Game Day: Games in hand in the WCHA, UMD out of conference Saturday

Four of the five teams directly in front of sixth-place Minnesota Duluth in the WCHA have two games in hand, but that will even out this weekend. While Minnesota, St. Cloud State, Nebraska-Omaha and North Dakota play league series, the Bulldogs are out of conference with a 2:07 p.m. home exhibition Saturday with the USA U18 team of Ann Arbor, Mich. Seven weeks remain in the regular season.

You can take a look around the WCHA, including St. Cloud State vs. North Dakota, in posts by Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press here and Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald here.

U.S. College Hockey Online has WCHA notes here and  series picks here.

The UMD women have 1:07 p.m. games Friday and Saturday at Ohio State and U.S. College Hockey Online has Division I women’s picks here.

The buzz from stat fans in the college hockey world is about the fabulous new feature from College Hockey, Inc. which allows you to check out, well, pretty much any stat you can think of right here.

Mark Bedics of the NCAA has some hockey notes, led by the excellent season of St. Cloud State senior forward Drew LeBlanc of Hermantown here.