Ice Hockey: Former RMU Star, Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle Named National Team Coach For USA Hockey Summer Festival

By Matt Gajtka Pittsburgh, Pa. — Former Robert Morris University women’s hockey star and two-time Olympic medalist Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle ’09 has been appointed as national team goalie coach for this month’s USA Hockey Women’s National Festival. “Representing Team USA is one of my greatest accomplishments and blessings,” said McLaughlin-Bittle. “I am honored to return to the team on the coaching side and again be part of something so amazing.” The event, set for the hockey holy ground of Lake Placid, New York, from Aug. 5-13, is meant to be a training ground for elite American players of all ages, with the … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Former RMU Star, Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle Named National Team Coach For USA Hockey Summer Festival

Ice Hockey: Incoming RMU Women’s Hockey Freshman Invited To Canada Camp

  By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Incoming Robert Morris University women’s hockey freshman goalie Raygan Kirk has been selected to participate in Hockey Canada’s upcoming national development camp. The Manitoba-born Kirk, 18, is the youngest of 45 players who will compete for the chance to represent Canada in a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, New York, from Aug. 14-17. The camp itself — dubbed the Summer Showcase — will take place Aug. 2-11 in Calgary, Alberta. “Ultimately, Summer Showcase is about bringing in the top under-18 and development-aged athletes, and to work with experienced … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Incoming RMU Women’s Hockey Freshman Invited To Canada Camp

RMU Women’s Soccer Head Coach John Kowalski To Join Inaugural Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall Of Fame Class

By Ethan Woy Moon Township, Pa. – John Kowalski, head coach of the Robert Morris University women’s soccer team, enters the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall of Fame Friday, July 12. The Riverhounds will recognize their inaugural Hall of Fame class on Saturday, July 13 during the team’s United Soccer League contest against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Highmark Stadium. Kowalski is part of a five-person class that includes Justin Evans (player/coach), David Flavius (player), Paul Heasley (owner), and Dave Kasper (general manager). The organization’s first head coach, Kowalski led the Riverhounds to a playoff victory and Organization of the Year … Continue reading RMU Women’s Soccer Head Coach John Kowalski To Join Inaugural Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall Of Fame Class

Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Unveils 2019-2020 Schedule For Their 15th Season

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University, women’s hockey, pursues a fourth consecutive College Hockey America championship when its 15th Division I season begins in late September. The Colonials, who have followed up a 2017 CHA postseason title with back-to-back regular-season crowns, will take on a 20-game league schedule, including four matchups each against in-state rivals Penn State and Mercyhurst, plus defending league playoff winner Syracuse. Head coach Paul Colontino’s squad will also tangle with CHA foes RIT and Lindenwood four times apiece. RMU has gone 27-7-6 (.750 points percentage) in CHA competition over the past two … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Unveils 2019-2020 Schedule For Their 15th Season

Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Releases 2019-2020 Schedule

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University, men’s hockey, plays its 16th NCAA Division I season in 2019-20, complete with a Penn State home-and-home and a trip to Arizona State to complement a 28-game Atlantic Hockey Association slate. The Colonials, who have qualified for a record-tying six consecutive Atlantic Hockey semifinals, will embark upon their 10th season in the 11-team AHA on Oct. 11-12, when they host frequent postseason opponent Bentley in a two-game series at the RMU Island Sports Center. RMU eliminated Bentley in three of the past four springs, including an epic three-game set this … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Releases 2019-2020 Schedule

Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Team Places A League-High 19 Student-Athletes On CHA All-Academic Team

Moon Township, Pa. – The College Hockey America conference announced on Thursday, June 20, Robert Morris University women’s hockey program placed a league-high 19 student-athletes on the 2019 CHA All-Academic Team. Fourteen of the Team’s student-athletes were named 2018-19 CHA Student-Athlete of the Year, including four from RMU. Sophomores Emilie Harley and Lexi Templeman, who have maintained perfect 4.00 GPAs through four semesters, highlight the list for the Colonials as the duo earned their second consecutive CHA Student-Athlete of the Year nod. Harley, a biology major, played all 36 games for Robert Morris in 2018-19, supplying five goals and five … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Team Places A League-High 19 Student-Athletes On CHA All-Academic Team

Ice Hockey: RMU Paces Atlantic Hockey With 23 All-Academic Honorees, Five Student-Athletes Of The Year

By Matt Gajtka PITTSBURGH — In what’s become a springtime routine, the Robert Morris University men’s hockey team once again excelled among its Atlantic Hockey peers in the classroom, with a league-high five Colonials earning 2018-19 Student-Athlete of the Year honors and 23 total players making the league’s annual All-Academic Team. It was announced by the AHA on Wednesday, June 19, and means RMU has had at least 20 players recognized for their grades for nine consecutive seasons — that’s every season the Colonials have competed in the league. Student-athletes must post a 3.0 grade-point average in both semesters in … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Paces Atlantic Hockey With 23 All-Academic Honorees, Five Student-Athletes Of The Year