• Huskies’ highly-anticipated freshman class looks to make an early mark
    Following the best five-year stretch in team history, 12 of Northeastern’s seniors departed the program this past spring. Dave Flint and his staff have retooled the roster with an accomplished eight-player freshman class, and the Huskies will look for many of the newcomers to contribute right from the start.  Though the Huskies’ top forward line
  • 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. 
  • 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,
  • Fond Farewell: A Look Back at the Departing Husky Seniors 
    By Emma Sullivan One of the most overused clichés in modern English is arguably “it is hard to put into words.” It is also, however, the most apt description for trying to capture what the seniors from the Northeastern women’s hockey team have accomplished during their time with the program.  Over the last half a
  • A Bittersweet Farewell as Northeastern Falls to Minn-Duluth in Double OT, 2-1 
    Story by Emma Sullivan Photos by Sarah Olender STATE COLLEGE, PA — The end of the era no one wanted to see has come for the Northeastern Huskies.  After a historic fifth straight Hockey East title, multiple record-breaking performances by players at all positions, and the second Frozen Four appearance for the program, the 2021-22
  • Battle of the Dogs Takes Over State College As Northeastern faces Minn-Duluth in the NCAA Frozen Four Semifinals
    By Emma Sullivan It’s been 364 days since the Northeastern Huskies and Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs took the ice for a NCAA Frozen Four semifinal against one another. Now, both teams are back for round two, as they face off with a title game berth at stake once more on Friday. To reach this season’s Frozen Four,
  • Northeastern Gets Revenge in Quarterfinal Against Wisconsin, Advances to Frozen Four
    Story by Catherine Morrison Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — Saturday’s tilt against Wisconsin in the quarterfinals was one for the history books. The last time Northeastern and Wisoncsin faced off, it was the NCAA championship and the title was on the line. The Badgers won in overtime after a pass from forward Daryl Watts deflected
  • Northeastern Has Waited For This Moment. Now, It’s Time To Deliver
    By Matty Wasserman After another season steamrolling through Hockey East, cruising to a 30-4-2 record and a fifth consecutive league title, Northeastern’s superb season and other-worldly talent will be put to the test in the NCAA tournament. The Huskies advanced to the national championship game a season ago, suffering a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Wisconsin
  • Northeastern Has Waited For This Moment. Now, It’s Time To Deliver
    By Matty Wasserman After another season steamrolling through Hockey East, cruising to a 30-4-2 record and a fifth consecutive league title, Northeastern’s superb season and other-worldly talent will be put to the test in the NCAA tournament. The Huskies advanced to the national championship game a season ago, suffering a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Wisconsin
  • 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
  • More Magic from Murphy Boosts Northeastern to Semifinal Win Over Maine 3-1
    Story by Emma Sullivan  Photos by Ethan Wayne BOSTON — It was a hard fought matchup on Wednesday as the Northeastern Huskies faced off against the Maine Black Bears in the semifinals of the Hockey East tournament. Northeastern, the top seeded team in the conference, came to play offensively. By the end of the game
  • Müller Sets Program Assist Record as Huskies Wallop Warriors to Advance to Hockey East Semis
    Story by Emma Sullivan and Mike Puzzanghera Photos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON — It always seemed like a sure victory for the Northeastern Huskies coming into this game. When the top team in the conference faces the lowest remaining seed at home in the quarterfinals, the script seems to be set. There are sometimes surprises,
  • Huskies Seek to Conjure Some More Matthews Magic as Hockey East Tournament Begins
    By Khalin Kapoor After a whirlwind regular season that included a 27-4-2 record, a 19-game winning streak, and a shocking Beanpot semifinal loss, the Northeastern Huskies women’s hockey team have emerged as the top team in Hockey East heading into the playoffs. Let’s break down this tournament. End of season Hockey East Rankings (Conference records)
  • Two Huskies but only one can be alpha
    Story by Alexis SpringPhotos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON — The second Husky vs. Husky game of the weekend weighed a bit heavier as today’s game in Matthews Arena honored the twelve seniors who have donned the Northeastern jersey. Full of emotions it was tough to initially depict which way the game was going to go,
  • No Win in Store at the Head Husky Battle in Storrs
    Story and photos by Kayla Shiao STORRS, CT — In the battle of the Huskies Friday night, Northeastern tied University of Connecticut 4-4, but won the shootout 2-0 to pick up the extra point. Frequent penalty calls forced Northeastern to work harder on defense, but their speed and skill kept them in the game. Despite
  • ‘We Found a Way to Win’: Undermanned Huskies Scrap Out Victory at New Hampshire
    Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Kayla Shiao DURHAM, NH. — When the final script on the 2021-22 Huskies is written, Tuesday’s matchup at the Whittemore Center will be long forgotten. Northeastern’s 2-1 victory over New Hampshire, the Huskies’ 26th win of the season, was far from Northeastern’s flashiest, most dominant, or most impressive showing.
  • Huskies Win 25th of the Year After a Hard Battle Against Maine
    Story by Emma Sullivan  Photos by Ethan Wayne BOSTON — After an impressive 8-1 victory Friday, the Northeastern Huskies took the ice at Matthews Arena Saturday for a second game against the Maine Black Bears to try and close out the weekend with another win. While Northeastern’s offense was the story in game one, the
  • Maureen Murphy Continues Hot Streak as Huskies Route Maine 8-1
    Story by Emma Sullivan BOSTON — Since losing two straight, the Northeastern Huskies have dominated up and down the ice, putting up a total of 16 goals to their opponents one over the last three games. The culmination of these three brilliant performances from the Huskies was a dominant win over the Maine Black Bears
  • Maureen Murphy Nets a Hat Trick as Huskies Take Down Terriers in Beanpot Consolation
    Story by Rae Deer Photos by Kayla Shiao and Sarah Olender BOSTON – An unseemly loss in the women’s Beanpot semifinals last Tuesday meant that the Northeastern women’s hockey team needed to battle hard in order to escape last place in the tournament during the consolation match the following week. A 3-0 victory over crosstown
  • Northeastern Snaps Skid Behind Maureen Murphy’s Five Point Performance
    By Matty Wasserman ANDOVER, MA – Northeastern isn’t used to losing.  The Huskies have lost just 10 games in the past three seasons combined. And while rebounding from a two-game skid isn’t a task the Huskies are used to, Friday’s game at Hockey East bottom-feeder Merrimack provided a great opportunity for Northeastern to return to
  • Huskies Stunned by Eagles in Beanpot Semifinals
    Story by Matty Wasserman Photos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON — Matthews Arena was electric on Tuesday night. The roars of the jam-packed DogHouse student section echoed through the arena with every Northeastern rush, shot, and hit throughout the contest.  But the No. 3 ranked Huskies, with the bright lights of the Beanpot shining down upon
  • Huskies’ 20-Game Unbeaten Streak Ends with Loss to UVM
    Story by Emma Sullivan Photos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON — The Northeastern University Huskies unbeaten streak came to an end Friday afternoon as they faced the University of Vermont Catamounts at home in Matthews Arena. For the first time since Oct. 9 the Huskies lost a game, this one by a score of 2-1, thanks
  • After a Rough Start, Huskies Rebound to Beat BU 6-3
    Story by Emma Sullivan  Photos by Sarah Olender  BOSTON – In their only game of the weekend, the Northeastern Huskies did not look like themselves after the first 20 minutes of play at Matthews Arena. In their third matchup of the season with the Boston University Terriers, the Huskies gave up two goals in the
  • Huskies Cruise Past Eagles Behind Record-Setting Frankel
    By Matty Wasserman BOSTON – The first meeting this season between the Northeastern Huskies and Boston College Eagles on Oct. 29 was billed as a marquee matchup between two top-10 opponents. Three months ago, the Eagles were 6-0 and ranked fourth in the country, and the Huskies were ranked sixth with an 8-2 record. Since
  • After a String of Cancellations, Women’s Hockey Wins Their Only Game of the Weekend Over Boston University
    Story by Emma Sullivan  Photo by Sarah Olender BOSTON – After falling short to the Boston University Terriers in October, the Northeastern University Huskies bounced back in this matchup with a 3-1 performance at Walter Brown Arena for their 19th win of the season. Outshooting the Terriers 47 to 18, the Huskies took advantage of
  • Women’s Hockey Returns With A Two-Win Weekend Over Merrimack
    Story by Emma Sullivan Photo by Sarah Olender BOSTON – The Northeastern Huskies continued their dominance over the Merrimack College Warriors this weekend taking both games of the home-and-home series, extending both their unbeaten streak this year to 17 games and their unbeaten streak against Merrimack to 15 dating back to 2016.  Friday’s matinee at
  • Huskies Defeat Cornell, Head Into 2022 With Unbeaten Streak of 15
    Story by Jordan Walsh Photos by Kayla Shiao Three days after Aerin Frankel was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for the second consecutive month, Northeastern head coach Dave Flint opted for a different starter in net as the Huskies (16-2-1) took on the Cornell University Big Red (4-7-1) in the second game of
  • Women’s Hockey Rebounds After a Shaky Start to Beat Cornell 4-2
    Story by Emma Sullivan Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON – After two less than perfect periods for the Northeastern Huskies Saturday afternoon, the team was able to rebound in the third for a stronger performance over the Cornell University Big Red. While definitely not the Huskies best game of the year, they were able to
  • Northeastern Thoroughly Thrashes Tigers at Princeton University
    By Catherine Morrison For the first time in a decade, Northeastern played a series against the Princeton University Tigers. They cruised to an easy win on Friday, shutting out the Tigers 2-0 but faced a little bit more adversity on Saturday. Ultimately, however, Northeastern prevailed, winning 3-1 in an absolutely bonkers game that took everything
  • Huskies Begin the Weekend With a 2-0 Win Over Princeton
    By Emma Sullivan  PRINCETON, NJ – The Huskies unbeaten streak was extended to 12 games after a 2-0 shutout over the Princeton University Tigers Friday afternoon. For the first time in over 10 years, the Huskies found themselves in Hobey Baker Memorial Rink playing against the Tigers. Northeastern’s defense once again shined, backstopped by another
  • Incredible Comeback 3-2 Win for Northeastern, Proving To Be the Superior Husky Team
    Story by Daisy Roberts BOSTON – “Being down 2-0 is not really a place you want to be often,” said Maddie Mills, forward for Northeastern and one of the three goalscorers for the home team. However, that was the situation the normally offensively-dominant Northeastern Huskies found themselves in 10 minutes into the second period. After
  • A Chloe Aurard Homecoming Propels Huskies over Wildcats
    Story by Rae Deer Photos by Kayla Shiao BOSTON – The fated return of the French phenom Chloe Aurard was the greatest thing that could’ve happened to the Northeastern Women’s Hockey team on Friday night. Extending their official win streak to four (unofficial to ten) and earning their eleventh conference win, the Huskies triumphed over
  • Huskies Tie Friars 1-1, Stealing the Extra Point in the Shootout as Frankel Makes History
    By Daisy Roberts BOSTON – The Northeastern Huskies hosted the second game of their series against the Providence Friars today, and the physicality from last night’s game was clearly here to stay. Players were slamming into the boards constantly, and at one point, there was physical pushing in front of the goal late in the
  • Northeastern Coasts to Dominant 5-1 Victory At Providence
    Story by Matty Wasserman Northeastern’s second trip to Schneider Arena this season got off to an ominous start. Providence winger Lindsay Bochna dumped in a rebound score just over a minute  into first-period action after Aerin Frankel couldn’t locate the puck off the initial save. For Northeastern, there were flashbacks to last month’s ugly shutout
  • Huskies Dominate Over BC in 3-0 Victory
    Story by Anne Sedar Photos by Ethan Wayne BOSTON – After hitting a rough patch early in the season, the Huskies turned the corner this weekend and completed their sweep of BC with a 3-0 win on Saturday afternoon. A shutout by goaltender Aerin Frankel and goals by forward Maddie Mills, forward Chloè Aurard, and
  • Huskies prevail by a score of 3-1 in unexpected close duel with Holy Cross
    Story by Samuel Kirshman Photos by Ethan Wayne BOSTON – Despite their dominance in the offensive zone, the Huskies only put up three goals over a struggling Holy Cross team en route to a 3-1 victory. Passing was the name of the game today, neither team’s was particularly strong, but Northeastern was able to complete
  • “We need to right the ship” – Huskies drift off-course, losing second in a row
    Story by Daisy Roberts PROVIDENCE – Until now, the Northeastern women’s hockey team had not lost two games in a row since 2017. Following yesterday’s defeat to the BU Terriers, today Northeastern took a very tough loss to the Providence Friars, 3–0, and there truly aren’t many good things to say about the way the
  • Huskies drop close game 2-1, goalies shine in a physical shootout
    Story by Sam Kirshman BOSTON – Goaltending was the name of the game as the Huskies (2-1-0) lost a tough one to Boston University 2-1. The teams tallied 62 shots between themselves but only amassed a total of 3 goals. Penalties haunted the Huskies and led to both BU goals. Both defenses were strong but
  • Northeastern topples Holy Cross in Women’s Home Opener
    Story by Catherine Morrison Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON – It doesn’t matter if they’re playing the best team in hockey or the worst, the Northeastern women’s hockey team plays to win. This was never more evident than in their home opener against Holy Cross. Northeastern scored not one, not two, but three goals in
  • No. 2 women’s hockey trounces Crusaders 5-0 in season-opener
    Story by Mike Puzzanghera and George Barker Photos by Sarah Olender Rust is expected in the first game of the year. It’s been a while since players and pucks were flying up and down the ice at top speed in a competitive environment. It can take a bit to get up to speed. The Huskies
  • After prolonged wait, Mills set to make an impact for Northeastern
    Story by Mike Puzzanghera Photo by Sarah Olender 573 days. When all is said and done, that’s how long Maddie Mills will have gone between collegiate hockey games. Between Cornell’s loss to Princeton in the 2020 ECAC Championship game and Northeastern’s 2021 opener at Holy Cross, Mills hasn’t played in an official game. To make
  • Games to Watch for the Northeastern Women’s Hockey season
    Story by Mike Puzzanghera Photo by Sarah Olender Let’s start with the obvious. The correct answer for “which Northeastern women’s hockey games should I watch this year?” is all of them. You’d be doing yourself a disservice if not. This is an electric team that plays enjoyable hockey week in and week out in addition
  • The 2021-2022 Women’s Hockey East Round-Up
    Story by Catherine Morrison Photos by Sarah Olender Conference play has officially begun for the women’s hockey team, which means it’s time for our annual Hockey East Round Up. There are ten teams in Hockey East: Northeastern, Providence, Boston College, UCONN, Boston University, Vermont, Maine, the University of New Hampshire, Holy Cross, and Merrimack.  Providence
  • Huskies Aim to Win National Championship After Falling Just Short in the 2020-2021 Season
    Story by Khalin Kapoor Photos by Sarah Olender It was an inauspicious ending to the 2020-2021 season for the Northeastern women’s hockey team. After dominating the entire regular season to the tune of a 17-1-1 record and recording their fourth straight Hockey East championship, the Huskies lost an OT heartbreaker in the NCAA National Championship
  • Pain in Pennsylvania: Wisconsin Beats Northeastern in OT to Win National Title
    Story by Mike Puzzanghera and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender ERIE, PA — There really wasn’t a more heartbreaking way for it to end. Just over three minutes into overtime, Daryl Watts banked a pass from behind the net off Megan Carter’s shoulder and into the Northeastern goal, giving Wisconsin their sixth national championship
  • No. 1 Northeastern and No. 2 Wisconsin Square Off for National Title
    By Mike Puzzanghera and Jack Sinclair WRBB is calling the NCAA Women’s Hockey National Championship Game tonight live from Erie, Pennsylvania. Jack Sinclair, George Barker, and Mike Puzzanghera will be on mic, with coverage beginning at 7:15 PM Eastern. CLICK HERE to listen. ERIE, PA — A perennial national title contender vs. an 18-game winning
  • Sky’s the Limit: Fontaine sends NU to NCAA Title Game with OT Winner
    Story by Mike Puzzanghera and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender ERIE, PA — Skylar Fontaine has been the best defenseman in Hockey East — and maybe even the country — in each of the past two seasons. Since she joined Northeastern, she’s been an impact player. That impact may never have been as big
  • AUDIO: Fontaine Sends Northeastern to the National Championship
    After two periods of Frozen Four action in Erie, Pennsylvania, the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs led the Northeastern Huskies 2–0. The Huskies were struggling to break through the Bulldogs’ fierce forecheck, and hadn’t generated a ton of great chances on net. And then everything changed. Two Northeastern goals in the third period sent the game into overtime,
  • Huskies Face Minnesota-Duluth in First-Ever Frozen Four Appearance
    By Mike Puzzanghera Historically, Hockey East teams haven’t found much success against Western Hockey College Association (WCHA) programs in the NCAA Tournament. The WHCA is 19–1 against Hockey East opposition, with that lone win coming from Boston College in 2011. With Northeastern set to face Minnesota-Duluth in the Frozen Four Thursday afternoon, head coach Dave
  • Frozen Four Fantasies Fulfilled: Top-Seeded Huskies Outrun RMU, 5–1
    Story by Mike Puzzanghera and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender ERIE, PA — With 1:10 left in the second period, Alina Mueller took a penalty with the Huskies up 2–0. Robert Morris’s Emily Curlett struck on the power play seconds later to make it a one-goal game. After a long stretch of possession and
  • No. 1 Huskies to Open NCAA Tournament vs. No. 8 Robert Morris
    Story by Mike Puzzanghera Photos by Jordan Baron and Sarah Olender The stage is set in Erie, PA, and even with their opening-round NCAA Tournament game on a Monday afternoon, the Northeastern women’s hockey team is ready and raring to go. The top seed in the country breezed through Hockey East this season, and they
  • Northeastern Clinches Fourth Straight Hockey East Championship
    Story by Rae Deer Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — Coming off of one of their best seasons — if not their best season — to date, Northeastern women’s hockey had set the stage for a historic achievement. On Saturday night at Matthews Arena, they reached new heights after defeating Providence 6–2 to win their
  • No. 1 Huskies Stamp Ticket to Fourth Straight Conference Championship
    Story by Catherine Morrison Photos by Mike Puzzanghera BOSTON — A spot in the championship game was on the line for Northeastern as they faced the University of Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon at Matthews Arena. Northeastern, as the newly minted top-ranked team in the nation, was the favorite. UConn was the underdog after upsetting nationally
  • Huskies Chase Wildcats Out of the Doghouse
    Story by Rae Deer and Milton Posner Photos by Jordan Baron BOSTON — The forecast for Sunday night’s women’s hockey game was straightforward. New Hampshire was one of the few teams to meaningfully challenge the No. 2 Northeastern Huskies this season. They’re strong. They’re physical. They have a great goaltender. And they’ll make the Huskies
  • The Dominance of Northeastern Women’s Hockey, by the Numbers
    Story by Khalin Kapoor and Milton Posner File photos by Sarah Olender and Jordan Baron To watch this year’s Northeastern team was to watch hockey’s version of a freight train. They were dependable. They were powerful. And they were liable to barrel through anything and anyone who stood in their way. The result is a
  • Huskies Best Catamounts in Regular Season Capper
    By Khalin Kapoor In their regular season finale on Saturday afternoon in Burlington, the No. 2 Northeastern women’s hockey team secured a weekend sweep over the Vermont Catamounts. The Huskies (17–1–1) scored late in the first period and didn’t look back from there, ultimately emerging with a 4–1 victory. “It was a hard-fought win,” Northeastern
  • Women’s Hockey Catapults Catamounts, 3–1
    By Jack Sinclair The No. 2 Northeastern Huskies traveled up to Burlington, Vermont on Friday for the first of two games against the Catamounts. The Huskies entered Gutterson Fieldhouse riding a 15-game unbeaten streak, while the Catamounts were fresh off a hard-fought series split against Boston University.  It was a rather inauspicious first period for
  • Northeastern Sweeps Home-and-Home with UNH
    Story by Jordan Baron and Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — The Northeastern women’s hockey team isn’t used to playing competitive games this season. But on Sunday night they had to adjust, as a talented New Hampshire squadron kept them on their toes for most of the game. Still, three third-period goals rocketed
  • Huskies Top UNH to Win Tenth Straight
    By Jordan Baron and Jack Sinclair DURHAM, NH — “It’s easy to get complacent when things are going well.” Northeastern head coach Dave Flint was adamant about his women’s hockey team’s need to stay vigilant. On the tail of a six-game shutout streak, his Huskies were absolutely rolling. And they kept rolling when they trekked
  • Frankel Secures Shutout Record as Northeastern Annihilates Holy Cross
    Story by Jordan Baron Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — You don’t often get the opportunity to see a hockey team beat their opponent by over ten goals, nor is it common to witness a player surpass a seemingly insurmountable record. On Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena, the No. 3 Northeastern women’s hockey team provided both,
  • Huskies Knock Out Crusaders with Series of Unholy Crosses
    Story by Milton Posner Photos by Jordan Baron WORCESTER, MA — There’s plenty to be said for competitive sporting events, games where the outcome remains in doubt until the very end as the suspense ratchets ever higher. The moments forged in that pressure are the defining ones that teams and fan bases hold aloft in
  • Women’s Hockey Washes Away Warriors
    By Sarah Olender and Mike Puzzanghera NORTH ANDOVER, MA — On Friday night, Northeastern women’s hockey handled Merrimack easily, skating almost effortlessly to a 5–0 win backed by a Maureen Murphy hat trick. By all accounts, it was their most dominant game of the year. Until today. Backed by a three-point effort from Skylar Fontaine
  • Murphy Tips Her Hat in Win Over Merrimack
    Story by Catherine Morrison Photos by Mike Puzzanghera BOSTON — Northeastern women’s hockey’s Friday afternoon game against the Merrimack Warriors was destined to be epic. The Warriors were sitting dead last in Hockey East; meanwhile the Huskies were riding high as the fourth-ranked team in the country. They were also within spitting distance of the
  • UConn’t Take It With You: Northeastern Wins Fifth in a Row
    Story by Mike Puzzanghera Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — Last year’s women’s Hockey East championship game saw Northeastern put nine goals past UConn in a thorough blowout. It was a primetime showing of the dominance Northeastern displayed throughout their previous three title-winning seasons. Tuesday night’s rematch at Matthews Arena featured far, far fewer goals.
  • Women’s Hockey Fries Friars Again
    By Jack Sinclair When two of the best goaltenders in Hockey East face off, the game is almost always going to be a low scoring, defensive battle. But not when one of the two teams is the Northeastern women’s hockey team. The Huskies hit the ice as if yesterday’s 4–1 win had never ended. They
  • Women’s Hockey Bests Providence, 4–1
    Story by Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — A tale as old as time. Two bitter rivals. One sheet of ice. The No. 7 Northeastern Huskies took on the No. 4 Providence Friars this afternoon in the first game of a home-and-home. The last time they met, Northeastern shut out Providence, 4–0, at Matthews
  • Porter Protects, Murphy and Mueller Match, Aurard Overcomes
    Story by Jack Sinclair Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — On one end a new face; on the other, a lot of empty seats. On Sunday afternoon, the Northeastern and Maine women’s hockey teams faced off for the third time this month. Maine came to the arena with a severely shortened bench, including just five
  • Huskies Fry Friars by Four
    Story by Sarah Olender Photos by Jordan Baron BOSTON — Coming off a disappointing overtime shootout loss to New Hampshire, the #4 Northeastern women’s hockey team was looking for a rebound win against #7 Providence.  The first period bored anyone who watched it. Northeastern botched two power-play chances, looked slow, and missed their passes, but both
  • Women’s Hockey Ties New Hampshire, Falls in Shootout
    By Jack Sinclair Durham, NH — After winning the first game of the series comfortably, 3–1, the Northeastern women’s hockey team made the trip up to Durham to face the New Hampshire Wildcats on their home ice. Throughout this young season, the Huskies have struggled early in games. Saturday night was no different, as they
  • Dogs Over Cats
    By Sarah Olender BOSTON — Going into Friday night’s game, with New Hampshire stalling near the bottom of the Hockey East standings and Northeastern hovering in third, it was natural to expect a blowout. The reality was far closer. “I thought at times out execution was good,” Northeastern Acting Head Coach Nick Carpenito said. “I thought
  • Huskies Top Maine as Frankel Breaks NU Shutout Record
    By Sarah Olender BOSTON — With Patty Kazmaier top-three finalist in Alina Mueller, Hockey East’s best defenseman in Skylar Fontaine, and now the record-breaking Aerin Frankel holding down the fort in goal, the Northeastern women’s hockey team is a threat to any team in the country.  Maine doesn’t have many advantages against the No. 3 Huskies,
  • Northeastern Tops Maine as Frankel Ties School Shutout Record
    By Jack Sinclair BOSTON — After three weeks of waiting, the No. 3 Northeastern women’s hockey team finally hit the ice for a Hockey East matchup against the Maine Black Bears Sunday evening. Entering the contest, the Huskies’ only action of the season was a split home-and-home against No. 9 Boston College. The Black Bears had
  • Women’s Hockey Falls to BC, 2–1
    By Catherine Morrison and Milton Posner BOSTON — As the Northeastern women’s hockey team trudged to the locker room, passing through the walkway lined with cardboard cutouts of Husky fans and a few curious cardboard dogs, the question was “how.” Not necessarily how the game was lost, but how did Boston College score two goals in
  • Northeastern Women’s Hockey Bests BC to Kick Off Season
    By Mike Puzzanghera CHESTNUT HILL, MA — It took Northeastern about a period and a half to shake off the rust, but the Huskies are back and rolling as they scored three times in the third period to beat Boston College, 4–1. Northeastern (1–0) faced the tough task of opening their season on the road
  • 2020–21 Women’s Hockey East Preview: Northeastern Huskies
    Last year: 32–4–2 (24–3–0, first place conf.), third straight conference championship Head Coach: Dave Flint (12th season) Preseason Poll Finish: First Losses: D Paige Capistran, D Codie Cross, F Matti Hartman, F Jess Schryver Additions: F Maureen Murphy, F Molly Griffin, F Ani Fitzgerald, D Lily Yovetich, D Abbey Marohn  By Jack Sinclair After the
  • 2020–21 Women’s Hockey East Preview: Vermont Catamounts
    Last Season: 10–18–8 (7–14–6, eighth place conf.), swept by Northeastern in quarterfinals Head Coach: Jim Plumer (ninth season) Preseason Poll Finish: Eighth Departures: G Sierra Natzke, D Emma Katzman, F Abby Cleary, F Ali O’Leary, F Allie Granato, F Ève-Audrey Picard, Additions: D Bella Parento, F Maddy Skelton, G Jessie McPherson, F Natálie Mlynková By
  • 2020–21 Women’s Hockey East Preview: Providence Friars
    Last Year: 18-14-4 (15–10–2, third in conf.), swept by New Hampshire in quarterfinals Head Coach: Matt Kelly (third season) Preseason Poll Finish: Fourth Losses: G Clare Minnerath, F Sonja Bjornson, F Kathleen Mchugh, F Maureen Murphy, F Neve Van Pelt, F Meaghan Rickard, D Whitney Dove, D Avery Fransoo Additions: G Mireille Kingsley, F Maddy
  • 2020–21 Women’s Hockey East Preview: New Hampshire Wildcats
    Last Season: 18–15–4 (12–12–3, sixth place conf.), lost to Maine in semifinal Head Coach: Hilary Witt (seventh season) Preseason Poll Finish: Sixth Departures: D Lexie Revkin, D Tori Howran, F Hannah Touzos, F Nicole Dunbar, F Carlee Turner, F Abby Chapman, F Meghara McManus, F Taylor Wenczkowski, F Tori Palumbo Additions: D Ciara Wall, D
  • 2020–21 Women’s Hockey East Preview: Merrimack Warriors
    Last season: 5–24–5 (2–20–5, 10th place conf.), missed tournament Head Coach: Erin Hamlen (sixth season) Preseason Poll Finish: Ninth Losses: G Léa-Kristine Demers, D Lauren Mac Lean, F Mikyla Grant-Mentis, F Jessica Jacques, D Chloe Cook, F Kate Bukolska Additions: D Natalie Nemes, D Grace Karunakar, D Bree Bergeron, F Ally Qualley, F Reagan Minor,
  • 2020–21 Women’s Hockey East Preview: Maine Black Bears
    Last season: 15–14–8 (9–11–7, seventh place conf.), lost to Northeastern in semifinals Head coach: Richard Reichenbach (eighth season) Preseason Poll Finish: Seventh Losses: G Jillian Flynn, D Ebba Strandberg, F Claire Jenkins-Coffman, F Brittany Colton, F Michelle Weis, F Tereza Vanišová, F Vendula Přibylová, G Carly Jackson Additions: D Olivia King, D Kennedy Little, F
  • 2020–21 Women’s Hockey East Preview: Holy Cross Crusaders
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    Last Year: 19–18–2 (13–12–2, fifth place conf.), lost to Northeastern in final Head Coach: Chris Mackenzie (eighth season) Preseason Poll Finish: Fourth Losses: G Morgan Fisher, F Briana Colangelo, F Jessie Aney, F Catherine Crawley, F Leona Sim, D Tristyn Svetek Additions: G Tia Chan, F Kathryn Stockdale, F Jada Habisch, F Valérie Haché, F
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    Last Season: 24–8–4 (18–6–3, second conf.), lost to Maine in quarterfinal Head Coach: Brian Durocher (16th season) Preseason Poll Finish: Second Losses: D Alexandra Calderone, F Deziray De Sousa, D Abby Cook, D Katie Shannahan, F Natasza Tarnowski, F Sammy Davis, D Breanna Scarpaci, D Abbey Stanley Additions: F Clare O’Leary, D Andi Calderone, F
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    Last Season: 17–16–3 (14–11–2, fourth place conf.); lost to UConn in quarterfinal Head Coach: Katie Crowley (14th season) Preseason Poll Finish: Third Departures: G Molly Barrow, F Erin Connolly, F Delaney Belinskas, F Bridget McCarthy, D/F Kate Annese, F Lindsay Agnew Additions: F Natalie Tulchinsky, F Christina Klinoff, F Olivia O’Brien, F Caroline Goffredo, F
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  • 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
  • IT’S A THREE-PEAT! Women’s Hockey Wins Hockey East Championship
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  • Women’s Hockey Advances to Hockey East Final
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  • Mueller Named Player of the Year, Huskies Dominate WHEA Awards
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  • Women’s Hockey Sweeps Vermont, Advances to Hockey East Semifinal
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  • Women’s Hockey Wins Game One Quarterfinal Behind Explosive Third Period
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  • Women’s Hockey Honors Seniors, Sets Records, Sweeps Merrimack
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  • Women’s Hockey Masters Merrimack
    By Jack Sinclair As the regular season winds down, Northeastern’s eyes are set on the playoffs. The Hockey East playoffs begin with a best-of-three at home against the Vermont Catamounts on Thursday. Before that, however, the team had one more job to do. Merrimack and Northeastern sit at opposite ends of the Hockey East standings.
  • Women’s Hockey Bests Providence, 4–1
    By Jack Sinclair The Huskies have planted themselves atop the Hockey East standings and brought the Beanpot home, but their goals hardly end there. As the third-ranked team in the nation with one of the best defenses in the nation, the best goalie in the nation, and one of the best forwards in the nation,
  • Women’s Hockey Falls to Providence on OT Winner
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  • IT’S A BEANPOT SWEEP!
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  • Women’s Hockey Knocks Off Harvard in Beanpot Semifinal
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  • Women’s Hockey Clinches Second Straight Regular Season Championship
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