The PodKaz: USCHO Women's Hockey

The PodKaz: USCHO Women's Hockey

Hosts Nicole Haase and Todd Milewski talk about NCAA women's hockey with insight gained from covering the sport for USCHO.com and the Wisconsin State Journal.

Episodes

March 27, 2024 60 mins
Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) look back on the Frozen Four and Ohio State's second championship in the last three seasons. Plus, thoughts on the Patty Kazmaier Award, New Hampshire as Frozen Four host and the transfer portal.
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USCHO's Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) detail the semifinal matchups for the 2024 NCAA Frozen Four, Ohio State vs. Clarkson and Wisconsin vs. Colgate, after looking back at some of the highlights of an entertaining regional weekend.
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Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) look back at conference championship games and are joined by new Minnesota State coach Shari Dickerman to look at the 11-team NCAA tournament bracket.
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The NCAA National Collegiate women's hockey tournament bracket will be unveiled on Sunday, and Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) have a look at the conference tournament games that will happen before then. Jeremy Gibson, chair of the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship Committee and athletic director at Merrimack, joins the show to discuss how the group makes its decisions and what latitude it has with ...
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Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) recap the first weekend of the postseason in some of the conferences and the final weekend of the regular season in others, including an entertaining split between the nation's top two teams. Ohio State captain Jenn Gardiner joins to talk about the Buckeyes' season and her five years in Columbus. And we wrap up with a look ahead at this week's games.
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Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) are joined by USA Hockey Director of Women's National Team Programs to talk about selecting national teams, the future of Olympic centralization, the PWHL's impact on international women's hockey and more. Plus, we look back at the final weekend of the regular season in ECAC Hockey, the CHA and the NEWHA and take a glance at what's to come in the first weekend of the pos...
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USCHO's Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) look back at some key results for players who might be in the mix for the Patty Kazmaier Award and examine the impact of the absence of Colgate's Kristýna "Kalty" Kaltounková. This week's episode also includes talk about the future of Olympic centralization in the PWHL era and how it might change things for college players. Plus there's a look ahead to the final ...
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Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) recap a weekend heavy in overtime games around NCAA women's hockey. St. Lawrence forward Julia Gosling joins Nicole to talk about a big weekend for the Saints. And we look at the semifinalists for the Women's Hockey Goalie of the Year Award and take a glance at a big series ahead in Minnesota.
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Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) are joined this week by Wisconsin leading scorer Kirsten Simms. Plus a look back at the final weekend of January, discussion of how to consider goalies who are part of a rotation for awards and a mention of the PairWise Rankings.

Read more on last season's changes to the PairWise here: https://www.uscho.com/2023/02/17/womens-division-i-college-hockey-understanding-the-cha...
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Northeastern won its 19th Beanpot with a 2-1 overtime win over Boston University on Tuesday in front of 10,633 at TD Garden. Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) talk about the championship game and welcome the nation's leading scorer, Colgate's Kalty Kaltounková, to the show to talk about her time with the Raiders, her journey to college hockey and more.
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Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) checks in from Switzerland, where the United States won the Under-18 Women's World Championship gold medal. Nicole and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) also discuss a major statement by No. 1 Ohio State at Minnesota and look ahead to some of this week's games.
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Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) joins the PodKaz from Switzerland, where she is covering the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship. Nicole and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) talk about group play in the tournament and look at some of last week's results in ECAC Hockey, including two wins by Cornell and Clarkson handing Colgate its first conference loss. Plus, a look ahead at No. 2 Minnesota hosting No. 1 Ohio State.
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Nicole Haase (@NicoleHaase) and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) are back from the midseason break to look at some of the early second-half results and to preview Nicole's trip to Switzerland for the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship. Former Minnesota Duluth player Lara Stalder joins Nicole to discuss Switzerland hosting the event.
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The final edition of 2023 has Nicole Haase and Todd Milewski reflecting on the games between ranked teams in last week's schedule. Then PWHL Director of Player Experience Alexis Miller joins the show to talk about the new women's hockey league. And we wrap up with Nicole looking ahead to the IIHF Under-18 World Championship in Switzerland.

Follow Nicole at @NicoleHaase and Todd at @ToddMilewski.
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Nicole Haase and Todd Milewski recap last week's NCAA women's hockey action, including St. Cloud State's 2-1 victory at No. 1 Ohio State and Minnesota Duluth's win at No. 2 Wisconsin. And we hear from officials at Delaware, which announced plans to add a varsity women's hockey team in 2025, and the CHA, which invited the Blue Hens to the conference.

Drop us a line with questions or comments. Connect with Nicole at @NicoleHaase and w...
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Nicole Haase and Todd Milewski look back on results from Thanksgiving weekend, where Ohio State, Minnesota and Minnesota Duluth got impressive performances. Plus, hear part two of Nicole's conversation with Krissy Langley, the NCAA national coordinator of women's ice hockey officiating. And the episode finishes with a look ahead to the first games of December.
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Nicole Haase and Todd Milewski look back at Ohio State's sweep of Wisconsin in last week's No. 1 vs. No. 2 series and talk about the seven ECAC teams in the top 15. Nicole has an interview with NCAA national coordinator of women's ice hockey officiating Krissy Langley about what's behind the rise in the number of major penalties called early this season. And Nicole and Todd look ahead to the Thanksgiving weekend slate that includes...
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Nicole Haase and Todd Milewski look ahead to the WCHA series between No. 1 Wisconsin and No. 2 Ohio State. The rematch of the 2023 NCAA championship game will be played in Columbus on Friday and Saturday.
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This edition of the PodKaz, a new podcast from USCHO.com, introduces NCAA women's hockey to those new to the sport and those looking to go more in depth. Hosts Nicole Haase of USCHO.com and Todd Milewski of the Wisconsin State Journal discuss:

6:15: The history of NCAA women's hockey
8:15: National champions
11:30: The Patty Kazmaier Award
16:10: How NCAA women's hockey develops players for international competitions
36:50: The NCAA wom...
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