Saturday, December 27, 2008

Around the WCHA Dec 27-30

Last weekend:

CC tied and won while hosting Sacred Heart
Michigan Tech swept N. Michigan, go Huskies!

In other news, it appears Tech has decided to go w/ goalie Josh Robinson instead of Rob Nolan. I don't think that will help them get out of the basement this season, but a good decision going forward. Also, Denver forward Tyler Bozak had knee surgery and will be out until the playoffs. Disappointing news for Pioneer fans, Bozak is one of the best in the WCHA.

This weekend there are three holidays tourney and a monday/tuesday series for WCHA teams. The standings haven't changed, so if you are interested in them, take a look here.

Badger Hockey Showdown: You know the teams, Wisconsin finally wins it again.

Florida College Classic: St. Cloud vs Cornell, Colgate vs Maine; I think St. Cloud takes 3rd, they choke in tournament format don't they?

Great Lakes Invitational: Michigan vs Michigan Tech, North Dakota vs Michigan State; North Dakota is riding pretty high right now, so I think they take the tourney, while Tech takes 3rd place.

Mankato travels east and plays Princeton (monday) and Yale (tuesday). I want them to sweep, but I think they split.

Badger fans, there is nothing wrong w/ cheering for our WCHA foes when in non-conference action. It helps Wisconsin when other WCHA schools get those wins. Of course, I would never ask a Wisconsin fan to cheer for minnesota, they are the exception.