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

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