While UMD is off, others play in the WCHA

While the No. 17-ranked Minnesota Duluth men have an off weekend, the rest of the WCHA gets down to business Friday. The Bulldogs return for a Saturday-Sunday series, Nov. 10-11, at Nebraska-Omaha.

Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press takes you around the league here.

Chris Dilks of Western College Hockey previews the WCHA series here.

U.S. College Hockey Online makes WCHA picks here.

The eminent Roman Augustoviz of the Minneapolis Star Tribune makes picks here.

Colorado Springs-based blogger Joe Paisley has WCHA notes here.

The UMD women are home Friday and Saturday against No. 1 and unbeaten Minnesota in a WCHA series. The News Tribune has a feature on UMD star sophomore defenseman Brigette Lacquette here and some series notes here.

U.S. College Hockey Online makes pick for women’s Division I games here and the men’s NCHA here.

Also Kara Goucher is in New York to observe, but not run in, Sunday’s New York City Marathon, which will go on as planned. Goucher has a blog post here.