Notes and Bracketology

     Minnesota Duluth was in town only briefly this week, practicing Monday and Tuesday, and then getting on a plane. There were a few players sick and a couple with bumps and bruises, but here was the lineup being used at practice:

     Jordan Fulton-Jack Connolly-Justin Fontaine

     Rob Bordson-Travis Oleksuk-Mike Connolly

     Cody Danberg-Drew Akins-David Grun

     Kyle Schmidt-Jake Hendrickson-Mike Seidel

Brady Lamb-Wade Bergman

Dylan Olsen-Mike Montgomery

Chad Huttel-Drew Olson

     Brady Hjelle and Kenny Reiter

(Traveling extra players: Keegan Flaherty, Scott Kishel)

      This week’s U.S. College Hockey Online Bracketology projection of the Division I tournament is here and the brackets are below. And UMD captain Drew Akins provides insight at his blog here. And WCHA scoring leader Blake Geoffrion has returned to practice at Wisconsin and talks about his hit from St. Cloud State’s Aaron Marvin in a story from Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal here.

Here’s Jayson Moy from USCHO
2010 Division I Men Bracketology

Midwest Regional, Allen County War Memorial Colisuem, Fort Wayne, Ind., March 27-28
Minnesota Duluth vs. Miami of Ohio
North Dakota vs. New Hampshire

Northeast Regional, Worcester, Mass. DCU Center, March 27-28
Denver vs. Rochester Institute of Technology
Alaska Fairbanks vs. Yale

West Regional, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, March 26-27
St. Cloud State vs. Vermont
Michigan State vs. Bemidji State

East Regional, Albany (N.Y.) Times Union Center, March 26-27
Wisconsin vs. Ferris State
Cornell vs. Boston College

Division I Frozen Four, Ford Field, Detroit, Mich., April 8-10

Conference Breakdown

WCHA — 5
CCHA — 4
HE — 3
ECAC — 2
CHA — 1
AHA — 1

Dropped In

Dropped Out

Key Games, WCHA

Colorado College is falling, but a weekend sweep of Denver would do wonders. Minnesota Duluth can’t afford to lose, and it’s time for playoff jockeying, because if you’re on the bubble, you want to take on a TUC in the playoffs.