Photo: UMass Lowell forward Joseph Pendenza is currently the leading scorer for the 14th-ranked River Hawks (courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics)
After a bit of a slow start to his college career, University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Joseph Pendenza has lit the lamp his past two seasons in Hockey East, becoming one of the premier two-way forwards in college hockey.
Photo: Harvard forward and San Jose Sharks prospect Colin Blackwell is currently ranked fifth in scoring on the Crimson roster (courtesy of Rich Barnes/Icon SMI)
The 2012-13 season has been a tough one so far for the Harvard Crimson. And with a host of injuries and the loss of four key sophomores earlier in the year, it has made the challenge of climbing out of the ECAC basement that much more difficult. It has also forced players such as sophomore Colin Blackwell to take on expanded or different roles.
Photo: Omaha native Gage Hough was the scoring hero for the hometown Omaha Lancers at the USHL "Battles on Ice" game (courtesy of Mitch Highman/mJoy Photography)
There is a new rivalry brewing in Nebraska.
No, it is not the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Iowa Hawkeyes, or the UNO Mavericks and the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Rather, it is between the Omaha Lancers and the Lincoln Stars of the USHL.
Photo: University of Minnesota-Duluth forward and Florida Panthers prospect Joe Basaraba has become more of a go-to player for the Bulldogs in his junior season (courtesy of Paul Hebert/Icon SMI)
Fort Frances, ON native Joe Basaraba did not really understand what was going on during his freshman year at the University of Minnesota-Duluth when the Bulldogs defeated Michigan 3-2 to win the NCAA National Championship.
Photo: Boston College forward and Calgary Flames prospect Bill Arnold has added another Beanpot title to a resume that includes previous Beanpot wins as well as NCAA championships (courtesy of J. Meric/Getty Images)
As a child growing up in the Boston area, there is probably only one thing other than playing in the Stanley Cup finals for the Bruins that every young hockey player dreams of playing for and that is the Beanpot.