenson, D

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Merrimack Warriors

Last Season: 9–22–3 (7–14–3, 10th in Hockey East) Head Coach: Scott Borek (third season) Preseason poll projected finish: 10th Departures: F Tyler Drevitch, F Tyler Irvine, F Patrick Kramer, F Griff Jeszka, F Sami Tavernier Additions: F Conor Lovett, F Alex Jefferies, F Jakob Lee, D Kevin Sadovski, F Filip Karlsson-Tagtstrom, G Zachary Borgiel By

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks

Last season: 18–10–6 (12–7–5, third in Hockey East) Head coach: Norm Bazin (tenth season) Preseason poll projected finish: Fourth Departures: F Kenny Hausinger, F Colin O’Neill, G Tyler Wall Additions: F Matthew Allen, F Andranik Armstrong-Kingcade, D Brehdan Ehgum, F Matthew Kinash, F Josh Latta, D Ben Meehan, F Jackson Sterrett, G Henry Welsch By

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: UMass Amherst Minutemen

Last Season: 21–11–2 (14–8–2, second in Hockey East) Head Coach: Greg Carvel (fifth season) Preseason poll projected finish: Second Departures: F Mitchell Chaffee, F Marco Bozzo, F Niko Hildenbrand, F Jack Suter, D Jake McLaughlin Additions: F Josh Lopina, F Oliver MacDonald, F Ryan Sullivan, D Alger Linden, D Aaron Bohlinger By Christian Skroce Like

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Maine Black Bears

Last season: 18–11–5 (12–9–3, fourth in Hockey East) Head coach: Red Gendron (eighth season) Preseason poll projected finish: Ninth Departures: G Jeremy Swayman, F Mitchell Fossier, F Tim Doherty, F Patrick Shea, F Ryan Smith, F Samuel Rennaker, G Stephen Mundinger Additions: F Keenan Suthers, D Kabore Dunn, F Tristan Poissant, F Donovan Villenueve-Houle, F

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: UConn Huskies

Last Season: 15–15–4 (12–10–2, fifth in Hockey East) Head Coach: Mike Cavanaugh (eighth season) Preseason poll projected finish: Seventh Departures: F Alexander Payusov, D Wyatt Newpower, F Justin Howell, F Benjamin Freeman, D Bryan Nelson Additions: F Cassidy Bowes, F Gavin Puskar, D John Spetz, F Nick Capone, F Hudson Schandor, G Matt Pasquale, F

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Boston University Terriers

Last Season: 13–13–8 (10–9–5, sixth in Hockey East) Head Coach: Albie O’Connell (third season) Preseason poll projected finish: Sixth Departures: F Gabriel Chabot, F Patrick Curry, F Patrick Harper, F Alex Brink, G Sam Tucker, G Nico Lynch, F Trevor Zegras, D Cam Crotty Additions: D Cade Webber, F Nick Zabaneh, F Luke Tuch, F

2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Boston College Eagles

Last season: 24-8-2 (17–6–1, first in Hockey East) Head coach: Jerry York (27th season) Preseason poll projected finish: First Departures: D Ben Finkelstein, D Connor Moore, F David Cotton, F Julius Mattila, F Aapeli Räsänen, F Graham McPhee, F Ron Greco, D Luke McInnis, D Jesper Mattila, F Zach Walker, F Mike Merrulla, G Ryan

NU Women’s Hockey Tops Preseason Poll, Men Finish Fifth

By Jack Sinclair and Christian Skroce For the second year running, the Northeastern women’s hockey team was unanimously selected to win Hockey East in a poll of conference head coaches. The Huskies ended last season on a resounding high note, smashing UConn in the Hockey East Championship after running away with the regular-season title. The

Hockey East Announces 2020–21 Conference Schedule

By Jack Sinclair After several tantalizing hints on their Twitter, the moment has finally arrived. The Hockey East Association revealed its schedule for the 2020–21 season. Both the men’s and women’s leagues will begin on November 20, though the Northeastern women will begin November 27 and the men on November 28. The formatting of the

Goal-angelo: The Story of Northeastern’s Newest NHL Draft Pick

By Milton Posner and Christian Skroce On Wednesday afternoon, the Anaheim Ducks nabbed Sam Colangelo with the 36th pick in the NHL Entry Draft, making him the highest Northeastern selection since Jamie Oleksiak in 2011. He was also the first Hockey East player selected this year and the first college player off the board in

Hockey East Announces Intention to Play 2020–21 Season

By Milton Posner Hockey East announced Wednesday that it intends to play a league season with all member schools participating, though it acknowledged the need for real-time scheduling changes in light of pandemic developments. The news was first reported by Jimmy Connelly. The priority will be completing the league season, although teams can play other

Northeastern Tops BU, Clinches Playoff Spot

By Christian Skroce BOSTON — It was do or die time for Northeastern as they took a five-game losing streak into their regular season finale against Boston University. And to no one’s surprise, things were tense (and a little weird) from the very beginning. The Huskies began the game on the penalty kill after backup

Men’s Hockey Fizzles Against BU

By Adam Doucette BOSTON — Northeastern began their Friday night hopeful that they could beat Boston University on home ice, then go to Agganis Arena the next day and overtake the Terriers in the Hockey East standings. They ended the night realizing that wasn’t going to happen.  The Terriers came to Matthews Arena Friday night

Men’s Hockey Media Day

By Milton Posner It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the Huskies. After losing star sophomore forward Tyler Madden to injury, the Huskies dropped two games against first-place Boston College, including their worst loss since 1992. After losing senior Grant Jozefek to injury in the second BC game, the Huskies were swept by last-place

Men’s Hockey Swept by Vermont

By Jack Sinclair BURLINGTON, VT — Every season, every team, no matter the sport, goes through ups and downs. The 2007 Patriots rode high for 18 games, then fell in the Super Bowl. The 73–9 Golden State Warriors’ high lasted until the last three games of the NBA finals. The 2019–20 Northeastern men’s hockey team

Men’s Hockey Stumbles Against Vermont

By Milton Posner It was a game Northeastern could hardly afford to lose, and they just might pay dearly for it. The Huskies took the ice Friday night fully aware of the stakes that awaited them. They sat tied for seventh place in the tightest playoff race Hockey East has ever seen, with just four

Men’s Hockey Suffers Worst Loss in 27 Years

By Christian Skroce CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — It was one of the worst performances in recent memory. After a hard-fought Thursday game between the Northeastern Huskies and the Boston College Eagles ended in a 3–2 BC victory, tonight’s matchup saw the Eagles demolish the Huskies 10–1, the worst margin of loss for Northeastern since a

Men’s Hockey Falls to Boston College

By Matt Neiser BOSTON — Coming off a hard-fought weekend sweep of UMass Lowell, No. 10 Northeastern hoped to carry their momentum against another top Hockey East team Thursday night at Matthews Arena. This time it was the No. 5/6 Boston College Eagles, holders of the top spot in the conference. Despite encouraging play in

Men’s Hockey Sweeps UMass Lowell

By Matt Neiser BOSTON — Hockey East is the closest it’s ever been this late in the season. Coming into Saturday night, three points separated second and ninth place. Northeastern sat at the low end of that range, in a three-way tie for seventh with 19 points. UMass Lowell, with 22, was atop the scrum

Men’s Hockey Knocks Off No. 11 UMass Lowell

By Alex Bensley LOWELL, Mass. — The Beanpot hangover did not make an appearance at the Tsongas Center in Lowell on Friday night. Four days after the No. 12 Northeastern Huskies won their third consecutive Beanpot title, Jim Madigan’s group shut down No. 11 UMass Lowell to move up to sixth place in the conference

Northeastern’s Beanpot Dynasty

By Christian Skroce “From 30 years, to three in a row, Northeastern is a Beanpot dynasty.” That was our final call on air Monday night as the Northeastern Huskies raised the Beanpot trophy for the third time in as many years. It was a moment that Husky players, coaches, fans, and yes, even radio guys,

IT’S A THREE-PEAT!

By Christian Skroce BOSTON — The heart-attack Huskies just couldn’t help themselves. In a Beanpot final for the ages, one that lasted late into Monday night, it took two overtime periods to crown a 2020 champion, and the game of the decade did not disappoint. Boston University — which qualified for the game after another

Men’s Hockey Tops Harvard to Open Beanpot

By Matt Neiser BOSTON — Finally, the day college hockey fans in Massachusetts have waited for since the season started in October. The Beanpot is back for its 68th iteration, and the two-time defending champion Northeastern men’s hockey team kicked the festivities off on Monday against the Harvard Crimson in the early game. Harvard came

Men’s Hockey Prevails, Pushing Past Providence

By Jack Sinclair BOSTON — An extra week off of the ice usually results in one of two things. Either the team returns rested and with fewer injuries, or they look sluggish and uneasy. Northeastern came off their 12-day break with nothing but benefits. They were rested, and the return of Julian Kislin after a

Men’s Hockey Falls to UConn in OT

By Matt Cunha BOSTON — Benjamin Freeman’s power-play rebound goal three minutes into overtime gave UConn (9–10–4, 6–7–2) a 3–2 win over Northeastern (13–7–2, 7–6–1 HEA) Saturday night at Matthews Arena. The outcome was a crucial one, coming amid a tight Hockey East playoff race in which the top seven teams — including Northeastern and

Third-Period Comeback Falls Short as UNH Tops Men’s Hockey in OT

By Matt Neiser DURHAM, New Hampshire — “That effort tonight was unacceptable.” A clearly irritated Jim Madigan was none too happy with his team postgame, and for good reason. His Northeastern men’s hockey squad had just finished a Hockey East duel with New Hampshire in Durham, and suffice to say it certainly wasn’t their best

Men’s Hockey Pulls Away Late in Thriller vs. Bentley

By Matt Neiser Tyler Madden began Monday with 14 goals and 12 assists, tied for third in the nation in goals and tied for fourth in points. The Vancouver Canucks prospect has been on fire as of late; in only his second college season, Madden has placed himself firmly in the Hobey Baker Award conversation.

Men’s Hockey Triumphs in Battle of the Huskies

By Sarah Olender In a battle between Hockey East’s two Husky teams at the Hartford XL Center on Friday night, Northeastern’s early-game dominance on both sides of the puck carried them to a 5–2 victory over UConn. Within the team’s first 30 seconds of play in 2020, Northeastern’s Matt Filipe fired a shot into the

Men’s Hockey Tops Dartmouth in Last Game of Decade

By Milton Posner BOSTON — Saturday afternoon’s game was, in many ways, similar to last Saturday’s contest against Boston University. Both games had chaotic second periods. In both, Northeastern netted three goals. The difference today was the result; Northeastern walked off the ice with a 6–4 win over Dartmouth in their last game of the

Men’s Hockey Succumbs to BU after Frantic Second Period

By Matt Neiser BOSTON — Fresh off a victory in the Belfast-based Friendship Four and riding a five-game winning streak, the No. 8/12 Northeastern men’s ice hockey team headed across town to rival Boston University for the teams’ first meeting this season. Despite entering Saturday’s game with a losing record, the Terriers are chock full

Men’s Hockey Finishes Sweep Over Maine

By Matthew Cunha Northeastern needed a comeback after entering the third period down 2–1, but goals from Neil Shea and Zach Solow allowed them to fend off Maine Saturday night at Matthews Arena. The 3–2 win gave the Huskies a weekend sweep over Maine; the women’s team beat Maine earlier in the day and will

Men’s Hockey Bests Maine, 5–2

By Jonathan Golbert The Northeastern Huskies got off to a blistering start Friday night, jumping to a two–zip lead less than six minutes into their tilt with the Maine Black Bears.  Coach Jim Madigan’s forwards led the way for the Huskies (7–4–2, 4–3–1 HEA), who now sit in fifth place in the Hockey East standings,

Men’s Hockey Buries Providence with Offensive Onslaught

By Christian Skroce BOSTON —Providence coach Nate Leaman summed up tonight’s game the only way he could: “We got our butts kicked. That’s my opening statement.” It had been three years since the Huskies had last beaten Providence, and it looked like that streak would continue tonight. After falling to the Friars in Providence last

Men’s Hockey Falls to No. 10 Providence

By Matt Neiser After a blazing 4–1–0 start to the season, the No. 14 Northeastern men’s hockey team has been reeling a bit lately. Their next four games saw them go 0–3–1, including a 1–1 tie against Merrimack — the team Northeastern head coach Jim Madigan picked to finish last in Hockey East in the

Men’s Hockey Bests Merrimack in Fight-Filled Penalty Fest

By Catherine Morrison Saturday night’s homecoming game was a tension filled dramafest. Multiple fights broke out. 23 penalties were called, with Merrimack’s 13 and Northeastern’s 10 both setting season highs. Three players were hit with 10-minute misconduct penalties. And amid it all, Northeastern pulled out a 3–1 win. NU’s Tyler Madden celebrated his 20th birthday

Men’s Hockey Falls to UMass, Extends Skid to Three Games

By Matt Cunha AMHERST, MA — Though Northeastern fought its way out of a 2–0 hole, they ultimately succumbed to the UMass Minutemen 4–2 Saturday night at Matthews Arena. The Minutemen (6–1–0, 2–1–0 HEA) dominated the first period with a 13–4 shot advantage. It appeared as though Northeastern would emerge unscathed. “We wanted to play

Men’s Hockey Falls to UMass

By Matt Neiser BOSTON — Returning from Minnesota after a two-game set against St. Cloud State last weekend, the No. 10 Northeastern men’s hockey team hosted the No. 3 UMass Minutemen at Matthews Arena for the second time this season. The Huskies jumped out to an early lead with a pair of first-period goals, but

Men’s Hockey Suffers First Loss of Season

By Matt Neiser ST. CLOUD, MN — In game two of a weekend set in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the No. 11 Northeastern men’s ice hockey team looked to sweep the No. 14 St. Cloud State Huskies after a 4–1 victory the night before. After jumping out to a 1–0 lead, Northeastern allowed two second-period goals

Men’s Hockey Bounces No. 14 St. Cloud State 4–1

By Adam Doucette ST. CLOUD, MN — The Huskies bounced back in a big way on Friday night in St. Cloud, Minnesota. They looked nothing like the team that suffered a disappointing 2–2 tie against Holy Cross last Saturday. The intensity was there from the get-go — something coach Jim Madigan emphasized after the last

Men’s Hockey Upsets No. 4 UMass

By Dale Desantis BOSTON — Tuesday night’s showdown between the Northeastern Huskies and the UMass Minutemen was a chippy, defensive affair. The teams combined for 15 penalties, then failed to score on every one of the resulting power plays. The Huskies triumphed in their home opener, topping the fourth-ranked Minutemen 3–1 behind the efforts of

Men’s Hockey Notches Second Straight 2–1 Win Over Union

By Christian Skroce SCHENECTADY, NY — It was another stressful outing for the young Huskies team, but Northeastern was again victorious in a come-from-behind effort against the Union College Dutchmen. The game started as a defensive slugfest, with the first two periods devoid of scoring and chock-full of penalties. Union finally scored early in the

Men’s Hockey Tops Union in Season Opener

By Matt Neiser Schenectady, NY — The Northeastern men’s hockey team traveled to Schenectady, NY on Friday night, opening their 2019–20 campaign with a matchup against the Union Dutchmen. Despite a shaky beginning that saw them fall behind early, the Huskies battled back with goals from sophomore Jordan Harris and junior Grant Jozefek to secure a

Hockey East Preview: Northeastern Huskies

Last Season: 27–11–1 (15–8–1 in HE, third place); Beanpot Champions; Hockey East Champions; lost to Cornell in NCAA Quarterfinals Head Coach: Jim Madigan (ninth season) Coaches’ Poll Projected Finish: Fourth Losses G Cayden Primeau D Jeremy Davies D Eric Williams F Brandon Hawkins F Lincoln Griffin F Patrick Schule F Liam Pecararo Additions G Connor

Hockey East Preview: Boston College Eagles

Last Season: 14–22–3 (10–11–3 in HE, seventh place); lost in HE finals Head Coach: Jerry Yorke (26th season) Coaches’ Poll Projected Finish: First Losses G Joseph Woll D Michael Kim F Christopher Brown F JD Dudek F Oliver Wahlstrom Additions G Spencer Knight F Matt Boldy F Alex Newhook F Mike Hardman D Mitch Andres

Hockey East Preview: Boston University Terriers

Last Season: 16–18–4 (12–9–3 HE, fifth place); lost in HE semifinals Head Coach: Albie O’Connell (second season) Coaches’ Poll Projected Finish: Fifth Losses G Jake Oettinger G Max Prawdzik D Dante Fabro D Shane Switzer D Chad Krys F Joel Farabee F Ryan Cloonan F Mark Cheremeta F Bobo Carpenter F Shane Bowers F Max

Hockey East Preview: Maine Black Bears

Last Season: 15–17–4 (11–9–4 HE, sixth place); Lost in HE quarterfinals  Head Coach: Red Gendron (seventh season) Coaches’ Poll Projected Finish: Eighth Losses G Rob McGovern  D Sam Becker D Brady Keeper D Rob Michel D Keith Muehlbauer F Canon Pieper F Brendan Robbins F Daniel Perez F Chase Pearson Additions G Matthew Thiessen D

Hockey East Preview: New Hampshire Wildcats

Last Season: 12–15–9 (8–10–6, eighth place), lost to UMass Amherst in HE quarterfinal Head Coach: Mike Souza (second season) Coaches’ Poll Projected Finish: Seventh Losses D Richard Boyd F Brendan Van Riemsdyk F Marcus Vela F Ara Nazarin F Chris Miller Additions D Nolan McElhaney D Kalle Eriksson F Lucas Herrmann F Chase Stevenson F

Hockey East Preview: Merrimack Warriors

Last Season: 7–24–3 (4–18–2, 11th place); missed HE playoffs Head Coach: Scott Borek (second season) Coaches’ Poll Projected Finish: 11th Losses G Logan Halladay G Craig Panatano G Drew Volger D Matt McArdle D Alex Carle F Derek Petti F Michael Babcock F Christian Simeone F Chase Olsen F Jackson Bales F Laine McKay F

Hockey East Preview: UMass Lowell Riverhawks

Last season: 19–13–5 (12–7–5 HE); lost in HE quarterfinal Head Coach: Norm Bazin (eighth season) Coaches’ Poll Projected Finish: Sixth Losses G Christffer Hernberg D Avini Bershia D Croix Evingson D Seth Barton F Nick Master F Ryan Dmowski F Connor Wilson F Ryan Lohin F Cole Paksus F Michael Dill F Nick Marin D

Hockey East Preview: UMass Amherst Minutemen

Last season: 31–10–0 (18–6–0 HE, first place); lost in HE semifinals to BC, lost NCAA National Championship to Minnesota Duluth Head Coach: Greg Carvel (fourth season) Coaches’ Poll Projected Finish: Second Losses D Cale Makar D Ryan Bliss D Mario Ferraro F Jacob Pritchard F Brett Boeing F Kurt Keats Additions G Alex Camarre D

Hockey East Preview: Vermont Catamounts

Last Season: 12–19–3 (5–16–3 HE, 10th place); missed HE playoffs Head Coach: Kevin Sneddon (17th season) Coaches’ Poll Projected Finish: 10th Losses F Thomas Aldworth F Liam Coughlin F Martin Frechette D Jake Massie F Conor O’Neil F Craig Puffer Additions F Jacques Bouquot F Simon Boyko F William Lemay D Andrew Lucas F Riley

Hockey East Preview: Providence Friars

Last Season: 24–12–6 (14–7–3 HE, second place); lost in HE quarterfinals to Boston College; lost in NCAA semifinal to Minnesota Duluth Head Coach: Nate Leaman (eighth season) Coaches’ Poll Projected Finish: Third Losses G Hayden Hawkey DJon Barry D Jacob Bryson D Vincent Desharnais F Scott Conway F Bryan Lemos F Ryan Tait F Brandon

MHock picks up win at Maine

by Patrick Milne ORONO, Maine — The No. 12 Northeastern men’s hockey team scored a 3-2 victory over Maine at Alfond Arena Saturday night, using a strong start to propel them to victory. Coming off a disappointing loss to Merrimack without scoring a goal the previous weekend, the Huskies came out hungry in the first period.

Men’s hockey falls to Merrimack at home

by Michael Petillo The Northeastern men’s hockey team saw their eight-game winning streak snapped on Saturday night when they fell at home to Merrimack College in a 1-0 heartbreaker.  After 2 scoreless periods of action Merrimack freshman Chase Gresock finally broke through to power home the go-ahead goal with 16:32 left in the contest. Northeastern

MHock tops Lowell, 5-4 in OT

by Alex Bensley In a game that the Northeastern Huskies (6-3-1, 3-1-1) were down two goals in the third period, it was grit and determination that proved to be the difference in a 5-4 overtime victory in a Hockey East matchup against UMass Lowell. The Riverhawks (4-5-1, 1-3-1) began the scoring early in the first

Hawkins lifts MHOCK past UConn, 3-2

by Matthew MacCormack The Northeastern men’s hockey team has gotten scoring contributions from nearly everyone on the roster in the early part of the 2018-19 season. It was redshirt senior Brandon Hawkins who played hero at Matthews Arena on Saturday night, deflecting a shot from freshman Tyler Madden past UConn goalie Adam Huska with 1:14 left in

Northeastern falls 4-1 to Boston U.

Boston,MA. The Northeastern Huskies took on the Boston University Terriers at Agganis Arena Saturday evening. Boston University defeated Northeastern 4-1 with three third period goals. Scoring opened up at 14:02 in the first period when Patrick Curry fed Dante Fabbro with a stretch pass to split the defense, and rifle one past Cayden Primeau. The

Northeastern Falls 3-1 to Union

By: Joe Barbito BOSTON, MA – Union College completed the weekend sweep of Northeastern with a 3-1 victory over the Huskies in Historic Matthews Arena. Scoring opened up just over 6 minutes into the first period when Sebastian Vidmar slipped home a power play goal for his third tally of the season. Just five minutes

Hockey East Preview: Vermont Catamounts

Coach: Kevin Sneddon (16th Season) Last Season: 10-20-7 (6-12-6 Hockey East, 9th) Additions: D Carter Long, D Andrew Petrillo, F Nic Hamre, F Joey Cipollone, F Johnny DeRoche, F Dallas Comeau Losses: F Travis Blanleil, F Jarrid Privitera, F Rob Darrar, F Anthony Petruzzelli, F Drew Best, F Ross Colton, D Trey Phillips Projected Finish: 10th By Patrick Milne

Hockey East Preview: Providence Friars

Coach: Nate Leaman (8th Season) Last Season: 24-12-4 (13-7-4 Hockey East, 3rd Regular Season, 2nd Hockey East Championship), Frozen Four Quarterfinalists Additions: D Michael Callahan, D Carl Ehrnberg, D Luke Johnson, D Luke Perunovich, F Matthew Allen, F Ryan Brushett, F Jack Dugan, F Parker Ford, F Mikael Hakkarainen, F Jerry Harding, F Matt Koopman, F

Hockey East Preview: UNH Wildcats

Head Coach: Mike Souza (1st season) Last Season: 10-20-6 (5-14-5 Hockey East); Lost to Maine in the Hockey East Tournament First Round Key Losses: G Danny Tirone, F Michael McNicholas, D Cameron Marks Newcomers: F Joseph Cipollone (Purchase, NY), F Angus Crookshank (North Vancouver, BC), F Filip Engaras (Stockholm, Sweden), F Eric Esposito (West Haven, Conn.),

Hockey East Preview: Merrimack Warriors

Coach: Scott Borek–1st season (0-0-0) Last Season: 12-21-4 (7-15-2 in Hockey East, 10th place); lost to top-seeded Boston College in quarterfinals of Hockey East Tournament Losses: Aaron Titcomb (D), Marc Biega (D), Jace Hennig (F), Ludvig Larsson (F), Brett Seney (F), Jared Kolquist (D), Mathieu Tibbet (F) Additions: Ethan DeStefani (F), Jordan Seyfert (F), Chase Gresock (F), Chase Olsen (F), Logan

Hockey East Preview: UMass Lowell

Coach: Norm Bazin–8th season (168-87-21) Last Season: 17-19-0 (11-13-0 in Hockey East, 7th place); lost to 10th-seeded Merrimack in first round of Hockey East Tournament Losses: Tommy Panico (D), Chris Forney (D), Tyler Mueller (D), Jake Kamrass (F), Ryan Collins (F), John Edwardh (F) Additions: Dominick Procopio (D), Sam Knoblauch (F), Chase Blackmun (D), Jon

Hockey East Preview: UMass Minutemen

Head Coach: Greg Carvel – 3rd season (22-49-4) Last Season: 17-20-2 (9-13-2 in HE, 8th); Lost to Northeastern in HE Quarterfinals Losses: Austin Albrecht (F), Josh Couturier (D), Jake Horton (D), Griff Jeszka (F), Austin Plevy (F), Niko Rufo (F), Jack Suter (F), Eetu Torpstrom (D), Ryan Wischow (G), Additions: Anthony Del Gaizo (F), Marc Del Gaizo (D), Ty Farmer (D),

Hockey East Preview: UConn Huskies

Head Coach: Mike Cavanaugh; 6th season Last Season: 15-19-2 (11-12-1 in HE, 5th); Lost in Hockey East Quarterfinals to Boston University Losses: F Max Letunov, F Spencer Naas, F Corey Ronan, F Jesse Schwartz, F Jeff Wight, F Kasperi Ojantakanen, D Derek Pratt, D, David Drake, D Johnny Austin, D Joe Masonius Additions: F Ruslan

Hockey East Preview: Maine Black Bears

Head Coach: Red Gendron – 6th season (67-87-21) Last Season: 18-16-4 (10-11-3 in HE, tied for 5th); Lost to Providence in HE Quarterfinals Losses: Nolan Vesey (F); Cedric Lacroix (F); Malcolm Hayes (F); Mark Hamilton (D) Additions: Adam Dawe (F); Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup (F); Edward Lindelow (F); A.J. Drobot (F); Dallas Farrell (F); Kyle Kawamura (F);

Hockey East Preview: Boston College Eagles

Coach: Jerry York (24th season) Last Season: 20-14-3 (18-6-0 in Conference, 1st) Lost Conference semifinal to Boston University Losses: D Kevin Lohan, F Casey Carreau Additions: F Jack McBain, F Oliver Wahlstrom, D Adam Samuelsson, F Patrick Giles, F Marc McLaughlin Projected Finish: 1st by Joe Barbito With an 18-6-0 Hockey East record, the Boston

Adam Gaudette wins 2018 Hobey Baker Award

By: Josh Brown For the first time in Northeastern history, the best player in college hockey played his home games at Matthews Arena. A historic season for alternate captain Adam Gaudette officially concluded on Friday evening when he was presented with the Hobey Baker Award at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, Minnesota. Gaudette beat out Harvard

Gaudette named Hobey Hat Trick finalist

By: Josh Brown For the second consecutive season, one of the three best players in college hockey played his home games at Matthews Arena. The Hobey Baker Memorial Award named forward Adam Gaudette to the Hobey Hat Trick on Thursday afternoon. Gaudette is joined by University of Denver forward Henrik Borgstrom and Harvard University forward Ryan

Huskies end 2017 with 3-1 win over AIC

By: Josh Brown BOSTON – With Dylan Sikura and Jeremy Davies in Switzerland for the Spengler Cup and defenseman Collin Murphy making his collegiate debut, it was a bit of new look Northeastern line chart on Saturday night against American International College. It did not matter. Behind goals from Nolan Stevens, Zach Solow and Matt

Late rally propels Northeastern to tie at RIT

By: Josh Brown Down 3-0 to RIT with just under six minutes remaining in the second period, Northeastern (2-0-1) received goals from Lincoln Griffin, Garret Cockerill and Dylan Sikura in the game’s final 24 minutes to salvage a tie against the Atlantic Hockey foe. In net, Northeastern goalie Cayden Primeau made 24 saves in keeping

Hockey East Preview – Boston College Eagles

By: Joseph Barbito Head Coach: Jerry York (23rd season) Last Season: 25-15-4 (13-6-3 in Conference, tied 1st) Lost to UMass Lowell in Hockey East Championship Losses: D Scott Savage, F Austin Cangelosi, F Chris Calnan, F Ryan Fitzgerald, F Matthew Gaudreau, F Colin White Additions: D Michael Karow, F Logan Hutsko, F Casey Carreau, F

Hockey East Preview – University of Massachusetts Lowell

By: Patrick Milne Coach: Norm Bazin (7th Season) Last Season: 27-11-3 (14-7-1 Hockey East, 1st), Hockey East Champions, Lost to Notre Dame in Quarterfinals of NCAA Tournament Additions: D Croix Evingson, F Chris Schutz (Red Shirt Junior), F Charlie Levesque, F Eriks Zohovs, D Anthony Baxter, F Cole Paskus, F Connor Sodergren Losses: D Michael Kapla, F Joe Gambardella, F Evan Campbell, F C.J. Smith, D Dylan

Hockey East Preview – Boston University Terriers

By: Kyle Williams Coach: David Quinn – 5th season (83-54-17) Last Season: 24-12-3 (13-6-3 in HE, tied for 1st); Lost to Boston College in HE Semifinals; Lost to Minnesota Duluth in NCAA Quarterfinals Losses: Charlie McAvoy (D); Doyle Somerby (D); Clayton Keller (F); Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (F); Kieffer Bellows (F); Tommy Kelley (F) Newcomers: Cameron Crotty

Hockey East Preview – University of Vermont

By: Joe Barbito Head Coach – Kevin Sneddon, 15th season Last Season – 20-13-5 (10-8-4 in Hockey East, 6th); lost to Boston College in HE Quarterfinals. Losses – G Mike Santaguida, D Mike Lee, D Rob Hamilton, F Tom Forgione, F Brendan Bradley, F Mario Puskarich, F Brady Shaw, D Chris Muscoby, D Ori Abramson, F Malcoln Mckinney,

Hockey East Preview – Merrimack College

By: James Duffy Coach: Mark Dennehy; 13th season Last Season: 15-16-6 (8-8-6 in HE, 7th); Lost to New Hampshire in HE First Round Additions: G Logan Halladay, D Evan Bell, D Dominic Dockery, D Simon Loof, F Jackson Bales, F Logan Drevitch, F Laine McKay  Losses: D Jonathan Lashyn (0G – 6A, 34 GP), F Chris LeBlanc (5G – 10A, 27 GP), F

Hockey East Preview – University of New Hampshire Wildcats

By: Patrick Milne Coach: Dick Umile (28th Season) Last Season: 15-20-5 (7-11-4 Hockey East, 10th); Lost to UMass Lowell in Hockey East Quarterfinals. Additions: D James Miller, D Max Gildon, F Kohei Sato, F Eric MacAdams, F Charlie Kelleher, D Benton Maass, G Mike Robinson Losses: D Matias Cleland, F Jamie Hill, D Dylan Maller, F Tyler Kelleher As the Wildcats look to the 2017-18 season,

Hockey East Preview – University of Maine Black Bears

By: James Duffy Coach: Red Gendron; 5th season Last Season: 11-21-4 (5-15-2 Hockey East, 11th); Lost to Vermont in HE First Round Losses: F Cam Brown, F Blaine Byron, D Eric Schurhamer, G Matt Morris Newcomers: F Adam Dawe, F AJ Drobot, F Brent Hill, F Kevin Hock, F Adrian Holesinsky, F Jack Quinlivan, F Eduards Tralmaks, F Emil Westerlund, F Tim Doherty, F Canon Pieper, D Alexis Binner, D Simon

Hobey Baker eludes Huskies’ Zach Aston-Reese

By: Josh Brown CHICAGO- Despite a historic season that saw him win Hockey East Player of the Year honors, Northeastern assistant captain Zach Aston-Reese left the Aon Grand Ballroom in Chicago without the nation’s most prestigious hardware on Friday evening. University of Denver defenseman Will Butcher beat out Aston-Reese and Union College forward Mike Vecchione for

Aston-Reese named Hobey Hat Trick finalist

By: Josh Brown In a historic moment for Northeastern hockey, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award named senior assistant captain Zach Aston-Reese to the Hobey Hat Trick on Thursday afternoon. Aston-Reese is joined by Union forward Mike Vecchione and Denver defenseman Will Butcher as the three players remaining in contention for the nation’s top award, which

Huskies drop Hockey East opener to Vermont, 3-2

By Josh Brown Before Sunday afternoon’s Hockey East opener between No. 16 Northeastern and Vermont got underway, a bit of bad news circulated Huskies nation. With John Stevens already out of the lineup due to an upper-body injury he suffered against Arizona State, the revelation that his brother Nolan had suffered an upper-body injury as

Northeastern skates to 1-1 tie against Bentley

By: Josh Brown (@Josh_Brown31) WATERTOWN, Mass. – After being swept by Bentley in a nightmare home-and-home series last season, it’s natural to assume Northeastern came into Friday night’s game with a little bit of revenge on the mind. Unfortunately for the No. 16/14 Huskies (0-1-2), Falcons goaltender Jayson Argue had other ideas. Despite outshooting Bentley (1-0-0)

Hockey East Preview – Boston College

By: Joe Barbito Head Coach – Jerry York (22nd season) Last Season – 28-8-5 (15-2-5 in Hockey East, 1st), lost in Conference Quarterfinals to Northeastern, lost in Frozen Four to Quinnipiac Losses – D Steve Santini, F Miles Wood, F Alex Tuch, F Adam Gilmour, G Thatcher Demko, D Ian McCoshen, F Zach Sanford, D

Hockey East Preview – Boston University

By: Josh Brown Head Coach – David Quinn, 4th season Last Season – 21-13-5 (12-6-4 in Hockey East, 5th); lost in NCAA Tournament first round Losses – D Matt Grzelcyk, D Brandon Fortunato F Danny O’Regan, F Mike Moran, F Ahti Oksanen, F Matt Lane, F Erik Udahl, F Dillon Lawrence, F Robbie Baillargeon, G Sean

Hockey East Preview – Merrimack College

By: James Duffy Head Coach – Mark Dennehy, 12th season Last Season – 13-19-7 (5-10-7 in Hockey East, 7th); Lost in second round of conference playoffs to Providence College Losses –  F Craig Wyszomirski, F Brian Christie, F Ben Bahe, F Justin Hussar, F John Gustafsson, D Matt Cronin, G Joe Pantalone Newcomers –  F

Hockey East Notebook 1/21/16

By: James Duffy Weekend Review Don’t look now, but there’s a team climbing out of the basement. The red-hot Northeastern Huskies kept the good times rolling last weekend with a sweep of New Hampshire, locking up four points to give them seven on the season. That’s right, they got more points in their last two

Hockey East Notebook 1/14/16

By: James Duffy Weekend Review It’s been a while, but the Hockey East Notebook is back after a long winter break and better than ever. There’s a lot to dive into since the last edition, with every team in Hockey East having played their fair share of games over the past month, so with out

#2 Boston College Squeaks By Northeastern 4-3

By: Joshua Brown BOSTON- Up 3-1 entering the third period, things were looking up for Northeastern. Despite coming into the game without a conference win to date, the Huskies played Umass Lowell to the bitter end in an overtime loss up in Belfast, before tying the Eagles Saturday night at Boston College. But then something

Hockey East Notebook 12/3/15

By: James Duffy Weekend Review Northeastern and UMass Lowell travelled across the pond over Thanksgiving break to take part in the first ever Friendship Four in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The two faced off head-to-head, with Lowell crushing Northeastern 3-2 in overtime. Northeastern routed Colgate 7-1 in the second round, while Lowell ended up playing Brown

Hockey East Notebook 11/19/15

By: James Duffy Weekend Review Now that every team has played at least two games against conference opponents, the Hockey East standings are starting to take form. Yet again it’s UMass Lowell sitting at the top, going 4-0-2 in six conference games after sweeping Maine this weekend. Kevin Boyle was incredible in net again for the

Hockey East Notebook 11/11/2015

By: James Duffy Weekend Review Thatcher Demko and Boston College are the main attraction once again in Hockey East, as the junior goalie shutout Maine in back-to-back games over the weekend, stopping 60 shots over the course of the weekend. The pair of shutouts earned Demko Warrior Player of the Week honors, and he hasn’t allowed a

Hockey East Notebook- 11/5/15

By: James Duffy Weekend Review A lot of action took place in Hockey East last week, and a lot of story lines to follow. Massachusetts struggled for the first time all season, dropping two of the three games they played, two of which were in conference. After sneaking by Maine on Friday, they were smoked by

Hockey East Notebook- 10/29/15

By: James Duffy Weekend Review The opening weekend of Hockey East play was hardly decisive to say the least. Of the five Hockey East matchups this weekend, three ended in ties, and the other games were a home-and-home between Boston University and Connecticut, that they ended up splitting. Merrimack and UMass Lowell played to a

Hockey East Notebook- 10/22/15

By: James Duffy Weekend Review Three weeks into the NCAA Hockey season, with every Hockey East team now having played a real game, it looks like we’re starting to get an early picture of where most teams stand this season. Providence College still held their championship form this weekend. After raising their National Championship banner on

Hockey East Notebook- 10/15/15

By: James Duffy Weekend Review: With the exception of Notre Dame, every Hockey East team played their first real game last weekend. The 11 teams that played games that counted combined for a record of 9-3-2, and the Fighting Irish won and tied their exhibitions. Providence College had a strong weekend against a very good Miami

Hockey East Notebook – 10/8/2015

By: James Duffy College hockey is back. The games may have been just exhibitions, but last weekend, 10 of the 12 teams in Hockey East opened up their season with practice games against teams hailing from the Great North. Teams from Hockey East combined to be 8-2 against these Canadian squads, with the only losses

Men’s Hockey: Northeastern Picked 7th in HEWBA Preseason Poll, Roy Named To All-Hockey East Team

By: Josh Brown The Northeastern University men’s hockey team was picked to finish seventh in the annual Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association annual poll released just after midnight on Sunday. The seventh-place projection comes a year after the Huskies finished sixth in the conference last season, finishing with a 16-16-4 record (11-9-2 HE). Boston College

Hockey East Preview – Merrimack Warriors

By: Sam Davidovich Head Coach: Mark Dennehy (11th season) Last season: 16-18-4 (HE: 5-14-3) (11th in conference) Losses: D Dan Kolomatis, D Justin Mansfield, F Quinn Gould, F Clayton Jardine, G Kyle Singleton, G Joe Pantalone, G Rasmus Tirronen Newcomers:  D Alex Carle, F Michael Babcock, F Matt Foget, F Ludvig Larsson, F Derek Petti,

Szmatula Leaves Northeastern

By: Josh Brown Northeastern  junior Mike Szmatula has announced he is leaving the program on Friday, April 12, via a tweet on his personal account. The Commerce Township, Michigan native had 13 goals and 16 assists last season for the Huskies, ending his career with 28 goals and 40 assists in a Northeastern uniform. Szmatula

Huskies Sweep Two-Game Set From Notre Dame

By: Josh Brown After being outplayed for the first two periods, a mere couple of moments flipped the script for Northeastern en route to a 4-2 win over Notre Dame Saturday night, sweeping the weekend series with the Fighting Irish. Zach Aston-Reese scored just 2:06 into the third period and then again just 10 seconds later

Hedges Lifts Northeastern Past Notre Dame

By: Josh Brown Northeastern has sure had a flare for the dramatic in the team’s current 8-2-3 stretch after starting out the year an abysmal 0-8-1. It was the same and song dance Friday night for the Huskies, who scored with just 1:30 left to pick up much-needed Hockey East points in a 3-2 victory over Notre

Huskies Beat, Tie Vermont

They took care of business when it mattered. The Northeastern Huskies traveled up to Burlington, Vermont to play the #9 University of Vermont Catamounts over the weekend, winning on Friday night, while tying a non-conference matchup Saturday. The non-conference game was due to the Wildcats traveling down to Matthews Arena earlier in the year, defeating

NOTES: Northeastern Defeats Yale 3-2

By: Josh Brown Some notes and observations from Northeastern’s 3-2 win over Yale Tuesday night. Big thanks to Northeastern Sports Information for the notes. NOTES: Kevin Roy’s goal at the 15:40 mark of the second period was his 100th career point. Roy’s the 47th player in team history to reach the feat. Roy is also

Huskies Grind Out 2-1 Win at Providence

By: Josh Brown PROVIDENCE- After Wednesday night’s 5-1 shellacking by the Providence College Friars, Northeastern coach Jim Madigan called his team “soft” and assured that no one’s job in the lineup was safe. The Huskies took that message to heart, and proceeded to go into Providence Saturday afternoon and defeat the Friars 2-1 behind goals

Huskies Earn First Win of Season Against UNH

By: Josh Brown BOSTON- Huskies fans can breathe again. After starting the season winless in the teams first nine games, Northeastern received goals from two newcomers to defeat the University of New Hampshire (4-6-0, 1-3-0 in Hockey East) 2-1 Saturday night at Matthews Arena. Northeastern (1-8-1, 1-4-1 in Hockey East) received 35 saves from senior

Quinnipiac Sweeps Northeastern, Huskies Fall to 0-6

By: Josh Brown HAMDEN- The Northeastern Huskies (0-6-0) set a new program record following their 3-2 loss to Quinnipiac (3-2-1) Saturday night at High Point Solutions Arena. The defeat marked Northeastern’s worst start in program history. Unfortunately for the Huskies they added on to the feat, loosing 4-3 to Quinnipiac Sunday afternoon. “It seems like

Huskies Fall to 0-4, Lose 3-2 to Umass-Amherst

Northeastern entered Friday night’s game 0-3 for the first time since the 1990-1991 season. Unfortunately for the Huskies, it only got worse. Despite controlling the game for much of the action, Massachusetts escaped Matthews Arena with a 3-2 win. At 8:51 of the period UMass defenseman Emerson Auvenshine gave his team the go-ahead and winning

Finn, Colgate Blank Northeastern

BY: JOSH BROWN Colgate University  goaltender Charlie Finn faced 52 shots from Northeastern over the course of the team’s two games this past weekend in upstate New York. The sophomore saved every one, leading the #6 Raiders (3-1) to a pair of 3-0 wins against a Huskies team who have started the year 0-3 for

Acadia downs Northeastern in Exhibition

BY: JOSH BROWN Despite goals from Zach Aston-Reese and Kevin Roy, the #16 Northeastern Huskies started off the season on a sour note loosing to the Acadia Axemen 3-2 in the team’s only preseason game. Northeastern scored the only goal of the first period on a Zach Aston-Reese penalty shot at 10:05 in the period.

Hockey East Preview- Boston College Eagles

BY: JOSH BROWN Head Coach– Jerry York (42nd Season, 21st at Boston College) Last Season-28-8-4 (HE: 16-2-2) Losses:  F Johnny Gaudreau, F Kevin Hayes, F Patrick Brown, F Bill Arnold, D Isaac MacLeod Newcomers: F Alex Tuch, F Zach Sanford, D Noah Hanifan 92 goals. That is the productions the Eagles lose with the departures of Kevin

Men’s hockey holds on, beats UMass 5-4

By Josh Brown Despite three, late third period UMass-Amherst (8-19-4) goals, the Northeastern Huskies (17-10-3) were able to outlast the Minutemen 5-4, to claim fourth place in Hockey East at the end of the weekend. The 17th win on the season for Northeastern is its highest win total since the 2008-2009 season. The Huskies struck

Men’s hockey drops Beanpot heartbreaker

By Josh Brown Close but just short. That was the case for the #12 Northeastern Huskies (16-10-3) Monday night in the Beanpot Championship as they fell 4-1 to the #1 ranked Boston College Eagles (22-4-3), in what could arguably be called Northeastern’s best executed game of the season. The win is Boston College’s 5th consecutive

Men’s hockey falls flat, loses to UMass 3-0

By Josh Brown In Hockey East only one thing is certain. Anybody can win on any given night. That was certainly the case Friday night as the Umass-Amherst Minutemen (8-16-4) defeated the Northeastern Huskies (16-9-3) 3-0 in convincing fashion on a night where they out-shot the Huskies 48-27. “It’s fun when you feel good about the process,

Hockey suffers sweep by UNH

BOSTON – The Northeastern Huskies had a rough go of it this past weekend, suffering a sweep at the hands of the University of New Hampshire. On Friday, UNH picked up a 3-0 win over the Huskies. New Hampshire took a 1-0 lead just over four minutes into the first period, when Nick Sorkin put

Hockey East Preview: Vermont Catamounts

By Josh Brown Head Coach: Kevin Sneddon (11th season, 147-174-53 career record at UVM) Last season: 11-19-6 (HE: 8-13-6), 7th place Losses: F Ben Albertson, F Brett Bruneteau, D Blake Doerring, G Billy Faust, D Anders Franzon, F Mike Montagna, F RyanRosenthal, F Tobias Nilsson-Ross, G John Vazzano, D Charlie Wemyss Newcomers: F Brendan Bradley, G Pat Feeley, F Tom Forgione, D Rob Hamilton, F Malcolm Mckinney, D Chris Muscoby,

Hockey vs. UMass Lowell 11/9

By Craig White Lowell, MA – The Northeastern Huskies men’s hockey team played their best game all season on Saturday night and came out with a well-earned 4-2 victory.  The Huskies went into Saturday night’s tilt versus the UMass-Lowell Riverhawks without a point in Hockey East play. They were able to pick up two big

Hockey East – The Backcheck 3/7

This is a weekly feature appearing on Thursdays that discusses the four teams in the chase for the last two playoff spots in Hockey East. *Tie-breakers are based on head-to-head records. The second tie-breaker is most in-conference wins.* Vermont Catamounts 7th, 8-12-5, 21 pts Tie-Breaker: lose vs. UMass, win vs. Maine Remaining Schedule: 2 vs.

Hockey East – The Backcheck 2/28

This is a weekly feature appearing on Thursdays that discusses the four teams in the chase for the last two playoff spots in Hockey East. *Tie-breakers are based on head-to-head records. The second tie-breaker is most in-conference wins.* Vermont Catamounts 7th, 7-11-5, 19 pts Tie-Breaker: lose vs. UMass; win vs. Maine, NU Remaining Schedule: 2

Hockey East – The Backcheck 2/21

This is a weekly feature appearing on Thursdays that discusses the four teams in the chase for the last two playoff spots in Hockey East. Vermont Catamount 7th place, 7-10-4, 18 points Remaining Schedule: 2 vs. UNH, 2 @ bu, 2 vs. BC The Catamounts came up with a huge performance this weekend, taking all

Hockey East – The Backcheck 2/14

This is a weekly feature appearing on Thursdays that discusses the four teams in the chase for the last two playoff spots in Hockey East. Massachusetts Minutemen 7th place, 15 points, 9 conference games remaining On Sunday, the Minutemen ran into the buzzsaw that is Merrimack right now, dropping a contest at Lawler Arena 4-2.

Hockey East – The Backcheck 2/7

This is a weekly feature appearing on Thursdays that discusses the four teams in the chase for the last two playoff spots in Hockey East. Massachusetts Minutemen 7th place, 15 points, 10 conference games remaining The Minutemen are firing on all cylinders right now. They played their lone game this past weekend on Friday night

Hockey East – The Backcheck 1/31

This is a weekly feature appearing on Thursdays that discusses the four teams in the chase for the last two playoff spots in Hockey East. Massachusetts Minutemen 7th place, 13 points, 11 conference games remaining Vermont Catamounts 8th place, 12 points, 10 conference games remaining The Minutemen and the Catamounts currently occupy the final two