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

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

Kasidy Anderson helping lead Northeastern from underdog to top dog

After storming through the Hockey East Tournament last year and capturing the championship, Northeastern might've been due for some regression this season. The Huskies lost their top two scorers to graduation, who combined for more than 23% of the team's total points. Instead, they've vaulted to the top-three in the national rankings and remained there … Continue reading Kasidy Anderson helping lead Northeastern from underdog to top dog