Monday morning press mess

If the rest of the season turns out to be anything like last weekend, with its plethora of unthinkable upsets (and on the road, no less), we will be in for a wild ride.

Heading the list is the two-game sweep performed by North Dakota over Minnesota.

As Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald reminds us, only three WCHA opponents have skated out of Ridder Arena with four points in hand. And all of them went on to win Frozen Four championships.

Is this the year for the Sioux?

Of course NoDak showed its upset capabilities the week before, when it split with UMD, toppling the No. 1 Bulldogs from the top spot.

Duluth rebounded with a two game sweep of Minnesota State.

Seems you can’t keep a good dog down.

Kevin Pates of the Duluth News Tribune shares the details in his Rink and Run blog.

Perhaps the next No. 1 team should pass on the honor when the new USCHO poll is released today.

No sooner did Mercyhurst succeed UMD into the top spot than they were ambushed by Bemidji State, Saturday, in the second women’s game played at the gleaming new BREC.

You can read Eric Stromgren’s account in the Bemidji Pioneer, here.

Never a dull moment, huh?