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

Repeated comeback attempts come short as Holy Cross spoils the Huskies’ homecoming

BOSTON — The Northeastern Huskies returned to the Cabot Center for the first time this season on Saturday as they took on another in-state rival in Holy Cross, after a Tuesday victory against Merrimack. The Huskies offense started the same as it did earlier earlier this week, with junior guard Derin Erdogan aggressively leading the

Murphy’s 100th point at Northeastern highlights big victory over Vermont

BOSTON — On Friday night, the top two teams in Hockey East took the ice in Matthews Arena in a highly contested battle that left Northeastern victorious over Vermont with a final score of 3-1. The Huskies returned to their home arena after winning last week’s Smashville Showcase in Nashville, defeating top-15 opponents Princeton and

Huskies bounce back against Merrimack, defeat Warriors in first ever meeting

NORTH ANDOVER — Wednesday night’s showdown between Merrimack and Northeastern, the first ever game between these in-state foes, was all about the Huskies. The visitors dominated both sides of the court, cruising to a 75-47 victory to snap a three-game skid. Two keys to the game for the Huskies were limiting turnovers and finding perimeter

Huskies strike a chord with Smashville Showcase sweep, take down No. 9 Cornell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Northeastern’s trip down to the Music City was, in short, a smash hit. After beating Princeton Friday afternoon, the Huskies finished off an Ivy League sweep by defeating No. 9 Cornell, 5-1, Saturday afternoon behind two goals apiece from Alina Müller and Skylar Irving to win the Smashville Showcase. For the Huskies,

Northeastern nabs 15th win of the season in Smashville Showcase opener against Princeton 

American Thanksgiving festivities didn’t slow down Northeastern as they opened the 2022 Smashville Showcase with a win over Princeton on Friday afternoon.  Coming into the game, both the Huskies and Tigers were ranked in the top-15 nationally, Northeastern at No. 8 while Princeton sits at No. 14. It was the teams first matchup since Thanksgiving

Poor shooting and interior struggles down Huskies against Orange

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In the ninth-ever contest between the Northeastern men’s basketball team and Syracuse, it initially appeared as if the Huskies could down the Orange for the first time ever. In the end, however, Jim Boeheim’s squad outmatched the Huskies pups 76-48 who were undermanned coming into the matchup and were mightily outshot in

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

Huskies’ power play starts clicking to secure dominate 5-0 victory over UNH

Durham, N.H. — Northeastern dominated their Friday night matchup against New Hampshire, tallying five goals while shutting out UNH. The defense from the forecheck to the penalty kill was outstanding for the Huskies, and didn’t allow UNH to have momentum in the matchup. Two goals were scored on four power play opportunities, a vast contrast

In the new era of college basketball, Northeastern’s Bridgette Mitchell and Bill Coen take different approaches to retooling roster

This offseason, Northeastern’s two head basketball coaches were faced with an all-too-familiar challenge for modern college basketball programs: heavy roster turnover. Women’s head coach Bridgette Mitchell was looking to replace eight players from last season’s squad, while men’s head coach Bill Coen lost seven. But despite a similar dilemma, each took very different approaches to

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

With high turnover on both sides, Northeastern holds its own against UConn

Northeastern faced both a familiar and unfamiliar opponent on Friday in its first Hockey East matchup of the season: Connecticut. A rematch of last year’s Hockey East championship, this game posed to be a competitive one, with both teams looking to secure their first conference victory of the season. Ultimately, Northeastern took home the win,

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

Women’s Hockey East preview: Northeastern atop league again; Vermont, BC closing in

By Kayla Shiao and Emma Sullivan While Hockey East conference play doesn’t begin until Oct. 6, the majority of the league’s 10 teams have either already started their season or will start this weekend. Before they start in-division play, here’s a look at what each team is bringing to the ice this season.   Northeastern The

‘The sky’s the limit’: Huskies secure a 3-2 exhibition victory against the Boston Pride

The Huskies gave us a taste of what the upcoming season would be like in their preseason exhibition game against the PHF’s Boston Pride. After a physical, hard-fought matchup between the professional organization and the college squad, Northeastern ended up victorious, with goals from sophomore forward Taze Thompson, senior forward Katy Knoll, and graduate student

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

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

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. 

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,

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

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