Monday Morning Stroll through the WCHA

Beautiful Monday morning here in Duluth, Minnesota.  Sun is shining down, blinding everybody with it's reflection off the snow, but that's hard to complain about eh?

Again we had a little bit of a "quieter" weekend in the WCHA with only eight teams dropping pucks.  Alaska Anchorage, Bemidji State, Michigan Tech,  and Minnesota State all got the weekend off.


Friday:
Minnesota Duluth 3 at Minnesota 5
St. Cloud State 3 at Colorado College 4
North Dakota 4 at Denver 5

Saturday:
Minnesota Duluth 2 at Minnesota 2 OT
North Dakota 6 at Denver 1
St. Cloud State 5 at Colorado College 2

USA U18 3 at Nebraska Omaha 2

Sunday:
Penn State 0 at Wisconsin 5

Who's Moppin'...?

With not a single weekend sweep, it's hard to say that any team is currently "moppin'? the competition, but I will say Minnesota Duluth played one hell of a series at Minnesota.  Most went into the series with the mind set that the Dogs were going to be brutally swept, especially after playing awful hockey at Bemidji State.  But the young Bulldogs played very well both nights and skated with right with arguably the best team in the country.  Now this could mean they figured out some of the problems they have been dealing with, or not...  I guess we'll have to wait and see as they host Bama-Hunts this weekend.

After suffering a difficult loss on Friday night's game against Denver, North Dakota came back with an emmense amount of fire on Saturday to stomp the Pioneers 6-1.  Not exactly moppin' with a sweep, but I'll give it to them due to the fact they kept Friday's game close, ending in Denver's favor 5-4.

Who's Floppin'

You can never gauge a team in exhibition games, especially if you weren't there, but Nebraska Omaha fell to the USA Minors 3-2.  Now Dean Blaise could have been trying new line combos or something, I never looked into it, but a loss to the youngsters never looks to great.  So I wouldn't exactly categorize the Red Mavs as "flops" right now, but what the hell was going on this weekend?


Weekend Scoring Leaders:

Pos
Team
G
A
Pts
Rylan Schwartz
F
Colorado College
3
2
5
Andrew Prochno
D
St. Cloud State
1
4
5
Tyler Barnes
F
Wisconsin
1
3
4
Jonny Brodzinski
F
St. Cloud State
3
1
4
Danny Kristo
F
North Dakota
2
2
4
Austin Farley
F
Minnesota Duluth
3
0
3


Weekend Goaltending Leaders:

Team
GP
Mins
Shots
GAA
SV%
Joel Rumpel
Wisconsin
1
60
22
0.00
100.0%
Clarke Saunders
North Dakota
1.5
94
45
1.91
93.3%
Adam Wilcox
Minnesota
2
125
66
2.40
92.4%
Matt McNeely
Minnesota Duluth
2
125
73
2.91
91.8%



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