Saturday College Hockey

Submitted by gwkrlghl on November 10th, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Let's talk about some not-football everyone.

#1 Minnesota topped #4 Notre Dame tonight 5-4 (of note were a few really dirty plays by the Gophers including a 5 min major for an intentional knee-to-knee hit)
#3 St Cloud beat #7 Miami 2-1

Since that means both of those series split, we'll probably see a bit of a shake-up in the rankings Monday. I'll bet we see #1 Minnesota, #2 Notre Dame, and #3 Michigan with Michigan getting a small amount of first place votes (maybe)

Also of note, things that are good for our RPI at this point:

State was swept by Tech
OSU swept Niagara
UNH got a sweep of UMass
and RIT managed a split

Hockey. Yes. Not football



November 10th, 2013 at 12:17 AM ^

MSU getting swept is not good for our RPI, because we are guaranteed to play MSU more than we play Tech.

That doesn't mean that revelling in their misfortune isn't enjoyable, just that it's not a notable plus for us. Not a huge minus either, of course.

It's really too early to look at rankings, there just haven't been enough games yet. Once we hit the conference season, the numbers will gel and we'll get a good outlook on tournament prospects and where the strength of the conference really lies.

Michigan Arrogance

November 10th, 2013 at 7:16 AM ^

I can't believe there was another 5 min kneeing at Minn. I was at Colgate-RPI last night and saw a 5 for boarding (no game dq) a 5 for elbowing (game mc) AND a 5 for kneeing (game misc) all on RPI They have 40 pen mins last night.