NCHA Newsletter: Oct. 26, 2000

The NCHA season gets underway this weekend with the first conference game of the 2000-01 season.

St. Norbert takes to the road to face Wisconsin-Eau Claire Friday night, while other NCHA teams take to the ice for the first time Friday in nonconference games, including Wisconsin-Stout heading down to Milwaukee to take on MCHA foe Milwaukee School of Engineering and Wisconsin-Superior debuting by hosting Marian College.

Also on Friday night, Wisconsin-River Falls plays its third game of the season, hosting last season’s MCHA champion, Minnesota-Crookston.

Last Week’s Action

10/20/00 Wisconsin-River Falls 1, Marian College 1 OT
10/21/00 Wisconsin-River Falls 3, Marian College 2 OT

This Week’s Games

10/27/00 St. Norbert College @ Wisconsin-Eau Claire 7:05 CT, NCHA
10/27/00 Minn-Crookston @ Wisconsin-River Falls 7:05 CT
10/27/00 Wisconsin-Stout @ Milw School of Eng 7:30 CT
10/27/00 Marian @ Wisconsin-Superior 7:05 CT

10/28/2000 Minn-Crookston @ Wis.-Stout 7:30 CT
10/28/2000 Marian @ Wisconsin-Superior 7:05 CT
10/28/2000 Wisconsin-Eau Claire @ Milw School of Eng 7:30 CT

Team-By-Team Report

Wisconsin-Stevens Point – The Pointers open their season against Wisconsin-Eau Claire November 3.

St. Norbert College – The Green Knights open their NCHA campaign by traveling to Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Friday night.

Wisconsin-River Falls – The Falcons opened their 2000-01 season on the road last weekend, taking three points from Marian College. Friday night’s game finished in a 1-1 tie with the only Falcon goal coming from sophomore Adam Kragthorpe late in the third period. Saturday’s game would also be a close one, finishing regulation tied at 2-2 on goals from Jeff Bernard and Jamie Steinert. The Falcons host MCHA champion Minnesota-Crookston for a pair of games this weekend.

Wisconsin-Superior – The Yellow Jackets take to the ice for the first time this weekend as they host Marian College in a pair of non-conference games this Friday and Saturday.

Lake Forest College – The Foresters have yet to kick off their 2000-01 campaign but will do so on Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, in a home-and-home series with St. Norbert College.

Wisconsin-Eau Claire – The Blugolds start out the season by hosting one of the top teams in the NCHA, St. Norbert, this Friday and then head to Milwaukee to take on the Milwaukee School of Engineering on Saturday.

College of St. Scholastica – The Saints open the 2000-01 season on the road to take on the MCHA’s Northland College on Friday, November 3.

Wisconsin-Stout – The Blue Devils, like much of the NCHA, have yet to take the ice. Terry Watkins’ team starts off November 3, with a home-and-home series with Wisconsin-River Falls.

Game of the Week

With only half the conference in action this week, this is an easy one — it’s the matchup of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and St. Norbert College on Friday night. Both teams would love to pick up two league points before the rest of the conference schedule gets underway.