Monthly Archives: May 2009
October 3 UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR (Exhibition)
October 9 ST. CLOUD STATE
October 10 ST. CLOUD STATE
October 16 @ New Hampshire
October 17 @ New Hampshire
October 23 MICHIGAN STATE
October 24 MICHIGAN STATE
October 30 @ Northern Michigan
October 31 @ Northern Michigan
November 6 @ Michigan
November 7 @ Michigan
November 13 FERRIS STATE
November 14 FERRIS STATE
November 20 @ Western Michigan
November 21 @ Western Michigan
November 27 vs. Bemidji State (Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND)
November 28 vs. North Dakota (Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND)
December 4 NOTRE DAME
December 5 NOTRE DAME
December 11 @ Ohio State
December 12 OHIO STATE
January 8 @ Robert Morris (Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA)
January 10 ROBERT MORRIS
January 15 @ Ferris State
January 16 @ Ferris State
January 22 @ Alaska
January 23 @ Alaska
January 29 WESTERN MICHIGAN
January 30 WESTERN MICHIGAN
February 5 LAKE SUPERIOR STATE
February 6 LAKE SUPERIOR STATE
February 12 @ Bowling Green
February 13 @ Bowling Green
February 19 NEBRASKA-OMAHA
February 20 NEBRASKA-OMAHA
February 26 OHIO STATE
February 27 @ Ohio State
>Earlier this morning, the University of New Hampshire announced their 2009-2010 schedule. Some may know by now that Miami and UNH were slated to face each other beginning next season, but now we know when and where.
The RedHawks will travel to Durham, New Hampshire on October 16 and 17 to face the Wildcats at the Whittemore Center.
UPDATE, 12:03AM: The RedHawks will host the St. Cloud State Huskies in Oxford, Ohio on October 9 and 10. That should be the first regular season weekend, after an exhibition game, one could assume.
Also on the schedule is a home and home with Robert Morris, with the road game reportedly being played at Pittsburgh’s Mellon Arena.
>The rumor mill has been churning for days on this one, but it’s finally official: Mike Kemp, the only coach in the history of the University of Nebraska-Omaha program, has stepped down and will become the school’s Associate Athletic Director, overseeing the hockey program, as well as the golf, soccer, cross country, and track and field programs.
The interesting part of this story is some of the always-rumored names that go along with a head coaching vacancy. The Omaha World-Herald reports…
Other names generating a buzz in coaching circles are former Lancers coach Mike Guentzel, an assistant at Colorado College who was a finalist at UNO when Kemp was hired; former North Dakota coach Dean Blais, who won two national championships with the Fighting Sioux and is now coaching Fargo of the USHL; New Hampshire assistant David Lassonde; and Miami (Ohio) assistant Chris Bergeron, who helped put together a Frozen Four team.
Frankly, I’m surprised that Berg’s name hasn’t been mentioned yet. You’ll also notice former Miami assistant Dave Lassonde.
Your thoughts? Would Bergeron, a Miami grad, coach at UNO?
Another thought in all of this, is where it leaves UNO in terms of league membership? We know that Bemidji State won’t be admitted into the WCHA unless it can find another team, meaning the league would expand to twelves teams. Geographically, this makes sense, as many teams in the “W” are within busing distance from Omaha. Kemp though, has gone on the record saying that he isn’t in favor of the school’s move to the WCHA. Does this change things? Discuss.
>Add another name to the list of soon to be RedHawks- Devin Mantha, from the Orangeville Crushers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. In 49 regular season games this season, he collected 21 goals and 31 assists, along with 38 penalty minutes. The Ann Arbor native stands 6’1 and weighs in at 190 pounds; good size for a forward.
Mantha will join the RedHawks this fall.
1. Miami RedHawks
Assuming they can put behind them the visage of the final minute of last month’s NCAA title game, the RedHawks should enter the 2009-10 season as a prohibitive favorite to return to the Frozen Four. Of the nine players who scored 20 or more points for Miami last season, seven return, led by the prolific Camper. The RedHawks also bring back five of their six defensemen as well as goaltenders Reichard and Knapp, who split time last season before Reichard seized the starting gig for the NCAA Tournament.
To see the other projected top 10 teams for next season, click here.