Thursday, November 20, 2008

Around the WCHA Nov 21/22

Around full week in the WCHA on tab, but here are last week's results.

St. Cloud swept Denver
Wisconsin took 3 pts from Duluth
UAA split w/ North Dakota
minnesota took 3 pts from Michigan Tech
CC split w/ Mankato

I was 2-3 last week bringing my predicting to 5-6 so far.

WCHA Standings

1 -minnesota, 5-0-3, 13 pts
2 - Colorado College, 5-2-1, 11 pts
3 - Wisconsin, 4-4-2, 10 pts
4 - Denver, 4-3-1, 9 pts
5 - Alaska-Anchorage, 3-3-2, 8
5 - Mankato, 3-3-2, 8
5 - North Dakota, 4-4-0, 8
8 - Duluth, 1-4-2, 4
8 - St. Cloud State, 2-3-0, 4
10 - Michigan Tech, 1-6-1, 3

A few stats related to the Badgers:

Jamie McBain leads the WCHA in scoring w/ 3-11-14. Tied for 5th are Blake Geoffrion and Brendan Smith w/ 7-3-10 and 3-7-10 respectively.

Blake is 2nd in goals w/ 7, Jamie leads in assists w/ 11 and Brendan is 4th w/ 7.

Blake also leads in PP goals w/ 5, Brendan is tied for 2nd w/ 3.

This weekend's games:

Wisconsin @ St. Cloud - to stay on track for .500 by Christmas the Badgers need a split
CC @ UAA - CC is nearly unbeatable at home, but on the road I say its a split
Mankato @ Tech - 3 pts for the land cows
North Dakota @ Duluth - 3 pts for the Sioux
minnesota @ Denver - last week surprised me for both teams, how about a split