Michigan Tech, Lake Superior & Northern Michigan Revitalize The UP
Feb 19, 2021
Although Minnesota State lords from atop the standings, the soul of the WCHA (and next year’s CCHA) resides in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Whether it is the seven Division I championship banners distributed across its three universities or the fact that pro hockey was born on this rugged spit of land, Yooper hockey is the frozen bedrock of whatever conference that adopts them
WCHA RinkRap: Ugly Ending In Mankato, Bemidji Goal-Fest & Goalie No. 5
Feb 8, 2021
This week on the WCHA RinkRap: an ugly flashback in Mankato, a goal-fest by Bemidji has hockey historians reaching for new terminology, and Northern Michigan’s fifth goalie comes up aces.
WCHA RinkRap: Yuki Miura, Reloading Mavericks & Bowling Green Hits 1,000
Jan 18, 2021
This week on RinkRap, Bowling Green’s hockey program reaches a magic milestone as it unveils another Hobey contender, Minnesota State transfer Sam Morton punctures the scoresheet at last, and a bow to a hockey ambassador from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Mareks Mitens Has Lake Superior State Primed For WCHA Play
Jan 13, 2021
Lake Superior State[ Finished Seventh In The [category last season, immediately following a 2018-19 campaign that earned the Lakers their best record in 22 years, and now they sit at the bottom of the conference again — for now.
Overtime Mayem Takes Over In WCHA Hockey Over The Weekend
Jan 12, 2021
Unlike its NCAA brethren hoops, baseball, and football, settling tie games in “sudden death” is a fixture in college hockey. The more appropriate moniker would be “sudden joy,” the raw emotion of 15 teammates hopping the boards for a dog-pile celebration on one end of the rink. Three such skate-off explosions occurred on WCHA ice this past weekend, as Huntsville, Bemidji, and Lake Superior State gained victories by working overtime. Each contest had its own poignant story-line; each ended in an instant.
Lake State Alumnus Diego Cuglietta Finds Footing In ECHL With Grizzlies
Dec 15, 2020
A season removed from living the often-cruel path to professional hockey, Diego Cuglietta sits in a once-familiar position among his colleagues: atop the statistics sheet, this time with the Utah Grizzlies.