A way-too-early look at possible scenarios for the 2020-21 NCAA women’s hockey season

It's been nearly three months since the COVID-19 pandemic brought a devastating ending to the 2019-20 NCAA women's hockey season—and plenty of other winter and spring sports, too. We are well into the the offseason now, but still, much remains up in the air about how and if next season will actually be played. While … Continue reading A way-too-early look at possible scenarios for the 2020-21 NCAA women’s hockey season

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

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

Balance and resilience the keys to Princeton’s 18-game run

For 18 straight games, the Princeton women's hockey team has answered the bell. When the Tigers have needed a goal, they've gotten one. When they've needed a big defensive stand or a sparkling save, they've gotten those, too. Their power play is clicking. Their goaltending has been outstanding. Their rookies have jumped into the line-up … Continue reading Balance and resilience the keys to Princeton’s 18-game run