Game Day Skate: After 81 wins, Jim Scanlan says it’s all about the players

Bemidji State's upset win over then-No. 1 Wisconsin last weekend could not have been more typical of the Beavers: a low-scoring game, quality goaltending, and a mass of dogged BSU defenders clogging up lanes in front of the net, all of which frustrated a normally potent, top-ranked team. But the victory was also notable, and … Continue reading Game Day Skate: After 81 wins, Jim Scanlan says it’s all about the players

Game Day Skate: Minnesota celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day

With National Girls and Women in Sports Day fast approaching on Feb. 6, Gopher Athletics has a weekend of celebration planned for six women's sports events, including women's hockey games. For this weekend, Feb. 2-3, fans can buy a ticket package that includes admission to Saturday's women's gymnastics meet, Sunday's women's basketball game, Saturday's and … Continue reading Game Day Skate: Minnesota celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Game Day Skate: Wisconsin visits Minnesota for a top-2 battle

Games of the Week: Wisconsin at Minnesota After dropping a game to Ohio State last weekend, Wisconsin continues its road stretch and takes its No. 1 ranking to Minneapolis for two huge games against the Gophers. In the WCHA standings, Minnesota has surpassed the Badgers by four points, but Wisconsin has two games in hand, … Continue reading Game Day Skate: Wisconsin visits Minnesota for a top-2 battle

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

Game Day Skate: Behind Abigail Levy, Minnesota State off to its best start in 14 years

When Abigail Levy was nine years old and watching her brother skate in a game, she decided she wanted to try it, too. She thought she might become the first girl to play hockey. "I was like, 'Hey Dad, I want to play this sport,' and I'd never seen a girl play it, so I … Continue reading Game Day Skate: Behind Abigail Levy, Minnesota State off to its best start in 14 years

Game Day Skate: Windjammer and Nutmeg Classics; Boston College at Northeastern

2018 Windjammer Classic This year's edition of the Windjammer Classic brings Minnesota, St. Lawrence, and Syracuse to Vermont's Gutterson Fieldhouse. At 4 p.m. E.T. on Friday afternoon, Minnesota will take on St. Lawrence, and at 7 p.m., the host Catamounts face off against Syracuse. As the No. 2-ranked team in the country, Minnesota is the … Continue reading Game Day Skate: Windjammer and Nutmeg Classics; Boston College at Northeastern