Nathan Wells

NCAA Hockey Contributor


NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012: Michigan Has Big Edge In Goalie Shawn Hunwick

Last year's NCAA tournament runner-up, the Michigan Wolverines, once again find themselves as the second-best team in college hockey -- only this time, it's to begin the tournament. The Wolverines...

NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012, East Region Preview: Lack Of Name Recognition Doesn't Mean Lack Of Intrigue

The East Region of the 2012 NCAA hockey tournament lacks the recognition that its brother regions have. Sure, three of the four teams have Hobey Baker nominees, but Michigan State easily has the...

NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012: UMass Lowell Faces Tough First Round Matchup

It's a tall order for Massachusetts-Lowell in their first round NCAA Tournament matchup against the Miami RedHawks, but the similarly-named River Hawks have played well under first-year head coach...

NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012: Miami Hopes To Put CCHA Tournament Loss In Rear View

The Miami RedHawks are one of the more intriguing teams in the NCAA Tournament. Winners of nine of their last 10 games, the RedHawks won eight games in a row before falling to eventual CCHA...

NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012: Michigan State Backs In To East Region

Michigan State is getting its chance at a national title through the back door. The Spartans were destroyed by Miami 6-0 and 4-1 in their last games of the season and spent the final weekend of...

NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012: Union Hopes To Bring ECAC First National Title Since 1989

The Union College Dutchmen won the ECAC Hockey regular season and tournament titles, and they're in the NCAA Tournament to prove their conference is no cupcake. With the No. 1 seed in the East...

NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012, West Region Preview: This Would Be The 'Region Of Death'

The Northeast region has talented players, the Midwest region has solid goaltending and the East region has an intriguing first-round series, but the West region features all three. With two...

NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012: Boston University Hasn't Let Off-Ice Issues Distract On-Ice Play

Boston University is no stranger to overcoming adversity, and the Terriers would love nothing better than making sure of that. The Terriers have dealt with off-ice distractions all year -- two...

NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012: Minnesota Carried Into West Regional By Potent Offense

Minnesota returns to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008 with a team that has lived up to the high expectations of its fan base. The Gophers' offensive success this year has come from...

NCAA Hockey Tournament 2012: Western Michigan Not The Typical No. 4 Seed

North Dakota may be the No. 1 seed in the West region, but Western Michigan is no ordinary fourth seed. The Broncos have been hot as well lately and in order to find themselves in the NCAA...

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