Happy New Year everyone.
The Oklahoma City Barons are hopeful former Tigers goalie Richard Bachman can be the foundation for a second-half surge into the AHL playoffs.
USCHO put out its weekly poll on Monday — USA Hockey takes the holidays off due to the world junior championships — with little change with most teams idle. Minnesota remains No. 1 followed by WCHA leader Ferris State.
Michigan suffered the most with two losses at the Great Lakes Invitational to drop from N o. 3 to No. 7.
St. Cloud State moved up one spot to No, 3 as did Providence to No. 4.
Miami stayed at No. 12 and Wisconsin moved up one to No. 13, switching spots with Notre Dame.
Denver creeped up one to No. 16 while Nebraska-Omaha stayed at No. 19.
North Dakota, CC’s opponent next weekend, and Western Michigan (GLI champs) both received votes but remain unranked. Providence and Miami are the other January opponents for the Tigers.