The Kids Are Alright

One of the difficult realities of college sports is that any one team can never be built to last. With student-athletes graduating after four years, and some going pro even before that, roster turnover is never easy for any team, let alone one that just saw the graduation of its winningest class in program history. …

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Roller Coaster

The clock reads 00:02.6. Down one goal, UMass Lowell has an empty net and an extra skater. Puck drops; the River Hawks win the faceoff. One second left, one last-ditch heave at the goal. The puck gets lost in a forest of skates and a storm of gloves fly into the air. On March 16, 2016, the Huskies won the Hockey East Championship for just the second time in program history, and freshman Ryan Ruck etched his name in Northeastern…

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Legacy on Huntington

Living in Massachusetts, it’s almost impossible to grow up without at least trying a pair of skates on. It’s a way of life for so many growing up in the area, one that almost always finds a way to be passed down from generation to generation. Visit any rink, pond or flooded cranberry bog in…

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Junkyard Dog

The fast-paced and cutthroat nature of New York City breeds some of the grittiest, hard-nosed men and women the sports world has to offer. Swagger, confidence, edge. As Northeastern men’s hockey coach Jim Madigan describes it, a “junkyard dog mentality.” Beyond the stars blessed…

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Triple Threat

It’s a trio that doesn’t make too much sense: a big burly senior from New Jersey with hockey in his blood, a tattooed hometown kid with everything to prove and an undersized, former healthy scratch from the home of hockey. Sure, they were all NHL draft picks, but none of them were selected prior to…

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