For those interested, here are the around the conference.
FYS beat northern 2-1 in EL.
lake state edged out miami 4-3.
western beats notre dame again, 3-1 for the sweep.
ferris state gets late goal to beat alaska, 4-3.
We want lake state to beat miami, and western to beat notre dame. If that happens and (most importantly) Michigan wins tomorrow, Michigan takes possession of 3rd place.
Wow......northern got a 5 minute major AND a minor on a guy 2 minutes into the major penalty and state STILL couldn't score.
So FYS was on a 5-on-3 for about 3 minutes......pathetic.
So if western can hold on and beat notre dame, they will be only 1 point away in the standings from first place.
Updated standings with tonights scores:
1 Ohio 34
2 Western 33
3 Lake State 28
4 Notre Dame 27
6 MICHIGAN 26
Ferris State 26
8 Northern 25
10 Alaska 18
11 Bowling Green 10
Man, a win tomorrow puts us right in the thick of things.
So if Michigan can win tomorrow, which I think they will. They will take sole possession of 3rd place.
Amazing how ferris state went from a bottom dweller to being in the conference race.
to win the conference. They (after tomorrow's game) have 2 games in hand on everybody but Ferris, Notre Dame and MSU and are somewhere between 1 and 4 points back of OSU (pending tomorrow's results). They have two @ Miami and two at home vs. OSU left, but those are really the only two parts of their schedule that look especially difficult. I see Michigan somewhere in 3rd/4th with OSU and ND taking the other top 4 spaces. Hopefully Michigan gets at least third, because I can see Miami finishing in 5th pretty easily and I do not want to play best of 3 with them at Yost with potentially their season on the line...
If you actually read the caption for that photo on Ann Arbor.com, you would will see that it is a high school hockey player.
Yeah, I had a very similar freak out for a few seconds until I read the caption. I am hoping we wear our usual road blues.
of OSU's jersey for the game.
I don't think we can find anything worse than those. Though hopefully we won't try...
A road sweep of #3 notre dame is huge. They've put themselves in position to actually win the conference. If we can win tomorrow though, we're right back in it believe it or not. Only 5 points back of #1 with about 10 games left? That's well within reach of us, especially since we've been so hot lately.
The 2nd half is gonna be fun. Let's get us a national championship
A win over Ohio would flip a number of comparisons, moving Michigan up to fiffth in the pairwise rankings. Of course, there is a long way to go this season, but who would have thought that could happen a month ago?