Tournaments in one week; Gersich to North Dakota; Denver’s winless streak; U.S. Juniors win

After a brief holiday break, WCHA teams return to game action in one week, including Minnesota Duluth facing Maine in the first round of the Florida College Classic on Dec. 28 in Estero, Fla.

Joe Paisley of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, previews nonconference tournament action in a post here.

North Dakota has claimed another recruit from the state of Minnesota, sophomore forward Frank Gersich of Holy Family Catholic. His father, Frank, was a defenseman at Duluth Central High School and the University of Minnesota. The Grand Forks Herald has an update here.

The Denver Post has an update on Denver’s eight-game winless streak here.

Kevin Falness looks at the WCHA at the holiday break, in This Week in the WCHA, audio report here.

The United States defeated Sweden 3-2 in overtime in a World Junior Championships preliminary game Thursday in Finland. Chris Peters of the United States of Hockey has a recap here.