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.
Minnesota State, Hastings Agree On New ContractMinnesota State and hockey coach Mike Hastings have reached agreement on a new contract. The school made the announcement Monday. Terms were not disclosed.
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.
Minnesota State Regains Top Spot In National Hockey PollsThe Minnesota State men's hockey team has returned to the top spot in the national polls.
WCHA Women's Coaches Pick Gophers To Win TitleMinnesota is the preseason pick by WCHA women's coaches to win the conference this season. The WCHA announced the preseason poll Tuesday. The Gophers, who were beaten by Clarkson in the NCAA championship game last season, are the reigning WCHA regular season and playoff champions.
2 Hockey Tournaments Bring In Money For Twin Cities While so many are focused on their basketball brackets, it's college hockey fans filling both downtown areas Saturday. St. Paul is hosting the Big Ten Conference tournament at the Xcel Energy Center, while Minneapolis has the National Collegiate Hockey Conference tournament at Target Center. Forget March Madness, for these fans it's all about the ice.
St. Cloud State F LeBlanc Wins Hobey Baker Award, Signs To BlackhawksIn a matter of hours, forward Drew LeBlanc of St. Cloud State won the Hobey Baker Award - given to the nation's top college hockey player - and signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Wisconsin Beats CC 3-2 In WCHA Championship GameWisconsin left the WCHA with quite a souvenir. Now the Badgers need four more wins to get a bigger prize that seemed so improbable last month.
Unnamed All-Minnesota Tournament Starts Next YearThe Minnesota schools playing NCAA Division I men's hockey will be split among three conferences next season. They'll still try to make intra-state games an annual January event.
WCHA Tourney Bittersweet For MN-ND FansThe Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five tournament is underway in St. Paul and thousands of fans at the Xcel Energy Center came to see some teams that will be leaving the conference next year.
Wisconsin Beats Minnesota State In WCHA Final FiveWhen they started the season 1-7-2, hopes for competing in postseason tournaments seemed faint for the Wisconsin Badgers.
St. Cloud St. Ousts Alaska-Anchorage In WCHADrew LeBlanc had a goal and two assists and Ben Hanowski added a goal and an assist as St. Cloud State beat Alaska-Anchorage 5-1 Saturday to sweep their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.
Minnesota Clinches Series With Bemidji St.Ben Marshall's goal late in the third period gave Minnesota a 4-1 win over Bemidji State on Saturday and a berth in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five.
Wisconsin Beats Minn. Duluth For SweepWisconsin clinched a berth in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five with a 4-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday.