WCHA Rewind

Who's hot, WCHA?

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WCHA:
Alaska Anchorage 1 at Minnesota 7
Colorado College 3 at North Dakota 5
Michigan Tech 4 at Minnesota Duluth 5
Wisconsin 2 at Minnesota State 1 OT
Nebraska Omaha 3 at Denver 3 OT

Others:
Notre Dame 1 at Michigan State 4
Ohio State 1 at Ferris State 3
Boston College 1 at New Hampshire 2

So who's hot?

Well, let's start off with Wisconsin.  The Badgers are currently on a 10-game unbeaten streak after their last two overtime wins at Minnesota State.  7-0-3 and have won the last 6 in row.  Now the teams they have beaten are Huntsville, Anchorage, and Minnesota State, but it's not like the Mavericks aren't playing solid hockey this year?  Are the Badgers for real?  They host Miami Ohio next weekend to find out.

Since Christmas, Minnesota is on a 5-game win streak.  Among the four different teams they've beat over that span are former number 1 Boston College and Notre Dame, so it's not like it's been a complete walk in the park.  The Gophers will be tested next weekend as they host North Dakota in the last series between the two in at least a couple of years.

For a team that started off hot then cooled way down, Denver seems to be back on the rise again.  The Pioneers took 3 points from a very good Nebraska Omaha team this weekend and swept Cornell before that.  Have the Denver Pioneers broken the streak of inconsistency?  They head to St. Cloud State next weekend to try and keep the streak alive.

After giving up an ill-felt loss to Colorado College on Friday night, North Dakota found it's wheels and blew past them on Saturday night earning their 7th win in their last 10 games.  North Dakota is 6-1-1 in their last 8 game with big wins over Denver, Colorado College, and sweeps at home against Holy Cross and at Michigan Tech.  The North Dakotas head to Minnesota to play the Gophers in one of college hockey's biggest rivalries next weekend.

Lastly, Minnesota Duluth started off the year with a lack of scoring, question marks on goaltending, and a lack-lead team.  The Bulldogs seemed to have found the right track after failing miserably in the Florida College Classic, sweeping Michigan Tech at home this weekend.  In their last 6 WCHA games, the Dogs are 4-1-1 and head to Colorado College to play a very good Tigers team next weekend.

WCHA Standings:
WCHA
OVERALL
Pts.
W
L
T
W
L
T
GF
GA
Denver
20
8
4
4
13
6
4
82
57
Nebraska Omaha
20
9
5
2
13
9
2
88
67
Minnesota
19
8
3
3
16
3
3
84
40
North Dakota
19
8
3
3
13
6
3
76
55
St. Cloud State
18
9
5
0
12
10
0
70
58
Minnesota Duluth
17
7
6
3
9
10
3
60
61
Wisconsin
17
6
5
5
8
7
5
47
43
Minnesota State
16
8
8
0
14
8
2
75
57
Colorado College
13
6
9
1
9
13
2
81
90
Bemidji State
11
4
7
3
5
11
4
46
60
Michigan Tech
9
3
10
3
6
12
3
57
69
Alaska Anchorage
5
1
12
3
3
13
4
39
66


Scoring Offense:
Goals/GM
Minnesota
3.82
Nebraska Omaha
3.67
Denver
3.57


Scoring Defense:
Goals/GM
Minnesota
1.82
Wisconsin
2.15
Minnesota State
2.38


Penalty Minutes:
Minutes/GM
Minnesota Duluth
16.5
Denver
16.3
Alaska Anchorage
15.1


Power Play:
PP %
Minnesota
25.0%
Minnesota Duluth
22.8%
Denver
22.3%


Penalty Kill:
PK %
Minnesota
90.5%
Denver
86.3%
St. Cloud State
83.8%


Scoring Leaders:
Team
Goals
Assists
Points
Ryan Walters
UNO
15
21
36
Corban Knight
UND
10
21
31
Danny Kristo
UND
13
17
30


Freshman Scoring:
Team
Goals
Assists
Points
Tony Cameranesi
UMD
10
11
22
Alex Petan
MTU
7
9
18
Austin Farley
UMD
8
9
17


Goalie Leaders (GAA):
Team
GAA
Save %
Adam Wilcox
UMTC
1.65
0.925
Stephon Williams
MSU
1.84
0.925
Juho Olkinuora
DU
1.86
0.942



Enjoy.


GO DOGS!!

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