NCAA Hockey Transfer Portal Chaos For Lake Superior State & The CCHA
Apr 28, 2021The era of NCAA free agency has swept through college hockey like a thunderclap. Also known as the “Transfer Portal,” it has delivered both pain and pleasure to Division I teams, depending on what side of the portal you are on.
Minnesota State, Lake Superior & Bemidji Carry WCHA Banner To NCAA Tourney
Mar 24, 2021During last Sunday’s NCAA hockey selection show, WCHA Commissioner Bill Robertson was tucking into a well-deserved feast at his favorite steakhouse. He was celebrating his 60th birthday, surrounded by friends and family. At 6 PM Minneapolis time he beamed ESPN onto his mobile device. Somewhere between his appetizer and his ribeye, he got the best birthday present imaginable: three WCHA teams selected into the national tournament, a first for the WCHA since the 2013 realignment.
Lake Superior State Ends 25-Year Drought With WCHA Championship Win
Mar 22, 2021March is not a pretty month in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan: the potholes haven’t been repaired. only one tee box is open among the city golf courses, and the sun still cuts a low arc to the south. But on Saturday, the Soo’s venerable Christopher Columbus Hall felt like Mardi Gras. A robust collection of college hockey lovers gathered to root their beloved Lake Superior State Lakers into the NCAA tournament. It had been 25 years since the former champs attended college hockey’s marquee event.
WCHA RinkRap: Minnesota State Heavyweight & Bemidji Goaltending Clinic
Mar 16, 2021This week on RinkRap: a sleeping giant rumbles, a wake-up call for the league heavyweights, a goaltending clinic in Bemidji, and a dangerous floater steeled by adversity.
WCHA Preview & Predictions: Minnesota State Arrives A Heavy Favorite
Mar 10, 2021With full appreciation to the efforts of the WCHA league office and its member institutions, a full league schedule was played. It’s a remarkable achievement considering that this hockey season was defined by its uncertainty.
WCHA RinkRap: Surprise Minnesota State Hero & Lake State's Ashton Calder
Mar 8, 2021This week on the WCHA RinkRap: a practice player makes good in Mankato, a Soo local carries the hopes of Laker Nation, and three-on-three overtime takes a hiatus