Game Day Skate: Getting to Know Makenna Newkirk and Boston College

When you watch Boston College play, you'll probably get a glimpse of Caitrin Lonergan dancing around a defender with a toe drag, or Daryl Watts bursting away on a shorthanded break, or any one of their three Olympic defenders making a seamless pass in transition. It's a roster oozing with talent, line after line, and … Continue reading Game Day Skate: Getting to Know Makenna Newkirk and Boston College

Game Day Skate: Clarkson vs. St. Lawrence; Ohio State at Minnesota

Games of the Week: Clarkson vs. St. Lawrence The defending national champions take on their North Country rivals in a home-and-home series to open ECAC play. Adding some fuel to the fire: Clarkson will raise their national championship banner with the Saints standing on the blue line before Saturday night's game. The Golden Knights have … Continue reading Game Day Skate: Clarkson vs. St. Lawrence; Ohio State at Minnesota

Game Day Skate: Colgate at Northeastern, Minnesota Duluth at Wisconsin

Games of the Week: Colgate at Northeastern I know Wisconsin-UMD is a top-4 match-up, but this is the most intriguing series of the weekend to me. Colgate is coming off of a split with Ohio State on the road; this will be another tough non-conference road series for the Raiders, though I don't think the … Continue reading Game Day Skate: Colgate at Northeastern, Minnesota Duluth at Wisconsin

Game Day Skate: UMD Welcomes Minnesota for a Top-5 Match-Up

It took Minnesota Duluth just two games to make a mess of the NCAA women's hockey preseason rankings. Entering the season, the Bulldogs were ranked No. 9 in both major polls, with No. 4 Boston College coming to town. By the end of the first weekend, UMD had skated to a 4-2 win on Friday … Continue reading Game Day Skate: UMD Welcomes Minnesota for a Top-5 Match-Up

2018-19 NCAA Women’s Hockey Preseason Rankings

Rankings Explained I see Wisconsin, Clarkson, and Boston College all within the top tier, with Minnesota just a notch below. Those four teams are who I see truly competing for the national championship. I'd also put Cornell, Ohio State, and Colgate all grouped together right now; Cornell probably has the most stability, with Ohio State … Continue reading 2018-19 NCAA Women’s Hockey Preseason Rankings