Monday reading: Polls, players of the week

Published: January 20, 2014, 5:19 pm, by Joe Paisley

Minnesota is the unanimous No. 1 in the USCHO.com weekly poll.  St. Cloud State dropped to No. 4 and 5 while Denver remained at No. 16 and receiving votes in the USA Hockey rankings.

In the USCHO poll,   North Dakota moved up two spots to No. 18 and Western Michigan debuted at No. 19. Air Force picked up 20 points while seventh-place Miami, CC’s home foe this weekend, picked up two.

National Collegiate Hockey Conference players of the week for Jan. 19 are Western Michigan senior forward Shane Berschbach for offense; WMU sophomore  Kenney Morrison for defenseman; Nebraska-Omaha forward Austin Ortega for rookie; and Denver senior Sam Brittain for goaltender.