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  • 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
  • Huskies close out fall semester with convincing sweep of No. 13 Vermont
    BOSTON — The first semester of play came to a close on Saturday, as Northeastern took on Vermont for the second game of the weekend series. The Huskies ended up sweeping the two contests with the 13th-ranked team in the nation, capping off their strong first half of the season with a 5-1 victory. In
  • 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
  • Huskies come up short in close battle with Black Bears
    Story by Mike Puzzanghera and Peyton Doyle ORONO, Maine — Down two with under 30 seconds to go, the Northeastern Huskies got two good looks on the offensive end — one that would’ve tied, one that would’ve put them ahead, and both from star point guard Derin Erdogan. Neither one dropped, and the Huskies lost
  • 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
  • Northeastern bests UNH 63-51 in Durham for second win of season
    DURHAM, N.H. — After a hard-fought loss at home against Boston College, Northeastern looked to right the ship against a shorthanded New Hampshire. Despite the cold day, the Huskies rolled into Durham on fire from a distance and held off a second-half UNH surge en route to a 63-51 win. The Huskies started off the
  • Huskies edge out Holy Cross 2-1 in electric third-period finale
    BOSTON — On the heels of a disappointing 3-0 loss to Providence College on Tuesday, Northeastern rallied back to pull off a much-needed win over visiting Holy Cross in Matthews Arena on Friday night.  With some of the Huskies’ top players out of the lineup, the game was an opportunity for the newer and younger
  • 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
  • Huskies failures on the glass haunt them in loss to BC
    Story by Peyton Doyle and Mike Puzzanghera BOSTON — For the second time in the first three games of the season, a Northeastern women’s basketball game was decided in the closing seconds. In the opener, the Huskies defended a one-point lead to prevail over the Terriers, and in Northeastern’s third matchup, Boston College halted the
  • Huskies offense falters in shutout loss to Providence
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Northeastern was held scoreless by Providence in their Tuesday night matchup at Schneider Arena. It was the third meeting between the sides in under three weeks, and was a physical and defensive battle that Providence took the edge in up and down the ice.  The Friars dressed seven defenders and 11 forwards
  • ‘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
  • Philips notches second consecutive shutout to silence Eagles
    CHESTNUT HILL —  For the second straight game, Northeastern shut out Boston College, winning 2-0 on Saturday to secure the weekend sweep. The Huskies were powered by their top line once again, with graduate student forward Alina Müller and senior forward Katy Knoll both lighting the lamp. “It’s always nice to beat them for sure,”
  • 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
  • Levi breaks career shutout record as Huskies topple New Hampshire
    DURHAM, N.H. — It feels strange that Devon Levi has only played about one full season’s worth of games in net for Northeastern. The Huskies’ stalwart goaltender missed his freshman season with an injury, missed time during his Richter Award campaign last year due to the Olympics, and has started nine games for the Huskies
  • Huskies eliminated by Hofstra in thrilling CAA final
    Story by Josh Chaskes and Peyton Doyle BROOKLINE — The CAA women’s soccer championship game went beyond anyone’s imagination, providing drama that would wow any film fanatic. The match began with an unlikely pairing, a No. 3 seeded Northeastern squad vs No.8 Hofstra. It ended with the Pride defeating the Huskies in the finals for
  • 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
  • Northeastern guts out shootout win against conference rival Providence
    BOSTON -– Northeastern ended the second leg of a home-and-home series against Providence with a tie on Saturday night, but picked up the extra Hockey East point with a shootout win. The physicality and chippiness of Friday night’s tilt carried over to the second game, with a total of 13 penalties whistled on Saturday. The
  • Huskies early-season woes hit new low with shootout defeat to Maine
    ORONO, Maine — Remember just 28 days ago, when Northeastern opened its season against Long Island with a No. 7 ranking, Frozen Four buzz, and the billing as preseason league favorites?  Yeah, it’s been a long four weeks. Northeastern tied Maine 2-2 on Friday, with the Black Bears earning the extra league standings point via
  • In most anticipated matchup yet, Northeastern downs rival Providence in robust fashion
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Many have said there’s no love lost between the Northeastern Huskies and Providence Friars, a fact evident in their Friday night tilt at Schneider Arena. Even with penalties galore for both sides, the Huskies skated to the 4-1 win in a handed fashion to get back in the win column.  For the
  • 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
  • With Levi sidelined, Huskies end homestand with loss to UMass Lowell
    BOSTON — Playing without star goaltender Devon Levi, the Northeastern men’s hockey team lost a tightly-checked, 3-2 game to the No. 19 UMass Lowell River Hawks Saturday night at Matthews Arena, running their winless streak to three games. The Huskies turned to freshman Grant Riley for his first collegiate start with Levi out due to
  • Huskies stunned by Maine for first loss of the season
    ORONO, Maine — For a team as consistently successful and high-achieving as the Northeastern women’s hockey team, poor performances are exceedingly rare. But on Saturday, it was immediately obvious the Huskies just didn’t have their usual precision and dominant form. From the moment the puck was dropped for the first period to the final blow
  • Huskies hound Black Bears, Müller breaks assist record for Hockey East play
    Story by Daisy Roberts and Jack Sinclair ORONO, Maine — While lying at the most extreme north end of the Hockey East map, Maine has found their women’s hockey team in the southern end of the standings for several years running. Northeastern has long stood in the way of the Black Bears success, holding an
  • Northeastern settles for tie against BC in closely-played rivalry battle
    BOSTON — It was a familiar battle of conference rivals on Tuesday night, but with a twist: the game was technically a non conference meeting between Northeastern and Boston College, as they vied for an additional victory on Homecoming Night at Matthews Arena. The Huskies officially tied Boston College 3-3 in the NCAA record books,
  • Northeastern shuts down Merrimack in assertive performance 
    NORTH ANDOVER — In just their second road game of the season, Northeastern walked into the opposing arena and shut down their competition completely. Both special teams contributed to the Huskies’ dominant 5-0 win, as they secured their third-straight Hockey East win to open the year.   From the first puck drop, the Huskies ran over
  • Hunt’s record-breaker helps secure draw for Huskies
    BROOKLINE — While the Huskies did not get the exact result they wanted Thursday night in their 2-2 draw against Drexel, junior midfielder Jessie Hunt came away with a memorable individual accomplishment. In the 80th minute, with Northeastern facing a 2-1 deficit following two unanswered goals by Drexel, Hunt did something she has had no
  • Knoll shines as Northeastern dominates UConn, improves record to 4-0
    STORRS, Conn.–  Northeastern completed the weekend  sweep of UConn on Saturday afternoon, with a dominant 4-1 road victory to improve to 4-0 on the season. The visiting Huskies were powered by three goals in the second period, including two from senior forward Katy Knoll. UConn opened the scoring just over four minutes into the first
  • 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
  • Huskies’ offense shines in win over Vermont
    BOSTON — The last time Vermont faced Northeastern, the Huskies fell in a stunning 1-0 upset. This time around, the story started off the same, but the Huskies offense came alive, resulting in a 5-2 victory. The Huskies’ sluggish start was reminiscent of their last meeting with Vermont. UVM struck first, scoring 1:14 into the
  • 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
  • The kids are alright: Freshmen lead the way as Northeastern takes opener over LIU
    BOSTON — The Northeastern Huskies picked up right where they left off at Matthews Arena last season, as they opened the 2022-23 campaign with a 3-1 victory over LIU Friday night.  From the first puck drop, Northeastern looked dominant. The team generated shots on net from all parts of the ice, controlled the puck in
  • 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
  • Northeastern hangs on to draw with nationally-ranked Brown
    BROOKLINE, Mass. — Though it is only September, the Northeastern women’s soccer team has already felt some of the highest highs and the lowest lows this year. Coming fresh off of a disappointing loss to Farfield, the Huskies had an uphill battle against the 20th-ranked Brown.  Right from the first whistle, Brown established themselves as
  • Stam shines in goal as Northeastern outlasts UConn
    Senior Day fell early this year for Northeastern, as they took on UConn in a Sunday afternoon non-conference matchup. While six Husky seniors were celebrated before the game, it was two newcomers who led the way for Northeastern in their 1-0 victory.  Northeastern’s brightest star was graduate goalkeeper Holland Stam, who has had a mixed
  • 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
  • Northeastern Delivers in the Paint, Taking Down UNCW 63-48
    Story by Alexis Spring In the penultimate game of the regular season, the Northeastern Huskies (14-13) ventured to Wilmington to face the UNCW Seahawks (3-24) in a Thursday night conference battle.  All was not easy, as the Seahawks came to play, especially guard Sierra DaCosta and forward Micah Hoggatt. Coming off of an explosive play
  • Huskies Drop Fifth Straight, Currence Hits 1K
    Story by Rae Deer ELON, NC– The Northeastern women’s basketball team has been plagued with quite the unlucky streak. Since their devastating 56-43 loss to Hofstra on February 6th, the team has had their work cut out for them and have been unable to garner a win, dropping their fifth straight to Elon on Sunday
  • Huskies Go Cold From the Field as Dragons Dominate
    Story by Jordan Walsh Photos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON — Hours before the Super Bowl, the Northeastern women’s basketball team (12-10) struggled with a different kind of two-point conversion as they fell to the Drexel Dragons (19-3) Sunday afternoon at the Cabot Center by a score of 61-46. The Huskies shot better from beyond the
  • Valiant Effort Not Enough as Huskies Lose Thriller to CAA-Best Delaware
    Story by Jordan Walsh Photos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON – It won’t show in the standings, but the Northeastern Huskies (12-9) gave the conference-leading Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (17-5) all they could handle Friday night at the Cabot Center. The Blue Hens came into the contest on a six-game win streak and boasted a 10-1 record
  • Worst Offensive Performance of CAA Play This Season Dooms Huskies Against Hofstra
    By Jordan Walsh HEMPSTEAD, NY — Coming off of their first conference road win of the season, the Northeastern Huskies (12-8) floundered on the offensive end as they fell to the Hofstra Pride (5-12) by a final score of 56-43. The Huskies tied their season low in points (also netting 43 against Harvard in December)
  • Huskies Drained and Defeated by the Drexel Dragons
    Story by Rae Deer After a 2-0 start to conference play, the Northeastern women’s basketball team has finally met their match. A strong second half push after a sluggish start was not enough to save the Huskies from falling to reigning CAA champions, Drexel University, 63-50 on Friday night.  Drexel played up and down the