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Friday reading: NCHC, Big 10, WCHA, women

Published: March 21, 2014, 8:38 am, by Joe Paisley

Miami vs SCSUDenver is focused on the NCHC Frozen Four, knowing they have a very good chance at making the NCAAs. Here is a preview of the Frozen Faceoffand another and another.

The UND beat writer focuses on the Miami-North Dakota match-up, naturally.

Wisconsin enters the Big Ten tourney with some confidence. The Big 10 says its inaugural year was a rousing success.

Penn State knocked off Michigan while Ohio State edged Michigan State. Both games went to overtime though it appears no one saw it live, judging from the dismal crowds.

Here is some basic info on the WCHA Final Five. Alaska-Anchorage has benefited from the new-look WCHA, which is previewed by Puckato.

The women’s Frozen Four begins this weekend. Here is a look at that tourney’s scheduling.

Key Dates:
Sat., March 22: Conference championship games
Sun., March 23: NCAA Selection Show (ESPNU, noon ET)
March 28-30: NCAA Regionals
April 2: Hobey Hat Trick (3 finalists) announced
April 10-12: NCAA Frozen Four, Philadelphia

Michigan Tech goalie Pheonix Copley has left school early to join the AHL Hershey Bears as part of the Washington Capitals organization.  Here is a list of the college hockey players who signed with the pros recently.