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Men’s poll sees North Dakota retain top ranking

The USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll is scrambled a bit this week, but the top three teams remain the same.

North Dakota is again No. 1, with 37 of 50 first-place votes, while Boston College sits No. 2 and Yale No. 3. BC garnered seven first-place votes and Yale earned five.

No. 4 Miami, coming off their first-ever CCHA playoff championship, had the other first-place nod.

Denver stays at No. 5, Michigan falls two spots to No. 6, Merrimack is again No. 7, Union rises one to No. 8, trading places with Notre Dame, and Western Michigan enters the top 10 after a No. 12 ranking a week ago.

At No. 11, Minnesota-Duluth is where it was a week ago, New Hampshire drops two to No. 12, Colorado College is again No. 13, Nebraska-Omaha still No. 14 and Dartmouth still No. 15.

Rensselaer jumps two to No. 16, Boston University falls one to No. 17, as does Maine to No. 18.

Cornell rises one notch to No. 19 and Air Force, Atlantic Hockey champions, enters the rankings at No. 20.


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  • Anonymous

    It just goes to show what a break Yale has been given under the PWR and league system. Not only do they get the number 1 seed but they play a team that is ranked 20th in the first round. Maybe they should give Rondeau a break and try to make things exciting. Not likely. Let’s not even get into the officiating breaks they’ve had thus far. We’ll see how far they go.

    • Jdorf40

      That 20th ranked Air Force team is 1-0 against Yale this season.

      • Fan the man

        Cant wait to see Lamareux light him up and send this so called number 1 team packing early!

        • Jdorf40

          That would make me one happy camper.

      • Debonvine

        Oh yes but as you will hear from Yale..they had to travel and the altitude…..blah blah blah..

        • collegehockeyfan

          well they will have to travel to St. Paul if they want to win anything…. good luck Yale prove me wrong

        • Sorry Sioux

          Ha! “Travel” is exactly what UND fans blamed their loss to Yale last year on. And their losses in Maine this year.

          • WCHA

            By the way, no Sioux fan blames any loss on the fact that they have to travel… you are dumb

          • Sorry Sioux

            Maybe you haven’t been reading the comments in these articles since, oh, last year. Now run along.

          • B.D.

            So if one makes such a comment, all subscribe?

          • Sorry Sioux

            No. And I never said so. Still have that reading comprehension problem?

            WCHA said NO Sioux fan ever made that claim. And yet SiouxAlumDenver makes that claim on this page. And I could probably find a hundred such complaints from the last three months.

          • B.D.

            When have we conversed in the past?

          • Sorry Sioux

            We haven’t. But I have read enough of your comments to detect a pattern.

          • B.D.

            So this is your first series of posts? Yet you have observed me long enough to detect a pattern
            I see…..

          • Sorry Sioux

            No, I have posted before. And no, we have never conversed. You make very wild assumptions. If you want call reading your comments “observing” you then so be it. On top of all of your other problems you sound paranoid. Best of luck with that.

          • B.D.

            A search of previous postings shows no “Sorry Sioux.”
            Therefore you must have observed without posting.
            Why do I not believe this?

          • Sorry Sioux

            First, you obviously didn’t look very hard because I have posted using the “Sorry Sioux” handle on other pages.

            Second “observed without posting” is called READING. Just because because I read something doesn’t mean I have to post every thought that comes into my head. You should try it some time.

            I know what you’re trying to insinuate. I read your dozen comments where you called a bunch of different posters “sock puppet”. Not only were you using that term incorrectly, you were admonished by the moderator. So if you have nothing to say about hockey, run along.

          • B.D.

            Who would declaim that, who was not involved?

          • Sorry Sioux

            Anyone who can see you’re trying to implicate them in something they aren’t involved in. Duh.

            Anyway, your trolling has become tiresome. If you have a comment on my original statement that some UND fans blamed their losses to Maine on travel then make a comment. Not sure why you bothered injecting yourself into the conversation since you claim you aren’t one of those people. Who would declaim that who was not involved?

          • B.D.

            As you no fdoubt no it is impossible to prove a negative.
            I provided such to your argument that claimed UND fans acted in a certain manner. As such it was disproven.
            I am the troll?

      • Anonymous

        Yeah and I hope they can make it 2-0. In this sport, on a given day, any team in the top 20 can beat any other team in the rankings. Look at Colgate. A lousy season, seeded 12th in the tournament, they beat 2 teams going to the NCAAs and gave Yale the toughest test of the tournament after drawing with them in their prior contest.

        • Duh!

          Tough test? What was the score in that game? Oh yeah… SHUTOUT.

          • Anonymous

            Hey Duh -
            Colgate happened to score the first goal which was called back. The last goal by Yale was an empty netter. By the way, fly boy, your team plays in the equivalent of the handicap league and is lucky to be in the NCAAs. We’re done here. I don’t argue with morons that misread things and are too married to their college teams.

  • Crasher1339

    If I have to read one more Yale gets a break because of whatever I think I’ll puke. Get over it, they were very good last year, they’re a great team this year. You people will never be happy until the system is WCHA winner is automatically 1st in the country. If a WCHA team occupied spots 1-10 on the PWR, you’d be saying how perfect it is. Smug people make me sick.

    • drewmeister

      I want to see what they’ll have to say if RPI knocks out North Dakota as Yale did a couple of years ago!

      • FightingSioux4ever

        Not going to happen. RPI is a far cry from Yale.

        • Andy

          LETS GO RED!!

      • Jdorf40

        If RPI beats UND I’ll shave your head.

        • Jim

          get you razor out
          3 2 RPI

    • collegehockeyfan

      they say that because Yale hasn’t proven themselves to be the number 1 team in the country. The closest to any out of conference relatively decent opponent was CC. And well, they only played one game. ONE GAME does not say your the best in the country, well unless it is the title game.

      If you want to be the best, you have to play and beat the best, and Yale has not done either. So please tell us why anyone should support them being number 1????

      I will praise Yale up and down once they prove it. As of now, they haven’t proven jack.

    • Jdorf40

      Great? Your standards are pretty sub par when you lose twice to St. Lawrence and once to Brown. I would think that a ‘great’ season would involve a regular season finish that was higher than 2nd place. Both BC and UND in my opinion accomplished more by winning their regular season and conference tournaments both (in much tougher conferences) meanwhile sweeping thru their conference tournaments. And even at that, I don’t think either school would refer to their season as ‘great’ unless they won the whole thing. I’m not saying Yale isn’t a good team. They sent the Sioux home last year. But to refer to Yale as ‘great’ is a pretty solid stretch. If they were ‘great’ they wouldn’t be ranked behind 2-3 teams in any poll aside from the flawed PairWise.

      • Big AL

        Sioux fans and those who want to see the Sioux lose are invited to join a bracket group to pick the games?
        Group: X-PatriotSioux
        Group Password: Sioux1
        Note: If the like to join a group in the MY GROUP page is broken, in the top right corner of the College Hockey Pickem page select ACCOUNT and you will also have an option to switch groups

    • I am not hostile or abusive

      You’re close . . . I think WCHA winner should automatically be in the top 2 or 3, haha. But the more serious problem is that an ECAC team should not be allowed to hold a position higher than 3. Yale is good, and if we end up facing off against them Yale has a good chance of winning. However, the majority of teams in this tournament have a chance of winning any given game.

      • Crasher1339

        And they are #3 in the polls. PWR is always a little weird, and even if it is a formula there are still subjective judgments that go into creating said formula. I would agree they are probably not as good as ND or BC. However, I disagree with the logic that just because they are from the ECAC they should not be ranked #1. That creates an artificial ceiling. What if they had run the table? Would they be #1 then, even though their SOS was poor? I’ve seen them play 3 times this season, and can tell you they are very, very good and will give any team as much as they can handle. Excellent puck handling, very fast, move well in transition and very accurate shots.

  • Spidermonkey86

    Crasher im sorry Yale wasn’t all that last year, and they deserve a 3 seed at best this year. I was at that Yale BC game last year. Yale hung in there for the first 20 min, then was obliterated in the last 40. The coach’s head was spinning: he had no idea what he was doing.

    The only reason Yale came back at the end, was because BC put the game in Jackie Parker cruise control.

    I can’t wait to for the Air Force Academy to beat the stuffing out of Yale

    • rinkie

      Spidermonkey…so you really think Air Force is going “to beat the stuffing out of Yale?” after blowing a 3-0 lead to them earlier in the season, i don’t see that happening at all…a matter of fact, i see it the other way around…Yale will win by 4 or more goals…and by the way, what does last year have to do with this year, dum dum?…and so will a Frozen Four appearance finally shut up all you Yale haters? you all are brutal

      • GeauxSioux

        It would indeed help!

      • Spidermonkey86

        Yes because you wins against Brown and Saint Lawrence are truly Earth shattering….Pretty much everyone (except Yale fans) seem to agree the easiest bracket it the East Regional. Why weak number one

      • Tedmathis54

        Hey rinkie,

        As stated above in a previous repley, I was at the Yale vs. AF game in C. Springs. Yale was undefeated….and AF was not playing well. Yale is very talented, but they imploded in the third period due to strong pressure and a couple of AF PP goals……Air Force deserved to win the game ( 4 – 3 ) !!

        My nephew scored the first goal to start the comeback. The AF goalie is a Freshman whom is really playing well…..AF has won 9 straight! I think it will be a one goal game either way!

        Ted Mathis

        • Duh!

          Oh… so you must have a completely objective and unbiased opinion then….

      • Suture1

        Dum Dum??? LMAO

    • Little Big Man

      North Dakota will not make it to the Frozen Four yet again, this time losing to, no not Yale, but Denver. Leaving Spider with plenty of time for his monkey.

      • Anonymous

        The Sioux came out flat in the championship with Gregoire, Rowney, and Rodwell all out with injuries… Genoway back from a lower body injury, and still held off Denver. In my eyes the Sioux won’t make the same mistake twice…. I would be shocked if we don’t make it to the Frozen Four.

        • sioux is a girls name

          Prepared to be shocked.

          • WCHA

            Your screen name is pretty clever lol just kidding

        • Debonvine

          Not a BC fan but a HE fan and I believe BC will make it 3 out of the last 4 years. Seen UND inperson, BC multiple times and BC is a far better team, espicialy when they are focused. Muse has an impressive 1 loss in NCAA tournament play and I do not believe that will increase after this tournament.

          • B.D.

            Depends on what form the game is played in. If the game is played in the eastern style “No physical contact” etc then you are probably right as UND checks HARD like most WCHA teams. THey crave physical contact.

            If on the other hand BC is forced to trade body checks with UND it will last a short time before they will stop coming down ice as agressively.

            Oh, and UND will be apocraphally apocrbemoaned as “Thugs” by the twead wearing set.

            Just stating what we all know is true.

          • Debonvine

            UND was real physical and still got dominated by Maine not once but twice this year. What UND has to remember is you have to catch them to hit them and BC’s speed will dictate. I was underwhelmed by the lack of speed UND displayed in Orono this year. So I guess if you can’t skate you hit…WCHA style….time will tell…

          • B.D.

            I watched the BC vs NE game last weekend, BC is NOT faster than UND. Nor is their puck handling skills significantly better. They just don’t hit or take hits.
            THey are also kinda boring…..
            And the fans sit in the seats and show little emotion….

            It will all come down to penalties. If the refs do the game as an east coast game UND will always be in the box. If they do the game as the WCHA game BC will stop agressively coming down ice.

            Its that simple.

          • eagles fan

            That game could hardly be qualified as boring. After an incredible season series the game was intense and about 100 times more exciting than the UNH v. Merrimack game that was played after it. Keep in mind too that BC students sit in the upper levels and the game was played at 5 pm…

          • B.D.

            Yeah, but they panned the cameras on the student sections and even those showed little emotion or life.

            In my opinion it was a very boring game. If someone were to do a statistical analysis of how many hits and of what strength occurred in that game and compared it to an identical analysis of the UND Denver game one could only come to the conclusion that a very different barnd of hockey is played on the east coast. (Hint-Hint to any statistics students who are hockey fans.)

            Very little hitting in front of the net, very little on the sides. More poke checks than any playing of the body.

            Just a really boring version of the sport.

          • SiouxAlumDenver

            You are referencing games played in week 3 of the season after UND had just traveled 7500 miles over those 3 weeks?? Come on. BC beat Denver in week 1, do you really think they will dominate them now? Most teams get stronger as the year goes on. UND had over a .700 winning percentage in the first half, and over .800 in the second half. If you are basing your thoughts about UND on week 3, you are going to be humbled when this thing gets going. BC is the team to beat due to being defending national champs, but you can’t tell me BC is a “far better team”. Get with it.

          • FightinSue

            Uhhhhh. Muse is 8-0 in the NCAAs. Only 1 postseason loss however, that being in a semifinal of the HE tourney in 2009 vs. BU.

          • WCHA

            Debonvine just said that

          • Anonymous

            records are meant to be broken….

          • Nyqi

            Just curious what makes BC a far superior team to UND? In looking at the stats they seem to be pretty much on par with each other. I have seen BC only on TV this year and they are a very good team but this year I don’t think there is anyone that is “a far better team” as there seems to be a pretty solid group of 4 or 5 schools that are all talented but none that have really done anything to totally standout.

      • Spidermonkey86

        Sorry BigMan im not a UND fan, though I did pick them to with the Tourny this year…and for the record there is always time for the monkey….I have t shirts if you want one

    • Committed Eagle

      Sorry, fans, I hit the wrong reply button. Don’t hold it against me.
      Don’t ever mention Jackie Parker and BC in the same breath. Our coach is the classiest guy in all college sports – Jerry York. Notice how he did not breathe a word of complaint about BC having to fly to St. Louis. And you know his team will be ready.

      Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2011/03/22/mens-poll-sees-north-dakota-retain-top-ranking/#ixzz1HMNjzBmZ

  • GeauxSioux

    Would someone care to explain to me how UND loses 5 first place votes while Yale gains 4 vs. last weeks poll?

    • Committed Eagle

      Don’t ever mention Jackie Parker and BC in the same breath. Our coach is the classiest guy in all college sports – Jerry York. Notice how he did not breathe a word of complaint about BC having to fly to St. Louis. And you know his team will be ready.

      • Spidermonkey86

        Agreed Jerry York turned a shitty BC team into a really good one..No sarcasm Jerry York is in a league of his own

    • Tedmathis54

      Type your comment here.

      Yale was able to pass UND in the last week only because the NCAA favored Yale too not have to travel West to a Regional located in either St. Louis or Green Bay………Also, having witnessed the mid-November victory by AF over Yale ( 4 – 3 ) in Colorado Springs, the Yale boys showed their lack of character and behavior after the game was over!

      Had Yale been properly seeded second or third, they would not be hosting a Regional ( Bridgeport, Ct. )……..This way they snub the noses of the deserving Sioux, and make AF fly from C. Springs to Hartford or Bridgeport! That is a real Yale advantage…..

      My nephew ( Scott Mathis ) plays defense for AF! I know Yale thinks the rematch will be one sided! Yale’s season coulld end Friday?

      Ted Mathis ( Crestwood, Il. )

      • Anonymous

        The AF guys are all flying their own planes back to CT. Travel isn’t a problem for them.

      • Cctempserv

        you have no clue what you re talking about….they d be hosting in Bridgeport even if they didnt make the tourney at all..

      • follow the rules

        If Yale were a two seed they would still be in Bridgeport as the hosts and perhaps BC would be the one seed. Or if UNH was a three seed BC could be a one seed in Manchester and avoid the intraconference game in the first round. But as long as UNH was a four seed and hosting in Manchester and Yale was a one then BC was going west.

    • Jdorf40

      It’s actually funny to see that isn’t it? The Sioux swept their opening round opponent and then beat 2 teams that are in the national tournament to win the WCHA tourney. Yale goes goes 2-1 with St. Lawrence and then has to beat Colgate and Cornell to claim their conference tourney. And then they gain 1st place votes? If the Sioux would have lost votes to BC I could understand it. Heck, I’d understand if the Sioux and BC split the 1st place votes 50/50 because they’re obviously the 2 best teams in the nation. This whole Yale being ranked #1 has me baffled. But it’s all irrelevant anyway. It’s time to put up or shut up. There isn’t a team in this tournament that doesn’t have their work cut out for them.

      • Crasher1339

        When ND came out east they got whipped by a very average Maine team – TWICE – and the only other eastern opponent they played was Robert Morris. Good luck Sioux, I see a choke in your future…

        • B.D.

          See above comment reference styles of play and the likely outcomes between BC and UND.

        • Jdorf40

          Maine started the season losing 1 out of their first 11 games. They were ranked 12th in the country when they played the Sioux.
          Less than a month ago, that “average” Maine team playing at home swept Merrimack (#6 in the Pairwise) handily outscoring them 11-1 on the weekend. However, in the 3 games they they played AT Merrimack, they went 0-3 and were outscored 18-7.
          They played Boston College 3 times this year. Once at home and twice at BC. At home they won 4-1. On the road they were swept 4-0 and 4-1.
          Maine went 11-3-2 (.688) at home and was 5-8-5 (.278) on the road. To me, that says you don’t want to play at Maine, but you don’t have much to fear when playing them in your own building. But hey, those are just the facts.
          I’m not making any excuses as to the Sioux losing to Maine in October. I watched both games (reluctantly) and the Sioux lost their composure early and were never able to recover. Over the course of the weekend the Sioux had 26 penalties for 63 total minutes of penalty time. Maine went 5 for 19 on the PP that weekend. Maine had 17 penalties on the weekend for a total of 34 penalty minutes. The Sioux didn’t capitalize on their chances only going 1/10 on the PP over the weekend.
          All I know is that since the beginning of the year Yale is 16-5-1 with losses to Brown, Union, RPI and St. Lawrence (X2). The Sioux are 16-3-1 with losses to Minnesota, Nebraska-Omaha and Colorado College. Boston College is 17-2-1 with losses to Maine and Northeastern. During that stretch Yale played 2 games against teams that are in the tournament and they went 0-2 (Union and RPI). The Sioux played 6 games against teams that are in the tournament and went 4-2 (split with UNO and CC then beat CC and Denver in the tournament). Boston College played 3 games against tournament teams and went 3-0 (2-0 vs. UNH and 1-0 vs. Merrimack). Now, I know the standings are comprised of an entire season, but I’d say that if anyone looks poised for a choke job, it’s not the Eagles or Sioux.

          • GeauxSioux

            Thanks, I hadn’t looked into said stats.

          • Jason

            Good post. Interesting stats IMO

        • WCHA

          Was that the first series of the season?

        • soo

          why? if we win the furthest east we’ll go is green bay…

    • RealDealYale

      Three shut outs in a row dominating week end, #1 in Pairwise, #1 in the polls for a good long run….top 5 in the country for a longer run……Its just a rank, like we all know, it’ll come down to the next game for ever team…no excuses game on….the best team will win 4 in a row.

      • B.D.

        Yeah, but against WHO?

        • Cctempserv

          ah…the comment you re repling to pretty much tells the answer….pretty much the entire season’s body of work……i’m pretty sure that the fact of Yale ousting UND last year has nothing to do with it, aren’t you?

          • B.D.

            A data sample setnof one is hardly proveable.
            THe east coast leagues simply as a whole are not up to the level of the WCHA. So the leaders on the east coast have been ringing the bell against inadequate competition.

  • Anonymous

    Yale: One and DONE.

    • Thorsrevenge

      and will you give us all your name address and email and your pledge for humiliation in the event they don’t you North Dakota meth smoking troll?

      • B.D.

        Our friend with the Meth fixationis back…

      • WCHA

        what’s your address?

        • WCHA

          I’ll give you mine if you give me yours, you cake-eating, close-minded, pole smoking fag.. Why don’t you climb inside your mom’s womb and cook a little longer (Ari Gold).

      • GeauxSioux

        Meth smoking? Thought we (and USCHO) got rid of a majority of the 6 year olds on this site.

        • B.D.

          Its the same child over and over. He just keeps putting new names down and using the same mantra over and over. He seems to have little interest in the actual sport of hockey – rather he seems to harbor an anger against UND probably bourn of jealousy.

          He will re-surface tommorro under a new name – and the day after ad nauseum.
          I guess he thinks the more names he uses the more apt we are to believe he has a popular position.

      • I am not hostile or abusive

        I’m from North Dakota, and I am proud not to be a meth smoking troll. Hell, we use to shoot that [deleted by moderator]. Smoking it is for six year olds. Now, I will agree to the chagrin of all UND haters that we think we get screwed on the bracket every damn year. However, in the long run it doesn’t matter. If we play our best every game, we will win it all. If we don’t play our best every game, we could very easily lose and there are no excuses to make other than ‘we choked.’ So bring on RPI, DU than BC, then Miami or whoever. Everyone realize that if we lose its because we got outplayed. I like Denver’s and BC’s chances. When you reflect in a couple years though, understand that we put out the most talent and the best team almost year over year. As for Atlantic Hockey, Shattuck-St Mary’s could probably get an at-large bid if they played in your division.

  • Cctempserv

    One thing for sure..The only team Yale is thinking about is Air Force….I guarantee Yale has tremendous respect for the Academy and deservingly so.. I’m sure the fine men from the Academy are not looking beyond Yale either…..The thing that gets me is how baddly alot of you fans want Yale to choke…maybe its because you don’t want to see the ‘Dogs later in the tourney…..I personally hope Yale faces the toughest seeds possible though the brackett…..if they can get it done I’ll sit back and enjoy the excuses…..For God, for country, and for Yale!

    • B.D.

      Them?????
      Really?

  • AgentMacLaughlin

    Ahh the UND psychopaths are out early and often. Hey “collegehockeyfan” spit Frattin out of your mouth for a moment — just for a moment hun — and recognize this. You beloved saviors (origin of all the donated money aside) haven’t won anything since most of these kids in the tourney started playing competitively. You sound like a Chicago Cubs fan telling a Tampa Bay Rays fan to speak up only after winning the World Series. Dinner bell’s ringing. I think Genoway needs a massage

    • B.D.

      Ummmmmm…… McNaughton Cup?
      Urrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr……. Broadmoor Cup?

      Years in a row?

      Ummmmmm……

    • J_0

      OK buddy, who is your team??? If you are a wolverine, you are 2 up on us for natty titles.. If your not- shut it!!

  • Skate for eight

    I agree with B. D.
    If the refs call a panty waist game and take the physical part out of the game, North Dakota’s chances of winning are cut in half. UND can win with their talent, speed and skill with BC and Yale, However if the east teams would be forced to play like men, their chances of staying with North Dakota or Denver are reduced. I just hope they let them play like big boys and not some junior high team.
    A lot of comments here regarding BC beating UND in the playoffs. While that is true UND has had Michigans’ number also. Some teams just play others well, I don’t see that as bad. INCH had an interesting note this morning. North Dakota has the best winning percentage in the history of the tournament. I think it was .667. Pretty tough when the puck falls and the chips are on the line. We will see.
    Go Sioux…

    • WaitforEight

      Do you mean the referees or the cops who were called to Lucy’s Tavern?

      Actually it seems like what you’re saying is that North Dakota, which usually has to resort to gooning it up and relying on home calls by the refs, is already nervous it can’t play in a fair game

      • B.D.

        I watched the BC vs NE game immediately before the UND Denver game last weekend. No gooning on the WCHA teams part – and absolutely NO physical contact between the Eastern teams AT ALL.

        I know which game was the more exciting to watch AND the more representaive of the spirit of hockey.

        Oh, and the UND and Denver fans at least knew a hockey game was ongoing. The same could not be said for the BC or North eastern fans who could not be seen rising from their seats for any occasion.

        Perhaps your school might take up collegiate debate instead of collegiate hockey?

        • BDee

          LOSER! Hahahahahaa. you are the biggest loser on the site

          • B.D.

            How do you disagree? Please provide argument.

            By the way, you have a peculiar way of aligning yourself by name with someone you consider a “loser.”

          • Beeeeedeeeee

            when I go to the game, I’ll look for the man child in the size 52 Portly Oshie jersey with cystic acne, a nasty beard and thick glasses

          • GeauxSioux

            That’s my dad. Tell him I say hi and thanks for the jello mold.

          • B.D.

            Cannot form an argument eh? I guess that means the discussion flows my way.

            Better luck next time.

      • I am not hostile or abusive

        Judy’s Tavern?

  • Regulator

    BC 4 Denver 2. UND spanking their Spidermonkeys

    • SiouxAlumDenver

      Way to predict a possible semi-final matchup. You are assuming BC is coming out of their regional which is not as likely as you think.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see Yale, Merrimack, UND, BC in the Frozen Four and let UND redeem themselves against both…. thus a Yale/UND championship…. but I can say for lots of Sioux and BC fans…. Yale won’t survive to the championship… and Sioux vs BC is the epic battle of the tournament if it comes to pass.

    • why stop now

      You guys just can’t go five minutes without mentioning Yale.

      • B.D.

        I have not.
        Therefore your position is false
        Thank you.
        Would you like me to comment on them now?

        • why stop now

          You whine about Yale all the time and nobody was talking to you anyway.

          • B.D.

            Yes ma’am….. THough you did say “You guys.” So who am I assume you are referencing?

            Have we conversed before? You seem to assume you know enough about me to hazard the guess that I “whine about Yall all the time” yet I cannot recall the conversation.

          • Psychward

            BD must also be followed by SM. Put it all together and search on google. You UND fans are absolutely the biggest tools on the planet. I love Shrub Scout. If you lose, can’t wait to see all the moaning. If you win, you’ll gloat in disproportionate amount to the extent of Kristos missing toes. I can’t think of the bigger maniac. BD? Or is it Suture? How many of them are off their meds

          • I am not hostile or abusive

            I don’t think he ended up losing any toes psychward . . . psychward? Tyler Hirsch is that you!?

          • B.D.

            I suffer from a mania?
            Hmmmmmm….. News to the US Government.

  • Brandtson42

    If Yale played in the WCHA they would be .500 or worse. Dont tell me that a SOS over 40 would be able to hang in the WCHA or Hockey East for that matter. The only thing that Yale has going is it is a one-and-done scenario in the tournament because more than one game against an “average” opponent would give them alot of trouble. See if Yale wants to come to Minnesota or UND for a weekend series next year???!!! Good luck having them ink that deal! I guess we will see soon how this all plays out and if the refs call a “real” hockey game or a hockey east game with no contact allowed!

  • Shrub Scout

    Here are my tourney picks: 1) North Dakota loses to Denver in the quarters; 2) all Suey fans above post numerous comments to this site about how the brackets were unfair given Denver’s placement in same region; 3) all Suey fans will proceed to queue up in a fag train with SpiderMonkey in front and all of you clown punchers lined up behind him. There you have it – my tourney picks!

    • B.D.

      I see. So you do not have a favorite, just an arch enemy?
      Very telling…..

  • boo meth

    Go Sioux!

  • guest

    If it comes down to UND and BC in the frozen four, I don’t know who to decide. You got great goaltending in John Muse, and you got great goal scoring skills in the sioux. Both teams have exceptional speed and don’t play much defense. As a Sioux fan, This would be the game of the tournament no matter what!

  • titletown

    Over the past 12 years BC and UND have been the two best teams in college hockey. When it comes to sustained dominance in conference and the NCAA’s, there really are no others. Denver and Minnesota had good teams that made great runs, but then faded. In the “one and done” system of college playoff hockey, the success of BC and UND is unparalleled. That being said, BC owns a 5-2 mark against the Sioux in the NCAA’s since ’98, which is probably as close to dominating the Sioux as any team will get. Also, BC blew Yale apart last year, the score did not indicate what a beatdown that really was.

    Did Yale catch a break? Sure, why not. Nobody really knows how good (or bad) the ECAC really is. A lot of their teams are highly ranked, which is unusual, so Yale catches the benefit of that doubt, and their lack of quality out of conference opponents gives skpetics ammo. BC beat Denver twice (at Denver), but that was November, it’s all about how you’re playing March, and hopefully April.

    It’s a shame that UND and BC are on the same side of the bracket, the tough side at that. Their possible matchup in the Frozen 4 will set up the winner for a letdown in the Final game.

  • Brandtson42

    So who in college hockey think that the WCHA is overrated now??? Yeah I didn’t think so.