• PHOTO GALLERY: Men’s Hockey season in review
    It was an up and down season for the Northeastern, from a rough start to conference play to a second-straight Beanpot Championship. They wrapped up their season in the second round of the Hockey East tournament with a record of 17-16-3, and gritted out wins against top teams in the country. What follows are photos
  • PHOTO GALLERY: Women’s Hockey season in review
    Northeastern started the 2023-24 season all the way back on Sept. 23, and extended their season all the way to the Hockey East Championship for an eighth year in a row. They captured a second straight Beanpot Championship, this time at TD Garden, and completed the season with an overall record of 25-11-3. What follows
  • As rollercoaster season reaches its endpoint, Northeastern is left with what-ifs
    BOSTON — As Macklin Celebrini’s missile sailed past Cameron Whitehead, effectively putting an end to Northeastern’s final comeback attempt, the harsh reality began to sink in for the Huskies. Over the past two months, Northeastern proved exactly how good they could be. They won huge games. They competed toe-to-toe against the nation’s top teams. Their
  • The Huskies’ season lives to see another day
    BOSTON — Behind a top to bottom effort for the opening round of conference playoffs Wednesday, seventh-seeded Northeastern blanked No. 10 Merrimack in a dominant 4-0 victory at Matthews Arena for the last home game of the 2023-2024 season. The Huskies faced the Warriors three times in the regular season for a 2-1 record, sweeping
  • Behind Campbell’s hat trick, Huskies draw even with Providence in regular season finale
    Providence, R.I. — For its last game of the regular season, Northeastern came into Schneider Arena Saturday seeking to snag three points against No. 11 Providence. The Huskies were 6-7-1 on the road headed into the matchup, with home ice advantage not particularly impactful to its performance this year. After a hard fought battle in
  • Seventh-straight championship just out of reach: Northeastern’s season ends in OT defeat
    STORRS, Conn. — For the first time since 2017, Northeastern will not be heading into the offseason with the Bertagna trophy.  Instead, the University of Connecticut came away with the 1-0 overtime win to secure their first Hockey East tournament title since joining the conference all the way back in 2002.  It was the game
  • Lily Shannon’s heroics lead Northeastern to eighth-straight Hockey East championship game
    BOSTON – After a 4-1 win over Merrimack in the quarterfinals, Northeastern returned to Matthews Arena for the semifinals of the Hockey East tournament, where they would take down New Hampshire in another 4-1 battle. It was the fourth matchup between the two teams this season, with the Huskies having come out on top in
  • After third straight weekend split, thoughts on Northeastern’s play down the home stretch
    STORRS, Conn. — If there’s one thing Northeastern has proven over the past six weeks, it’s that frustrating losses have only further emboldened them to stick to their same process, trusting that the results will soon follow. That same pattern proved itself against UConn: For the third consecutive weekend, Northeastern dropped the series opener on
  • Huskies overcome slow start against Merrimack to advance to Hockey East Semifinals
    Northeastern faced a familiar playoff foe in Merrimack for their Hockey East quarterfinals matchup, playing the Warriors for the third consecutive year in this round of the conference playoffs. The prior two matchups went Northeastern’s way, and history repeated itself thrice at Matthews Arena, with the Huskies taking a hard-fought 4-1 victory into the next
  • ‘It’s a really frustrating loss’: Despite three-goal comeback, Northeastern falls just short against UConn
    For the third straight week, Northeastern lost its Friday night contest of a two-game weekend series — its last of the year. On Senior Night and its last home game of the regular season, the team dropped 4-3 to the UConn Huskies in a heartbreaking defeat. The loss especially stings for the missed opportunity at
  • Huskies poke the bear at Alfond Arena; deliver bounceback effort to earn weekend split
    ORONO, Maine — After a disappointing open to the weekend series with the Black Bears, the Huskies reminded everyone on Saturday that they are playing as well as any team in Hockey East down the home stretch. Friday night’s game certainly showed the Huskies why Maine has been so successful in their own building, but
  • Northeastern secures hard-fought tie against Vermont on Senior Night
    BOSTON – After much success through the second semester, Northeastern hoped to close out the regular season with a win on Senior Night. However, valiant efforts by both the Huskies and the Catamounts resulted in a 1-1 tie, with Vermont earning the additional standings point after winning the shootout 1-0. For the second night in
  • Despite encouraging moments, Maine takes advantage of the Huskies’ mistakes to claim series opener
    ORONO, Maine — After a split weekend with last-place UMass Lowell, Northeastern traveled north to Maine to begin their two-game series at Alfond Arena. After topping the Black Bears in a 6-3 home victory just three weeks prior, and having played well against highly-ranked Hockey East opponents in recent weeks, Northeastern should have felt confident
  • Controversy, missed opportunities end Northeastern’s win streak
    BOSTON – Despite another strong effort, Northeastern’s impressive 18-game point streak came to an end Friday night after a controversy-filled 2-0 contest against Vermont.  The first period saw both teams locked in a tight battle, with neither able to break through the opposing defense. Despite power play opportunities for each both teams failed to generate
  • Huskies return to form, claim series split with UMass Lowell
    BOSTON — After getting away from its game Friday, dropping 4-2 to last-place UMass Lowell on the road, Northeastern responded with a dominant victory Saturday in Matthews Arena. As the first game after the Huskies secured its historic 71st Beanpot title, it’s reasonable to take Friday’s loss with a grain of salt. Post-game, head coach
  • Northeastern clips BC’s wings, sweep season series
    BOSTON — For a Northeastern team that had just scratched and clawed to an ugly 3-2 win in OT against BC on Friday, a dominant win was needed Saturday in the series finale.  And the Huskies delivered, scoring three first period goals and not looking back en route to a commanding 5-1 victory over the
  • Post-Beanpot Huskies go up in flames to Lowell, ending win streak
    The season doesn’t end after the Beanpot. But nobody told that to the Northeastern men’s hockey team before they took to the ice at Tsongas Arena to start their weekend series against the UMass Lowell River Hawks Friday night.  In a steep decline from their Monday night performance, the Huskies fell to Lowell 4-2 after
  • Behind Fontaine’s latest heroics, the Huskies cement their Beanpot dynasty
    BOSTON — As his teammates raced to embrace him on the ice, their hands in the air and helmets and gloves flying in all directions, Gunnarwolfe Fontaine busted out the “heartbreaker” celebration to punctuate his latest moment of Beanpot glory.  Since arriving at Northeastern four years ago, winning the Beanpot is the only expectation Fontaine
  • In thorough beatdown of Maine, Huskies prove their best is still to come
    BOSTON — After a season filled with ups, downs, and razor-tight margins, Northeastern is finally playing their best hockey when it matters most. Following Friday’s 2-2 tie and shootout victory against UConn, the leader in the Hockey East standings, Northeastern delivered an impressive 4-0 beatdown of Maine on Saturday at Matthews Arena. The victory improved
  • In battle of top league opponents, Northeastern and UConn hang tight for tie
    BOSTON — The similarities between Uconn and Northeastern are staggering. The teams both find themselves near the top of the Hockey East conference, with winning percentages that are nearly identical. They boast the first and second overall goaltending teams in the nation, top ten penalty kills, and middle-of-the-shot offenses. The two teams are within a
  • On the Beanpot stage, Justin Hryckowian meets the moment
    BOSTON — For a player so often celebrated for doing all the little things, Justin Hryckowian just had his moment on the biggest stage. Throw the records, winning streaks, and pregame predictions aside. Harvard gave Northeastern a battle on Monday, right down to the final whistle. But when things got tough in the third period,
  • Despite sloppy play, resilient Huskies earn two OT wins over UNH
    BOSTON — The theme of the weekend was physicality, penalties, and resilience for Northeastern, who came away with a 3-2 overtime win at UNH on Thursday, before winning the second meeting 4-3 in overtime on Sunday.  The two games featured 14 penalties, two overtime game-winners, and 122 minutes of intense Hockey East play — but
  • Behind power play magic, Northeastern delivers statement win over Maine
    BOSTON — If there’s one takeaway from Northeastern’s season so far it’s this: a record never paints the full picture. It’s safe to say that the Huskies are far past their adversity stage coming out of arguably the hardest week of the schedule thus far with not one, but two consecutive upsets against top-ten teams
  • Huskies meet the moment in statement overtime win against BU
    BOSTON — The first of two top-10 matchups for Northeastern this week ended pretty well for the team from Huntington Ave.  For a second time this month, the Huskies faced off against No. 3 Boston University, looking to build on their encouraging weekend sweep of Merrimack with a statement win against the Terriers. After BU
  • Huskies’ bottom six leads the way to complete the series sweep against Merrimack
    BOSTON — After a dominant 4-0 win over Merrimack Friday night, the Huskies returned home Saturday to complete the sweep of the Warriors in goaltender Paige Taborski’s first career start at Matthews Arena. Merrimack, looking for their fifth Hockey East win of the year, came out of the gates hungry, as less than a minute
  • With weekend sweep of Merrimack, Northeastern proves its process can pay off
    NORTH ANDOVER — Returning to the facility on Monday after the latest heartbreaking loss, Jerry Keefe noted that Northeastern’s mood was fairly down.  Of course, the sentiment was understandable. The effort was high, the chances were there, and the games against top opponents were close — and yet, the Huskies were sitting with just two
  • A story of second efforts: Huskies offense springs to life in win over Merrimack
    BOSTON — After a crushing loss to UMass last weekend, Northeastern brought the fire on Friday in a dominant redemption effort. Kicking off its home-and-home series with Merrimack at Matthews Arena, the Huskies bounced back to its identity and the win column. Despite facing some adversity in recent weeks, Northeastern knows that keeping its head
  • History making Huskies strike again as they defeat BU in Beanpot final
    BOSTON — Making history is nothing new for Northeastern women’s hockey.  Six-straight Hockey East championship titles. Three consecutive Frozen Four appearances. The conference all-time scoring record holder. The first ever goaltender to win the Patty Kazmaier award. And that’s all in just the last four seasons.  However, on Tuesday night, nothing seemed more special than
  • ‘Can’t lose that game’: Huskies hang tight with UMass, but squander chances in deflating loss
    BOSTON — One step forward, two steps back. The Huskies came into Saturday’s stand-alone match against the No. 12 UMass Minutemen with a chip on their shoulder, seeking revenge after a 2-1 OT loss back in November. After a promising conference win against Vermont last weekend, Northeastern appeared primed to build off that momentum and
  • Early scoring surge propels Huskies over UNH in nail-biter
    BOSTON — Friday featured a pivotal Hockey East matchup where the New Hampshire Wildcats visited Matthews Arena, battling for sole possession of third place in the conference. Despite the preseason polls that placed UNH at eighth in the conference, this group has exceeded expectations this season. Though the game was expected to be low scoring
  • Knee-hockey, outdoor rinks, and ‘Hryckowian-esque’ practices: How Justin and Dylan Hryckowian’s roots shape Northeastern’s culture
    Out in Montreal years ago, a typical day in the Hryckowian household was consumed by one thing: hockey. Whether playing with friends on backyard ice sheets or messing around with knee hockey, or “mini-sticks,” brothers Justin and Dylan have always had a stick in hand. “I just remember a lot of days and nights spent
  • Huskies’ defense stifles Harvard to advance to Beanpot final at TD Garden
    ALLSTON — On a snowy Tuesday night, Northeastern and Harvard would face off in a game to determine who would have the chance to play in TD Garden and make women’s Beanpot history. Facing a three-win Harvard squad on their home ice, the Huskies secured a 1-0 victory over the Crimson in a matchup that
  • After weekend split with Vermont, thoughts on where the Huskies stand in the bigger picture
    BOSTON — There was no way around it: Northeastern’s season was teetering on the brink headed into Saturday. Following Friday’s disappointing 5-4 loss to Vermont, in which the Huskies controlled large stretches of play but ceded three goals in a two-minute stretch in the third period, Northeastern’s margin for error had waned considerably. The Huskies
  • Huskies’ improved play finally pays off with much-needed win over Vermont
    After weeks of competitive hockey with no positive results to show for it, the Huskies finally hit the reset button on their season Saturday night. In a must-win game, Northeastern delivered in its first home victory since October with a 3-1 takedown of the University of Vermont Catamounts. The conference win secured the series split
  • Huskies resilient in comeback, but fall just short in OT against No. 2 BU
    BOSTON — The last time crosstown rivals Northeastern and Boston University faced off was in the 2023 Beanpot Semifinals, where the Huskies came away with a 3-1 win. A lot has changed in a year. No. 2 BU hosted NU in Agganis Arena for the teams’ first conference game of the new year, with Northeastern
  • Northeastern battles for hard-earned tie against No. 3 Quinnipiac
    BOSTON – Fans at Matthews arena may have left disappointed after a shootout loss on Alumni Night, but this matchup will go down as a tie in the record books — and a well-earned one at that for Northeastern. “There’s good ties and bad ties. I thought tonight was a good tie,” said Northeastern head
  • Huskies out duel Crusaders to win season series
    WORCESTER —  After Katy Knoll slammed the door on Yale earlier in the week in overtime, Northeastern traveled to Holy Cross Friday with a chance to increase their winning streak to five games and notch their first Hockey East win of 2024. This time, it wasn’t an individual effort in the face of a dominant
  • Knoll’s overtime heroics lift Huskies to thrilling comeback win over Yale
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As the puck beamed onto Katy Knoll’s stick while she glided into the attacking end, one thought flashed through her head: Do whatever it takes to get a shot on net.  Earlier in overtime, Knoll had been 1-on-0 with Yale goaltender Pia Dukaric, only to fumble the backhand off her stick
  • Northeastern wraps up 2023 with disappointing finish at the Holiday Faceoff against Wisconsin
    At the end of December 2022, Northeastern had just capped off an ugly 1-4-0 post-Thanksgiving stretch, with their only win coming in overtime after they coughed up a 3-0 lead to LIU.  After a relatively promising start to the 2022 season, December sucked a lot of wind out of the Huskies’ sails, and they never
  • Williams’ hat trick lifts Huskies over Minnesota-Duluth in Holiday Face-Off semifinal
    Northeastern is finally back at full force. With the return of sophomore defender Hunter McDonald in Thursday’s game against University of Minnesota-Duluth, the Huskies can breathe a sigh of relief as the series of injuries that’s plagued the team nearly all season long finally eases up. And oh does relief taste sweet when paired with
  • Behind Campbell’s hat trick, Huskies secure much-needed win before holiday break
    After a rocky start to the season, Northeastern was riding two weeks of momentum heading into Saturday night’s matchup against Brown. It was a must-win game for the Huskies, one with stakes reminiscent of many of the December contests from the 2022-23 season: an opponent that was weaker on paper, but a loss to them
  • Northeastern hangs tough with BC, but falters late to earn series split
    BOSTON — Cam Lund was so close to doing it again. On Friday, his hat trick propelled Northeastern to a stunning win against No. 1 BC. But his power-play missile at the end of the first period on Saturday clanged off the post, and created a reverberation that echoed throughout the packed stands of Matthews
  • Behind Cam Lund’s hat trick, Huskies pull thrilling upset over top-ranked Eagles
    CHESTNUT HILL — In a game filled with dominating individual efforts and unlikely heroes, Northeastern mustered their first Hockey East points of the season against their most challenging opponent yet.  Top-ranked Boston College fell victim to a resurging Northeastern squad on Friday night, with the Huskies winning by a score of 5-3 at Conte Forum.
  • Behind late comeback, Huskies close first semester on a high note
    BOSTON — The Huskies’ up-and-down first semester was marked by moments of growth, stagnation, frustration, and resilience — and their final game of 2023 was a microcosm of each. After surviving some rocky moments throughout Friday’s contest against Boston University, Northeastern did just enough to put things together late: behind freshman Ella Blackmore’s game-tying goal
  • ‘We’re in a great spot right now.’ Northeastern’s momentum builds with big win over Providence
    BOSTON — Coming off one of their biggest wins of the season against Boston College three days earlier, Northeastern looked to build on their positive momentum against Providence — whom they split their first two matchups of the season with. They came out on top with a 4-2 dominant win at Matthews Arena, finally beginning
  • Huskies snap eight-game winless skid in offensive explosion against RPI
    TROY, N.Y. — Matt Choupani’s goal celebration said it all. After finally netting his first goal of the season in Sunday’s opening period, the junior wing threw the proverbial monkey off his back — a metaphor that just about sums up Northeastern’s entire afternoon at Houston Field House. After weeks of lackluster finishing, snakebitten bounces,
  • Northeastern downs No. 14 Boston College in Gloucester
    GLOUCESTER — Northeastern made the trip up to Gloucester, Massachusetts for a neutral site game against Boston College in celebration of the town’s 400th anniversary. The Huskies needed to bounce back after dropping a disappointing game at UVM the prior Tuesday, and the 14th overall Eagles stood in their way. Changes needed to be made.
  • As Northeastern’s historic losing streak extends to seven games, what is going so wrong? 
    DURHAM, N.H. — The last time Northeastern coach Jerry Keefe sat at the Whittemore Center’s press conference podium, he said the Huskies “had a lot of work to do.” That was 23 days ago, moments after the Huskies’ sloppy first loss of the season to New Hampshire. At the time, Keefe chalked up the team’s
  • ‘We own it’: Huskies’ losing streak extends to six in home loss to UNH
    Friday’s home contest was the next test for Northeastern to get their season on track and was unable to deliver, falling 4-2 to No. 13 New Hampshire with a now 0-6 conference record. This was the Huskies second matchup against the Wildcats this season, having opened Hockey East play with a 4-1 loss three weeks
  • Homecoming weekend ends in a sweep as Providence knocks down Northeastern once again
    BOSTON — The packed Homecoming crowd at Matthews Arena slowly emptied out during the third period on Saturday, as Northeastern was taken down by No. 5 Providence. With four key players still missing from the lineup, the Huskies were swept by the Friars over the weekend, with an overtime loss on Friday and a 5-2
  • Huskies’ offense finally springs to life in dominant win over Providence
    BOSTON — On the heels of back-to-back shutout losses against UConn last weekend, Northeastern returned to Matthews Arena on Friday in dire need of a scoring outburst. In an emphatic 6-1 victory over Providence on Friday night, the offense finally came to life. “Our chemistry is getting better over the games, and [we’ve] kept our
  • ‘Really disappointed’: Process looks better, but results are the same as Northeastern is shutout by UConn for second straight night
    After suffering a shutout loss to Uconn in their home building on Friday night, Northeastern entered Saturday’s rematch at Toscano Ice Forum in dire need of a better outcome.  Instead, Northeastern fell short yet again, falling 1-0 on Saturday to the same opposing Huskies in heartbreaking fashion. The loss was Northeastern’s fifth shutout in their
  • ‘You’ve got to find a way’: Huskies look better in OT loss to UMass, but close enough is growing old
    AMHERST — Seconds after Kenny Connors’ game-winning wrister sailed over the left shoulder of Cameron Whitehead, Jackson Dorrington skated over towards the net to console his sulking freshman netminder. As a jubilant celebration took shape across the ice, finding the proper emotion was difficult for the Huskies. Frustration? Helplessness? Relief, since it could’ve been worse? 
  • Scoring struggles persist at Northeastern is brought down by UConn
    By Breanna Adel and Emma Sullivan BOSTON — Friday is not Northeastern’s favorite day of the week to play.  After splitting their home-and-home set last weekend against Holy Cross, dropping the opener 1-0 in OT at Matthews Arena on Friday before winning on the road after, the Huskies were desperately looking to make it two
  • ‘We’re going to stay positive’: Huskies stifled by Merrimack, but show better signs in loss
    After a disappointing loss on the road to New Hampshire on Thursday, Northeastern fell short 4-1 yet again Saturday in its second conference contest this season against Merrimack — the Huskies’ first loss to the Warriors since 2019. After clean group-effort wins against Stonehill and Bentley to open the season, the Huskies struggled to find
  • Led by Anderson’s heroics, Northeastern returns to win column with victory over Holy Cross
    When the dust settles on Northeastern’s season five months from now, few will think back to Saturday’s victory against an inferior Holy Cross squad, staged at the echo-filled Hart Center. But after getting shutout in three of their past four games — including against this same Crusaders opponent one night earlier — the Huskies needed
  • Huskies woes continue as they fall in OT against Holy Cross
    BOSTON — In their first game back from the Icebreaker Tournament, Northeastern hosted Holy Cross in what turned out to be an extremely tight matchup. Neither team could find the back of the net in the first 60 minutes of play, but the Crusaders ultimately broke the deadlock with a powerplay goal to win it
  • Undermanned Huskies falter in first Hockey East test
    DURHAM, NH – Northeastern entered its first Hockey East matchup of the season against New Hampshire with high hopes, after encouraging wins against Stonehill and Bentley to open the year. But the Huskies early-season momentum would come to a screeching halt on Thursday, as the team fell to UNH 4-1 at the Whittemore Center. Northeastern
  • Ice Ice baby: Northeastern shutout by St. Cloud State in opener, but salvage weekend split at Icebreaker Tournament
    Coming off an upset loss to Merrimack last Friday, No. 10 Northeastern was in need of a rebound performance this weekend at the Icebreaker Tournament, which was held at the recently-opened Maritime Family Arena on Sacred Heart’s campus.  Facing two unfamiliar opponents over the span of 24 hours, the Huskies came away with a split:
  • Huskies rewrite story with Bentley, cruise to victory despite key absences
    With a packed house, high scoring, and penalties galore, Saturday night was busy for the Northeastern Huskies when they hosted the Bentley Falcons in their second official game of the season. However, it did confirm one thing: the Huskies have opened a new chapter.  The Huskies fell to the Falcons when the pair last met
  • As Cameron Whitehead assumes Huskies’ crease, he takes lessons from climbing his way here
    Opening weekend for Northeastern has come to a close, and fans were treated to the first viewing of the new-look roster. But among the 13 newcomers’ making their Husky debuts, none will have a greater influence on the program’s future than freshman goalie Cameron Whitehead.   With the departure of superstar goaltender Devon Levi, Whitehead was
  • Opening weekend takeaways: What we learned about the Huskies in stellar debut
    After playing a badly overmatched opponent on Saturday and an exhibition with no standings implications on Sunday, evaluating Northeastern’s opening-weekend performance comes with some asterisks. But from everything we did see on the ice this weekend? It’s hard to imagine how things could have gone much better. After routing a Stonehill squad transitioning to Division
  • Northeastern cruises past Stonehill in season-opening rout
    More than two thousand fans filled Matthews Arena on Saturday night for the Huskies’ season opener, and the team did not disappoint. In fact, it showed up big — seven times. For No. 18 Northeastern’s first-ever matchup against non-conference neighbor Stonehill, the Huskies buried seven goals and posted a total 52 shots — the highest
  • Northeastern blanks BU, sweeps tight weekend series
    Less than 24 hours after a back-and-forth game saw Northeastern win 4-1, they returned to the familiar confines of Matthews Arena for a second match against the Boston University Terriers on Saturday. It was another game that saw plenty of action on both sides, but after 60 minutes, it was the Huskies who came away
  • After shaky start, Northeastern bounces back to spoil BU’s season opener
    BOSTON — Northeastern got outskated, outworked, and outplayed for the first 40 minutes of Friday’s game at Walter Brown arena.  And yet they ended up coming away with a 4-1 victory over the Boston University Terriers to open Hockey East action.  “We knew we were going to see a fast and gritty BU team,” said
  • Men’s Hockey East Preview: BU, BC are the elite, but don’t overlook league’s depth
    With two bonafide national contenders and more than half the league entering the season with legitimate NCAA tournament aspirations, Hockey East looks as talented and deep as it has been in a long time. Teams ranked in the USCHO’s preseason top-20 include Boston University (1), Boston College (6), Merrimack (14), Providence (18), and Northeastern (19),
  • Men’s Hockey Preview: Huskies counting on leap from returnees, influx of talent for bounceback season
    The leaves are falling and anticipation is growing for the puck to drop on the Northeastern hockey’s 2023-24 season. Reflecting back, it’s hard to look past the “what-ifs?” of last year’s roster that was loaded on paper, but often came up short – the nail in the coffin being a season-ending loss to Providence in
  • Huskies’ departing talent leaves lineup holes, but expect deep class of newcomers to fit right in
    As Northeastern prepares to open their 2023-24 season against Stonehill on Saturday, the team will be without many key pieces from recent years, headlined by Devon Levi, Aidan McDonough, and a host of other high-pedigree players who departed the program this offseason.  But even with loss of big-name talent, the Huskies have room for optimism:
  • Northeastern pushed by LIU, but earns weekend sweep behind two shutout victories
    After splitting their opening-weekend series against No. 11 Penn State, Northeastern looked to reset down in Long Island with a matchup against the Sharks, a team the Huskies’ had a clear talent edge over on paper.  Though LIU hung tight with Northeastern and kept both games close, the Huskies came away with shutout victories in
  • In one collision, hockey was taken from Kristina Allard. After a year watching from the bench, she is ready to take it back
    It was the ninth game of Kristina Allard’s college career, and the New Hampshire native had family and friends on hand at the Whittemore Center for her first-ever meeting against her home-state team, UNH. She never could have imagined how that game would change the course of her hockey career. During her standout prep career
  • Four takeaways from Northeastern’s opening-weekend split with Penn State
    BOSTON — For the past five years, this weekend’s series split with Penn State would have been a major disappointment for Northeastern. But for this season’s retooling squad? Growing pains are to be expected. Perfection is no longer the measuring stick, and the Huskies won’t demolish opponents every night on pure talent alone. Opening the
  • New-look offense has highs and lows, but Northeastern finds a way in season-opening victory
    BOSTON — It’s not all smooth sailing when it comes to playing an opponent like Penn State, something Northeastern discovered rather quickly on Saturday.  The afternoon affair was a physical, defensive showdown to start the regular season for both teams. Luckily for Northeastern however, they were able to come away with the 1-0 victory in
  • Women’s Hockey Preview: New-look Huskies reload, but expectations remain high
    Six-straight Hockey East Championships. Three-straight Frozen Four appearances. One NCAA Championship game appearance. Two Beanpots. Six years of unprecedented dominance. That is what Northeastern women’s hockey has provided rabid Husky hockey fans in recent times. This season, things look a little different. Gone are the familiar faces of Alina Müller, Chloé Aurard, and Maureen Murphy,
  • Women’s hockey offseason tracker: Updates on signings, transfers, and more
    Welcome to the 2023 women’s hockey offseason live tracker! With Northeastern’s 669 career point top line departing, and some other key depth pieces, the future of Northeastern’s dynasty is uncertain. WRBB Sports will be looking into transfer portal movement, news, and future careers throughout the offseason.  April 5: Kate Holmes to play graduate year at
  • Men’s hockey offseason tracker: Live updates on news, signings, transfers, and more 
    Welcome to the 2023 men’s hockey offseason live tracker! After a disappointing finish to the 2022-23 season and a long list of expected departures, the Huskies’ roster will look much different next season. We’ll be updating this page as news breaks all offseason long, so make sure to check back here for the very latest.
  • Huskies fall short of title game, Ohio State shutout ends their season 
    DULUTH, Minn. — Northeastern knew it would face its toughest opponent yet in the top-seeded Ohio State University, as they hunted for an upset to reach the NCAA finals. Ultimately, OSU outplayed Northeastern in every aspect of gameplay, easily routing the Huskies 3-0 and marking the Buckeyes’ second consecutive championship appearance. The game was in
  • In third straight Frozen Four appearance, can Huskies take down powerhouse Ohio State?
    Riding high from their recent win over No. 4 Yale, No. 5 seeded Northeastern will make their third consecutive Frozen Four appearance Friday against the top-ranked team in the nation, Ohio State. The Buckeyes have maintained their No. 1 ranking since late November, and shape up to be Northeastern’s toughest opponent this season on paper.
  • Northeastern’s season ends in overtime heartbreaker against Providence 
    BOSTON — It was a season where Northeastern was perfectly positioned to dominate.  With one of the most talented rosters on paper in the conference, sky-high expectations, and a second half of the season that was much better than the first, the Huskies were primed for success entering the postseason.  However, Northeastern was unable to
  • Huskies prove worth on national stage, defeat Yale to return to third straight Frozen Four
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — After steamrolling through the regular season Hockey East slate, Northeastern proved they belong in the upper echelon of women’s hockey nationally with their definitive 4-1 against Yale in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday.  The matchup was a perfect example of the level of spectacular hockey played between two of the best
  • Dogfight in New Haven: Northeastern looks to take down Yale in quest for Frozen Four berth
    By Emma Sullivan and Khalin Kapoor  At last, the dance has begun.  For the sixth straight season, Northeastern is looking to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament. This year’s bracket is stacked, and the No. 5 Huskies will travel down to New Haven, Connecticut, to face off against No. 4 Yale on Saturday.
  • In need of Hockey East title for NCAA hopes, Huskies’ roller coaster season has one last lifeline
    For every team that falls just short of the NCAA tournament, there are a handful of isolated moments throughout the season that can be pinpointed as “what-ifs.” And should the Huskies fail to qualify for this year’s big dance — now on the wrong side of the bubble, Northeastern will likely need to win the
  • Graduates shine as Northeastern blazes past Lowell on Senior Night
    BOSTON — When it comes to Northeastern’s men’s hockey team, you have to expect the unexpected. And no part of the Huskies’ senior night game could have been anticipated.  When the Huskies hosted UMass Lowell in Matthews Arena Saturday night, they faced a daunting task; Northeastern had already fallen twice to the River Hawks this
  • Six-peat complete: Northeastern defeats Providence for the Hockey East Tournament title
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    BOSTON — Saturday was an emotional night at Matthews Arena, but one also full of happiness for the Northeastern women’s hockey team, as they won 4-0 over Boston University on home ice to finish the regular season. “Obviously excited for our seniors to send them out in their last regular season game,” said Northeastern head
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    BOSTON — Riding high off their recent Beanpot win, Northeastern entered Friday’s matchup with Boston University with high hopes. In their second meeting with the Terriers in under two weeks, the Huskies looked strong as ever. They exited Walter Brown Arena with an ever-growing 17-game winning streak, beating BU 5-1. The first period of play
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    BOSTON — The fans at TD Garden booed when the shootout was announced in the Beanpot Championship. But when senior captain Aidan McDonough scored and Devon Levi made the game-clinching save on Harvard star Alex Lafferiere, it was pandemonium nonetheless.  After a heartbreaker of a loss in last year’s championship game against Boston University, Northeastern
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    To capture their fourth Beanpot title in the past five tournaments, Northeastern will have to defeat the same opponent they played arguably their worst defensive game all season against. Back on New Year’s Day, Harvard bludgeoned the Huskies in an 8-4 laugher that was every bit as ugly as the final score would indicate. The
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    Playing for the first-time at newly-opened Toscano Family Ice Forum, Northeastern traveled to Storrs, CT to play No. 15 UConn. UConn put up a fight, but after a late-third-period equalizer, the visiting Huskies were able to squeak out a 3-2 overtime victory. Northeastern did not start the game off nearly as strong as they would
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    If you turned off the stream 10 minutes before regulation time ended, you would have missed one of the most exciting stretches of Northeastern hockey this year.  The Huskies seemed to struggle for the majority of the game, which was awkwardly caught between last Monday’s thrilling Beanpot victory, and this upcoming Monday’s Beanpot Championship game.
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    BOSTON — Of all 19 skaters in the Huskies’ lineup, bruising 6’4” defender Hunter McDonald is just about the last guy you’d expect to skate the length of the pond for a game-sealing score. But with Northeastern desperately trying to fend off BU at 6-on-5 in the closing seconds, it was McDonald’s poke check and
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    The last time the Beanpot was played at Conte Forum, it did not go well for Northeastern.  Back in 2018, the Huskies were unable to record a single win in the event, dropping the opener 5-2 to Boston College before losing out in the consolation match 4-3 against Harvard.  Now in 2023, it’s no secret
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    BOSTON — Riding a five-game winning streak, Northeastern looked to extend their 2023 momentum facing UConn at home Friday.  The season series had been a tightly contested one, with Northeastern barely squeaking out a comeback victory Jan. 14. But UConn came to Matthews Arena with a chip on their shoulder and handed the home team
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