Thursday, January 22, 2009

Around the WCHA Jan 23 & 24

The WCHA is getting interesting, and last week was no different. North Dakota has made a quick push to the top half of the standings w/ 7 pts in their last four games. minnesota rebounded and is right in the hunt. Neither Wisconsin nor CC gained any ground on the field.

Last weekend’s results:

Michigan Tech did get their one point against North Dakota
minnesota swept St. Cloud
UAA split in Mankato
Wisconsin split w/ CC
Duluth took both against Bemidji

College Hockey Stats again provides us w/ the standings. Denver was idle and still remains in first place. Right now there appears to be a divide between the top 5 and the bottom 5, but there are still plenty of games left to play. I ran through the “what if” calculator today and I have Wisconsin finishing 4th.

Wisconsin and minnesota are off this weekend, but everyone else matches up:

Michigan Tech @ UAA – I think the Seawolves will get a sweep basically closing the cellar door for Tech
St. Cloud @ CC – Split, I was not impressed w/ CC, UW gave them Saturday’s game
Denver @ North Dakota – Huge series, will there be any fights? Split
Mankato @ Duluth – I hate the Bulldogs, but I think they sweep at home

A side note, Duluth has lost once at home this season, and they can thank the Badgers for that blemish. Its debatable whether the blog’s presence in Duluth made the difference.