Huskies (#12) versus Minutemen (#14) Is Where the Action Will Be This Weekend.

New to PuckingOff is a feature I’ve meant to do but have been too lazy. I’m going to preview what I think is the game or series for each week as the season continues towards its climax in April. Generally, it will be the game of the week in that it is the best game I can make it… Continue reading Huskies (#12) versus Minutemen (#14) Is Where the Action Will Be This Weekend.

Michigan Tops UMass 4-1

Ann Arbor, MI – The defending National Champion University of Massachusetts Minutemen had their first ever experience with the University of Michigan Wolverines and Yost Arena on Saturday. It wasn’t pretty for the Minutemen. Led by two goals from sophomore Brendan Brisson, the Wolverines’ top-line proved too much for the visiting Minutemen. Brisson and his linemates Kent Johnson and Matty Beniers factored into three of the four… Continue reading Michigan Tops UMass 4-1

BC-BU “Comm Ave” Battle to Shootout

Boston, MA – Two rival schools separated by two miles rink to rink, sharing a trolley line on a major street in Boston, and both celebrating their 100th year of college hockey. Can it get better than the Boston College Eagles vs. Boston University Terriers? The answer is a resounding no. 6,150 fans witnessed a classic during the 285th  “Battle… Continue reading BC-BU “Comm Ave” Battle to Shootout

Minutemen Sitting Pretty But Not Satisfied

As the 2021-22 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey season reaches its halfway point, the defending National Champion University of Massachusetts Minutemen are currently ranked #12 overall and sit atop the Hockey East standings with 24 points. Through the first 11 games of the Hockey East schedule, the Minutemen are 7-2-2 (9-4-2 overall), both HEA losses have come in overtime. UMass last lost… Continue reading Minutemen Sitting Pretty But Not Satisfied

UMass Slips Merrimack in OT

North Andover, MA – It looked like the third time might be the charm for the Merrimack College Warriors as they carried a 2-1 lead into the third period against the defending National Champion University of Massachusetts Minutemen. The previous two meetings this season were both decided by a goal. The first a 2-1 UMass win at Merrimack came… Continue reading UMass Slips Merrimack in OT

Eagles Soar Above Bears 5-2

Chestnut Hill, MA – 18 days off due to COVID-19 Protocols only slowed the Boston College Eagles for about two periods against the Brown University Bears on Tuesday night at Conte Forum. The Eagles pulled away for a 5-2 win over Brown in the third period. It wasn’t all rust that kept the Eagles grounded through forty minutes… Continue reading Eagles Soar Above Bears 5-2

#15 River Hawks Outlast #14 Minutemen in Shoot-Out

Lowell, MA – When the University of Massachusetts sister schools Amherst and Lowell face-off, it’s usually a low-scoring, physical, one-goal differential game. The only difference on Friday night was the two teams combined for eight goals, and it had to be decided by a shoot-out. Carl Berglund‘s goal in the shoot-out was the difference. Matt Crasa had two goals for the River Hawks, while Anthony Del… Continue reading #15 River Hawks Outlast #14 Minutemen in Shoot-Out

Huskies Finish Strong vs. RPI

Boston, MA- Two goals in the third period powered the Northeastern Huskies past the visiting RPI Engineers Sunday afternoon. Aidan McDonough and Matt Choupani‘s goals capped off the weekend sweep of the Engineers in a pair of 2-1 wins. Devon Levi turned back 20 shots to notch his 11th win. In the first few minutes of action, the Huskies and Engineers heralded… Continue reading Huskies Finish Strong vs. RPI

UNH Nips Harvard 1-0

Allston, MA – Senior Jackson Pierson‘s breakaway goal at 9:37 of the third period was the difference in a tightly contested non-conference game on Friday night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. The University of New Hampshire Wildcats held on to a 1-0 win over host Harvard University Crimson in the two teams’ first meeting since 2013. Michael Robinson turned back… Continue reading UNH Nips Harvard 1-0

UNH Tips UMass in OT

Durham, NH – The University of New Hampshire Wildcats got 32 saves from senior goaltender Mike Robinson to earn a 2-1 overtime victory over the University of Massachusetts Minutemen in front of 4,316 at the Whittemore Center on Saturday night. The Minutemen rescued a point when defenseman Scott Morrow scored with 1.1 left in regulation to tie the game for the visitors. Senior Jackson Pierson tipped a shot… Continue reading UNH Tips UMass in OT