A fan of hockey from mites to the NHL, Nathan learned heartbreak at the age of six when Norm Green took his Minnesota North Stars to Dallas. Since then the heartbreaking losses have continued between Vikings, Twins, Wild and Timberwolves but he fails to give up the hope of another Twin Cities pro championship.
Presently Nathan covers the University of Minnesota hockey team for Western College Hockey and College Hockey News. In addition, he has attended Frozen Fours and is a NCAA Hockey correspondent for SB Nation.com
The sophomore forward is back in the lineup for Minnesota after missing 2 games with a lower body injury. He slots in as the 2nd line left winger against Colorado College with a WCHA Final Five championship game berth on the line.
The Badgers continue to play their best hockey at the right time as they defeated the #1 seed Huskies. Wisconsin face the winner of Minnesota/Colorado College tomorrow night at 7 p.m for the WCHA Final Five championship.
Minnesota has gone 7-0-0 following a loss this season. Their latest, a lackluster 2-0 loss March 2, has been the catalyst for a 5 game winning streak entering their last WCHA Final Five. They play Colorado College Friday night at 7:00 p.m. CT.
The Badgers scored 3 goals in the first 8:11 to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. They play St. Cloud State tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
Jake McCabe, who was injured in Wisconsin's win over Minnesota-Duluth, is in the lineup Thursday afternoon. The Mavericks and Badgers kick things off at 2:07 p.m. CT on Fox Sports North and Fox College Sports.
Following a road series win against Denver where CC ran on all cylinders, the Tigers meet North Dakota at 7:00 p.m. CT Thursday in the second quarterfinal game
Six teams are descending on the Xcel Energy Center this weekend for a chance to win the Broadmoor Trophy and an automatic NCAA Tournament berth. We preview the two Thursday quarterfinal games.
The senior forward, who scored 47 points in 39 games, signed a one-year NHL deal with the Flyers per Bob McKenzie. His contract comes days after St. Lawrence was eliminated by Yale in the ECAC tournament.
An in-depth look at the 6'8" defenseman, who is one of most coveted undrafted college free agents. Rumored teams this year include New York, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Winnipeg.
Tickets for the March 20-22, 2014 tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN go on sale Monday, March 25 at 10 p.m. CDT. All 6 teams playing in the first year of the conference will be there.
The North Dakota third string goalie had never made a regular season appearance before receiving a loud ovation when entering the final moments of Sunday's 6-0 win over Michigan Tech.
Sophomore defenseman Ben Marshall beat BSU goalie Andrew Walsh with just 52.7 seconds remaining to give the Gophers their first and only lead Saturday. With the sweep of Bemidji State, Minnesota advances to the Final Five in St. Paul.
The sophomore scored his NCAA-leading 7th game wining goal with 6:42 remaining in overtime to ruin a 49 save night by Bemidji State goalie Andrew Walsh and give Minnesota a 1-0 lead in their best-of-3 series.
Five different Gophers scored Saturday en route to a 5-1 win Saturday night. Minnesota's win coupled with St. Cloud State losing to Wisconsin means that both the Gophers and Huskies win the MacNaughton Cup as WCHA regular season champions.
The junior scored two goals for the second straight time in Bemidji, including the game-winner with 5:06 remaining while Justin Holl tied the score with a spinning backhanded goal. Cory Ward scored twice for the Beavers in defeat.
The Gophers are only making a single change from Saturday's 5-1 win over Denver. Freshman defenseman Brady Skjei (New York Rangers) is in for junior Jake Parenteau against Bemidji State at the Sanford Center.
The conference unveiled their schedule, which sees all 10 schools playing 28 games beginning October 25-26. That includes Alabama-Hunstville, who joined the WCHA in January and wasn't guaranteed a spot this year.
Minnesota has made multiple changes following a 2-0 loss Friday. Denver, meanwhile, is switching goaltenders as Sam Brittain gets the nod over Juho Olkinuora.
Seth Ambroz returns to the Minnesota lineup after missing last weekend's series against Minnesota-Duluth. Meanwhile, Jake Parenteau sits for the first time since November 16th against Wisconsin.
Quinnipiac remains #1 in both college hockey polls for the third straight week as they and the rest of the top-5 remain unchanged. Minnesota, Miami, Boston College and New Hampshire make up the rest of the top-5 in a week that saw ties galore.
UMD senior Jake Hendrickson scored the game-tying goal with 7:06 remaining in regulation to offset career high saves from both Adam Wilcox and Matt McNeely. Mike Reilly and Tom Serratore scored for the Gophers, who took 3 of 4 points this weekend.
Neither team is making any changes from Friday night's game, which saw Minnesota defeat UMD 5-3. Seth Ambroz remains out for the Gophers with an undisclosed injury.
Taking inspiration from Detroit Red Wings all-star Pavel Datsyuk, Minnesota sophomore Sam Warning scored a highlight-reel goal Friday night that ended up being the #1 play on Sportscenter.
The Gophers will be without Seth Ambroz, who suffered an undisclosed injury Sunday against Wisconsin, but are moving Zach Budish to the top line with Kyle Rau and Nick Bjugstad.
A look at the good, the bad and the ugly fun that happened this weekend as the Badgers defeated the Gophers 3-2 in the middle of Soldier Field. Included are the ice conditions, conference points, the biggest surprise and Adam Wilcox.
The #2 Gophers and Badgers play a Friday-Sunday series in both Madison, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois (outdoors at Soldier Field) that has serious WCHA ramifications.
Each of the four teams - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Notre Dame and Miami - playing in the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field will be wearing unique sweaters that honor the past.
The Nittany Lions will play their first game in the $90 million on-campus arena against the Army Black Knights before embarking on their inaugural Big Ten hockey season.