WCHA game day: Back to work

The WCHA steps into 2013 on Friday with nine of 12 teams in action, including two league series: Colorado College at Nebraska-Omaha and Wisconsin at Alaska Anchorage.

Minnesota Duluth is off until a home series with Michigan Tech on Jan. 11-12.

Two WCHA bloggers are offering their choices for First Half of Season Awards in the league¬† — Bruce Ciskie here and Andy Johnson here.

Inside Hockey’s WCHA Power Rankings from Eric Burton are available here.

The UMD men are joining with Essentia Health in Duluth for a jersey auction Jan. 12 to benefit a fight against breast cancer in the Northland. Information is available here.

You can go around the WCHA with Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press here and Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald here.

U.S. College Hockey Online makes weekend WCHA picks right here.

College Hockey Inc. has made some hires detailed in a U.S. College Hockey Online story here.

Three-time News Tribune high school girls cross country runner of the year Marisa Shady of Esko has made a commitment to South Dakota State. An update is here.

WCHA Standings Courtesy of College Hockey Stats.net

 1 St. Cloud State   18  14  9- 5- 0 .643  45- 33   20 12- 8- 0 .600  67- 50
 2 North Dakota      17  12  7- 2- 3 .708  44- 30   18 10- 5- 3 .639  60- 44
   Denver            17  14  7- 4- 3 .607  44- 37   19 10- 6- 3 .605  65- 48
 4 Minnesota State   16  14  8- 6- 0 .571  44- 37   20 12- 6- 2 .650  63- 48
 5 Minnesota         15  12  6- 3- 3 .625  36- 30   19 13- 3- 3 .763  69- 35
   Nebraska Omaha    15  12  7- 4- 1 .625  41- 34   20 11- 8- 1 .575  70- 52
 7 Minnesota Duluth  13  14  5- 6- 3 .464  40- 40   20  7-10- 3 .425  54- 57
 8 Colorado College  11  12  5- 6- 1 .458  41- 43   20  8-10- 2 .450  69- 71
   Bemidji State     11  14  4- 7- 3 .393  34- 43   18  5-10- 3 .361  44- 52
10 Wisconsin          9  12  2- 5- 5 .375  23- 29   16  4- 7- 5 .406  35- 36
   Michigan Tech      9  14  3- 8- 3 .321  34- 53   19  6-10- 3 .395  53- 63
12 Alaska Anchorage   5  12  1- 8- 3 .208  21- 38   16  3- 9- 4 .312  32- 49

 

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