The Tigers went to RPI and swept two games from the Engineers. Rylan Schwartz had three goals over the weekend, and Joe Howe continued his good start, giving up just 1 goal in each of the two games.
The Gophers are one of the most surprising teams in America to start the year, and they enter their series with North Dakota ranked ahead of the Sioux for the first time since 2009. Anchorage isn’t the toughest opponent around, but it was in Anchorage, which is a tough trip, and it was against the team who eliminated them last season.
Ferris State had been one of the best defensive teams in the country coming into the weekend, and Michigan put up 5 and 4 goals. Phil di Giuseppe had 2 goals and 2 assists on the weekend en route to being named CCHA rookie of the week.
The Huskies took three points from Denver, including a 7-2 win on Friday. They’ve played 6 games to Minnesota’s 4, but Michigan Tech sits just a point back of first place in the WCHA.
Winner after the jump:Lake Superior State
The Lakers swept Miami and moved into first place in the CCHA. With seven wins on the year, the Lakers have more wins at this point than they did before December in six of the past seven seasons. They haven’t been outstanding statistically, so it’s fair to wonder how long this will continue, but the Lakers are off to a damn fine start.