NCHC picks: Jan. 30

Last weekend, I put three more games between Matthew and I to re-establish a comfortable lead, going 7-1 (.875) while Matthew went 4-4 (.500). On the year, I am 89-37-8 (.694) and Matthew is 83-43-8 (649).

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 30-31

St. Cloud State at Colorado College
Candace: CC keeps showing improvement, while St. Cloud has been hovering. I think I’ll go with a split. Colorado College 3-2, St. Cloud 2-1
Matthew: St. Cloud has yet to turn their season around, so I don’t think CC could’ve picked a better time to host the Huskies. I’m going for a split here. Colorado College 2-1, St. Cloud State 3-1

No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth at No. 11 Denver
Candace: These two teams split in October, and I think history repeats itself. Denver 3-2, Minnesota-Duluth 3-2
Matthew: DU is 10-3-0 at home this season, but I see Duluth getting back on track following a North Star College Cup in which the Bulldogs should’ve done better. Minnesota-Duluth 3-1, 3-1

No. 1 North Dakota at No. 5 Omaha
Candace: I think even the dreaded Twitter handle @RedArmyUNO would be happy if their Mavericks got a split. Omaha 4-2, North Dakota 4-1
Matthew: Easily the biggest series in the country this weekend, and it puts together two teams that have always put on entertaining games against each other. I’m not expecting anything different there this time, and I think they’ll have to both live with a split. Omaha 3-2, North Dakota 3-2

Saturday, Jam. 31

No. 9 Miami at Western Michigan
Candace: Miami has been inconsistent in the second half, and Western Michigan has been hot, but I’ll go with the visitors. Miami 3-2
Matthew: A .500 road team visits a team that’s below .500 this season at home. I’ll take the RedHawks, but this one will be close. Miami 4-3


  1. Running away with #1? That is quite the bold statement…they have the stats they do because they play the teams they do. I’m getting tired of people sugar coating Yale’s season and record. It’s not that I don’t respect teams I’m not a fan of, I just think they need to prove themselves before they can be respected.

  2. Bulldogs should’ve done better? They beat the Gophers and got smoked by the best team (that showed up) there that weekend…. BSU came to play and I don’t think anyone could have stopped them that afternoon.

      • Is this the same Ted The Red who boldy proclaimed BSU would never beat the Bulldogs, and definately wouldn’t win the cup? I think your opinion took a turn as bad as the Gopher’s season… Let me remind you that BSU had a slow start against all ranked opponents, but since have won 10 out of their last 12. They are clicking and I think it a stretch to call your Dogs better than… Another reminder, even through UMD’s great years (2011 comes to mind) BSU holds a 10-7-2 advantage…

  3. Big day today in North Dekota. Today is Hitler’s anniversary of when he became Chancellor. For a North Dekota fan, today must be like Cinco de Mayo in Mexico.

    • Pretty sure that isn’t a holiday in ND. I spent many years there and never once knew it was on this day that he came to power. You have to stop with this kind of garbage. This site is about hockey, your statement isn’t. Try again and be better next time.

      • Coach H…, Wisco (and her other 6 pseudonyms) is just trying to get under our collective skin. At least this time she got the geography correct as she has alleged UND is in SD.

        Hint: The “N” in UND is “North”…

    • Blais coached Minot High when I played for the Jays. The guy can coach and is a a great guy away from the rink. With that said Go Sioux!!!!!


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