Monday Morning Press Mess

The odd tidbit of the week is that No. 7 North Dakota has yet to win a shootout in the three years since the WCHA brought it into league play. The latest toe stub came this weekend against No. 9 Ohio State, in what was otherwise a fine weekend for the Sioux.

Brad Elliott Schlossman tells the tale in the Grand Forks Herald.

More from the weekend’s offering from the press buffet…

It could have been a long weekend for No. 2 Cornell, what with key cogs Rebecca Johnston and Brianne Jenner taking leave to join Team Canada at Four Nations. However, the Big Red got big production from the remaining cast in wins over No. 10 Harvard and Dartmouth.

Jim Xi of the Cornell Daily Sun tells you how they did it.

Lest anyone forget, Cammi Granato, who personally helped haul women’s college hockey out of the Dark Ages during her spectacular Providence College playing tenure, will be inducted tonight into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Dan Rosen of previews what is a landmark honor for women’s hockey.

Gary Russinko writes regularly about RPI hockey through his Without A Peer blog.

This week, Russinko details the Engineers’ weekend split of ECAC league tilts with Princeton (which they dropped) and Quinnipiac (which they won).