A couple big nonconference sweeps for the WCHA last weekend. Daver and I both picked one correctly (MSU over Minnesota Duluth) but we both picked splits for Bowling Green/Notre Dame.
This week we’re back to having all the series in the conference — including one between the two league current leaders.
Daver this season: 38-22-5
Jack this season: 52-34-8
Alabama Huntsville at Bowling Green
The Chargers finally earned their first win last week with a nice victory over Northern Michigan. Bowling Green will be a whole different challenge. Looks like a consensus Falcons sweep.
Jack: BGSU sweeps 4-2, 6-1
Daver: BGSU sweeps 5-1, 4-2
Alaska Anchorage at Michigan Tech
The Seawolves are back in the Lower 48 after splitting with Ferris State. Meanwhile, the Huskies take on their second consecutive opponent from Alaska after splitting with Fairbanks on the road. I think this could be a more entertaining series than meets the eye.
Jack: Tech wins 4-2 Friday; UAA wins 2-1 Saturday
Daver: MTU sweeps 3-1, 2-1
Alaska at Bemidji State
Not sure anybody would have guessed that this series would be between the two league leaders at this point in the season, but here we are. Sure, both Minnesota State and Bowling Green have games-in-hand over both BSU and Alaska, but both the Beavers and Nanooks are playing very well right now. Feels like a split.
Jack: BSU wins 4-2 Friday, Alaska wins 4-3 Saturday
Daver: Alaska Friday, 3-1, BSU Saturday 4-1
Lake Superior State at Minnesota State
Minnesota State has tons of momentum after that big sweep in a blizzard in Duluth. The Lakers are playing better now too, but I don’t think they’re going to be able to get points this weekend.
Jack: MSU sweeps 4-2, 5-2
Daver: MSU sweeps 4-1, 5-1