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

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