Hermantown High School junior defenseman Neal Pionk has made an oral commitment to Minnesot Duluth. His story in the News Tribune is here.
In the U.S. College Hockey Online Top 20 (or 21 this week with a tie at No. 20): the ECAC leads with seven teams, the WCHA six, CCHA four, Hockey East three and Atlantic Hockey one.
The weekly WCHA web media poll is right here.