“We weren’t afraid to lose”: Wisconsin brings home its first national championship in eight years

There's been a lot of heartbreak for Wisconsin over the last eight seasons. A lot of missed opportunities and seasons ended just short of the finish line. They'd won regular season championships, WCHA postseason championships, held the top spot in the national rankings, but hadn't brought a national championship home since 2011. They lost to … Continue reading “We weren’t afraid to lose”: Wisconsin brings home its first national championship in eight years

Frozen Four Notebook: Wisconsin and Minnesota head to the national title game

Wisconsin will take on Minnesota for the national championship game this afternoon, and these teams aren't strangers to playing each other. This will be their sixth meeting of the 2018-19 season; Wisconsin took the last one, a 3-1 win in the WCHA championship game. This is the first Border Battle for the national championship game … Continue reading Frozen Four Notebook: Wisconsin and Minnesota head to the national title game

Frozen Four Notebook: Cornell and Clarkson fall in the semifinals

Both ECAC teams battled hard in the Frozen Four semifinals, but couldn't come away with a win. Cornell fell in the first semifinal to Minnesota, 2-0, and Clarkson lost to Wisconsin in the second game, 5-0. Both games were closer than the shutout score lines would indicate, particularly for Cornell. Here are some quick thoughts … Continue reading Frozen Four Notebook: Cornell and Clarkson fall in the semifinals

Game Day Skate: 2019 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals Edition

#1 Wisconsin (32-4-2) vs. Syracuse (13-21-3) The Badgers have had a great postseason so far, rebounding from a lackluster end to the regular season with four straight wins in the WCHA Tournament to take home the conference championship. If the last meeting between these teams is any indication, Wisconsin should as expected be the dominant … Continue reading Game Day Skate: 2019 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals Edition

2018-19 Playoff Preview: Conference Semifinals; CHA Championship

With plenty of scenarios still possible for the NCAA Tournament, we head into a huge conference championship weekend in women's college hockey. Here's At Even Strength's breakdown of each semifinal series in the ECAC, Hockey East, and WCHA, plus the College Hockey America championship game this afternoon. College Hockey America Championship: #1 Robert Morris vs. … Continue reading 2018-19 Playoff Preview: Conference Semifinals; CHA Championship

2018-19 Playoff Preview: ECAC, Hockey East, and WCHA Quarterfinals

The quarterfinal round gets under way this weekend in the ECAC, Hockey East, and WCHA. At Even Strength's women's hockey playoff primer covers the upcoming matchups, why each team could win, and players to watch in every series. ECAC #1 Cornell (20-3-6, 17-3-2 ECAC) vs. #8 Rensselaer (13-16-5, 10-11-1 ECAC) Why Cornell will win: The … Continue reading 2018-19 Playoff Preview: ECAC, Hockey East, and WCHA Quarterfinals