Boston College: I thought Denver was overrated coming into the year, but regardless anytime a team goes cross country and grabs two wins it is a good weekend. BC allowed just two goals over the weekend
Nebraska-Omaha: Omaha’s debut in the WCHA was a memorable one, with a road sweep in Minneapolis. Granted it’s through only one weekend, but the Mavs currently share the WCHA lead with North Dakota.
Alaska: The Nanooks won the Goal Rush. Tournament MVP Scott Greenham allowed just 2 goals in the pair of wins.
Michigan State: I had Sparty as a borderline NCAA Tournament team coming into the year, and they affirmed my faith picking up a win and a tie against Maine. Drew Palmisano made 65 saves in the two games.
Robert Morris: Bob Mo is off to their best start in the history of the program, and like fellow conference newbies Nebraska-Omaha, they sit atop their conference.
St. Cloud State: The Huskies have been bad offensively this year, but perhaps even more troubling is their inability to keep pucks out of their own net. They have allowed a 6 spot twice already this year, including Friday vs. Miami.
Bemidji State: Being swept by North Dakota doesn’t necessarily make it a bad weekend, but as fellow newbies to the WCHA I had to present the flip side of the Omaha coin.
Minnesota: Once nearly unbeatable at home, the Gophers have turned Mariucci Arena into one of the most hospitable places in all of the WCHA.
St. Lawrence: The Saints are a pretty abd team, but they should have been able to at least compete vs. Ferris State. Instead they lost 4-2 in a game that wasn’t that close, and 3-0.