Game Day: No. 12 St. Cloud State at Minnesota Duluth

About six inches of snow arrived in Duluth over night on Thanksgiving, along with significant winds and plummeting temperatures — just in time for a home hockey series Friday (7:37 p.m.) and Saturday (7:07 p.m.) on My9 and 94.1 FM.

News Tribune live game blogs will be right here.

No. 12 St. Cloud State (6-4) faces Minnesota Duluth (2-6-2) at Amsoil Arena in the only meeting between the teams this season. Both move on to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference in 2013-14.

The News Tribune features UMD senior defenseman Drew Olson here and series notes here.

Mick Hatten of the St. Cloud Times looks at the return of injured Ben Hanowski here and freshman forward David Morley and his concussion background here.

Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press looks at the WCHA matchups here.

Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald goes around the WCHA here and tells us here which team is the most followed in North America during the NHL lockout according to home attendance (you may be able to guess that the team wears green and is not Notre Dame, where North Dakota plays today).

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

U.S. College Hockey Online has Division I women’s series picks here.