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Northeastern Huskies
Northeastern Huskies
Institution Northeastern University
Location Boston, MA
School Founded 1898
Enrollment 12,750
Colors Red & Black
President Richard M. Freeland
Athletic Director Dave O'Brien
Rink Matthews Arena
Capacity 6,000
Dimensions 200'x90'
Men's Coach Greg Cronin (Colby '86)
Women's Coach Dave Flint (North Adams State '93)
NCAA Championships none
ECAC Championships Men: 1982

Women: 1988, 1989, 1997

Hockey East Championships Men: 1988
Beanpot Championships Men: 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988
Major Rivals Boston College, Boston University

The Northeastern Huskies are a Men's Division I and Women's Division I team in Hockey East.

Women's programEdit

See Northeastern Huskies women's ice hockey

Men's programEdit

A founding member of the Hockey East athletic conference, the Huskies' men's hockey team has generally met with mediocre success. The Huskies had their most success in the 1980s, when the team won the prestigious Beanpot tournament four times (the only times Northeastern has captured the Beanpot) and was the runner-up twice. Its best season came in 1982, when the Huskies finished 25-9-2 and made it to the NCAA Frozen Four. They also won the Hockey East championship in 1988, and made appearances in the NCAA hockey tournament in 1988, 1994, and 2009.

The program's most notable coach was ex-Boston Bruin and Hockey Hall of Famer Fern Flaman, who was the head coach between 1970 and 1989. The team's current coach is ex-New York Islanders' farm system coach Greg Cronin. Cronin is about to enter his fifth season as coach, having compiled a 55-69-19 record in his first four seasons.

Some of the more notable individual players in team history are Art Chisholm, Ray Picard and Bruce Racine, each two-time All-Americans; and Sandy Beadle, Jim Fahey and Jason Guerriero, each a one-time All-American who was also a Hobey Baker Award finalist. Chisholm is the leading career goal scorer for the Huskies with 100, while Jim Martel is the career scoring leader with 210 points. The most notable goaltenders in team history are Racine and Keni Gibson, who between them hold most school career records. Brad Thiessen, who turned professional after his junior year (2009), broke Gibson's school record with eight career shutouts by his sophomore season and had been threatening several career goaltending records.

Notable alumniEdit

Northeastern players who have gone on to significant professional hockey careers have included David Poile '71, long time general manager of the NHL Washington Capitals and current general manager of the NHL Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues goaltender and two-time All-American Bruce Racine '88, NHL defenseman Dan McGillis, Montreal Canadiens winger Chris Nilan, and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and Hobey Baker Award finalist Jim Fahey '02. Michael Ryan '02 is currently a forward for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Note: This list is incomplete.

Year Overall Record ECAC Record Beanpot Results Post Season Head Coach
WLTWin %WLTPtsWin %Finish
1973-74 10134.444710216.421T-11th3rdFern Flaman
1974-75 15112.5711011121.4779th3rdFern Flaman
1975-76 9161.365616113.283T-14th4thFern Flaman
1976-77 11160.407913018.40913th4thFern Flaman
1977-78 10171.375716115.31315th4thFern Flaman
1978-79 12150.4441111022.5009th3rdFern Flaman
1979-80 7200.259516010.2386th East1stFern Flaman
1980-81 13130.500129024.571T-2nd East 4thFern Flaman
1981-82 2592.722146129.6901st East3rdNCAA Third PlaceFern Flaman
1982-83 13141.482911119.4525th East2nd Fern Flaman
1983-84 16121.5691010121.5005th East1st Fern Flaman
Year Overall Record Hockey East Record Beanpot Results Post Season Head Coach
WLTWin %WLTPtsWin %Finish
1984-85 13241.3551122123.3386th1stFern Flaman
1985-86 20172.5381814238.5593rd4thFern Flaman
1986-87 12213.3751118325.3915th2ndFern Flaman
1987-88 21134.605139430.5771st1stNCAA First RoundFern Flaman
1988-89 18162.5281311228.538T-3rd4thFern Flaman
1989-90 16192.459910220.476T-5th4thDon McKenney
1990-91 8252.25731628.1908th3rdDon McKenney
1991-92 16190.457714014.3337th4thBen Smith
1992-93 10241.300617113.2718th3rdBen Smith
1993-94 19137.577108626.5424th4thNCAA First RoundBen Smith
1994-95 16145.529118527.5634th3rdBen Smith
1995-96 10215.347613517.3547th2ndBen Smith
1996-97 8253.26421726.1439th3rdBruce Crowder
1997-98 21153.577138329.6044th4thBruce Crowder
1998-99 11203.368616214.2929th2ndBruce Crowder
1999-00 12195.403811521.438T-5th4thBruce Crowder
2000-01 1394.417713418.3757th3rdBruce Crowder
2001-02 19173.5261111224.5005th2ndBruce Crowder
2002-03 10213.338517212.250T-8th4thBruce Crowder
2003-04 11167.426513616.3339th3rdBruce Crowder
2004-05 15185.4611010424.5006th2ndBruce Crowder
2005-06 3247.191317713.2419th4thGreg Cronin
2006-07 13185.431915523.4267th3rdGreg Cronin
2007-08 16183.4731213226.4816th4thGreg Cronin
2008-09 25124.659186339.7222nd2ndNCAA First RoundGreg Cronin
2009-10 16131.5501111123.500 -- 3rdGreg Cronin
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Men: Boston College | Boston University | Maine | Merrimack | New Hampshire | Northeastern | Providence | UMass | UMass-Lowell | Vermont
Women: Boston College | Connecticut | Maine | New Hampshire | Northeastern | Providence | Vermont

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