On Wednesday night, the 21-year-old junior goalie of Minnesota Duluth finished practice and scarfed down some dinner. Before hunkering down over her homework, however, Maddie Rooney made a point to return a call. She found time to share her story and comment about joining the most elite society of American hockey players — the Olympic gold goaltending club.
Women's WCHA Preview: Badgers & Buckeyes Among Slew Of Title Contenders
Sep 18, 2018Jacob Messing
After sending three teams to the national tournament last season, the WCHA’s seven teams enter 2018-19 with a mixture of high expectations and hopeful progress.
A Tale Of 2 Huskies: L'Esperance & Reinke Carving Unique Paths To The NHL
Sep 17, 2018Tim Rappleye
Michigan Tech hockey products Joel L’Esperance and Mitch Reinke found themselves sharing a venue in Traverse City, Michigan, for a week to start the 2018-19 season, yet they never stepped on the ice together. As players, they are polar opposites, but they will be forever connected by history.
7 NCAA-To-NHL Rookies To Watch, Including Donato, Greenway, & Tkachuk
Sep 14, 2018Jacob Messing
The amount of NCAA Hockey alumni has continued to grow in the NHL as college programs annually churn out high-end talent and future NHL all-stars.
WCHA Boasts Strong Showing For Minnesota Wild At NHL Prospect Tournament
Sep 12, 2018Tim Rappleye
The Minnesota Wild were one of eight teams to compete in the Traverse City NHL Prospect Tournament this week in Michigan, immediately prior to NHL training camps. When Minnesota announced their roster in late August, three WCHA veterans found themselves with a world of opportunity: Mitch McLain of Bowling Green, Zeb Knutson of Minnesota State, and Gerry Fitzgerald of Bemidji State. These rivals have been banging heads in WCHA battles since 2014, but once they found themselves in the same dressing room, all the bad blood evaporated.
State Of The Program: No. 9 Minnesota State Ready For NCAA Success
Sep 10, 2018Jacob Messing
The Minnesota State Mavericks enter the 2018-19 campaign at No. 9 on the USCHO Poll, even without their two leading scorers and starting goalie from a season ago.
State Of The Program: Hope In Houghton For The Michigan Tech Huskies
Sep 4, 2018Jacob Messing
After consecutive seasons ending with a loss in the NCAA tournament, the Michigan Tech Huskies welcome nine new faces ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.
State Of The Program: Lake Superior State Boasts Strong Senior Class
Aug 29, 2018Jacob Messing
The last time Lake Superior State entered a season with this many seniors, they went 14-22-5, which happens to be the Lakers’ best record in head coach Damon Whitten’s tenure.
Vegas Golden Knights Manager George McPhee Talks Hobey Baker, Bowling Green
Aug 24, 2018Tim Rappleye
In addition to being the NHL’s General Manager of the Year, Las Vegas Golden Knights executive George McPhee is a proud alum of Bowling Green State University. During his playing days at Bowling Green, he scored at a startling clip, helped the Falcons to championships in the old CCHA, and won the Hobey Baker Award his senior year. A generation later, he and fellow alums helped keep Bowling Green from dropping their program altogether. Now with the Falcons back on solid ground as a winning program in the WCHA, you might see McPhee back on campus, scouting his 2018 draft pick, Brandon Kruse.