Minnesota Duluth faces a 50-degree day in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday leading to the start of a series with Colorado College. The Bulldogs are tied for seventh in the WCHA and the Tigers are four points back in ninth place.
Rink and Run is not on site this weekend, so no live blog, but game updates will be right here for both games as monitored from the News Tribune offices. Games are 8:37 p.m. Friday and 8:07 p.m. Saturday. Live stats will be here.
The UMD women, on a six-game unbeaten streak, are home Friday and Saturday against Bemidji State. The News Tribune features captain Jessica Wong here.
Neal Reid of the Colorado Springs Gazette notes that Colorado College (like UMD) has hopes of being at home for the start of the WCHA playoffs in a story here.
You can go around the WCHA in prepping for weekend games with Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press here and Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald (looking at the league’s highlight series, North Dakota at Minnesota) here.
U.S. College Hockey Online makes WCHA series picks here.
Independent Alabama-Huntsville has found a home in the WCHA for 2013-14. An update from the Huntsville Times here, U.S. College Hockey Online here, Chris Peters of the United States of Hockey here and College Hockey News here.