Friday reading: Features and previews

The Tigers will need a strong start to keep the boisterous Duluth crowd from energizing the defending national champs.

Forgive CC senior defenseman Gabe Guentzel if he was already a little tired before the 160-mile ( it sure seems longer)  bus trip from Minneapolis to Duluth after the Tigers missed their flight to Duluth because of Thursday morning’s snowstorm. Look for the Bulldogs to rely on a strong forecheck to put further pressure on the CC blue-liners.

Thunder Bay, Ontario is the hometown for the top senior centers for both Minnesota Duluth’s men’s and women’s hockey teams. Good article by Kevin Pates and a smart way to feature two seniors headed into a big weekend at AMSOIL Arena.

North Dakota has struggled at Denver’s Magness Arena. DU’s top freshman defenseman plans to stick with the Pioneers for a full four years. Here’s a preview of the series and the latest Through These Doors video.

Keegan Meuer is a key offensive spark for Wisconsin as the Badgers head to Bemidji State. Here’s a preview capsule on the series.

Nebraska Omaha hopes to keep ahold of fourth place with a strong series against visiting Minnesota. Like most Minnesotans, UNO’s Ryan Walters will be inspired to play against the Gophers.

A Nebraska Lincoln hockey program would be welcome.

St. Cloud State travels to Michigan Tech. The red-clad Huskies’ Brooks Bertsch and Nic Dowd will likely show up early.

Alaska Anchorage takes on rival Alaska Fairbanks for the annual Governors Cup.

Here’s some prediction by the Roman Empire and Goon’s World.

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About paisleyhockey
I am the college hockey writer for the Colorado Springs Gazette focusing on the Atlantic Hockey Association, National Collegiate Hockey Conference and Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

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