WCHA Pushing To Team With Big Ten, NCHC For Conference TournamentsIf you watched the Big Ten or WCHA conference hockey tournaments this weekend, you undoubtedly noticed a common theme. Lots and lots of empty seats.
Field Set For 2016 WCHA Women's PlayoffsThe 2016 WCHA women's playoffs get under way this weekend with four first-round series. Top-seeded Wisconsin hosts Minnesota State, Mankato; Ohio State is at second seed Minnesota; Minnesota Duluth travels to third seed Bemidji State; and St. Cloud State plays at fourth seed North Dakota.
Richfield Junior Hockey Team Attracts Players With College AmbitionsThe Tier II Junior League team is the first in the Twin Cities since the St. Paul Vulcans, and all their players have ambition to hit the rink in college -- hopefully with a scholarship at their backs.
Bemidji State, North Dakota End Hard Fought Match In 4-4 TieNew North Dakota hockey coach Brad Berry still hasn't lost a game, but he's only won one of three after Friday's 4-4 tie with Bemidji State.
Rowdy Fans Vs. Noise Famine At NCAA Hockey Regional SitesThe NCAA wants to take home-ice advantage away from its regional hockey tournaments. Yet, the effort to secure neutral sites reveals an imbalance between an electrifying atmosphere and hundreds of empty seats. The West Regional in Fargo was a mini-home game for the University of North Dakota on Friday.
North Dakota To Face St. Cloud State For Shot At Frozen FourDrake Caggiula and Luke Johnson scored short-handed goals and North Dakota enjoyed a home-state crowd in a 4-1 victory over Quinnipiac on Friday night in the West Regional semifinals of the NCAA hockey tournament. North Dakota (28-9-3) advances to play St. Cloud State for a berth in the Frozen Four, one week after the Huskies beat UND in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference tournament. UND also lost the third-place game in the league tourney.
Can Attendance Issues At College Hockey Tournaments Be Fixed?College hockey held its men's conference tournaments this weekend, and if you watched any of the games with Minnesota teams in them, you noticed a common theme -- empty seats.
WCHA, NCHC Tournaments On Tap For Twin CitiesCollege hockey conference tournaments are converging on the Twin Cities this weekend. Regular season champion Minnesota State will take the ice at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul in pursuit of its second straight Broadmoor Trophy for the WCHA playoff title.
MSU-Mankato Ranked No. 1 In 2 Hockey PollsMinnesota State's hockey team is ranked No. 1 in two national polls after a weekend sweep of Lake Superior State.
MSU Mankato Cancels Hockey Game Due To FluAn early start to the flu season has claimed its latest victim: collegiate hockey. Minnesota State University-Mankato cancelled its Saturday home game against Princeton because several players are out with the flu. The game will be recorded as "no contest" and not a forfeit because it was cancelled due to illness.
North Dakota St Edges Minnesota-Crookston 64-63Kory Brown sank the winning free throw with 2 seconds remaining to lift North Dakota State to a 64-63 win over Minnesota-Crookston on Tuesday night. Leading by double digits, North Dakota State (3-2) saw its advantage vanish in the final minutes of the game as Minnesota-Crookston closed the gap on a 10-0 run to tie it at 63-all on a 3-pointer by John Huges with 24 second left.
St. Cloud State Beats North Dakota 3-1Jonny Brodzinski scored twice in the third period to lead St. Cloud State to a 3-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over North Dakota on Friday. Brodzinski broke a 1-1 tie at 1:38 of the third period and added an insurance goal on the power play at 9:43, as the Huskies (5-5-1, 2-2-1 NCHC) handed UND its first road loss of the season. The Huskies outshot UND 34-27.