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

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

Balance and resilience the keys to Princeton’s 18-game run

For 18 straight games, the Princeton women's hockey team has answered the bell. When the Tigers have needed a goal, they've gotten one. When they've needed a big defensive stand or a sparkling save, they've gotten those, too. Their power play is clicking. Their goaltending has been outstanding. Their rookies have jumped into the line-up … Continue reading Balance and resilience the keys to Princeton’s 18-game run

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