Gameday previews, features

Published: February 7, 2014, 10:11 am, by Joe Paisley

UMD No. 25The five-team race for the NCHC’s Penrose Cup, the trophy awarded to the regular-season champion, is hitting high gear with Nebraska-Omaha taking on North Dakota, which are both tied for second with Denver, which travels to league-leading St. Cloud State.  Here is a look at the race.

The Huskies are working to bolster their defense before hosting the Pioneers this weekend.

Fifth-place Minnesota-Duluth has plenty to pay for this weekend. A sweep of last-place Colorado College could put them in first place by Sunday morning with four weekends remaining in the regular season. Here are Three Things to Watch and a preview.

Duluth coach Scott Sandelin is doing his best to make sure his Bulldogs do not take CC lightly.

AFA HartnerIt looks like sixth-place Western Michigan has a chance to get its first win in Oxford, Ohio against seventh-place Miami. Here is more on that series.

Here is a look at the WCHA this weekend with a number of links and predictions for the NCHC.

Air Force hosts first-place Mercyhurst this weekend and will look to sophomore Max Hartner to supply his usual grit and effort.