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

With confidence and creativity, Minnesota Duluth’s Gabbie Hughes is a “rare breed” of player

If you're watching Minnesota Duluth play, it won't be very long until you notice Gabbie Hughes on the ice. It might be when she muscles her way through a double team to keep possession of the puck. It might be when she rushes end to end, slicing through three defenders and beating the goalie to … Continue reading With confidence and creativity, Minnesota Duluth’s Gabbie Hughes is a “rare breed” of player

Striving for perfection: Kristen Campbell’s winding road to a national championship

There's a saying that if you were to lay a two-by-four piece of lumber from the roof of one skyscraper to another, and tried to walk across it, you'd fall as soon as you looked down and saw the distance to the ground below you. But if you kept your eyes forward and looked straight … Continue reading Striving for perfection: Kristen Campbell’s winding road to a national championship

“We weren’t afraid to lose”: Wisconsin brings home its first national championship in eight years

There's been a lot of heartbreak for Wisconsin over the last eight seasons. A lot of missed opportunities and seasons ended just short of the finish line. They'd won regular season championships, WCHA postseason championships, held the top spot in the national rankings, but hadn't brought a national championship home since 2011. They lost to … Continue reading “We weren’t afraid to lose”: Wisconsin brings home its first national championship in eight years

Frozen Four Notebook: Wisconsin and Minnesota head to the national title game

Wisconsin will take on Minnesota for the national championship game this afternoon, and these teams aren't strangers to playing each other. This will be their sixth meeting of the 2018-19 season; Wisconsin took the last one, a 3-1 win in the WCHA championship game. This is the first Border Battle for the national championship game … Continue reading Frozen Four Notebook: Wisconsin and Minnesota head to the national title game

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

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