Minnesota Duluth fans must wait an extra day for hockey this weekend, as No. 20 UMD plays at Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday (7:07 p.m.) and Sunday (2:07 p.m.). The Bulldogs are completing a two-day bus trip to Omaha on Friday morning.
Junior forward Matt White is expected back in Omaha’s lineup after missing last weekend’s games at Michigan Tech for academic reasons, said coach Dean Blais. The Omaha World Herald has an update here.
Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press takes us around the WCHA right here.
Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald also has WCHA stuff here.
And Joe Paisley of Colorado Springs is in the WCHA world here.
Roman Augustoviz of the Minneapolis Star Tribune makes WCHA weekend picks right here.
Eric Burton of Goon’s World does the same here.
Chris Dilks of Western College Hockey has a WCHA weekend preview here.
College Hockey News has WCHA Power Rankings here.
Here’s something I didn’t know until this week — KDAL Radio, 610 AM in Duluth, is carrying University of Minnesota men’s hockey games. Really. The Bulldogs are on 94.1 FM in Duluth.
The top three scorers in the American Hockey League are former WCHA players, including Justin Faulk. The stats are here.
Maine, which lost to UMD in the first round of the 2012 NCAA playoffs in Worcester, Mass., is off to a 1-8 start. Larry Mahoney of the Bangor (Maine) Daily News writes that coach Tim Whitehead is not in danger of losing his job, for now, in a story here.
U.S. College Hockey has NCHA men’s series picks right here.