Minnesota Duluth (2-3-1) resumes its schedule this weekend with Saturday (7:07 p.m.) and Sunday (2:07 p.m.) games at Nebraska-Omaha (4-3-1). The Bulldogs are busing the 520 miles starting Thursday after practice, staying overnight in Mason City, Iowa (home of composer Meredith Willson) and finishing the eight-hour drive Friday morning.
It is Homecoming weekend at Nebraska-Omaha. The series is Saturday-Sunday to allow No. 16 Creighton University to open the men’s basketball season Friday night against North Texas as CenturyLink Center in Omaha.
Omaha forward Zahn Raubenheimer, with two goals each night in a road sweep of Michigan Tech, is the WCHA offensive player of the week. A news release is here.
The U.S. Select team defeated Switzerland 4-3 Tuesday in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to go to 2-0 in the World Junior A Challenge. UMD defenseman recruit Blake Heinrich had an assist. Coach Brett Larson and his team advance to Friday’s semifinal round. USA Hockey has a news release here.
ESPN provides information on 2013 NCAA playoff coverage for Division I men, including a return to ESPN for the championship game, in a news release here.
U.S. College Hockey Online looks at Division I women during a Four Nations Cup off week here.