• 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
    Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Kayla Shiao 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
  • 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 illustrious history. In 1914, at what was then called Boston Arena, Baker played every second of a 73-minute overtime victory against Harvard, refusing
  • 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.
  • Huskies the Prey, Eagles the Predators in 4-1 Loss
    Story by Emma Sullivan  Photos by Sarah Olender  BOSTON — Ten days ago it was the Northeastern Huskies on top of the Boston College Eagles in the semifinals of the Beanpot. Tonight, it was the opposite. In the first game of the weekend series, the Eagles walked into Matthews Arena and captured their first victory
  • Heartbreak for the Huskies in Beanpot Championship
    Story by Emma Sullivan Photos by Kayla Shiao and Sarah Olender  BOSTON — For two periods it seemed like anyone’s game. Lackluster offense up and down the ice, incomplete passes galore and two goaltenders carrying their teams to a 0-0 tie were the main narratives by the end of the second period.  Here at WRBB,
  • Huskies Look for Four-Peat, Face Familiar Foe in 69th Beanpot Final 
    Story by Emma Sullivan  BOSTON – It’s been 735 days since Northeastern defender Jordan Harris scored in double overtime to lift the Huskies to their third straight Beanpot championship victory. The same opponent for Northeastern on that night over two years ago will be on the opposite end of the ice during the 2022 final
  • Huskies Dominate 4-2 Over River Hawks
    By Zachary Lyons The Northeastern Huskies clinched a must-win game on the road over the UMass Lowell River Hawks  4-2, improving the Huskies to 19-8-1 overall and 10-6-1 within Hockey East.  Goals came from capitalizing on defensive mistakes by both teams. The low shot count early on is to be expected from a River Hawk
  • Northeastern Advances to Fourth Straight Beanpot Final with 3-1 Win Over BC
    Story by Emma Sullivan and Khalin Kapoor Photos by Kayla Shiao and Sarah Olender BOSTON —  For the first time since Feb. 10, 2020, the Northeastern University Huskies took the ice at TD Garden for the annual Beanpot Tournament. After COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the historic tournament last season, both Northeastern and their opponents,
  • Semptimphelter Gets First NCAA Win with a Victory Over UVM
    Story by Emma Sullivan Photos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON — For the first time since Jan. 18, the Northeastern University Huskies are back in the win column after eeking out a 5-4 victory over the University of Vermont Catamounts. Playing for the first time since their loss last weekend to the UMass Lowell River Hawks,
  • Huskies Fall To UMass Lowell 2-1, Lose Third Straight
    Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON — It has been 55 days since the familiar sounds of the Pep Band, the DogHouse, and the Northeastern fanbase echoed through Matthews Arena. But despite the return of the Northeastern faithful on Friday night, the final result remained the same for Northeastern. The 15th-ranked Huskies
  • ‘Wasn’t Our Night Tonight’: Northeastern Blitzed by UMass, Defeated 6-0
    Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Kayla Shiao and Sarah Olender BOSTON – Saturday’s matchup between the 14th ranked Minutemen and 12th ranked Huskies was billed as a clash of Hockey East heavyweights. After a tightly contested 3-2 UMass victory in Amherst Friday night, Saturday promised to deliver another exciting battle at Matthews Arena. But in
  • Devon Levi Is Off To the Olympics. What Does It Mean for Northeastern?
    By Matty Wasserman Northeastern’s superstar goaltender Devon Levi is officially headed to the 2022 Winter Olympics to play for Team Canada, Hockey Sense’s Chris Peters reported Thursday. Levi’s season to date has rivaled not just any goalie in Northeastern history, but NCAA history. His .955 save percentage and nine shutouts this season lead the nation,
  • Huskies Return To Winning Ways, Powered by Levi’s Nation-leading Ninth Shutout
    By Jordan Walsh BURLINGTON, VT. – After a disappointing loss last week that ended the team’s eight-game unbeaten streak, the Northeastern Huskies (16-5-1) seized an opportunity to rebound against the slumping University of Vermont Catamounts (3-14-2) at the Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington. UVM entered Tuesday night’s contest sitting second-to-last in the Hockey East standings, holding
  • ASU Sun Devils Light Up Huskies, Win 6-2
    Story by Khalin Kapoor The Northeastern Huskies (15-6-1) fell to the Arizona State Sun Devils (13-12-0) 6-2 on Tuesday night in Matthews Arena, breaking a six game winning streak. This was the Huskies’ first loss since an OT thriller against UMass Lowell on Nov. 12 when they lost 2-1. Goaltender Devon Levi started in net
  • Five Thoughts From Northeastern’s Weekend Sweep of LIU To Open the Second Half
    By Matty Wasserman Photo by Sarah Olender 34 days after Northeastern’s weekend sweep of Providence to close out the first semester, things looked a little different for Jerry Keefe’s squad in a weekend tilt versus Long Island University to begin 2022. Among the differences on Friday: the eerily quiet Matthews Arena without fans in attendance,
  • Northeastern Secures Weekend Sweep Against Providence
    Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON – Both teams looked energized right at the drop of the puck on Saturday night in Matthews Arena, but it was Northeastern (13-4-1) who prevailed against Providence College (12-7) with a score of 4-1. The Huskies were powered by two goals from freshman forward Jack Hughes along
  • Levi Sets Single Season Shutout Record as the Huskies Blank Providence 2-0
    By Emma Sullivan  PROVIDENCE –  It was a night for special teams Friday as the Northeastern Huskies took on the Providence College Friars at Schneider Arena. Held up by the Huskies’ penalty kill and yet another shutout from goaltender Devon Levi, the Huskies cruised to a 2-0 win for their 12th victory of the year. 
  • Huskies Complete the Sweep Over RPI with a 2-1 Win Sunday Afternoon
    Story by Emma Sullivan Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON – A come-from-behind victory for the Northeastern men’s hockey team allowed them to finish the Thanksgiving weekend with two wins over the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers. It was far from the prettiest victory the Huskies have had this season, however a strong performance in the third
  • McDonough Shines in Series Sweep
    Story by Rae Deer Photos by Ethan Wayne BOSTON – After the performance in Agganis Arena on Friday night left the Northeastern men’s hockey team less than satisfied, they were granted another chance to show up and show out in front of their home crowd. On Saturday night, they did just that, as they tied
  • ‘He Really Gave Us a Chance’: Northeastern Scrapes Out 1-0 Overtime Win Against BU Behind Devon Levi’s Masterpiece
    Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Sadie Parker Hockey games that have one team outshooting the opponent 38-16 are usually blowout, lopsided affairs. For most teams, on most nights, getting outshot by 22 is a prime indicator of a thorough beatdown. But most teams don’t have Devon Levi in net. Levi’s 38-save shutout performance Friday
  • ‘One of the Best Wins We’ve Had:’ Northeastern tops Harvard in OT With a Resilient, Gritty Performance
    Story by Daisy Roberts and Matty Wasserman BOSTON – Gunnarwolfe Fontaine’s eyes widened as he caught steam on the one-on-zero fastbreak just 25 seconds into overtime.  “My mind just went blank. I just felt like I was in a natural spot, I didn’t even feel the stick in my hand,” he said. Fontaine netted the
  • Novechkin Strikes Again: Novak’s two tallies topple timid Wildcats
    By Rae Deer and Mike Puzzanghera BOSTON – The Transfer’s Tear continued on Saturday night as Jakov Novak put up two more goals to end this past weekend’s series against the University of New Hampshire on a high. Novak hit the back of the net twice in the second period to power the Northeastern Huskies
  • October Observations: Northeastern Men’s Hockey
    By Mike Puzzanghera Northeastern head coach Jerry Keefe is now through his first month of games in charge, and the Huskies closed out October with back-to-back home Hockey East wins over Maine. With those in mind, here are some thoughts and observations from that first month that featured four shutout wins, two 5-3 conference losses,
  • Huskies Come Back from Two Goal Deficit Against Struggling Maine Squad
    Story by Sam Kirshman BOSTON – Northeastern came out on top tonight after a bit of luck and a lot of hard work. The win comes from a late push in the second, and a great third period from the Huskies. Despite two strong defenses, five goals were pushed across tonight, with the winning number
  • Huskies Win Their First Game of the Weekend 5-0 over Maine
    Story by Emma Sullivan BOSTON – It was a night for first goals of the year for the Northeastern Huskies as they cruised to a 5-0 defeat of the University of Maine Black Bears. The win Friday night at Matthews Arena was backstopped by Devon Levi as he continued to shine between the pipes. The
  • NU Loses 5-3 in Husky on Husky Violence
    Story by Rae Deer Pictures by Sarah Olender BOSTON – It was a bit of an underwhelming performance by the Northeastern Huskies on Tuesday night as they took on the Huskies of the University of Connecticut at Matthews Arena. Northeastern, who were 0-1 in conference play thus far this season, were looking to tie up
  • Huskies best Tigers in Thriller, Win 1-0
    Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON, MA – In front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday night at the historic Matthews Arena, the Northeastern Huskies (3-2-0) won a thriller against the Colorado College Tigers (1-3-2), 1-0.  It was a scoreless game for 54 straight minutes until Northeastern forward Jack Hughes put one
  • Huskies Continue their Conte Forum Losing Streak, Fall to Eagles 5-3
    Story and Photo by Sarah Olender CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. – The last time the Northeastern men’s hockey team left Conte Forum with a win was in 2017. Friday night the team tried to change that, but failed to break the streak, falling to the Boston College Eagles 5-3.  In the first period, the hockey gods
  • Bobcats Chase Huskies Back to Boston
    Story by Rae Deer & Mike Puzzanghera WORCESTER – The Ice Breaker Tournament hosted by the Holy Cross Crusaders was an opportunity for Northeastern to kick off their season on the right foot. They had a great home opener victory and showed promise after a victory over Holy Cross the night before. However, on Saturday
  • Fierce Freshmen Lead the Pack Against Holy Cross
    Story by Rae Deer & Mike Puzzanghera  WORCESTER – A great performance by Devon Levi and a set of freshman firsts propelled the Northeastern Huskies above the Holy Cross Crusaders in a 3-0 victory on Friday night.  After a shutout victory over Bentley last Saturday, goaltender Levi already had the chance to cement himself in
  • First Levi appearance, first Colangelo goal, and first win, all in the Huskies season opener against Bentley
    Story by Samuel Kirshman Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON – The Huskies came out strong today in their opener against a revenge-seeking Bentley today, winning by a tally of 4-0. This year former Bentley star Jakov Novak took the ice for Northeastern, so it was only fitting that his opening game was against his old
  • Games to watch for the Northeastern Men’s Hockey season
    By Mike Puzzanghera A new head coach. A horde of exciting NHL prospects. A full house in the DogHouse. Northeastern men’s hockey should, by all accounts, be not only good but exciting to watch, which should help draw casual fans to as many games as possible. Here are five dates from the schedule that project
  • 2021-2022 Men’s Hockey East Round-Up
    By Sam Kirshman It’s that time of the year again. The weather’s getting cool and the days are shortening, but most importantly, hockey is back! This year’s upcoming Hockey East season is sure to be a great one. Firstly, let’s take a look at last year. Boston College, Boston University and UMass dominated the regular
  • What to expect from 2021-2022 Northeastern Men’s Hockey based on last season
    By Khalin Kapoor Last Season: 9-9-3 Head Coach: Jerry Keefe Departures: D Billy Carrabino, G Curtis Frye, F Grant Jozefek, F Zach Solow, D Michael Kesselring, G Nick Scarpa, F TJ Walsh, G Connor Murphy Additions: F Matt Choupani, D Cam Gaudette, F Justin Hryckowian, F Jack Hughes, F Chase Mcinnis, G TJ Semptimphelter, F
  • Huskies’ COVID Season Ends with 4–1 Quarterfinal Loss to UMass
    By Christian Skroce Northeastern and UMass Amherst have both seen their Hockey East fortunes change drastically over the past several seasons. The teams had frequently been referred to as the little brothers of Hockey East, but impressive coaching and talented recruiting classes have turned both into true conference powerhouses. They have almost met in the
  • No. 18 Huskies Fall to No. 2 Eagles in Regular Season Capper
    By Khalin Kapoor CHESTNUT HILL, MA — In the final game of a 2020–21 season that presented its fair share of challenges, the No. 18 Northeastern Huskies (9–8–3) fell to the No 2. Boston College Eagles (16–4–1) by a score of 4–2. After a rare loss the week before, BC clinched the top spot in
  • No. 17 Men’s Hockey Nets Shootout Win Over Friars
    By Jack Sinclair The Northeastern Huskies were barely hanging on to their fifth-place spot coming into the last weekend of February. The difference between them and sixth-place Providence came down to a 0.03 margin in the Hockey East Power Index. The Friars stole a game from the Huskies in Matthews Arena on Saturday, 4–2. The
  • Huskies Fall to Friars in Critical Matchup
    Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sadie Parker BOSTON — The Northeastern Huskies (9–7–2) fell to the Providence Friars (10–7–4) in the first half of a home-and-home series on Saturday evening at Matthews Arena. Providence was reeling after a tough 8–1 loss the week before, but outclassed the Huskies throughout. It was a disappointing game
  • Men’s Hockey Stumbles Against UMass Lowell
    Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — Down 3–1 with minutes left in regulation, the Northeastern men’s hockey team pulled netminder Connor Murphy to get an extra attacker on the ice and make their last offensive stand against UMass Lowell. That man advantage went about as well as the Huskies’ three power
  • Huskies Outlast Wildcats, Secure Sweep
    Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sadie Parker BOSTON — In game two of a home-and-home series against the New Hampshire Wildcats (6–12–2), the Northeastern Huskies men’s hockey team (8–5–2) hung on to win a 5–4 thriller at Matthews Arena on Saturday night. Aidan McDonough put the Huskies on his back once again, notching two
  • Men’s Hockey Declaws Wildcats
    By Khalin Kapoor DURHAM, NH — Coming off two tough losses last week, the Northeastern men’s hockey team looked like a different breed Friday night, notching a tough, physical, 6–2 road win over the New Hampshire Wildcats. Winger Aidan McDonough led the scoring with a hat trick of power-play goals, netminder Connor Murphy made 22 saves,
  • Northeastern Loses Battle of the Huskies
    Story by Rae Deer Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON  — For the Northeastern men’s hockey team, Friday night’s game against Connecticut was supposed to be one of redemption. Coming off of a 6–2 loss to No. 1 Boston College, they hoped to shake off the still-present rust from their three-week COVID hiatus.  However, the game proved
  • #1 Eagles Make Their Nest in Matthews
    Story by Rae Deer and Milton Posner Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — It was hard to know whether Tuesday night’s Northeastern–Boston College men’s hockey matchup was an attempt to recreate the Beanpot — which begins in the first week of February in non-pandemic years — or merely a resumption of the schedule Northeastern would have
  • Huskies Domesticate Wildcats, 7–0
    Story by Milton Posner and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — For most of the game, the Huskies weren’t headed for a blowout. Their first goal, skilled as it was, was a quick punch on the penalty kill. Their next two, both late in the second period, came on the man advantage. With
  • Men’s Hockey Secures Second Sweep of Merrimack
    By Jack Sinclair Northeastern made the trip up to Andover, MA Sunday afternoon to conclude their home-and-home with Merrimack. It was the fourth time the teams had played in the last month, courtesy of a last-minute schedule change.  Northeastern, still carrying the momentum from last night’s thrilling come-from-behind win, entered with a ton of energy.
  • Action Jackson: Twins Combine for OT Winner
    Story by Sarah Olender Photos by Jordan Baron BOSTON — In Merrimack’s last series, which was nearly a month ago, they lost to Northeastern. Or, more accurately, Northeastern obliterated them, sweeping the series by a combined 14–5 score. “They didn’t believe me when I said it’s not going to be a 6–3 or 8–3 game,”
  • Husky Comeback Falls Short Against UMass
    By Peyton Doyle Northeastern (3–3–2) entered the back half of their weekend series with a sour taste in their mouth after giving up a late lead the night before and falling, 4–3, to UMass Amherst (8–3–1). The Huskies couldn’t avenge that loss Sunday night, as they allowed three first-period goals en route to a 5–3
  • UMasst Be Kidding: Huskies Fall to Minutemen, 4–3
    By Michael Vincent Puzzanghera BOSTON — In a Friday night game of oddities, Northeastern left a chance for a huge win go begging as they gave up two rebound goals in the third period to allow No. 9 UMass to waltz out of Matthews Arena with a 4–3 win. No. 10 Northeastern (3–2–2) set up
  • Huskies Bite Back in Shootout Victory Over Vermont
    By Dale Desantis Sunday night’s game started out smoking hot once again for the Huskies, as an early power play set the tone for the early part of the period. Northeastern had nearly every good opportunity early on as they outmatched Vermont and kept the puck in the offensive zone. The Vermont defense did a
  • Northeastern Men’s Hockey Triumphs Over Vermont
    By Jack Sinclair ‘Tis the season for college hockey! The Northeastern men’s hockey team made the trip up to Vermont Saturday afternoon to face off against Vermont. The Huskies entered Gutterson Fieldhouse with a record of 2–1–1, coming off of a split home and home series with Providence the weekend before. The Catamounts played UMass
  • Huskies’ Scoring Spree Comes to an End as Friars Blank Northeastern
    By Christian Skroce The Northeastern men’s hockey team’s undefeated run to begin the season came to an end Sunday afternoon as they fell to the Providence Friars, 5–0, in Rhode Island. After an impressive shootout win over the Friars at Matthews Arena on Saturday, Northeastern came out flat in the second game of the weekend.
  • Men’s Hockey Bests Providence! Sort of.
    By Sarah Olender BOSTON — The Providence Friars and the Northeastern Huskies came into Saturday’s game filled with confidence, having bested opponents the week prior. The Friars won against UMass Lowell on Sunday and Northeastern won both games of a home-and-home against Merrimack.  The confidence was evident as both teams started the game off filled with
  • Men’s Hockey Sweeps Merrimack
    By Jack Sinclair The Northeastern Huskies notched an authoritative come-from-behind win Sunday evening at Merrimack College, winning the second game of the home-and-home, 6–3. The Warriors (1–3–0) hosted the Huskies (2–0–0) at Lawler Rink, marking the Huskies’ first away game this season. Merrimack, fresh off of a split series with UMass, lost the first game
  • Northeastern Men’s Hockey Thrashes Merrimack to Kick Off Season
    By George Barker and Mike Puzzanghera BOSTON — Eight was great for the Huskies Saturday night, as they tallied multiple goals in each frame to claim their first win of the season over Merrimack, 8–2. Northeastern (1–0–0) hosted Merrimack (1–2–0) for their first game of the season at Matthews Arena. While the Huskies had yet
  • Classes, Practice, and Getting Drafted in a Pandemic
    By Jack Sinclair Freshman year of college is usually a massive step in someone’s life. The adjustment to living away from home, having a roommate and a more rigorous workload is tough for all students. That transition is even harder in the age of COVID-19, as health and safety guidelines make it difficult to meet
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Northeastern University Huskies
    Last Season: 18–13–3 (11–12–1, t-seventh in Hockey East) Head Coach: Jim Madigan (tenth season) Preseason poll projected finish: Fifth Departures: F Tyler Madden, F Matt Filipe, F John Picking, F Brendan van Riemsdyk, F Biagio Lerrario, D Ryan Shea, G Craig Pantano Additions: F Sam Colangelo, F Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, F Dylan Jackson, F Ty Jackson,
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Vermont Catamounts
    Last season: 5–23–6 (2–18–4, 11th in Hockey East) Head coach: Todd Woodcroft (first season) Preseason poll projected finish: 11th Departures: D Corey Moriarty, F Derek Lodermeier, D Matt O’Donnell, D Johnny DeRoche, F Riley McCutcheon, F Max Kaufman, F Matt Alvaro, F Thomas Beretta, G Stefanos Lekkas Additions: F Whim Stalberg, D Conner Hutchison, F
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Providence Friars
    Last season: 16–12–6 (10–11–3, t-seventh in Hockey East) Head coach: Nate Leaman (11th season) Preseason poll projected finish: Third Departures: F Jerry Harding, F Jack Dugan, F Shane Kavanaugh, D Spenser Young, F Vimal Sukumaran, F Caleb Rule, G Jake Kucharski, G Michael Lackey Additions: F Nick Poisson, F Chase Yoder, F Brett Berard, D
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: New Hampshire Wildcats
    Last Season: 15–15–4 (9–12–3, ninth in Hockey East) Head Coach: Mike Souza (third season) Preseason poll projected finish: Eighth Departures: G Joe Lazzaro, D Nolan McElhaney, D Max Gildon, D Anthony Wyse, D Matt Dawson, F Justin Fregona, F Joe Sacco, F Liam Blackburn Additions: G Jeremy Forman, D Alec Semandel, D Nikolai Jenson, D
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Merrimack Warriors
    Last Season: 9–22–3 (7–14–3, 10th in Hockey East) Head Coach: Scott Borek (third season) Preseason poll projected finish: 10th Departures: F Tyler Drevitch, F Tyler Irvine, F Patrick Kramer, F Griff Jeszka, F Sami Tavernier Additions: F Conor Lovett, F Alex Jefferies, F Jakob Lee, D Kevin Sadovski, F Filip Karlsson-Tagtstrom, G Zachary Borgiel By
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks
    Last season: 18–10–6 (12–7–5, third in Hockey East) Head coach: Norm Bazin (tenth season) Preseason poll projected finish: Fourth Departures: F Kenny Hausinger, F Colin O’Neill, G Tyler Wall Additions: F Matthew Allen, F Andranik Armstrong-Kingcade, D Brehdan Ehgum, F Matthew Kinash, F Josh Latta, D Ben Meehan, F Jackson Sterrett, G Henry Welsch By
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: UMass Amherst Minutemen
    Last Season: 21–11–2 (14–8–2, second in Hockey East) Head Coach: Greg Carvel (fifth season) Preseason poll projected finish: Second Departures: F Mitchell Chaffee, F Marco Bozzo, F Niko Hildenbrand, F Jack Suter, D Jake McLaughlin Additions: F Josh Lopina, F Oliver MacDonald, F Ryan Sullivan, D Alger Linden, D Aaron Bohlinger By Christian Skroce Like
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Maine Black Bears
    Last season: 18–11–5 (12–9–3, fourth in Hockey East) Head coach: Red Gendron (eighth season) Preseason poll projected finish: Ninth Departures: G Jeremy Swayman, F Mitchell Fossier, F Tim Doherty, F Patrick Shea, F Ryan Smith, F Samuel Rennaker, G Stephen Mundinger Additions: F Keenan Suthers, D Kabore Dunn, F Tristan Poissant, F Donovan Villenueve-Houle, F
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: UConn Huskies
    Last Season: 15–15–4 (12–10–2, fifth in Hockey East) Head Coach: Mike Cavanaugh (eighth season) Preseason poll projected finish: Seventh Departures: F Alexander Payusov, D Wyatt Newpower, F Justin Howell, F Benjamin Freeman, D Bryan Nelson Additions: F Cassidy Bowes, F Gavin Puskar, D John Spetz, F Nick Capone, F Hudson Schandor, G Matt Pasquale, F
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Boston University Terriers
    Last Season: 13–13–8 (10–9–5, sixth in Hockey East) Head Coach: Albie O’Connell (third season) Preseason poll projected finish: Sixth Departures: F Gabriel Chabot, F Patrick Curry, F Patrick Harper, F Alex Brink, G Sam Tucker, G Nico Lynch, F Trevor Zegras, D Cam Crotty Additions: D Cade Webber, F Nick Zabaneh, F Luke Tuch, F
  • 2020–21 Men’s Hockey East Preview: Boston College Eagles
    Last season: 24-8-2 (17–6–1, first in Hockey East) Head coach: Jerry York (27th season) Preseason poll projected finish: First Departures: D Ben Finkelstein, D Connor Moore, F David Cotton, F Julius Mattila, F Aapeli Räsänen, F Graham McPhee, F Ron Greco, D Luke McInnis, D Jesper Mattila, F Zach Walker, F Mike Merrulla, G Ryan
  • NU Women’s Hockey Tops Preseason Poll, Men Finish Fifth
    By Jack Sinclair and Christian Skroce For the second year running, the Northeastern women’s hockey team was unanimously selected to win Hockey East in a poll of conference head coaches. The Huskies ended last season on a resounding high note, smashing UConn in the Hockey East Championship after running away with the regular-season title. The
  • Hockey East Announces 2020–21 Conference Schedule
    By Jack Sinclair After several tantalizing hints on their Twitter, the moment has finally arrived. The Hockey East Association revealed its schedule for the 2020–21 season. Both the men’s and women’s leagues will begin on November 20, though the Northeastern women will begin November 27 and the men on November 28. The formatting of the
  • Goal-angelo: The Story of Northeastern’s Newest NHL Draft Pick
    By Milton Posner and Christian Skroce On Wednesday afternoon, the Anaheim Ducks nabbed Sam Colangelo with the 36th pick in the NHL Entry Draft, making him the highest Northeastern selection since Jamie Oleksiak in 2011. He was also the first Hockey East player selected this year and the first college player off the board in
  • Hockey East Announces Intention to Play 2020–21 Season
    By Milton Posner Hockey East announced Wednesday that it intends to play a league season with all member schools participating, though it acknowledged the need for real-time scheduling changes in light of pandemic developments. The news was first reported by Jimmy Connelly. The priority will be completing the league season, although teams can play other
  • Northeastern Tops BU, Clinches Playoff Spot
    By Christian Skroce BOSTON — It was do or die time for Northeastern as they took a five-game losing streak into their regular season finale against Boston University. And to no one’s surprise, things were tense (and a little weird) from the very beginning. The Huskies began the game on the penalty kill after backup
  • Men’s Hockey Fizzles Against BU
    By Adam Doucette BOSTON — Northeastern began their Friday night hopeful that they could beat Boston University on home ice, then go to Agganis Arena the next day and overtake the Terriers in the Hockey East standings. They ended the night realizing that wasn’t going to happen.  The Terriers came to Matthews Arena Friday night
  • Men’s Hockey Media Day
    By Milton Posner It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the Huskies. After losing star sophomore forward Tyler Madden to injury, the Huskies dropped two games against first-place Boston College, including their worst loss since 1992. After losing senior Grant Jozefek to injury in the second BC game, the Huskies were swept by last-place
  • Men’s Hockey Swept by Vermont
    By Jack Sinclair BURLINGTON, VT — Every season, every team, no matter the sport, goes through ups and downs. The 2007 Patriots rode high for 18 games, then fell in the Super Bowl. The 73–9 Golden State Warriors’ high lasted until the last three games of the NBA finals. The 2019–20 Northeastern men’s hockey team
  • Men’s Hockey Stumbles Against Vermont
    By Milton Posner It was a game Northeastern could hardly afford to lose, and they just might pay dearly for it. The Huskies took the ice Friday night fully aware of the stakes that awaited them. They sat tied for seventh place in the tightest playoff race Hockey East has ever seen, with just four
  • Men’s Hockey Suffers Worst Loss in 27 Years
    By Christian Skroce CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — It was one of the worst performances in recent memory. After a hard-fought Thursday game between the Northeastern Huskies and the Boston College Eagles ended in a 3–2 BC victory, tonight’s matchup saw the Eagles demolish the Huskies 10–1, the worst margin of loss for Northeastern since a
  • Men’s Hockey Falls to Boston College
    By Matt Neiser BOSTON — Coming off a hard-fought weekend sweep of UMass Lowell, No. 10 Northeastern hoped to carry their momentum against another top Hockey East team Thursday night at Matthews Arena. This time it was the No. 5/6 Boston College Eagles, holders of the top spot in the conference. Despite encouraging play in
  • Men’s Hockey Sweeps UMass Lowell
    By Matt Neiser BOSTON — Hockey East is the closest it’s ever been this late in the season. Coming into Saturday night, three points separated second and ninth place. Northeastern sat at the low end of that range, in a three-way tie for seventh with 19 points. UMass Lowell, with 22, was atop the scrum
  • Men’s Hockey Knocks Off No. 11 UMass Lowell
    By Alex Bensley LOWELL, Mass. — The Beanpot hangover did not make an appearance at the Tsongas Center in Lowell on Friday night. Four days after the No. 12 Northeastern Huskies won their third consecutive Beanpot title, Jim Madigan’s group shut down No. 11 UMass Lowell to move up to sixth place in the conference
  • Northeastern’s Beanpot Dynasty
    By Christian Skroce “From 30 years, to three in a row, Northeastern is a Beanpot dynasty.” That was our final call on air Monday night as the Northeastern Huskies raised the Beanpot trophy for the third time in as many years. It was a moment that Husky players, coaches, fans, and yes, even radio guys,
  • IT’S A THREE-PEAT!
    By Christian Skroce BOSTON — The heart-attack Huskies just couldn’t help themselves. In a Beanpot final for the ages, one that lasted late into Monday night, it took two overtime periods to crown a 2020 champion, and the game of the decade did not disappoint. Boston University — which qualified for the game after another
  • Men’s Hockey Tops Harvard to Open Beanpot
    By Matt Neiser BOSTON — Finally, the day college hockey fans in Massachusetts have waited for since the season started in October. The Beanpot is back for its 68th iteration, and the two-time defending champion Northeastern men’s hockey team kicked the festivities off on Monday against the Harvard Crimson in the early game. Harvard came
  • Men’s Hockey Prevails, Pushing Past Providence
    By Jack Sinclair BOSTON — An extra week off of the ice usually results in one of two things. Either the team returns rested and with fewer injuries, or they look sluggish and uneasy. Northeastern came off their 12-day break with nothing but benefits. They were rested, and the return of Julian Kislin after a
  • Men’s Hockey Falls to UConn in OT
    By Matt Cunha BOSTON — Benjamin Freeman’s power-play rebound goal three minutes into overtime gave UConn (9–10–4, 6–7–2) a 3–2 win over Northeastern (13–7–2, 7–6–1 HEA) Saturday night at Matthews Arena. The outcome was a crucial one, coming amid a tight Hockey East playoff race in which the top seven teams — including Northeastern and
  • Third-Period Comeback Falls Short as UNH Tops Men’s Hockey in OT
    By Matt Neiser DURHAM, New Hampshire — “That effort tonight was unacceptable.” A clearly irritated Jim Madigan was none too happy with his team postgame, and for good reason. His Northeastern men’s hockey squad had just finished a Hockey East duel with New Hampshire in Durham, and suffice to say it certainly wasn’t their best
  • Men’s Hockey Pulls Away Late in Thriller vs. Bentley
    By Matt Neiser Tyler Madden began Monday with 14 goals and 12 assists, tied for third in the nation in goals and tied for fourth in points. The Vancouver Canucks prospect has been on fire as of late; in only his second college season, Madden has placed himself firmly in the Hobey Baker Award conversation.
  • Men’s Hockey Triumphs in Battle of the Huskies
    By Sarah Olender In a battle between Hockey East’s two Husky teams at the Hartford XL Center on Friday night, Northeastern’s early-game dominance on both sides of the puck carried them to a 5–2 victory over UConn. Within the team’s first 30 seconds of play in 2020, Northeastern’s Matt Filipe fired a shot into the
  • Men’s Hockey Tops Dartmouth in Last Game of Decade
    By Milton Posner BOSTON — Saturday afternoon’s game was, in many ways, similar to last Saturday’s contest against Boston University. Both games had chaotic second periods. In both, Northeastern netted three goals. The difference today was the result; Northeastern walked off the ice with a 6–4 win over Dartmouth in their last game of the
  • Men’s Hockey Succumbs to BU after Frantic Second Period
    By Matt Neiser BOSTON — Fresh off a victory in the Belfast-based Friendship Four and riding a five-game winning streak, the No. 8/12 Northeastern men’s ice hockey team headed across town to rival Boston University for the teams’ first meeting this season. Despite entering Saturday’s game with a losing record, the Terriers are chock full