HOCKEY EAST ARCHIVES

March 24, 2012
After blowing 3-0 lead, UMass-Lowell defeats Miami in OT
Seemingly bound for a blowout win, the River Hawks coughed up a three-goal lead in the third but recovered just in time to beat Miami, 4-3, in overtime.

March 23, 2012
NCAAs give Hobey Baker nominees final chance to impress
The NCAA tournament is about to commence, giving eight of the ten nominees for this year's Hobey Baker Award a final shot at swaying the voters.

March 22, 2012
Hockey East Journal: Providence has plenty to be proud of
The 2011-12 season was a banner year for the Providence Friars, even if no banner was actually raised.

March 18, 2012
BC beats Maine, wins fifth Hockey East title in six years
Boston College defeated Maine 4-1 at TD Garden Saturday, as the Eagles captured their 11th Hockey East championship.

March 18, 2012
Freshman Gaudreau named Hockey East Tournament MVP
BC's Johnny Gaudreau scored twice against Maine in the championship and became just the fifth freshman to win the Hockey East Tournament MVP Award.

March 18, 2012
Gaudreau unstoppable, Milner magical for champion Eagles
Freshman Johnny Gaudreau's skills were on full display and goalie Parker Milner was vacuum-like in net as BC beat Maine to win the Hockey East title.

March 17, 2012
Maine overcomes setbacks to reach Hockey East final
Give up the first goal? No problem. Lose your leading scorer – the most prolific scorer in the country, no less? No problem. Not for the Maine Black Bears.

March 16, 2012
BC doubles up Providence, advances to Hockey East finals
With a 4-2 victory over Providence, the Boston College Eagles punched their ticket to the Hockey East finals.

March 16, 2012
Championship experience benefits BC in win over Friars
Boston College has been at the Garden almost too many times to count in the last 10 years. In that time, Providence hasn’t been here at all. For both teams, it showed.

March 16, 2012
O'Neill leads Maine over BU in Hockey East semis
Defenseman Will O'Neill (Salem, Mass.) had two goals and an assist, lifting the Black Bears to a 5-3 win over the Terriers.

March 15, 2012
Hockey East Journal: BC's Milner in championship form
While Parker Milner entered his junior year as the de facto No. 1 for the Eagles, it was clear early on that the job wasn’t simply his to lose.

March 10, 2012
BC squeaks by, UML stays alive in Hockey East action
After Lowell and Providence got things rolling on Thursday, the other six teams to qualify for the Hockey East Tournament got their opening-round battles underway on Friday night.

March 8, 2012
Hockey East Journal: Ex-Terrier Saponari spoils BU's finale
Vinny Saponari couldn’t do anything to salvage his new team’s playoff hopes Saturday night. Instead, he did something to alter his old team’s playoff plans.

March 6, 2012
BU's Parker won't applaud Coyle's success, NHL contract
BU defector Charlie Coyle signed an entry-level deal with the Wild recently. Jack Parker won't be calling to congratulate him any time soon.

March 1, 2012
Hockey East Journal: Kreider may join Rangers for playoffs
Junior Chris Kreider might be ready to trade the maroon and gold of Boston College for the red, white and blue of the Rangers.

March 1, 2012
Paul Kelly explains why he left College Hockey, Inc.
A recent radio interview with former College Hockey, Inc. head, Paul Kelly, is sure to cause a stir within college hockey.

February 23, 2012
Hockey East Journal: DeSmith giving UNH a fighting chance
Freshman Casey DeSmith has been a major bright spot since taking over as the No. 1 netminder in 2012 and has made the Wildcats' situation far more optimistic.

February 19, 2012
BU's Nicastro arrested for sexual assault
It’s been a strange, trying season thus far for Boston University, whose problems reach far beyond failing to capture the Beanpot Trophy for the third year running.

February 16, 2012
Hockey East Journal: UMass-Lowell's U-turn fueled by Carr
You’re not supposed to go from missing the playoffs one year, to changing coaches in the offseason, to rising all the way to first place with only three weeks left the next year. Maybe nobody explained the rules to UMass-Lowell.

February 14, 2012
Arnold's OT strike gives BC Beanpot threepeat
Boston University did a lot of things right in its quest for a 30th Beanpot title Monday night at TD Garden. Boston College did one thing more.

February 14, 2012
Beanpot photo gallery: Boston College vs. Boston University
Check out photos from NEHJ photographer Dave Arnold of BC's 3-2 overtime victory over BU in the Beanpot championship.

February 14, 2012
Beanpot photo gallery: Harvard vs. Northeastern
Check out photos from NEHJ photographer Dave Arnold of Harvard's 3-2 victory over Northeastern in the Beanpot consolation game.

February 13, 2012
BU, BC set to clash for 21st time in Beanpot championship
BU holds a 12-8 edge in Beanpot finals against BC, but the Eagles' seniors have had plenty of success against the Terriers.

February 13, 2012
Crimson win second straight Beanpot consolation game
Harvard rode a strong early attack to a 3-2 victory over Northeastern to win the Beanpot consolation game.

February 10, 2012
Hockey East Journal: Huskies conference's Jekyll and Hyde
Northeastern saw what it was capable of doing Friday night. On Monday night, the Huskies also saw what they were capable of, in a very different way.

February 7, 2012
Beanpot photo gallery: Boston College vs. Northeastern
Check out photos from NEHJ photographer Dave Arnold of BC's 7-1 victory over Northeastern in their Beanpot semifinal matchup.

February 7, 2012
Beanpot photo gallery: Boston University vs. Harvard
Check out photos from NEHJ photographer Dave Arnold from BU's 3-1 win over Harvard in the Beanpot opener.

February 7, 2012
Eagles easily handle Huskies, will meet BU in Beanpot final
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Boston College and Boston University will meet in the Beanpot final next Monday.

February 6, 2012
From NEHJ: What does the Beanpot mean?
For the coaches, the veterans and even the first-timers, winning the Beanpot Tournament means the world.

February 6, 2012
Megan leads BU over Harvard in Beanpot opener
Junior forward Wade Megan scored two goals in a little over six minutes to propel BU to a 3-1 victory over Harvard in the evening’s first Beanpot semifinal.

February 2, 2012
Hockey East Journal: Maine's Pryor gets monkey off back
After 2½ years of strife and patience, oft-injured defenseman Nick Pryor finally picked up his first collegiate goal for Maine.

January 12, 2012
Hockey East Journal: New Hampshire has primary concerns
These have been hard days in Durham, N.H. UNH is mired in its worst season in 24 years, and enters this weekend’s games sitting in seventh place, just one point ahead of eighth-place UMass and Northeastern.

January 11, 2012
From NEHJ: Hockey East embraces Fenway showcase
For two weeks in January, the most popular pond in New England will be one sitting not among a green forest but in front of the Green Monster.

January 5, 2012
Hockey East Journal: 50 days of progress for Maine
On Nov. 17, Maine was in sixth place in Hockey East. Entering this weekend’s games, the Black Bears are in fifth.

December 30, 2011
College power rankings: Time to make moves
BC hangs onto the top spot, while Merrimack and UMass-Lowell round out the top three.

December 29, 2011
Hockey East Journal: Grading the teams on their first halves
The Hockey East season kicks back into gear this weekend, with nine of the league’s 10 teams in action. But before the holiday break gives way to the frenetic second half of the season, it’s time for some midterm grades.

December 16, 2011
College power ratings: BC closes out first half in the top spot
The first half of the season is in the books and Boston College remains atop NEHJ's college power rankings.

December 15, 2011
Hockey East: Upstarts Lowell, NU are not half bad
Hockey East Journal: Not half bad

December 14, 2011
Leaman looks to lead Friars' resurgence
New coach Nate Leaman brings an impressive pedigree -- and renewed hope for a turnaround -- to Providence.

December 13, 2011
Boston University kicks Trivino off team after arrest
BU's Trivino facing charges, dismissed

December 9, 2011
College power ratings: BC climbs, Merrimack slips
College power ratings: Merrimack bumped

December 8, 2011
Hockey East Journal: League has good depth perception
Hockey East might be stronger and deeper than it has been in many years.

December 2, 2011
College power ratings: BU showing upward mobility
Terriers work their way up power rankings after strong weekend.

December 1, 2011
Hockey East Journal: New coaching eras showing promise
Three Hockey East teams started the year with new coaches. The early success of Providence under Nate Leaman has been one of the big surprises of the year.

November 17, 2011
From NEHJ: Addition of Notre Dame raises questions
When Penn State announced Sept. 17, 2010, that it would add hockey to its slate of Division 1 varsity sports, a very large stone was dropped into the relatively placid waters of the college hockey universe.

November 17, 2011
Hockey East Journal: Rivalry brings out BU's best
Boston University vs. Boston College has long been a throw-out-the-records kind of rivalry.

November 11, 2011
College power ratings: Merrimack ascends to top spot
College power ratings: Merrimack on the rise

November 10, 2011
Hockey East Journal: Lowell, UMass pull off stunners
UMass-Lowell jumped all over a Boston University team with a clear identity crisis on Saturday, taking a 7-1 victory that suddenly has the River Hawks looking like a player in the Hockey East standings this year.

November 4, 2011
College power ratings: BC tightens grip on top spot
College power ratings: BC tightens grip

November 3, 2011
Hockey East Journal: BU hasn't put best foot forward
Hockey East Journal: BU start puzzling

November 2, 2011
Hockey East, NBC Sports Network announce TV deal
Hockey East, NBC Sports in TV deal

October 28, 2011
College power ratings: Everyone still chasing Eagles
Power ratings: Eagles still setting pace

October 27, 2011
From NEHJ: NU coach Madigan a homecoming king
From the mag: Madigan back in town

October 27, 2011
Hockey East Journal: Merrimack's recipe still a tasty one
Hockey East Journal: Merrimack has recipe

October 20, 2011
Hockey East Journal: Big picture remains unfocused
It usually takes a few weeks for a clear picture of the haves and have-nots in Hockey East to emerge.

October 14, 2011
College power ratings: BC breaks the ice
College power ratings: BC back on top

October 13, 2011
Hockey East Journal: League a goaltending hotbed
As the 2011-12 season starts to unfold, it’s hard not to look around the league and think it might be more of a goaltending hotbed than ever.

October 7, 2011
College power ratings: Yale starts as No. 1
Power ratings: Yale starts out at No. 1

October 6, 2011
From NEHJ: Dennehy is Merrimack's miracle worker
Coach Mark Dennehy has Merrimack on the upswing.

October 5, 2011
It's official: Hockey East welcomes Notre Dame
Confirming a move that has been rumored for weeks, Notre Dame announced on Wednesday that it will join Hockey East starting with the 2013-14 season.

October 4, 2011
Reports: Notre Dame set to join Hockey East
Notre Dame is expected to leave the Central Collegiate Hockey Association for Hockey East in 2013-14, according to multiple news reports.

September 27, 2011
BC picked -- again -- as team to beat in Hockey East
BC tabbed team to beat in Hockey East

September 12, 2011
From NEHJ: Five college newcomers to watch
From the mag: Five to keep tabs on

August 26, 2011
Hockey East doubleheader at Fenway Park Jan. 7
Hockey East games slated for Fenway

July 26, 2011
Changes at NU: Madigan coming, Oleksiak going
Northeastern alumnus and three-time Beanpot champion Jim Madigan has been named Northeastern men’s ice hockey head coach.

July 11, 2011
Exter joins Ohio State coaching staff
Exter joins Ohio State coaching staff

July 11, 2011
Bertagna's contract extended by Hockey East
Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna (Arlington, Mass.) has been given a contract extension through the 2013-14 season.

July 2, 2011
Dennehy signs extension to stay at Merrimack
Dennehy, Merrimack agree on extension

June 13, 2011
Power and athleticism have Oleksiak's stock rising
NU standout Oleksiak may be option for B's

June 6, 2011
Report: Notre Dame looking at move to Hockey East
Report: Notre Dame could join Hockey East

June 3, 2011
BU's Clendening turning heads at combine
BU standout checks in from combine

May 24, 2011
New Hampshire's Kessel forgoing senior season
UNH defenseman Blake Kessel turning pro

May 10, 2011
From NEHJ: Hockey East dismount wasn't graceful
From the mag: Sudden deaths in Hockey East

May 3, 2011
Northeastern to honor longtime SID Jack Grinold
Northeastern to honor Jack Grinold

May 1, 2011
Kreider, U.S. men open with win at Worlds
Kreider scores as U.S. men win opener

April 15, 2011
NU's Brodie Reid leaves after freshman year
Brodie Reid leaves NU after first year

April 11, 2011
Kreider, Dumoulin will return to BC
Kreider, Dumoulin returning to BC

April 10, 2011
From NEHJ: Merrimack's run to final bodes well for future
From the mag: Merrimack builds for future

April 9, 2011
BC's Dyroff wins Hockey Humanitarian Award
BC's Dyroff wins Humanitarian Award

April 6, 2011
NU's Cronin added to U.S. National Team staff
NU coach Cronin tabbed for U.S. team

April 3, 2011
From NEHJ: Region gets frozen out of Frozen Four
From the mag: Region's teams frozen out

March 31, 2011
From NEHJ: O brother, where art thou?
From the mag: Sibling rivalries abound

March 30, 2011
Atkinson named a Hobey Hat Trick finalist
BC's Atkinson a Hobey Baker finalist

March 30, 2011
Jimmy Hayes of BC signs with Blackhawks
BC's Jimmy Hayes jumping to pros

March 30, 2011
UNH's Thompson named N.E. Player of the Year
UNH forward Paul Thompson named best in N.E.

March 29, 2011
Pearl, York among eight finalists for Penrose Award
Paul Pearl, Jerry York among finalists

March 27, 2011
BC's Atkinson signs contract with Blue Jackets
BC's Atkinson will forego senior season

March 27, 2011
UNH can't get past Notre Dame in regional final
UNH falls to Notre Dame in regional final

March 26, 2011
New Hampshire shocks Miami in Northeast Regional

March 14, 2011
Playoff roundup: Northeastern downs BU, heads to Garden
Northeastern tops BU to reach semifinals

March 13, 2011
Playoff roundup: Merrimack, BC, UNH head to semifinals
Merrimack headed to Hockey East semis

March 11, 2011
Army steps down at Providence after six years
Army, Providence part ways after six years

March 11, 2011
MacDonald out at UMass-Lowell after 10 years
Blaise MacDonald is out at UMass-Lowell

March 11, 2011
Playoff roundup: BU evens series with Northeastern
Playoff roundup: BU forces Game 3

March 10, 2011
Hockey East Journal: Belichick's words inspire BC
Hockey East Journal: Belichick's wisdom

March 5, 2011
BC tops UNH to win Hockey East title
BC tops UNH, wins Hockey East title

March 3, 2011
Two from BC among 10 Kazmaier finalists
Top 10 finalists for Kazmaier announced

February 14, 2011
BC dashes NU's Beanpot dreams in OT
Beanpot: BC tops NU in overtime thriller

February 14, 2011
Harvard shocks BU in Beanpot consolation
Harvard shocks BU in Beanpot consolation

February 10, 2011
Hockey East Journal: Merrimack coach masters his mentor
Hockey East Journal: Merrimack's moment

February 7, 2011
BC edges BU on OT power-play goal
Beanpot: Cross, BC edge BU in OT

February 7, 2011
Has the Beanpot lost its luster?
NEHJ: Has the Beanpot lost its luster?

February 7, 2011
Northeastern continues Beanpot spell on Harvard
Northeastern continues Beanpot spell on Harvard

February 3, 2011
Hockey East Journal: Make-or-break time for freshmen
Hockey East Journal: Freshmen crunch time

January 27, 2011
Hockey East Journal: Jockeying for playoff position
Hockey East Journal: Jockeying for position

January 13, 2011
Hockey East Journal: Merrimack builds ice advantage
Hockey East Journal: Merrimack's new home

January 7, 2011
Hockey East Journal: New Year's resolutions
Hockey East Journal: New Year's resolutions

October 1, 2010
Grin and Bear it: Maine is back
A once-proud Maine program is ready to challenge for the top spot again in Hockey East.

April 1, 2010
Finalists for Penrose Award announced
Jerry York of BC, Dick Umile of UNH, Mark Dennehy of Merrimack and C.J. Marottolo of Sacred Heart are among the 10 finalists for the Spencer Penrose Award.

February 1, 2010
Chiasson is the hero for BU
Alex Chiasson's goal late in regulation lifts BU past Northeastern