St. Thomas resumed its MIAC schedule last weekend and is preparing for a tough second half that includes series with No. 5 Gustavus Adolphus and No. 9 Hamline. The program also faces uncertainty as the university considers moving to D-I after being removed from the MIAC last May.
No. 2 Middlebury travels to No. 1 Plattsburgh in a rematch of the championship of the Panther/Cardinal Classic, while home-and-homes between St. Thomas/Saint Mary's and Williams/Amherst highlight other action.
On the heels of winning their first game this season against a top-10 team, the Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets are looking to carry that momentum forward into a huge home-and-home with No. 5 Wisconsin-Eau Claire, whom the Yellowjackets lost to in overtime in November.
The Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation on Monday announced 13 nominees for the 2020 Hockey Humanitarian Award (photo: Jim Rosvold).
Wisconsin-Superior upset No. 4 Gustavus Adolphyus, No. 10 Colby struggled to a tie and win against Wesleyan, and No. 7 Emira beat No. 3 Norwich . Candace recaps the weekend action.
There are interesting games on the docket between teams on the bubble and ranked teams, as well as a rematch between Elmira and Norwich this weekend. Candace Horgan picks the games.
No. 1 Plattsburgh started its second half with big wins over No. 3 Norwich and No. 6 Adrian en route to capturing the East-West Hockey Classic. The Cardinals, the defending national champs, have only one loss this season.
Plattsburgh rolled over No. 3 Norwich and No. 6 Adrian en route to winning the East-West Hockey Classic. Elsewhere, Endicott survived Hamilton and No. 10 Hamline and No. 7 Wisconsin-River Falls swept series.
The East/West Showcase features four of the top 10 teams in the country, and kicks off with No. 1 Plattsburgh facing No. 3 Norwich. Candace picks those games and more.
Under former Norwich standout Sophie Leclerc, currently in her rookie season as head coach, the No. 3 Norwich Cadets are off to a 10-1 start. Leclerc may see one of her current players, Amanda Conway, surpass her in career points. Conway recently broke the Norwich record for goal-scoring, and is currently third all-time in points, trailing her current coach and Julie Fortier. It sets up intriguing storylines ahead of Norwich's second-half opener against No. 1 Plattsburgh.
Midweek battles between No. 5 Wisconsin-Eau Claire and No. 9 Hamline and No. 4 Gustavus Adolphus and No. 7 Wisconsin-River Falls highlight the action this weekend.
No. 5 Wisconsin-Eau Claire is in the midst of a stretch of five straight games against ranked teams. Thanks to a strong defense and team depth, the Blugolds have so far run through the teams without a loss.
No. 8 Middlebury captured the Panther/Cardinal Classic by tying No. 2 Adrian and defeating No. 1 Plattsburgh. No. 6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire blanked No. 5 Elmira, and No. 7 Wisconsin-River Falls topped No. 2 Adrian, 4-2, while Lake Forest upset No. 10 St. Thomas, adding to the potential rankings chaos.
Thanksgiving weekend tournaments are offering several matchups between top 10 teams. Candace picks the winners of the games.
As Middlebury readies to face No. 2 Adrian in the opening round of the Cardinal/Panther Classic, the preeminent tournament in women's D-III hockey, coach Bill Mandigo is looking for his players to build on a strong start and maintain their defensive strengths.