Some people don’t like playoff formats. They suggest that a regular season is long enough to illustrate who the best teams really are, and those “best teams” often lose in a playoff format.This line of thinking is undermined a bit by how the college hocke
It is not Citizen Kane but it is a classic nonetheless. Slap Shot, the Paul Newman comedy about a down-on-its-luck hockey team, can be called one of the defining sports movies of the 20th century. The vulgar, often violent film by Academy Award-winning dir
Heading into the homestretch of the regular season, snapshots from rinks.YE SHALL NOT PASSAtte Tolvanen is a veritable rock in net for Northern Michigan. Against Bowling Green, he stopped all 75 shots he faced in a weekend sweep. Tolvanen hasn’t been score
ASN MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK | LEON BRISTEDT, MINNESOTAThe Minnesota Gophers are taking care of conference business again. They also appear ready to return to national prominence.Led by ASN Player of the Week Leon Bristedt’s first career hat trick in Satur
Around the rinks:WCHA SHOWDOWNAll 16 of Bemidji State’s wins have come against conference foes. But while the Beavers may be 0-7-1 outside of the WCHA, they can lock down the conference title with a sweep of second-place Michigan Tech at home this weekend.
It was a big week for upsets in college hockey.Eight of the top 12 teams in the latest poll suffered an upset loss over the weekend. This includes the fourth straight week that the nation’s No. 1 team (a different school every time) has suffered a setback
On tap this weekend in college hockey:ZACH ATTACK ON ASNThere is no player hotter in college hockey than Northeastern’s Zach Aston-Reese, who has 16 goals and 11 assists in the last 13 games and leads the country in goals (22), points (41), power play goal
Brendan Jones is ASN’s college hockey analyst. Follow him on Twitter at @MustBeJonesy.
Observations from a big weekend of college hockey:1: The NFL Creates Schedule ChaosThe two Frozen Fenway games on Saturday were moved up in time so that people could get home in time to watch the New England Patriots play that night in an NFL divisional p
1 | MINNESOTA DULUTH RECORD: 12-3-3 LAST WEEK: 2The Bulldogs did not compete in a holiday tournament and were idle for the first weekend of the season's second half. But they are the consensus No. 1 for several reasons. Mostly, they are consistently a tou
Denver had a big weekend at home, picking up two wins against Arizona State.On Saturday they also welcomed back American hero Troy Terry, ASN Men's Player of the Week, after his shootout heroics at the World Junior Championships, helping Team USA capture g
If Superman had kryptonite, the North Dakota men’s hockey team has Minnesota Duluth.In an early-season showdown of No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the nation, No. 2 Duluth got three goals and five total points from senior forward Alex Iafallo in 5-2, 3-0 sweep of the p
1 | DENVER RECORD: 11-2-3 LAST WEEK: 1The weekend series at Denver between the top two teams in the country certainly lived up to its billing. Friday night's game on ASN was an absolute thriller and featured a 3-point performance by Troy Terry in the Pion
This past weekend saw an abbreviated slate of games, as most teams are off for the holidays with their schools. This far after Finals Week, most of the students remaining on most campuses either have jobs around the school or late plane tickets.This leads
It is one of the biggest games of the college hockey season and it is Friday night on ASN.Minnesota Duluth at Denver.No. 1 vs. No. 2.“Everyone knows this is a big weekend because it’s the only time we get to play Duluth during the regular season so it’s bi
Brad Schlossman joins College Hockey Now to break down the NCHC and tell us if North Dakota will repeat as champions this season.
Three observations from the college hockey weekend:STARS OF THE NORTHIt looks like this could be a particularly good season for college hockey in the state of Minnesota. Bemidji State is unbeaten in WCHA play through twelve games, Minnesota State is ranke