Words like “historic” and “unbelievable” get thrown around a lot in the sports world, often at things that aren’t really that historic or unbelievable. But in the case of the end of the 2019-20 college hockey season, they’re absolutely appropriate, along with “gut-wrenching,” “painful” and “devastating” (photo: Omar Phillips).
Source: This (last) Week in Atlantic Hockey: American International now ‘looking to the future’ with 2019-20 season wiped out | College Hockey | USCHO.com
In Atlantic Hockey, all 11 teams make the postseason tournament. No matter what kind of regular season you’ve had, the slate is wiped clean and second chances are offered (photo: Marshal Filipowicz/Canisius Athletics).
Source: This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Canisius looking to ‘put the pedal down all the time’ with Bentley on tap to open playoffs | College Hockey | USCHO.com
Rick Gotkin has been behind the Mercyhurst bench for 32 seasons, but he’s never had one quite like this (photo: Ric Kruszynski/Mercyhurst Athletics).
Source: This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Despite languishing through trying season, Mercyhurst still hanging around, not packing it in | College Hockey | USCHO.com
On a night when Rochester Institute of Technology honored its 2010 Frozen Four team, the current edition of the Tigers generated some magic of their own (photo: Omar Phillips).
Source: After sweeping Canisius, RIT knows ‘they’re all big games from here on out’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com
Teams return from the semester/holiday break with a chance to either use a successful first half as a springboard to more success, or put the past behind them and hope that the break marks a fresh start (photo: tomwolf.smugmug.com).
Source: With Bentley series on tap, Canisius breaking down next stretch of games into ‘smaller bites’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com
Each week, USCHO.com will pick the top 10 moments from the past weekend in our Monday 10 feature (photo: Shelley M. Szwast).
Source: Monday 10: Michigan Tech wins GLI, Fortress Invitational a success, Gaudet coaches game No. 1000 | College Hockey | USCHO.com
Last season was one for the record books at American International, which won its first ever regular-season and playoff titles (photo: RJB Sports).
Source: After Cinderella 2018-19 season, American International hungry for more with Skog leading way from crease | College Hockey | USCHO.com
After opening the season 0-8-1, Niagara has put together three wins in a row. It started on Nov. 16 with a big 5-3 victory over archrival Canisius, followed up by a home-and-home sweep of Mercyhurst (photo: Niagara Athletics).
Source: After woeful start, Niagara gaining momentum as Purple Eagles ‘on this train ride to be the best team we can be’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com
Air Force struggled out of the gate, going winless in the team’s first seven games, unprecedented in the 23 years coach Frank Serratore has been behind the Air Force bench (photo: Omar Phillips).
Source: Despite slow start, Air Force coach Serratore not worried, says ‘this is a resilient group’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com
Air Force coach Frank Serratore has been known to say, “Sometimes this game shouldn’t be called hockey. Sometimes it should be called goalie” (photo: Omar Phillips).
Source: After Drackett steals pair of wins for RIT over Air Force, Tigers ‘always trying to get better’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com
Every team starts with unknowns to open the season, and Robert Morris is no different (photo: Justin Berl/RMU Athletics).
Source: With Marotte gone, Kapelmaster making ‘very good first impression’ in net for Robert Morris | College Hockey | USCHO.com
Tectonic shifts in membership and realignment forced Atlantic Hockey to remain progressive and innovative in its approach to college hockey, and it’s a reason why the league remains on solid footing as it approaches its third decade (photo: Niagara Athletics).
Source: Atlantic Hockey Season Preview: Upcoming 2019-20 year looks to be ‘a gauntlet within the league’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com
The Bulldogs made sure three goals were more than enough, limiting UMass to just 18 shots on goal, including only six in the third period.
Source: A prototypical Minnesota Duluth effort delivers another NCAA title | College Hockey | USCHO.com
The Bulldogs are in their third straight title contest, looking to become the first team to repeat as champion since Denver in 2005.
Source: Minnesota Duluth banks on experience entering Frozen Four championship game | College Hockey | USCHO.com
Massachusetts blue liner Cale Makar is the odds-on favorite to win the Hobey Baker Award on Friday, but it was his defensive partner, freshman Marc Del Gaizo, who stepped into the spotlight against Denver.
Source: Marc Del Gaizo engineers dream finish to Frozen Four semifinal for UMass | College Hockey | USCHO.com
The Bulldogs kept their young defensive corps intact after winning the national championship last season.
Source: With a trust developed, Minnesota Duluth’s blue line returns to big stage | College Hockey | USCHO.com
The West Regional is scheduled for March 29-30 at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D. (photo: Bradley K. Olson).
Source: West Regional preview: St. Cloud State, Denver, Ohio State, American International | College Hockey | USCHO.com