• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ‘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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • ‘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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • 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
  • ‘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? 
  • ‘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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Huskies secure series split with UMass, shutout Minutemen on home ice 
    BOSTON — After a disappointing loss against UMass on Friday night, Northeastern returned to their winning ways in Saturday’s rematch at Matthews Arena,  taking home a 4-0 win. Junior Devon Levi ended the game with his sixth shutout of the season, putting up a strong fight against his opponents. Even after multiple UMass power-play scares,
  • Huskies unable to find late magic, fall to UMass in slugfest
    Northeastern’s losing streak at the Mullins Center has been extended to six years, thanks to a 3-2 UMass victory Friday night.  To open the game it was all about whistles, as the two teams combined for six penalties in the first period, including three against the Minutemen in the first nine minutes alone.  It started
  • Behind Levi’s masterpiece, Huskies down Crimson for Beanpot title
    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
  • Beanpot finals preview: After rout in first meeting, can Northeastern contain Harvard’s offensive firepower this time around?
    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
  • Northeastern nets three unanswered, wins a shootout at Providence
    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.
  • On Beanpot stage, Huskies’ depth shines brightest in semifinal victory over BU
    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
  • Beanpot preview: Four keys for Northeastern to pull the upset over BU
    It feels like a distant memory, but the Huskies’ stunning upset loss at Bentley in late December and subsequent beatdown by Harvard on New Year’s Day was only one month ago. Then, Northeastern’s nightmarish 1-6 skid appeared to be the nail in the coffin for a once-promising season gone horribly wrong.  But behind a defense
  • Northeastern falls to visiting UConn ending five-game hot streak
    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
  • Behind fourth line’s big night, Northeastern squeaks past BC for fifth straight win
    BOSTON — In a messy Tuesday night competition at Matthews Arena, the Huskies stumbled their way to a 2-1 victory over the Boston College Eagles, the first time they’ve defeated the local rival in regulation this season. Northeastern came into the game on a four game win streak, and used their momentum to hand the
  • McDonough’s deja vu game-winner lifts Huskies to statement sweep of Merrimack
    BOSTON — After the previous night’s rout of No. 11 Merrimack at Lawler Rink, Northeastern proved their second-half resurgence was for real. But on Saturday, in their first game at Matthews Arena in 62 days, the Huskies also proved something else required of NCAA-tournament caliber teams: Even while not at their best, they found a
  • With offensive explosion against Merrimack, Northeastern puts itself back on the map
    With back-to-back wins over UConn in the past two weeks, Northeastern had successfully emerged from their lowest valley and breathed new life into their struggle-filled season. But the Huskies still had much to prove headed into a pivotal weekend series against Merrimack, with both Pairwise positioning and first place in the Hockey East standings up
  • When Northeastern needed it most, Aidan McDonough delivered 
    The script was unfolding in an all-too-familiar fashion for Northeastern.  As UConn took a 2-0 lead on Roman Kinal’s deflection goal midway through the second period, the blank stares underneath the Huskies’ facemasks spoke volumes. UConn was dominating virtually every facet of the game, and the sloppy mistakes and stagnant play that had plagued Northeastern
  • Five thoughts on how the Huskies’ can improve in the second half of conference play
    Northeastern started the second half of Hockey East play strong with an explosive win at Fenway Park on Saturday against UConn. Though it was an underwhelming first half for the Huskies, who entered the season ranked 8th nationally and Hockey East favorites, the team has shown signs recently that they can pull the pieces back
  • Northeastern hits a grand slam, hangs four goals on UConn at Frozen Fenway
    BOSTON — Sighs of relief could be heard across Fenway Park as Northeastern secured the 4-1 win over UConn on Saturday, their first regulation victory since Nov. 18.  The Huskies, who entered Saturday 1-7 in the past eight games, have struggled to stay out of the box especially due to after the whistle penalties. To
  • Frozen Fenway Preview: Northeastern looks to stall the Ice Bus at Fenway Park
    In their last matchup, Northeastern suffered a 4-1 loss against UConn in the Hockey East Semifinal game at TD Garden. Now, in one of the most anticipated games of the year, Northeastern looks for revenge at Fenway Park. This isn’t the first appearance outdoors for Northeastern. At the last Frozen Fenway event held in 2017,
  • New year, same leaf as Huskies fall to Harvard in rout
    CAMBRIDGE — Despite the best offensive performance Northeastern has mustered against a top-10 team, poor defense and a third period collapse led to the Huskies’ 8-4 defeat by Harvard.  The Crimson started the season 4-0 at home before eight away games, and in their Sunday afternoon homecoming, retained a perfect record at Bright-Landry. Northeastern is
  • Huskies’ disappointing season continues with upset loss at Bentley 
    If back-to-back losses to Union and Sacred Heart were disheartening, Northeastern’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bentley might just be rock bottom.  For the Huskies, this should have been one of the easiest matchups on their remaining schedule. Entering this game, the Falcons were 4-13 overall, ranked 58th of 62 nationally in the Pairwise
  • Future is bright for Huskies’ new wave of defenders
    On the heels of a hard-fought season that left Northeastern at the top of Hockey East by just one point, the Huskies fell to Western Michigan in an overtime loss in the NCAA tournament March, drawing their 2021-22 season to a close.  The end of any season is devastating, but the Huskies’ defeat marked the
  • Colangelo closes first semester in style, but the climb back is only beginning
    EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — You could practically hear the sigh of relief from Northeastern’s bench as Sam Colangelo’s wicked wrister sailed into the back of the net. Sunday followed an all-too-familiar script for the Huskies, who blew a three-goal lead in the third period thanks to more sloppy play and poor discipline. But Colangelo saved
  • ‘It’s just not good enough’: With listless performance against Sacred Heart, where does Northeastern go from here?
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The cavernous Total Mortgage Arena was eerily silent, just as it had been all night long. With their heads hung low, the deflated Huskies skated slowly from the center-ice handshake line back to the locker room, where a long, ruminating three-hour bus ride back to Boston soon awaited them. Perhaps it was
  • 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
  • After wild day, Northeastern falls short in rematch with Western Michigan
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Who had that one on their Thanksgiving bingo card? In an improbable turn of events Friday morning, a water main leak at Bridgestone Arena forced the Music City Hockey Classic to be relocated to Ford Ice Center, the Nashville Predators practice facility, just hours before the game was scheduled. Despite the 11th-hour
  • 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 was 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 heroics on Friday gave Northeastern a defining victory and big momentum boost headed into Saturday’s rematch with Boston
  • 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
  • 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 get back on track with convincing win over Maine
    ORONO, Maine — Friday night’s Northeastern men’s hockey performance was a disappointment. A 2-2 tie with Maine, the team picked to finish last in the Hockey East preseason poll, stretched Northeastern’s winless streak to four games. The Huskies wanted, and frankly needed, a response. So respond they did. The Huskies picked up a 4-1 win
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • Providence hands the Huskies their first loss of the season in tight battle
    BOSTON — The top-15 matchup between Northeastern and Providence lived up to its billing on Saturday, as the Friars handed the Huskies a hard-fought 2-1 loss. This game marked not only Northeastern’s first defeat of the season, but also their first loss in Hockey East, while on the other side Providence secured its first 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Men’s Hockey East preview: Northeastern the front runner, but faces stiff competition in deep league
    Hockey East lost a massive amount of talent in the offseason, leaving much of the conference with question marks headed into the upcoming year. With that being said, the incoming freshman class is one of the strongest to date, including top NHL prospects and immediate difference-makers. With changes across the board and some big names
  • After three years apart, Aidan McDonough and Liam Walsh are reunited for one last ride at Northeastern
    It was summer move-in day at Northeastern, and Liam Walsh was already lost. Walsh, the Huskies’ prized transfer addition from Hockey East rival Merrimack, was driving aimlessly around Northeastern’s campus, struggling to locate his new dorm. He couldn’t even figure out where to pick up his student ID badge. “It was bad,” Walsh says now
  • 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
  • ‘They left it on the line’: Northeastern suffers heartbreak, but went out with their best
    WORCESTER — Jordan Harris soaked in his final seconds on the ice. One last hug with fellow senior Julian Kislin. One last salute to the fans. And one last look around at the DCU Center, where he’d played his heart out for the final time in a Northeastern uniform. Harris, and each of Northeastern’s five
  • 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
  • Northeastern Falls to UConn, and Now Must Wait for What’s Next
    Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON — Everything was in front of Northeastern headed into Saturday’s Hockey East semifinal at TD Garden. The offense was rolling, the confidence was escalating, and the nation’s best goaltender could take the team to unchartered postseason heights. The picture was so clean. The stars had aligned. A
  • Hockey East Semifinal Preview: Huskies vs. Huskies on the Biggest Stage Yet
    By Mike Puzzanghera Back in October, Northeastern lost to UConn, 5-3, at home. It was utter dominance from the visiting Huskies, who scored three times in the final nine minutes of the first period to give them all the control they needed. After the game, Northeastern head coach Jerry Keefe expressed his disappointment and frustration
  • Huskies Survive BC’s Late Comeback, Advance To Hockey East Semifinals
    Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — What a difference three weeks can make.  The last time Boston College came to Matthews Arena Feb. 18, the Huskies were bombarded, falling 4-1 to the Eagles in commanding fashion. It was a new low for Northeastern, who’d lost five of their last eight games
  • Men’s Hockey East Tournament Preview: NCAA hopes depend on title
    By Mike Puzzanghera Despite winning the regular season Hockey East title for the first time in program history, nothing is secure for Northeastern. Based on current PairWise calculations, the Huskies rank 14th — on the fence for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, but with the important caveat that any huge upsets in other
  • 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 Squeeze Past Merrimack to Claim First Hockey East Regular Season Title
    Story by Eamonn Ryan NORTH ANDOVER, MA — The Hockey East conference is always competitive. Each year, there are approximately eight teams that could beat each other on any given night, which gives hockey fans a chance to witness not only great hockey, but also plenty of chaos. Chaos is what the sellout crowd of
  • Huskies Secure Top-4 Finish With Six-Goal Explosion
    Story by Emma Sullivan and Mike Puzzanghera  Photos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON — It was offense galore for the Northeastern Huskies as they took on the Merrimack Warriors on Friday in their last home game of the regular season. Matthews Arena was bouncing as the Huskies cruised to a 6-1 win over the Warriors on
  • Northeastern Shutout in Stunning 1-0 Loss to Vermont
    Story by Zach Lyons The Northeastern Huskies came into tonight’s game ranked 13th in the nation and in prime position for a first round bye. However, the play of this past weekend was absent Tuesday in the Huskies’ 1-0 loss to the unranked Vermont Catamounts (7-23-2). The loss came as a shocker and made the
  • Huskies Bring Out the Brooms, Secure Pivotal Series Sweep against UConn
    Story by Khalin Kapoor HARTFORD, CT — The Northeastern Huskies (22-10-1) defeated the UConn Huskies (17-14-0) 5-2 on Saturday at the XL Center. Northeastern was led by junior forward Aidan McDonough, who notched a hat trick and an assist, which brought his series point total to seven. Goaltender Devon Levi also shined for the second
  • Levi Dominates as Home Huskies End The Night Heroes After a 3-1 win over UConn
    Story by Emma Sullivan  Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — It had been 33 days since Devon Levi was between the pipes for the Northeastern Huskies; 38 days since he’d gotten a win in the Husky uniform. His last start ended after just 13 minutes where he gave up four goals on eight shots before
  • ‘We Had To Win’: Huskies Rise to the Challenge, Deliver Statement Win at BC
    Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Kayla Shiao CHESTNUT HILL, MA — On Friday night, Jerry Keefe sat at the podium in the Matthews Arena Varsity Club, searching for answers after another deflating loss. His team had scored one goal in the previous two games, and signs of offensive life were nowhere to be found.