College Hockey Update: The University of North Dakota completed a powerful run through the 2016 NCAA Hockey Tournament last night with a suffocating 5-1 win over Quinnipiac. North Dakota had solid victories over the field’s mid-ranked teams and nothing changed when they met #1 ranked Quinnipiac. North Dakota started out the tournament with a 6-2 […]
College Hockey Update: North Dakota outlasted Denver in a gritty, initially defensively-dominated, see-saw battle in the second game of the Frozen Four semi-finals last night in Tampa, Florida. The first period was really an odd duck of a hockey game, with only four shots on goal taken by each team.
But in the second, North […]
College Hockey Update: Quinnipiac prevailed in a close-quartered battle over Boston College in the first semifinal game of the Frozen Four today in Tampa, Florida. From the get-go, Quinnipiac applied pressure to BC every second BC handled a puck, particularly when BC picked up a puck in their own zone. Quinnipiac defended, covered, and blocked passes, […]Continue Reading →
College Hockey Update: One of the very best events in all of sports kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, April 7th, at 2PM Pacific Time, in Tampa, when #6 Boston College faces #1 Quinnipiac in the first semifinal game of the Frozen Four, followed at 5:30pm Pacific Time, by #3 North Dakota facing #7 Denver in the second semifinal […]Continue Reading →
College Hockey Update: Thanks for being in our pool. Wow — 48 — quite a crowd.
A couple of upsets over the weekend might have stymied the performance of your picks, or bracket. But I know that any disappointment you may have will be heavily outweighed by your joy from watching the tournament, and by […]Continue Reading →
College Hockey Update: Quinnipiac handled UMass-Lowell Sunday in Albany, NY, after a first period in which UMass-Lowell had controlled the pace of the game for most of the period. Lowell’s Dylan Zink put his team up 1-0 on a power play goal about three minutes into the game, although Quinnipiac came around late in the […]Continue Reading →
College Hockey Update: In Saturday’s game in Worcester, MA., Boston College played in control for almost all of the game.
Teddy Doherty put BC up 1-0 with six minutes remaining in the first period, and that’s how the first ended. And it was Teddy Doherty who scored again, three minutes into the second period, to […]Continue Reading →
College Hockey Update: In Cincinnati today, North Dakota proved to once again be too much on the ice for an opposing team to handle, as they closed out the game on cruise control, headed straight for Tampa, Florida, and the Frozen Four. In a blistering first period that saw North Dakota put 24 shots on […]Continue Reading →
College Hockey Update: In today’s early game in St. Paul, MN., Ferris State scored early in the first period, kept up a steady offensive charge, and delivered a tenacious and sticky defense that stymied St. Cloud for most of the game.
Mitch Maloney made it 1-0 for Ferris State only three minutes into the first […]Continue Reading →
College Hockey Update: Minnesota-Duluth outlasted Providence in opening round action of the early game in Worcester, MA. on Friday. A sluggish first period in which Duluth outshot Providence 8-4 was followed by a faster-paced second in which Duluth had a 13-11 shot advantage. A major penalty for contact to the head gave Duluth a five […]Continue Reading →
Past Pool WinnersYear Winner
2016 Jim Esposito
2015 Ken Klein
2014 Erin Toohey
2013 Nick Cruz
2012 Richard Sell
2011 Michael Bettendorf
2010 Jim Slaughter
2009 Seann Sweeney
2008 Mike Shymanski
2007 Seann Sweeney
2006 Ted Bremer
2005 Ph-Uyen Nguyen
2004 Gurney Sloan
2003 Chuck Speare
2002 Charles Wienbar
2001 Jim Slaughter
2000 Ellen Comley
College Hockey Update is Dedicated to the Memory of our Friend Frank MattsonWe sadly lost one of our most enthusiastic readers, Frank Mattson, on December 7, 2009. Frank was born on June 24, 1954 in Iron River, Michigan, on the Upper Peninsula, and he grew up in Fremont, Ohio. He was an ardent fan of his Alma Mater, Miami University of Ohio, and its RedHawk Hockey team. He would frequently email comments back, in the old days before this blog. Frank was a loving husband, and loving father to his three children, and most recently had been the CEO of Penguin Computing in San Francisco. We all miss you Frank!