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

NCAA Women’s Hockey Midseason Rankings and Patty Kazmaier Candidates

With just two teams in action (Mercyhurst at Ohio State, Friday and Saturday) and the winter break coming up, it's a good time to stop and take a look back at what's unfolded so far this season in NCAA women's hockey. First, At Even Strength's midseason rankings: Wisconsin Minnesota Northeastern Clarkson Princeton Cornell Ohio State … Continue reading NCAA Women’s Hockey Midseason Rankings and Patty Kazmaier Candidates

Game Day Skate: BU sweeps BC to continue midseason hot streak

There were quite a few underdog performances to note from last weekend in NCAA Division I women's hockey play. Defending national champion Clarkson fell to Colgate and Cornell. Previously winless Holy Cross upended Northeastern, snapping the No. 5 team in the country's 12-game unbeaten streak. And Boston University, behind a superb weekend-long special teams effort, … Continue reading Game Day Skate: BU sweeps BC to continue midseason hot streak