Bentley Ices Holy Cross 4-2

Worcester, Ma. – The Bentley Falcons came back from two goals down in the first period to hold off the Holy Cross Crusaders in front of 537 at the Hart Center Rink. Sophomore goalie Nicholas Grabko turned back 24 shots to earn his third win of the young season. Drew Bavaro’s power-play goal in the second period proved to be the difference for…… Continue reading Bentley Ices Holy Cross 4-2

BC Outlasts NU in Hockey East Opener

Chestnut Hill, MA. – College hockey returned to Conte Forum on the Boston College campus on Friday night. The Eagles and visiting Northeastern Huskies traded the lead in each period as BC prevailed 5-3 to kick off the two schools’ 2021-22 Hockey East campaigns. Colby Ambrosio’s third-period goal broke the deadlock while Patrick Giles’s strike forty-five seconds later proved to be the game-winner. With fans in attendance for…… Continue reading BC Outlasts NU in Hockey East Opener

Old and New Get It Done For Wildcats

Durham, NH. – For the first time in over 580 days, the University of New Hampshire Wildcats had fans in attendance at the Whittemore Center on the UNH campus. The 3,409 Wildcat faithful were rewarded with a dominant 4-1 victory over the Union College Dutchmen. The Wildcats had goals from two seniors and two freshmen, and eight players total figuring…… Continue reading Old and New Get It Done For Wildcats

Mavericks Crash UMass Party

Amherst, MA – A festive and historic night on The University of Massachusetts-Amherst campus quickly turned sour as the Minutemen fell behind the Minnesota State Mavericks early and never recovered. Senior goaltender Dryden McKay turned back 18 shots, and Nathan Smith notched two assists in the Mavericks 2-0 win. The 8,412 in attendance at the Mullins Center may have come away disappointed in the game’s result,…… Continue reading Mavericks Crash UMass Party

It’s The Time of the Season…

The upcoming NCAA season will open up in two weeks and with it comes changes to Pucking Off. I hope to provide more in-depth coverage of both the college and professional game in the New England region. I plan on starting a new podcast to go over the week’s events and preview upcoming games. I’m…… Continue reading It’s The Time of the Season…

Minutemen Dominate Huskies, Earn First National Championship

Pittsburgh, PA.- The University of Massachusetts Minutemen are NCAA Ice Hockey National Champions. The Minutemen took the game to the St. Cloud St. Huskies from opening puck drop and never looked back. A stout team defense mirrored the physical offensive effort, lead by junior goaltender Filip Lindberg (25 saves), who spent the last eight days in quarantine for COVID protocols. Lindberg…… Continue reading Minutemen Dominate Huskies, Earn First National Championship

NCAA National Championship Preview

Pittsburgh, PA – The stage is set, the combatants are ready, and the 2021 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship will take place on Saturday evening at PPG Paints Arena in downtown Pittsburgh at 7 pm. The winner is guaranteed to be a first-time National Champion. Will it be the St. Cloud St. Huskies who are playing in their first-ever title game? Or…… Continue reading NCAA National Championship Preview

Minutemen End Bulldogs Reign

Pittsburgh, PA. – It took 14:30 of overtime, but the Massachusetts Minutemen knocked off two-time defending Champion Minnesota Duluth to earn a return trip to the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. Garrett Wait knocked in a loose puck at the side of the Bulldogs net to ensure a 3-2 win for the Minutemen in front of 3,660 at PPG Paints Arena. This will…… Continue reading Minutemen End Bulldogs Reign

Huskies Punch Ticket

Pittsburgh, PA- Senior Nolan Walker tipped a Seamus Donohue slap shot from the blue line past Hobey Baker Finalist Dryden McKay with just 53.2 left in the game to break a 4-4 tie and send the St. Cloud St. Huskies to their first-ever National Championship game on Saturday. When senior Easton Brodzinski got hurt in the Boston College game in Albany, NY, Head Coach Brett Larson had to make some…… Continue reading Huskies Punch Ticket

Minutemen Knock Off Lakers

Bridgeport, CT –  The Massachusetts Minutemen ended the Lake Superior State Lakers cinderella season 5-1. The past met the future in the second game of the NCAA East Regional in Bridgeport. The last time Lake Superior was in the NCAA tournament, 1996, the Minutemen were only three seasons into their re-birth as a program. While UMass was dormant, the Lakers were three-time…… Continue reading Minutemen Knock Off Lakers