UMD No. 4 in USCHO, INCH; CC is next; York; Podein

Minnesota Duluth remained No. 4 in Monday’s U.S. College Hockey Online here and dropped one spot to No. 4 in the Inside College Hockey Power Rankings here.

Ferris State, on a 14-game unbeaten streak, remains No. 1.

Colorado College (16-12-2), No. 16 in USCHO and No. 14 in INCH, comes to Duluth this weekend following a home split with Nebraska-Omaha. Brian Gomez of the Colorado Springs Gazette has some video following Saturday’s 5-3 Omaha win, including an interview with CC coach Scott Owens here.

U.S. College Hockey Online looks back at last weekend in the WCHA here.

UMD coach Scott Sandelin talked about 2012 Hobey Baker Memorial Award candidates in a U.S. College Hockey Online podcast here.

Eric Burton of Goon’s World ranks the WCHA here.

Boston College’s Jerry York became just the second college coach to earn 900 wins, coming last Friday. York, 66, joins Ron Mason in that elite class. York was behind the Bowling Green State bench in 1984 in a four-overtime win against UMD in the NCAA title game in Lake Placid, N.Y. Updates on York from the Boston Globe here and U.S. College Hockey Online here.

Also a great photo of York alongside a basketball coach from Duke with 900 wins, named coach K, is right here.

Former UMD star Shjon Podein is having an excellent first season at St. Louis Park High School entering the Section 2A playoffs this week. The St. Louis Patch has an update here and the state section pairings are on Minnesota Hockey Hub here.

Defenseman Max Nicastro of Boston University was arrested and subsequently suspended for off-ice actions last weekend. BU’s independent student newspaper, the Daily Free Press, has and update here and College Hockey News has an update here.

4 thoughts on “UMD No. 4 in USCHO, INCH; CC is next; York; Podein

  1. How about those BULLDOGS!!! While I (and I suspect many others were) was itching for 4 points a 3 point weekend on the road late in the season is impressive. Overall, a very, very strong weekend on the road playing a much improved Mavs team and dominating them. The BULLDOGS were firing on all cylinders this weekend. 20 wins…… .700 winning percentage great job BULLDOGS.

    One thing that I am really excited to watch over the course of the next 7 weeks is to see #35 really make a stand and demonstrate that he might be TOP DOG among UMD goal tenders. I really liked the effort out of the 3rd and 4th lines.

    I just need to support the comments made by a previous responder about the quality of refs in the WCHA. Not that these quality individuals cost the BULLDOGS; but for instance, on Saturday night how does a team get 6 penalties to 2 when the 6 penatly team controlled the play and offensive production for the majority of the game?

  2. Guest your right on! I like where the Dogs are right now! A split this weekend and we finish no worse than third. Also first is not out of the question. As far as the officiating it was laughable again and usually is night in and night out. I have no problem with the penalty called with three minutes to go it’s just the four or five that should have been called before that. The new league needs to really look at officiating consistency because there isnt any in the WCHA.

  3. The polls certainly a reflect a what have you done lately mentality. Overall records of the top teams are largely identical. The Gophers aren’t getting any respect which could make them dangerous in the playoffs.

  4. The b2live folks gave me my money back after their streaming failed Saturday night. If anyone else bought in and missed the end of the 3rd and OT they are good about refunds.

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