WCHA Power Rankings; USCHO observations; CHN first-half awards; National Hockey Center update; Huntsville to make pitch

Blogger Eric Burton has WCHA Power Rankings here.

U.S. College Hockey Online has three WCHA observations from last weekend here.

College Hockey News has WCHA First Half of the Season all-star teams right here.

Mick Hatten of the St. Cloud Times has an update on renovations taking part at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud here. Minnesota Duluth does not play in St. Cloud this season.

Independent Alabama-Huntsville will make another pitch to join the restructured WCHA for 2013-14 at a league meeting this week, in conjunction with NCAA annual meetings in Texas. (The Chargers and coach Kurt Kleinendorst play in Duluth on March 1-2.) The Huntsville Times has an update here.