Thursday, December 4, 2008

Around the WCHA Dec 5 & 6

After a pretty full week of non-conference action for the majority of the WCHA it’s back to four full series of action. First a look back on last week:

UW swept the Showcase!
North Dakota split w/ Cornell at home
minnesota lost to Michigan and tied State (pathetic)
DU beat Colgate and handed Air Force their first loss
CC beat Colgate, but lost to Air Force
Mankato won and tied @ Bowling Green
Tech was swept by Bemijdi State
Duluth beat St. Cloud on Saturday

Overall the WCHA went 7-5-2 in non-conference action last week.

The WCHA standings are starting to come together.

In points/game Wisconsin is tied w/ UAA in 5th. That adds to this series as a Badger sweep could get them above 1 pt/game, which will be needed to land home ice for the WCHA playoffs.

I’m 8-8 on the season, time to make some predictions for this weekend:

UAA @ Wisconsin – Badger sweep, I picked it in the drive for .500, have to stick w/ it
St. Cloud @ Mankato – Split
Duluth @ CC – CC sweeps, they play well at home
Denver @ Tech – Denver takes 3 pts
North Dakota @ Harvard – Split, for the WCHA’s sake we need to cheer for the Sioux