UConn Men's Hockey

Men’s Hockey: Huskies open the season with a tie against Sacred Heart

Men’s Hockey: Huskies open the season with a tie against Sacred Heart

In an incredibly back and forth game, the UConn men’s hockey team started its season with a 3-3 tie to Sacred Heart. The Pioneers had won the previous six matchups between the two teams, so a tie is a step in the right direction and sets a good pace for the Huskies’ upcoming season. 

Tomas Vomacka: UConn’s goaltender of the future

Tomas Vomacka: UConn’s goaltender of the future

“I always wanted to do everything like my big brother, I always looked up to him.He was a forward, so I was like, ‘Mom, I want to go skate,’” Vomacka said. “So they just took me to the rink. I never played forward or D, they put me straight in the net, so I never really experienced how it is to play as a D or a forward. But that’s how it was. My big brother was playing so I wanted to do the same thing.”

Farewell to the Ice Bus’ Anchor, Max Kalter

Farewell to the Ice Bus’ Anchor, Max Kalter

“[It has been] absolutely incredible,” Kalter said. “The amount of stuff I learned off and on the ice, you know we always talk about becoming better people, and I think I’ve definitely become a better person, and the things I’ve learned here, and on and off the ice like I said, is special.”

Men’s Hockey: Goaltender Adam Huska signs with Rangers

Men’s Hockey: Goaltender Adam Huska signs with Rangers

Huska, a 21-year-old from Zvolen, Slovakia, was drafted by the Rangers in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL entry draft. He spent three seasons with the Huskies and played in 69 games, averaging a 2.90 goals against average and .908 save percentage. He finished his collegiate career with a 20-38-8 record.

Point/Counterpoint: Who should be the men’s hockey starting goalkeeper next season?

Point/Counterpoint: Who should be the men’s hockey starting goalkeeper next season?

Up until the beginning of the third period of the Feb. 1 game against Boston College, junior Adam Huska had been the starting goalkeeper for the UConn men’s hockey team. Over the seven games since then, freshman Tomas Vomacka has started six of them. Today, we debate which goalie should start in net next season for the Huskies.

UConn Men’s Hockey blasted by No.8 Providence

UConn Men’s Hockey blasted by No.8 Providence

While the score may have been 5-2 Providence, the three-goal spread by no means reflected the competitiveness of the game — at least for the first 40 minutes.

It was the Huskies who drew first blood, as freshman Jonny Evans took advantage of his breakaway chance, held off the defender that was on his back and poked the puck right through Providence goalie Hayden Hawkey’s legs.

Men’s Hockey: Freshmen take stage for tail end of Huskies’ season

Men’s Hockey: Freshmen take stage for tail end of Huskies’ season

In UConn’s 5-2 loss against No. 8 Providence College, we saw a large group of underclassmen play big minutes on the ice, with freshmen accounting for both of the Huskies’ goals.

 Jonny Evans scored on a breakaway 1:42 into the game, and Kale Howarth scored on a power play about five minutes into the second period. A freshman was also credited with an assist on each of the goals.