This was my pre-season top twenty and their current record. It would appear that Notre Dame, Minnesota, Boston University, Vermont are not as good as I originally thought they would be. Also, we can infer that college hockey is going to be wide open this season, there is a lot of parity. I believe that [...]
A rundown of some of the college games to look forward to. As well taking a look at the U.S. & Canadian World Junior teams. Goon’s 2009 Christmas Wish list.
Most College hockey teams have played about half of their games (somewhere between 15-17 games), so I think we can say that we are approximately half way through the college hockey season. So, as a result, I have posted the top sixteen in the Pairwise Rankings–which are a snap shot of the college hockey season to date. While the Pairwise [...]
A look at the Bemidji State Beavers.
Yesterday afternoon I saw one of the better played college hockey games of the seasons. The first game featured the upstart Bemidji State University Beavers of the CHA against the media darling Miami University RedHawks of the CCHA. Coming into the game it was one of the more talked about matchups of the season in [...]
There has been a recurring theme this season in the WCHA and to a lesser extent the other leagues in college hockey, shoddy and inconsistent officiating. What is a penalty one period isn’t a penalty the next. So what can be done about incompetent officials?
Questionable hits and the review process after last night’s SCSU and UND game where I witnessed one of the dirtiest checking from behind hits that I have witnessed, since the Geoff Paukovich hit on Robbie Bina during the 2005 WCHA Final Five.
I touched on this subject a bit last week on my blog but it does stimulate an interesting debate. I referenced an article by the Wisconsin Badgers hockey beat writer Andy Baggot; apparently in the future the Wisconsin Badgers are going to load up on unimpressive opponents in hopes of making the NCAA tourney. One [...]