Jake McCabe (Collegehockeyinc.com), Nick Shore, WCHA.com, Riley Wetmore (Gretchen Ertl-Boston Globe), Brett Pesce (Futureconsiderations.ca)
By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC)
Twenty-six weeks of college hockey games have come and gone and just two weekends of the season remain. This Friday kicks off the second to last weekend with four first round games taking place. Of those games are the Northeast Regional’s semifinals featuring UMass-Lowell playing Wisconsin and New Hampshire playing Denver.
The Northeast Regional is arguably the most intriguing of the four regionals with a case being made for all four of the teams to advance to the Frozen Four. All four teams are strong and feature high end skill forwards such as Los Angeles Kings draft picks Nick Shore for Denver and Michael Mersch of Wisconsin. There is no shortage of high end defensemen in the tournament with the likes of Wisconsin’s Jake McCabe and top NCAA draft eligible player Brett Pesce of New Hampshire also headed to Manchester...