Friday, December 12, 2008

I've been pretty slacktastic with my postings on the site due to work so I decided to toss in a few links regarding the Minnesota game that will air Saturday and Sunday nights on FSN. No the Tigers don't play tonight, something I just found out myself as I was writing this. So on that note, here are some links to read while you suffer through a Friday night without hockey. As for myself, I have my first game in the Durango Adult Hockey league tonight so that should be fun. I played inline hockey in highschool and grew up on roller blades playing in our tiny driveway but never played on ice until a month ago. Should be a good time!

Chad Rau and his ancient stock photo made the front of USCHO today and the WCHA column gives the Tigers a C- for their report card at this point and addresses the fact that we all are wondering how the Tigers have remained so high in the polls.

CHN now allows you to check scores from your cell phone, a great feature for those of us who love college hockey and can't find a score update anywhere!

And CC Athletics previews the weekend below, full press release here (PDF)
by CC Athletics

A pair of former No. 1-ranked teams square off this Saturday and Sunday when Colorado College and the University of Minnesota meet in a regional televised two-game series at Mariucci Arena on the UM campus in Minneapolis.

Only one point separates the second-place Gophers and fourth-place Tigers in the unusually tight WCHA standings. While league-leading Wisconsin takes the weekend off, CC and Minnesota are among five teams with a shot at catching or surpassing the Badgers in the WCHA standings.

This is the last weekend of conference play until January.

Still in the thick of the upper division despite winning just two of their last six league outings, the Tigers are 9-5-4 overall and 6-4-2 in WCHA play after tying (1-1) and losing (7-4) to Minnesota Duluth at the World Arena last weekend. Only two points out of first place, they currently are ranked No. 9 and 10 in the two national polls. Minnesota is No. 2 in both.

This weekend's series in Minneapolis will feature four of the WCHA’s top 11 point producers. Colorado College’s Chad Rau (10g,14a) and Eric Walsky (9g,13a) rank second and in a tie for third, respectively, with 24 and 22 points overall, while Gopher standouts Ryan Stoa (11g,9a) and Jordan Schroeder (7g,12a) are eighth and tied for 10th with 20 and 19.