Posts by: Tom

2017-18: What Matters Most?

On October 20, 2017 By

College Hockey Update:  It’s upon us, the season of the greatest sport, and in a flash, College Hockey Update will turn on the presses.  Forget all the nonsense that try to parade themselves as important sports.  The world series?  Are you serious?  Odds are you won’t read about them here, except as a truly rare […]

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Denver 2017 NCAA Champions

On April 9, 2017 By

College Hockey Update:  In the last post I said that something would have to give in the final game, given the different styles of play each team had exhibited in the first three games of the NCAA Tournament, and I was sort of right and I was sort of wrong; something gave from each team, […]

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College Hockey Update:  Well here we go, the big one,  the University of Minnesota at Duluth and the University of Denver, two teams that collectively occupied the #1 ranking for most of the season, have each earned a shot at the NCAA Championship and will meet up in Chicago tomorrow, Saturday, April 8th, at 5:00pm […]

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Maybe A Fresh Frozen Four?

On April 5, 2017 By

College Hockey Update:  Well it’s here; one of the best, best events in sports kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, April 6th, at 3:00pm Pacific Time, in Chicago, when #3 Minnesota-Duluth faces #2 Harvard in the first Frozen Four semifinal game, followed at 6:30pm Pacific Time by #1 Denver facing #12 Notre Dame in the second semifinal […]

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College Hockey Update:  Thanks for being in the pool; with 46 participants, this is the second most we’ve ever had, two more than the 44 in 2015, but two short of last year’s 48 participants.  With a couple of upsets, one quarter of the bracket was just bombed over the weekend, but I’m sure that […]

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Notre Dame Outlasts And Ousts UMass-Lowell In Grinding Game

In a game very similar to the Duluth/Boston game a day earlier, Notre Dame and Lowell played a grinder of a game yesterday.  Notre Dame scored first on a Lowell turnover twelve minutes into the first period when a pass found Cam Morrison in the slot […]

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Duluth, Harvard To Frozen Four

On March 27, 2017 By

Minnesota-Duluth Outlasts And Ousts Boston In Battle Of The Squeakers

Saturday night’s game between two teams that each squeaked by their first round opponents was a grinder.  For the most part this game was about what wasn’t happening on the ice more so than what was.  Both teams played pretty good defense in the neutral […]

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Notre Dame Upends Minnesota

On March 26, 2017 By

College Hockey Update:  Minnesota dominated yesterday’s late game in Manchester, NH, for the first thirty minutes, out-shooting Notre Dame fourteen to nine in the first period, scoring on a Connor Reilly goal only two minutes into the game, and scoring on a Vinni Lettieri goal only a minute into the second period, to establish a 2-0 […]

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UMass-Lowell Crushes Cornell

On March 25, 2017 By

College Hockey Update:  UMass-Lowell dominated Cornell from the outset today in the opening game in the Northeast Region in Manchester, NH.  Ryan Dmowski put Lowell on the board seven minutes into the first.  In the second it was Ryan Lohin at the six minute point, and then C. J. Smith with four minutes left in […]

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College Hockey Update:  A speedy, smooth, opportunistic, and well-oiled machine called The Air Force Academy Hockey Team took it to #8 ranked Western Michigan last night, scoring early and never trailing in their NCAA opening round game in the East region in Providence, RI, last night.  This was only the second win in an NCAA […]

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