Here we are in the end of February and the Bulldogs are watching from the outside as teams jockey for top spots and make plans for postseason trips. It wasn't supposed to play out like this, but here it is.
A once promising season has turned into being left playing possible spoiler. And this weekend may prove to be the greatest challenge.
Saint Cloud comes in on a tear and any points stolen by UMD this weekend will be because of stellar defense coupled with offense. Can it all come together?
Picks by @afiskness. With the 2015-2016 season nearing the end the Bulldogs are looking to remain in the hunt for home ice in the playoffs and spoiler. The next few weeks will be difficult for the Bulldogs playing two strong teams. There strong defense and goal tending should keep the Bulldogs in these games, now if they can score a few goals maybe they can get a win.
Colorado College @ #RV Miami: The Redhawks are having a strong second half of the season and should be able to pull out a sweep hosting the Tigers.
#8 Denver @ Western Michigan: The Pioneers have really turned it on the second half of the season. The Broncos remain inconsistent and even the home ice won't prevent them from being swept this weekend by the Pioneers.
#4 North Dakota @ #13 Nebraska Omaha: The Mavericks second half of the season has been difficult, but they always get up for the Fighting Hawks. This looks like it will be a split.
Minnesota Duluth @ #3 St. Cloud State: The Bulldog's good defense but low scoring offense travels to St. Cloud and should help the Huskies remain in pole position for the Julie and Spencer Penrose Memorial Cup. Huskies sweep.