Friday reading: North Dakota exhibitions; NCHC schedule, picks, monthly honors

Published: January 3, 2014, 4:05 am, by Joe Paisley

UND Luke JohnsonNorth Dakota and Princeton are traveling to British Columbia to take on UBC and Simon Fraser in exhibition games in the 2014 Great Northwest Showcase this weekend. It promises to be a good showcase for NCAA hockey, including a Q&A session for parents and player on playing college.

In other NCHC games, No. 19 Nebraska-Omaha plays a two-game nonconference series at New Hampshire while Minnesota-Duluth hosts the USA U-18 team on Friday and No. 4 St. Cloud State does the same on Saturday.

No. 16 Denver hosts Brown, CC’s Saturday foe,¬† on Friday. DU freshman Trevor Moore continues the trend of strong southern California products in the Pioneers program.

USCHO predicts¬†this weekend’s games. Here is a blog post focusing on the WCHA this weekend.

North Dakota’s Luke Johnson and Western Michigan’s Justin Kovacs are the league December players of the month.