Northeastern Huskies
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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 program[edit | edit source]

See Northeastern Huskies women's ice hockey

Men's program[edit | edit source]

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 alumni[edit | edit source]

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 records[edit | edit source]

Note: This list is incomplete.

Year Overall Record ECAC Record Beanpot Results Post Season Head Coach
W L T Win % W L T Pts Win % Finish
1973-74 10 13 4 .444 7 10 2 16 .421 T-11th 3rd Fern Flaman
1974-75 15 11 2 .571 10 11 1 21 .477 9th 3rd Fern Flaman
1975-76 9 16 1 .365 6 16 1 13 .283 T-14th 4th Fern Flaman
1976-77 11 16 0 .407 9 13 0 18 .409 13th 4th Fern Flaman
1977-78 10 17 1 .375 7 16 1 15 .313 15th 4th Fern Flaman
1978-79 12 15 0 .444 11 11 0 22 .500 9th 3rd Fern Flaman
1979-80 7 20 0 .259 5 16 0 10 .238 6th East 1st Fern Flaman
1980-81 13 13 0 .500 12 9 0 24 .571 T-2nd East 4th Fern Flaman
1981-82 25 9 2 .722 14 6 1 29 .690 1st East 3rd NCAA Third Place Fern Flaman
1982-83 13 14 1 .482 9 11 1 19 .452 5th East 2nd Fern Flaman
1983-84 16 12 1 .569 10 10 1 21 .500 5th East 1st Fern Flaman
Year Overall Record Hockey East Record Beanpot Results Post Season Head Coach
W L T Win % W L T Pts Win % Finish
1984-85 13 24 1 .355 11 22 1 23 .338 6th 1st Fern Flaman
1985-86 20 17 2 .538 18 14 2 38 .559 3rd 4th Fern Flaman
1986-87 12 21 3 .375 11 18 3 25 .391 5th 2nd Fern Flaman
1987-88 21 13 4 .605 13 9 4 30 .577 1st 1st NCAA First Round Fern Flaman
1988-89 18 16 2 .528 13 11 2 28 .538 T-3rd 4th Fern Flaman
1989-90 16 19 2 .459 9 10 2 20 .476 T-5th 4th Don McKenney
1990-91 8 25 2 .257 3 16 2 8 .190 8th 3rd Don McKenney
1991-92 16 19 0 .457 7 14 0 14 .333 7th 4th Ben Smith
1992-93 10 24 1 .300 6 17 1 13 .271 8th 3rd Ben Smith
1993-94 19 13 7 .577 10 8 6 26 .542 4th 4th NCAA First Round Ben Smith
1994-95 16 14 5 .529 11 8 5 27 .563 4th 3rd Ben Smith
1995-96 10 21 5 .347 6 13 5 17 .354 7th 2nd Ben Smith
1996-97 8 25 3 .264 2 17 2 6 .143 9th 3rd Bruce Crowder
1997-98 21 15 3 .577 13 8 3 29 .604 4th 4th Bruce Crowder
1998-99 11 20 3 .368 6 16 2 14 .292 9th 2nd Bruce Crowder
1999-00 12 19 5 .403 8 11 5 21 .438 T-5th 4th Bruce Crowder
2000-01 13 9 4 .417 7 13 4 18 .375 7th 3rd Bruce Crowder
2001-02 19 17 3 .526 11 11 2 24 .500 5th 2nd Bruce Crowder
2002-03 10 21 3 .338 5 17 2 12 .250 T-8th 4th Bruce Crowder
2003-04 11 16 7 .426 5 13 6 16 .333 9th 3rd Bruce Crowder
2004-05 15 18 5 .461 10 10 4 24 .500 6th 2nd Bruce Crowder
2005-06 3 24 7 .191 3 17 7 13 .241 9th 4th Greg Cronin
2006-07 13 18 5 .431 9 15 5 23 .426 7th 3rd Greg Cronin
2007-08 16 18 3 .473 12 13 2 26 .481 6th 4th Greg Cronin
2008-09 25 12 4 .659 18 6 3 39 .722 2nd 2nd NCAA First Round Greg Cronin
2009-10 16 13 1 .550 11 11 1 23 .500 -- 3rd Greg Cronin
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