SCSU Faces #1 University of Minnesota this Weekend

  It’s Gopher week and as much as I’d like to think it’s just another college hockey weekend it’s impossible to approach this home and home series without a little extra anticipation. Certainly it’s not a top ten college hockey rivalry. We’ll leave that to Michigan/Michigan State, Union/RPI, Clarkson/St. Lawrence, Boston College/Boston University, Denver/CC, Minnesota/North Dakota,…

Performers / Underperformers #3

  Here’s an abbreviated version of performers and underperformers for week #3, the weekend of 10/24-26. Performers: Michigan Tech University Huskies – It’s difficult to gauge how teams fit into the rankings at this time of year. However, the Huskies sweep of Ferris State does make a statement thus far in this early season. MTU earned a shutout…

Challenging Road Trip Ahead for the Huskies

  The Huskies face a stiff test this weekend in a non-conference road trip to Schenectady, NY to face the defending national champion Union College Dutchman. It’s not just the 16 game winning streak or the 23 game unbeaten streak that’s intimidating but the culture of winning this tiny liberal arts college near Albany, NY has…

Performers / Underperformers #2

Performers Omaha Mavericks – Conference sweeps on the road are huge.  Omaha did just that in sweeping Western Michigan in Kalamazoo 5-2 and 3-0. Dominic Zombo had a nice weekend in the sweep picking up 2-1-3. Omaha outshot WMU 63-44 in the series. A nice conference start for Omaha. They are my “Performer” of the…

Performers / Underperformers #1

Here’s a quick wrap-up of the “Performers and Underperformers” from week one. Performers 1. University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves  / University of Alaska Nanooks – I  have to award top kudos to the Alaska schools for being such rude hosts in the Kendall Classic in Alaska. Alaska-Anchorage swept both Maine and Wisconsin by scores of 3-1 and…

Huskies Build Foundation for Future Success

SCSU hockey Coach Bob Motzko has a keen eye when it comes to recruiting. Some of it is learned. Some of it is gut instinct. But, most of all it takes hard work, lots of rink time, active assistants and great networking. Over the past 10 years he’s pulled a lot of magic out of his recruiting hat.…

Huskies to Face Strong Test vs Colgate this Weekend

Flashback to a year ago. The Huskies traveled to Hamilton, NY for a weekend series with Colgate on the heels of their most successful season in SCSU history. They took home a share of the MacNaughton Cup, won the NCAA Midwest Regional and advanced to the Frozen Four before falling to the Quinnipiac Bobcats. Colgate, on…