While many college hockey games in the Northeast United States have been postponed Friday with the impending Winter Storm Nemo bearing down, Minnesota Duluth and No. 11-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato will meet in NE Minnesota at 7:37 p.m. Friday and 7:07 p.m. Saturday at Amsoil Arena. Heavy snow is predicted for Sunday night and into Monday in the Duluth area (the storm is unnamed).
A News Tribune live blog will be available here.
Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press has a feature on Mankato senior captain Eriah Hayes here.
A bit more tweaking of UMD’s forwards lines this week by coach Scott Sandelin: Justin Crandall-Caleb Herbert-Mike Seidel; Austin Farley-Tony Cameranesi-Joe Basaraba; Charlie Sampair-Jake Hendrickson-Adam Krause and Dan DeLisle-Cody Danberg-Austyn Young. Defensemen: Drew Olson-Andy Welinski; Chris Casto-Tim Smith; and Wade Bergman-Derik Johnson. Freshman Matt McNeely will again be in goal.
Senior winger Keegan Flaherty remains out with an injury.
The Minnesota State-Mankato sports information office features first-year coach Mike Hastings in a piece, reprinted by Let’s Play Hockey, here.
U.S. College Hockey Online has WCHA series picks here.
Bruce Ciskie talked with NCHC commissioner Jim Scherr, addressing Target Center as a playoff venue in a post here.
The Minnesota State-Mankato women’s team will also be in Duluth this weekend for games with UMD on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.