It has been way to long since something about sports has been posted on this site. So here we go!
College Hockey, I Have Missed You
It's Friday! College hockey is coming to you from all over the country. I'm a little late to be posting a NCAA Hockey preview, so here is more of an update of who is who in Cawlidge Hawkey.
The Fighting Sioux moved from the number two team in the states to the number one (USCHO Rankings). Now it's easy to say that the number one team in the land is hot but they are 10-3-2 with a 6-1 road record. They swept Wisconsin in Madison and split a series with a solid St. Could State team. Junior Drake Caggiula leads North Dakota in points with 20 (7 Goals, 13 Assists) which ties him for second in all of NCAA hockey. This program is a hockey factory and will be playing late into April.
The Sioux host Lake Superior State this weekend.
This Ivy League team moved up nine spots from the last poll to put them at number nine. Harvard is on a four game win steak after defeating UMass Lowell, Boston University, Bentley and Dartmouth. With a record of 7-1-2, Harvard faces Princeton and Quinnipiac on the road this weekend which will be another big heat check for this team. Harvard's depth and quality net minding has helped them navigate through tough opponents such as UMass Lowell and Boston University.
Will we be talking about the Crimson a month from now?
Colgate is on a two game skid and fell to the 13 spot on the charts. They are 8th for penalty minutes averaging 16.27 per game but only allow 2.07 goals per game. It's hard to win when your team spends that much time in the sin bin. In their last two game Colgate had 16 minor penalties. The penalty killers are logging a lot of minutes and that usually makes things harder in the second half of the season.
Colgate will try and right the ship on the road against Providence on December 9th.
(I will do my best to hold back my joy) BC has lost two in a row and are 7-7-0 on the year! Yes, they have played a pretty tough schedule early but still! The Eagles' normal high flying offense is currently 22nd in the country for goals per game (2.93 GPG). After graduating Hobey Baker winning Johnny Gaudreau and his partner in crime Kevin Hayes this team might finally be low on top end talent. I don't expect to see BC drop out of the top 20 but they're currently 17th.
Boston College has a Home-and-Home with New Hampshire this weekend.