CC vs. Wisconsin Series Has WCHA Implications

Colorado College was swept last weekend. With two games in hand, Wisconsin might be the best team in the WCHA, but trail Denver by five points in the standings. When the two teams meet this weekend in Colorado Springs, a sweep by either team will most likely cost the loser a shot at the MacNaughton Cup. With DU having a week of this series is the most intriguing series in the nation.

From: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

What: Wisconsin (12-5-3, 8-4-2 WCHA) at Colorado College (12-7-3, 8-5-3) in a WCHA two-game set.

When: 7:30 PM MT Friday and 7 PM MT Saturday at Colorado Springs World Arena.

About the Tigers: Colorado College, ranked No. 3 nationally according to USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and, took three of four points against UW on Oct. 16 and 17 in Madison with a 3-2 victory and a 1-1 tie and was 10-2-1 through 13 games. Since then, the Tigers are 2-5-2, with three consecutive losses. Senior forward Bill Sweatt leads Colorado College with 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists). Goaltender Joe Howe, who stopped 65 of 68 shots in the two games against UW earlier this season, has a 2.48 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage.

About the Badgers: UW returns to league play for the first time since Dec. 12, when it completed a three-point weekend at North Dakota with a 4-3 victory. The Badgers, No. 4 in both major polls, are 4-0-2 in their last six games. They welcome back sophomore defenseman Jake Gardiner, sophomore forward Derek Stepan and freshman defenseman John Ramage. That trio helped the US win the gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship last week in Saskatchewan. Stepan was the team's captain and scored a tournament-best 14 points. UW leads the nation in goals-against average (2.2) and is second nationally in goals scored per game (4.0)


du78 said...

Note that the times listed in the article are central times. Games in the Springs are at 7:30 and 7:00.

dggoddard said...

Corrected. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Well, I see one thing that the article failed to mention - and I'll respectfully remind DG and all you readers... CC SUCKS

dggoddard said...

Thanks for the heads up. CC SUCKS!!! :-)