Found November 25, 2011 on Goon's World:
College Hockey, North Dakota Fighting Sioux, WCHA Hockey
Now that we have gobbled up too much turkey, let’s gobble up some hockey games.


WCHA STANDINGS

Team.............................W-L-T....Points1. Minnesota.......................8-2-0...........16
2. Minnesota-Duluth..........7-2-1............15
2. Nebraska-Omaha...........5-3-2............12
4. Denver............................4-2-3............11
4. Michigan Tech................5-4-1............11
6. Colorado College.............5-2-0...........10
7. St. Cloud St.....................4-3-1.............9
8. Wisconsin.......................4-7-1.............9
9. Bemidji State..................3-6-1............7
10. Minnesota State...........2-6-0............4
10. North Dakota...............2-6-0............4
12. Alaska-Anchorage........1-7-0.............2


WCHA Games
Alaska-Anchorage @ Minnesota State
Last weekend the Seawolves split with the MTU Huskies in Anchorage and the Mavericks were swept by the Bulldogs in Duluth.

If one team can sweep the other in this series they will be able move into the middle part of the standings. The Seawolves removed the zero from their win and point column last weekend. The team that put up a few goals this weekend should come out on top, given the lack of scoring on both ledgers. SPLIT.


#4 Colorado College @ North DakotaLast weekend the Tigers swept the Badgers in Colorado Springs and the Sioux split with the Beavers in Bemidji.

The Sioux need to get more scoring, period. They can’t win games when they don’t score. They averaging just over 2gpg, that isn’t going to win many games, and their record reflects that. UND has been getting good defensive play and goaltending, now they just need to find their scoring touch. The Tigers on the other hand have been put the puck in opponents nets quite regularly this season. The Ralph might not be so hostile this weekend, one since many students are away for the holiday and two many fans might be suffering from a turkey hangover. SPLIT


St. Cloud State @ #19 Nebraska-Omaha (Sat/Sun)Last weekend the Huskies split with the Gophers in a home/home series and the Mavericks took a point from the Pioneers in Denver.

The Mavericks haven’t done to well away from Omaha this year, having a 2-3-2 road record. The Huskies are undefeated at the NHC this year, 3-0-2. Both teams are pretty even in the GF-GA categories, SCSU is 45-43 and UNO is 47-48. So looking at those numbers, these could be a couple of close games. SPLIT


NON-CONFERENCE
#3 Minnesota (11-3-0 overall) @ #20 Michigan State (7-5-0 overall)
Last weekend the Gophers split with SCSU Huskies in a home/home series with each team winning at home and the Spartans split with Northern Michigan in Marquette.

In a season and a half this will be 4 game series in the Big Ten (shouldn’t be the little six for hockey…). The Gophers have suffered two of their three loses on the road this year. SPLIT


#18 Michigan Tech (7-4-1 overall) @ St. Lawrence (4-6-0 overall)Last weekend the Huskies split with Seawolves in Anchorage and the Saints beat Dartmouth and then lost to Harvard last weekend.

The Huskies have cooled down a little after their hot start, and this will be a lengthy road trip for them after just traveling to Anchorage. Also MTU is 1-3-0 on the road, so I wouldn’t be surprised if SLU got a win. SPLIT


Mercyhurst (6-5-1 overall) @ Wisconsin (5-8-1 overall)Last weekend the Badgers were swept by the Tigers in Colorado Springs and the Lakers took 3-points from Bentley.

The Lakers from Eire, PA are leading Atlantic Hockey this year with a 5-1-1 record. Ah, it’s the Badgers at home in the Kohl Center. BADGERS SWEEP.


DENVER CUP
Princeton (2-6-1 overall) @ #10 Denver (5-3-3 overall)
Friday
Miami(6-6-2 overall) @ #10 Denver (5-3-3 overall) Saturday
Last weekend the Pioneers took 3-points from the UNO Mavericks in Denver and

I’m taking the Pioneers over the Tigers on Friday night and Miami over the Pioneers on Saturday.


BYE WEEK

Bemidji State - Beavers
Minnesota-Duluth - Bulldogs


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