But the Final Five goes on with out any maroon and gold.
Some thoughts about the tournament so far:
- Anchorage outplayed and outshot CC. In the end, and where it actually counts, the Tigers scored more goals. 4-2 was the final
- Friday’s games went as expected. Denver had little trouble with Bemidji who had “67 minutes taken out of our tank” tonight according to coach Tom Serratore after Thursday’s win over UMD. North Dakota did get a lift from getting Danny Kristo back from injury and needed all of it to take down CC 4-3. Kristo scored the first goal of the game, welcome back.
- With the way things are shaking out, the WCHA could quite conceivably have five teams in the NCAA Tournament: North Dakota, Denver, Nebraska – Omaha, Minnesota – Duluth and Colorado College. That is the way PWR may have it, but the committee may not want that many from one conference. CC is likely the last entrant from the WCHA if five are taken.
- Total attendance to the new Final Five will be interesting. When the final numbers come out, we will give our opinion about where the Final Five and WCHA are headed.
- Tonight Denver takes on North Dakota for the Broadmoor Trophy. It might be good for UND to lose one, but maybe they don’t have to. Maybe they can just keep winning all the way back to Saint Paul and the National Championship. That would be 13 wins in a row, and that could prove difficult for any hockey team. So let’s keep it short and say that the Sioux will win their second straight Broadmoor Trophy.