I do not know for sure. I suspect that it was just a rest day for Sauve after such a busy night on Friday. If she got banged up at all it was a smart move to sit her. She's been so phenomenal this season it's hard to remember she's coming off a double hip surgery. And she's too important to the team's second half success to risk injury against a team like Wisconsin.
Thanks. Recruiting (mans and women's) would make a good holiday break post. I'll see what I can whip up. Maybe a week from Friday so I can do the proper research.
Yup. Ohio State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Penn State all already have D-I women's hockey programs. Just need the Wolverines and Spartans to join the party.
No problem. It can be confusing. If Michigan and Michigan State would just get their acts together we could fire up a Big Ten women's hockey conference and then there wouldn't be an issue.
Cruiser is right. It's the women's overall then conference records. The top tables relate to the OSU women who are not ranked but are receiving votes in the national polls. The bottom table is for the Big Ten where the men compete. The guys' team is ranked No. 10.
That's an interesting idea but I don't think it's one the NCAA is looking to apply to its hockey tournament in the immediate future. They would either have to go to a 32 team field which would mean inviting more than 50% of all the D-I men's hockey teams or else add fewer teams and drastically restructuring of the tourney format to introduce first round byes for the top seeds. If this is even under consideration by the NCAA I expect it will be some years yet before they adopt such a big change.
Thanks for the heads up. Butterfingers got tired typing up all those goals.
Thanks, and same to you. I hope to spend it cooking up a kick butt Big Ten preview for you all.
Sleep is for the weak ;)
I appreciate any and all suggestions and second the props to the football crew. They rock.
Hey if you have another word for outshooting your opponent 46-17, winning two-thirds of the faceoffs, etc. let me know. I'll use it next time.
UConn is supposed to be around midpack in Hockey East this year and HE is supposed to field one of the best conferences in the country. The Huskies have only lost three games and all of those losses have been to teams ranked No. 14 or better. So far it's shaping up to be a pretty good season for them.