Special teams and a sensational rookie performance lead Maine into the Hockey East semifinals

It took 95 minutes of hockey last Friday night, but seventh-seeded Maine found a game-icing goal in double overtime to put Boston University on their heels in their Hockey East quarterfinal series. On Saturday, it only took 60 minutes for the Black Bears to finish the Terriers off and advance to the Hockey East semifinals. … Continue reading Special teams and a sensational rookie performance lead Maine into the Hockey East semifinals

Lindsay Eastwood’s Syracuse career defined by appreciation for every shift

You might not know this judging by her stellar play on Syracuse's blue line, but Lindsay Eastwood almost ended up a rower instead of a college hockey player. She came to the Orange in 2015 to play hockey. Fresh off a silver-medal finish with Canada's Under-18 Team, she was a highly-touted player poised to make … Continue reading Lindsay Eastwood’s Syracuse career defined by appreciation for every shift

ECAC foes Quinnipiac and Princeton share a bus ride and a couple of wins

Travel partners are a long-established tradition in the ECAC. Princeton and Quinnipiac are a set pair; they go on the road together against the same teams and host the same teams for their home games. After some last-minute bus trouble for the Bobcats on Friday, though, they gave the term "travel partners" an all-new meaning, … Continue reading ECAC foes Quinnipiac and Princeton share a bus ride and a couple of wins

A thoughtful leader and high-reward defender, Princeton captain Claire Thompson continues to flourish

Whenever Princeton head coach Cara Morey and her staff are drawing up a new drill for practice, they take the same approach. They devise the best strategy for what they want to achieve. They figure out what they want their players to do for those 10 or 20 minutes on the ice. They get it … Continue reading A thoughtful leader and high-reward defender, Princeton captain Claire Thompson continues to flourish

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