Luke Regner graduated from the University of Wisconsin two years ago with a degree in marketing and risk management, but the worlds of business and insurance can wait.
The last time college hockey lost a Division I men’s program was in 2008 when Wayne State — the one in Michigan, not the one in Nebraska — folded after nine seasons.
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s two Alaska-based teams will play hockey this season, the league confirmed on Saturday, ending speculation about the sport’s immediate future at those universities and ensuring that WCHA teams will be able to play full schedules.
John Harrington always enjoys going back to the rink in Lake Placid, New York, the site of the “Miracle on Ice,” which he was part of during the 1980 Winter Olympics.
MANKATO — Rebekah Kolstad had a good relationship with women’s hockey coach Brian Idalski in her two seasons playing hockey for him at the University of North Dakota.
Matt Schmidt recalls his first job as a college athletic trainer and having to deal with a baseball team that had seven players miss time with pulled hamstrings in the same season.
Minnesota State and six other universities are moving forward “expeditiously” toward a new men’s college hockey conference, the consultant working with the schools said on Monday.
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association in its current incarnation is a collection of left-behind programs cobbled together when college hockey’s Great Schism began to take place in 2011.
If July 11, 2011 was the end of the WCHA as we knew it (that was when the formation of the NCHC was first announced), June 28, 2019 might mark the beginning of the end of the WCHA altogether.
A little more than a year ago, college hockey’s two Alaska schools both hired new coaches, a process that took considerable time amid reports that the programs were unable to come to terms with some of their top candidates.
David Backes turned 35 on May 1. The Boston Bruins were down two games to one to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals, and the veteran had been a healthy scratch for all three of those playoff games.
MANKATO — A home schedule front-loaded with intriguing matchups, another tough nonconference slate and a new Saturday-night start time are the highlights of the Minnesota State men’s hockey team’s 2019-20 schedule, which was released on Wednesday.
When six college hockey programs fled the WCHA for the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference in 2013, among the things they vowed to improve on in their new league was the quality of officiating.
When the 2019-20 college hockey season starts up next fall, it seems like there will be one obvious motto for the Minnesota State men:
As the final seconds ticked away on Sunday afternoon, Providence College’s partisan crowd at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center began chanting.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The conventional wisdom was that Saturday’s NCAA East Regional between two defensive-minded hockey teams would be a race to three goals.
The No. 3 Mavericks (32-7-2) are in the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row and are the top seed in the East Regional where they will take on the No. 14 Friars (22-11-6), who are making their sixth consecutive national-tournament appearance. The other game pits No. 6 Northeastern (2…
The Minnesota State men’s hockey team won its 30th and 31st games of the season during the semifinals of the WCHA playoffs, sweeping Lake Superior State to tie, then pass the program record.
Minnesota State is the top seed at Providence, Rhode Island, and will take on fourth-seeded Providence at noon Saturday to open the East Regional at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The game is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN News. Here’s a look at how the teams match up:
Mike Hastings had a message for any of the 5,327 people at the Verizon Center who might have left early on Saturday night.
MANKATO — One of the celebrities at Sunday’s NCAA Selection Show party for the Minnesota State men’s hockey team at Pub 500 was 11-year-old Collin Pierskalla.
The No. 2 Mavericks (31-7-2) are in the WCHA tournament championship game for the first time since 2016 and will play the No. 13 Falcons (25-9-5) for the Jeff Sauer Trophy. Minnesota State won the WCHA playoff title in 2014 and 2015. Bowling Green’s last postseason title came in the 1988 CCH…
The tradition in Mannheim, Germany, come playoff time was for hockey players to bleach their hair and hope the golden locks might provide a little extra luck — or at least some team chemistry — as they pursued a championship.
MANKATO — Come 7:07 p.m. Saturday night, both Minnesota State and Bowling Green should be well rested when they square off for the WCHA playoff championship at the Verizon Center.
MANKATO — Nursing a one-goal lead, the Minnesota State men’s hockey team overcame quite a bit of third-period adversity on Friday night — some of its own making — to take a one-game lead over Lake Superior State in a best-of-three WCHA playoff semifinal series.
The No. 2 Mavericks (29-7-2) are once again in the WCHA semifinals but will be playing the No. 20 Lakers (23-11-2) this year instead of Michigan Tech, the team that knocked them out in this round the last two years. "We're always trying to get better," coach Mike Hastings said, "and go as de…
The Minnesota State men’s hockey team did what was expected and swept Alabama Huntsville in the first round of the WCHA playoffs over the weekend.
MANKATO — Marc Michaelis has been working on his one-timer over the last few weeks, trying to tee off on teammates’ passes, rather than catch them first, and blast pucks behind goaltenders.
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