Category Archives: College Hockey

On Moneyball Moves, and a One of a Kind Motivation

I am just returned from Pittsburgh, where Dad and I took in a most memorable Frozen Four. You know how a 16 seed has never knocked off a no. 1 seed in NCAA hoops? Well, it just happened in college … Continue reading

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Making Do

Perhaps you’ve heard — NHL owners and the players union will meet tomorrow, 30 days of lockout having ellapsed. But according to media accounts on Monday, no new proposals will be exchanged between the sides. It’s looking grim. Meanwhile, there is … Continue reading


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A Hundred Grand in the Big House — for Hockey!

It’s not news when 100,000-plus pack into the Big House on an autumn Saturday on the campus of the University of Michigan — that’s standard support for Wolverine football. But this December 11 Michigan will face arch rival Michigan State … Continue reading

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The Debut of the Joe Finley Development Camp Diary

[OFB note: We thought it might be fun to have a Development Camper keep a bit of a diary this week and share it with our readers, and in light of some concern expressed of late by pucksandbooks about some … Continue reading

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Rapidly Improved Team: D-I Newcomer RIT in the Frozen Four

RIT made its stunning run as a 4 seed by upending Denver and New Hampshire this past weekend, becoming just the fourth 4 seed to make it to the Frozen Four. Guess how students and supporters celebrated at a Rochester watering hole while watching the upsets? By eating free chicken wings. Continue reading

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100,000 for a Hockey Game? Maybe

Today brings word of an outdoor hockey game this December on the campus of the University of Michigan, between Red Berenson’s Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans on December 11, in the Big House. Capacity? 106,000-plus. You have to imagine that this game’s … Continue reading

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Frozen Four Mug Winner

OFB recently had a contest to see who could accurately choose the Frozen Four’s finals participants and winning score. Out of all of the entries, only Dunn Loring Dan had the correct answer: BU 4, Miami 3 Continue reading

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BU Wins Championship in a Game for the Ages: BU 4 / Miami 3

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Frozen Four Buzz (and Loot)

The Marriott (12th & H) where Miami & Bemidji State are staying is buzzing with anticipation. The lobby was filled with supporters of both teams clad in their respective school’s gear. One of the teams was boarding a bus to go to the Phone Booth during my visit. Continue reading

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On Frozen Pod Episode 4 – The Frozen Four

OFB sits down with Don Fishman and Nate Ewell to talk about the Frozen Four in Washington D.C. Continue reading

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