Performers / Underperformers #17

  Here’s the college hockey “Performers” and “Underperformers” for the weekend of February 13-14, 2015: Performers Brown University Bears – 11th place Brown University stepped it up with their third win in a week. They defeated ranked Harvard 2-1 on February 7th and then doubled up Rensselaer and Union by scores of 6-3 and 1-0 on…

Performers / Underperformers #16

  Performers: Quinnipiac University Bobcats – The Bobcats earned two impressive road wins over Cornell and Colgate to solidify their spot on top of the ECAC. They battled a defensive oriented Cornell squad to a 60 minute draw and then won it in overtime on a GWG by Travis St. Denis at 1:41. On Saturday, despite…

Performers / Underperformers #14

North Star College Cup Champions Bemidji State University (photo prout)    Here’s this weeks “Performers and Underperformers” for the weekend of January 23-25: Performers: Bemidji State University Beavers – From the dog house to the penthouse. Two weekends ago was very tough for the Beavers and goaltender Michael Bitzer getting swept by the LSSU Lakers. Talk…

College Hockey Weekend Preview – January 23-24

Western Michigan is 7-1-2 in their last 10 games (photo prout)   Here’s a quick read of intriguing college hockey games to keep an eye on this weekend and the reasons why : Yale University Bulldogs (11-4-2 PWR #10) @ St. Lawrence University Saints 11-10-2 PWR #23t) –  Yale has been good…very good for the past two…

Performers / Underperformers #12

Here’s this weeks edition of “Performers and Underperformers” for the weekend of January 9/10. Performers: Colgate University Red Raiders – It’s never an easy task to sweep on the road in conference play but the Raiders did just that in edging Clarkson 2-1 and blanking St. Lawrence 2-0. Colgate was outshot 28-15 and were 0-2 on the…

College Hockey Top 20 – Jan. 5, 2015

Photo: The UMD Bulldogs have a lot to celebrate thus far this season (photo wprout)   Here’s my spin with brief comments on this weeks top 20: Harvard University Crimson – (PWR #1; Last 10: 9-1; USCHO #3)  Can’t agree with USCHO on this one. This #1 ranked PWR squad has not lost a game since November 15 to…

Mid-Term Top 20….Yes, It’s the Crimson at #1

  As we wrap up calendar year 2014 here’s my Top 20 ranking with notes: Harvard University Crimson – (PWR #2) Listen, this is not an exact science. I may be the only person in the country placing Harvard in the #1 position. However, they’ve stumbled once in 2014 losing a one-goal game to arch rival…

Performers / Underperformers #9

  Here’s this past weekends “Performers and Underperformers” in college hockey: Performers Harvard University Crimson – Until someone proves otherwise, the Crimson are my choice for the #1 team in the country. How can you argue a 9-1-2 record, a six game winning streak and their only loss by one goal to rival Yale, a…

Performers / Underperformers #8

Here’s this weeks “Performers and Underperformers” for the weekend of November 28/29. Performers Western Michigan University Broncos – Never mind the 1-6-1 NCHC record. The Broncos won the Shillelagh Tournament at Notre Dame in dominating fashion. They stomped both Ohio State and Union by scores 6-2 and 8-2. Frederick Tiffels had 3 of the 6 goals for WMU…

Performers / Underperformers #6

Here’s the top performers and underperformers in Division 1 NCAA college hockey for the past week: Performers University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs – There is no doubt on this choice for our performer of the week. For the second consecutive week, the Bulldogs are proving they should be considered as part of college hockey’s elite for…