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This Week in Big Ten Hockey: Wisconsin eyeing national tournament as Badgers ‘deserve what we’ve done so far’

With the addition of guest Arizona State, B1G Hockey has at least a one-team measurement for nonconference play, but it’s still nearly impossible to gauge where a team really stands in the national picture. Because of that uncertainty, this admission from Wisconsin coach Tony Granato is no surprise. “I kind of peek at the rankings,” said Granato. “Everybody does.”

This Week in WCHA Hockey: Bemidji State getting games in as ‘it’s important to play right now,’ says Serratore

Despite how strange their schedule has been this season, you won’t catch anyone from Bemidji State complaining about their scheduling woes.

Denver-Colorado College series set for Jan. 29-30 postponed due to COVID-19 protocol at CC

Due to a combination of positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Colorado College hockey program, the Denver-Colorado College series scheduled for this weekend, Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs has been postponed.

New Hampshire, SNHU Arena withdraw from hosting 2021 Northeast Regional championship

The University of New Hampshire Department of Athletics and SNHU Arena in Manchester, N.H., announced Tuesday that COVID-19 safety concerns have prompted them to withdraw as hosts of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Northeast Regional.

Notre Dame’s Compton Family Ice Arena hosting 2021 Big Ten hockey postseason tournament March 18-20

The 2021 Big Ten Hockey tournament will be held March 18-20 at Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind.

Hockey East unveils men’s, women’s conference schedules for Jan. 26-31

Hockey East announced Tuesday the men's and women's schedules for Jan. 26-31.

Atlantic Hockey announces reworked 2020-21 schedule up to conference tournament play

Following extended absences from a handful of member institutions, Atlantic Hockey announced Tuesday that conference officials spent the last few days reworking the remaining schedule.

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This Week in Big Ten Hockey: Wisconsin eyeing national tournament as Badgers ‘deserve what we’ve done so far’

With the addition of guest Arizona State, B1G Hockey has at least a one-team measurement for nonconference play, but it’s still nearly impossible to gauge where a team really stands in the national picture. Because of that uncertainty, this admission from Wisconsin coach Tony Granato is no surprise. “I kind of peek at the rankings,” said Granato. “Everybody does.”

This Week in WCHA Hockey: Bemidji State getting games in as ‘it’s important to play right now,’ says Serratore

Despite how strange their schedule has been this season, you won’t catch anyone from Bemidji State complaining about their scheduling woes.

This Week in NCHC Hockey: After nearly a year away, Fighting Hawks ‘grateful to be back’ at Ralph Engelstad Arena

The venue seats 11,634 fans, and it's known widely among college hockey circles as one of the toughest places for a visiting team to play. A year ago, North Dakota was atop college hockey and one of the favorites to succeed in the postseason tournament. The Fighting Hawks were readying to host an NCHC first-round series when the college hockey season was abruptly ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This weekend will mark North Dakota's first home series this season at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

This Week in WCHA Hockey: Ferris State staying upbeat, working to grow through difficult 2020-21 season

It is tough to remain competitive through all of the adversity the 2020-21 season has thrown at teams. Yet, Bob Daniels’ Ferris State squad is trying to do just that. The Bulldogs are 1-8-0 on the season after earning a win on Saturday over Trine. Right now, his team’s record is the least of what Daniels is trying to focus on.

This Week in Hockey East: Rapidly-improving Connecticut team making waves with added experience, talent

Building and continuously rebuilding a college sports program is easily the greatest challenge that every coaching staff faces. Success, particularly in college hockey, often leads to NHL teams taking notice and players being snatched prior to the conclusion of their four-year college career, often leaving significant holes in a lineup. Three years ago, Connecticut coach Mike Cavanaugh faced exactly that.

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: RIT enduring ’emotional roller coaster’ as 2020-21 season moves forward, but ‘grateful to be playing’

Rochester Institute of Technology has had seven of its scheduled 17 games postposed so far this season, about average for teams in Atlantic Hockey. The Tigers, who came close to not having a season at all, have had zero players and staff test positive for the coronavirus so far.

This Week in ECAC Hockey: Petruzzelli putting Quinnipiac on back with three consecutive shutouts, ‘building that trust’

It’s been a long line of zeroes lately for Quinnipiac and goalie Keith Petruzzelli.

This Week in Big Ten Hockey: After lethargic start to ’20-21 season, Penn State ‘becoming the team we want to be’

The lack of continuity for Penn State led to an 0-5 start, but the Nittany Lions have won seven of their last nine contests and are coming off their first conference sweep of the season after taking down Michigan State at home last weekend.

This Week in NCHC Hockey: Sitting idle nearly a month, Mavericks staying positive as COVID-19 invades Omaha

With Omaha having three consecutive series moved due to positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and quarantining within the UNO program, many might see Mavericks coach Mike Gabinet as being in an unenviable situation these days.

This Week in Hockey East: Inconsistent schedule ‘can be weird at times,’ freshman players ‘ready for anything’

This hockey season is likely the weirdest time ever for a freshman to begin their collegiate hockey career. With tons of regulations, inconsistency on the schedule, and some teams having 10 more games than others, it’s a lot to sort through. For anyone entirely new to college hockey, they have the luxury of not knowing how normal things felt in the before times to compare to.

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Experience playing major role for Mercyhurst during 2020-21 season

Fresh off of a six-point sweep of Air Force last weekend, Mercyhurst is right back where everyone expects the Lakers, in fourth place with a position to challenge for the league’s top slots.

This Week in WCHA Hockey: Alabama Huntsville establishing identity by ‘willing to change and do things a different way’

College hockey didn’t start back up again until November, and even then, Alabama Huntsville was on the road for its first six games. So last Friday and Saturday’s games were a cathartic experience for the Chargers: a sweep of Ferris State in their first home games in almost 11 months.

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