Friday, February 10, 2017

Much Deserved Break

The Bulldogs have reached their final bye weekend of the season.  I personally think this comes at a good time.  The team is currently #1 in the polls, the pairwise rankings, the NCHC conference standings and riding a seven game unbeaten streak; so one might say don't stop while you are hot, but a break should help for the final stretch run.

There are six conference games left for the Bulldogs prior to the conference playoffs and these will be very important games.  League wide you couldn't ask for better match ups  especially considering they the way the standings are bunched from 3rd to 7th place only being separated by five points.  It should be a great run for the Julie and Spencer Penrose Memorial Cup.

Colorado College vs #2 Denver (home/home):  The rivalry factor with the home/home format could be an equalizer leading to a split, but I will go with a Pioneers sweep for the Golden Pan.

Miami @ St. Cloud State:  The Redhawks have been very competitive both at home and on the road recently.  Not knowing what Huskies team will show up leads me to believe this will be a split.

#8 Western Michigan @ Nebraska Omaha:  The Mavericks have struggled at home and the Broncos haven't been very good on the road lead me to believe it will be a split or a pair of ties.  Split.


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