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Rankings roundup: How the top 20 NCAA hockey teams fared, Feb. 21-22

Rankings roundup: How the top 20 NCAA hockey teams fared, Feb. 21-22

Here is a rundown of how the top 20 teams in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll of Feb. 17 fared in games over the Feb. 21-22 weekend (photo: Shelley M. Szwast).
SATURDAY ROUNDUP: Penn State’s late rally lift No. 11 Penn State to 3-2 victory over No. 18, extends lead atop Big Ten hockey standings

SATURDAY ROUNDUP: Penn State’s late rally lifts No. 11 Nittany Lions to 3-2 victory over No. 18 Minnesota, extends lead atop Big Ten hockey...

Penn State's Kevin Wall celebrates his third-period goal that capped off a comeback from 2-0 down, giving the Nittany Lions a 3-2 win over Minnesota and a four-point lead first first in the Big Ten (Photo: Craig Houtz/Penn State Athletics)
GOTW: Two late goals helps No. 14 UMass Lowell rally past sister-school rival No. 8 UMass, 3-2, in key Hockey East positional game

GOTW: Two late goals helps No. 14 UMass Lowell rally past sister-school rival No. 8 UMass, 3-2, in key Hockey East positional game

In a game that in no way was easy, Carl Berglund celebrates with UMass Lowell fans after tying the game in the third period. The River Hawks scored twice in the third to rally from a goal down for a 3-2 win over sister-school rival UMass (Photo: Rich Gagnon)
USCHO GAME OF THE WEEK: As battle of UMass schools looms, Meehan relishes in each team’s success, sees hockey, athletics as ‘front porch of any university’

USCHO GAME OF THE WEEK: As battle of UMass schools looms, Meehan relishes in each team’s success, sees hockey, athletics as ‘front porch of...

In the summer of 2007, when Marty Meehan put aside his 14-year career as a United States congressman to return to his alma mater, UMass Lowell, as its chancellor, there were a number of uphill battles he faced (photo: Rich Gagnon).
Bracketology: Which bubble teams have a shot at playing for an NCAA hockey national championship?

Bracketology: Which bubble teams have a shot at playing for an NCAA hockey national championship?

The topsy-turvy world of college hockey is seeing the bubble change rapidly from week to week. There are so many games and results that are affecting what is happening at the moment (photo: Craig Houtz/Penn State Athletics).
This Week in NCHC Hockey: Defending national champ Minnesota Duluth back on track, ‘finding ways to win’

This Week in NCHC Hockey: Defending national champ Minnesota Duluth back on track, ‘finding ways to win’

It says something about how good Minnesota Duluth has been over the last three years that despite only having nine losses, there was a sense among some followers of the game that Duluth was struggling a bit this season (photo: Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota).
No. 8 UMass home-and-home vs. No. 14 UMass Lowell preview with Minutemen head coach Greg Carvel: Game of the Week college hockey podcast Season 2 Episode 20

No. 8 UMass home-and-home vs. No. 14 UMass Lowell preview with Minutemen head coach Greg Carvel: Game of the Week college hockey podcast Season...

With both Massachusetts state schools having successful seasons at the same time, the battles between No. 8 UMass and No. 14 UMass Lowell are becoming quite a rivalry. Minutemen head coach Greg Carvel joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger for a preview. We also look at other big contests in all six conferences, as well as No. 9 Arizona State at Wisconsin.

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This Week in NCHC Hockey: Defending national champ Minnesota Duluth back on track, ‘finding ways to win’

This Week in NCHC Hockey: Defending national champ Minnesota Duluth back on track, ‘finding ways to win’

It says something about how good Minnesota Duluth has been over the last three years that despite only having nine losses, there was a sense among some followers of the game that Duluth was struggling a bit this season (photo: Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota).
This Week in Big Ten Hockey: Michigan, Minnesota battling for top spot, home ice for conference playoffs

This Week in Big Ten Hockey: Michigan, Minnesota battling for top spot, home ice for conference playoffs

The two hottest teams in the Big Ten are the only two teams in control of their own destinies – and their respective coaches couldn’t sound more different with two weeks left in the regular season (photo: Michigan Athletics).
This Week in Hockey East: Incoming commissioner Metcalf ‘respected by all,’ comes in with ‘a proven national reputation’

This Week in Hockey East: Incoming commissioner Metcalf ‘respected by all,’ comes in with ‘a proven national reputation’

For months now, Hockey East, along with an executive search firm, have looked high and low for its next commissioner, someone who will replace 23-year Hockey East veteran Joe Bertagna (photo: New Hampshire Athletics).
This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Pushed by solid leadership group, Niagara making late-season run

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Pushed by solid leadership group, Niagara making late-season run

Like a lot of teams, it's been an up-and-down season at Niagara (photo: Omar Phillips).
This Week in WCHA Hockey: Alaska Anchorage has playoff fate in own hands as Seawolves prep for Bemidji State

This Week in WCHA Hockey: Alaska Anchorage has playoff fate in own hands as Seawolves prep for Bemidji State

To say that Alaska Anchorage has seen it all would be understatement of nearly epic proportions (photo: Alaska Anchorage Athletics).
This Week in ECAC Hockey: Battling season-long struggles, St. Lawrence looking forward to playing in renovated Appleton Arena

This Week in ECAC Hockey: Battling season-long struggles, St. Lawrence stoked to play in renovated Appleton Arena

It’s been a rough year for St. Lawrence, but the recently completed renovations at Appleton Arena are a bright spot as the Saints enter the stretch run of the season (photo: C A Hill Photo).
This Week in NCHC Hockey: Since getting healthy, Western Michigan has ‘a chance to win against anybody’

This Week in NCHC Hockey: Since getting healthy, Western Michigan has ‘a chance to win against anybody’

Starting in mid-November, Western Michigan went through a difficult stretch where the Broncos won one game in nine outings from the end of the first half through the start of the second half, going 1-6-2-1 (photo: Bradley K. Olson).
This Week in Hockey East: Coming off third straight Beanpot title, Northeastern aiming to rise in standings, get better playoff position

This Week in Hockey East: Coming off third straight Beanpot title, Northeastern aiming to rise in standings, get better playoff position

If the season ended today, and games in hand were ignored, Northeastern would miss the Hockey East playoffs after finishing in ninth place. The Huskies, however, would qualify for the NCAA tournament as an at-large team based on being 12th in the PairWise (photo: Rich Gagnon).
This Week in Big Ten Hockey: Playing with confidence since 2020 started, Michigan putting itself into conference contention

This Week in Big Ten Hockey: Playing with confidence since 2020 started, Michigan putting itself into conference contention

Owners of a 6-1-1 record since the calendar flipped to the new decade, Michigan seems to be getting hot at the right time (photo: Michigan Athletics).
This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Bentley finding ‘guys are playing for each other,’ ‘now we’re coming together at the right time’

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Bentley finding ‘guys are playing for each other,’ ‘now we’re coming together at the right time’

Last Friday night’s game felt like a dream come true for Bentley senior Jonathan Desbiens (photo: Presto Sports/Bentley Athletics).
This Week in ECAC Hockey: After slow start to season, Brown back on track with points in four of last five games

This Week in ECAC Hockey: After sluggish start to season, Brown back on track with points in four of last five games

After 10 losses in a row, Brown’s season was circling the drain. It was mid-January and they desperately needed to string some wins together to rekindle their confidence and stop their freefall in the ECAC standings. And that’s just what they did (photo: Shelley M. Szwast).
This Week in WCHA Hockey: Humitz, Calder helping fuel Lake Superior State’s playoff push

This Week in WCHA Hockey: Humitz, Calder helping fuel Lake Superior State’s playoff push

When the month of October ended, Lake Superior State was 2-6-0, having lost consecutive games to Denver, Michigan and Notre Dame. The Lakers followed that up with a sweep of Ferris State to open November only to drop 11 of their next 14 games and find themselves on the outside looking in as 2019 ended (photo: LSSU Athletics).

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