“I would say the season has been less than successful.”From; St. Cloud Times
-Denver head coach, George Gwozdecky
by Mick Hatten
Denver and St. Cloud State go into this weekend’s WCHA men’s series in the middle of a clump of teams that will be battling in the second half for first round home ice for the conference tournament.
There are five teams — Colorado College, Denver, Michigan Tech, Bemidji State and St. Cloud State — separated by three points from fourth place to ninth place in the conference standings. The top six teams at the end of the season will get home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs.
The Pioneers, who are ranked No. 13/14 in the national polls, did not expect to be in that clump before the season started. They weren’t alone in that outlook [read entire article].