After a weekend with zero points the bye week can't come soon enough. Time to rest and recharge. Have some very winnable games coming up (even though miami has gotten a little better as the season has gone along) lots of hockey left.
DU vs und next week should be a barnburner.
WMU coming off a beatdown of RPI get miami. I could see western splitting that series.
as mentioned a couple of weeks ago, kevin sneddon of vermont steps down at the end of the year. will be very interesting to see who replaces him.
Providence has now lost 4 in a row after getting swept by umass. Hockey east standings are crazy right now with only 7 points between northeastern (in 9th) with 17 points and umass in first with 24
Mankato all but locks up the wcha with a sweep against nmu.
Big 10 race has also gone off the rails with msu osu and minnesota all 2 points behind penn state. minnesota has really turned it around after an abysmal start to the year.
No Mav hockey but some interesting results this weekend
DU now on a 4 game skid having been swept by UND. UND all but locks up the penrose. DU also has a couple key guys out of the lineup. brink is supposedly day to day. Heikenen also out of saturday's game. of more concern is a suddenly resurgent st cloud is now only 3 points behind du.
longer term it will be interesting to see what happens to und when it's time for the NCAA regional. DU is host in the west so they can't be moved. if things hold I expect the committee to send UND out east and ship umd to loveland.
WMU takes 4 of 6 from miami this weekend setting up a battle for 2nd between them and UMD next weekend.
Cornell and Clarkson stay neck and neck in the ECAC.
the rise of bemidji continues with an impressive sweep of northern michigan. bemidji is in at large range for an ncaa spot. huge series in a couple of weeks against mankato.
speaking of teams on the rise, minnesota after a horrid start is now tied atop the big 10 standings.
the struggles at providence continue -- getting a tie against lowly vermont. the rest of hockey east is bonkers. boston college at northeastern this thursday. could have a bit of clarity but not much. BC Umass and northeastern all in the top 10 of the pwr rankings and maine and umass lowell floating on the cut line. could have 5 or 6 hockey east teams in the NCAA this year.