It's my pleasure. It has been a tough final few weeks but the Bucks have put themselves in the best possible scenario for the conference tourney. They're 2-1-1 against North Dakota this season. Though it's no guarantee for next week, it is at least encouraging!
The WCHA does have a tournament. It starts next week with best-of-three series hosted by the conference's top seeds (1st-4th place). The winners move on to the single-elimination semifinals and final the following week in Minneapolis. And, yes, the conference tourney champ will get an auto bid to the NCAA tournament.
You're forgiven. I had to double check before I commented and I wrote the article. It seems like very other team in the WCHA is Minnesota Something. Minnesota, Minny State, Minny-D...
The women are actually hosting Minny State this week, but a double dip of the same opponent does happen occasionally. Though, when it does, it seems to just be quirk of scheduling since Ohio State rarely markets the series together.
Per tonight's line up sheet, Schilkey and Parran will play.
Not that I can see. In previous years you could create a log in with the Hobey website but it looks like they've done away with that now.
I don't, but if I do find out that he is ready to go you guys will be the first to know.
I couldn't find one. Healey did make contact with the Wisconsin player's head. It's possible that his reputation was an additional factor in the conference's decision. Healey has a history of Big open ice hits that flirt with the line of legality.