With confidence and creativity, Minnesota Duluth’s Gabbie Hughes is a “rare breed” of player

If you're watching Minnesota Duluth play, it won't be very long until you notice Gabbie Hughes on the ice. It might be when she muscles her way through a double team to keep possession of the puck. It might be when she rushes end to end, slicing through three defenders and beating the goalie to … Continue reading With confidence and creativity, Minnesota Duluth’s Gabbie Hughes is a “rare breed” of player

Poulin-Labelle brings offensive instincts, “Maude things” to Vermont’s blue line

On the surface, the difference between playing forward and playing defense seems obvious. At one position, you're trying to score goals, and at the other, you're trying to prevent them. Maude Poulin-Labelle switched between the two positions multiple times before settling in and starring on Vermont's blue line. She offers a slightly different take on … Continue reading Poulin-Labelle brings offensive instincts, “Maude things” to Vermont’s blue line

Chloé Aurard and Team France set to debut in the top division at Women’s Worlds

If you've watched Chloé Aurard take a shift, you've already seen that she knows her way around a hockey rink. She is always hunting down the puck, always looking to dish a pass through a seam, always thinking of what the next play should be. She's got a great feel for the game. So it … Continue reading Chloé Aurard and Team France set to debut in the top division at Women’s Worlds

Striving for perfection: Kristen Campbell’s winding road to a national championship

There's a saying that if you were to lay a two-by-four piece of lumber from the roof of one skyscraper to another, and tried to walk across it, you'd fall as soon as you looked down and saw the distance to the ground below you. But if you kept your eyes forward and looked straight … Continue reading Striving for perfection: Kristen Campbell’s winding road to a national championship

“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