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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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Men’s Ice Hockey

Joe Connor on the ice for the USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks. Drafted to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the final round of the NHL draft, the incoming freshman will play for Northeastern come fall. Photo courtesy Muskegon Lumberjacks.

Incoming freshman Joe Connor earns a spot in 2024 NHL Draft

Amelia Ballingall, news staff July 7, 2024

Northeastern University incoming freshman Joe Connor was selected 195th by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2024 NHL Draft Saturday night.  After re-entering the draft following a shortfall in his first year of eligibility, the 19-year-old was the Huskies’ sole selection...

Justin Hryckowian skates next to Merrimack’s net March 13. The captain departed Northeastern at the end of his junior season after signing with the Dallas Stars.

Men’s hockey: After a season of adversity, what’s next for the Huskies?

Esha Minhas, news staff March 29, 2024

The Northeastern men's hockey season was filled with highs and lows. Consecutive losses and major injuries riddled the early part of the season, but the Huskies weren’t finished. In January, the team regrouped and began to settle into a rhythm, earning huge wins against some...

Dylan Hryckowian plays hard on the ice against BU. The Huskies skated to a 17-16-3 record on the 2023-24 season.

The Huskies’ season ends in heartbreak after a 4-2 loss to the Terriers

Esha Minhas, news staff March 19, 2024

On Saturday, the Northeastern men's hockey season (17-16-3, 9-14-1 HE) ended with a heartbreaking 4-2 loss to the No. 2 Boston University Terriers (24-8-2, 18-14-2 HE). The first period began with both teams hungry for the puck. The Terriers hoped to claim revenge on Northeastern...

Freshman forward Andy Moore chases down the forecheck for Northeastern. The Huskies defeated Merrimack 4-0 in the first postseason shutout in program history.

The Huskies are moving on: Northeastern defeats Merrimack in opening round of Hockey East tournament

Esha Minhas, news staff March 16, 2024

On Wednesday, the Northeastern men's hockey team (17-15-3, 9-14-1 HE) shut out the Merrimack Warriors (13-21-1, 6-17-1 HE) 4-0 in their final home game of the season, securing their path to the Hockey East quarterfinals.  Northeastern opened the period, dominating possession...

Jack Williams crouches on the ice. The sophomore has notched three Hockey East Player of the Week designations this season.

Hardworking Husky: How Jack Williams’ passion for hockey became leadership and success at Northeastern

Maeve Brackett, news correspondent March 12, 2024

Growing up, Northeastern men’s hockey sophomore forward Jack Williams always had a stick in his hands.  “You could never get it out of me,” Williams said. “I was always whacking everything in sight.”  His consistent love for the sport guided him through his...

Alex Campbell looks for a way around Lowells Sean Kilcullen. Campbell scored Northeasterns second goal of the night, assisted by both Hryckowian brothers.

Whitehead’s career-high 42 saves lifts Huskies to shutout win

Esha Minhas, news staff February 21, 2024

After coming off an upsetting 4-2 loss to the University of Massachusetts Lowell (8-18-4, 4-12-3 HE) Friday, the Northeastern men's hockey team (14-13-2, 7-12-0 HE) bounced back to get a 4-0 shutout win at Matthews Arena. The Huskies won their sixth Beanpot in the last seven...

Captain Justin Hryckowian hoists the Beanpot trophy over his head. Northeastern defeated BU 4-3 in overtime in the 71st Beanpot tournament.

Another thrilling come-from-behind win seals Northeastern’s second straight Beanpot sweep

Amelia Ballingall and Sofia Garrett February 13, 2024

History is bound to repeat itself.  Northeastern and Boston University take it to a 4-3 overtime finish, senior forward Gunnarwolfe Fontaine scores a game-winning overtime goal, the Huskies claim a Beanpot sweep.  If the Huskies do one thing well, it’s win Beanpots....

Cameron Whitehead blocks away a shot from Boston University. The Huskies defeated the Terriers 4-3 in overtime Jan. 30.

Championship Preview: Northeastern and BU set to go head-to-head in 71st Beanpot final

Amelia Ballingall, sports editor February 12, 2024

The 71st men’s Beanpot championship is bound to be a fierce competition. It’s the sixth year in a row Northeastern and Boston University have faced each other in a Beanpot game, and the two teams combined have taken every title since 2018. Northeastern has claimed all but...

The Huskies celebrate their Beanpot semifinals victory. Northeastern defeated Harvard 3-2 in overtime .

‘O Captain My Captain’ : Justin Hryckowian leads the way to Huskies’ sixth-straight Beanpot final

Amelia Ballingall and Sofia Garrett February 6, 2024

The Beanpot semifinal wasn’t Northeastern’s cleanest win this season, but the Huskies got it done.  The competition was the first time Northeastern and Harvard faced each other since last year’s Beanpot championship game — which the Huskies won in a historic shootout...

Justin Hryckowian scores the game-winning goal in Friday nights game against Maine. The captain also tallied an assist in Hunter McDonalds goal earlier in the contest.

Huskies continue hot streak with statement 6-3 win over Maine

Esha Minhas, news staff February 5, 2024

After coming off a huge overtime win against No. 3 Boston University Tuesday night, the Northeastern men's hockey team (11-12-2, 6-11-0 HE) completed back-to-back upsets with a 6-3 victory over No. 6/5 University of Maine (17-5-2, 9-4-1 HE).  The teams skated back and forth...

Jack Williams skates down the ice in the 2023 Beanpot finals. Williams is the Huskies points leader this season with 30 points (14 goals, 16 assists).

Men’s hockey looks to extend hot streak into Beanpot tournament

Amelia Ballingall, sports editor February 5, 2024

The men’s Beanpot tournament kicks off at TD Garden Monday night. Reigning champion Northeastern will seek to defend its trophy, and what seemed like a daunting task at the beginning of the season looks much more promising now.  Northeastern comes into the tournament on...

Dylan Hryckowian races toward the puck. Hryckowian scored the game-winning goal in overtime against BU Tuesday night.

Down go the Terriers: Northeastern wins in overtime against No. 3 Boston University

Esha Minhas, news staff February 1, 2024

After sweeping Merrimack College and moving up two spots in the Hockey East rankings over the weekend, the Northeastern men's hockey team continued its momentum in a 4-3 overtime win over its rivals, No. 3 Boston University (16-7-1, 11-4-1 HE) at Matthews Arena Tuesday night.  The...