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Friday reading: CC’s focus, NCHC previews

Published: February 28, 2014, 1:53 pm, by Joe Paisley

Heil goldsCC hopes to avoid a letdown after last weekend’s emotional sweep of rival Denver.

“The kids stayed positive and worked hard and it paid off,” CC assistant Joe Bonnett said. “There is confidence now and a little positive momentum. We did stress on Monday that we have to maintain our focus and energy. It will be interesting how the kids react to that.”

Here is a feature on Archie Skalbeck and how his recent surge has coincided with the improvement of others on the Tigers.

Nebraska-Omaha hopes its team identity is associated with grit. The UNO seniors may be playing their last games in Omaha this weekend.

Defenseman Michael King and wing Matt Hansen all took extra time practicing following the morning skate, suggesting they will be health scratches tonight. Forwards Zach Aman (healthy), Jordan DiGiando (lower body), Hunter Fejes (lower body) and Peter Maric (upper body) stayed behind in Colorado Springs.

St. Cloud State goalie Ryan Faragher is profiled by the SC Times. He is also a candidate for the Mike Richter Award as D1′s best goaltender. They host North Dakota in a series likely to determine ownership of the regular-season title and the Penrose Cup.

Sixth-place Minnesota-Duluth hopes to get back on track this weekend against Miami in Oxford, Ohio.

Fourth-place Western Michigan hopes to keep home ice in the playoffs at the expense of fifth-place Denver in Kalamazoo this weekend.